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Facebook let anti-vaxxers run rampant with misinformation ads, because money | Daily Stock Dish

Facebook let anti-vaxxers run rampant with misinformation ads, because money Earlier this year Facebook said it would crack down on ads from groups peddling misinformation about vaccines. The announcement was heralded by medical professionals and pundits as a capstone in their efforts to fight the pro-disease movement. However, in the time since the announcement, Facebook‘s […]

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Measles Outbreak Kills Dozens Of Kids On Samoa And Infects Thousands More | KRCU

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: A measles epidemic has killed more than 40 people, most of them children, in the Pacific island nation of Samoa. The country is under a state of emergency. Schools are closed, and vaccinations are now mandatory. The World Health Organization is blaming the high death toll on vaccine fears that have left […]

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How Can We Better Understand Contemporary Vaccine Skepticism? | Texas Public Radio

The controversial debate about the need for and efficacy of vaccinations has resulted in an impasse for people on both sides of the argument. At the core Source: How Can We Better Understand Contemporary Vaccine Skepticism? | Texas Public Radio

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Kathy Divine On Life As An Autistic Woman | Marie Claire Australia

To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, we spoke to the founder of Ask The Aspie, Kathy Divine, about being diagnosed with autism at 35, and what she wants everyone to know about life with a disability. Lesson one: focus on the person, not the disability. Source: Kathy Divine On Life As An Autistic […]

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Association of Comorbid Mood and Anxiety Disorders With Autism Spectrum Disorder | Anxiety Disorders | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network

This cohort study examines whether individuals with autism spectrum disorder are at greater risk for comorbid diagnoses of depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.   Alexandra C. Kirsch, PhD1; Andrea R. S. Huebner, PhD1,2; Sunil Q. Mehta, MD, PhD1,2; et alFlora R. Howie, MD2; Amy L. Weaver, MS3; Scott M. Myers, MD4; Robert G. Voigt, MD5; Slavica K. Katusic, MD3 Author Affiliations JAMA Pediatr. Published online December 2, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4368   FullText Key PointsQuestion  What are the rates of comorbid mood […]

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Government workers with autism may go unpaid, despite their valuable contributions to science | Popular Science

A volunteer program by USGS could provide setbacks for students seeking independence. Source: Government workers with autism may go unpaid, despite their valuable contributions to science | Popular Science

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Man with autism opens cafe: After struggling to get a job, Rhode Island man with autism opens his own coffee shop, Red White and Brew – CBS News

Michael Coyne took matters into his own hand and became a business owner — and he hopes to employ other people with special needs. Source: Man with autism opens cafe: After struggling to get a job, Rhode Island man with autism opens his own coffee shop, Red White and Brew – CBS News