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Fewer measles cases reported last week, but don’t declare victory – KXLY

The number of measles cases reported in the United States has fallen the last few weeks, but experts say it’s not time to declare victory. Source: Fewer measles cases reported last week, but don’t declare victory – KXLY

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Autism One Conference: Skeptics will be Prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law – Skepchick | Circa 2011

When I learned that AutismOne, an organization that subscribes heavily to the belief that vaccines are a cause of autism, had its annual conference every year in the Chicago suburbs, I knew I had to go. Although the conference is about autism, it also tends to have a focus on vaccines and brings in many of […]

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Facebook says it will crack down on misleading health information – Vox

The company has had longstanding problems with posts containing promises of miracle cures, unproven scientific claims, and outright lies. Source: Facebook says it will crack down on misleading health information – Vox

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Scientology cruise ship quarantined over confirmed case of measles – Easton Caller

A crew member aboard a cruise ship used by the Church of Scientology tested positive for measles, causing the vessel’s occupants to be quarantined in the Caribbean since Monday, a report said. The vessel and its roughly 300 passengers and crew members have been stuck on the “Freewinds” ship in the Caribbean port of St. […]