Science being ‘debunked:’ Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn?

(CNN)More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message — an eye-catching march through town with tiny children’s coffins emblazoned with the words: “Another victim of vaccination.” British parents in the 19th century didn’t take kindly to government-mandated smallpox vaccinations although the gruesome process — a series of deep cuts in the arms of the child — was a world away from today’s sterile practices. But the anti-vaxxers of the time were also joined by libertarians, who believed the compulsory vaccinations violated their personal freedoms. Today, that anti-government control sentiment “continues to be a thread in the anti-vaccine movement — particularly in this era of mistrust in government,” Professor Heidi Larson, director of the …

A 5th grader’s boredom while visiting her mom’s job led to $30,000 for the elderly in need

(CNN)Ruby Kate Chitsey asked the woman in the wheelchair why she was staring intently through the glass doors. Her answer broke the fifth-grader’s heart. “It was very sad. We have a lot of dogs and I could feel her pain,” Ruby Kate told CNN. Ruby knew it cost money to get a pet sitter to bring the dog to the resident more often. Many in her hometown of 12,000 don’t have extra to spare. That encounter last summer led the little girl to think: how many other residents couldn’t afford simple things that brought them joy. She decided to do something about it. She began by writing their wishes down Ruby Kate started a project and Facebook page called “Three …

Keep these recalled foods off your Super Bowl spread

(CNN)The Super Bowl is a national holiday even for those who don’t watch football. One big reason for that? The food. Federal officials are urging consumers to check the back of the freezer and dump any “Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets,” produced on November 26, 2018 and have a case code “3308SDL03” on the label. There haven’t been any confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions from eating the chicken nuggets. But federal health officials warn that the products may be in consumers’ freezers, and they should not eat them. Even more chicken nuggets Perdue Foods recalled 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination, federal health officials say. The ready-to-eat chicken nuggets were …