Elsevier: Article Locator. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Other information on the causes of autism Genetics One of the best ways to determine whether a particular disease or syndrome is genetic is to examine the incidence in identical and fraternal twins.
Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism? You know the rule.
The answer is, “No.” But the assertion has gone viral on social media thanks to the zombie-like resurrection of a long-told, oft-debunked story that the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is hiding its own data linking autism and mercury in vaccines. If you see such assertions in your timelines and newsfeeds (sample headline: “CDC Caught Hiding Data Showing Mercury in Vaccines Linked to Autism”), send the disseminators here.
Study Linking Childhood Vaccine And Autism Was Fraudulent. Jeff J.
Mitchell/Getty Images Just when you think there's nothing left to say about a 13-year-old paper that purported to link childhood vaccination and autism, it turns out you're wrong. A case-control study of autism and mumps-measles-rubella vaccination using the general practice research database: design and methodology. The General Practice Research Database (GPRD) The GPRD (previously known as the VAMP Research Bank) was set up in 1987 and is now held by the Medicines Control Agency [27,28].
It contains complete prescribing and diagnostic information from a large number of general practices and is the largest source of continuous data on illness and prescribing habits in the United Kingdom. Wendy Chung: Autism — what we know (and what we don't know yet) A Message for the Anti-Vaccine Movement.
The Autism-Vaccine Myth. Share By Emily Willingham and Laura Helft Posted 09.05.14 NOVA The assertion that vaccines could be linked to autism burst onto the international stage with the 1998 publication of a paper in the British journal The Lancet.
Sensationalist media coverage of the claim followed. The paper, which suggested a link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, was eventually retracted in 2010. Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism Concerns. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that is caused by differences in how the brain functions.
People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in different ways. Recent estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network found that about 1 in 68 children have been identified with ASD in communities across the United States.