News from SafeMinds A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Apr 08, 2013, 13:07 ET

Same Problems in "New" Research on Autism and Vaccines

"New" study from DeStefano et al., rehashes flawed data - says SafeMinds A new book chapter on statistical methods in Recent Advances in...

Jan 26, 2012, 12:25 ET

Changes in DSM-5 Autism Definition Could Negatively Impact Millions

Autism organizations concerned that autism diagnostic changes will jeopardize services, impair tracking, and disrupt research around the...

Dec 16, 2011, 10:52 ET

SafeMinds Launches Mercury-Free Pregnancy Campaign

Cautions that CDC and Others are Failing to Protect Infants In a letter dated December 5, 2011, the CDC and 11 national organizations...

Dec 15, 2011, 20:49 ET

SafeMinds Sees a Brighter Future from EPA's Mercury Rules

Autism's strong links to mercury mean new rules will help protect kids' brains SafeMinds sees a brighter future after the implementation of...

Oct 24, 2011, 06:00 ET

SafeMinds Applauds Proposed Global Treaty Ban on Mercury in Vaccines

No amount of mercury is insignificant when directly injected into the body of an infant, young child or pregnant woman SafeMinds applauds UNEP's...

Aug 25, 2011, 16:38 ET

New IOM Report on Vaccine Adverse Effects Shows Alarming Lack of Good Science

SafeMinds notes: Parents should still be concerned. The Institute of Medicine's Panel on Adverse Effects of Vaccines issued a report today on the...

Aug 09, 2011, 15:26 ET
Visual comparison of child with acrodynia (mercury induced disorder) and child with autism.  (PRNewsFoto/SafeMinds)

Familial Susceptibility to Mercury is a Risk Factor for Autism

New research shows six-fold risk of ASD in grandchildren of acrodynia survivors SafeMinds calls on the pharmaceutical industry to remove mercury...

May 10, 2011, 12:13 ET

83 Cases of Autism Associated with Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensated in Federal Vaccine Court

Government program has been quietly paying awards to vaccine-injured children with autism for two decades but continues to deny vaccine-autism...

Apr 19, 2011, 06:00 ET

Daughter of Journalist Robert MacNeil States that Son Regressed Into Autism After Vaccines

SafeMinds and Alison MacNeil call for immediate, properly-designed and independently-conducted vaccine safety studies in an effort to identify...

Apr 14, 2011, 13:03 ET

Autism and Vaccines Researcher for CDC, Indicted for Fraud and Money-Laundering

SafeMinds demands long-overdue independent review of vaccine/autism research for data manipulation and conflicts of interest. Vaccine safety...

Sep 13, 2010, 06:00 ET

Federal Vaccine Court Orders U.S. Government Pay an Estimated $20 Million for Lifetime Care to Child With Autism Just as New Book Exploring the Link Between Mercury-Containing Vaccines and Autism Is Released

SafeMinds says the new book to be published September 14th, The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man-made Epidemic, provides compelling...

Jul 19, 2010, 11:06 ET

New Scientific Evidence Links Autism to Vaccines and Mercury

Ending the Autism Epidemic Starts with Removal of Harmful Exposures, Says SafeMinds Two papers in this week's neuroscience journal Acta...

Mar 12, 2010, 15:47 ET

Federal Vaccine Court Rules Against Autism Families

Government's Refusal to Fund Sound Science Stacks Deck Against Vaccine-Injured Children and Casts Doubt on the Integrity of the National...

Dec 21, 2009, 08:00 ET

Autism - CDC Avoids The Elephant in The Room

A study released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that autism prevalence has increased a staggering 57% from the 1994...

Feb 12, 2009, 18:24 ET

Federal Vaccine Court Rulings Against Autism Families Due to Government's Refusal to Fund Sound Science

"One more reason to distrust the government's vaccine program," says SafeMinds. Autism advocacy organization SafeMinds regrets today's court...

Jan 16, 2009, 18:42 ET

Federal Members of Advisory Committee Block Vaccine-Autism Research, Defy Wishes of Its Own Scientists, Autism Community, and Congress

SafeMinds Withdraws Support for Autism Research Strategic Plan, Asks Daschle to Investigate. In a highly unusual departure from procedure,...

Dec 04, 2008, 15:33 ET

Researchers & Department of Defense Question Multiple Vaccine Administration

SafeMinds Asks, "Is Mercury a Common Factor?" Two new reports announced last week call into question the safety of the Centers for Disease Control...

May 19, 2008, 01:00 ET

Infant Vaccines Produce Autism Symptoms in New Primate Study by University of Pittsburgh Scientists

ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Findings released Friday showed that infant monkeys given vaccines officially recommended by the CDC...

May 05, 2008, 01:00 ET

Autism Incidence Increased by Mercury Emissions

DALLAS, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A paper published in the medical journal Health & Place found that children living next to a...

Jan 30, 2008, 00:00 ET

ABC Drama, Eli Stone, Tackles Autism-Mercury Controversy

ATLANTA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SafeMinds has formally asked ABC to resist the latest attempt by the American Academy of Pediatrics...