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Autism center targeted by arsonist receiving generous grant by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Or, how not to write the title to a news story. A Las Vegas TV station has a story, Autism center targeted by arsonist receiving generous grant . Of course they mean ... Read on »
Jenny McCarthy, shilling for big tobacco by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Not my usual style for an article title, I know, but I couldn’t think of any other way to say this.  Jenny McCarthy is now advertising for Blu e-cigarettes. Blu is owned b ... Read on »
The Amish may not be a great population for a vaccinated/unvaccinated study by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The recent attempt to legislate brought back the subject of the Amish, vaccination and autism. It’s an old idea, made popular by a journalist whose work was, shall we say ... Read on »
Temple Grandin’s Mother really bad article by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Temple Grandin is arguably the most famous autistic alive. Her mother has recently written an article that I am at a loss for words in how to discuss. The article is “Au ... Read on »
Could schools be doing more to identify autistic kids? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Autism is supposed to present before age 3. One might then think that most autistics would be diagnosed by age three, but this is not the case. The average age of diagno ... Read on »
Another attempt at legislating an autism-vaccine study by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Last week someone forwarded to me an email from the SafeMinds lobbyist. SafeMinds promotes the idea that vaccines, and specifically thimerosal which was formerly in vaccin ... Read on »
Jenny McCarthy angling for a spot on The View? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I don’t spend much time following celebrities. Jenny McCarthy was, for a time, an exception. She became the number one spokesperson for the idea that vaccines cause auti ... 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 »
IACC meeting next Tuesday (July 9) by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will meet next week (Tuesday, July 9). The agenda looks quite interesting. Dr. James Perrin, president of ... Read on »
Financial documents for the Canary Party by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There seems to be a large number of groups promoting the idea that vaccines cause autism. A large number of groups who share the same principle members. SafeMinds, the N ... Read on »
Comment on “Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As a graduate student I once watched a speaker at a conference give a clearly bad talk. My advisor was next to me and when the talk was opened for questions I asked him w ... Read on »
Autism prevalence in Iceland 1.2% by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Years back (2007 to be exact) an autistic blogger wrote a piece “ Moving Toward a New Consensus Prevalence of 1% or Higher “. In the late 1990′s, studies had come out sho ... Read on »
Autism is more prevalent in urban areas by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When my kid was first diagnosed autistic I was presented with the idea of the “autism epidemic”. There was a great deal of discussion at that time about the rising number ... Read on »
Bullying leads to suicidal behavior by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The study below is not directly related to autism but when the press release showed up in my inbox I knew I had to write about it. In a fact sheet put out as part of t ... Read on »
Is autism associated with violent criminal activity? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Short answer: no. Just in case you don’t want to read through my introduction or skip down to the abstract below. Whenever there is a major news story involving, say, ... Read on »
Book Review: Do you believe in magic? The science and nonsense of alternative medicine. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The name Paul Offit is fairly well known in the autism communities. He has spent considerable time countering the false idea that the rise in autism diagnoses seen in the ... Read on »
Wakefield dodges debate – again by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The following comment was submitted to the Age of Autism blog but not approved: Dr Wakefield is being disingenuous. In an earlier video posted on Age of Autism, he o ... Read on »
Mark Geier loses his last medical license by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum At one time, Mark Geier held licenses in 12 different states. Not any more. Until recently he had a license in Hawaii, but no longer. Per Todd W at Harpocrates Speaks: ... Read on »
Currently, there is insufficient evidence to support instituting a gluten-free diet as a treatment... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Perhaps the most commonly cited alternative therapy approach for autism is the gluten free/casein free diet. The idea was promoted largely based on the “leaky gut” and “o ... Read on »
Autism not linked to Lyme disease by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There are many hypotheses of what causes autism.  Many.  Among those is that autism is caused by Lyme disease . Lyme disease is caused by infections of bacteria spread by ... Read on »