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Trump explores vaccine commission with prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Trump explores vaccine commission with prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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UPDATE: Jan. 10, 2017, 5:59 p.m. EST The Trump transition team walked back Robert F. Kennedy’s assertion that a vaccine commission is being formed, instead stating he is “exploring the possibility of forming a committee on Autism.”

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— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 10, 2017

 


President-elect Donald J. Trump has asked   anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a commission on vaccine safety, Kennedy said after meeting with Trump Tuesday.

This appointment is certain to rattle the scientific community, since Kennedy is a well-known anti-vaccine advocate who falsely believes that vaccine ingredients cause autism. This is a claim that scientists have debunked time and time again.   Read more…

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Subscription box was designed for those who can’t leave the house due to chronic illness

Subscription box was designed for those who can’t leave the house due to chronic illness

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Living with a chronic illness often means being stuck inside for long periods of time.

Whether a person is healing from medical procedures, living with a suppressed immune system or needs substantial amounts of rest, having a long-lasting illness or condition often requires dedicated self-care — or, simply, cures for boredom.

A subscription box service called Be Brave Box was designed specifically to “brighten the bad days” of those living with chronic illnesses. The boxes, created by 16-year-old Taylor Nadraszky, are filled with items that come in handy when subscribers are too sick or tired to leave the house. Read more…

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