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…mothers who reported having the flu during their pregnancy were two times more likely to have a child with autism, according to the study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Those whose fever persisted for a week or more before their third trimester were three times more likely to have a child on the autism spectrum, the study found.
...the findings did not suggest that getting the flu shot would have prevented the development of autism
Cellphone use during pregnancy linked to hyperactivity
Cellphone radiation that fetuses are exposed to in the womb may be responsible for rising rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other behavioural problems in children, according to a new study.
…“This is the first experimental evidence that fetal exposure to radiofrequency radiation from cellular telephones does in fact affect adult behaviour,”
…researchers found that mice that were exposed to radiation tended to be more hyperactive. Those mice also were found to have reduced memory capacity.
According to California records, autism has increased 1000% in the past 20 years! Autism used to account for 3% of the caseload of the California Department of Economic Security. As of 2012, it accounts for at least 35% of the caseload and costs taxpayers about $2 million per child. Lifetime care costs are easily five times higher.
Originally posted by riley
reply to post by soficrow
I suspect this study is probably just another attempt to try bully pregnant women into having the flu shot as many have been refusingedit on 12-11-2012 by riley because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by soficrow
…Developing fetuses are incredibly vulnerable to environmental contaminations - not just flu infections or exposure to antibiotics and cell phones - and many effects only become apparent in adulthood. Autism and ADHD are just the tip of the iceberg. We're in the middle of a Chronic Disease Pandemic resulting from multiple causes and a superabundance of contaminations. ...I doubt we can vaccinate ourselves against every contamination we have created.
...you posted a story on Flu and flu shots during pregnancy,
...that is the story and link we are interested in here.
...I saw this on the morning news today
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
seems to me that the flu shot could actually cause an increase in autism. They are putting a disabled flu virus into the body so the body builds an immunity. Could this vaccine actually be causing an increase?
…Studies in animals have shown that the baby's brain is affected when a female's immune response is triggered during pregnancy, such as fighting an infection. These initial findings suggest a mother's immune system may play some role in a baby's development
Originally posted by UmbraSumus
reply to post by soficrow
Could the increase in the number of diagnosed cases be due to greater general awareness of the condition - were once children displaying such atypical behaviour were just deemed odd or to use the parlance of the time "mentally retarded".
Why is there a greater number of males to females who have autism ?
edit on 12-11-2012 by UmbraSumus because: (no reason given)