Autism - MicroTrace Minerals

“Toxic Metals and Essential Elements in Hair and Severity of Symptoms among Children with Autism”

Maedica - a Journal of Clinical Medicine is pleased to inform you that your article “Toxic Metals and Essential Elements in Hair and Severity of Symptoms among Children with Autism” has been published in the journal’s first issue for this year, in electronic format.

The article is available at:
http://www.maedica.org/articles/2012/1/2012_Vol7%2810%29_No1_pg38-48.pdf


Toxic metals in hair and urine of autistic children

Heavy Metals and Trace Elements in Hair and Urine of Arab Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), published in Maedica, Journal of Clinical Medicine. Nov 2011

http://www.maedica.org/articles/2011/No4/2011_Vol6(9)_No4_pg247-257.pdf


Research: Autism and Efficacy of DMSA therapy

Maedica - a Journal of Clinical Medicine has been published:

Efficacy of DMSA Therapy in a Sample of Arab Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder”

Eleonore BLAUROCK-BUSCH; Omnia R. AMIN; Hani H. DESSOKI; Thanaa RABAH

The article is available at:
http://www.maedica.org/articles/2012/3/2012_Vol7(10)_No3_pg214-221.pdf

Correction on page 218: reference range in table should be listed as < value (not >)


Autism and Air Pollution: The Link Grows Stronger

Children with autism are two to three times more likely than other children to have been exposed to car exhaust, smog, and other air pollutants during their earliest days, according to a new study.

Read more:
http://healthland.time.com/2012/11/27/autism-and-air-pollution-the-link-grows-stronger/


Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests.

Exposure to diesel particulates, lead, manganese, mercury, methylene chloride and other pollutants are known to affect brain function and have influence of the development of the baby.

The study was a long-term study starting 1989 at Brigham and Woman's Hospital, 116,430 nurses where involved.

22,000 woman who had a child without the disorder and 325 who had a autism child were studied.

Read more:
Full story on MedlinePlus

Full study on Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)


A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the U.S. Population

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues

Volume 74, Issue 14, 2011

Abstract

The reason for the rapid rise of autism in the United States that began in the 1990s is a mystery. Although individuals probably have a genetic predisposition to develop autism, researchers suspect that one or more environmental triggers are also needed. One of those triggers might be the battery of vaccinations that young children receive. Using regression analysis and controlling for family income and ethnicity, the relationship between the proportion of children who received the recommended vaccines by age 2 years and the prevalence of autism (AUT) or speech or language impairment (SLI) in each U.S. state from 2001 and 2007 was determined. A positive and statistically significant relationship was found: The higher the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher was the prevalence of AUT or SLI. A 1% increase in vaccination was associated with an additional 680 children having AUT or SLI. Neither parental behavior nor access to care affected the results, since vaccination proportions were not significantly related (statistically) to any other disability or to the number of pediatricians in a U.S. state. The results suggest that although mercury has been removed from many vaccines, other culprits may link vaccines to autism. Further study into the relationship between vaccines and autism is warranted


Mom’s Exposure to Mercury Linked to Kids’ ADHD Symptoms

The health risks of mercury exposure are well documented, and the harms for still-developing fetuses are particularly concerning. Now, the latest study finds that kids who were exposed to more mercury in the womb were more likely to show problems with attention and hyperactivity and other symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at age 8.

Read more:
http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/09/moms-exposure-to-mercury-linked-to-kids-adhd-symptoms


Scientists uncover link between gut bacteria and autism

A healthy gut bacteria should be the aim in the prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. Concerned parents and patients must still be made aware that microbiological testing of feces MUST be done in a local laboratory, testing must occur within 24hrs or else bacterial growth continues, leading to false high results, leading to inappropriate treatment (and medical costs).

Read more:
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/scientists-uncover-link-between-gut-bacteria-and-autism-29285801.html