A report from the New England Journal of Medicine has been circulating in the headlines, telling of a 10 percent efficacy of the flu vaccine in Australia. Often, these reports link the Australia numbers with the flu vaccine efficacy in the United States. The Brazos County Health Department says there is no connection. "There is no validity to that estimation," said Yao Akpalu, the Brazos County Health Department's epidemiologist. "That report originated in Australia...
A group of DPS troopers fulfilled a promise to donors to the Cure Starts Now by donning pink male rompers for a photoshoot. The troopers sent the call out on Facebook in July, agreeing to the romper photoshoot if they could raise $4,000 for the organization that fights childhood cancer. The public answered the call. The cause is personal for the troopers. One of them, Troy Bridier, lost his own daughter Jade, 4, to DIPG (a rare brain cancer) just days after she was diagnosed.
Thinking about buying a home but don't want to deal with the stress right around the holidays? Neither does anyone else. That's exactly why it might be the best time to buy a new house. December is considered a real estate dead period, but experts say there are a lot of sellers very motivated to sell before the new year. Plus, with less buyer competition on the market, the seller may be willing to settle for a lower price.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".