Lancet Retracts 1998 Study About Autism

The prestigious medical journal Lancet has retracted a study linking the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine to autism. In a statement explaining its retraction of Wakefield’s paper, the Lancet said, “Following the judgment of the U.K. General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practice Panel on Jan. 28, 2010, it has become clear that several elements of the 1998 paper by Wakefield et al are incorrect … in particular, the claims in the original paper that children were ‘consecutively referred’ and that investigations were ‘approved’ by the local ethics committee have been proven to be false. Therefore we fully retract this paper from the published record.”

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Experts Say 40% of Cancer is Preventable

A report by the Geneva-based International Union Against Cancer (UICC)  said that 40% of the 12 million people diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year could avert the killer disease by protecting themselves against infections and changing their lifestyles. Education about lifestyle is key to prevention. Making simple lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, eating healthy foods, reducing sun exposure and limiting alcohol intake can make a huge impact.  Continue reading “Experts Say 40% of Cancer is Preventable”

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