KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By
upper waypoint

New Study Confirms Measles Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism

28:14
at
Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

 (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A large new Danish study confirms that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine does not cause autism. The study, published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, looked at more than 650,000 children, some who were vaccinated with the MMR vaccine, and some who were not. It concluded that the vaccine did not increase a child’s risk of developing autism or trigger autism in susceptible kids. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is holding a hearing Tuesday on the rise in outbreaks of measles and other preventable diseases. We’ll discuss the report and how lawmakers and California officials are addressing the issue.

 

Sponsored

lower waypoint
next waypoint
Neuroscientist Rahul Jandial Explains Why We DreamAnnalee Newitz on How Stories are WeaponizedGrace Jung’s ‘K-Drama School’ Unpacks a Pop Culture PhenomenonSlow Burn Podcast Excavates Bay Area LGBTQ History with ‘Gays Against Briggs’Music Critic Ann Powers on ‘Traveling’ on Singer-Songwriter Joni Mitchell’s PathThe Global Battle to Control Food and Water Chronicled in Documentary ‘The Grab’National Academies Push for New Definition of Long COVID‘Father Time’ Explores How Parenthood Alters Men’s Brains and BodiesR.O. Kwon Mines Complexity of Desire, Both Romantic and Creative, in ‘Exhibit’Generative AI is Coming to California’s Public Sector. What Now?