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New Report Discredits Link Between Child Vaccines, Autism

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January 5, 2011
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A new report in the British Medical Journal has alleged that the first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, author of the study, denies the allegations.


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