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4 Anti-vaccination Arguments And How To Respond To Them

Getty Images Vaccination is a hot button issue, and it has been for nearly two decades. According to anti-vaxxers, many of the immunizations children receive are risky, they are dangerous, and they are downright unsafe, but pro-vaxxers believe the opposite. Immunizations are helpful and imperative. Vaccinations save lives. But which belief is correct? [...]

Scientists Have Discovered How The Month You’re Born Matters For Your Health

A new study suggests that your birth month has a connection with the diseases you might develop in your lifetime. - Ana Swanson Source: Scientists have discovered how the month you're born matters for your health I The Sydney Morning Herald

Time To Warn Drinkers About The Risk Of Cancer

Australians have become accustomed to labels on cigarettes warning about the risk of smoking causing cancer and other diseases. And our research, published in the latest edition of BMC Public Health, shows similar labels could help consumers better understand the harms of drinking alcohol. Alcohol is estimated to cost the Australian economy A$36 billion a year in preventable [...]

Guns in the USA kill twice as many kids as cancer does

In the USA in 2010, 15,576 children and teenagers were injured by firearms — three times more than the number of U.S. soldiers injured in the war in Afghanistan.     Guns still kill twice as many children and young people in the USA than cancer, five times as many than heart disease and 15 [...]

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The Neuroscience of Belonging

The brain has evolved to respond in predictable ways to threats in the physical environment. Similarly, the brain is attuned to identify and reinforce behaviours that benefit our survival. These threat and reward-related circuits are well described. For example the amygdala, the most well studies threat-related brain region, responds to universally threatening stimuli such as [...]