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  • 4-Year-Old Girl With Autism Saved by Two Boys After Almost Drowning in Creek

    02/20/2017 4:14:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2017 | KATRINA BUTCHER
    A 4-year-old with autism is back with her parents after she was saved from almost drowning in a creek. Officials say the little girl, Melody, had wandered away from home and accidentally fell into the creek. The mother told KDAF she had left for work, and her husband did not realize the little girl had left the home. "She went out on an adventure. She's likes to do that. She's got autism, and we just found out about it. She just likes to wander off and do her own thing sometimes," said Melody's mother. Thanks to the help of two...
  • Trump asks about autism in educators meeting

    02/14/2017 12:35:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-14-17 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump quizzed a school principal about autism during a meeting with educators at the White House on Tuesday. “Have you seen a big increase in the autism with the children?” Trump asked Jane Quenneville, the principal of a Virginia public school specializing in special education. Quenneville responded that she has, and noted her school “has shifted its population” to accommodate more students with autism. “So what’s going on with autism?” Trump asked. “When you look at the tremendous increase, it’s really such an incredible — it’s really a horrible thing to watch, the tremendous amount of increase. Do you...
  • Betsy DeVos wants “choice” for special needs kids (trunc.)

    02/08/2017 9:56:44 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/6/2017 | Susan C. Margolin
    My son slides under the daybed, flattening his sprawling limbs in all directions across the dusty floor, then retracting them with a jerk. “I’m making myself invisible!” he declares. He knows our news is unwelcome. Don’t let him think it’s because of him, his doctor had coached. Crouching, I reach my hand to stroke his arm — a gesture I realize is not enough to comfort a boy whose body short circuits with uncertainty. My husband and I tell him: You can’t start second grade tomorrow. We’re leaving Singapore. We’re moving to America. We don’t know when. It will be...
  • Adjuvant Load Vaccines and the Link to Symptoms of Autism in Children

    01/18/2017 8:46:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/18/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When President Elect Trump tweets, the world turns. He revealed his opinions about vaccines way back on 3-28-14, when he said: "Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes-AUTISM. Many such cases." Six months later he further clarified his concerns with this tweet: "I'm not against vaccinations for your children, I'm against them in 1 massive dose. Spread them out over a period of time and autism will drop." Now, Robert Kennedy, Jr. may well bring to the forefront the fears of many parents dealing with the autism situation....
  • Vaccinations: Who Calls the Shots?

    01/13/2017 7:54:34 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 45 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 May 2016 | Liza Greve
    Vaccine choice — whether to give one’s own children vaccines for various viral maladies — has become a household topic, even working its way into the presidential debates. The debate has been characterized by most media and many politicians as a fight between those who are concerned about public health and those who ignorantly disregard public safety, and endanger others via their decisions not to inoculate, because of overblown fears of vaccine dangers. But the controversy has not been accurately presented. As someone who has been on the front lines fighting for parental choice, it’s apparent to me that it...
  • autism/vaccine expert on Coast to Coast A.M.

    01/12/2017 11:12:45 PM PST · by Boowhoknew · 83 replies
    A expert who is discussing causal studies on autism the CDC has covered up is on Coast to Cpoast right now 1:00 am 1/13/2017
  • Trump puts RFK Jr – who has railed against vaccines - in charge of commission on vaccine safety

    01/11/2017 9:57:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/11/2017 | By GEOFF EARLE, DEPUTY U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped a Kennedy – and a vaccine skeptic – to run a new commission on the safety of vaccines. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revealed his new role after a meeting at Trump Tower on Tuesday. He said Trump had asked him to head a commission on 'vaccine safety and scientific integrity' and that he had agreed to do so. Both Trump and Kennedy have have raised suspicions about vaccines despite their overwhelming support among scientists and physicians as a way to prevent the spread of deadly diseases that can infect infants and other children when the...
  • Donald Trump to meet with vaccine skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr.

