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Is the ‘autism epidemic’ real? Researchers say over-diagnosis to blame for spike in number of cases

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and other anti-vaccine crusaders have long and falsely blamed vaccines for breeding an “epidemic” of autism. But is the epidemic even real? According to the authors of a new study, the astonishing explosion in the number of diagnosed cases of autism is the result of a broadening of the definition of… Read More »

Children conceived in winter months ‘are more likely to have autism’

Pregnant women who don’t get enough sunshine ‘are more likely to have children with dyslexia, autism or ADHD’, major study suggests 21% of children conceived in February, March and April had a learning disability In contrast, the figure was just 16.5% for youngsters conceived in June and July The findings come from more than 400,000… Read More »

Weekly health quiz — Antibiotics, autism and walking

1 Before the advent of antibiotics, which of the following herbs was commonly used in the treatment of various infections? Ashwagandha Sage Chamomile Echinacea Before antibiotics, echinacea was used as a general cure for various infections and wounds, including malaria, scarlet fever and syphilis, and Native Americans primarily used echinacea to help treat the common… Read More »