First off, a very happy birthday to Teen Skepchick Cassie! Now get off my lawn, you dang whippersnapper.
- Evidence lacking for special diets in autism – “An expert panel says there’s no rigorous evidence that digestive problems are more common in children with autism compared to other children, or that special diets work, contrary to claims by celebrities and vaccine naysayers.”
- Paul Offit, Amy Wallace, and Wired magazine targeted in libel suit – They’re being sued by Barbara Loe Fisher, the head of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC).
- More on the G-spot debate – Amanda Marcotte covers reactions to the latest study.
- Smile! You’ve got cancer – “Cancer is not a problem or an illness â€“ it’s a gift. Or so Barbara Ehrenreich was told repeatedly after her diagnosis. But the positive thinkers are wrong, she says: sugar-coating illnesses can exact a dreadful cost.” From Paul.