    01/10/2017 10:49:53 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 10, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump will meet with Robert Kennedy Jr., a prominent vaccine skeptic, on Tuesday. According to incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer, the two will discuss “the issues pertaining to vaccines and immunizations.” Kennedy, the eldest son of liberal icon Sen. Robert Kennedy, was best known as an environmental advocate before increasingly devoting his time to the supposed dangers of vaccines. Mr. Trump has repeatedly shared his belief that there is a link between vaccines and autism. “I am totally in favor of vaccines,” Mr. Trump said in a 2015 GOP primary debate. “But I want smaller doses...
  • Girl With Autism Takes Internet by Storm With ‘Hallelujah’ Rendition

    12/24/2016 11:31:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2016
    A 10-year-old girl with autism who was too shy to speak in class a year ago has taken the internet by storm with her powerful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The video of Kaylee Rodgers, who attends the Killard House School in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, has amassed millions of views on social media after it was posted on YouTube Dec. 19.
  • Rosie O'Donnell apologizes to Melania Trump for autism speculation

    12/01/2016 3:01:54 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | NED EHRBAR
    Rosie O’Donnell is saying sorry -- and locking up her Twitter account. The outspoken comedian and former “The View” co-host came under fire for sharing a video speculating about whether or not Donald and Melania Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, could be autistic. Shortly before making her Twitter account private on Thursday, O’Donnell wrote a message apologizing to the future First Lady. “I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP - i was insensitive in my RT - i am sorry for the pain i caused - it was not my intent - i am truly sorry,” O’Donnell wrote. The YouTube user who posted the...
  • Autistic boy, 9, disqualified from swimming competition ‘for going too fast’

    11/28/2016 5:00:51 PM PST · by cba123 · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 28, 2016 | Andy Wells
    The mother of an autistic boy claims her son was disqualified from a swimming final because he “swam too fast”. Rory Logan, nine, was competing in the Special Olympics Regional finals in Bangor, north Wales, and won the 50 metres race in 53.15 seconds – a personal best and smashing his heat time of one minute and three seconds. However, when it came to the medal ceremony, Rory, from County Antrim, was simply given a ribbon for participating instead of the gold he was expecting. Now mum Briony claims that officials told her that he didn’t get a medal because...
  • Liberal media attacks Barron Trump, brands him autistic #stopthebullying

    11/28/2016 11:47:48 AM PST · by mainestategop · 60 replies
    Well the left wing media is at it again my friends! This time they not only no longer bother to hide their liberal bias and un-objective reporting, the now have decided to attack Donald Trumps son Barron. During the election celebration, Barron Trump was looking dozy and tired, he is no doubt up past his bedtime as the announcement comes in that his father is now the president and no doubt feeling emotional and doing his best to hide it with the whole world watching him. For a ten year old boy, this must be a hard moment. He's up...
  • Social Media Wolves Going for the Throat of Donald Trump’s 10-year-old

    11/25/2016 10:30:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Judi McLeod
    God help us and protect our children The clapping-seal social media of the largely lib-left anti-Trump movement will do anything and everything to keep Donald Trump from stepping foot into the Oval Office—even throw their own humanity into the wind to go after his 10-year-old son, Barron. Ravening wolves have come howling at the bedroom door of Barron Trump in a blood-curdling shrieking wolf pack worse than any scene from a Hollywood horror movie.
  • Horrifying Southern California parents tried to cure their kids’ autism with bleach

    10/30/2016 12:21:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    fusion.net ^ | 10/30/2016
    A horrific “miracle cure” for autism peddled by a Southern California “church” that ended up simply being industrial bleach—which is, uh, poison—was exposed Friday by an ABC Los Angeles investigation. Everything about it is crazy. The “church,” which is called Genesis II, pushes a fringe medical treatment of ingesting chlorine dioxide—what the church refers to as MMS (“Miracle Mineral Solution”) and we refer to as bleach—as a cure for autism. “Autism is curable,” chuch member Kerri Rivera, who has since distanced herself somewhat from the church, says to parents of children with autism in a video obtained by ABC Los...
  • Clinton Claims Trump is Autistic

