The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a study, published in Environmental Science & Technology,1 that shows a correlation between the rise in autism rates since the 1980s and the use of fetal cells from aborted pregnancies.
An alarming new statistic is that one in 91 children are diagnosed with autism. Parents are searching to learn what they can do to help their child.
Autistic children and children with other spectrum disorders had significantly lower plasma concentrations of Mg than normal subjects.
Local expert says don’t dismiss conclusions in spite of retraction
At age 2.5 years, between December 2007 and January 2008, my son experienced a fairly dramatic onset of symptoms that led to his diagnosis of autism.
Background: Several uncontrolled studies of hyperbaric treatment in children with autism have reported clinical improvements; however, this treatment has not been evaluated to date with a controlled study. We performed a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial to assess the efficacy of hyperbaric treatment in children with autism.
One in 110 American children are considered to fall somewhere along the autism spectrum, according to the latest report released by the federal government.
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009
CHICAGO — Two new government studies indicate about 1 in 100 children have autism disorders — higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 150.
Greater awareness, broader definitions and spotting autism in younger children may explain some of the increase, federal health officials said.
By Dana Blankenhorn | Oct 5, 2009
A report in the journal Pediatrics says that over 1% of all children born in 1996 may have been diagnosed with autism. It is causing enormous controversy. (Photograph by the author.)
Some of the controversy might go away if the whole release were understood. The same report showed 40% of parents whose kids were diagnosed as autistic presently saw no autism in their kids.
Autism is not thought to be curable.
Monday, December 1, 2008; 12:00 AM
MONDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism spectrum disorder process sounds a fraction of a second slower than other children, an abnormality that offers insight into listening and language issues linked to the condition, a new study says.