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October 2000 (Vol. 11 Issue 7)

MagazineOctober 2000 (Vol. 11 Issue 7)

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FEATURE Wddty nudges company to amend its product

Thanks to your Toxic toiletries article (WDDTY, vol 10 no 7) and Naturewatch's Compassionate Shopping Guide, I can now shop for what I want products that are safe for me to use and good for the environment

FEATURE Mmr vaccine and autism: the case against

The British government and the Public Health Laboratory Service (as well as governments around the world) have rushed out studies supposedly demonstrating the link between autism and the MMR vaccine doesn't exist


* Predicting death from heart problems is less of an exact science than previously thought

FEATURE The mmr vaccine and autism

After their initial study, the Royal Free team went on to find similar gut abnormalities in a group of children with autism (Lancet, 1998; 351: 637-41)

FEATURE Another flew over the cuckoo's nest

I am the mother of an autistic young man who has been turned from a fairly able autistic person into a completely disabled person by a professor of psychiatry who prescibed psychiatric drugs for him while he stayed at a residential home for the mentally handicapped


Drug regulators and, indeed, pharmaceutical companies themselves often reassure themselves that the patient knows about the risks of the drug he is taking because of the packet insert provided each time

FEATURE Autism: it's all in the gut

The Autism Research Unit (ARU), University of Sunderland, has concluded that autism is not a mental illness, but a metabolic one

FEATURE Have baby with foresight

I was very interested to read your feature on miscarriage (WDDTY, vol 11 no 3)

FEATURE The polluted womb

We all think of the womb as a safe haven possibly the only one we will enjoy in our lifetime but there are warning signs from a range of studies to suggest that the unborn child will face 'prenatal pollution' from toxic chemicals even there


Paul Shattock and his Autism Research Unit at the University of Sunderland have discovered that autism shares traits with Gulf War syndrome the result of catastrophic chemical overload

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