    10/19/2016 7:59:24 AM PDT · by BubbaBasher · 63 replies
    TV Commercial | 10/17/2016 | Self
    This Monday I was watching TV and saw what I thought was an astonishing commercial. It starts with the mother of a handicapped child explaining her sons condition. Then a video of the child is overlaid and shows him flailing his hands wildly. The mother explains that it's a common sign of being autistic. The video then shows Trump explaining something with hand gestures and states he has autism and shouldn't be president because of it. It closes with HRC endorsing the ad. I was completely astonished. I'm not a huge Trump supporter but this was way over the top.
  • Florida State's Travis Rudolph shows incredible gesture for boy with autism

    08/31/2016 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Aug 31, 2016 | Aaron Torres
    * snip * But no matter what the Seminoles do on the field this season, it will pale in comparison to what receiver Travis Rudolph did off of it on Tuesday. That's because on Tuesday, Rudolph and several teammates were at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, and just so happened to be in the cafeteria around lunch time. Rudolph saw a student sitting by himself eating lunch, and Rudolph decided to pull up a chair next to him.
  • Autistic woman forced to sleep in cage; accused suspects planned to prostitute her

    07/08/2016 7:30:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    wdsu ^ | 70/07/2016
    The woman was rescued on June 30 after a complaint was called into the Sheriff's Office. It is not clear how long the woman was being caged on the property, but one neighbor said it could have been up to a year. Rocky Stewart has lived on Rushing Lane in Amite all his life. "This was my great-grandfather's place, this whole place, and I'm the sixth generation on here," Stewart said. When his aunt died last year, Stewart said some distant relatives moved into a trailer on the property -- five adults and four children. There was one person Stewart...
  • Police celebrate boy’s birthday after no one RSVPs to party

    06/16/2016 5:35:36 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 16 June 2016 | Q13 Fox
    NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida went above and beyond by surprising a boy at his eighth birthday party after no one responded to his invites. News outlets report Daniel Nicastro’s parents say this wasn’t the first time no one has called to say they were coming to their son’s party in North Port. The Nicastros say making friends is difficult for Daniel, who has autism. So his parents decided to invite the police officers, who Daniel considers “superheroes,” to the party. They were hoping a few officers would show up, but instead, an assembly of officers arrived,...
  • Jesse Kaplan: Boy with Asperger's Syndrom commits suicide after being forcibly sterilized

    05/05/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 39 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Rita Kaplan
    The following is the testimony of Rita Kaplan, mother of the deceased Jesse Kaplan who took his own life in 2000 after he was forcibly neutered and sterilized by the state of California after being classified as a social undesirable with severe Asperger's syndrome. His mother spoke with Me several months ago by an Email correspondence about Jesse and what happened to him. The Kaplans live in San Jose. Rita still lives there. Jesse is survived by An older brother who lives in Las Vegas and Younger sister who lives in Visalia. My Name is Rita Kaplan. I want to share with...
  • The Link Between Mosquito Spraying and Autism

    04/30/2016 10:49:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Time ^ | April 30, 2016 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    A new study suggests a connection between the two A new study finds a correlation between the aerial spraying of pesticides to kill mosquitoes and an increased risk of developmental delays and autism among kids. In the new findings, presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 meeting, researchers looked at the rates of autism and developmental delays from eight zip codes in a region of New York that is exposed to yearly airplane pesticide spraying to prevent mosquito-borne disease like eastern equine encephalitis virus. They compared those to the rates in 16 zip codes where the pesticide spraying doesn’t happen....
  • Quick Followup: Autism and Vaccines

    04/21/2016 11:33:41 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 21, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, let's be clear: Autism is almost-certainly not caused by vaccines. Let's remember the first rule of observational studies, which incidentally I was surprised to find a few years ago in my daughter's High School intro-to-stats class: Observational studies can only show correlation and correlation cannot prove causation. However, the absence of correlation is damn near bomb-proof evidence that the alleged cause you believe exists is false. Measles vaccination in the US began in 1963 following approval in 1962. Within five years near-complete compliance was obtained within the US. MMR, the combined vaccine that people like to blame autism on,...
  • The Catalyst for the documentary film, Vaxxed (CDC's Fraudulent Vaccine/Autism Study)

