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NEWS Autism more common in autumn babies—and mothers’ vit D levels could be to blame

September 5th 2016

Autumn babies are more likely to suffer from learning difficulties. This is probably because their mothers’ levels of vitamin D, the ‘sunshine vitamin’, were at their lowest when they were conceived, researchers believe.

NEWS Children more likely to develop autism if they have an autistic older sibling

August 8th 2016

Just why a child develops autism remains something of a mystery—but there could be a genetic link. Children whose sibling had autism, or ASD (autism spectrum disorder), are 14 times more likely to have the problem themselves.

NEWS Paracetamol in pregnancy linked to increased autism, ADHD risk

July 4th 2016

Women who regularly take the painkiller paracetamol (acetaminophen) when they are pregnant are more likely to give birth to a child with autism or ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactive disorder), a new study has suggested.

NEWS Not all in the head: autism could be a disorder of our peripheral nerves

June 13th 2016

Autism is seen as a developmental problem that’s centred in the brain—but new research suggests it could also be found in the peripheral nerves in the limbs and fingers.

NEWS CDC knew that vaccines increased autism risk eight-fold, new papers reveal

June 1st 2016

The US’s health regulators have been hiding data that establishes that vaccines have been causing autism and neuro-developmental disorders, a whistle-blower claims. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has been forced to release documents that reveal that vaccines increase the risk nearly eight times.

NEWS Pesticides do cause autism—especially when they’re sprayed from a plane

May 3rd 2016

It’s been suspected for some time that pesticides cause autism and developmental problems in children, but scientists have this week established that the risk is higher if the toxins are sprayed from a plane.

FEATURE The latest medicine: pulsed technology

April 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 2) /

This is the story of a space-age healing technology with roots 80 years in the past.

NEWS Low levels of vitamin B12 are key to autism and schizophrenia

January 25th 2016

Vitamin B12 seems to be the key to brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Children with autism have levels of the vitamin in their brain that are three times lower than found in healthy children, and even in healthy adults up to the age of 50. Similar levels have been found in patients with schizophrenia, which suggests both diseases are associated with a premature decrease of the vitamin.

NEWS Antidepressants during pregnancy raise risk of birth defects and autism

January 11th 2016 /

Taking antidepressants when you’re pregnant can cause major problems for the child. Women who take them in the first trimester increase the risk of birth defects, while taking them in the second or third trimester raises the possibility of autism.

NEWS Gluten sensitivity isn't a fad-it's a real problem, say scientists

July 7th 2015

Not eating wheat is all the rage, and some sceptics regard it as a fashionable fad-but scientists have discovered that gluten sensitivity is a very real problem, and they've also figured out the biological mechanism behind it

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