Officials call off controversial autism study

Health officials have called off plans for a study examining a controversial type of treatment that some autism activists have touted as alternative medical therapy for children with the condition.

The National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, said in a statement on Wednesday that it has canceled a study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of a treatment called chelation.

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Memo to the folks at the National Institute of Mental health; in the immortal words of my wife's late grandmother, the horse is already out of the barn.

The following was reported relative to ABC's drama "Eli Stone", and the premiere episode featuring "a family attorney who successfully argues in court that mercury-containing flu vaccine caused autism in one child.",

The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Renee Jenkins, wrote ABC/Disney executives a letter demanding the episode be canceled because of the premise of the show.

As reported this last January at the following website:
( http://www.whale.to/vaccine/autismsuit.html):

"The Federal Government recently conceded a real vaccine-autism lawsuit in a real court and will soon pay a real (taxpayer-funded) settlement to a real American family and a very real child with autism......If I were the AAP, or ABC for that matter, I would feel downright silly stating that "no scientific link exists," so soon after the Journal of Child Neurology published a study titled, "Blood Levels of Mercury Are Related to Diagnosis of Autism: A Reanalysis of an Important Data Set." I would also worry about parental reaction to learning that researchers had done due diligence and reanalyzed data from a prior, hugely influential study that (erroneously) found zero connection between mercury levels and autism......
Another study, freshly out of Harvard, likewise shows a potential link between mercury and the autopsied brains of young people with autism. The American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology reports that a marker for oxidative stress was 68.9% higher in autistic brain issue than controls (a statistically significant result), while mercury levels were 68.2% higher. ....
In the article, "Delay in DPT vaccination is associated with a reduced risk of childhood asthma," Anita Kozyrskyj, an asthma researcher at the University of Manitoba, and other scientists combed the medical records of 14,000 children born in Manitoba in 1995 (when many Canadian shots still contained mercury, by the way). They found that children who received the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) vaccine at two months of age were 2.63 times more likely to develop asthma (at a rate of 13.9%) than children who were not given the shot until after four months of age (5.9%)."

If the pharmaceutical and medical industries continue to deny that there is any connection between autism and mercury, they are not liable for the damage this chemical has caused. That's the truth, plain and simple.

Any study looking at the efficacy of chelation therapy as a remedy against the toxic affects of mercury is a study which, by definition, demonstrates that mercury preservatives in vaccines are a poison to kid's systems, and one of the manifestations of that poisoning is autism.

It's no wonder the pharmaceutical companies probably pressured the National Institute of Mental Health to call off the study.

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