A man in San Pablo, California, gets a flu shot at a drive-through flu shot clinic Nov. 6, 2014.
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Many people object to the added ingredients in vaccines. But pharmacists explain why those fears are unwarranted.
A lab technician sorts blood samples inside a lab for a COVID-19 vaccine study at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 13, 2020.
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People who oppose vaccines often are dismissed as ignorant or naive. Failing to hear their concerns and address them may only be fueling vaccine resistance, however.
Anti-vaccination supporters in Olympia, Wash., protesting the state’s stay-at-home orders.
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Those opposing vaccinations often mistrust government, science and the news media. There may be better ways to persuade them than by offering facts only.
Syringe and cooked heroin.
Most Kenyan women were introduced into drug use by male sexual partners in their teenage years.
Buffalo relaxes in Lake Nakuru surrounded by flamingoes.
Outbreaks often affect the same areas because, once released, the bacteria continues to live as spores in the soil.
Foot-and-mouth disease is endemic to Tanzania.
Foot-and-mouth disease vaccines have been successful in several parts of the world. But in Tanzania it’s not that easy.
In some societies, kids are taught that they’re in control of their own happiness – which makes them more indulgent.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
Screen shot of Beto O'Rourke’s Facebook ad, 2018.
Health care dominated 2018's political ads. Digital advertising grew, but hasn't yet killed TV's share. And dark money favored Democrats, say scholars studying the volume and content of campaign ads.
Many plastics that used BPA have now replaced it with substitutes like BPS, a related molecule that may have just as many health issues.
BPA, used widely in plastics and as a liner in food cans, was replaced by a related chemical called BPS. But it seems that this substitute may also harm eggs and sperm and disrupt hormones.
The high-voltage lines carrying electricity across the U.S. aren’t the only potential targets.
Power utilities' cybersecurity practices may be effective, but need to evolve over time. And all companies operating elements of the grid – even the small ones – should step up.
Pa-ta-ta… o no. Una mujer trabaja en un stand en un festival de queso en Moscú, Rusia.
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Los rusos consideran que sonreír es un signo de estupidez. Las investigaciones de psicología social pueden explicar estas diferencias culturales.
Say cheese … or not. A woman works a stand at a cheese festival in Moscow, Russia.
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In the US, smiling is a reflexive gesture of goodwill, but Russians view it as a sign of stupidity. Social psychology research could help explain this cultural contrast.
North Carolina fans react while watching the Tar Heels play in the 2009 Final Four.
Binge drinking rises during March Madness among male college students who attend schools that made it to the men's basketball tournament. Researchers take a deeper look at the reasons why.
Awareness and knowledge about rabies at a local level is key. This can help prevent bites and encourage people to get post-exposure treatment.
The strategy to eliminate human rabies is straight forward: vaccinate dogs, provide prompt post-exposure vaccines, public education and awareness on prevention.
Impacts of federal research funding can be felt region-wide.
Research dollars don't stay locked up in academia and government labs. R&D collaborations with the private sector are common – and grow the innovation economy.
New World Health Organisation Director-General De Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
An elaborate alert system is needed to test for Ebola.
When an Ebola outbreak is detected, surveillance, community engagement , laboratory services and tracing infected persons should be activated to prevent rapid spread of the disease.
People who eat raw or undercooked meat from infected animals may get anthrax.
Governments in anthrax endemic countries should build efficient surveillance systems that incorporate detection, confirmation and efficient data collation and feedback.
Aggressive behaviour exhibited by socially dominant Tasmanian devils may predispose them to infection with devil facial tumour disease.
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It's the Tasmanian devils that enjoy the highest survival and breeding success who're more likely to get the fatal facial tumour disease.
The public in Sierra Leone was proactive in reporting suspected Ebola cases.
The power to overcoming Ebola was in public awareness by performing simple yet basic infection prevention and control measures like washing hands, isolation and reporting suspected cases.