- Krispy Kreme coming to Cape Girardeau (12/14/17)2
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Former Wimpy's Drive-In owner Freeman Lewis dies (12/9/17)2
- Cape schools to get two new principals, assistant superintendent (12/13/17)1
- Feds ask judge to impose $6.5 million punishment for Cape surgeon (12/7/17)9
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Kelso resident brings home $60K in lottery winnings (12/14/17)
- Makeover at the movies: Transformation complete inside Cape theater (12/8/17)4
U.S. plans controversial autism study
The government wants to test chelation, a treatment for lead poisoning, on children with autism -- even though there's no evidence it leads to improvements.
Proof that chelation doesn't work might dissuade many parents from trying it, the government theorizes. Other scientists decry it as quack medicine.
Chelation treatment can involve pills, suppositories or IV treatment. Side effects can include rashes, low white blood cells and vomiting. Also, three deaths have been linked to medication errors involving the IV treatment.