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Professor writes book on anti-vaccine movement

JONESBORO — Jonathan Berman, an assistant professor of basic sciences at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, has addressed the anti-vaccine movement in a book that was published earlier this month by MIT Press. “Anti-Vaxxers: How to Challenge a Misinformed Movement” provides a history of the movement, scientifically […]

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Chronic pain sufferer Daisy Hoskins finally gets diagnosis after decades of doubt

Daisy Hoskins lives with chronic pain and has spent her life trying to find out why. As a child, she would go to hospital with severe muscle soreness only to be told her pain was imaginary. Ever since, medical professionals have dismissed her suffering as a result of weight gain and poor mental health. One […]

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The High Stakes Of Unemployment And Inclusive Hiring

By Nancy Doyle I became an occupational psychologist because I wanted to make things better for as many people as possible. As a child and teen in the recessions of the 80s and 90s, I saw first hand the enormous burden of workplace exclusion and the damage it did to psyches. In my studies I […]

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The Doctor Who Fooled the World by Brian Deer, review — how a Sunday Times reporter exposed anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield

Uncovering the truth about the physician’s false MMR vaccine claims Brian Deer’s definitive account of Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent attempt to link the onset of autism in children with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine could not be better timed. This might seem an odd thing to say: Wakefield was struck off by the General […]