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You don’t speak for Low-functioning autistics – Lysik’an

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How Can a Measles Infection Trigger a Growth Spurt in Kids? – VAXOPEDIA

Can measles cause kids to have a growth spurt? Source: How Can a Measles Infection Trigger a Growth Spurt in Kids? – VAXOPEDIA

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Neurons as Art: See Beautiful Anatomy Drawings by the Father of Neuroscience, Santiago Ramón y Cajal | Open Culture

Art depends on popular judgments about the universe, and is nourished by the limited expanse of sentiment. . . . In contrast, science was barely touched upon by the ancients, and is as free from the inconsistencies of fashion as it is from the fickle standards of taste. . . . Source: Neurons as Art: See Beautiful Anatomy Drawings […]

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On The Border, Volunteer Doctors Struggle To Provide Stopgap Care To Immigrants | California Healthline

As recent arrivals are released from detention with severe medical problems ranging from diarrhea to gaping wounds, a makeshift health system of volunteers is overwhelmed. The work is taking a fina… Source: On The Border, Volunteer Doctors Struggle To Provide Stopgap Care To Immigrants | California Healthline

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Big Soda Pours Big Bucks Into California’s Capitol | California Healthline

The soda industry spent $11.8 million to influence policy statewide in 2017 and 2018. As politicians once again consider bills that would tax and label sugary drinks, more big money is expected to … Source: Big Soda Pours Big Bucks Into California’s Capitol | California Healthline

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11,521 people answered this autism survey. Warning: the results may challenge you. – Autistic Not Weird

Prepare yourselves. This article’s a big one. (But for those looking at the scrollbar and thinking “wow, this is long”, the majority of it is graphs. Nonetheless, I won’t blame anyone for skim-reading.)   Three years ago, back when Autistic Not Weird’s Facebook page  “only” had 7,000 followers [all links open in new windows, by… […]

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Viewpoints, Matthew Motta: Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts – Opinion – Savannah Morning News – Savannah, GA

One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of diseases that used to be widespread, like polio, and scientific consensus strongly supports their safety. Yet many Americans refuse or delay the vaccination of their children out of fear that […]