Swine flu vaccine linked to narcolepsy risk in U.K. study

01/31/2013 | Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline's H1N1 swine flu vaccine was associated with a nearly tenfold increased risk of narcolepsy in children admitted at sleep centers across the U.K., a study found. The findings were consistent with those from Swedish, Finnish and Irish studies that showed that the risk of developing the sleeping disorder was seven to 13 times greater in children who received the vaccine given during the 2009-10 pandemic than their unvaccinated peers.

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