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Fearless Parent – Miranda Bailey and Andrew Wakefield, The Pathological Optimist – 09.27.17

There’s a new feature documentary in town called The Pathological Optimist. It’s about Dr. Andrew Wakefield. You know, the British gastroenterologist who’s credited/blamed with linking vaccines and autism to millions of parents and thereby single-handedly birthing the modern anti-vaccine movement. Yes, that Andrew Wakefield. Andy inspires… hyperbole. Mention his name and it’s likely to provoke a fight. In a 2015 New York Times article: he …

Researchers Highly Correlate Rheumatoid Arthritis with Solar Storms BY RALPH TURCHIANO

What began as a chat between husband and wife has evolved into an intriguing scientific discovery. The results, published in May in BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) Open, show a “highly significant” correlation between periodic solar storms and incidences of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and giant cell arteritis (GCA), two potentially debilitating autoimmune diseases. The findings by a rare collaboration of physicists and medical researchers …