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Twitter A Major Platform In The Growth Of The Anti-Vaxxer Movement, Study Finds

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Feb 27, 2018 … BOULDER, Colo. — Anti-vaccination sentiment has been building in the United States over the past five years, with Twitter being one of the most instrumental vehicles for those who oppose traditional vaccines, a new study finds. Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers from the University of Colorado and the University of Alabama analyzed more than 500,000…

Study: Anti-Vaxxers More Likely To Believe In Conspiracy Theories

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Jun 23, 2018 … BRISBANE, Australia — Despite a mountain of scientific evidence and the vast majority of doctors standing behind the research, many parents are still skeptical of vaccinations for their children. But traditional medicine might not be the only thing they’re suspicious of. A new study now shows that “anti-vaxxers” are prone to supporting other common conspiracy…

Alternative Medicine Use Among Children Has Doubled Since 2003

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Jun 20, 2018 … CHICAGO — Alternative medicines, such as nutraceuticals, herbal products, and natural supplements, have presented families with new ways of treating and preventing illnesses in their children, albeit with varying degrees of success. As more and more people veer away from antibiotics and standard treatments, a new study finds that the use of alternative medicine with…

Winning Impacts Whether NBA Stars Follow Teammates On Twitter, Study Finds

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May 26, 2018 … CINCINNATI — An age-old sports adage purports that winning cures all. A new study seems to validate — and modernize — this notion, finding that winning percentage works in mysterious ways: it can even influence which teammates follow one another on social media. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) recently examined the Twitter networks of…

Study: How Children Cope With Getting Vaccinations Depends On Parents

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Apr 13, 2018 … TORONTO — Hoping that next round of vaccinations for your child comes with fewer tears? How you interact with your little ones when they’re getting their shots can weigh heavily on how painful the injections are for them, a new study finds. Researchers from York University in Canada sought to examine how parent-child interactions affect the…

Mumps Outbreaks Caused By Vaccine Wearing Off; Doctors Suggest Adults Get Shot Again

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Apr 10, 2018 … BOSTON — More cases of mumps are being reported nationwide, but it turns out the anti-vaxxer movement may not be the problem. A new study finds that the two vaccinations typically given during childhood eventually wear off over time. In light of the results, health experts now recommend that everyone get an additional mumps vaccine after…

Fake News 70% More Likely To Be Shared On Twitter Than Real News

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Mar 12, 2018 … BOSTON — New research into the science of fake news indicated that false or misleading stories spread notably faster on Twitter than real news. Perhaps even more surprisingly was the study found that human users, not Twitter bots, are responsible for this fake news acceleration, according to researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology “We found that…

Just 12 anti-vaxxers responsible for spreading most COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories

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May 17, 2021 … WASHINGTON — As the famous quote goes, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” In the digital age, misinformation and conspiracy theories reach millions of people before social media platforms remove them from view. With incorrect information about the COVID-19 vaccines running rampant online, many…

Showing empathy for unpopular or immoral people yields more scorn than praise

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Oct 28, 2020 … DAVIS, Calif. — 2020 has been a challenging year for millions of people around the world. From the coronavirus pandemic, to financial uncertainty, to political and social unrest, countless people are struggling through daily life. With all these hardships, it’s easy to empathize with our fellow man no matter what their background is. Unfortunately, a new…

Significant number of parents feel hesitant about childhood vaccines, especially the flu shot

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Jul 01, 2020 … AURORA, Colo. – Vaccines are a proven method to mitigate the spread of life-threatening contagious diseases. Despite this, a significant proportion of people around the world still believe that vaccinations may do more harm than good. Indeed, vaccine hesitancy is becoming so commonplace that the World Health Organization announced last year that the behavior has…

Study: People Skeptical Of Vaccines Process Info Differently, Overestimate ‘Horror Stories’

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Apr 11, 2020 … LUBBOCK, Texas — As the world waits for a proven vaccine to the coronavirus outbreak, a new study says some people will still be skeptical of it no matter how helpful that vaccine is. Psychologists in Texas say it’s not because of a lack of information, it’s because their brains focus on the worst possible…

Don’t Look Up: ‘Astonishing Number’ Of Viruses Float Down On Us From The Sky

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Feb 08, 2018 … VANCOUVER — This study will make you think twice about stepping outside for a breath of fresh air. A team of scientists from around the world confirmed millions of viruses rising into the atmosphere, traveling — sometimes for thousands of miles — and falling back down to the surface. The study, carried out by researchers from…