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Studies on the autism-vaccine hypothesis by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 14 Apr 2011 8:41pm Below is a collection of studies which the American Academy of Pediatrics put together on the autism/vaccine question. Why bring this up now? Because with the indictment of Poul Thorsen, I’ve read a number of comments where people are claiming that he worked on the study that debunked the connection. Hardly. Going through these quickly, I ... Read on »
Seafood Consumption and Blood Mercury Concentrations in Jamaican Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 12 Apr 2012 6:03pm In yet another study on mercury and autism, a team from the University of Texas has investigated blood mercury levels in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). In Seafood Consumption and Blood Mercury Concentrations in Jamaican Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders they report that “After controlling for the child’s fre ... Read on »
Two clinical trials for autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Mar 2010 2:47pm I am, and will continue to be, highly critical of therapies used to treat autistics (typically children) which are potentially dangerous and which are hyped beyond any actual proof. Since many often misinterpret this to say that I am against any treatment of autistics, I thought I would discuss two clinical trials caug ... Read on »
Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Dec 2010 7:52pm A recent paper from the MIND Institute , published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) entitled Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism caused a bit of a stir. One which is far beyond what is supported by the paper’s conclusions or data, I will add. The study is very small: 10 autistic children and 10 controls. The a ... Read on »
Vaccines and Autism - What Do Epidemiological Studies Really Tell Us? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 May 2011 12:00am (Managing Editor's Note: this report is available in .pdf (Vaccines and Autism Epidemiology HERE ) “We have 16 studies already that clearly state that vaccines do not cause autism.” -- Amy Pisani, Executive Director, Every Child By Two “16 studies have shown no causal association between vaccines and autism, and t ... Read on »
Are blood mercury levels an important metric in autism? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 25 Oct 2009 11:01pm A recent study shows that autistic children do not have more mercury in their blood than typical children. When it came out I didn’t have time to discuss it. I have some time now, and other people have blogged it, so I decided it was time to address some thoughts here. The study, from the U.C. Davis MIND Institute: Blood Mercury Concentr ... Read on »
Recent autism abstracts in Pubmed by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 16 Dec 2010 2:35pm Pubmed is an amazing resource. It is a Public Medical library of abstracts (and some articles) in the medical literature. I have a search set up so that I get emails with recent articles with the subject “autism”. I try to obtain some of the articles and discuss them here. This is not based on what I perceive to be the “best” or “most imp ... Read on »
Autism Society Canada Rejects Evidence Based Approach To Autism Treatment And Fails Autistic Children by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:30pm Recent statements by current Autism Society Canada President Kathleen Provost to a Montreal Gazette reporter have me asking again what the ASC actually does to help autistic Canadians? When the ASC can not even tell the Canadian public in a forthright manner what numerous American state and professional agencies have told us for years ... Read on »
AutismOne throws their support behind the Geiers in “Autism Science Digest” by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 15 Jun 2011 9:14pm When news came out about the legal troubles Mark and David Geier are facing, there was some hope expressed that maybe, just maybe, some of the groups that have supported the father/son team would take the chance to distance themselves. The Generation Rescue/Autism One conference was at that time still in the future, and the Geiers were sched ... Read on »
Awaiting Autism Prevalence Numbers: What Did the CDC Know and When Did They Know It? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Mar 2014 12:00am Managing Editor's Note:  New CDC autism prevalence numbers due out later today. Mark Blaxill wrote this in 2009. How many children have been diagnosed in 5 years? By Mark Blaxill With the recent announcement of the "largest ever" study to investigate the causes of autism, run through Kaiser Permanente (the HMO that lost vacci ... Read on »