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After the alleged cover-up, National Vaccine Info Center calls for removal of vaccine safety oversight from US Dept of HHS. Read more:

WASHINGTON–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is renewing its call for oversight of vaccine safety to be removed from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which is responsible for vaccine development, regulation, policymaking, promotion and serves as a legal respondent and administrator for the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). NVIC’s call comes after a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a public statement on Aug. 27, 2014 admitting that he and other CDC officials, including the current CDC Director of Immunization Safety, published an MMR vaccine safety study in 2004 that “omitted statistically significant information” and “relevant findings” and that “the final study protocol was not followed.” “Congress needs to act now to eliminate conflicts of interest within the nation’s vaccination system. The health of our children is at stake” “The latest statements made by a CDC senior scientist ...

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More on the use of medical marijuana to treat autism

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – One in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. While a lot of medications have proven to be ineffective, one treatment has been giving families some hope. Jennifer Swanson-Collins talks about how she has been using cannabis oil to treat her two autistic children.

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Do specialized lenses improve signs of dyslexia? See the latest:

UK dyslexia charities should give a more balanced account of the evidence for coloured overlays and lenses in dyslexia say experts on thebmj.com today. Between 3-6% of children in the UK have substantial difficulties learning to read, a condition often referred to as “dyslexia.” They are at high risk of educational underachievement, explain consultant ophthalmologist Philip Griffiths and colleagues in an editorial. An accumulation of evidence supports the view that dyslexia is a verbal (not visual) disorder, and shows that reading difficulties are best addressed by interventions that target underlying weaknesses in phonological language skills and letter knowledge. Yet dyslexia is often associated with subjective experiences of visual distortions that lead to discomfort during reading (sometimes termed ‘visual stress‘). It has been argued that these symptoms can be alleviated through the use of coloured overlays and lenses – and that this can lead to an improvement in reading accuracy and ...

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CDC Whistleblower, Vaccines, and Autism. Check-out the latest:

NEWS RELEASE: A Study by Focus Autism Foundation Finds: CDC Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Manipulation of Scientific Data and Top-Down Pressure on CDC Scientists to Support the Fraudulent Application of Government Policies on Vaccine Safety Whistleblower Says CDC Knew in 2003 of Higher Autism Rate Among African-American Boys Receiving MMR Shot Earlier Than 36 Months WATCHUNG, NJ–(Marketwired – August 18, 2014) – A top research scientist working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a key role in helping Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation uncover data manipulation by the CDC that obscured a higher incidence of autism in African-American boys. The whistleblower came to the attention of Hooker, a PhD in biochemical engineering, after he had made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for original data on the DeStefano et al MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and autism study. Dr. Hooker’s study, published August 8 ...

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Link between SSRI’s during pregnancy and autism?

Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of drugs typically used as antidepressants in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and some personality disorders. It is not uncommon for women to take SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy. A study published in August 2014 in the British Journal of Psychiatry is the latest to suggest an association between prenatal SSRI exposure with childhood autism. The recently published study, entitled “Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and social responsiveness symptoms of autism: population-based study of young children”, undertook to determine whether intra-uterine SSRI exposure is associated with childhood autistic symptoms in a population-based study. The study concluded that children prenatally exposed to SSRIs also were at higher risk for developing pervasive developmental problems compared with unexposed children. Children prenatally exposed to SSRIs also had more autistic compared with those exposed to depressive symptoms only. According to study’s authors, the results suggest ...

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