Little Kitten – Constantine

An old favourite DC comic now turned into a TV series (with an accurate accent this time...): … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender & James McAvoy – Blurred Lines

Whatthehell it's the weekend. … [Read more...]

Curiouser And Curiouser – Four Years And Forty-Four Articles Now Out

Curiouser and Curiouser

It's just occurred to me that once again, I've missed the anniversary (four years!) of writing for the CSICOP website, on a little column called Curiouser and Curiouser. The most recently published one is just before the Perth shows happening this weekend by some contributors to the TV show, The Checkout, Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen - The Checkout is a satirical consumer affairs series on Australia’s ABC TV, presented by Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from the satirical comedy … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day Six – Colbert On Vaccinations

The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook “This anti-vaxx movement has done a lot of things that I love: Star power, science denial, and hipster appeal. 'Cause Penny-farthings and handlebar moustaches are cool, but nothing is more vintage than dying of Rubella.” … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day Five – Day Of Immunology

Tomorrow, Tuesday 29th April, is the Day of Immunology in Melbourne - but you can always find local groups, hospitals, support networks to join (for example, in Western Australia, I'm joining Immunisation Alliance at http://immunisationalliance.org.au; in Queensland they're currently running a petition here) nationwide and I'm certain worldwide! About the Day of Immunology Established in 2005 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the success of Day of Immunology led … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day Four – Malaria

International Business Times - World Malaria Day 2014: How Close Are We to a Vaccine? AlJazeera - Injecting hope into the fight against malaria - Access to life-saving anti-malaria drugs is improving and the first vaccine against the disease may be on the way. World Health Organization (WHO) Q: “Is there a vaccine against malaria?” A: Currently there is no commercially available #malaria vaccine, despite many decades of intense research and development effort. The most advanced … [Read more...]

CosmoQuest 2014 36 Hour HangOutAThon – Donate To The Very Finish!

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My good friend Gold zipped me an invite to this on Google+, just as I ended up being unwell, so I've missed a lot - but I have not missed out on donating! Donate now: http://cosmoquest.org/x/hangoutathon-36-36-fundraiser/ More info: http://cosmoquest.org/x/blog/2014/04/hangoutathon-and-36-36-fundraiser/ From the site: As you may have noticed, the funding opportunities for science, astronomy, planetary science, and science education have not been ideal in the past year or so. Though we … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day Three – On Vaccine Hesitation And Other Resources

Podcasting

A few useful links and resources: From Science, 25 April 2014 Editorial, Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy - Barry R. Bloom, Edgar Marcuse, Seth Mnookin (viewable for free with registration): A recent report concluded that current public health communication about vaccines may actually increase misperceptions or reduce vaccination intention, and that attempts to increase concerns about communicable diseases or correct false claims about vaccines may be counterproductive. Research is needed to … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day Two – Should Adults Get Vaccinated?

Today is also ANZAC day, which - for those of you outside of Australia - is essentially like Veteran's Day: Getting up at dawn to attend services at military sites or local monuments is a long standing tradition; so is marching in ceremonies held around the country. So, today I didn't do much in terms of looking at vaccinations - but I did do something yesterday in preparation for tomorrow, because today's a national holiday, and the doctor's office is shut. Tomorrow I'm taking a … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease

http://www.annegeddes.com/protecting-our-tomorrows/

The Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease e-book is available now as a free download on the iBook Store. Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease’ is a global meningococcal disease awareness campaign led by iconic photographer Anne Geddes and patient support groups from around the world. The campaign is aimed at educating parents about the threat of meningococcal disease and the importance of prevention through inspirational photographs that … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – The Immunisation Song

Check out Juicy Mutyaba and Bebe Cool's 'Immunisation Song', made possible by UNICEF Uganda, to see what we mean. Altogether now: "prevention is better than cure..." … [Read more...]


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