From December 29th, 2008

CNN Top News Stories of 2008

Autism – Number Two Health Story of 2008 Debate over the causes of autism continued to rage after a court decided to compensate a family whose daughter developed the disorder after receiving childhood vaccinations. For years, some parents have contended that childhood vaccinations cause autism. But studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and elsewhere have found no link between autism and vaccines. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Institute of Medicine and other medical organizations have repeatedly asserted that vaccines are safe. But the Department of Health and Human…