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Autism: Study Confirms Increased Rates Correlate with Use of Aborted Fetal Cells

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.

Hyperbaric treatment for children with autism: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial

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.

Studies: Autism More Widespread Than Realized

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.

Is autism just the new ADHD?

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.

Scans Show Sound-Processing Deficits in Autistic Kids

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.