New CDC study: Number of early childhood vaccines NOT linked to autism

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    From NPR:

    A large new government study should reassure parents who are afraid that kids are getting autism because they receive too many vaccines too early in life.

    The study, by researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, found no connection between the number of vaccines a child received and his or her risk of autism spectrum disorder. It also found that even though kids are getting more vaccines these days, those vaccines contain many fewer of the substances that provoke an immune response.


    Full article with audio :
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013...cc=nh-20130329
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Mar 30, '13 : Reason: ToS/edited for copyright
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    Thanks for this article. I'm one that rides the fence about vaccines. My one year old has some coming up that I had declined/planned to delay.
    tewdles and GrnTea like this.
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    GrnTea: Thanks for this. Some people who are vehemently anti-vaccine won't change their minds regardless of the evidence, but hopefully there are enough of those who recognize the validity of these studies who will immunize their children appropriately.
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    Yup, no matter what hard research says, there are those that still have the herd mentality.
    PMFB-RN and tewdles like this.
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    Unfortunately there are many people who are adamantly against vaccines who believe the CDC is all part of the lie. There is a "doctor" on the radio in my part of the world would say that the CDC is just another pawn for the "military/pharmaceutical complex."
    Not_A_Hat_Person, Altra, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.
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    I don't think a "new" study was necessary considering that the British study that claimed to link the two was found to be fraudulent.

    The doctor that was in charge of the study lost his medical license for it.
    gerbilqueen, elkpark, tigerlogic, and 4 others like this.
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    Quote from Jory
    I don't think a "new" study was necessary considering that the British study that claimed to link the two was found to be fraudulent.

    The doctor that was in charge of the study lost his medical license for it.
    The sad thing is...there are parents who are 100% sure that a vaccine "caused" their child's autism despite the fact that the study that initially proposed the link was discredited many years ago.
    elkpark, Not_A_Hat_Person, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.
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    There was a Danish study several years back that also disproved any connection, caused a huge crack in the belief that there was one. But, of course, time marches on and a new crop of upset parents will again buy into it again.
    Fiona59 likes this.
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    In other news, the US really landed on the moon and Dick Cheney did not plan 9/11.

    Oh, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
    chare, duskyjewel, mmc51264, and 5 others like this.
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    Hopefully polio doesn't come back....


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