    04/19/2016 10:54:50 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 41 replies
    AHRP ^ | April 5, 2016
    The Catalyst for the documentary film, Vaxxed In 2013, Dr. William Thompson, senior epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) stepped forward and confessed that the pivotal CDC study published in the journal of the American Association of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2004), entitled “Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta,” was manipulated, its claimed findings fraudulent. This study has been used repeatedly by the CDC, to assure doctors and the public that the study provides scientific evidence disproving any connection between the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine...
  • Apple shares new video ‘Dillan’s Voice’ highlighting technology’s effect on those with special needs

    04/03/2016 11:01:40 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | April 2, 2016 | By Chance Miller
    Apple early this morning shared a new pair of videos on its YouTube channel highlighting the effect that technology has on those with special needs. As this month is Autism Acceptance Month, the video, called “Dillan’s Voice,” features a teenager named Dillan and shows how he uses Apple products to express his thoughts. Dillan is autistic and nonverbal but yet has very complex and powerful thoughts that he is able to express using his iPad with an augmented and alternative communication app. Dillan has been using his iPad to help communicate for around three years and the product has quickly become an...
  • The Autism Racket

    03/26/2016 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 26, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    During July 2008, nationally syndicated talk show host Michael Savage ignited a firestorm with his comments about autism, calling it "a fraud, a racket." In follow-up statements, Savage explained his views as being "meant to boldly awaken parents and children to the medical community's attempt to label too many children or adults as 'autistic.'" While Savage's language was blunt, his concerns over the gross over-diagnosis of autism are valid. Of course, the U.K. banned Savage from entry, in no small part because of his controversial views on autism, proving -- yet again -- that British governments, both Labour and Conservative...
  • The coming avalanche of autistic adults

    01/22/2016 10:53:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 93 replies
    USA Today | 1/22/16 | Godwin
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  • Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism

    12/17/2015 4:15:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    usnews.com ^ | Robert Preidt,
    Harvard University researchers found that autistic behavior is associated with a breakdown in the signaling pathway used by a major inhibitory neurotransmitter called GABA. "This is the first time, in humans, that a neurotransmitter in the brain has been linked to autistic behavior. This theory -- that the GABA signaling pathway plays a role in autism -- has been shown in animal models, but until now we never had evidence for it actually causing autistic differences in humans," study leader Caroline Robertson said in a university news release. Robertson's team used brain imaging plus a visual test known to trigger...
  • 'Sesame Street' introduces first character with autism: Meet Julia

    10/24/2015 6:24:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    TODAY ^ | 10/24/2015 | Ree Hines
    The gang from "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new member to the neighborhood — Julia, a girl who has bright orange hair and big green eyes. She also has autism. Julia is the latest creation from the Sesame Workshop, and she offers children a relatable character they can understand, whether they're living with autism or know someone who is. On Wednesday, "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children" was launched online, and Julia is just part of that educational and awareness initiative. "Children with autism are five times more likely to get bullied," Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the senior...
  • Car Wash For Change

    09/01/2015 11:56:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Go to original link to watch a heartwarming video -- how one brother has stepped up to help autistic young adults find dignity. The Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida, has a very unique set of employees that will provide you with a clean car you’ll feel great about. It is wonderful to see individuals with life long challenges find a meaningful way to participate in the everyday activities of life and get paid for it. If I had a car wash like this in my area I would definitely make it my go-to place for a clean car....
  • WATCH: BLIND TEEN WITH AUTISM PERFORMS NAT’L ANTHEM AT RED SOX GAME

    08/19/2015 4:02:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    A blind austic 14-year-old singer with autism delivered the national anthem before the Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston and received a roaring ovation from those in attendance.
  • 3 Alternative Health Doctors Found Dead In the Last 2 Weeks After Run-Ins With The Feds

