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By: Rachael Rettner
Published: 03/06/2015 12:29 AM EST on LiveScience
The percentage of Americans who consider vaccines crucial for children has declined slightly in the past decade, according to a new survey.
This year, 54 percent of Americans said that it’s “extremely important” for parents to get their children vaccinated, down from 64 percent who said so in 2001, according to the survey from Gallup.
And 30 percent of Americans now say they’ve heard “a great deal” about the disadvantages of vaccines, compared to 15 percent who said that in 2001. But there was also an increase in the percentage who said they’ve heard a great deal about the advantages of vaccines, 49 percent in 2015 compared to 37 percent in 2001.
The percentage of Americans who say they consider vaccines to be worse than the diseases they prevent has not changed much in 14 years: 9 percent of Americans held this view in 2015, compared with 6 percent in 2001. [5 Dangerous Vaccination Myths]
Still, most Americans (84 percent) now say that vaccines are either “extremely important” or “very important,” while the rest say vaccines are “somewhat important,” “not very important” or “not at all important.”
Only 6 percent of Americans say —> Read More Here
Officially the Conjunto Urbano Presidente Adolfo López Mateos de Nonoalco Tlatelolco (*phew*), the district of Tlatelolco is today a fascinating vestige of mid-century Mexico’s modernist past, and—what I like even more—a vision of a future that could have been. As I continue to try to understand the current face of urbanization on Mexico City’s edges, it seems more and more as if a useful perspective might be found in the prototypes of housing in the city’s past.
Though located near to the city center, before the conquest, Tlatelolco was a separate but allied kingdom to Tenochtitlan (the primary city of pre-hispanic Mexico City), and was the site of a massive market. By the 20th century, much of the site was taken up by a massive train yard connected to Buenavista station. As in Philadelphia and, more recently, New —> Read More Here
Cooking the perfect steak is rocket science: Smart grill uses satellite technology to cook meat at precise temperatures
A San Francisco-based company has developed the Cinder Sensing Cooker (shown). It uses ‘satellite technology’ to cook food to precise temperatures. —> Read More Here
A highly aggressive form of leukemia in infants has surprisingly few mutations beyond the chromosomal rearrangement that affects the MLL gene, researchers have found. The findings suggest that targeting the alteration is likely the key to improved survival. —> Read More Here
With exploding consumer demand for Greek yogurt, production is up. That’s great for food companies’ bottom lines, but it also leaves them dealing with a lot more acid whey, a problematic byproduct of the Greek yogurt-making process. Scientists are developing a way to transform this trash into treasure. —> Read More Here
With the growing popularity of care share programs, self-driving technology could be a game changer for urban traffic systems. A new study looks at how the Swedish capital’s transport grid could be transformed. A fleet of shared self-driving cars in Stockholm could reduce rush hour traffic volumes by 14 cars for every shared vehicle, according to researchers. —> Read More Here
Among prescriptions filled for menopausal hormone therapy in the US, almost half now are custom-compounded ‘bioidentical’ hormones, according to analysis of a recent survey of nearly 500 pharmacists. —> Read More Here
An innovative, sustainable new role for hematologists, particularly those specializing in non-malignant blood diseases, has been offered by experts for today’s rapidly changing US health-care system. —> Read More Here
Researchers have identified more than 100 areas within US waters that should be considered biologically important when making management and regulatory decisions about human activities that could affect whales, dolphins and porpoises. —> Read More Here