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  • Down to the last detail: How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art

    06/03/2018 10:16:09 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    University of York ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Department of Archaeology
    The ability to focus on detail, a common trait among people with autism, allowed realism to flourish in Ice Age art, according to researchers at the University of York. Around 30,000 years ago realistic art suddenly flourished in Europe. Extremely accurate depictions of bears, bison, horses and lions decorate the walls of Ice Age archaeological sites such as Chauvet Cave in southern France. Why our ice age ancestors created exceptionally realistic art rather than the very simple or stylised art of earlier modern humans has long perplexed researchers. Many have argued that psychotropic drugs were behind the detailed illustrations. The...
  • 12-year-old boy with autism arrested for brandishing imaginary rifle at Texas school

    (KUTV) — A 12-year-old autistic boy was placed in a Juvenile Detention Center on Monday after brandishing an imaginary rifle at his art teacher, FOX 26 reports. The 5th grade teacher reportedly felt threatened by the child, identified as David Sims, who was arrested by a school police officer. "She (the officer) just put handcuffs on me and told me I need to go with her," Sims said. "They just said, 'We don't tolerate that. We take it as a threat,'" said Amy Sims, the boy's mother. "A threat? He didn't threaten anyone. He didn't do anything but play." Amy...
  • The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter 4 autistic children(trunc)

    05/12/2018 4:08:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ ^ | 5/11/18 | Peter Devlin and Charlie Moore and Daniel Piotrowski and Max Margan and Emily Pidgeon
    PICTURED: The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children in horror murder-suicide - as police say his former son-in-law was not involved Grandfather Peter Miles is suspected of murdering his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children They were all found dead at the family farm in Osmington, 15km from Western Australia's Margaret River It is believed Peter Miles, called police at 5am (local time) before turning the gun on himself Children's father Aaron Cockman, is not being investigated by police despite marriage breakup with his wifePolice reportedly suspect a grandfather of...
  • The "Open Question" On Vaccines and Autism

    04/22/2018 7:17:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 12, 2008 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Perhaps the most puzzling thing about autism and ADD is that more than a decade into this public health crisis, our best, smartest government scientists and public health officials still say they have no idea what's causing it. Scary stuff, when parents having a child today realize there's at least an estimated 1 in 150 chance their child will have an autism disorder (1 in 90 if it's a boy). While the government has been utterly unable to stop it, or even tell us what is causing it, they say they do know one thing: it's not vaccines. But today,...
  • Thousands Lose Right to Vote Under 'Incompetence' Laws

    03/25/2018 10:00:06 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 59 replies
    The Pew Charitable Trusts ^ | March 21, 2018 | Matt Vasilogambros
    "Like many people with autism, Greg Demer is bright but has difficulty communicating. He has a passion for the history of military aircraft, but he can’t quite keep up a conversation with new people. When he meets someone, he’ll quote from movies or ask them about their favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. His mother, Linda Demer, worried that he wouldn’t be able to make complicated decisions about his finances and health care once he turned 18. So, in 2005, a judge in Los Angeles, where they live, granted her conservatorship over Greg. “I wanted to protect him,” she said of...
  • Brain development disorders in children linked to environmental toxins

    03/25/2018 4:57:23 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 33 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 25, 2018 | Bilel Mughal
    Exposures of pregnant women and children to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders, according to a review published in Endocrine Connections. The review describes how numerous, common chemicals can interfere with normal thyroid hormone actions, which are essential for normal brain development in foetuses and young children, and suggests a need for greater public health intervention. We have reviewed the documented exposures of pregnant women and children to mixtures of thyroid-hormone-disrupting chemicals and propose that the data sets provide a plausible link to the recent increased incidence of neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism...
  • False beliefs about MMR vaccine found to influence acceptance of Zika vaccine: ...and autism --

