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Study Says MMR Vaccine Not Linked to Autism; Some Parents Not Convinced

Since 2001, thousands of parents of autistic children have filed suit and asked for damages through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program at Health and Human Services Administration. They allege that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine caused their child to develop autism.

Now special masters in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled that three families cannot be compensated through this program because there is no scientific evidence that the MMR vaccine causes autism.

Despite this and previous court rulings based on similar scientific evidence, a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics found that about 25 percent of all parents still believe that vaccines cause autism, more than 50 percent worry when their child gets vaccinated, and 11.5 percent have refused at least one vaccine.

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Tylenol After Vaccines Linked to Increased Risk of Autism

A University of California, San Diego study found that children who took Tylenol after the administration of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) had six times the risk for autism.

Dr. S.T. Schultz studied 86 children with autism and 80 control children and found there was no similar risk if the children were given ibuprofen after vaccination.

Many parents of children with autism , blamed mercury in vaccines for their children's conditions; however, this cause has been ruled out by previous studies.

The new study appears in the journal Autism.

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Study Says MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism

The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine does not raise a child's risk for autism, according to a major new study published in the journal Public Library of Science.

Researchers from Columbia School of Public Health, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Trinity College Dublin investigated the implications of a 1998 British study. That study found that children who had measles RNA in their gastro-intestinal tracts (GIs) were more likely to be autistic and to have GI problems.

The new study compared tissue biopsies from the GI tracts of children with autism and GI problems with those of children who had no developmental delays but who were undergoing biopsies for GI problems.

One of every 25 in the autistic group and one in 13 in the control group showed slight levels of measles RNA.

"This was a rigorous analysis," said Dr. Ian Lipkin, director of the School of Public Health Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. "We found no evidence that gastrointestinal pathology consistently preceded autism, and we found that the MMR did not consistently precede either autism or GI pathology."

Rick Rollens, a father of an autistic child, said that the study does not exonerate the role of all vaccines. Mr. Rollens is a founder of the M.I.N.D. (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Institute at the University of California.

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Possible Correlation between Vaccines and Neurological Disorders?

Generation Rescue, an organization that was formed by parents of children who have been diagnosed with neurological disorders, recently conducted a phone survey that may force the Centers for Disease Control to study the effects of vaccines on children.
"The survey... compared vaccinated and unvaccinated children in nine counties in Oregon and California. Among more than 9,000 boys age 4-17, the survey found vaccinated boys were two and a half times (155%) more likely to have neurological disorders compared to their unvaccinated peers."
The study also found that vaccinated boys between 11 and 17 were 317% more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than unvaccinated boys. Read more at Pharma-Lexicon.com.

While many people believe that vaccinations are the cause, scientists say people are born with Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Unfortunately, scientists do not fully understand the genetics of PPDs and have found no cure for them, they have discovered new ways of helping, educating and rehabilitating people with PPDs. Learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders from www.yourlittleprofessor.com.

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British Doc Loses License Over Disproved Autism-Vaccine Claims

A British doctor who was the first to say autism was caused by vaccinations has lost his license to practice medicine in Great Britain.

  • In 1998 Dr. Andrew Wakefield published an article in the prestigious British journal Lancet, in which he described his study that linked a vaccination for measles, mumps, and rubella to autism.
  • Ever since then, many parents in Great Britain have refused to have their children vaccinated
  • As a consequence, there are outbreaks of measles in that country every year.
  • Dr. Wakefield's original study had now been discredited.

Dr. Wakefield was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by Britain's General Medical Council.
 

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