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Immunological Factors, Genes, and the Environment in Autism

There are 314 comments on the Health News Digest story from Apr 18, 2013, titled Immunological Factors, Genes, and the Environment in Autism. In it, Health News Digest reports that:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host an update for parents and health-care professionals on research exploring the growing body of evidence suggesting associations between environmental mechanisms, immunological susceptibility and autism on Saturday, June 1. "Immunological Factors, Genes, and the Environment in Autism," will ... (more)

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Winnipeg, Canada

#21 Apr 20, 2013
friend wrote:
Nothing but scare tactics. Let's just look at that 1976 flu vaccine. It was GBS and no, it wasn't permanent and most who ever get it, 80 percent recover.
As for 'evidence', you didn't ptovide any but some copy paste thing that has no references. And of course mercury isn't the same thing as thimerosal. Different compound altogether. Nice try.
Don't want a flu vaccine? Great, don't get one. No one is 'forcing' you or anyone else to.
You still have yet to provide stats of how many pregnant women and children get the flu vaccine to support your claims about ADD and autism.
Nothing but denial, no evidence ever provided.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#22 Apr 20, 2013
November 23, 2012 showing 4250%(that is 42 times more) Increase in Fetal Deaths Reported to VAERS After Flu Shot Given to Pregnant Women. They say:

“Documentation received from the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) Eileen Dannemann, NCOW’s director, made abundantly clear that despite these figures being known to the CDC, the multiple-strain, inactivated flu vaccine containing mercury (Thimerosal) has once again been recommended to pregnant women as a safe vaccination this season.

Outraged by the CDC’s total disregard for human life, Ms. Dannemann accused the CDC of ‘willful misconduct,’ saying that they are responsible for causing the deaths of thousands of unborn babies. She stated that the CDC deliberately misled the nation’s obstetricians and gynecologists and colluded with the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) to mislead the public by advertising the flu vaccine as a safe vaccine for pregnant women when they knew fully well that it was causing a massive spike in fetal deaths.”

This substantiates an earlier study on the H1N1 experimental vaccine that caused about 4000 miscarriages in the US over and above what would be expected in women not vaccinated for the swine flu in 2009.

Some 2500 families have now been awarded (with some still pending)$2.5 billion by the U.S. vaccine compensation program for vaccines proven to be injurious to their children–and causing autism and autism-like symptoms with some 60 children. The federal vaccine compensation program was set up because vaccine manufacturer’s were given legal protection and are exempt from product liability for vaccine injuries.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#23 Apr 20, 2013
Public health officials are clueless as to the causes of autism, but they are damned sure it is not vaccinations.

Why is that? Follow the money. Don't believe everything the Government tells you.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#25 Apr 20, 2013
Rates of autism have skyrocketed 1000% since 1990, yet defenders of vaccines and the pharmaceutical industry keep scratching their heads in confusion: What could be causing this? Lots of clues point to vaccines as one of the primary contributing factors to increased rates of autism.

Every year more and more children are being diagnosed with learning disabilities and autism. What is the cause? According to many experts, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and author of Deadly Immunity, our government is to blame. There's growing evidence that shows that a drug called thimerosal is to blame. This drug is found in vaccines. The fact is the more vaccines kids get, the more autism, learning disabilities, and lifelong illness develops. The drug thimerosal is a preservative that was put in vaccines back in the 1930s.

The first reported case of autism occurred after thimerosal, a preservative for immunizations, was added to vaccines. Since then, the incidence of autism has increased at an alarming rate. Thimerosal is not a necessary additive and is toxic to the human body, yet it has been used for years. And although thimerosal has been phased out of childhood vaccines, the vast majority of flu shots given to children and adults still contain it, and it is believed that many pediatricians are still using unexpired vials of thimerosal-containing vaccines.

Since: Jan 07

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#28 Apr 20, 2013
"In this paper, we have presented some analyses of the VAERS database which strongly suggest that the aluminum in vaccines is toxic to vulnerable children. While we have not shown that aluminum is directly causative in autism,...."

That is the part of the study above which you left out, or the site you copied and pasted from left out. The aluminum adjuvant burden was never increased, and has been in vaccines longer than thimerosal was. The only new vaccine which includes it is the HPV.

Here's an article about the one you copied and pasted from-
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/11/20/...

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#30 Apr 20, 2013
Tenpenny, Mercola, Whale and a site from a lawyer??!! That's all anti vaxxers have, and they are sheep and believe everything they read from those sites. All biased and trying to sell you something. Funny, how I can go to the actual studies CA gave and see what was eft out!

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#31 Apr 20, 2013
friend wrote:
Tenpenny, Mercola, Whale and a site from a lawyer??!! That's all anti vaxxers have, and they are sheep and believe everything they read from those sites. All biased and trying to sell you something. Funny, how I can go to the actual studies CA gave and see what was eft out!
What's funny is that you are clueless as to the causes of autism, but are damned sure it is not vaccinations. I don't get the shot, don't get the flu, but if I did, so what? I get sick for a few days. At least I don't have to question what if, when I get a disease later in life. Are you sure the Government is telling the truth this time? Follow the money fool!

