We are the only species known to deny overwhelming evidence -- about the dangers of smoking -- in ways that actually put us in greater danger. The emotional nature of human risk perception can sometimes produce a literally self-destructive irrationality. Non-human animals don't make such mistakes.
The goal is not only to improve science literacy in a general way, but also to get out the message that parents who vaccinate are in the majority and that their decision is supported by their community as well as other parents from all sides of the political and social spectrum.
To close the gap, we first need to understand why progress has stalled. Better data collection can unlock those answers, and help us find new ways to maximize donor investments in vaccines.
Dan Bidondi Freaks Out Over Mandatory HPV Vaccines; Trump Goes to War Against Rand Paul; and much more.
Stories about childhood vaccination in general, and the safety and desirability of having your children vaccinated in particular, should not be illustrated with needles and syringes.
Republican candidates convened last night for the first debates of the 2016 campaign. The presidential hopefuls disagreed on all but one topic: the controversy over the recent release of an undercover video with Planned Parenthood.
The HPV vaccine is an 'anti-cancer,' 'anti-genital wart' vaccination. This vaccine plays as much of a role in encouraging kids to have unprotected sex as the tetanus vaccine plays in encouraging them to walk barefoot on a bed of rusty nails.
A recent decision by the Berkeley California city council offers some informative, and scary, lessons about how society struggles to intelligently reg...
The experience in Ethiopia will once again ground me in reality. The opportunity to be of service is the other. My only wish is that more Americans could share in this kind of experience. I think it could result in important changes to some of their views.
Let's start from the beginning. Ever wonder how this whole recent gluten thing started? Cholera and a rock star, of course... well, a scientific ...
On a very wet and rainy day in Ethiopia last week, I spent an inspirational morning crowded into the Salem Health Centre. Despite the miserable weather, the Centre was overflowing with women who had, in some cases, travelled long distances to have their babies vaccinated.
We must acknowledge and celebrate the changing face and composition of those aging in America today by focusing on cultural competency and combating all remaining vestiges of discrimination based on age, race, gender or sexual orientation. We should strive to make sure that the quality of life keeps pace with the quantity of life for all our people.
I know that on occasion this column can skew left in its political leanings, and in the past I may have offended a few people on the right side (looki...
Over the last 18 months, all's been quiet on the front of autism politics. But David M. Perry's poignant article in the New York Times had me questioning whether the lull was a good thing...or whether it was the continuation of a bad pattern.
Though social distancing may represent a key public health measure, such infringement of individual rights should be minimized and undertaken only when necessary to protect the public's health.
He, obviously, wants to follow the trail Bush blazed from the Texas governor's office to the Oval Office. However, this will be the second run for Perry, and he'll have to improve significantly on his previous performance to even have a chance of doing so.