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Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 07/01/2010 - 10:43

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Autism: more cases, or more diagnoses?

Is the rise in diagnoses of autism the result of changing diagnostic practice, rather than any sinister environmental cause? New evidence from California points in that direction.  

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 25/11/2009 - 14:23

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Aids: rewriting history

The AIDs pandemic is in decline, declare UNAIDS and the World Health Organisation in a new report. And guess who’s responsible? UNAIDS and the WHO.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 30/06/2009 - 16:26

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Marry in haste, repent in eternity

 Marry a younger woman and live longer, said a rash of headlines (Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail) earlier this month. Now the story’s surfaced again (Daily Mail, today) in the form of a feature. Pretty soon, it’ll be an accepted fact that acquiring a young blonde is the route to eternal life.