12 Dec '11, 9am

Is There an Autism Epidemic? Not Exactly, But... | Care2 Causes

I have Asperger syndrome, which is believed to be a mild form of autism. Asperger sufferers often have an intense interest in ‘specialist’ subjects. For many years, my own specialist subject has been the study of the causes of non-communicable diseases, including autism. Much of this rise is due to greater awareness of the condition, broadening diagnostic criteria and sociological factors. However, I became convinced that an environmental factor must also be contributing to the ‘epidemic’. There is little information on the subject of pre-natal exposure to chemicals being associated with an increased incidence of autism, but a search of PubMed produced some very interesting findings. Until I read about the 'antidepressant connection' here, I was aware of only two drugs that were known to be associated with an increased incidence of autism when taken during pregnancy. These...

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Has the GOP Become a Cult? | Care2 Causes

care2.com 12 Dec '11, 1am

Yes, they certainly have become a cult. Their embrace of fundamentalist religious issues, especially Old Testament legalis...

How Your Polar Fleece is Polluting the Ocean | Care2 Causes

How Your Polar Fleece is Polluting the Ocean | ...

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 8am

Our oceans are, sadly, teeming with plastic but in a form far smaller than the bags and bottles seen too often as beach de...

Afghan Girls and Mother Disfigured in Acid Attack | Care2 Causes

Afghan Girls and Mother Disfigured in Acid Atta...

care2.com 12 Dec '11, 11am

It really blows my mind when I think of the countless ways mankind has found to inflict violence against women around the ...

It Only Takes A Girl [VIDEO] | Care2 Causes

care2.com 17 Dec '11, 12pm

weak brained males run the shows around the world. where there is knowledge, oft times the true power behind the throne is...

Who's Really Committing Voter Fraud? (Video) | ...

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 10am

Every other country in the world demands proof of citizenship and proof of residency at the polls. Here, in the United Sta...

Ok, kids, Durban is over. What exactly did the ...

grist.org 12 Dec '11, 3pm

Ok, kids, Durban is over, and it's time for the world to return to its regularly scheduled programming of carbon-induced D...

Soldiers Raped in the U.S. Military | Care2 Causes

Soldiers Raped in the U.S. Military | Care2 Causes

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 6am

One in three women in the U.S. military will experience sexual assault while on active duty. That means that the very wome...

Reading: Why Women Abort And Why They Don't Tal...

care2.com 12 Dec '11, 9pm

When Jennie McCormack found out she was pregnant, her decision to terminate the pregnancy was a simple one for her. Alread...

Mercury: Poisoned By Tuna Fish | Care2 Causes

care2.com 15 Dec '11, 1am

There are smaller species of tuna that are less laden with Mercury. Also, it really irritates me seeing and hearing Americ...

Would Mandatory Paternity Tests Protect Children? | Care2 Causes

Would Mandatory Paternity Tests Protect Childre...

care2.com 11 Dec '11, 8am

Joe Chisholm has been looking for his daughter Sigourney for 18 years. Last week, his search finally came to an end when P...

Little Dog in Steamy South Africa Delivers Pups During Rescue | Care2 Causes

Little Dog in Steamy South Africa Delivers Pups...

care2.com 11 Dec '11, 7am

Written by Cheryl Bernstein of Gauteng, South Africa On a steamy hot Saturday afternoon on the way home to Johannesburg fr...

Crowd of Teens Overrun Police in Attempt to Ass...

care2.com 11 Dec '11, 11am

I think Michael K has it right.This is due to the collapse of morals and ethics and respect for others...that spawns hate....

Canada Drops Out Of Kyoto Protocol | Care2 Causes

Canada Drops Out Of Kyoto Protocol | Care2 Causes

care2.com 14 Dec '11, 10am

The worst kept secret in Canadian politics became official yesterday when the Harper government announced its withdrawal f...

When Is Suicide Not Suicide? When You're Pregna...

care2.com 14 Dec '11, 9am

Today, the Indiana Court of Appeals heard testimony on the case of Bei Bei Shuai , the pregnant woman who ingested rat poi...

If You Are Still Earning Minimum Wage, You're a...

care2.com 12 Dec '11, 9pm

I live in the UK, we get some coverage of US politics but I haven't heard of this man, I have heard his message before how...