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Old April 18th 10, 07:50 AM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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Scientists fear MMR link to autism

By SALLY BECK, Mail on Sunday
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nk-autism.html

18 April 2010

New American research shows that there could be a link between the
controversial MMR triple vaccine and autism and bowel disease in children.

The study appears to confirm the findings of British doctor Andrew
Wakefield, who caused a storm in 1998 by suggesting a possible link.

Now a team from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North
Carolina are examining 275 children with regressive autism and bowel
disease - and of the 82 tested so far, 70 prove positive for the measles
virus.

Last night the team's leader, Dr Stephen Walker, said: 'Of the handful of
results we have in so far, all are vaccine strain and none are wild measles.

'This research proves that in the gastrointestinal tract of a number of
children who have been diagnosed with regressive autism, there is evidence
of measles virus.

'What it means is that the study done earlier by Dr Wakefield and published
in 1998 is correct. That study didn't draw any conclusions about
specifically what it means to find measles virus in the gut, but the
implication is it may be coming from the MMR vaccine. If that's the case,
and this live virus is residing in the gastrointestinal tract of some
children, and then they have GI inflammation and other problems, it may be
related to the MMR.'

The 1998 study by Dr Wakefield, then a reader in gastroenterology at the
Royal Free Hospital in North London, and 12 other doctors claimed to have
found a new bowel disease, autism enterocolitis.

At the time, Dr Wakefield said that although they had not proved a link
between MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and autism, there was cause for
concern and the Government should offer the option single vaccines - instead
of only MMRs - until more research had been done.

The paper - and the confused interpretation of its findings - caused uproar
and led to many parents withdrawing their co-operation for the triple jab.
Ten of the paper's authors also signed retractions on the interpretation but
stood by the science.

This is the second independent study to back up Dr Wakefield. In 2001 John
O'Leary, Professor of Pathology at St James's Hospital and Trinity College,
Dublin, replicated his findings.

Last night Dr Wakefield said: 'This new study confirms what we found in
British children and again with Professor O'Leary. The only exposure these
children have had to measles is through the MMR vaccine.

'They were developing normally until they regressed. They now suffer autism
and bowel disease.

'The Department of Health and some of the media wanted to dismiss our
research as insignificant. The excuse was that no one else had the same
findings as us. What they didn't say is that no one else had looked.'

A spokesman for the Department of Health said they had not read the American
report, but added: 'MMR remains the best form of protection against measles,
mumps and rubella.'


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Old April 18th 10, 08:07 AM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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Default Scientists fear MMR link to autism

this is from 2006, but still valid

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Scientists fear MMR link to autism

By SALLY BECK, Mail on Sunday
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nk-autism.html

18 April 2010

New American research shows that there could be a link between the
controversial MMR triple vaccine and autism and bowel disease in children.

The study appears to confirm the findings of British doctor Andrew
Wakefield, who caused a storm in 1998 by suggesting a possible link.

Now a team from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North
Carolina are examining 275 children with regressive autism and bowel
disease - and of the 82 tested so far, 70 prove positive for the measles
virus.

Last night the team's leader, Dr Stephen Walker, said: 'Of the handful of
results we have in so far, all are vaccine strain and none are wild
measles.

'This research proves that in the gastrointestinal tract of a number of
children who have been diagnosed with regressive autism, there is evidence
of measles virus.

'What it means is that the study done earlier by Dr Wakefield and
published in 1998 is correct. That study didn't draw any conclusions about
specifically what it means to find measles virus in the gut, but the
implication is it may be coming from the MMR vaccine. If that's the case,
and this live virus is residing in the gastrointestinal tract of some
children, and then they have GI inflammation and other problems, it may be
related to the MMR.'

The 1998 study by Dr Wakefield, then a reader in gastroenterology at the
Royal Free Hospital in North London, and 12 other doctors claimed to have
found a new bowel disease, autism enterocolitis.

At the time, Dr Wakefield said that although they had not proved a link
between MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and autism, there was cause for
concern and the Government should offer the option single vaccines -
instead of only MMRs - until more research had been done.

The paper - and the confused interpretation of its findings - caused
uproar and led to many parents withdrawing their co-operation for the
triple jab. Ten of the paper's authors also signed retractions on the
interpretation but stood by the science.

This is the second independent study to back up Dr Wakefield. In 2001 John
O'Leary, Professor of Pathology at St James's Hospital and Trinity
College, Dublin, replicated his findings.

Last night Dr Wakefield said: 'This new study confirms what we found in
British children and again with Professor O'Leary. The only exposure these
children have had to measles is through the MMR vaccine.

'They were developing normally until they regressed. They now suffer
autism and bowel disease.

'The Department of Health and some of the media wanted to dismiss our
research as insignificant. The excuse was that no one else had the same
findings as us. What they didn't say is that no one else had looked.'

A spokesman for the Department of Health said they had not read the
American report, but added: 'MMR remains the best form of protection
against measles, mumps and rubella.'




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Old April 18th 10, 11:43 AM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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Default Scientists fear MMR link to autism

On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 07:50:08 +0100, "john" wrote:

Scientists fear MMR link to autism

By SALLY BECK, Mail on Sunday
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nk-autism.html


Even by the usual decrepit standards of whale woo this takes some
beating.

18 April 2010


No it isn't - it is actually dated 27 May 2006. Are you so short of
material you have to resort to altering the dates by a few years?

New


No, not new, OLD.

The study appears to confirm the findings of British doctor Andrew
Wakefield, who caused a storm in 1998 by suggesting a possible link.


But it didn't did it? Why don't you report on the more recent reports
from that team?

'What it means is that the study done earlier by Dr Wakefield and published
in 1998 is correct.


No it doesn't - they didn't actually find measles did they? (Just
like Wakefield didn't).

Last night Dr Wakefield said:


_Last night_?

A spokesman for the Department of Health said


FOUR years ago?

This is pathetic.

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Old April 18th 10, 06:23 PM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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john wrote:

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Where was this research published?
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Old April 18th 10, 06:24 PM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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john wrote:
this is from 2006, but still valid


If it is still valid, why didn't Dr. Walker publish his findings in a
real journal?

"john" wrote in message
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Old April 19th 10, 07:26 AM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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Default Here is a list of 28 studies from around the world that support Dr. Wakefield’s controversial findings:

http://whale.to/vaccine/mercola_wakefield.html


 




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