09 Nov '11, 5pm

Chickenpox Lollipops Available On Facebook | Care2 Causes

Chickenpox Lollipops Available On Facebook | Care2 Causes

“Find A Pox Party In Your Area” reads the Facebook post. That’s right: Parents fearful of vaccinations are making deals with a total stranger who promises to mail them lollipops licked by children with chickenpox. One of the Facebook postings from Wendy Werkit of Nashville, Tennessee, offered a ‘fresh batch of pox in Nashville shipping of suckers, spit and Q-tips available tomorrow 50 dollars via PayPal.’ Why Chickenpox Lollipops? Some parents are wary of vaccinations, believing that these routine immunizations will lead to autism, or other health problems. From NPR : As parents fret, vaccination rates for kids have dipped. Childhood vaccination rates against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), for instance, fell almost 3 percentage points to 90.6 percent in 2009 from the year before, according to data from private insurers. During the first half of August, we asked people a...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/lollipops-laced-with-chickenp...

Tweets

American parents caught trying to sell chickenp...

todayonline.com 09 Nov '11, 3am

NASHVILLE (Tennessee) - American parents have been caught trying to sell chickenpox-infected lollipops over the Internet t...

Facebook integration on a GPS chip!

digitimes.com 09 Nov '11, 1pm

MRE is MediaTek's middleware technology designed for mobile developers and application providers to deploy services and co...

Juzz 1 Singapore Facebook Fans Exclusive

Juzz 1 Singapore Facebook Fans Exclusive

sg.everydayonsales.com 12 Nov '11, 1am

Customers must first be a fan of Juzz1 Singapore Facebook page. Only 1 purchase item qualify for 11% discount per customer...

Squeeze This Rice, and It Drips Blood | Care2 Causes

Squeeze This Rice, and It Drips Blood | Care2 C...

care2.com 09 Nov '11, 6am

Put away the Halloween costume. This is not a vampire joke. Chinese scientists at Wuhan University have been working on a ...

Shop the runway- Women's AW11 show looks are available online now! US: UK:

Shop the runway- Women's AW11 show looks are av...

alexandermcqueen.com 17 Nov '11, 3pm

Accessibility links Jump to main content [Access key 'C'] Jump to primary navigation [Access key 'N'] Skip navigation [Acc...

Who Are the 99 Percent? Story #31 | Care2 Causes

care2.com 12 Nov '11, 1pm

Cynthia Samuels, currently Managing Editor of Care2, Causes, has been working with blogs and bloggers for six years and ha...

Interested in Bob Pease's early columns? We are...

electronicdesign.com 11 Nov '11, 9pm

[First published in the September 27, 1990 issue] Recently I was invited to a meeting to see the results of a new high-per...

More Potential Victims of Abuse at Penn State |...

care2.com 11 Nov '11, 11am

The parallel is not just between Penn State and the Catholic Church; the parallel is between the prevailing attitude on ca...

Millionaires Love Facebook But Have No Time For It [Best Of The Best 2010]

Millionaires Love Facebook But Have No Time For...

luxuo.com 13 Nov '11, 10pm

aSmallWorld – a Facebook for Millionaires aSmallWorld is an online social network service similar to Facebook. Also called...

Support West Hollywood's Move to Go Fur Free | Care2 Causes

Support West Hollywood's Move to Go Fur Free | ...

care2.com 09 Nov '11, 7am

On Tuesday, the City Council in West Hollywood, Calif., tentatively approved a modified ban on selling fur with a vote of ...

The Spirit Bear Coast: No place for Big Oil | Care2 Causes

The Spirit Bear Coast: No place for Big Oil | C...

care2.com 08 Nov '11, 6am

by Frances Beinecke , President, NRDC The rare Spirit Bear is one of North America’s wildlife treasures. Native to the coa...

Political Reasons Block US Asylum for Gay Saudi Diplomat #Saudi #KSA #gcc

Political Reasons Block US Asylum for Gay Saudi...

care2.com 10 Nov '11, 4pm

A gay Saudi diplomat has been denied US asylum in what observers believe is a political move. Arab news website Rasheed’s ...

Mini-Maximites now available for pre-order. Should be available around Nov 30th - Secure yours at

Mini-Maximites now available for pre-order. Sho...

altronics.com.au 18 Nov '11, 6am

The idea behind the miniMaximite is simple: to shrink the Maximite down to the size of a large postage stamp while keeping...

ICCAT: Time to Tackle What’s Really in the Net ...

care2.com 12 Nov '11, 5am

NOTE: This is a guest post from Lee Crockett , Director of Federal Fisheries Policy at the Pew Environment Group. This pos...