June 30, 2014, Fox News: 'The View' used to do politics; Now, after the firings, it's just a mess
June 29, 2014, China News: China to build 'brain database'
June 29, 2014, Science 20.com: Study Implicates Smog In Autism And Schizophrenia
June 29, 2014, Park Rapids (MN) Enterprise: What about fluoride?
June 27, 2014, Indianapolis Star: Families with autistic children struggle to get insurance coverage
June 27, 2014, Parade Magazine: Joe Mantegna: Why I Do Everything in Moderation (Including Moderation!)
June 27, 2014, WebMD: Routine Ultrasounds May Detect Autism in Utero"
June 27, 2014, Berkshire (VT) Eagle: Vermont school, educators sued over treatment of boy with autism
McCarthy never seemed a good fit for the program, especially given her loony crusade to show that vaccines cause autism. Shepherd had settled in nicely, but never fully lived down her first-season comment that she wasn't sure whether the earth was flat.
Howard Kurtz must not watch his own network. Alisyn Camerota gave a lot of attention to the link between vaccines and autism in her time at Fox. Would Kurtz call Camerota's coverage a "loony crusade"?
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Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder whose incidence is on the rise globally. According to official figures, about 1 million Chinese children are affected by the condition. The World Health Organization, however, said in 2008 that the country had 7.8 million autistic children.
Meanwhile, 50 percent of the global population aged over 85 has Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, there could be as many as 9 million seniors in China with the condition.
This makes as much sense as Autism Speaks genome project---and I can't wait to see what European scientists do with their Human Brain Project.
Oh...let's just call it all just "better diagnosing" and go home.
A recent paper found that exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement of part of the brain that is seen in humans who have autism and schizophrenia, and that led them to conclude that smog causes autism.
Male mice had more changes and the mice also performed poorly in tests of short-term memory, learning ability, and impulsivity.
In three sets of experiments, University of Rochester professor of Environmental Medicine Deborah Cory-Slechta and colleagues exposed mice to high levels of air pollution, what a baby would experience sitting on a highway during rush hour, in the first two weeks after birth. The mice breathed in the pollution for four hours each day (equivalent to 10 human days non-stop each time) for two four-day periods. . . . ?
This is toxic exposure AFTER BIRTH. A new UC Davis study links pesticide exposure BEFORE BIRTH.
A new Harvard study links FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER TO AUTISM.
If toxic fluoride, smog and pesticides can cause autism, then so can injecting mercury, aluminum and formaldehyde into babies and pregnant women.
But study after study is now revealing that fluoride isn't necessarily good for people and downright harmful in large doses.
Park Rapids Public Works Director Scott Burlingame said he's aware of the growing controversy over fluoride, but Park Rapids adds "very, very, very little" to its drinking water - just enough to stay within the mandate. Park Rapids uses .2 ppm (parts per million), but many cities use much more. . . .
Park Rapids dentist Jay Jorgenson has some reservations about fluorinating water, a practice that dates back to 1945 by the U.S. Public Health Service.
He passes out a leaflet that says adding fluoride to drinking water "has never been scientifically proven to prevent tooth decay nor been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for systemic use." The leaflet is put out by the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, of which Jorgenson is a member.
Could someone explain how a Harvard study linking fluoridated water to autism ... calling it "downright harmful in large doses" only shows up in a newspaper in MN?
Look at how they talk about fluoride. Doesn't this sound familiar?
Thank you for the story "Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's cuts cloud future for autism therapists." There is a very real side that impacts the family.
Imagine your child had a chronic condition that requires ongoing treatment, like diabetes, epilepsy or cystic fibrosis, and every six months you had to fight for weeks in order to continue medical treatment, even though your child's entire clinical team and physicians agree that treatment is medically necessary. This is what parents of children with autism face, if they even have access to autism coverage
State law, known as the Indiana Autism Mandate, requires that insurers cover medically necessary services for autism treatment. . . .
Instead of performing individualized, case-specific medical review before denying services, Anthem, it seems, has engaged in the process of automatically denying certain levels of service based solely upon the age of the child, forcing the family to pursue appeals. This process repeats every six months for each child.
Since insurance companies seem to be coming up with ways to avoid providing for these disabled children, it would be nice lawmakers address this. They're supposed to be there for the people of Indiana.
You have a close family, don't you? Two daughters, Mia and Gia.
Yes, we have two adult children and the oldest, Mia, who's 27, has autism. My life revolves around my family and I really value my personal life.
It's no big deal, of course. These children are everywhere and we're quite used to hearing people say this.
The prediction that, based on past increases, by 2025, the autism rate in the U.S. will be ONE IN EVERY TWO CHILDREN should have everyone's attention....
In about 10 years, if you have at least two kids, you can expect one of them to have autism. Learn the signs.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests.
A small study looking at ultrasound scans that checked for fetal defects showed that children who went on to develop ASD had greater head and abdominal sizes at around 20 weeks' in the womb than did their healthy peers.
This kind of thing has come up before and it's more fraud.
FOR SOME REASON, completely unknown to mankind, child with autism develop larger brains.
IT'S ALL PRENATAL, of course.
WHAT MORE PROOF do you want that autism is something babies are born with?
"SMALL STUDY"? ...HOW SMALL? 4? 12? 200?
It supports the idea that autism is genetic and totally unconnected to our vaccine schedule.
AND WHAT WOULD WE DO if ultrasounds could predict AUTISM? ...start ABA at birth? ....have parents start saving the $$$ they're going to need for services?
OR WOULD PARENTS, afraid of having a seriously disabled child, choose to abort these children? "
I imagine a somber doctor saying to a mom-to-be, "I'm sorry to have to tell you, but according to your ultra-sound, there's a good chance your baby will develop autism. Here's information on early intervention...learn the signs."
Four years ago Ari Ne'eman was covered in the news saying how wrong this was.
BUT I SUPPOSE when all we seem to be able to do about autism is to call for awareness and services and pretend this is nothing new-----prenatal testing makes sense. SO, where do we go from here?
A lawsuit has been filed against the Bennington School District over an incident last year when an audio recording revealed an 8-year-old boy with autism was called "a dumbass kid with autism," secluded in a room at school, and told to clean his urine from the floor, allegedly by school employees.
It's so hard to understand these abuse stories and they make me so angry. I've worked with dozens of autistic children over the last ten years, individually and in the classroom.
(Some were very difficult, as you can imagine.)
BUT I looked at each of them and said, "How would I want someone to treat my son/daughter?" And that's what I do.
EVERY TEACHER, PARA, AND BUS DRIVER SHOULD BE TOLD TO ASK THEMSELVES THAT SAME QUESTION.
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.