MMR


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MMR

MMR

measles-mumps-rubella (vaccine); see measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine live, under vaccine.

MMR

MMR

Abbreviation for:
masseter muscle rigidity
maternal mortality rate
measles, mumps and rubella (immunisation) (Medspeak-UK) 
Medication Management Review (Australia)
megacornea-mental retardation syndrome
mildly mentally retarded
mismatch repair
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
mutation in mismatch repair
myocardial metabolic rate

Patient discussion about MMR

Q. Do you know about Autism and Vaccinations? Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a famous doctor for children at the Royal Free Hospital in London made in 1998 following report...

A. this is not true!!!! as you can check in this quote from the Cochrane library:
"Measles, mumps and rubella are three very dangerous infectious diseases which cause a heavy disease, disability and death burden in the developing world. Researchers from the Cochrane Vaccines Field reviewed 139 studies conducted to assess the effects of the live attenuated combined vaccine to prevent measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) in children. MMR protects children against infections of the upper airways but very rarely may cause a benign form of bleeding under the skin and milder forms of measles, mumps and rubella. NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE of an involvement of MMR with either autism or Crohn's disease was found. No field studies of the vaccine's effectiveness were found but the impact of mass immunisation on the elimination of the diseases has been demonstrated worldwide."

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In South Tyneside, 95%of children aged two to 15 received their first MMR jab and 87% had the second.
NHS Information Centre chief executive Tim Straughan said: "Following the low in MMR vaccinations among children in England six years ago, the percentage of children now receiving this vaccine is continuing to climb.
Their scaremongering in 2002 resulted in MMR take-up falling below the critical 90 per cent level to ensure herd immunity.
Parents who have not had their children immunised with the MMR vaccine should do so now.
Mrs Sandford, who has two other children, said the MMR vaccine overloads a child's immune system: "They are unable to handle it.
It even explains why MMR has been linked with autism before pointing out that there is still no scientific, proven link.
KATHLEEN Adam's belief that the MMR triple vaccine triggered autism in her son Kyle sparked a national debate.
Blair told the House of Commons during a heated debate on the MMR vaccine that 85 Japanese children died of measles between 1994 and 1999 after parents were allowed to choose whether to give the triple MMR vaccine to their children.
THE Irish and British Government have made a botched job in convincing parents about the MMR jab.
Kaye and his associates at Boston University identified 305 children (including 254 boys) under 12 years of age who had been diagnosed with autism between 1988--the year the MMR vaccine was introduced in the United Kingdom--and 1999.