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Vaccines and Autism

Many studies have examined possible links between vaccination and increased prevalence of autism. This research has paid particular attention to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines containing thimerosal and the total number of vaccines administered during early childhood or any one doctor’s visit. These studies have not found a link between vaccines and autism.

More Research Links Autism to Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution

Findings in North Carolina mirror those in California, with autism rates highest when pollution exposure occurs during third trimester
October 16, 2014

Findings in North Carolina mirror those in California, with autism rates highest when pollution exposure occurs during third trimester

 

Baby Sibling Study Finds Strong Predictors of Autism at 18 Months

Study identifies behavior patterns that predict autism with near 80 percent certainty, flags opportunity for early intervention
October 15, 2014

Study identifies behavior patterns that predict autism with near 80 percent certainty, flags opportunity for early intervention 

Identifying Autism in Disadvantaged Regions: Challenges & Opportunity

Autism Speaks co-hosts meeting to spur development of practical means to diagnose autism in low- and middle-income countries
October 15, 2014

Autism Speaks co-hosts meeting to spur development of practical means to diagnose autism in low- and middle-income countries

(Oct 15, 2014) Today, autism researchers and clinicians from around the world will meet in Baltimore to begin developing practical and freely available tools for diagnosing autism in low- and middle-income countries.

Broccoli-Sprout Extract Shows Promise for Easing Autism Symptoms

In a small placebo-controlled trial, sulforaphane supplements eased autism symptoms in nearly half of those treated
October 10, 2014

In a small placebo-controlled trial, sulforaphane supplements eased autism symptoms in nearly half of those treated

Helping Pediatricians Improve Treatment of Autism-Related Constipation

At world’s largest pediatrics conference, Autism Speaks ATN clinicians present findings of project to improve treatment of constipation
October 13, 2014

At world’s largest pediatrics conference, Autism Speaks ATN clinicians present findings of project to improve treatment of constipation 

Autism Speaks' Paul Wang Discusses Vaccine Safety in MSNBC Interview

Autism Speaks head of medical research addresses the recent flare up of concerns
October 09, 2014

Autism Speaks head of medical research addresses the recent flare up of concerns

(Oct 9, 2014) Today on MSNBC, Ronan Farrow interviewed developmental pediatrician Paul Wang, Autism Speaks’ head of medical research, on vaccine safety in the wake of a recent flare up of concerns that there is a link to autism. Dr. Wang explained misconceptions around the study that was associated with the controversy.