Thimerosal not likely a major cause. But vaccination still may be linked to Autsim.
March 2, 2008 07:22
According to the newest data, which does not exclude thimerosol as a cause of autism, it is clear that it is not a major cause. Thimerosol would have to be, at most, a minor factor.
It is possible, some now think, that the vaccines themselves, or chemicals in the vaccines, could be responsible for the rise in autism. Research into this is needed so that we can reduce the number of children afflicted by this devastating condition.
Vaccines: Double or Nothing
June 29, 2007 10:28
The case of a tragically ill Arizona girl seemed to hinge on the legitimacy of an Irish laboratory's findings of measles virus fragments in the girl's GI tract. The complaint was framed, at the start, as a test case for the theory that two kinds of vaccines,... (Read Article)
Post smallpox vaccination fever risk
June 22, 2007 10:31
U.S. researchers spotted eight common genetic variations linked to susceptibility to fever following smallpox vaccination. The findings might help lead to a genetic test that can identify people who are at increased risk for developing vaccine-related fevers.... (Read Article)
Major changes in 2007 vaccination schedule
January 9, 2007 12:21
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its annual recommended immunization schedules for children and adolescents in the United States -- these include extending the age range for influenza vaccination and giving the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine,... (Read Article)
Research May Lead to Better Flu Vaccines
January 8, 2007 12:25
Researchers report that more effective flu vaccines might be on the horizon. While researchers have already deciphered the molecular structures of essentially all flu virus strains, less is understood about how the immune system recognizes these pathogens. Researchers 58 strains of influenza A virus. They looked at how the difference between strains of bird flu viruses and human flu viruses. The immunity a person has developed toward one strain may provide protection against another. (Yahoo)
6,000 Maryland students have no vaccinations paperwork
January 6, 2007 12:20
More than 6,000 students in the Maryland suburbs of Washington were kept out of classes because they did not have a proper record of vaccinations. A new law requiring students in sixth through ninth grades to provide records of chickenpox and hepatitis B vaccinations took effect in 2007.
School officials say they've been working for months to get the word out, but some parents didn't pay attention.