autism causes 

Autism is Caused by Environmental Factors -- Maybe

After a study of twins in the 1970s, Autism became regarded as a genetic disorder. Credit: Mario Tama, Getty Images
Your child wasn't born with autism; He got it from eating turkey.
Food allergies, once discredited as a cause of aut...
New study on autism opens to widespread criticism.

Court Rules West Virginia Mom Must Vaccinate Her Child

Some parents worry about vaccinating their children. Credit: jupiterimages
Opponents of vaccines lost a court battle this month, as a federal judge ruled that a West Virginia mom must immunize her child. Jennifer Workman of Mingo County, W...

Chicken Pox Parties

Despite the fact that the mainstream medical community denies a link between vaccinations and autism, more and more parents are choosing not to have their children inoculated against childhood diseases. And while every state allows some avenue of exe...

Autism more common in rainy climates

According to experts, the increasing number of autistic children can be partly attributed to the fact that doctors are better able to diagnose the condition than they used to be. But better diagnostic techniques cannot account for the fact that autis...

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