Feb 12, 2014, Marshfield (WI) News Herald: Flu dangers not over so get your shot
Feb 12, 2014, Dothan (AL) Eagle: New support group hopes to bring awareness to needs of adults with autism
Feb 12, 2014, USA Today: Vaccines reduce risk of strokes in children
Iowa Democrat's legislation would also limit use of restraint techniques to emergencies
Teachers in U.S. schools would no longer be allowed to place children in unsupervised seclusion for any reason under a bill filed Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin.
Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, pointed out that schools are the last public institutions where seclusion is allowed for nonemergency situations. Seclusion isn’t allowed in prisons, jails, nursing homes, group homes or psychiatric facilities, except in emergencies.
“We have to put an end to it across our country,” Harkin said during a news conference in Washington, D.C. “It’s overdue.”
Here's another example of how autism has changed education. Who determines what "emergency situations" are? Would a child having a meltdown in a lunch line be considered an emergency situation?
Vaccines are our single best method to stave off preventable diseases. Western medicine has been successful at dramatically decreasing deaths from many illnesses in the general population, including measles, mumps, diphtheria, smallpox and polio. These diseases previously caused the deaths of tens of thousands. . . .
These are valid concerns, to a point. A few people do have a reaction to the vaccine and might have a brief fever or rash. Others are allergic to certain components of the vaccine and should not get the flu shot. However, nearly everyone who receives the vaccine experiences no adverse reaction. The claim that vaccines cause autism in children is simply untrue, the result of a dishonest scientist and our inability to put this genie of a lie back in the bottle.
These blanket claims about no link to autism and no serious side effects are the real junk science. I posted six comments. Links are working.
As mothers, they know all too well the trials and difficulties that come with rearing a child with autism. . . .
They also know those difficulties do not end when their children finish high school. In fact, bigger hurdles await them and their children as the transition to adulthood begins. But, they are not content to sit idly by. No, they want to make a difference, to bring about change - and they want to begin that process now.
For years, news stories talked about awareness and support for the ever-increasing number of children with autism. There were never demands to why these children were suddenly showing up everywhere. Now they beginning to age into adulthood--another new population. These mothers can't look to what's been done for autistic adults in the past because there hasn't been a significant number of adults with autism. That simple fact should have everyone's attention as more and more of these stories appear in the news. Sadly, it never does.
Kids who were unvaccinated or undervaccinated were almost seven times as likely as others to have a stroke, a new study finds.
A new international study finds another benefit to childhood vaccines: preventing strokes.
Pediatric strokes are rare, affecting about five out of every 100,000, for about 5,000 pediatric strokes a year in the USA, says co-author Heather Fullerton, a professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. About half of these strokes are caused by blood clots, the focus of her study.
Liz Szabo has been denying vaccines cause autism for years. This was a study of unvaccinated/under-vaccinated children? They can look for strokes and refuse to look for the autism rate???
I posted this comment:
It's amazing that researchers managed to find a significant population of unvaccinated and under vaccinated children for a study on a rare condition like childhood strokes.
It's especially interesting that a study was done on something as uncommon as strokes, yet when parents have asked for a study of unvaccinated children
to see if their autism rate was the same as fully vaccinated children, officials have said that it would be too difficult to find a significant unvaccinated population to conduct such a study. Autism is not rare. It affects two percent of children, yet no one is willing to look the autism rate in unvaccinated children.