“I get to make this choice myself now.”
Parents make health decisions for their kids, but what if they make those decisions based on bad evidence? That’s what happened to redditor ToddmanHorseboy, whose parents didn’t get her or her two siblings vaccinated when they were children. Now that she’s in her mid-20s, though, she’s in charge of her own healthcare decisions, and after some serious thought about her future — as well as that of her future children — she started off 2019 with a marathon round of immunizations. She posted her very first immunization record on the /r/pics subreddit, where it went viral this week with over 173,000 upvotes and more than 5,000 comments as of this article’s publication.
Source: A Redditor, Raised by Anti-Vaxxers, Just Got All Her Vaccines as an Adult | Inverse
The former head of Italy’s top medical research board has said he left over the government’s “anti-scientific” stance on vital issues like vaccination. Walter Ricciardi likened some Italian
Source: Italian health chief quit over government’s ‘anti-scientific’ vaccination stance | The Independent
The number of people with autism detained in psychiatric hospitals has risen in the past three years despite a government pledge to reduce this by up to half.
Figures show that 1,180 are kept as inpatients in mental health units, up from 1,100 in 2015 when ministers pledged to reduce the number by 33 to 50 per cent.
Source: Psychiatric units holding more autistic people | News | The Times