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Hannah Gadsby has a message for anti-vaxxers

In "Douglas," the Australian comedian opens up about her autism diagnosis.

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  • In her new Netflix special, "Douglas," comedian Hannah Gadsby targets anti-vaxxers.
  • Diagnosed with autism four years ago, Gadsby discusses the dangers of believing vaccinations cause autism.
  • Some high-profile anti-vax activists use their platform in order to sell supplements and books.
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Vaccines in no way cause autism, massive new study finds

More vaccine-autism facts for the fact-averse.

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  • A massive new study finds absolutely no link between MMR vaccination and autism.
  • Some question the expenditure of yet more research money on convincing conspiracy theorists.
  • There are already 206 measles cases this year in the U.S., and the disease is up by 30% globally, despite previous near-eradication.
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Why Are So Many Musical Geniuses Asocial? A New Study Reveals an Interesting Link

Musical savants have “enhanced pitch discrimination” and “increased auditory perceptual capacity.” But why?

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We often see in the media autistic savants who can write and play music like grand masters with incredible talent and flourish. In fact, of autistic savants and savants in general, having extraordinary musical talent is one of the most common advantages. A new study published in the journal Cognition, suggests a reason for it. Those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have superior hearing. 

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The Evidence Is Overwhelming—Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

Anti-vaxxers may have a friend coming into the White House, and medical experts are worried. 

 

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A small but tenacious group of parents and others who are against vaccines may soon enjoy support from the White House, a fact that is causing health experts alarm. Since 2000, a small but tenacious group of parents have refused to vaccinate their children and advocate against it, believing that the contents cause autism. Because of this, cases of measles, whooping cough, and mumps have increased dramatically, illnesses which medical science was thought to have under control, and in the case of measles, nearly wiped out.

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5 brilliant graphs that teach correlation vs. causality

Hilarious examples that prove how correlation does not equal causality.

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