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Medical board slams California doctor for exempting kids from school vaccinations

IN SUMMARY A new California law that took effect this year further restricted questionable medical exemptions and cracked down on doctors who granted them outside of accepted medical guidelines. For years, Dr. Tara Zandvliet was known as the go-to doctor for so-called “medical exemptions” for parents unwilling to give their children the immunizations required to […]

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Andrew Wakefield’s pseudoscience can help us understand our modern post-truth crisis

The Sunday Times journalist Brian Deer did not come early to the disastrous MMR party. By the time in late 2003 that he and his commissioning editor decided that those at the heart of the “controversy” over the effects of the combined vaccination needed investigation, the business had been rumbling on for half a decade. […]

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Unlicensed medical ‘cures’ are flourishing in closed Facebook groups, where cancer treatments — and even surgery — are sold beyond the reach of the law | Circa October 18, 2019

Tom Porter  Oct 18, 2019, 2:51 AM In a closed Facebook group, British woman Amanda Mary Jewell has for years been selling the chemical GcMAF, claiming it is a cure for cancer and autism. She has provided no medical support for this claim.  Jewell also sells expensive, unregulated treatments at her clinic in the tropical nation […]

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The double agent who brought down the anti-vaccine fanatics: Wendy Stephen was the mother trusted by disgraced Andrew Wakefield – only to pass on his secrets to the journalist who exposed his lies

By BRIAN DEER FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 17:51 EDT, 4 September 2020 | UPDATED: 03:11 EDT, 5 September 2020 Almost three years into my investigation of Andrew Wakefield, the now-disgraced former medical researcher who claimed that vaccines cause autism, Wendy Stephen stepped into my life. It was June 2006 and she introduced herself in a 600-word email as the […]

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Clinics ‘peddling false hope for autism with potentially hazardous £14,000 cell therapy’

EXCLUSIVE: Dozens of private firms claim stem cell treatment can ­improve youngsters’ social skills, speech and concentration, but counter-claims say therapy is unproven and can cause more harm than good. BY AMY SHARPE Clinics have been accused of peddling false hope to parents of autistic children with “potentially hazardous” treatment. A Sunday People probe found dozens […]