It is important to understand that LEAD is a major problem particularly for children on many levels from impaired IQ to lowered immunity.
Like good moms everywhere, Janet Zuhlke made sure her kids got their shots. This proved disastrous for her daughter, Rachel. She was a healthy 5-year-old until a brain injury triggered by a routine vaccination left her mentally retarded, physically handicapped and legally blind.
Medicine today is more and more frequently described in terms of science. With the origin and development of drugs and surgical techniques modern medicine has thought itself to be evermore exact and evermore resembling the hard sciences of chemistry and physics.
Up to 100 families who allege that their children were damaged by the MMR vaccine are to receive legal aid to sue the drugs companies behind the controversial inoculation.
Pointing the finger to mercury’s central role in the creation of autism spectrum disorders does not discount other possible causes of autism, or a general theory that includes a multitude of causes, which over the long run weaken children to the point where the toxic overload from chemicals in vaccines is just too much to handle.
Desperate parents of autistic children have tried almost everything - hormone injections, exotic diets, faith healing - in the hope of finding a cure.
It took Beverly Chase 14 months of fighting with her health plan, Cigna Behavioral Health, to get payment for autism treatments for her 4-year-old son, Jake. This, despite considerable leverage on her side: a state law in Indiana, where she lives, requires insurers to pay for the behavioral therapies that parents say can produce striking improvement in autistic children.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia Nov. 6 - Beverley Sharpe wondered what was wrong when her 2-year-old daughter, Allison, did not talk. Something seemed askew when her child would not respond to a rolling ball but would find great pleasure from running her hands repetitively through a bowl of soaking beans.
Artistic brilliance and a dazzling memory can sometimes
accompany autism and other developmental disorders
Aug. 5, 2004 —The Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT-23), a simple two-part screening test, aids in the early detection of autism in Chinese children aged 18 to 24 months, according to the results of a cohort study described in the August issue of Pediatrics
I find it almost incomprehensible that thimerosal, the well-documented, toxic mercury-containing preservative, is still in many vaccines, years after federal agencies have mandated that it be removed from vaccines.
To what degree of scientific certainty can we prove that current epidemic of autism was
caused by the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, in childhood vaccines?
OTTAWA -- Scientists have found what they believe could be a "smoking gun" linking vaccines to autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.