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Conspiracy promoter Mike ‘Health Ranger’ Adams built online disinformation Natural News online empire that subverts science, report finds

Alternative health guru and conspiracy theorist Mike Adams, founder of the popular website Natural News, has been identified as the ...
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Common vaccines appear to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline

[Two studies] have demonstrated that flu and pneumococcal vaccines are linked with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In both ...
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Re-energized anti-vaccine activism is growing on the right and winning the social media battle to discredit coming coronavirus treatments

What does an antivaxxer and a far-right activist have in common? If the thought of someone who opposes vaccines brings ...
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Space-thriving bacteria hold key to quickly and cheaply producing innovative polio vaccine

[Molecular biologist Mike] Daly has been investigating ways to apply the lessons learned from this bacteria’s unique radiation resistance to ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-vax extremists bully public health officials. We can’t let them win

Since mid-April, 27 state and local health leaders across 13 states have resigned, retired, or been fired, some citing threats ...
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Anti-vaxxers don’t want safer vaccines, they want no vaccines

“I try to look and see where the evidence takes me.” Does this statement sound reasonable? If I told you ...
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Podcast: Bayer’s $10.9 billion glyphosate settlement a mistake? Vaccines from mosquito spit; CRISPR cures sickle cell disease?

Chemical giant Bayer just settled roughly 95,000 lawsuits alleging its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. Has the company given its anti-GMO ...
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Infographic: No more shots? Next-gen vaccine ‘sheets’ melt on the tongue

Two issues influencing the accessibility of many vaccines are their needs for constant refrigeration from production until use and for ...
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75 reasons why vaccines are needed and deniers are dangerous

If you are reading this, chances are that you repeated an anti-vaccine myth or said you weren't vaccinating your children, ...
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Drug factories: GMOs and gene editing are poised to transform medicine. Here’s how.

On the hunt for plant-produced vaccines ...
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‘Denial, blame, and conspiratorial thinking’: Anti-vaxxers’ dangerous rhetoric during coronavirus pandemic

So far, the responses from major players wear down a familiar path of conspiratorial thinking and government mistrust ...
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160 new coronavirus-fighting drug and vaccine candidates in development

While President Trump continues to promote antimalarial drugs such as hydroxychloroquine sulfate and azithromycin to treat COVID-19 ... the global ...
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How vaccines, antivirals and antibodies could help fight the coronavirus

There has been a lot of confusion in regard to possible treatments for COVID-19 and the timeline for the development ...
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‘Designed to be slow’: Why these coronavirus vaccines in the pipeline won’t be ready this year

New York City has become a curious mosaic of crowds and barrenness, people packed into hospitals and homes, yet familiar ...
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Synthetic biology amps up ‘decades-old’ vaccine technology

According to STAT, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institute of Health (NIH) are betting on synthetic biology to ...
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Science to the rescue? How modern genetics could help save the world from coronavirus

Humanity really has only two options to confront the coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping the planet. The first is to mount ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus isn’t just a bad flu; COVID-19 vaccine may be delayed; and have we cured HIV?

The novel coronavirus is not just "the flu," contrary to what you may have read on social media. There may ...
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‘Disaster for public trust in vaccines’: African malaria study conducted without patient consent

A scathing opinion piece in the BMJ is accusing the World Health Organization of conducting a pilot program in Africa ...
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Those childhood vaccinations for tetanus and diphtheria should cover you for life, study says

People who got all their vaccinations against tetanus and diphtheria in childhood don’t need booster shots to remain protected against ...
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Vaccines, glyphosate weedkiller cause obesity? Dr. David Gorski debunks new round of ‘bogus’ health claims

Those of us who have been following the antivaccine movement and the sorts of claims that its members [make] are ...
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Failed HIV vaccine study is ‘another frustrating defeat’ in the fight against AIDS

The failure-ridden search for a vaccine that can stop the AIDS virus has delivered yet another frustrating defeat. The HIV ...
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Emergency approval sends new oral polio vaccine to front lines, bypassing clinical trials

To stem a growing polio crisis, health officials are accelerating the development of a new oral vaccine with plans for emergency ...
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Podcast: Vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit explains the ‘dos and dont’s’ of battling scientific misinformation

Paul Offit has forged a second career as an influential spokesman for scientific thinking ...
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‘No one wanted to touch it’: Why a Lyme disease vaccine has been so elusive

The first human Lyme vaccine was pulled off the market nearly twenty years ago. A new effort faces lingering suspicions ...
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More children sickened by polio vaccine than by wild virus

Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and Angola have experienced nine new cases of polio caused by the ...
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Why the controversial—and retracted—paper linking vaccines and autism is one of the most cited papers of all time

Six librarians from institutions in Wisconsin had a question: “What are the characteristics of citations of the retracted 1998 article ...
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Newly identified protein could help safeguard plants against climate change

A team of scientists from the United States announced that they have identified the protein in plants responsible for its ...
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