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While personal belief exemptions from vaccines were banned in California, the state saw a subsequent rise in medical exemptions. The law's language is partly to blame, a new study says.
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In a controversial JAMA essay, Dr. Paul Offit says taxpayers are spending millions on federal research into misguided alternative medicine treatments. Why are we still doing it?

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Facebook promotes organ donation in a big way, the pros and cons of breakfast at school, and an attack on alternative medicine, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Like writing about abortion or animal rights, writing about vaccines inevitably raises the ire of certain readers. It is not for the timid. Journalist Amy Wallace writes about being sued by an anti-vaccine activist and offers tips for covering this controversial and emotionally-charged topic.

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