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Vaccination

Dear Parents, You Are Being Lied To

Jennifer Raff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Raff

You owe it to your children, and to yourself, to thoroughly investigate the issue. Don't rely on what some stranger on the internet says (not even me!). Read the scientific studies that I linked to in this post for yourself, and talk to your pediatricians.

Alarming Measles Outbreak Hits California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living

A shocking 49 measles cases have been reported in California to date in 2014, up from only four at this same time last year. The outbreak is reign...

Liquid Death From E-Cigarettes? You've Got a Long Way to Go, Baby

Dr. Amy Fairchild | Posted 03.28.2014 | Science
Dr. Amy Fairchild

If, as predicted, e-cigarettes result in double the number of liquid nicotine exposures this year, they are still a very long way even from making it into the top 25 causes of exposures.

That Day Jenny McCarthy Learned A Lot Of People Want A Mate Who Is Vaccinated

Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents

Apparently a lot of people want their mate to be vaccinated. Co-host of "The View" and anti-vaccination advocate Jenny McCarthy tweeted a question Thu...

State House Committee Passes Contentious Vaccination Bill

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

After several hours of testimony from parents and doctors, Colorado’s House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee passed a bipartisan measure ...

Flu Can Be Deadly: Ask Rachel

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

We don't think of flu as a life-threatening illness in otherwise healthy young or middle age adults, yet it is. In a bad flu season as many as 50,000 deaths may occur due to flu related illnesses.

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

How Accurate Are the Recent Claims of the Dangers of the HPV-Vaccination Gardasil?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Robyn Correll Carlyle, MPH We should be highly skeptical of them. But let me back up. I'...

Failure to Vaccinate Children: An Unconscionable Twist of Faith

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science
Claire Pomeroy

The Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, promoted National Immunization Awareness Month through tragic irony: Twenty-one children and adults connected to the church contracted measles. Church leaders had been advising congregants against vaccination.

Catherine Pearson

Biggest Factor In Whether Parents Vaccinate Is ... ?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents

When she was pregnant, Ashley Grover Desmarais did not give much thought to vaccinating her child. It hadn't occurred to her that she could do any...

Kidney Transplant Leads To Rabies Death

The Baltimore Sun | Scott Dance | Posted 05.15.2013 | DC

BALTIMORE _ The first Marylander to contract rabies since 1976 developed the virus through an organ transplant that took place more than a year before...

First Rabies Death In Maryland Since 1976

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green

A Maryland resident has died of rabies in the state's first recorded death from the virus since 1976. UPDATE: March 15, 12:01 p.m. -- The Centers f...

MLK, Jr And Why Child Vaccination Is a Moral Issue

Katherine Marshall | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Two million children each year die from diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The very idea of a single child's death is agonizing; multiply that by two million.

Challenges to Polio Vaccines in Nigeria

Tom Murphy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

As the world nears eradicating polio, Nigeria stands as one of the few countries that remain polio endemic.

New Vaccine Could Help Women Who Already Have HPV

Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 10/10/2012 06:51 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily A new vaccine could help women infec...

Practice What You Preach: Adults Need Vaccinations Too

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
William Schaffner, M.D.

Adults will often take their children to get immunized, knowing that vaccines can protect them from debilitating and potentially deadly diseases, but many of those same adults fail to get vaccinated and properly protect themselves.

Routine Vaccination Solutions for Nigeria Will Save Lives and Money

Tom Murphy | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Nigeria is home to one out of every eight child deaths worldwide, and the Decade of Vaccines Economics projects 90 percent vaccine coverage can save 600,000 lives and $17 billion in Nigeria over the next 10 years.

Photographer Documents Feral Cat Problem

Posted 04.25.2012 | Arts

Photographer Sandy Carson began trapping feral cats in Central Texas out of a duty to help the population not get out of control. It's a complex, cont...

Sick Ants Exhibit Amazing Behavior

Posted 04.04.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/03/2012 05:05 PM EDT on LiveScience Like crowded megacities, busy ant colonies face a h...

The Wrong Policy Prescription for Pakistan's Vaccine Program

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Just because legislating immunization coverage works in the United States doesn't mean it will work in Pakistan. The main reason is that the drivers of under-vaccination in Pakistan and the United States are fundamentally different.

Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Cara Santa Maria

Why, if a free flu vaccination is offered to you only steps from your desk, would you opt not to partake? It's time to cut down the myths.

'Have We Politicized Our Public Health?'

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2011 | Healthy Living
William Schaffner, M.D.

I can't help but wonder how many millions of Americans are questioning the safety of this valuable public health vaccine today based on no proof and no science.

WATCH: Bachmann Chooses STDs?

Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

American scientist and noted public intellectual Michele Bachmann stirred up quite a controversy after speaking out in opposition of Texas governor Ri...

Why Are We So Scared?

David Ropeik | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

It is time for us to act, to recognize that the risk of the "perception gap" must be managed just as much as the risk of disease and to regulate the behavior of those who refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children.

Vaccines for Children: Why We Need to Create Incentives Now

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Orin Levine

In low- and middle-income countries, children living in poverty are less likely to be vaccinated -- and more likely to die or become ill from a vaccine-preventable disease -- than wealthier children.