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A few details from Brian Deer’s declaration by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Brian Deer’s declaration in the anti-SLAPP motion presents an interesting narrative of the history of the investigation into Andrew Wakefield’s MMR project. Of course ... Read on »
A few points about Steve Walker’s measles/autism study by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Michael Fitzpatrick is a general practitioner and autism parent in the U.K. who has been countering misinformation for over a decade. His books include Defeating Autism: ... Read on »
A fishing expedition at Vaccine Court by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has a section devoted to adjudicating claims of vaccine injury . This is often referred to as the “Vaccine Court”. Individuals or their ... Read on »
A GPS for the Developing Human Brain by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In his Director’s Blog, Tom Insel of NIMH has a piece “ A GPS for the Developing Human Brain “. I found the piece very interesting in terms of mapping gene expression ... Read on »
A greater acceptance by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum “I don’t subscribe to the notion of the ‘perfect human being’ and found the idea of selecting one child in preference to another abhorrent.” A survey by the Down’s Sy ... Read on »
A look at the financials for Generation Rescue and the Strategic Autism Initiative by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Generation Rescue is a well known charity with a focus on alternative therapies for autism and promoting the idea that vaccines cause autism. The Strategic Autism Initiat ... Read on »
A look back on autism blogging by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A post on Autism Street is entitled “ Epilogue “. In it, Do’C gives a look backwards on his experiences online in the past few years. Autism Street was one of my mainst ... Read on »
A moral framework for genetic testing by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Today’s meeting of the Human Genetics Commission consultative panel was both informative and reassuring. Informative because some of the leading professionals gave of their ... Read on »
A multicenter blinded analysis indicates no association between chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There was much discussion of the possible imprtance of the xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) in conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic ... Read on »
A Multisite Study of the Clinical Diagnosis of Different Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This study came out towards the end of last year. Given the current interest in the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and how they may impact the numbers of individuals diagnose ... Read on »
A Nasty Little Franchise by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Wakefield may have the highest public profile but he is just one of many who seek to profit from autism and he is by no means the worst. Remember ... Read on »
A Neurodiversity FAQ by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Following Ari Ne’eman’s interview in Newsweek being published yesterday, a storm of blog posts about him, autism and neurodiversity in general have appeared. There is a seri ... Read on »
A paper retraction and a strange blog post by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum My pubmed email alerts had a retraction notice recently. Enhanced Polyubiquitination of Shank3 and NMDA Receptor in a Mouse Model of Autism now shows “retracted”. Per ... Read on »
A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The National Institute of Mental Health in the U.S. has put out a short book (27 pages) to inform parents about Autism. A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder can ... Read on »
A pediatrician’s bill of rights by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Since the publication of Dr. Offit’s Autism’s False Prophets, there has been the first signs of a pediatric fight back to the unending anti-vaccinationism of Team McCarrey e ... Read on »
A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the U.S. Population is the latest in a long series of studies purporting to ... Read on »
A post about vaccines by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Vaccines save lives. Lack of vaccines cost lives. People telling you not to vaccinate or to vaccinate selectively like health is a commodity in a ... Read on »
A quicker guide to the ‘Green Vaccines’ Initiative by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Some music to accompany this entry. Over at AoA, Kent Heckenlively must be making the rest of the crew nervoous. Maybe you haven’t read his brand new idea for making ... Read on »
A rare opportunity: a congressional autism hearing by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A hearing is scheduled for next week by the a committee of the U.S. House of representatives: the Committee on Oversight & Government Refiorm. The Committee’s hearing is e ... Read on »
A reader request that won’t be honored by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The idea that the anthrax vaccine should be tested on children in case it is needed in the future following a bioterrorism attack is controversial. I was waiting to ... Read on »