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Mental Health Disorders

Published: 2017

Vaccination of preterm infants on the same schedule as term infants increased the odds of a neurodevelopmental disorder.


Preterm birth, vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders: a cross-sectional study of 6- to 12-year-old vaccinated and unvaccinated children


Anthony R Mawson, Azad Bhuiyan, Binu Jacob and Brian D Ray. Journal of Translational Science, (2017), Volume 3(3): 1-8.


This paper explores the association between preterm birth, vaccination and NDD, based on a secondary analysis of data from an anonymous survey of mothers, comparing the birth history
and health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated homeschool children 6 to 12 years of age. The results suggest clues to the epidemiology and causation of NDD and question the safety of current vaccination practices for preterm infants.

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