One of our biggest health scares came from the controversy surrounding the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. A research paper with false data linked autism to the vaccine. After the paper was published and widely covered by the media, it was found that the author (Andrew Wakefield) had manipulated the research. Following publication of the paper, MMR vaccinations dropped in the UK and Ireland. Of course, this led to an increase in the number of measles and mumps cases. […]
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