    03/17/2018 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 55 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 15, 2018 | Yotam Ophir
    The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, found that people's erroneous beliefs about an association between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism were a predictor of people's lessened intention to get a Zika vaccine. The study also found that people's perceptions of the severity of the Zika virus as well as their general belief in the power of science to solve problems increased their intention to get the vaccine. "When a new disease arises, people who lack understanding of the new threat may extrapolate from their knowledge of other diseases," said Yotam Ophir. "We found...
  • Els for Autism: An Awesome Day at Old Palm

    03/13/2018 2:08:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 13, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday was the annual Ernie Els for Autism charity golf tournament, and it’s always held at Old Palm. Ernie puts this tournament on in conjunction with my old buddy Marvin Shanken of Cigar Aficionado and Wine Spectator magazines. The beneficiary of this is an autism school and center that Ernie and his wife Liezl have started up, and it’s gotten bigger than they ever dreamed it would be, as has this tournament. It attracts PGA Tour pros from all over the state of Florida, on a day off for them, and it attracts a lot of donors. And it’s...
  • Duke Historian Trivializes Autism

    02/19/2018 12:51:25 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 15, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Duke University historian Nancy MacLean, not content to do slap and tickle histories, has gone on to trivialize a malady that afflicts millions. "Nancy MacLean, the Duke University historian who wrote Democracy in Chains, the deeply conspiratorial and much-criticized biography of public choice economist James Buchanan, told an audience in New York last week that Buchanan and other early leaders of the limited-government movement 'seem to be on the autism spectrum,'" Robby Soave reports on Reason.com. "According to MacLean, there is a connection between autism and libertarianism, and that connection is not feeling 'solidarity or empathy,' and having 'kind of...
  • Finally, There May Be a Blood Test for Autism

    02/19/2018 10:16:08 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 49 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 19 2018 - 10:36am | Dr. Timothy Boyer Ph.D.
    Are you concerned that your child might be autistic and want to know right away? Here is the latest in autism research that could be helpful in answering your questions including a possible blood test for Autism. Health experts are in agreement that the sooner you and your pediatrician know whether your child is autistic, the better are their chances of receiving the help they need to aid their social and mental development. Unfortunately, however, diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult, and is primarily done by observing a child's behavior and development to make a diagnosis. A diagnosis...
  • Cops Called on Parents Whose Autistic 5-Year-Old Son's Hair Was Too Messy

    02/12/2018 11:31:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 107 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 12, 2018 | Lenore Skenazy
    "The parents of special needs children are especially vulnerable to state intervention."This mom's story in The Washington Post will kick anyone in the gut. Texas writer May Cobb was out for a day with her mom, her husband, and their autistic 5-year-old who, miraculously, was doing great. By great, Cobb explained, she meant he had not had a single meltdown during the hour they were at a park and on the boardwalk near Lady Bird Lake in Austin. He hadn't stripped off all his clothes, and he wasn't banging his head over and over again. Sure, his hair was messy—his...
  • Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

    02/08/2018 11:48:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | by Amy Ellis Nutt February 8 at 2:00 PM Email the author
    Many studies have identified variations in the genetic code that seem to be more common in people with psychiatric disorders. This approach goes a step further to show how genes are more or less active in the brains of people with various conditions. The study confirmed that genetic variations contributed to the patterns of activity in the brains, but as the authors wrote, “there is undoubtedly a contribution from environmental effects.” Psychiatric disorders have some overlapping symptoms, making them difficult to diagnose. The molecular signatures in the new study suggested that schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism have dysfunctional synapses, the points of...
  • Dying Nation

    12/20/2017 8:26:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/20/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    "We do not need to go to war with America. America is committing collective suicide," Vladimir Putin told his assembly members recently. "We just have to wait until they are all in the psychiatric hospital," the Russian President said. Putin pointed to the "way they are using electricity" to define what he sees as a death spiral trend for the country that once considered the Russian threat to be at an end. International authority on the dangers of electromagnetic fields (EMF), Dr. Dietrick Klinghardt says America is racing itself to extinction because of three horrible, self-imposed threats, namely Autism, Alzheimer's...
  • Autism, Vaccines, Heavy Metals, Mercury & Chelation Wellness

