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On the Stubborn Persistence, and the True Underlying Causes, of Vax-O-Noia

David Ropeik | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
David Ropeik

Hopefully one of the outcomes of this recent Disneyland measles outbreak will be more research to confirm the underlying psychological drivers of Vax-O-Noia. Unless we understand the root cause of this persistent threat to public health and apply that understanding to the task of addressing people's fears, episodes like the current outbreak will continue to occur

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul -- With Our Lives

Dr. Cheryl Healton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Healton

The U.S. now spends far less on essential public health services than virtually all industrialized nations -- and it shows.

A Simple Solution to the Great American Measles Scare

James Moore | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
James Moore

In an era of profound medical advancements in drug therapies and technologies, the U.S. finds itself immersed in a controversy over the very basic iss...

Most States Do Not Require Teachers To Get Vaccinated

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less ...

Got Science? Vaccinating Ourselves Against Misinformation

Seth Shulman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Seth Shulman

To prevent our children from being sickened and threatened with death by preventable disease, we need to ensure that they get vaccinated. But, to make our vaccination program successful, we also need to find better ways to inoculate ourselves against misinformation. A good place to start is to arm ourselves with the facts.

In Rejecting Measles Vaccination Are You Defying God's Will?

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

If one believes in the doctrine of creationism--that God created man--one should also embrace its corollary: that God's creation of humans includes the manifestation of human intelligence to improve life on this planet.

Measles Diagnoses Rises To 11 In Illinois

AP | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois public health officials are now reporting 11 people have diagnosed with measles. Cook County Department of Public Heal...

Vaccines Protect Our Kids and Our Communities

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

I believe passionately that we need to raise our kids in a world where they can thrive and be protected from preventable illnesses that threaten their health and even their lives.

Lydia O'Connor

Do Not Bring Your Kids To 'Measles Parties,' Doctors Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living

California health officials and doctors are strongly urging parents not to intentionally expose their kids to infectious diseases after news broke tha...

Lynne Peeples

The Public Health Consequences Of Shoddy Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

The current outbreak of measles, on pace to become the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago, was made ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Republicans And Democrats Agree: Science Behind Vaccines Is 'Indisputable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite a week of political controversy over childhood vaccinations, the American public remains largely undivided on the issue. Whil...

U.S. Measles Count Increases To 173 Across 17 States

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

As of March 6, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented 173 cases of measles in 17 states and Washington D.C. Most of th...

3 New Measles Cases Reported In Suburban Chicago

AP | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- Health officials say three more cases of measles have been confirmed in suburban Chicago, bringing the total number of cases to eight....

Over 100 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In California

Reuters | Dan Whitcomb | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A total of 107 cases of measles have been confirmed in California, more than a third of them linked to an outbreak that...

Standing in the Courthouse Door

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The chief justice of Alabama's supreme court is making a stand in the courthouse door. This is not literally happening, the way it did in 1963 when Alabama Gov. George Wallace made a similar stand in the schoolhouse door. But in both cases, high Alabama officials are trying to preserve the state's ability to discriminate against a segment of its population.

Top Questions About The Measles Outbreak And Vaccine, Answered

Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents

By: Tia Ghose, Rachael Rettner and Tanya Lewis Published: 02/06/2015 10:17 AM EST on LiveScience The U.S. measles outbreak now includes at least...

Dr. America Calls Out Vaccine Villains

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Despite the media attention given to the Vaccine Villains, I am glad we have some political leaders who seem to be following Spider-Man's motto: "With great power comes great responsibility."

Infant In Georgia Diagnosed With Measles

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Feb 9 (Reuters) - An infant in Georgia has been diagnosed with measles, marking the state's first reported c...

Don't Underestimate Distemper: Vaccinate Your Dog Now!

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Donna Solomon, DVM

I'd like to sadly present a recent medical case of mine to convince those non-supporting vaccination policy individuals that they are foolishly playing Russian roulette with their loved one's good health.

The Consensus Around Vaccines

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

Vaccines only work if we maintain our determination to provide their benefits to our children. When it comes to preventable disease, misinformation can be as deadly, if not more so than the disease itself, both here and abroad.

States With Looser Immunization Laws Have Lower Rates Of Vaccination

Pew's Stateline | Christine Vestal | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

8 Eye-Opening Facts About Vaccines

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

In 2000, measles was eradicated in the United States, but has recently re-emerged and infected over 100 people in at least 14 states. Many doctors point to parents not vaccinating their children as the reason the virus is now spreading in the United States.

Shifting the Old Debate over Vaccines

Theresa MacPhail | Posted 04.11.2015 | Science
Theresa MacPhail

Why aren't the scientific facts about the effectiveness and safety of current vaccines for dangerous diseases like whooping cough and measles enough to change anti-vaccinationists' minds?

Next in Ukraine and Budget? Again, Obama Decides While GOP Just Complains

Mark Green | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Frum and Reagan debate the growing Ukrainian civil war and Obama's 2015 budget in a growing economy. What happens if sanctions and arms don't stop Russian-backed separatists? Can the GOP credibly complain about a wealth/income gap they created, but then oppose tax reform that reduces it?

Autism Group Urges Parents To Vaccinate Children: 'Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact

Updated on February 9, 2015; 3:18 p.m. EST. A leading autism advocacy group is advising parents to vaccinate their children, as a movement by caret...