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Is the ‘autism epidemic’ real? Researchers say over-diagnosis to blame for spike in number of cases

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and other anti-vaccine crusaders have long and falsely blamed vaccines for breeding an “epidemic” of autism. But is the epidemic even real? According to the authors of a new study, the astonishing explosion in the number of diagnosed cases of autism is the result of a broadening of the definition of… Read More »

Real Health Podcast: The Brian O’Driscoll interview

Real Health Podcast: The Brian O’Driscoll interview Independent.ie There’s hope for the rest of us. Even former Irish rugby international Brian O’Driscoll enjoys his ‘cheat’ days. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/fitness/real-health-podcast-the-brian-odriscoll-interview-38277018.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38277016.ece/aa352/AUTOCROP/h342/Real-Health-BOD.jpg Email There’s hope for the rest of us. Even former Irish rugby international Brian O’Driscoll enjoys his ‘cheat’ days. O’Driscoll, who hung up his boots and his… Read More »

Labelling people “anti-vaxxers” ignores real roots of their concerns

There’s no doubt everyone should vaccinate – but to combat “anti-vax” we must understand the legitimate reasons for some communities’ mistrust, says Furaha Asani Health | Comment 19 June 2019 Josie Ford By Furaha Asani MEASLES is making a shocking return to the US. At the heart of this return is a growing reluctance by… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »