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  • Studies help explain link between autism, severe infection during pregnancy

    09/22/2017 2:08:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    MIT News ^ | September 13, 2017 | Anne Trafton
    Mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School shed more light on this phenomenon and identify possible approaches to preventing it. In research on mice, the researchers found that the composition of bacterial populations in the mother’s digestive tract can influence whether maternal infection leads to autistic-like behaviors in offspring. They also discovered the specific brain changes that produce these behaviors. “We identified a very discrete brain region that seems to be modulating all...
  • Aggressive Vaccination Protocol Causing Autism in American Infants

    09/03/2017 8:44:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 118 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/3/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    One in every two babies born in the USA will be affected by autism in just 15 years if the current statistical curve continues unabated, according to a seven part docu-series! (go2.thetruthaboutvaccines.com) Our rates of autism currently are at one in 45 children per year being written in on the autism spectrum nightmare. Even though we are the most vaccinated, we have the worst infant mortality rate, at rank #34 in world statistics for infant deaths. "The US gets the most vaccinations in the world," continues the series, narrated by Ty Bollinger. Our infants receive 26 "vaxxs" up to their...
  • Autism Risk Linked to Herpes Infection During Pregnancy

    07/10/2017 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 11 replies
    Laboratoryequipment.com/news ^ | 2/22/2017 | Columbia University's School of public health
    Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The study is the first to provide immunological evidence on the role of gestational infection in autism, reporting an association between maternal anti-herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) antibodies and risk for ASD in offspring. Results appear in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "We...
  • Vaccine Protocols Killing America’s Children; Autism on the Rise

    07/02/2017 8:49:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 82 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/2/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    After they suffered the loss of their 5 month old son who died one day after receiving eight vaccines, the broken hearted parents are taking up the cause of infant and childhood vaccine death and injuries to fight for America's most helpless and vulnerable victims. Unbelievably, the hospital cremated the infant and ruled Matthew's death was "UNDETERMINED." The couple's lawyer would not let the baby's mother Crystal view the autopsy report which "was one of the most difficult to look at" even though the lawyer had seen many autopsy reports. The parents had to wait well over two years to...
  • Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism

    05/26/2017 1:48:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | University of California - San Diego
    In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism. This is a colorized transmission electron micrograph of cellular mitochondria, which produce a small molecule called ATP. Inside cells, ATP serves as an energy source but released outside the cell, it acts as a danger signal. Suramin inhibits the signaling function of ATP, eliminating the cell...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Regime Change by Any Other Name?

    05/24/2017 3:29:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election. There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor, once Trump was elected, did transgendered people begin killing themselves in alarming numbers. Nor were there mass resignations at the State Department upon his inauguration. Nor did Donald Trump seek an order to “ban all Muslims” from entering the U.S. Instead, he temporarily sought a suspension in visas for everyone, regardless of religion, from seven Middle Eastern states that the Obama administration had earlier identified as...
  • British man who tried to assassinate Donald Trump is free, leaves country

    05/05/2017 11:43:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | May 5, 2017 | Douglas Perry
    Michael Sandford stopped calling his mother last May. He was in a foreign country, unemployed and living out of a car, but he had a plan. He had learned how to shoot a gun. He wanted to kill Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The autistic 20-year-old British man set out from California at about the same time his mother, Lynne, reported him as missing. In June, Sandford showed up at a Trump rally in Las Vegas. As the candidate spoke before a raucous crowd, the Briton moved close to the stage. He noticed a holstered gun strapped to a policeman's...
  • Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota's Measles Outbreak

    05/04/2017 7:46:46 AM PDT · by posterchild · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | May 3, 2017 | Mark Zdechlik
    Health officials in Minnesota have been scrambling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened primarily Somali-American children in the state. So far health officials have identified 34 cases, still mostly in Hennepin County, and they're worried there will be more. In Minnesota, the vast majority of kids under two get vaccinated against measles. But state health officials say most Somali-American 2-year-olds have not had the vaccine — about six out of ten. As the outbreak spreads, that statistic worries health officials, including Michael Osterholm, who directs the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
  • 10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

    04/21/2017 8:18:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 184 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard, CNN
    CNN)When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. "I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while recording the incident on her phone. In the video, John appears distraught, and yells some profanities. Luanne is heard in the video speaking...
  • What you think you know about autism might be a lie

    04/20/2017 12:20:41 PM PDT · by azkathy · 100 replies
    Metro.US ^ | April 17, 2017 | Sheila Dougherty
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of every 68 children born in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Though all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups are affected by ASD, myths and misunderstandings still persist in media, schools and workplaces — that childhood vaccines are a cause has been disproved, yet the rumor refuses to die. April is World Autism Awareness month, so we spoke with Dr. Joseph Buxbaum, a molecular geneticist and neurobiologist who directs the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai Health System, to separate fact from fiction. What...
  • Julia, a Girl Muppet With Autism, Makes the Move to TV’s ‘Sesame Street’

    03/20/2017 11:47:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes – and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang. Look: On this friendliest of streets (actually Studio J at New York’s Kaufman Astoria Studios, where “Sesame Street” lives) Julia is about to play a game with Oscar, Abby and Grover. In this scene being taped for airing next season, these Muppet chums have been challenged...
  • 4-Year-Old Girl With Autism Saved by Two Boys After Almost Drowning in Creek

    02/20/2017 4:14:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2017 | KATRINA BUTCHER
    A 4-year-old with autism is back with her parents after she was saved from almost drowning in a creek. Officials say the little girl, Melody, had wandered away from home and accidentally fell into the creek. The mother told KDAF she had left for work, and her husband did not realize the little girl had left the home. "She went out on an adventure. She's likes to do that. She's got autism, and we just found out about it. She just likes to wander off and do her own thing sometimes," said Melody's mother. Thanks to the help of two...
  • Trump asks about autism in educators meeting

    02/14/2017 12:35:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-14-17 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump quizzed a school principal about autism during a meeting with educators at the White House on Tuesday. “Have you seen a big increase in the autism with the children?” Trump asked Jane Quenneville, the principal of a Virginia public school specializing in special education. Quenneville responded that she has, and noted her school “has shifted its population” to accommodate more students with autism. “So what’s going on with autism?” Trump asked. “When you look at the tremendous increase, it’s really such an incredible — it’s really a horrible thing to watch, the tremendous amount of increase. Do you...
  • Betsy DeVos wants “choice” for special needs kids (trunc.)

    02/08/2017 9:56:44 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/6/2017 | Susan C. Margolin
    My son slides under the daybed, flattening his sprawling limbs in all directions across the dusty floor, then retracting them with a jerk. “I’m making myself invisible!” he declares. He knows our news is unwelcome. Don’t let him think it’s because of him, his doctor had coached. Crouching, I reach my hand to stroke his arm — a gesture I realize is not enough to comfort a boy whose body short circuits with uncertainty. My husband and I tell him: You can’t start second grade tomorrow. We’re leaving Singapore. We’re moving to America. We don’t know when. It will be...
  • Adjuvant Load Vaccines and the Link to Symptoms of Autism in Children

    01/18/2017 8:46:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/18/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When President Elect Trump tweets, the world turns. He revealed his opinions about vaccines way back on 3-28-14, when he said: "Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes-AUTISM. Many such cases." Six months later he further clarified his concerns with this tweet: "I'm not against vaccinations for your children, I'm against them in 1 massive dose. Spread them out over a period of time and autism will drop." Now, Robert Kennedy, Jr. may well bring to the forefront the fears of many parents dealing with the autism situation....
  • Vaccinations: Who Calls the Shots?

    01/13/2017 7:54:34 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 45 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 May 2016 | Liza Greve
    Vaccine choice — whether to give one’s own children vaccines for various viral maladies — has become a household topic, even working its way into the presidential debates. The debate has been characterized by most media and many politicians as a fight between those who are concerned about public health and those who ignorantly disregard public safety, and endanger others via their decisions not to inoculate, because of overblown fears of vaccine dangers. But the controversy has not been accurately presented. As someone who has been on the front lines fighting for parental choice, it’s apparent to me that it...
  • autism/vaccine expert on Coast to Coast A.M.

    01/12/2017 11:12:45 PM PST · by Boowhoknew · 83 replies
    A expert who is discussing causal studies on autism the CDC has covered up is on Coast to Cpoast right now 1:00 am 1/13/2017
  • Trump puts RFK Jr – who has railed against vaccines - in charge of commission on vaccine safety

    01/11/2017 9:57:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/11/2017 | By GEOFF EARLE, DEPUTY U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped a Kennedy – and a vaccine skeptic – to run a new commission on the safety of vaccines. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revealed his new role after a meeting at Trump Tower on Tuesday. He said Trump had asked him to head a commission on 'vaccine safety and scientific integrity' and that he had agreed to do so. Both Trump and Kennedy have have raised suspicions about vaccines despite their overwhelming support among scientists and physicians as a way to prevent the spread of deadly diseases that can infect infants and other children when the...
  • Donald Trump to meet with vaccine skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr.

    01/10/2017 10:49:53 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 10, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump will meet with Robert Kennedy Jr., a prominent vaccine skeptic, on Tuesday. According to incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer, the two will discuss “the issues pertaining to vaccines and immunizations.” Kennedy, the eldest son of liberal icon Sen. Robert Kennedy, was best known as an environmental advocate before increasingly devoting his time to the supposed dangers of vaccines. Mr. Trump has repeatedly shared his belief that there is a link between vaccines and autism. “I am totally in favor of vaccines,” Mr. Trump said in a 2015 GOP primary debate. “But I want smaller doses...
  • Girl With Autism Takes Internet by Storm With ‘Hallelujah’ Rendition

    12/24/2016 11:31:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2016
    A 10-year-old girl with autism who was too shy to speak in class a year ago has taken the internet by storm with her powerful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The video of Kaylee Rodgers, who attends the Killard House School in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, has amassed millions of views on social media after it was posted on YouTube Dec. 19.