Autism Research: July 28 2013 Week in Review

Mercurial fish and autism not related, 30 year long study reveals A 30- year long study conducted by the Republic of Seychelles reported that there was no link between autism-like disorders and prenatal exposure to mercury. The study published in the journal Epidemiology on 23rd July evaluated 1784 children, youth and mothers. The researchers evaluated […]

Robert Kennedy Jr : Thimerosal, vaccination and political fireworks

Robert Kennedy Jr has once again inflamed the Thimerosal vaccination debate by threatening to publish his book “Thimerosal: Let the Science speak” which contains information he claims the CDC is hiding from the American public. It’s not the first time Kennedy, an attorney for the natural defence council has made the claim, and been rebuffed. […]

Mercury in Fish and Autism not Related: 30 year long study reveals no link

A 30- year long study conducted by the Republic of Seychelles  reported that there was no link between autism-like disorders and prenatal exposure to mercury. The study published in the journal Epidemiology on 23rd July evaluated 1784 children, youth and mothers. The researchers evaluated hair samples of mothers before delivery of their children for the amount of mercury, […]

Vaccination poll a draw with Autism Daily Newscast readers

We asked readers in a recent poll to ask whether they believe in vaccinating children. The link between autism and vaccination has always been hotly debated in the media, and in recent months we have reported stories on Andrew Wakefield’s controversial claim resurfacing, and independent news sources claiming that a new paper had been found […]

Mercury in Autism Vaccines – the debate hots up once more

Every so often, the media debate on the use of Mercury in vaccines and the tenuous link between the vaccines and autism hots up in the media. This particular flare was caused by the CDC (centre for disease control)  itself which published a white paper on January 23 on the use of Thimerosal, a mercury […]