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Old 02-20-2007, 11:54 AM   #31
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:08 PM   #32
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I guess this site gets things done GW must be watching (bigbrother is always watching)....
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He even managed to go back in time to sign the bill.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:21 PM   #34
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #35
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:18 PM   #36
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A suspected cause of rising autism rates was the use of thiomersal (a mercury-containing preservative) in vaccinations, especially vaccinations that were packaged together into one shot. Study after study showed that there was no link between thiomersal and autism, but the FDA had manufacturers stop using it. Most did in 1999, all did by 2002. Its removal from the market caused no change in the autism rate.
I don't dispute what you are saying, but you fail to note that even the CDC feels there isn't enough evidence to dismiss the hypothesis either.....and I have to agree that it's better to err on the side of safety.

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>Medicine fights disease, they doesn't improve health.

Incorrect, medical knowledge improves health. My wife took prenatal vitamins that were unknown and unavailable in 1940. We now know not to smoke or drink alcohol during pregnancy, something our great-grandmothers did without a second thought. Pregnant women used to be told to sleep on their backs. now we know this is bad advice.
If I am incorrect then why change the key term away from medicine and into medical knowledge? I mean if the medicine makes you healthier as oppose to lifestyle, then why stop smoking and drinking when you could just take a pill "to make you healthier"?


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>Pills aren't better than vegetables.

Depends on the pill and the vegetable. To get the recommended about of prenatal folic acid that comes in a pill my wife would have had to eat 4 or 5 pounds of spinach a day.
And if spinach were the only available source of folic acid then you might have a point, but it's found in just about all of the leafy vegetables AND liver.
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>Dieting isn't better than exercise.

Dieting is MUCH better than exercise. That's true in general, but especially true when referring to prenatal health. Although are important, what you do doesn't affect your baby nearly as much as what you consume. Once baseline activity levels are met (so you don't have high blood pressure, anemia, etc.) exercise doesn't really help the baby much.
If baseline activity levels are being met then additional exercise isn't even required. My example was an A or B example, not a combination of both.
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I guess this site gets things done GW must be watching (bigbrother is always watching)....
No kidding, I heard a news report about 12 months ago when I first started seeing myspace in the news a lot. The report claimed that the FBI has created an automated system (like carnivore?) that will profile every member of every community site on the Internet. The report was about myspace type of sites, but who knows, maybe they track small hometown sites like this too. I wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:45 PM   #40
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Years ago autism was not diagnosed. Know one knows how many people had autism previously. Awareness of this disorder is one factor why the numbers are increasing. Autism in not limited to one group of people (rich, poor, etc.). I know people who do not have any vices and are well educated who have autistic children. Autism covers a wide spectrum of behaviors.

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"The incidence of diagnosed autism has increased since the 1990s. [4] Reasons offered for this phenomenon include better diagnosis, wider public awareness of the condition, regional variations in diagnostic criteria, or simply an increase in the occurrence of ASD (autism spectrum disorders). The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders to be about one in every 150 children.[5][6] In 2005, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) stated the "best conservative estimate" as 1 in 1000.[7]. In 2006, NIMH estimated that the incidence was 2-6 in every 1000 [8]

There are numerous theories as to the specific causes of autism, but they are as yet unproven (see section on "Causes" below). Proposed factors include genetic influence, anatomical variations (e.g. head circumference), abnormal blood vessel function and oxidative stress. Their significance as well as implications for treatment remain speculative."
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Years ago autism was not diagnosed. Know one knows how many people had autism previously. Awareness of this disorder is one factor why the numbers are increasing.
That probably has more to do with it than anything.. excellent point there Isabella.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:59 AM   #42
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