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New Study on Gut Bacteria in Autism Unrelated to Wakefield Study

12 July 2013 by Michael Kruse

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post on July 10 2013 A study published in the open access science journal PLoS ONE on July 3rd 2013 is starting to make the rounds in the alternative medicine community.  One site has already claimed that the new study serves to partially exonerate anti-vaccine dream-date Andrew Wakefield’s […]

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Posted in Diet and Nutrition, Skepticism6 Comments

Crashing the Pox Party

Crashing the Pox Party

30 November 2011 by Richelle McCullough

Source There has been much abuzz about “pox parties” – the practice of parents getting a bunch of unvaccinated kids together with an infected one (pick one, really, though chicken pox is the focus of the recent article in Time) in the hope that their little sweethearts become ill and therefore “naturally” immune to the […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Skepticism, Vaccines81 Comments

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

12 June 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. This week’s Fails and Wins in the media were all about vaccines. I only wish that there weren’t any stories related to MMR, but unfortunately we are going to be battling the effects of that B.S. for a long time. Canadian vaccine offers hope for global scourge of E. coli Lorne sent in […]

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Autism & Contaminated Drinking Water

Autism & Contaminated Drinking Water

10 March 2011 by Erik Davis

This story wasn’t picked up by the mainstream media, so unless you follow right-wing U.S. blogs, you probably missed the news last month that U.S. Environment Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson has found the cause of autism.  It’s not genes, vaccines, or freezer mums – all this time it’s been hiding in plain sight in […]

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Posted in Environment, Health, Health Policy, Medical Conditions, Skepticism2 Comments

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After Wakefield: Undoing a decade of damaging debate

13 January 2011 by Scott Gavura

This article was written by Scott Gavura, Pharmacist, and Kim Hebert, Occupational Therapist. Immunization has transformed our lives. This single invention has prevented more Canadian deaths in the past 50 years than any other health intervention. Our parents and grandparents accepted illness and death from diseases like smallpox, diptheria, and polio as a fact of […]

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Posted in Skepticism, Vaccines5 Comments

More evidence that mercury in vaccines doesn’t cause autism

More evidence that mercury in vaccines doesn’t cause autism

13 September 2010 by Scott Gavura

A comprehensive study published today has failed to find any relationship between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the administration of vaccines that contain thimerosal. This lack of association even extends to prenatal exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines. Will this study finally put an end to the manufactroversy about vaccines, thimerosal, and autism? Background There’s been repeated […]

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Posted in Skepticism, Vaccines21 Comments

Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

06 June 2010 by Melany Hamill

Pay attention to your dreams Lisa spotted this gem in the 24hours newspaper. In yet another article that seems to be nothing more than free advertising for a pair of woo peddlers, we learn that our dreams can be interpreted to solve the problems in our lives. The article, about a husband and wife pair […]

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Reality Bites for Andrew Wakefield

Reality Bites for Andrew Wakefield

24 May 2010 by Scott Gavura

It’s not a surprise. It’s about six years overdue. Andrew Wakefield will lose his medical license. Yes, the (in)famous Andrew Wakefield, the individual that started the modern antivaccination movement, and drove measles to become endemic in the United Kingdom again, will no longer be practicing medicine in the United Kingdom. It’s all the result of […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

02 May 2010 by Melany Hamill

Family Guy Blasts Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy Ian spotted this Family Guy “win” discussed on ContentMagnet. Is it a cheap-shot, or something that might actually make people think twice about Jenny McCarthy’s claims..or maybe both? Canada AM Autism Week Linsday gave me the heads-up that Canada AM has devoted a week to stories on […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

14 March 2010 by Melany Hamill

Scott saw this disappointing article about Andrew Wakefield. The article completely glosses Wakefield’s many ethical infractions and defends him as a victim of a “big pharma” smear campaign. Wakefield’s defenders all have a short memory. They fail to remember that he himself worked for “big pharma” and patented his own measles vaccine that he intended […]

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