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Doctor insights on: Hannah Poling Autism And Vaccines Court Case

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Is it really the case that when you get certain vaccines, your future children can get autism?

Is it really the case that when you get certain vaccines, your future children can get autism?

No: There is no evidence based studies that support this idea. This is a cult idea promoted by the anti-vaccine crowd in the present era.Thirty years ago they pushed the idea it caused cerebral palsy, twenty years ago they pushed the idea it caused crib death. As each issue is eventually proven unrelated they take up a new idea.Sadly, their efforts have resulted in much fear & many preventable deaths. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more


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Is it really the case that the MMR vaccine causes intestinal problems which then leads to autism?

Is it really the case that the MMR vaccine causes intestinal problems which then leads to autism?

Fraudulent research: Wakefield, a british GI doc published a report in a british journal in 1998 proposing such a theory.His research could not be replicated & was later proven to involve fraud.He has been stripped of his medical license & the journal published a retraction. It has led to the deaths of hundreds of children when their frightened parents turned away from vaccines.Shame on him & those who spread this lie. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some reported cases of children who have not received vaccinations developing autism?

Have researchers discovered some reported cases of children who have not received vaccinations developing autism?

No link connecting: Not only are there cases of children developing autism who have not received vaccines, there is no shred of evidence to support vaccines as causing autism. The article that purported to show this has been retracted. Millions of dollars have been spent looking for this link and not a single link has been found. Don't listen to jenny mccarthy, follow the science. ...Read more

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I heard that vaccines cause autism. I am thinking of foregoing vaccines.

I heard that vaccines cause autism.  I am thinking of foregoing vaccines.

Put This To Bed: Immunizations may be the single safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years. They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and haved saved literally millions of children's lives. There is no scientific evidence that any vaccine causes autism and huge amounts of independent research proving that that they do not cause autism. Immunize! ...Read more

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Why do people think vaccines lead to autism?

Why do people think vaccines lead to autism?

Unethical: A paper published several years ago linked autism to MMR vaccination. Since then many follow up studies and investigations have disproven it completely. The author of the original study was later found to have altered his results due to having financial gain out of such results. It is a sad case of unethical medical behavior which has caused much confusion. ...Read more

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What exactly is the link between vaccines and autism?

Absolutely None: After millions of dollars of research not 1 link between vaccines and autism has been established.Other than the unvaccinated kids get autism as often as those vaccinated and are more likely to be sick with diseases that the vaccines prevent. ...Read more

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Which specific vaccines are linked to autism disorder?

None: No vaccine is linked to autism. The one article that advanced this idea was published in a british medical journal, the lancet, a few years ago. Last year, the author admitted that he had falsified the data. Avoiding proper vaccination on these grounds is not only harmful to your child, but to the population as a whole. ...Read more

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Is there a link between autism and vaccines?

Is there a link between autism and vaccines?

False associations : The vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy, now autism over the past 30 yrs. Each time science has proven them wrong. The british doc who claimed MMR triggered cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene or chromosome linked defect.Future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more