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2010-09-13 10:31:30

A new study has found that a mercury-based preservative does not increase a child's risk of autism. The government study shows that kids who have been exposed to thimerosal as babies were no more likely to develop the disorder than those who haven't. "This study should reassure parents about following the recommended immunization schedule," Dr. Frank Destefano, director of the Immunization Safety Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, and the study's...

2010-09-13 05:00:00

SafeMinds says the new book to be published September 14th, The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man-made Epidemic, provides compelling evidence that mercury in vaccines and other products has caused an epidemic of autism and other neurological disorders. ATLANTA, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. government revealed last week that they will compensate a family millions of dollars for their daughter's injury related to her infant vaccines that contained mercury and the...

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2010-05-24 12:50:00

Doctors said on Monday that parents can rest assured that getting kids their vaccine shots on time will not hurt their mental skills. "A lot of parents are concerned that children receive too many vaccines too soon," Dr. Michael J. Smith, of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, told Reuters News. Some parents skip recommended vaccines out of fear of autism, for instance, and some choose to space out shots. Smith said he wanted to study the issue to address parents'...

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2010-03-13 06:40:00

U.S. courts ruled on Friday that vaccines containing a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal do not cause autism on their own. The ruling came as a shock to parents who have been seeking to blame vaccines for their child's illnesses. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled that vaccines did not cause autism in an Oregon boy, William Mead, after his parents had tried to get restitution for his illness. "The Meads believe that thimerosal-containing vaccines caused William's regressive...

2010-03-12 14:47:00

Government's Refusal to Fund Sound Science Stacks Deck Against Vaccine-Injured Children and Casts Doubt on the Integrity of the National Immunization Program says SafeMinds. WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autism and mercury advocacy organization SafeMinds regrets today's ruling by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against three families who argued that vaccines which contained the mercury-based preservative thimerosal contributed to their child's autism. The denial of...

2010-03-03 07:50:00

Coalition Anticipates Court Decisions on Mercury-Autism Link Soon WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) comprises organizations representing over 75,000 families dedicated to vaccine safety. It formed in February 2010 to address urgent concerns about insufficient vaccine safety science. On February 24, it called on Senate and House Health Committees to hold public hearings on vaccine safety (full texts of letters and documentation available...

2010-02-24 16:14:00

In the news release, The Coalition for Vaccine Safety Calls for Congressional Hearings on Federal Agencies' Failure to Provide Adequate Safety Research, issued 24-Feb-2010 by Coalition for Vaccine Safety over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the tenth paragraph, first sentence, should read "The letter can be found at http://www.coalitionforvaccinesafety.org/letters" rather than "http://www.coaltionforvaccinesafety.org" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete,...

2010-02-24 05:00:00

CASE NOT CLOSED ON GOVERNMENT VACCINE SAFETY CLAIMS WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of House and Senate Committees charged with oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) is calling for hearings to investigate HHS, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies for failure to fully address issues of vaccine safety as intended by the Mandate for...

2009-10-30 13:28:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The injectable, multi-dose H1N1 vaccine contains the mercury-based preservative thimerosol to reduce risks of bacterial contamination. The presence of thimerosol has once again raised concerns whether there are risks posed to children when the tiny amount of mercury contained in thimerosol is included in a vaccine. In a recent issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, however, a team of scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health...

2009-10-19 10:00:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions of Americans remain concerned about government-recommended flu shots, dozens of citizens dressed in full haz-mat suits will gather Wednesday, October 21, at the entrance to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) to greet arriving members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Those advisors are meeting, Wednesday, at 8:00am. The event is designed to dramatize the toxicity of the H1N1 vaccine and Flu shot as they meet to discuss...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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