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Andrew Wakefield

A Simple Solution to the Great American Measles Scare

James Moore | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
James Moore

In an era of profound medical advancements in drug therapies and technologies, the U.S. finds itself immersed in a controversy over the very basic iss...

Lynne Peeples

The Public Health Consequences Of Shoddy Science | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

The current outbreak of measles, on pace to become the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago, was made ...

How Fraud Underlies Anti-Vaccine Claims

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Despite the pain of needle pricks, we need to get shots -- and read claims about science carefully. Even if we may not like it. The dangers of doing otherwise could be deadly.

The Anti-Vaxx Doctor Who 'Screwed Up The Whole Universe'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The recent measles outbreak in California and across the country has unleashed a new wave of controversy about vaccines. Most have decried the anti-va...

Jenny McCarthy's View

Nathan Risinger | Posted 10.19.2013 | Media
Nathan Risinger

Proselytizing of any shape or stripe should be viewed with a raised eyebrow and a challenging question. When this proselytizing is based on what one might charitably term pseudoscience (but truly resembles complete quackery) we should not simply be skeptical, we should be incredulous.

Chicago Sun-Times Signs Jenny McCarthy to Write Parenting Advice Blog

Paul Raeburn | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Jenny McCarthy is entitled to her opinion and her mommy instinct, but she's not entitled to the validation and amplification that come with a job as a daily blogger for the Sun-Times. As Maria Puente writes at USA Today, "She definitely has a voice, and now she has a megaphone."

Why Does Donald Trump Think Vaccines Cause Autism?

Noah Gray | Posted 06.13.2012 | Science
Noah Gray

Why would Mr. Trump do this? Why would he carelessly extend a wildly unpopular theory amongst researchers to a public that may not be aware of the actual science and decade-plus amount of work that have gone into discrediting the link between vaccines and autism?

Unencumbered By Facts: What Upsets Me Most About the Anti-vaccine Movement

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

For me, this isn't about fighting. I'm not on a pro-vaccine crusade. My only crusade as a pediatrician is to keep my patients healthy -- and vaccines are part of what I use to do just that.

Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Cara Santa Maria

Why, if a free flu vaccination is offered to you only steps from your desk, would you opt not to partake? It's time to cut down the myths.

Looking Back on the Vaccine-Autism Controversy

Harold Pollack | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Harold Pollack

I wrote a review article about the vaccine-autism controversy in the current issue of the policy-wonk journal Democracy. (If you don't read Democracy,...

Supporting Real Autism Science

Todd Drezner | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

The fight about Wakefield is a fight about the past. And that fight has actually hurt scientific research that could eventually help many autistic people. It's time to move on.

Andrew Wakefield's Vaccination and Autism Study: Allegations of Fraud With Financial Motivations

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

I don't know how many different ways the medical community can say this: Childhood vaccinations do not cause autism. As any competent researcher will tell you, the facts speak for themselves.

Reasons For the Anti-Vaccine Movement's Appeal

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Elaine Schattner

There are a few lessons that can be learned about communication in medicine and news from the recently retracted vaccine and autism paper.

Weekly Pulse: Giffords Shooting Reveals Flaws in U.S. Mental Health Services

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a constituent outreach event in a supermarket...

In The Vaccine/Autism Debate, What Can Parents Believe?

Jenny McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jenny McCarthy

I have never met stronger women than the moms of children with autism... This hoopla made us a little stronger, and more determined to fight for the truth about what's happening to our kids.

Samira Nanda

WATCH: Latest Autism News Explained By Huffington Post Senior Health Editor | Samira Nanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Senior Health Editor Alana B. Elias Kornfeld discusses the story that's hot on HuffPost Health. The story that's making waves is the recent report pub...

Is Wakefield Losing His Base?

Ken Reibel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Reibel

Andrew Wakefield says he is not going away, but if last week's anti-vaccine rally in Chicago is any indication, his audience is.

Is Jenny McCarthy Afraid Of The Truth About Autism?

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Iris Erlingsdottir

My aunt will never forget that day in 1975, when her 20 month old daughter woke up from a nap, crying petulantly. The child seemed to be having diffic...

Andrew Wakefield, British Doctor, Banned who linked autism to vaccine

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The doctor whose research linking autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella influenced millions of parents to refuse the sh...

Autism: The Definition of A Social Wrong

Amanda Copeland | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Copeland

We on the frontlines of this world-wide epidemic watch autism pioneers taken down by either a kangaroo court like the GMC or the corporate run media, and scratch our heads in utter stupification.

Waking Up From the Wakefield Nightmare

Tim Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Ellis

Yesterday, February 2nd 2010, respected medical journal The Lancet came to the long-overdue conclusion that a "study" which included a sample size far...

The Lancet Retracts Dr. Andrew Wakefield's Article On The Autism/Vaccine Connection

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

What is clear is that a sloppy evaluation by a medical journal combined with research poorly done is being used to discredit those of us who believe that real research into the causes of autism must continue.

Vaccine Denial = Scientific Illiteracy

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob Dickerman

It doesn't matter what the science says, because these people don't care about science. Their argument is purely ideological, and does not belong in any discussion of scientific, medical, or political policy.

Why I Can Never Die: Autism and Aging

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

You think wrinkles and gray hair are the scourges of aging? Try imagining your child with autism as an adult and at the mercy of a state run home, an ...

UK Autism Doctor Launches Formal Complaint Against London Sunday Times Reporter

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

It has been a full month since the Sunday Times article ran on Dr. Wakefield's autism research, and Wakefield has remained relatively silent about it - until now.