Analysis of Newspaper Research Report Results Paper

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Analysis of Newspaper Research Report Results Paper
Diana Hernandez
HCS/438
6/8/2015
Dr. Silvio Di Gregorio

Introduction In this article, Wang (2014) has written about several studies which allow us to explore the possibility of risk factors that are associated with the link to autism before birth, and to look at what scientific evidence is showing as opposed to what the media coverage speculates about autism. This challenges us to approach the risks of autism different from what recent press attention has written about it and to explore other clues into autistic brains.
The Statistical Procedures Mentioned in the Study New studies show that abnormalities may appear in autistic brains prior to birth. The purpose of this article is to open people’s eyes to true risk factors associated with autism and not false beliefs. The measure of risk ratio was used to compare odds of different circumstances in the life and environment of autistic children. The big question Wang asks is “How large is the increase risk for autism?” According to the CDC (2015), the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network estimates one out of every 68 children is identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In the last few years, the focus has shifted from environmental factors and the diagnosis at the age of two or three, and the new focus is on the importance of inheritance factors. The risk factors are divided into two sections. One side shows the amount of time the press and media has focused on newspapers and articles claiming the risks of autism within their story, most notably in the subject of childhood vaccination and air pollutants such a mercury (Wang, 2014). Next, a side comparison of actual risks based on more than 20 years of scientific research, depicts several different factors where autism are more likely to develop. These include the…...

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