Health

German paediatricians demand compulsory vaccinations

Germany's paediatricians association Wednesday demanded mandatory childhood vaccinations against measles and a range of other diseases in a debate kicked off by the health minister.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds were convicted Thursday of fraud and other offenses.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Building a comprehensive profile of conspiracy thinkers

Here's a theory: President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Here's another: Climate change is a hoax. Here's one more: The "deep state" spied on Donald Trump's campaign, and is now trying to destroy his presidency.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychological link between conspiracy theories and creationism

Ask a three-year-old why they think it's raining, and she may say "because the flowers are thirsty." Her brother might also tell you that trees have leaves to provide shade for people and animals. These are instances of teleological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Distrust of power influences choice of medical procedures

First World countries have well-developed healthcare systems that employ medical regimens that have been empirically demonstrated to be effective. Despite this, many individuals in Germany and elsewhere, prefer to resort ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Belief in conspiracy theories associated with vaccine skepticism

People who believe Princess Diana was murdered or that John F. Kennedy's assassination was an elaborate plot are more likely to think that vaccines are unsafe, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, according to research ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV denial movement fuels Russian epidemic

Fewer than half of Russians with HIV are taking antiretroviral drugs, in part because of a conspiracy theory that the AIDS-causing virus is a myth invented by the West, officials and activists say.

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