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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:17 AM
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Scientists dismiss evidence of MMR link with autism
Scientists dismiss evidence of MMR link with autism
By Sam Lister, Health Correspondent



SCIENTISTS have strongly rejected any suggestion that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, MMR, is linked to disorders such as autism.

An analysis of 31 MMR studies by the Cochrane Library, the most authoritative source of evidence-based medicine, has shown no credible grounds for claims of serious harm.

Uptake of the vaccine decreased sharply after research by Andrew Wakefield, published in The Lancet in 1998, suggested a direct causal link between autism and Crohns disease. The research, since discredited, resulted in the uptake falling to less than 70 per cent in some parts of Britain far below the 95 per cent recommended by the World Health Organisation. This has been blamed for contributing to an increase in measles and mumps.

Health campaigners hope that the latest analysis, published in the Cochrane Review, will boost the MMR uptake. It supports a study published in The Lancet last year that poured scorn on the suggestion of a link between the combined vaccine and autism.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,172-1832305,0...
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:20 AM
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1. Reality will have no effect what so ever on the claims of the anti-vaccine
adherents.

Mercury is mercury to them, except of course when its in tuna fish.
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:21 AM
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3. No mercury in the MMR jabs.
This never calimed by Wakefield and his fan club.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:34 AM
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4. Yep. None so blind as he who WILL not see. Sad, but true.
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:20 AM
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2. So much for Dr Andrew 'The Quack' Wakefield, a wide-boy now
under the sponsorship of US fundemental Christians linked to Bush's WH2000 campaign pioneers, who are backing his investments in a new patent medicine for measles, based on 'goat serum' invented by Prof Hugh Fudenberg, former associate of General Albert Stubblebine III - the US Army Psychic Spying Corp mastermind who invented 'Psychic Gat-Staring'....

Sheeeshhhhhhhhhh.
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dwckabal Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:40 PM
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5. The headline is worded incorrectly
in my opinion.

The way it reads now, it sounds like scientists are dismissing evidence of a link, when in fact, there is no evidence or link at all.
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