    12/17/2017 9:14:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    PsycheTruth ^ | Published on Jun 29, 2008 | Redia Gleis
    Autism, Vaccines, Heavy Metals, Mercury & Chelation Wellness
  • Study Links Autism to Vaccines Made With Cells From Aborted Babies

    12/17/2017 6:24:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Sep 9, 2014 | Katie Doan
    A new study published in the September 2014 volume of the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology reveals a significant correlation between autism disorder (AD) and MMR, Varicella (chickenpox) and Hepatitis-A vaccines. Using statistical analysis and data from the US Government, UK, Denmark and Western Australia, scientists at Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI) found that increases in autistic disorder correspond with the introduction of vaccines using human fetal cell lines and retroviral contaminants. vaccineEven more alarming, Dr Theresa Deisher, lead scientist and SCPI founder noted that, “Not only are the human fetal contaminated vaccines associated with autistic disorder throughout the...
  • Causes of Autism

    12/17/2017 4:39:27 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 289 replies
    Mayo Clinic ^ | NA | Mayo Clinic Staff
    Autism spectrum disorder has no single known cause. Given the complexity of the disorder, and the fact that symptoms and severity vary, there are probably many causes. Both genetics and environment may play a role. Genetics. Several different genes appear to be involved in autism spectrum disorder. For some children, autism spectrum disorder can be associated with a genetic disorder, such as Rett syndrome or fragile X syndrome. For other children, genetic changes (mutations) may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. Still other genes may affect brain development or the way that brain cells communicate, or they may determine...
  • James Comey is tweeting again, this time quoting the chief Nuremberg prosecutor

    12/16/2017 6:46:12 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 124 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Greg P.
    James Comey is tweeting again, this time quoting Robert H. Jackson, a former Attorney General, Supreme Court Justice and the chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials after WWII: James Comey ✔@Comey “[T]he citizen’s safety lies in the prosecutor . . . who serves the law and not factional purposes” Robert H. Jackson (former Attorney General, Supreme Court Justice, chief Nuremberg prosecutor) 12:34 PM - Dec 15, 2017 2,025 Replies 13,885 Retweets 40,002 likes Subtle.
  • New study: Massive Aluminum levels in Autism brains, is this the smoking gun for vaccines?

    11/28/2017 9:23:20 AM PST · by Coffee_drinker · 87 replies
    “A new paper (Crepeaux et al.) by the Gherardi research group in France reports important results on the toxicity and transport of aluminum (Al) adjuvant in mice. This single study is especially valuable because it looked at many outcomes: behavioral effects, immune (microglial) activation in the brain, and Al transport into the brain. The study tested dosages of 200 , 400 and 800 mcg/Kg, injected intramuscularly (IM). The Al adjuvant used was AlOH (brand name Alhydrogel), the most common vaccine adjuvant in use today. It is used in the tetanus, Hep A, Hep B, HiB, pneumococcal, meningococcal, and anthrax vaccines....
  • Mother Wins $12 Million in Wrongful Birth Lawsuit, Wishes Her Son With Autism Had Been Aborted

    11/24/2017 3:48:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 24, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Another mother recently won a huge lawsuit after arguing that she would have aborted her unborn son if she had known he had special needs before birth. A British judge awarded Omodele Meadows Ł9 million (about $12 million) for the “wrongful birth” of her son, Adejuwon, who has autism and a severe form of hemophilia, the Metro reports. Meadows argued that she loves her son, but she would have had him aborted if her doctors had done their jobs and informed her that she carried a hemophilia gene that could be passed on to her children. Adejuwon was born in...
  • The woman who can’t forget (Some people can remember every single event in their life)

    11/08/2017 7:44:55 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/08/2017 | Sarah Keating
    ---SNIP--- Considering most people’s earliest memories don’t start until around the age of four, it would be easy to assume that Sharrock’s description was a nostalgic daydream, rather than a real memory. But then again, the 27-year-old from Brisbane, Australia doesn’t have a memory like most people – she has been diagnosed with a rare syndrome called ‘Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory’, or HSAM, also known as hyperthymesia. This unique neurological condition means that Sharrock can recall every single thing she did on any given date.