Vaccination

Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation

In a year that has seen the largest measles outbreak in the US in more than two decades, the role of social media in giving a platform to unscientific anti-vaccine messages and organizations has become a flashpoint.

Health

Doctors' group calls for ban on most vaping products

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers describe catatonia in Down syndrome

Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country's most common chromosomal disorder. Inherited heart defects, thyroid cancer, celiac disease and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Standard treatment programmes for OCD are not always enough

They wash their hands until the skin hangs in tatters, are in a state of panic about bacteria and infections—and are unable to use common sense and distance themselves from the stressful thoughts that are controlling their ...

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