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Do you believe there is a link between autism and vaccines?

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Read about the latest and perhaps one of the most important autism/vaccine reports in years, written by long-time autism blogger Kristina Chew.




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Barbara V.
Friday May 22, 2015, 7:28 AM


Not sure

Ed V.
Friday May 22, 2015, 6:33 AM


Not sure

M.N. J.
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:56 AM


Fathers bequeath more mutations as they age
Genome study may explain links between paternal age and conditions such as autism.

http://www.nature.com/news/fathers-bequeath-more-mutations-as-they-age-1.11247

Rate of de novo mutations and the importance of father's age to disease risk

http://www.nature.com/articles/nature11396.epdf?referrer_access_token=kMKONbPP0nZS_Yn8IuDZ59RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0NCpm6i6TDMlXsjV9vwYu6OcE_jUACT1mGw48obI9i0-lHh0kE9hDBkJhibAseskvjSCqI2qjNTikaN50N58GLIAJxbTD3UBMCIQ6DIy_d0pcz4uvuc6i1RM31OGjQmWEVkuAllBKT_GYKHCNGuUL6II5a4Vfy02r-c8o2BOfeGDv5lCUpiZ7ozBJ_6KPB2B8Y%3D

M.N. J.
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:51 AM


Mental Illness Risk Higher for Children of Older Fathers, Study Finds

Children born to middle-aged men are more likely than their older siblings to develop any of a range of mental difficulties, including bipolar disorder, autism and schizophrenia, according to the most comprehensive study to date of paternal age and offspring mental health.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/health/mental-illness-risk-higher-for-children-of-older-parents-study-finds.html

M.N. J.
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:49 AM


Study Ties Dad’s Age to Risk of Autism, Other Mental Disorders in Kids

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/study-ties-dad%E2%80%99s-age-risk-autism-other-mental-disorders-kids

M.N. J.
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:46 AM


Across Generations: Older Fathers May Transmit Autism Risk To Their Grandkids

[In 2012] several studies came out showing that the age of the parents, and particularly the age of the father, seemed to increase a child's risk for autism. Now, it seems that on top of the father's age (or mother's), it's also the grandfather's age at the time he conceived his child that can affect his grandchild's risk of autism.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/03/20/across-generations-older-grandfathers-may-transmit-autism-risk-to-their-grandkids/

M.N. J.
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:44 AM


Across Generations: Older Fathers May Transmit Autism Risk To Their Grandkids

[In 2012] several studies came out showing that the age of the parents, and particularly the age of the father, seemed to increase a child’s risk for autism. Now, it seems that on top of the father’s age (or mother’s), it’s also the grandfather’s age at the time he conceived his child that can affect his grandchild’s risk of autism.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/03/20/across-generations-older-grandfathers-may-transmit-autism-risk-to-their-grandkids/

M.N. J.
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:42 AM


Children of older men at greater risk of mental illness, study suggests

Children born to fathers over the age of 45 are at greater risk of developing psychiatric problems and more likely to struggle at school, according to the findings of a large-scale study.

The research found that children with older fathers were more often diagnosed with disorders such as autism, psychosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They also reported more drug abuse and suicide attempts, researchers said.

The children's difficulties seemed to affect school performance, leading to worse grades at the age of 15 and fewer years in education overall.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/26/children-older-men-mental-illness-fathers-school

M.N. J.
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:37 AM


"Children of older fathers at risk of low IQ, autism and suicide"

Children of older men are more likely to suffer from autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia as well has having lower IQs and poorer academic performance, a study suggests

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10663832/Children-of-older-fathers-at-risk-of-low-IQ-autism-and-suicide.html

M.N. J.
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:34 AM


Three Ways of Looking at Autism and Older Fathers

http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/three-ways-of-looking-at-autism-and-older-fathers



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