7 Health Myths Your Doctor Wishes You Didn't Believe
Let's clear up some popular misconceptions—once and for all.
Vaccines can cause developmental disorders in children.
This remains a hotly debated issue, despite being debunked in multiple large studies. And now the United Kingdom is dealing with a serious outbreak of measles partly as a result of the large number of children who were not inoculated against the disease during the MMR vaccine scare of the early 2000s. Measles, mumps and rubella are still relatively uncommon in the United States, but there has been an uptick in recent years. The United Kingdom has launched a massive, expensive catch-up campaign to quickly vaccinate as many children as possible, and our Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to stress the importance of making sure that you and the children in your life are vaccinated.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.