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The great autism rip-off … How a huge industry feeds on parents desperate to cure their children | Circa June 4, 2008

  There is little hope given to parents of children with autism. Mainstream medicine offers no explanation for the cause of this life-long learning disability, thought to affect one in 100, and there are no effective treatments.   +++++++ The doctors I visited are all linked to the highly controversial US-based Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) […]

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16-year-old Lakeside Academy student dead after being restrained by staff – mlive.com

Staff restrained the teenager after he threw a sandwich, police said. Source: 16-year-old Lakeside Academy student dead after being restrained by staff – mlive.com

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Husband Says Fringe Church’s ‘Miracle Cure’ Killed His Wife | Circa Oct 2016

  — — Doug Nash held his wife Sylvia as her eyes rolled back and she slumped in his arms. Just hours before she had been healthy and happy, he said, but he knew then that his partner of five years was dead. “In my arms. That’ll haunt me for the rest of my life,” […]

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Anti-Vax Facebook Group Told CO Mom to Give Son Elderberries Instead of Tamiflu. Days Later He Died.

The mother of a four-year-old boy in Southern Colorado who died of the flu Wednesday sought advice for “natural” remedies in an anti-vaccine Facebook Source: Anti-Vax Facebook Group Told CO Mom to Give Son Elderberries Instead of Tamiflu. Days Later He Died.

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Mystery & sorrow surround murder of trans woman found dead in her apartment / LGBTQ Nation

Julie Berman, an outspoken 51-year-old Toronto-based transgender activist who spent 30 years opposing violence against trans women and helping trans people thrive, was found murdered in her apartment this week. She suffered a blunt-impact trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police have arrested 29-year-old suspect Colin Harnack at the scene of the […]

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Samoa lifts state of emergency over measles epidemic – BBC News

A mass vaccination drive was put in place as the disease spread and killed 81 people. Source: Samoa lifts state of emergency over measles epidemic – BBC News

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Trans activist Julie Berman killed in Toronto | TheHill

Transgender rights activist Julie Berman was killed in Toronto on Sunday, The Globe and Mail reports. Source: Trans activist Julie Berman killed in Toronto | TheHill