Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

PCBs – (polychlorinated biphenyls) and Autism

“ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2012) — New research from UC Davis and Washington State University shows that PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, launch a cellular chain of events that leads to an overabundance of dendrites — the filament-like projections that conduct electrochemical … Continue reading

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Mental Health of Children in the USA : A Quick Snapshot

Mental Health Disorders among Children – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The full SAMHSA 2010 report is available as PDF download here … http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1204250726.aspx “One out of eight U.S. children has a mental health disorder. Many U.S. children … Continue reading

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Mental Illness linked to other Health Problems.

Should be read in conjunction with the Harvard study of co-morbid diseases and autism found here … https://asdresearchinitiative.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/co-morbid-conditions-and-autism-harvard-medical/ “Adults who had any type of mental illness in the past year were also more likely to have high blood pressure, asthma, … Continue reading

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Nature: Gut Microflora and Autism.

Interesting article on gut microflora … the relationship between gut microflora and Autism has been of much interest to researchers particularly recently following the publication of research that shows there are substantial differences between the ASD patients and the general … Continue reading

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Allergy , Mast Cells and GI issues

Further readings of interest are presented below showing the varying links of Allergy , autism and mast cells. Mast cell-orchestrated immunity to pathogens http://www.nature.com/nri/journal/v10/n6/abs/nri2782.html “Although mast cells were discovered more than a century ago, their functions beyond their role in … Continue reading

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Allergy : New Thinking

Provocative new  thoughts on allergy have been presented in Nature this issue which makes it a timely reminder of previous commentary and research regarding possible links between autism and allergy. “Allergies are generally thought to be a detrimental outcome of … Continue reading

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