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Online Information on Vaccines and Autism Not Always Reliable

Despite the fact papers continue to expose the misinformation linking vaccinations to autism, many people still believe there is a correlation between the two. Researchers found many people get misinformed advice from online resources with negative stances on vaccinations. While using search engines to find negative vaccine advice is common, researchers believe monitoring search results could be useful in identifying people and countries at greatest risk of vaccine misinformation.... Read More...
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No Link Between Autism and Eating Fish During Pregnancy

A new study challenges popular belief that fish consumption during pregnancy can contribute to ASD in children. Analyzing blood samples in one of the largest longitudinal studies to date, researchers found no links between mercury levels in mothers and autistic traits in their offspring. Surprisingly, the only adverse effect of mercury was noted in children's poorer social skills if the mother did not consume fish at all, especially in girls.... Read More...