Tag Archive for vaccinations

Chiropractors in Australia disassociate with anti-vax claims

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A positive sign but how can you take the idea out of their heads when their practice is based on nonsense to begin with? Chiropractors pushing anti-vaccination line face crackdown, audits. Chiropractors will be forced to stop making anti-vaccination and other misleading claims in a crackdown on shonky operators from the profession’s governing board. Earlier…

The Independent (U.K.) gives Andrew Wakefield front page during measles outbreak

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Just a few days ago, Andrew Wakefield made a statement (on the horrendous Age of Autism org site) that claims “British Government is entirely culpable for measles outbreak” because they did not allow for single vaccines. And, he goes on to say that the [combination] “MMR Vaccine Can Cause Autism” (completely false) thus leaving parents…

The Mercola effect: People believe his stuff

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This piece highlights the reach and damage done by ridiculous websites masquerading as “health” information. A Vaccine Eliminated A Deadly Killer Of Infants. So Why Do Some People Fear It? – Forbes. “We don’t see significant pneumococcal disease in kids anymore,” says Kenneth Bromberg, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Brooklyn Hospital Center. He…

Shame on you American Airlines. Anti-vax harms kids.(Updated: AmerAir defends the ad)

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Media Release – AVN Information to air on American Airlines. The Australian Vaccination Network’s President, Meryl Dorey, has recently participated in an interview which will air for two months on all American Airlines domestic and international flights for the months of July and August, 2012. This interview will cover the following issues: the recent world-wide…

Donald Trump has a theory about vaccines and autism

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Trump warns Fox News viewers: Autism caused by vaccines Business mogul Donald Trump chose the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day to reveal that he “strongly” believes that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are linked to exposure to vaccines. In a Monday interview on Fox News, the reality star explained that a series of casual observations…

Think measles is not a big deal?

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Eliminating measles – personal stories Euronews. Nastasia has made a spectacular recovery. Just a year ago she was in a coma after contracting measles. The 16 year old who lives in Valence, in the South-East of France suddenly complained of a sore throat, red spots appeared and she had a high temperature. After one week at…

Measles outbreak around Liverpool, U.K. Why? The obvious.

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HPA – Measles update 29 February 2012. There are now 36 laboratory confirmed measles cases in and around Liverpool and the numbers are continuing to grow. A further 35 probable cases are under investigation and numerous reports from GPs are in the process of being followed up. The majority of the cases are in Liverpool…

It’s probably not the best idea to ask a chiropractor his opinion on immunizations

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Are vaccinations ‘more harmful than beneficial’? Parents come to Dr. Anthony Arlotti with vaccination concerns ranging from what the side effects are to whether they cause autism. “Basically, it comes down to parents are worried that vaccines are more harmful than beneficial,” said Arlotti, a doctor with Ryder, Barnes and Associates Pediatrics in Mechanicsburg, a…

Wrap-up of News of 2011

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Doubtful News has been on the web since August of 2011 so we don’t have a whole year’s worth of paranormal/pseudoscience/skeptical stories. (But check back this time next year!) Tim Farley has done a year end wrap-up in skeptic news. Don’t miss it. Check it out here on Skepticality. The BIGGEST stories of the year…