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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 […]

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 […]

Measles cases pass total for 2010

The number of cases of measles in the first five months of this year have surpassed the total for the whole of 2010, according to new data. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported 496 cases of measles in England and Wales up to the end of May this year, compared with 374 for the whole […]

Mother wins MMR payout after 18 years

A mother whose son suffered severe brain damage after being given the MMR vaccine as a baby has been awarded £90,000 compensation. Jackie Fletcher has campaigned for compensation for her son Robert – now 18 – because she believed his severe epilepsy was triggered by the jab. Now a tribunal has ordered that the payment […]

MMR vaccine row Dr Andrew Wakefield defends investigation

The doctor who first suggested a link between MMR vaccinations and autism will appeal being struck off the medical register. The General Medical Council found Dr Andrew Wakefield guilty of serious professional misconduct over the way he carried out his controversial research.It follows a GMC ruling earlier this year that he had acted unethically. Dr […]