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I just saw this article http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/01/...
Those who know me on here already know my stance on vaccines... but that isn't the point. It's more of the shock that they went THAT far to alter their findings. So really it isn't so much of a "oh see you should have," but more of a what other things are fraudulent when it comes to not only our children's health but our own?
That in itself is kind of scary.
For instance, the when you should feed your child nuts to avoid allergies, has gone back to the "as long as they can eat it and there is no history it is fine." I can't imagine if my cousin had listen to this advice... her son wouldn't be alive as he is extremely allergic to peanuts and they only reason they found out was because he would avoid his father after he ate some; because it smelt bad. At the same time my own daughter loves nuts and hasn't had any problems at all.
Then there is the soy debate. That it could cause horrible hormonal problems to girls especially, and that soy and it's products should be avoided. There is a reason almond milk and rice milk have become more popular.
It worries me that someone could have the power to easily change some seemingly small detail of an experiment or research and find a completely different and perhaps a more pleasing conclusion. After all many of them are more interested in hightening their own carriers than helping those around them. Finding out that your hypothesis is wrong can be devastating to a researcher and sometimes a careered ruiner.