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Another Daily Mail Health Headline We Can Prove Ain’t True

by | 8th, September 2014

If it’s not that coffee causes cancer then it’s that coffee cures cancer at the Daily Mail, as we know. And if they ever managed to link cancer, immigrants and house prices in the one headline then the world as we know it will implode. But today we get another of those interesting headlines that aren’t true and that we can show aren’t true. This times it’s autism: is it ‘coz the kiddie got kicked in the head ?

Is this what causes autism? Brain injury in the womb might be root of the disorder according to new research

No, it ain’t.

A new paper by Dr. Samuel Wang, a professor at Princeton, argues that damage to the cerebellum in the womb could be the root of autism
Though most associate the cerebellum with motor skills, Dr. Wang theorizes it plays a much larger role in a child’s early development
Early brain injury has a major impact on how a child forms normal social relationships according to Dr. Wang

All of those things could be true, of course they could be. But that still ain’t the cause of autism.

You see, autism isn’t actually a “disease”. It’s actually a condition. A symptom if you like.

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