A neurophysiological disorder typically characterized by impairment of social interaction/function and communication. Autism is classified as a Spectrum Disorder because it encompasses a very wide and often disparate variety of symptoms. While there has been no definitive cause identified, there ...

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Did a US court rule that the MMR vaccine causes autism?

The question of whether MMR vaccines cause autism has been addressed already on Skeptics.SE, and then again when new documents came to light. This question is not about rehashing those facts, but is ...
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Is Autism in Children frequently due to low Glutathione Levels?

GlutathioneForHealth: Autistic children have 50% less intracellular glutathione than other children), which is why they have so much trouble detoxifing vaccines, medications, environmental toxins, ...
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Do vaccines cause “hypertoxicity”?

A friend recently posted this on their facebook: Vaccines don't cause autism. They cause hypertoxicity which leads to neurological impairment, and cell death. DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS! ~Dr. ...
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Are there large scale studies investigating relationship between IQ and autism spectrum disorders (especially Aspergers)?

There's a lately-somewhat-widely held belief that there's a strong correlation (and to a certain extent, a fairly obvious causation) between Asperger's syndrome (or Autism spectrum disorders in ...
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Are there any other studies (besides the discredited Wakefield studies) that have found a link between vaccination and autism?

Wakefield's study from 1998 is now refuted as fraudulent, however there must have been subsequent research by others looking for a link between vaccines and autism. Did any of this research find a ...
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Chelation therapy for autism

Especially in connection with claims that thiomersal in vaccines is responsible for cases of autism, I've read that removing mercury through chelation can help autistic children. Is there evidence ...
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Is there an autism epidemic?

The number of diagnosed cases of autism has increased substantially in the last decades as seen in the following graph. Bar chart of the number (per 1,000 U.S. resident children aged 6–17) of ...
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How dangerous is thiomersal (thimerosal)?

Some people blame the preservative thiomersal in vaccines for all kinds of illnesses, but mainly for autism. As thiomersal is a mercury compound, there is some plausibility in suspecting it may cause ...