Chinese Mind-Body Exercise Improves Self-Control In Autistic Children

In this study children trained in a traditional Chinese mind-body exercise showed greater improvements in self-control than the control group using PMR. Open access from PLOS ONE http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0068184 A Chinese Mind-Body Exercise Improves Self-Control of Children with Autism: A Randomized Controlled Trial Self-control problems commonly manifest as temper outbursts and repetitive/rigid/impulsive behaviors, in children with…

Gluten Antibodies in Children with Autism

Higher than normal gluten antibodies found in children with autism but not associated with celiac disease. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0066155 Markers of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity in Children with Autism Objective Gastrointestinal symptoms are a common feature in children with autism, drawing attention to a potential association with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. However, studies to date…

Health and Economic Impact of HPV Vaccine In Estonia

HPV vaccine program in Estonia is predicted to lower disease burden, cervical cancer deaths and provide a positive economic outcome. https://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/13/304/abstract The epidemiological and economic impact of a quadrivalent human papillomavirus (hpv) vaccine in Estonia Background This analysis assessed the epidemiological and economic impact of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4: 6/11/16/18) vaccination in Estonia. Methods A…

Vaccination Exemptions Driving Up Rate of Pertussis

Prevalence of diseases is increasing in children as more and more parents opt out of vaccinating their kids. The authors conclude that un-vaccinated children put themselves at risk but also their peers and very subtly call bull$#!+ on religious exemptions. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/1/37 Religious Exemptions for Immunization and Risk of Pertussis in New York State, 2000–2011 OBJECTIVE:…

Journal of Pediatrics: No Link Between Vaccines and Autism

And yet another study that finds no association between vaccine exposure and autism. The press release is here Increasing Exposure to Antibody-Stimulating Proteins and Polysaccharides in Vaccines Is Not Associated with Risk of Autism Objective To evaluate the association between autism and the level of immunologic stimulation received from vaccines administered during the first 2 years of…