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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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Snapshot | Google Alerts – Autism | Circa July 1, 2014

autismDaily update ⋅ July 1, 2014 NEWS  Irish TimesAutism Spectrum Disorder study finds trained dogs keep children saferIrish TimesParents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) report that assistance dogs keep their children safer and calmer and promote a more positive …Flag as irrelevant  Advocate shows autistic people how to have safe encounters with policeLos Angeles TimesPeople on the autism spectrum often have trouble socializing […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa January 7, 2012

News10 new results for autism   Vaccine-Autism Controversy: Wakefield Sues British Journal For Defamation in TexasCare2.com (blog)by Kristina Chew The British doctor Andrew Wakefield whose discredited study linking autism to the MMR vaccine set off a global public health scare has sued the editor-in-chief of the British Medical Journal, Fiona Godlee and also the British …See all stories on this topic » Mother Faces Jail For Autistic Son’s […]

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Andrew Wakefield’s pseudoscience can help us understand our modern post-truth crisis

The Sunday Times journalist Brian Deer did not come early to the disastrous MMR party. By the time in late 2003 that he and his commissioning editor decided that those at the heart of the “controversy” over the effects of the combined vaccination needed investigation, the business had been rumbling on for half a decade. […]

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The double agent who brought down the anti-vaccine fanatics: Wendy Stephen was the mother trusted by disgraced Andrew Wakefield – only to pass on his secrets to the journalist who exposed his lies

By BRIAN DEER FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 17:51 EDT, 4 September 2020 | UPDATED: 03:11 EDT, 5 September 2020 Almost three years into my investigation of Andrew Wakefield, the now-disgraced former medical researcher who claimed that vaccines cause autism, Wendy Stephen stepped into my life. It was June 2006 and she introduced herself in a 600-word email as the […]

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Interview: Steve Silberman | Neurodiversity News

Neurodiversity News: Tell me about yourself and what you do. Steve Silberman: I am a writer. I wrote for Wired Magazine for a very long time as a science reporter. About five years ago, I published a very in-depth history of autism and neurodiversity called NeuroTribes. Unexpectedly, it became a bestseller and is now out in […]

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Denis Leary Slams Autism As A Joke | HuffPost | Circa November 15, 2008

DENIS Leary should brace himself for hate mail from the parents of kids diagnosed with autism. In his new book, “Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid,” the joke-slinging “Rescue Me” star writes about the brain disorder: “There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers […]