Vaccines

Facebook “working on additional changes” to beat down anti-vaxxers

Facebook “working on additional changes” to beat down anti-vaxxers

16 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge With five measles outbreaks ongoing in the US, lawmakers are questioning both health officials and tech giants on their efforts to combat the noxious anti-vaccine...
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Facebook is ready to fight back against anti-vaxxers

1 day ago   |   Beta News

The battle Facebook wages against the spread of fake news and misinformation could be set to expand to include removing anti-vaccination content from the social network. The...
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Raw milk drinkers in 19 states at risk of rare, dangerous infectious disease

Raw milk drinkers in 19 states at risk of rare, dangerous infectious disease

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge If the explosion of measles cases hasn't made you question what year it is, this health alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may inspire a...
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Health experts call on Facebook to close anti-vaxxer groups

4 days ago   |   Beta News

Facebook is under pressure to stem the flow of pseudoscience among its users. The social network has faced criticism and pressure about many issues including the dissemination...
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Anti-vaxxers plan to subvert changes to vaccination laws

Anti-vaxxers plan to subvert changes to vaccination laws

4 days ago   |   Ars Technica

This child, who had been ill with measles, exhibited the characteristic rash on the fourth day of its evolution. Measles can cause hearing loss and brain damage, and it can be...
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Vaccinations jump 500% in antivax hotspot amid measles outbreak

Vaccinations jump 500% in antivax hotspot amid measles outbreak

8 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Administration of a measles, mumps rubella vaccine. (credit: Getty | MediaNews Group/Orange County ) Demand for measles vaccines leapt 500 percent last month in Clark...
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Aetna Debuts New 'Attain' Health Coach App in Collaboration With Apple, Available Spring 2019

Aetna Debuts New 'Attain' Health Coach App in Collaboration With Apple, Available Spring 2019

18 days ago   |   Mac Rumors   |   4 articles

Aetna , the third-largest health insurance provider in the United States, today announced the upcoming launch of Attain, a personalized well-being app for iPhone and Apple...
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Anti-vaccine advocates appointed to Minnesota autism council after measles outbreak

Anti-vaccine advocates appointed to Minnesota autism council after measles outbreak

21 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / MINNEAPOLIS, MN; A nurse prepares to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine as well as a vaccine used to help prevent the diseases of diphtheria...
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Emergency declared in Oregon for measles outbreak in anti-vaccine hotspot

Emergency declared in Oregon for measles outbreak in anti-vaccine hotspot

23 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge Health officials in Clark County, Oregon have declared a public health emergency for a measles outbreak in an area with a high rate of unvaccinated children. As of...
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Anti-vaccine nonsense spurred NY's largest outbreak in decades

Anti-vaccine nonsense spurred NY's largest outbreak in decades

29 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge Health officials in New York are cautiously optimistic that they have a large measles outbreak under control after tackling the noxious anti-vaccine myths and...
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New ad shows how this Apple iPhone feature can ruin a friendship

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Apple Acquires Voice App Startup PullString

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Apple Music Users Able to Gift a Month Subscription to a Friend

Apple Music Users Able to Gift a Month Subscription to a Friend

Apple is today sending out notifications to Apple Music subscribers that, when tapped, allows them to send a referral to friend to sign up for a free one-month subscription to... Read more ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 scores hefty discounts in both 128 and 512GB variants

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 scores hefty discounts in both 128 and 512GB variants

Even though it was commercially released only a few months earlier, the Galaxy Note 9 scored plenty of decent discounts on and around Black Friday from various retailers and... Read more ...

Comical iPhone XR ad shows off Portrait Mode Depth Control: ‘Did you bokeh...

Comical iPhone XR ad shows off Portrait Mode Depth Control: ‘Did you bokeh my child?'

Apple has today rolled out a new ad titled “Bokeh'd” focused on the computational bokeh effect found on iPhone 7 Plus and later. With newer iPhone generations, users can adjust... Read more ...

Google wants to make it harder for sites to detect that you're using...

Google wants to make it harder for sites to detect that you're using Incognito Mode

As many websites make their money from tracking and advertising, especially advertising targeted to individuals based on their web activity, Google Chrome's Incognito Mode can... Read more ...

Google Pixel Slate 2: what we want to see

Google Pixel Slate 2: what we want to see

It's too early to tell what the future has in store for Google's ill-fated Pixel Slate , having released in November 2018. Google may not even release a Pixel Slate 2... Read more ...