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No with regards to the specific ruling cited, and no in the broader sense since the U.S. Courts have previously ruled against the link. The legalese can be tough to parse but the ruling is pretty clear that the respondent, in this case the Secretary of Health and Human Services agreed with the petitioners' claim that Ryan Mojabi suffered encephalitis as a ...


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Here is a good article that seems much more unbiased. It looks like there is no real scientific link. Is there evidence supporting a link between autism and GMOs However, whether you are searching for a link between autism and GMOs or autism and glyphosate, your findings can be summarized in one brief sentence: “there is no data that I could find”. ...


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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 schedule recommended by the CDC. You can see all available schedules starting from 1994 and additionally from 1989 and 1983 here. The schedule from 1983 lists 11 ...


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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 use diet as part of treatment ... many families, if not a majority of families, pursue dietary and nutritional approaches as components of treatment. (...


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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 similarities to autism spectrum disorder in humans by some researchers. The conclusion comes from this 2014 paper that finds a correlation between levels of certain ...


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While researching this question, everything I found tied back to the Olmsted article. In Wikipedia's article about the "Amish anomaly" it mentions that these claims (of the Amish having a lower prevalence of autism) "originate primarily from columns by Dan Olmsted". Rather than simply demonstrating the claim's notability, that article is actually a source of ...


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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-Free, Casein-Free). Parents do often report improvements in behavior after diet change. Currently, there are several reviews that suggest that these improvements ...


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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 relaxed the criterion (thus diagnosing more autism). Does that imply causation? No.


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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 patient population, we found that 7.2% (95% CI 3.4–11.0) were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a concomitant disease (Table 3). A recent Danish ...


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Here is a review that has taken into account pharmacokinetic and epidemiologic studies published between 2003 and 2008 and failed to prove a cause-effect relationship between thimerosal containing vaccines (TCV) and autism: Although immunization provides important benefits to public health, associated risks are inevitable. However, studies have ...


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A South Korean study, that was recently covered by Steven Novella at the Neurologica blog found that - if you actually look carefully - the incidence of autism is around 2.6% (i.e. 26 on your chart), which is much higher than the normal diagnosis rate, and around double what was than previously thought. This has a number of consequences, including: ...


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A causal relationship between glutathione and autism couldn't be proven. It is a risk factor (not a determinant factor) and it may be a potential treatment for autism. Glutathione is involved in neuro-protection against oxidative stress and neuro-inflammation in autism by improving the anti-oxidative stress system [1]. Children with autism have ...


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A bit of context. Mr Mihalovic is not a doctor, but an anti-vaccine advocate and a "naturopath" -- in other words: David Mihalovic is an ND, which stands for “naturopathic doctor” or, more appropriately, “not a doctor”. According to himself he “specializes in vaccine research.” It is, however, unclear where that research is published – there are no hits ...


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Some reading material if you'd like. Scheuffgen et al. argue for a different view on intelligence based on the peculiar patterns with autistic children. Currently DSM-IV defines Asperger's as autism without language delay and cognitive impairments. However, at the moment it looks like Asperger's will be collapsed into autism as a diagnosis in the upcoming ...


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This one from 2011 did. It's certainly low impact and I haven't gone through it to find the flaws. I'd be interested to look at the data and see if there is anything there. The study has garnered strong condemnation for a variety of reasons. Not a scientific study, but DHHS conceded that vaccines contributed to the autism-like symptoms of this neurologist's ...


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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 raised the possibility of a link between the psychological disturbances coming up from the pain of circumcision as a potential culprit. “…painful experiences in ...


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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 suffered no cognitive delay during their first 3 years of life. 2 This means that they will usually have at least a “normal” IQ. -source Basically people ...


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