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Anti-vaccination hashtags to be censored on Instagram

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The social media platform will begin implementing its strategy this week. Read more…

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Anti-vaccination hashtags to be censored on Instagram

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The social media platform will begin implementing its strategy this week. Read more…

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George Clooney launches a PSA against ‘dumbf**kery’

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In light of the UN’s dire warning about the Earth’s accelerating extinction rate, George Clooney has stepped up for a PSA against people and their “dumbfuckery.”

“Dumbfuckery is highly contagious, affecting the minds of even the most stable geniuses,” the actor joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night.

Focusing his attention on climate change, vaccinations, and the dinosaurs, it’s the kind of reminder that we shouldn’t need — but unfortunately do. Read more…

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Meeting with Trump emboldens anti-vaccine activists

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The discredited researcher who launched the anti-vaccine movement met with Donald Trump this summer — and found him sympathetic to the cause. Now, with Trump preparing to move into the White House, leaders of the movement are newly energized, hopeful they can undermine decades of public policy promoting childhood vaccinations.

At the most basic level, they’re hoping Trump will use his bully pulpit to advance his oft-stated concern — debunked by an extensive body of scientific evidence — that…

Amtrak is slowly, oh-so-slowly expanding its pet program

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More pets can now join their owners on Amtrak.

Amtrak began an expanded pet pilot program Monday, allowing travelers to bring along small dogs and cats on routes from Boston to Lynchburg, Newport News and Norfolk in Virginia, and between Boston and Brunswick in Maine

Pets that are older than eight weeks and are up-to-date on vaccinations must be kept in carriers, and with the carrier must weigh less than 20 pounds to be…

‘Melanie’s Marvelous Measles’ children’s book gets scathing Amazon reviews

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The word “marvelous” probably shouldn’t be used to describe measles

Author Stephanie Messenger is learning that the hard way. Her 2012 children’s book Melanie’s Marvelous Measles is getting renewed attention thanks to a recent deadly outbreak of measles in Disneyland in December. There have been more than 100 confirmed cases of the contagious virus across a dozen states

The outbreak comes at the height of the growing anti-vaccine movement, which claims that vaccines are harmful, and could…

BeImmunized Makes Shot Records Digital, Increases Vaccination




In the past 60 years, we’ve seen the development of vaccines for Polio, Rubella, measles, mumps and Influenza. One thing that hasn’t changed much is the yellow card or piece of paper doctors use to record which immunizations patients have received.

Startup BeImmunized wants to make those yellow cards go digital. Making such valuable information accessible on the web 24/7 would provide easy access for healthcare providers, doctors, schools and patients who want to stay current with…