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Mental Health Disorders

Published: 2017
SYNOPSIS

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

TITLE

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

CITATION

Mawson AR, Bhuiyan A, Jacob B, Ray BD. Journal of Translational Science. 2017;3(3):1-8.

SUMMARY

This paper explored the association between preterm birth, vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), based on a secondary analysis of data from an anonymous survey of mothers. The researchers compared the birth history and health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated homeschooled children 6 to 12 years of age. The results suggest clues to the epidemiology and causation of NDDs and raise questions about the safety of current vaccination practices for preterm infants.

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