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Mercury in Autism May Come from Mother's Teeth

Autism is increasing at an alarming rate in the U.S. and in Europe. Mercury preservative in vaccinations (which is no longer used) has been blamed, but then why don't all children develop this problem? Now researchers think that children who become autistic have genes that make it harder for them to process mercury, and they may be getting it...

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Were Einstein and Newton Autistic?

Autism expert Simon Baron-Cohen says they both showed signs of Asperger syndrome, a form of autism. While it's impossible to definitely diagnose a dead person, he says he wants to use the information to find out why some autistic people excel, while others live a stunted life. Autism is genetic and those who are born with it may be unable to...

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Autism Epidemic in California

An epidemic of autism cases has swept through California in the last 15 years. The number of people with autism being served by the California Department of Developmental Services increased by 273% from 1987 to 1998, and is still growing by about nine cases per day. That increase cannot be explained away by better data, improved diagnosis, or...

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Autism No Longer Rare

The U.K. Medical Research Council feels that a massive and coordinated research effort to identify the causes of autism is urgently needed and believes that autism and related disorders are far more common than previously thought. So far, there is no firm evidence linking any environmental elements with the disease.

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