June 13, 2019

Amid Measles Outbreak, New York Ends Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

(CNN) – Amid an ongoing measles outbreak, New York is requiring schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday that removes nonmedical exemptions from school vaccination requirements. The law goes into effect … Read More

March 22, 2019

Many Catholic Hospitals Fail to Disclose Religious Affiliation, Restrictions Online

(Reuters) – Patients should know if the hospital they choose will restrict their care for religious reasons, but among nearly 650 Catholic hospitals in the U.S., a new study finds that one in five don’t explicitly disclose this information on … Read More

February 14, 2019

Hindu Nationalists Claim That Ancient Indians Had Airplanes, Stem Cell Technology, and the Internet

(Science) – The most widely discussed talk at the Indian Science Congress, a government-funded annual jamboree held in Jalandhar in January, wasn’t about space exploration or information technology, areas in which India has made rapid progress. Instead, the talk celebrated … Read More

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