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#32 Apr 20, 2013
We must ask: why were faulty tires quickly recalled when they were dangerous while infant vaccines are not when there are so many claims they appear to cause autism and brain damage? If they are safe, use them. If they are not, stop using them. And if there is serious doubt about their safety, err on the side of caution. We should not allow the present autism epidemic to continue. The bottom line is: Decisions by federal or state agencies for either vaccines or the use of drugs such as Ritalin® should be recommended and suggested but not compulsory or mandatory.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#33 Apr 20, 2013
Vaccines Cause Autism wrote:
<quoted text>Its a huge problem when the majority of the population simply do what they are told. Independent minded children today are drugged into compliance. And independent parents are losing their parental rights to vaccine pushers.
True, Government doesn't really care about us like that, it's all about the money and votes. I tend to question anything the Government is telling me I should do in health. Look at the misinformation they peddle on nutrition.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#34 Apr 20, 2013
I never once said vaccines didn't cause autism. Not once. If anything, you have yet to provide evidence that they do, or that the flu vaccine has anything at all to do with it.
"claims' is not evidence. The vaccine schedule is recommended and all states but 2 have waivers. Ritalin has nothing to do with anything. You believe vaccines cause autism and bring up the rates as if everyone is clueless. Here's a good one. Autism wasn't included in IDEA until the early 1990's, and just where does the rates come from in the USA?? You should know, you're from the USA. What year was PDD-NOS added to the DSM? And how is it that the majority diagnosed in the USA with a spectrum disorder is PDD-NOS???

Don't want a vaccine, don't get one. But for those who choose to, your scare tactics don't work on them.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#36 Apr 20, 2013
friend wrote:
I never once said vaccines didn't cause autism. Not once. If anything, you have yet to provide evidence that they do, or that the flu vaccine has anything at all to do with it.
"claims' is not evidence. The vaccine schedule is recommended and all states but 2 have waivers. Ritalin has nothing to do with anything. You believe vaccines cause autism and bring up the rates as if everyone is clueless. Here's a good one. Autism wasn't included in IDEA until the early 1990's, and just where does the rates come from in the USA?? You should know, you're from the USA. What year was PDD-NOS added to the DSM? And how is it that the majority diagnosed in the USA with a spectrum disorder is PDD-NOS???
Don't want a vaccine, don't get one. But for those who choose to, your scare tactics don't work on them.
I side on caution, not what the US Government says is a good thing when there is no flu epidemic. What's alarming is the passion from you for what the US Government says is good for us. They have no idea why the huge increase in Autism and ADD but absolutely know without a doubt that putting those chemicals in our bodies is a good thing. LOL

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#37 Apr 20, 2013
friend wrote:
Don't want a vaccine, don't get one. But for those who choose to, your scare tactics don't work on them.
Stop scaring us into what the Government says, we should jump up and do. I don't get them, the problem is all the screwed up kids today that have no choice. And some work places, employees have no choice. It is forced or wear a mask all day. Nice choice.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#38 Apr 20, 2013
Mercury in the form of thimerosal is used as a preservative in most flu shots. This is the same thimerosal that was removed from childhood vaccines in the United States that has caused autism like symptoms in primates, even though the medical community does not support is correlation. Regardless scientific proof of autism and other potential negative side effects, mercury was removed from childhood vaccines in 2001.

If Mercury is so safe, why was it removed?

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#39 Apr 20, 2013
2004
May 28. ACIP recommends that children between the ages of 6 and 23 months routinely receive an inactivated influenza (flu) vaccine. ACIP does not recommend using the thimerosal-free flu vaccine over the thimerosal-containing flu vaccine, and states that the benefits of flu vaccination outweigh any risk from thimerosal exposure.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#40 Apr 20, 2013
Do the 2012-2013 seasonal flu vaccines contain thimerosal?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several formulations of the seasonal flu vaccine, including multi-dose vials and single-dose units. Since seasonal influenza vaccine is produced in large quantities for annual immunization campaigns, some of the vaccine is produced in multi-dose vials, and contains thimerosal to safeguard against possible contamination of the vial once it is opened.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#41 Apr 20, 2013
If you want to protect your family from the flu, the best natural methods are:

Get plenty of rest
Stay hydrated
Eat whole foods (7-10 servings organic fruit and vegetables)
Plenty of Vitamin D!
Wash your hands!

Not put your body at risk of the unknown!

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#42 Apr 20, 2013
It turns out, the new swine flu vaccine (the one that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and even President Obama have been pushing so strongly) contains an ingredient that may have some parents worrying. Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that has been phased out of childhood immunizations since 2001 due to concerns that the preservative MAY be linked to autism. But thimerosal (which is about half-mercury) will be found in most vials of the swine flu vaccine.

Does Obama and the Government leaders put the flu shot into their bodies?

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#43 Apr 20, 2013
I never said the vaccine was 'good for us'. Get real. I'm addressing facts, which you have yet to provide the stats of how many pregnant women and children get th flu vaccine. The Government doesn't say that, either. And if you so mistrust the Govenment where you live, be my guest and move to a different country.

Fact. Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Supply for the U.S. 2012-13 Influenza Season
62 million doses of thimerosal-free or preservative-free influenza vaccine.
Did you get that? 62 million. And it's been that way ever since 2002.
Fact. It turns out,'the new swine flu vaccine' is included in that!!
When thimerosal was removed from childhood vaccines, autism rates still rose and still are rising today making any claim about thimerosal useless.

Don't want the flu vaccine, don't get it. No one forces anyone to get the vaccine. It is a choice. But no one shoud be scare tactic into a choice, you're doing the very same thing you accuse your Government of doing! LOL!

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#44 Apr 20, 2013
And look, giving medical advice!!!
RiccardoFire wrote:
If you want to protect your family from the flu, the best natural methods are:
Get plenty of rest
Stay hydrated
Eat whole foods (7-10 servings organic fruit and vegetables)
Plenty of Vitamin D!
Wash your hands!
Not put your body at risk of the unknown!

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#45 Apr 20, 2013
Regardless of the flu vaccine, do you know how many deaths occurred so far during the 2012/13 flu season? Of those who didn't get the flu vaccine? Maybe you can better explain how to Get plenty of rest, Stay hydrated, Eat whole foods (7-10 servings organic fruit and vegetables),Plenty of Vitamin D!
Wash your hands to Pediatrics??!!!

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