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Autism and Vaccinations: A Celebrity Smackdown – Reality Base : Reality Base | Circa July 11, 2008

By Melissa Lafsky | July 11, 2008 12:58 pm We’ve written at length about autism at DISCOVER, including the scientificdebunking of the myth that vaccines are behind the disorder. But thanks to growing celebrity support, the vaccine-autism movement has been spreading misinformation and gaining converts in Hollywood and beyond at an alarming rate. Media attention on the issue skyrocketed last month, […]

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Google Alert – autism | Circa Aug 18, 2014

Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 12:02 PM | Google Alert – autism autismDaily update ⋅ August 18, 2014 NEWS Brown Center for Autism leads fight to protect most vulnerableThe TennesseanIt’s a taboo that parents at the Brown Center for Autism don’t want to talk about. Their children, and all kids with developmental disabilities, are four …Flag as irrelevant Upcoming gala to raise awareness […]

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Google Alert – autism | Circa Sept 15, 2010

Wed, Sep 15, 2010, 9:29 PM | Google Alert – autism News9 new results for autism Autistic Children Don’t Seem to Yawn ‘Contagiously’BusinessWeek15 (HealthDay News) — Children with an autism spectrum disorder tend not to yawn “contagiously” — that is, yawn in response to seeing others yawn, …See all stories on this topic » Research Sheds Light on Why Autism Is More Prevalent […]

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Google Alert – autism | Circa Mar 29, 2013

Fri, Mar 29, 2013, 9:29 PM | Google Alert – autism News9 new results for autism Autism Risk Isn’t Increased by Vaccine Schedule, Study FindsBusinessweekAutism risk isn’t increased by the use of recommended childhood vaccines, U.S. health officials found in a study addressing parent concerns that too many immunizations may cause the disorder. An analysis of 1,000 toddlers showed […]

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J.B. Handley and the anti-vaccine movement: Gloating over the decline in confidence in vaccines among parents | Circa April 25, 2011

UPDATE, 4/25/2011: I can’t resist pointing you to a hilariously misguided attack against me that proves once again that, for the anti-vaccine activists, it’s all about the ad hominem. Clifford Miller, a.k.a. ChildHealthSafety, was unhappy that I showed up in the comments of Seth Mnookin’s post complaining about J.B. Handley’s attacking him solely based on his having once been […]