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Anti-Vaccine Push Threatens Kid Health

'Pseudo-science' campaign blamed for rising rates of child illnesses

(Newser) - A flourishing anti-vaccination movement based on bad science and distrust of Big Pharma is pressing the rewind button on decades of advances in reducing child illness, writes Amy Wallace. Parents who believe—despite the lack of credible evidence—that vaccines harm children are endangering other people's children as well as... More »

New Book Heats Up War Over Autism and Vaccines

'Lightning rod' pediatrician's book is latest salvo in vicious debate

(Newser) - A pediatrician’s book is making new waves in the battle over autism and vaccines, the New York Times reports. Paul Offit has received death threats from some who argue that vaccines can cause autism, but his book, Autism’s False Prophets, backs vaccines and says those who oppose them... More »

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