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

  1. 5 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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  4. Visit  Caffeine_IV profile page
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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.
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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.
  6. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Yup, no matter what hard research says, there are those that still have the herd mentality.
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  7. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  11. Visit  MN-Nurse profile page
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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.
  12. Visit  thelema13 profile page
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    Hopefully polio doesn't come back....
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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.
    I can't speak to the validity of this myself, but I am an undergrad, and my Nutrition professor told us all about this - that the guy ended up being a total fraud. My professor proceeded to tell us that, while speaking at a conference in Texas (the professor has a Doctorate Neurology and Endocrinology or something like that, and often speaks to doctors, etc. on nutrition), he publicly detested the actions of this particular British doctor. He then described to us his surprise when, after the conference, someone came up to him and informed him that the fraudulent British doctor was not only at the conference, but also, he practices in Texas!!
  14. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    I actually showed this article to a parent yesterday that responded something along the lines of 'well another mom I know has a friend with kid who is brain damaged because of a vaccine'. This is what makes me seriously question the informed proxy decision that parents make for their kids.
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  15. Visit  Jory profile page
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    I went to school with a tree-hugging friend that had her 11 month old to die from whooping cough. She was pregnant with her second child and doesn't plan on vaccinating the next one either.

    There is now a custody battle for the new baby and I hope the grandparents win.
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