Study: No Link Between Vaccines & Autism
Updated: Tuesday, May 20 2014, 07:28 AM CDT
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A new major study finds there is no link between childhood vaccines and the development of autism.
Researchers at the University of Sydney conducted a systematic international review of several studies involving more than 1.25 million children.
They found there is no statistical data to support a link between commonly-used vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough and the development of autism or autism spectrum disorders.
Researchers say getting the benefits from vaccines far outweigh any potential risks for a possible disease resurgence.
In recent years, there has been an increase in parents opting not to vaccinate their kids for fear they would develop autism.
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