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Disgraced Anti-Vax Doc Is Back.. With A Documentary About Himself

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living

UPDATE: Robert De Niro, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, announced Saturday they would no longer screen Andrew Wakefield’s film. De Niro sai...

Anti-Vaxxers Are Officially To Blame For The Rise In 2 Illnesses

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living

The recent rise in the U.S. of vaccine-preventable diseases has been largely blamed on those who refuse to vaccinate their children. Previous analyses...

Whooping Cough Outbreak In FL Leads To Vaccine Investigations

Live Science | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.14.2016 | Parents

An outbreak of whooping cough, or pertussis, at a Florida preschool in which nearly all the students had been fully vaccinated against the disease, ra...

Parents Encourage Whooping Cough Vaccination With Touching Tribute To Son

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Parents

After losing their son last year, a mom and dad in Australia are using Facebook to raise awareness for the whooping cough vaccine. According to the Gu...

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...

The Good and the Bad: The Whooping Cough Vaccine

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

We're learning this week that there's good news and bad news when it comes to the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine. Two new Pediatrics studies show we still have a lot to learn about how we protect babies and kids when it comes to pertussis.

Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children

Erik Ose | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Erik Ose

Is it too much to ask Jenny McCarthy to read a simple, well-researched article and properly educate herself about how no legitimate scientific studies have linked vaccines to autism? And then, to announce to the world she was wrong? It would help undo at least some of the damage she's done to public health and our country's children.

Doctor's Perspective: Family Health Tips for the Holiday Season

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

As a mom, I understand the importance of keeping yourself and your family as healthy as possible. There are many different precautions you can take to stay on top of your family's health, and these tips are just a few ways you can get started.

Vaccinating Is Your and My Responsibility

Anne Zeiser | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Zeiser

Today, most people don't remember the heartbreaking and sometimes lethal effects of not vaccinating and hence can't see their own vital role in public health.

Parents' Whooping Cough Vaccines May Protect Babies

Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:26pm EDT (Reuters Health) - When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinati...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Safe For Pregnant Women

Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents

By Madeline Kennedy NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women in their third trimester can safely receive the whooping cough vaccine to prevent ...

Why You Should Get Your Child's Persistent Cough Checked Out

Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

By: By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 06/25/2014 07:51 PM EDT on LiveScience About a fifth of children seen by their doctors for persistent...

A Message for Parents: How You Can Help Stop the Spread of Whooping Cough to Our Babies

Sarah Michelle Gellar | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Sarah Michelle Gellar

One of the most important goals of any parent is to keep their baby healthy and safe. But what if there's something parents didn't know they should be doing? What if it could mean the difference between life and death?

Is measles vaccination the biggest unrecognized success in global health?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Dr. Orin Levine

During an interview with CNN this week, Dr. Hans Rosling - iconic co-founder of Gapminder and professor of global health at the Karolinska Institutet ...

God Created Gravity: Why the U.S. Can't Keep Pace With Slovenia

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

The far right can stick their collective heads in the sand and talk about American exceptionalism, but the rest of the world is getting educated in the meantime. America is indeed number one -- in self-delusion.

Refusal To Vaccinate Kids May Have Caused Whooping Cough Outbreak

Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/30/2013 07:30 AM EDT on LiveScience The 2010 whooping cough outbreak in California may have bee...

Whooping Cough Now An Epidemic In Texas, Health Official Says

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kevin Murphy Sept 5 (Reuters) - Whooping cough has reached epidemic proportions in Texas and could hit a 50-year high, a health of...

Experts Unsure On Extra Whooping Cough Vaccine Dose

Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/20/2013 09:11 AM EDT on LiveScience Amid rising rates of whooping cough, some healt...

Most Of Us Have No Idea If We're Protected From Whooping Cough

Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/17/2013 12:34 PM EDT on LiveScience Rates of whooping cough in the United States ar...

Worst Whooping Cough Outbreak in 20 Years

The Greeley Tribune | | Posted 06.23.2013 | Denver

Weld County is experiencing its worst outbreak of whooping cough in 20 years, according to county health officials. They report that since December 2...

'Old Fashioned' Diseases That Are Making A Comeback

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Here's what you should know about four retro diseases that are still around -- and a fifth that's back with a vengeance. 1. The ...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Weakens As Kids Get Older: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents

March 12 (Reuters) - Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final shot, according to a U....

Whooping Cough Immunity May Wane After Vaccination

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Genevra Pittman Nov 27 (Reuters Health) - Unvaccinated youngsters were nine times more likely to contract whooping cough during a ...

The Homeopathic Option for Whooping Cough

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Clinical experience indicates that homeopathic medicine is a viable option for pertussis. However, mainstream medicine's general unwillingness to consider any therapy that is not manufactured by PhRMA tends to blind it to potentially new and/or unexplored treatments.

Why My Parents Had Me Vaccinated

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Lee Schneider

I am only a baby, but I believe there is such a thing as a social contract.