Latest Thiomersal controversy Stories
SafeMinds Asks, "Is Mercury a Common Factor?" WASHINGTON, Dec.
By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - A government agency has dropped plans for a study of a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experiment on children.The National Institute of Mental Health said in a statement Wednesday that the study of the treatment - called chelation - has been abandoned.
By Carla K Johnson CHICAGO - A government agency has dropped plans for a study of a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experiment on children.
By CARLA K. JOHNSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine.
Government health officials ruled that a Georgia girl should receive compensation from a federal vaccine-injury fund due to damage caused by a vaccine.
Thimerosal, a Mercury-based preservative once used in routine childhood vaccines, may not be a cause of autism as previously believed.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials affirmed the safety of vaccines on Tuesday in an unusual news conference called to counter a growing movement alleging that vaccines can cause autism.
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