One Furious Scientist’s Blistering Response To An Ignorant Anti-Vaccination Meme

Addicting Info The anti-vaccination movement, like climate-change denial, pitches opinion and folksy anecdotes against peer-reviewed science as if it were a fair fight. When a scientist came across this ridiculous anti-vaxxer meme on the internet, s/he couldn’t help but let rip with this awesome response. The only element of this argument I would dispute is… More One Furious Scientist’s Blistering Response To An Ignorant Anti-Vaccination Meme

CDC Director on Ebola: ‘The Only Thing Like This Has Been AIDS’

NBC News The widening Ebola epidemic is reminiscent of the health threat caused by AIDS, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, urging action so Ebola “is not the world’s next AIDS.” “In the 30 years I’ve been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS,”… More CDC Director on Ebola: ‘The Only Thing Like This Has Been AIDS’

Guns in the home proving deadly for kids

USA Today While efforts at gun control are still being fought, children’s advocates are urging parents and communities to take their own steps to protect kids. He didn’t know the gun was loaded. The 14-year-old Massachusetts boy had recently found his mother’s handgun, which she kept hidden under her mattress for protection. “Promise me you’ll… More Guns in the home proving deadly for kids

Deadly Tuberculosis Outbreak In Florida Covered Up By GOP Governor Rick Scott

I have to ask: What were Florida voters thinking when they elected that Bat-Boy look-alike to the Governorship?  Everything about his demeanor, history of Medicaid Fraud and his actions since becoming Governor of Florida has been an unmitigated disaster. Addicting Info When the Center for Disease Control issues a warning about a large outbreak of Tuberculosis(TB), the rational person… More Deadly Tuberculosis Outbreak In Florida Covered Up By GOP Governor Rick Scott

Teen Pregnancies Highest In States With Abstinence-Only Policies

Duh!  Tell a teen NOT to do something and you can bet your last dollar he/she will do it! Think Progress The number of teen births in the U.S. dropped again in 2010, according to a government report, with nearly every state seeing a decrease. Nationally, the rate fell 9 percent to about 34 per 1,000 girls ages 15… More Teen Pregnancies Highest In States With Abstinence-Only Policies

Cooper Tears Into Bachmann

The Huffington Post Anderson Cooper highlighted what he said were the “dangerous falsehoods” that Michele Bachmann has been pushing on the campaign trail. Cooper has often used Bachmann as a target for his daily “Keeping Them Honest” segment, debunking her statements about everything from American history to the cost of President Obama’s foreign tripsto her denials that her clinic runs… More Cooper Tears Into Bachmann