Questions tagged [autism]

Use this tag for questions with claims about autism and its causes

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Is any special diet an effective treatment of autism?

Treatment Ratings for Autism claims that basically any special diet is an effective treatment of autism. Is this true? From the study, The following data have been collected from the more than 27,...
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Dose milk give or worsen autism? [duplicate]

Apparently so, according to PETA [...] scientific studies have shown that many autistic kids improve dramatically when put on a diet free of dairy “products”. One study of 20 children found a major ...
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Does a dairy-free diet reduce autistic behaviour?

PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) suggest the existence of a link between milk consumption and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (see here on the PETA website). More research is needed, ...
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Can dogs have autism?

From Alex Griswold, 2.3K RTs, 3.2K Likes: Brooklyn hipsters aren't vaccinating their dogs because they think it'll give them dog autism, which does not exist [Link to https://twitter.com/...
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Does circumcision cause autism?

I got this on my Facebook wall this morning, titled Circumcision, Pain, and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders The Findings Across the entire sample, the risk of developing an ASD is 46% ...
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Are there 130 Research papers supporting Vaccine/Autism Causation? [duplicate]

According to this compilation by Ginger Taylor, MS, there are 130 research papers supporting vaccine/autism causation. Do all (or at least most) of these papers support the conclusion that one or ...
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Is there correlation between vaccination rates and autism diagnosis?

I came across the below infographic that shows increasing vaccinations and autism diagnosis rates over time. This implication of this infographic is that as vaccination rates go up so does autism. I ...
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Is GcMAF effective against Cancer and Autism?

There is a glycoprotein globulin made naturally in the human body called Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor, or GcMAF for short. Recently, it's become one of those purported "miracle ...
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Does taking paracetamol when pregnant cause autism?

A 2016 scientific report suggests that taking the painkiller paracetamol (also called acetaminophen in some countries) may cause autism or hyperactivity in children if taken while pregnant. This ...
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Do the Amish have a lower rate of autism? [closed]

This 2006 article - after making conjectures about autism and vaccinations suggests that autism rates might be lower for (unvaccinated) Amish children, and offers some anecdotal evidence: "I have ...
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Do glyphosate-based herbicides cause autism?

I just read this article on a 'health news' site: http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/mit-researcher-glyphosate-herbicide-will-cause-half-of-all-children-to-have-autism-by-2025/#sthash.C8EWLSzN.gbpl In ...
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Does this study show the CDC has covered up an autism/thimerosal link?

Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research Purporting to Show Thimerosal in Vaccines Is Safe is a study that questions the position of the United States Centers for Disease Control ...
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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. D....
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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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Is Chelation therapy effective 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 ...