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Vaccines and Autism

The Only Right Answer When It Comes To Vaccines

Emma Jenner | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

I've seen the vaccination debate from many angles, and I think I can help clear some things up. Above all, I want to make it clear to those frightened parents that there's nothing to be afraid of. Here are the most common concerns I hear, and some responses.

Stop Using My Children To Scare Parents Out Of Vaccinating

Jen Forsyth | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Jen Forsyth

As an autism parent, it offends me that my children's condition is being used to scare people away from life-saving medical treatments.

No, Vaccines Won't Harm Your Child

Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/01/2014 04:22 AM EDT on LiveScience Serious reactions to vaccines are rare among children, a...

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.

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 | 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...

Why Are We So Scared?

David Ropeik | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

It is time for us to act, to recognize that the risk of the "perception gap" must be managed just as much as the risk of disease and to regulate the behavior of those who refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children.

Why The Vaccine-Autism Issue Won't Go Away

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Kirby

Why do so many educated, successful parents still believe that the current vaccine schedule can hurt a small percentage of susceptible kids, and that some of those injuries might result in an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

No Link Found Between Vaccine Mercury And Autism

Yahoo! News | Frederik Joelving | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new government study adds to the evidence that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative until recently found in many vaccines, does not increase chi...

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.