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De Niro Defends Screening of Anti-Vaxxer Film

He says he wants a 'conversation around the issue'

(Newser) - Robert De Niro says he's not anti-vaccination—he's just in favor of screening an anti-vaccination documentary made by a disgraced medical researcher. The actor is defending his decision to include Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe at New York City's Tribeca Film Festival, which he co-founded, Rolling Stone... More »

Pivotal Autism-Vaccine Study an 'Elaborate Fraud'

British Medical Journal suggests doctor altered data for profit

(Newser) - One more big strike against a pivotal 1998 study that linked autism with childhood vaccines and triggered parental alarms that continue today: The British Medical Journal is out with a scathing report that accuses lead researcher Andrew Wakefield of "elaborate fraud" and suggests he falsified data to earn a... More »

Journal Retracts Study Linking Autism with Vaccination

Says infamous paper wasn't properly randomized

(Newser) - Ever heard of that study linking the MMR vaccine with autism? Well, never mind, says the Lancet, the British medical journal that published the study back in 1998. The journal today retracted and discredited the study, saying its author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, hadn’t properly randomized the study or cleared... More »

New Study Finds No Vaccine Link to Autism

MMR shot not guilty, say researchers

(Newser) - A new study concludes that a childhood vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella is not linked to autism, reports the Washington Post. Researchers studied bowel biopsies from 38 autistic children and found no link between the vaccine and the digestive problems often associated with autism. The results, which contradict the... More »

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