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Anti-vaxxers, Colonial Style

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion
Carla Gardina Pestana

Just like the anti-vaxxers of today, early Americans opposed attempts by medical professionals to halt the spread of contagious disease through the use of techniques aimed at creating immunities.

Withdrawal of Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival Revives Controversy

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

Robert De Niro opened up an old debate for new scrutiny when he decided to yank Andrew Wakefield's documentary, "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,...

Tribeca Follies

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 03.29.2016 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

As the dust settles, it becomes increasingly clear that the Tribeca Film Festival organizers made a terrible decision to include the pseudo-scientific...

Less Than Half Of Toddlers In The U.S Have Full Flu Vaccination

Reuters | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents

(Reuters Health) - Less than half of children under age 2 years are fully vaccinated against influenza despite a dramatic surge in immunization rates ...

Melinda Gates Wishes Donald Trump Would Stop Peddling Garbage Science On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

Philanthropist Melinda Gates blasted Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump this week for his assertions that childhood vaccinations can le...

6 Questionable Health Trends We'd Like To Leave Behind In 2015

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living

As the year comes to a close, it's time for one of our favorite traditions, saying goodbye to questionable health trends we'd like to leave behind in ...

Here's When Flu Season Will Peak This Year

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

This flu season will likely peak in February and could be a mild one, according to a new model that aims to forecast the flu in the United States this...

This Camel Vaccine Could Stave Off The Next Pandemic

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living

A vaccine that protects against the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has been shown to be effective in camels, a new study fi...

Your State Likely Can't Handle An Infectious Disease Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Infectious diseases kill tens of thousands of Americans every year and add millions of dollars to municipalities' financial burden, but the majority o...

The Flu Is Late This Year And That's A Good Thing

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living

It may be late fall, but there's not much flu going around in the United States so far this season, according to a new report from the Centers for Dis...

Healthland Uber Alles: Uber Brings Preventive Health Care Home

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

It may seem strange that innovation in health care is coming from the marriage of information technology and a cab company. This speaks to an unconscious bias that health is a doctor's domain. The reality is doctors know little about health and lots about illness. It is not a health care system. It is a sick care system.

This Video Nails The Hypocrisy Of The Anti-Vaccination Argument

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

"My child, my choice" is the public cry of parents who are against vaccinating their children. But that choice may be endangering thousands of others ...

Heartbreaking Video Of Baby With Whooping Cough Has Strong Message About Vaccinations

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents

An Australian mom has issued a powerful statement about vaccinations with a heartbreaking video of her baby. Mom Rebecca Harreman posted a video on Fa...

Democrats And Republicans Agree More Than You'd Think About Kim Davis And Abortion Rights

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

On issues of abortion access, vaccination and even Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' right to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples, you might guess the lin...

Scientists Confirm There's Nothing But Misinformation On Anti-Vax Sites

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Contributing Writer Published: 11/04/2015 09:34 AM EST on LiveScience Many websites that promote unscientific views about va...

Many Americans Don't Get Recommended Vaccines Before Travel

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Americans who travel abroad often do not receive the recommended vaccines that would protect them from certain illnesses, new research suggests. One s...

Not Everyone Who Refuses To Vaccinate Is Politically Motivated

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living

It's tempting to lump non-vaccinators into a single category, a politically charged cohort of angry commenters and conspiracy theorists who believe th...

Vaccines May Provide Kids With An Unexpected Protection

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Parents have yet one more reason to vaccinate their children: Routine immunizations may reduce the risk of childhood stroke, according to a new study....

50 Is the new 30, Right? Tim Daly's Here to Tell Us Otherwise!

Harold Wimmer | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Through preventive measures we can help reduce our risk of contracting serious diseases.

Flu Shots as a Corporate Wellness Strategy

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

As flu season quickly approaches, it's important to consider your business's role. Not only do corporate flu shots and employee wellness complement one another, but a flu shot clinic can be an absolute asset to any corporate wellness program.

"Give Measles a Chance" - an Anti-Vaxxer Protest Song

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

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Here's What Donald Trump Needs To Know About Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science

No matter what Donald Trump says, science has provided ample evidence that childhood vaccine courses are safe, effective, and do not cause autism. P...

Dear GOP Candidates, Delaying Vaccines Is A Terrible Idea

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Donald Trump is once again peddling dangerous and bad ideas about health, this time with erroneous remarks on vaccinations. During Wednesday's CNN Rep...

Donald Trump Peddles Discredited Vaccine-Autism Link

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

Professional entertainer Donald Trump suggested during a nationally televised Republican debate that vaccines cause autism, a theory that has been mas...

Scientists Take Huge Step Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.01.2015 | Science

A universal flu vaccine -- one that provides immunity against every strain of the influenza virus for multiple years -- is the holy grail of flu resea...