    07/04/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    TheFreeThoughtProject.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Vibes
    In the past several weeks, a number of controversial natural health doctors have died under mysterious circumstances. Some of them have even had recent encounters with federal agents and bureaucracies.Two weeks ago, the string of mysterious deaths began when Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest. The police claim that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and that the death was a suicide, however, Bradstreet’s family suspects foul play.Last week, members of the family set up a donation page “To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death...
  • Somalis in Minneapolis: their numbers are growing and they’re bringing autistic children to US

    07/10/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/10/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Originally posted on Coach is Right in April of 2010, the information contained in this piece is at least as chilling today. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities meant something much different for the couple in their 80s from Minneapolis than for the other revelers at the local American Legion Post on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Within days the couple would be returning home to a Minnesota suburb now changed forever by the huge influx of Somali immigrants whose behavior had forced them to move from their familiar neighborhood. “They are taught how to flush,” Marie (not her real name) said. She...
  • CBS News: Authorities: Anti-vaccine doctor dead in apparent suicide [Isaiah 26]

    06/27/2015 11:29:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    WJTV12 ^ | 6/27/2015 | Erin Burt
    CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. — Authorities say Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, who published research based on the medically disproved claim that vaccines cause autism, has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release issued this week that Bradstreet died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Bradstreet, who was from Braselton, Georgia, was found in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on June 19. His body was found by a fisherman. The sheriff’s department said Tuesday that a handgun was also pulled from the...
  • The Miracle That Cured My Son's Autism Was in our Kitchen

    06/17/2015 7:04:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | Mackenzie Dawson
    When a doctor told Susan Levin her 4-year-old son, Ben, was autistic, she was shocked. It was October 2007, and autism wasn’t mentioned in the media nearly as much as it is today. “I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God. What are we going to do?’ ” Levin recalls. “Everyone knew autism was a lifelong disorder and couldn’t be cured.” Except that in Ben’s case, it could be. And it was.
  • Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website [Team Obama Hides Truth]

    06/01/2015 7:53:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson.com ^ | 5/31/15 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In March, the federal government removed the latest vaccine injury court statistics—more than a year’s worth of data—from one of its publicly reported charts. It was an abrupt departure from the normal practice of updating the figures monthly. Wiping the latest data means the “adjudication” chart on a government website no longer reflects the recent, sharp rise in court victories for plaintiffs who claimed their children were seriously injured or killed by one or more vaccines. Since January of 2014, twice as many victims have won court decisions than the previous eight years combined.
  • Cynthia McKinney: The Government is Using Vaccines to Give Black Kids Autism

    05/24/2015 10:28:34 AM PDT · by rightistight · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/24/15 | Aurelius
    In an interview... former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney contended that vaccines give children autism. Not only that, but she believes that it is knowingly being given to black children by the government despite the fact, she says, that they are more susceptible to getting it. "It’s reminiscent of eugenics," she explained. ...Citing a "whistleblower," Ms. McKinney explained, "The omitted data suggested," she said, "that African American males who received the MMR (that’s mumps, measles and rubella) vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Now, the risk was like 300 percent, I mean it was like, as he...
  • Autistic Girl Removed From Flight After Emergency Landing

    05/11/2015 7:05:40 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 296 replies
    5newsonline.com ^ | May 11, 2015
    (CBSNews) — An Oregon family traveling with a 15-year old autistic girl was kicked off a flight this week for what the airline calls a “disruptive” situation. The family calls it an outrage. Video shot by a fellow passenger and posted to YouTube showed Salt Lake City airport police removing the family from a United Airlines flight last Tuesday, after the pilot made an emergency landing. The girl’s mother, Donna Beegle, was shocked when officers explained why. “He said, ‘Well, the captain doesn’t feel comfortable flying to Portland with your daughter on his flight,” Beegle told CBS News. The trouble...
  • 'It's fear of autism': Fellow passenger says she SUPPORTS plane decision to kick off little girl....

