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2013-03-21 10:22:47

Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Those who experienced the most serious abuse had the highest likelihood of having a child with autism – three-and-a-half times more than women who were not abused. "Our study identifies a completely new risk factor for autism," said lead author Andrea Roberts, research...

2012-04-26 22:18:07

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry In a study published in the May 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, led by Mr. Sven Sandin, of the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and King's College London, researchers analyzed past studies to investigate possible associations between maternal age and autism. While much research has been done to identify potential genetic causes of autism, this analysis...

2012-03-30 07:54:57

A new study estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Thursday (March 29) that looked at data gathered in 2008 from 14 communities, including central North Carolina. The new data show that autism rates in the U.S. are higher than previous estimates released in 2009, which found 1 in 110 children were diagnosed with autism or a related disorder. The latest figures also show that...

2009-08-03 05:00:00

The Autism Research Institute mobilizes international experts in the effort to hold back this devastating disorder, and to discover effective treatments and prevention strategies. ATLANTA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Children's Health Survey recently released results from a 2007 telephone survey of over 80,000 households in the US, in which parents were asked if their child (ages 2-17) was known to "currently have autism, Asperger's Disorder, pervasive development...

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2008-11-04 16:15:00

A Cornell University study has found a potential link between increased rainfall and the development of autism in children.   The researchers used child health and weather records from three northwestern states, and found that rates of autism were higher among children living in the counties with the greatest amount of rainfall. However, the reasons behind the potential link are not yet clear. No one knows precisely what causes autism, a condition with symptoms ranging from severe...

2008-01-08 18:07:38

Thimerosal, a Mercury-based preservative once used in routine childhood vaccines, may not be a cause of autism as previously believed. After the preservative's removal from shots in 2001, cases of Autism in California are still climbing. Over 5,000 claims have been lodged with the federal government blaming thimerosal for the impaired social interaction characteristic of autism; however this line of blame is being proven implausible. During a 12 year study the California Department of Public...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.