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MMR vacination rates finally recovered from Wakefield scandal

MMR vaccine uptake rates have finally recovered from the Dr Wakefield autism scandal as new figures show more than nine in ten now have the jab-  the highest in 14 years.More children are now being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella than at any time since 1997/8, new data shows. Uptake rates plummeted following the […]

MMR doctor wins High Court appeal

A doctor found guilty of serious professional misconduct over the MMR controversy has won his High Court appeal against being struck off.Prof John Walker-Smith carried out research with Dr Andrew Wakefield (pictured above) claiming there was a link between autism and the combined jab for measles, mumps and rubella. The study caused a fall in […]

Beware- how a sun and sea holiday will shrink your brain power

According to research, taking a holiday– particularly a sunny one – can lower your IQ.A Health warning- two weeks’ holiday could reduce your IQ by as much as 20 points, but, fortunately, the effect is only temporary. Holidays, it seems – particularly to sweltering destinations – can impair mental functioning. The problems begin when you […]

MMR vaccine rate increase prompts measles warning

Ninety per cent of two year old children in the UK have received their first dose of the MMR vaccine – the highest level for 13 years, says the Health Protection Agency. But this is still short of the 95% uptake rate which would stop the spread of the disease in the community. A measles […]