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Obesity in pregnancy linked to autism

Mothers who are obese or have diabetes during pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with autism or other developmental delays, said a US study published on Monday. The findings “appear to raise serious public health concerns,” said the study in the journal Pediatrics, which comes amid an obesity…

Anxiety, other disorders more common in autism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Autism tends to go hand in hand with a variety of other mental andbehavioral conditions in kids, suggests a new study that highlights the fuzzy nature of autism diagnoses themselves. Researchers said that other disorders that often go along with autism — such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or…

British teenage hacker denied bail, diagnosed with autism

LONDON (AFP) – A British teenager accused of attacking websites as part of an international hacking group was remanded in custody at a court Saturday, despite being diagnosed with autism. Ryan Cleary, 19, appeared at a London court charged with offenses including hacking into the website of the Serious Organised…

Cleaning out the toxins that aren’t even there

I’d like to thank reader Sara for sending me some links about the ongoing political hell that is the autism controversy. It remains, to this day, something of a mystery as to why this disease, before all others really, brings in the woo-peddlers and causes so much political strife, but…

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