The flu vaccine is far from perfect. It can fail to prevent flu and there can be rare complications. But it usually does prevent flu, and complications of the flu itself are more common by literal orders of magnitude.
The recent push in Quebec to ban religious clothing and symbols such as the burka and niqab reignited the heated debate about the role of the state in...
Parents and caregivers should ask about vaccination every time they take children for a health care visit. For many families, it's easier than ever to get complete vaccination coverage.
As part of 92Y's partnership with Salon.com, political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald spoke with us at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C. about conspira...
To most, the word 'engineering' brings thoughts of 'high tech': robotics, satellites, iPhones, and computers. For the medically inclined, one might think of biomedical technology like new drugs and medical implants.
"Have you gotten your shots? The question is not as bratty as it sounds. There are a handful of places on earth you literally can't visit without getting vaccinated, and a wide array of countries where a few recommended shots could be the difference between a dream vacay and a medevac.
Proselytizing of any shape or stripe should be viewed with a raised eyebrow and a challenging question. When this proselytizing is based on what one might charitably term pseudoscience (but truly resembles complete quackery) we should not simply be skeptical, we should be incredulous.
Information on Twitter flashes by in an instant making it inevitable that you'll miss important tweets and information from the most resourceful NGOs, foundations, and experts on Twitter.
The strongest predictor of whether a kid gets the HPV vaccine is doctor recommendation. Doctors and other health care providers: Don't miss a single opportunity to vaccinate your patients.
Jenny's McCarthy's appointment to the chair vacated by Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View has critics up in arms. The new post gives McCarthy the opportunity to share her opinions with three million viewers -- many of them mothers -- each day.
If the average taxpayer invested $25 a year in global health through his or her taxes, that would support HIV/AIDS treatment for one person for nearly a month, or malaria treatment for 46 people, or combination vaccines for about four children.
So when Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt, or when Hamas and Hezbollah won elections in Gaza and Lebanon, some Committee on Core Beliefs should have had a veto over the outcome? What could possibly go wrong?
Today, CDC released some really good news -- the prevalence of types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that commonly cause cervical cancer in women has dropped about half in girls aged 14-19 since 2006, when the vaccination program started.
Talk about 'Beyond Right & Left' -- when Franken-Rove clash with Scahill-Beck over the NSA program, knee-jerkers are confused. So Huffington & Matalin debate domestic snooping not by Hoover against protestors in the '60s but by Obama after 9/11 and Boston. Is Snowden an Ellsberg or Manning?
Former ABC Bachelorette hopeful and pediatric dentist Dr. Misee Harris was simply researching HPV online and was shocked to see the news surrounding...
It seems that many would rather put youth at risk for cancer than face the fact that they may sometimes forego their Tootsie Pops for something a little less sugary. Only time will tell whether we will move toward making HPV vaccines more accessible to young people, including boys.