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Death of young autistic Dover woman found in tent ‘partly caused by NHS neglect’ – Kent Live

The mother of a young Dover woman who was found dead in a tent at a Lake District beauty spot said her family “sincerely hope” that lessons are learned. Sarah Lewis said her daughter Callie Lewis was a “spirited, determined and exceptionally intelligent young woman” who was “badly let down”.   An inquest concluded on Friday that […]

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Boris Johnson said patients should be charged to use NHS services – Business Insider

Johnson wrote a column for the Spectator magazine in 1995 calling for free healthcare to be restricted to the “genuinely sick and for the elderly.” Source: Boris Johnson said patients should be charged to use NHS services – Business Insider

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Mum who raised fortune for lifesaving surgery launches charity to help others | Granada – ITV News

A mum from Rochdale, who was forced to spend almost £500,000 on surgery to save her life, is today launching a charity focused on her rare condition.Samantha Smith endured traumatic operations in the United States to restructure her neck, which had been weakened by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. The surgery was not available on the NHS.The EDS […]

BS & The Quackery

Bernard Rimland | Circa 1928 – 2006

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to search Bernard Rimland Bernard Rimland (second from right) in front of the Autism Research Institute (ARI) Born November 15, 1928Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Died November 21, 2006 (aged 78)San Diego, California, U.S. Residence USA Citizenship American Alma mater San Diego State University (Bachelor’s)Pennsylvania State University (PhD) Known for Autism: researched causes, epidemic, the thiomersal theory, and biomedicaltreatment. Scientific career Fields Psychology Institutions […]

Advocates & Activists

Google News Alert for: autism | Circa Apr 1, 2009

Wed, Apr 1, 2009, 3:53 AM | Google News Alert for: autism China’s autism parents walk lonely road for helpReuters – USAAfter exhaustive research on the Internet, she came up with the answer: autism. For decades, autismwent largely undiagnosed in China even as in the West …See all stories on this topic Jenny McCarthy on AutismTIME – USABut the birth of her now almost […]