    05/10/2015 2:40:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | EST, 10 May 2015 | David Mccormack and Christopher Brennan For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'It's fear of autism': Fellow passenger says she SUPPORTS plane decision to kick off little girl and family as United refuse to apologize and mother calls for action A controversial decision by a United Airlines pilot to make an emergency landing to remove a family because their autistic daughter was being 'disruptive' has received support from at least one passenger onboard. The airline has so far refused to apologise over the May 5 incident which saw Dr Donna Beegle, her husband, son and their 15-year-old daughter Juliette removed during an emergency stop in Salt Lake City as they...
  • What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies ( Sharyl Attkisson )

    04/25/2015 6:37:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 123 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | April 25, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed it as the final word, “once again,” disproving the notion that vaccines could have anything to do with autism. What you didn’t learn on the news was that the study was from a consulting firm that lists major vaccine makers among its clients: The Lewin Group. That potential conflict of interest was not disclosed in the paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine; the study authors simply declare “The Lewin Group operates with...
  • Pernicious Junk Science

    04/15/2015 8:31:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/15/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Those of us, of a certain age, remember the post-World War II promise of Science. Splitting the atom would bring us virtually unlimited cheap electrical power; antibiotics and vaccine technology (a la Salk/Sabin) would eliminate the scourge of infectious disease; and elucidation of the structure of DNA would lead to a cancer cure. But 60-odd years later, we have radioactive waste; terrifying antibiotic resistant pathogens; and despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars on cancer research and mapping the human genome, are no closer to that elusive cure. As to DNA, its greatest contribution has been to forensic science, which...
  • Oregon panel considers noise regulations for hand dryers

    04/13/2015 11:41:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 9:27 PM EDT | Sheila V. Kumar
    An Oregon lawmaker proposed legislation Monday creating uniform standards for hand dryers in public restrooms, citing the proliferation of powerful dryers that, while efficient, can sometimes trigger tinnitus or cause discomfort for people with development or sensory disabilities. The measure would require all new or replacement dryers to operate at a noise level no louder than 84 decibels. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that is about as loud as a school cafeteria. It also wouldn’t allow hand dryers blowing air downwards to blow air faster than 115 mph, in case the hand-dryer manufacturer doesn’t label...
  • Brain Scans Can Predict If Child with Autism Will Have Poor Language Skills

    04/10/2015 8:11:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    HNGN ^ | 04/10/2015 | By Julie Sabino
    A study found that poor language skills and language delays can be predicted even before the child is diagnosed with autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects one's social, communication and behavior. There is no medical test yet used to rule out if a child has autism, but symptoms are usually detected as early as 18 months or younger. However, some are not diagnosed until they are older, which delays the help that they need. Language delays are very common in ASD children, and doctors usually recommend speech therapy. Researchers at at the University of California,...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. warns of vaccine-linked ‘holocaust’

    04/07/2015 8:55:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4-7-2015 | JEREMY B. WHITE
    With lawmakers preparing to vote on a bill blocking parents from skipping vaccinations for their children, prominent vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. arrived at the Sacramento screening of a film linking autism to the vaccine preservative thimerosal and warned that public health officials cannot be trusted. “They can put anything they want in that vaccine and they have no accountability for it,” said Kennedy, who walked onto and left a Crest Theater stage to standing ovations, of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wednesday afternoon will see the first hearing for a bill eliminating the personal belief...
  • It’s April…Be Aware of Autism

    04/07/2015 8:33:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/7/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day was inaugurated by a UN Resolution (62/139), adopted by the General Assembly on December 18, 2007. This soon transformed into Autism Awareness Month, which spawned Autism Acceptance Month in 2011 (more on that later). No doubt, a condition affecting approximately 1 in 68 children in the US (according to the CDC) is worthy of a month’s recognition. Compare that figure to the 1 in 150 rate, reported in 2000. In keeping with the proclamation, let us become aware, and try not to get smothered by the semantics… The term “autism” was first used...
  • Feminist Group: "Autism is a Feminist Issue"

