Sites listed in this category focus on the issues surrounding vaccinations and their possible link to the development of autism or related disorders.
Article in "New Scientist" describes the failed attempt by US parents to claim compensation.
Simple point-by-point rebuttal of many statements made by those campaigning against vaccinations.
CDC and FDA officials claim researchers and scientists conducted bogus studies supporting a link between mercury in vaccines and autism, but the experts have experience in vaccine safety and/or toxicology and environmental health.
Edited extract from Ben Goldacre's book "Bad Science" criticizing the media's role in the MMR/autism scare.
Doctors say there is no link between a vaccine for mumps, measles and rubella, and autism or bowel disease in children.
Studies the CDC hidden from the public supporting a link between vaccines and autism.
Counting the number of vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses in the United States since June 2007 when Jenny McCarthy started her anti-vaccination rhetoric.
Dr. Andrew Wakefield identified 170 cases of autism and bowel disease in children who had the triple-dose injection.
A panel of experts affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences says mercury in vaccines is not causing a rise in childhood autism. But many advocates for children's health aren't convinced. Commentator David Ropeik wonders if they've closed their minds to the facts. [2:49 Realaudio broadcast]
A last-minute addition to the Homeland Security Act effectively cancels more than 200 lawsuits against drug maker Eli Lilly. The cases involve children whose autism may be tied to a vaccine developed by Lilly. NPR's Julie Rovner reports. [3:53 Realaudio broadcast]
NPR's Jon Hamilton reports on a new study showing no link between a commonly used childhood vaccine and autism. The 14-year-long study in California kindergartens failed to find an association between a rise in reported autism cases in the state and the MMR vaccine. The research appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [4:13 Realaudio broadcast]
A New York Times Magazine article says a prominent vaccine researcher became concerned about the safety of some childhood inoculations. But the researcher says his views on a link with autism have been misrepresented. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports. [3:35 Realaudio broadcast]
The Web site TomPaine.com has offered a $10,000 reward to whoever can prove the identity of what the site is calling 'The Eli Lilly Bandit.' Someone inserted two paragraphs into the Homeland Security Bill protecting drug manufacturer Eli Lilly from lawsuits by parents who claim the company's vaccines caused their children's autism. NPR's Alex Chadwick reports. [4:21 Realaudio broadcast]
A growing number of parents believe that vaccines are to blame for their children's autism, and they went to Capitol Hill to testify before a House committee. NPR reports on the vaccine's connection to autism, and the research into other possible causes, such as genetics. [12:52 streaming audio broadcast]
"The Institute of Medicine, an influential adviser of the government on scientific matters, said yesterday there is no credible evidence that either the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine or vaccines containing the preservative thimerosal cause autism."
"When a study revealed that mercury in childhood vaccines may have caused autism in thousands of kids, the government rushed to conceal the data -- and to prevent parents from suing drug companies for their role in the epidemic."
David Gorski examines the "Green our Vaccines" campaign and explains why it should be considered an anti-vaccination campaign.
Investigative report claiming that the doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism.
An informative paper by Mark and David Geier published on the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.
"New Scientist" reports on the questionable credentials of experts advising parents in an autism compensation case.
Answers to questions about autism and vaccines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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