A new study breaks through anti-vaxxer misinformation

Finally, a means for battling the anti-vaccination movement.

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  • Talking to people that have experienced vaccine-preventable diseases changes minds.
  • Seventy percent of Brigham Young University students shifted their vaccine-hesitant stance.
  • This research arrives during a year in which 880 measles cases have been identified in America.
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Surprising Science

Behold, firm evidence — at last — that ultra-processed food causes weight gain

Junk food causes weight gain, but it's not just about the calories.

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We know we should eat less junk food, such as crisps, industrially made pizzas and sugar-sweetened drinks, because of their high calorie content.

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Watch what happens when vaccinations drop by 10%

Don't believe a small reduction in immunization matters?

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  • Universities of South Florida and Pittsburgh publish an online immunization simulator.
  • The simulator shows the stunning effect of even small drops in vaccination rates.
  • It's not just anti-vaxxers threatening community health. There are economic and geographical factors as well.
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Politics & Current Affairs

Tinnitus and the deafening problem of noise pollution

Hearing-related problems are on the rise.

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  • Noise pollution should be considered a public-health crisis, according to experts that study the problem.
  • Between 15-20 percent of humans will suffer from tinnitus during their lives.
  • Carbon is not the only catalyst for environmental degradation; entire ecosystems are being destroyed by noise.
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Myth: Healthy food is more expensive than unhealthy food

Want to eat better but feel like you don't have the money?

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The idea that healthy food costs more than junk food is something I hear a lot. Students tell me they'd like to eat better but can't afford to.

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