Category Archives: Autism

There’s Harmful Phthalates in Your Burger and Fries

Double All Day Burger AUD13, chips AUD3, Coke AUD3.50 - Rooftop Burger Shack, Melbourne - D7000

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Phthalates are a class of man-made chemicals, and they are in nearly every synthetic product we use on a regular basis. They’re used to make plastics more flexible and vinyl more durable, so they’re in things like flooring, shower curtains, and plastic toys, plus they’re used as a gelling agent in personal care products, so they’re… Continue reading There’s Harmful Phthalates in Your Burger and Fries

Early Evidence Shows Saliva Can Diagnose Autism

Early Evidence Shows Saliva Can Diagnose Autism

Scientists from Clarkson University have developed a saliva test for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that may someday set the gold standard for identifying autism earlier than, or alongside, current behavioral tests. A recent pilot study on the findings, published in the journal Autism Research, shows early evidence that protein biomarkers could reveal hidden inflammation and immune… Continue reading Early Evidence Shows Saliva Can Diagnose Autism