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Do the symptoms of autism resemble mercury poisoning?

The major symptoms of chronic mercury poisoning in children, according to the Centers for Disease Control: Tremors in extremities. Impaired motor control, manifesting as difficulty walking. Weakness. ...
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Is there correlation between vaccination rates and autism diagnosis?

Number of Vaccinations These figures are approximately correct for 1983 and 2008 (but not for 2013) and seem to be based on CDC recommendations. The numbers are likely taken from the vaccination ...
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Can dogs have autism?

Dogs definitely can be diagnosed with behavioral issues or have abnormal dog-to-human and/or dog-to-dog interactions. Behavioral issues like these in dogs have been suggested to have some ...
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Is any special diet an effective treatment of autism?

According to Sathe N, Andrews JC, McPheeters ML, et al. Nutritional and Dietary Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2017;139(6):e20170346: People do use try to ...
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Does acetaminophen use during pregnancy lead to children developing autism?

Unless otherwise noted, quotes are taken from the associated review article. Does acetaminophen use during pregnancy lead to children developing autism? NO. [acetaminophen] is one of the most ...
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Does a dairy-free diet reduce autistic behaviour?

There is little evidence to support the effectiveness of nutritional supplements or the GFCF diet for improving ASD symptoms. A dairy-free, gluten-free diet for autistic kids is called GFCF (Gluten-...
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Are 85% of autistic college grads unemployed?

First, some clarifying information about the paper. This is important, as the paper itself is what's being quoted... basically everywhere else you've mentioned, at however many removes. That paper ...
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Is there correlation between vaccination rates and autism diagnosis?

Is there any correlation? Yes. We both increased the vaccine schedules (thus administering more vaccines) and improved our understanding and diagnostic abilities of autism, as well as somewhat ...
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Does circumcision cause autism?

The study you cite found an rate of autism of 6.3% among circumcised boys, and 1.5% among uncircumcised Danish boys. Another study also examined Danish boys, and got different results: In our ...
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Are 85% of autistic college grads unemployed?

Before ridiculing the reporting too much (especially the MarketWatch rendering of it), it's helpful to read it in more context (p.10) even in the the Griffiths et al. paper. Even though in the intro ...
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Does circumcision cause autism?

A 2015 study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine looked at the cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in more than 340,000 boys born in Denmark between 1994 and 2003. The researchers ...
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Are there large scale studies investigating relationship between IQ and autism spectrum disorders (especially Aspergers)?

I think that this is a diagnostic misconception... A great many individuals with autism are also intellectually disabled. 1 Those with Asperger's syndrome, in contrast, must by definition have ...
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