Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Vaccine-cause theory for autism debunked again

Finding out that your child is autistic is devastating. Thinking that you may have caused it or played a role in it through an action you thought was best for your child, is even more devastating. That’s what many parents went through when the rumours started spreading that the rising rates of autism was due to the vaccination programs for our children.

Time and time again, it’s been found that the vaccines are not linked and that is a very unfortunate coincidence that autism is noticed or starts around the same time vaccines are administered. Unfortunately, some people still believe it though, and will not get their children vaccinated. Or if they have, they blame themselves.

I hope that the most recent study, written about in this article, Study casts doubt on autism-vaccine link, will start putting this to rest. We need to put our efforts into finding out what really causes autism and stop making parents feel guilty about choices that they have made.

>Autism Vox is a very interesting blog on everything autism. I recommend you check it out if you want to learn more about the disorder.

News for Today:

Northerners should boost vitamin D exposure: study
Avian flu viruses don't easily infect people: U.S. scientists
U.S. experts change advice on kids' allergies
Study casts doubt on autism-vaccine link
Disordered eating less common among teen girls who regularly eat family meals
Lack of vitamin D may increase heart disease risk
Here's something new to worry about: Anxiety hikes heart attack risk

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