    03/25/2015 7:20:55 AM PDT · by rightistight · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/25/15 | Aurelius
    According to the feminist group FEMSOC, short for Feminist Society, “being autistic is a feminist issue.” In an article published by NUI Galway’s student newspaper, writer Emer McHugh makes the case in a piece called, “Is there anything as strange as a normal person? Being autistic is a feminist issue.” The main theme of Ms. Galway’s article is that there needs to be more autistic women in popular media and “cishet-white-males” are ruining the life of autistic women worldwide. “Over the years,” Ms. Galway writes, “I’ve mentally collated the reactions I get when I come out to them, and they...
  • Sowell: Measles, Vaccines and Autism

    02/09/2015 11:01:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 159 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 10, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The current controversy over whether parents should be forced to have their children vaccinated for measles is one of the painful signs of our times. Measles was virtually wiped out in the United States, years ago. Why the resurgence of this disease now? The short answer is that false claims, based on other false claims, led many parents to stop getting their children vaccinated against measles. The key false claim was that the vaccine for measles caused an increase in autism. This claim was made in 1998 by a doctor writing in a distinguished British medical journal, so it is...
  • Does Vladimir Putin have Asperger's syndrome?

    02/05/2015 9:54:44 AM PST · by Bubba Ho-Tep · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 5, 2015 | U-JIN LEE
    A 2008 Pentagon report claims Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, according to a copy of the study obtained by CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin. The research was conducted by the Office of Net Assessment, a secretive, internal Pentagon think tank. It defined Asperger's syndrome as "an autistic disorder which affects all of his decisions." The analysis is solely based on videos of Putin's public actions, dating back to the year 2000. The researchers did not claim to have access to any data from scans of Putin's brain.
  • Hillary Clinton, Obama entangled in vaccines debate as old comments resurface

    02/04/2015 6:56:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Democrats were gleeful when Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul got tangled this week in the debate over the Disneyland measles outbreak, until similar words from the pasts of President Obama and 2016 front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton came out. Mr. Christie walked back his recent comments calling for “balance” and a role for “parental choice” on childhood vaccines, saying in a Monday statement that “with a disease like measles, there’s no question kids should be vaccinated.” But the Democratic posturing as the party of science was short-lived. Several websites promptly dug up a comment from Mr. Obama during the 2008...
  • Anti-Vaccine Fanatics Kill

    02/04/2015 11:01:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 334 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, controversy broke out over whether state governments have the power to require parents to have their children vaccinated. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, no stranger to compelling his citizens to stay off the roads during blizzards, announced that he had some sympathy for the anti-vaccination position: "I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well. So that's the balance the government has to decide." Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doubled down on Christie's remarks, stating, "I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound...
  • Mandatory Vaccine Critic: Risks of Shots Understated

    02/04/2015 12:15:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    A critic of mandatory child vaccinations made no apologies for her views in an appearance on Newsmax TV Tuesday, and said that public anger over the Disneyland measles outbreak should be directed at pharmaceutical companies and the federal government, not people like her. "What's happening is people are freaking out about measles outbreaks," Louise Kuo Habakus said ina combative interview with "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner. "They're pointing the finger at unvaccinated children and non-vaccinated families, when really what needs to happen is people need to be pointing the finger at industry and at Congress." Habakus, co-founder of a group called...
  • Anti-Science, Anti-Vaccine Movement Enters 2016 Race

    02/04/2015 9:43:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 146 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ulture: An unlikely issue has entered the infant 2016 presidential campaign: Vaccines and required vaccinations. Let's hope the fact there's no scientific link to autism or anything else isn't lost in the political fray. Candidates will often look for an edge over their opponents. Thus, both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky recently suggested that, while vaccinations are good, forcing parents to vaccinate their children might be too much. We believe vaccines are safe and should be routine, but concern about parents' rights is not unreasonable. What really gripes us, however, is listening to the...