autism

How Young Can We Start Treating Autism?
September 11, 2014

The findings are pretty remarkable. 

Is "Sensory Processing Disorder" a Real Medical Condition?
Thousands of parents say it is. The psychiatric establishment disagrees.
June 24, 2014

Tens of thousands of parents believe it is. The psychiatric establishment disagrees.

A Bogus New Autism Study Claims Excessive Manliness Is to Blame
June 05, 2014

Another whack, dangerous study claims it knows what causes autism. Baloney.

Eating Bacteria Could Be the Future of Medicine
December 31, 2013

In ten years, you might be eating bacteria from someone else's gut to treat autism or obesity.

A Geek Grows in Brooklyn
October 15, 2009

Why Jonathan Lethem refuses to grow up.

Hot New Products for the Parentally Insane!
September 29, 2009

The WaPo has a piece today about the burgeoning market in prenatal devices promising to make your fetus smarter by doing things like playing him/her Mozart in utero. None of these manufacturers have any real proof that their products are worth a damn.

It's Not Easy Being Multifaceted
July 28, 2008

Radio host Michael Savage, July 16: Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, "Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot." Statement by his employer, Talk Radio Network, July 28: Dr.

Three's Company On The Vaccine Controversy
April 22, 2008

Like Jason, I was not happy to learn that Barack Obama, like John McCain, had given credence to the supposed link between autism and vaccines. Well, it turns out that opinion is unanimous among the presidential candidates. Here is how Hillary Clinton's campaign answered a questionnaire from the group A_Champ: Q: Do you think vaccines should be investigated as a possible cause of autism?  A: I am committed to make investments to find the causes of autism, including possible environmental causes like vaccines.