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Entries from May 2009

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May 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Critical thinking

Tweet Add Readers Digest to the growing number of media outlets that have criticized the anti-vaccine fringe. “Childhood vaccines save lives by preventing killer diseases,” writes Anne Underwood. “They’re not risk-free, but an immense amount of evidence says the risks do not include autism.” The Trouble with Celebrity Science singles out three icons of our […]

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Autism in the news – weekend edition

May 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Housecleaning

Tweet In what is surely a sign of the coming apocalypse, anti-vaccine celebrity activist Jenny McCarthy has agreed to mind meld with Oprah Winfrey’s stable of talk show hosts. According to the Hollywood Reporter, McCarthy has signed a contract to join Winfrey proteges Rachel Ray and “Dr. Phil” McGraw. For now, she’s blogging about PMS […]

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