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Dear Parents, You Are Being Lied To

Jennifer Raff | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Raff

You owe it to your children, and to yourself, to thoroughly investigate the issue. Don't rely on what some stranger on the internet says (not even me!). Read the scientific studies that I linked to in this post for yourself, and talk to your pediatricians.

Alarming Measles Outbreak Hits California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living

A shocking 49 measles cases have been reported in California to date in 2014, up from only four at this same time last year. The outbreak is reign...

I'm Coming Out... as Pro-Vaccine

JJ Keith | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
JJ Keith

This tendency for vaccinating parents to stay out of the discussion is what's causing vaccination to lose its bandwagon appeal. Anti-vaxers are loud. The rest of us need to be loud too, because there's nothing crunchy about a resurgence of polio.

The True Cost of Not Vaccinating Your Children: Reviving a Dead Disease

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Elijah Wolfson

Not vaccinating your children has real costs. From a purely economic perspective, there is a pretty solid incentive for making vaccination a worldwide requirement.

Cara Santa Maria

Vaccines And Autism: A Dangerous Misunderstanding

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

The vaccine-autism controversy has been brewing ever since Andrew Wakefield published his infamous 1998 paper in The Lancet. Fourteen years later, the...

Measles: Back To The Future Of Public Health?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If measles does make a meaningful comeback, it would imply public health is sliding back as we head into the future. We don't want to go there.

U.S. Measles Cases At 15-Year High: What Should You Do?

AP/The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 07.25.2011 | Healthy Living

Health officials say 118 cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far this year -- the highest number this early in the year since ...

Government and Many Scientists Agree: Vaccine-Autism Research Should Continue

David Kirby | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home
David Kirby

As the following comments, funding decisions, research priorities and published papers suggest, the U.S. government and many scientists will be researching and discussing this topic for years to come.

Weekly Pulse: White House Takes Offensive Against Health Care Repeal

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week, House Republicans will hold a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill is expecte...

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...

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 Censorship of Autism Treatment

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

We need a thousand doctors like Andrew Wakefield, who are willing to risk their careers and reputations in order to find out what is happening to our children and how to heal them.

Kathleen Sebelius: Autism Now Hits 1 In 100 Children, We Have No Idea Why

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Washington loves to dump its bad news on a Friday afternoon, and today it confirmed that one percent of American children (and by extension, perhaps 1-in-58 boys) has an autism spectrum disorder.

A Decade Of Questioning Harm And The Autism-Vaccine Connection

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

For over a decade, I've relentlessly searched for answers to the connections I believe exist between my son's autism and vaccines he received.

Should a Former Playboy Model Trump an Experienced Health Care Expert? You Decide

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lovinger

I am an internist, and I know many important things about vaccinations, but the bottom line is they save lives. And there's no evidence that they cause autism.

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.

Top Federal Autism Panel Votes For Millions in Vaccine Research

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

The Inter-Agency Autism Coordinating Committee has voted to recommend earmarking millions of dollars in research funds to study the possible role of vaccines in the causation of autism.

Former UK Science Chief -- Vaccines Cause Autism: "What More Evidence is Needed?"

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

The problem is, there is simply no such thing as "scientific consensus" when it comes to vaccines and autism.