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Vaccinations To Be Mandatory For Incoming UC Students

Posted On February 08, 2015

(Oakland, CA) -- Beginning in 2017, all incoming University of California students will have to have gotten their shots for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, meningococcus, tetanus and whooping cough. A UC system announcement says all incoming students will also have to be screened for tuberculosis. If not, they will not be allowed to enroll…

Pope Says Spanking Children Okay If Done Properly

Posted On February 06, 2015

(Vatican City) -- Pope Francis is at the center of a firestorm after saying it's okay to spank children as long as it's done with dignity. The Pope made the comment during a general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday. The remarks sparked a flood of both criticism and support on social media this…

Millions Affected By Anthem Hack Attack

Posted On February 06, 2015

(New York, NY) -- Millions are affected by the hack attack on Anthem. Cyber security expert Mark Rasch is advising Anthem's customers to be on the lookout for fraudulent activity.   Cyber crooks stole names, addresses, birthdays and social security numbers but medical information appears to be safe. Anthem is ordering credit reports for its…

Republican Lawmaker Blames Immigrants For Measles Outbreak

Posted On February 06, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- A Republican lawmaker thinks undocumented immigrants could be to blame for the recent multi-state measles outbreak. Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama said this week that he believes unvaccinated "illegal aliens" could be spreading the respiratory disease that has jumped to 14 states since being discovered at Disneyland in December. Brooks has been…

National Wear Red Day Supports Women’s Heart Disease Efforts

Posted On February 06, 2015

(Undated) -- Today is National Wear Red Day. It's a day when Americans are encouraged to wear red and show support for efforts to combat heart disease and stroke in women. The special day was started 12 years ago by the American Heart Association to raise awareness of the fact that more women than men…