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Withdrawal of Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival Revives Controversy

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

Robert De Niro opened up an old debate for new scrutiny when he decided to yank Andrew Wakefield's documentary, "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,...

The Year in Autism

Hannah Brown | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Hannah Brown

As I take a little time out now as World Autism Awareness Day rolls around again and look back at the year in autism, both around the world and in my own home, I'm trying not worry.

Controversial Anti-Vaccine Film Cut From Tribeca Finds Studio To Back Distribution

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES ( - Cinema Libre Studio has announced it will distribute the controversial documentary "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,"...

Tribeca Follies

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 03.29.2016 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

As the dust settles, it becomes increasingly clear that the Tribeca Film Festival organizers made a terrible decision to include the pseudo-scientific...

Robert De Niro Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Doc From Tribeca

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.26.2016 | Entertainment

A controversial anti-vaccination documentary has been pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival lineup after it was met with fierce criticism, festival co...

This Is What Rich People Get Wrong About Poverty

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we sought out simple answers to tough health questions. While such questions require a ...

Robert De Niro On Why He Wants Controversial Anti-Vax Doc Shown At Tribeca

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.27.2016 | Entertainment

UPDATE: On Saturday, Robert De Niro decided to pull "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe" from the Tribeca Film Festival. PREVIOUSLY: Robert De Niro...

Disgraced Anti-Vax Doc Is Back.. With A Documentary About Himself

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living

UPDATE: Robert De Niro, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, announced Saturday they would no longer screen Andrew Wakefield’s film. De Niro sai...

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.