Daily Archives: July 3, 2006

Central Texas woman run off road, raped

Both men in United States illegally
A Central Texas woman was recuperating at a Temple hospital after she reported being run off a rural road, kidnapped and then raped and beaten by her abductors, authorities said. Martinez was being held in the Limestone County Jail while Hernandez was to be transferred to Limestone County from McLennan County, officials said. Wilson said both men are apparently in the United States illegally and will be held without bond on immigration charges. Hernandez is from Honduras, and Martinez is from Mexico, Wilson said.

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Evil Empire Seeks to Punish Autism Expert

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the physician who published a paper in 1998 showing a link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, is being charged with professional misconduct by the UK’s General Medical Council. While small U.S. studies have found a similar link between MMR and autism, major studies have not proven the link. Nonetheless, after Wakefield’s paper was published, MMR immunization rates fell (but have since picked up). The paper was originally published in The Lancet, but was later removed.

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