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Sites listed in this category focus on the issues surrounding vaccinations and their possible link to the development of autism or related disorders.
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BBC News: Parents Reassured on Vaccine - Doctors say there is no link between a vaccine for mumps, measles and rubella, and autism or bowel disease in children. NPR : Commentary: Autism and Vaccination - A panel of experts affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences says mercury in vaccines is not causing a rise in childhood autism. But many advocates for children's health aren't convinced. Commentator David Ropeik wonders if they've closed their minds to the facts. [2:49 Realaudio broadcast] NPR : Researcher Denies Link of Vaccines to Autism - A New York Times Magazine article says a prominent vaccine researcher became concerned about the safety of some childhood inoculations. But the researcher says his views on a link with autism have been misrepresented. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports. [3:35 Realaudio broadcast] NPR : Web Site Seeks ID for 'Lilly Bandit' - The Web site has offered a $10,000 reward to whoever can prove the identity of what the site is calling 'The Eli Lilly Bandit.' Someone inserted two paragraphs into the Homeland Security Bill protecting drug manufacturer Eli Lilly from lawsuits by parents who claim the company's vaccines caused their children's autism. NPR's Alex Chadwick reports. [4:21 Realaudio broadcast] NPR : Homeland Security Provision Bars Lawsuits Against Drug Maker - A last-minute addition to the Homeland Security Act effectively cancels more than 200 lawsuits against drug maker Eli Lilly. The cases involve children whose autism may be tied to a vaccine developed by Lilly. NPR's Julie Rovner reports. [3:53 Realaudio broadcast] NPR: Autism - A growing number of parents believe that vaccines are to blame for their children's autism, and they went to Capitol Hill to testify before a House committee. NPR reports on the vaccine's connection to autism, and the research into other possible causes, such as genetics. [12:52 streaming audio broadcast] NPR : MMR Autism - NPR's Jon Hamilton reports on a new study showing no link between a commonly used childhood vaccine and autism. The 14-year-long study in California kindergartens failed to find an association between a rise in reported autism cases in the state and the MMR vaccine. The research appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [4:13 Realaudio broadcast] CDC Knew: Mercury in Vaccines Induces Autism - Studies the CDC hidden from the public supporting a link between vaccines and autism. Autism - Cut The Crap - CDC and FDA officials claim researchers and scientists conducted bogus studies supporting a link between mercury in vaccines and autism, but the experts have experience in vaccine safety and/or toxicology and environmental health. Thimerosal in Childhood Vaccines, Neurodevelopment Disorders, and Heart Disease - An informative paper by Mark and David Geier published on the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. MMR doctor links 170 cases of autism to vaccine - Dr. Andrew Wakefield identified 170 cases of autism and bowel disease in children who had the triple-dose injection. Bad Science : The Media's MMR Hoax - Edited extract from Ben Goldacre's book "Bad Science" criticizing the media's role in the MMR/autism scare. Jenny McCarthy Body Count - Counting the number of vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses in the United States since June 2007 when Jenny McCarthy started her anti-vaccination rhetoric. [CDC] Vaccines and Autism Theory - Answers to questions about autism and vaccines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Anti-vaccine autism campaigners lose court battle - Article in "New Scientist" describes the failed attempt by US parents to claim compensation. US vaccines on trial over link to autism - "New Scientist" reports on the questionable credentials of experts advising parents in an autism compensation case. AntiAntiVax - Simple point-by-point rebuttal of many statements made by those campaigning against vaccinations. Panel Finds no Credible Link between Vaccines, Autism - "The Institute of Medicine, an influential adviser of the government on scientific matters, said yesterday there is no credible evidence that either the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine or vaccines containing the preservative thimerosal cause autism." The Sunday Times : MMR Doctor Andrew Wakefield Fixed Data on Autism - Investigative report claiming that the doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism. Science-Based Medicine: Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey, and "Green Our Vaccines": Anti-vaccine, not "pro-safe vaccine" - David Gorski examines the "Green our Vaccines" campaign and explains why it should be considered an anti-vaccination campaign. News - Deadly immunity - "When a study revealed that mercury in childhood vaccines may have caused autism in thousands of kids, the government rushed to conceal the data -- and to prevent parents from suing drug companies for their role in the epidemic."
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