Advocates criticize ‘Everything, Everything’ movie for misinforming public on immune disorders

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Advocates criticize ‘Everything, Everything’ movie for misinforming public on immune disorders

Everything, Everything is the latest film to draw criticism for taking liberties with medical facts or portraying disorders or science negatively. Advocates say they are not just missed opportunities to explain rare disorders like SCID, they are hurtful and potentially harmful.
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Health insurers, state officials say Trump is undermining Obamacare, pushing up rates

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Some Aunt Jemima, Hungry Man, Save-A-Lot branded frozen foods recalled for possible Listeria

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