Polio Spreads In Syria, But Political Turmoil Slows Vaccination Efforts

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 20:13

Despite the Syrian government’s promises to immunize all children under the age of 5, vaccination efforts have stalled due to the war crisis.


Adjuvanted Bird Flu Vaccine Approved By FDA

By | Sun, 12/01/2013 - 17:58

The FDA has approved a new adjuvanted vaccine for the bird flu.

Pentagon Focused On Biological Weapons Defense

Pentagon To Develop Q Fever Vaccine

By | Sat, 11/16/2013 - 18:45

The U.S. military remains focused on developing vaccines and treatments for infectious diseases.

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Ukraine At High Risk Of Polio Outbreak Due To Decreasing Rate Of Immunization

By | Fri, 11/15/2013 - 18:12

Due to an ever decreasing rate of immunization, Ukraine is at a high risk of a polio outbreak.

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Doctors Can Persuade Vaccine-Resistant Parents With Straight Talk, Rather Than Asking

By | Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:51

Two separate studies examine how a parent makes the decision to vaccinate a child based on a doctor's way of talking.


Government Shutdown Makes Tracking Flu Hospitalizations Impossible

By | Fri, 10/11/2013 - 13:29

The government shutdown has now seeped into flu season, which means the CDC can't track hospitalizations or outbreaks of the disease.


Vaccine Risks Overstated Due To Poor, Politically Charged ‘Science Communication Environment’

By | Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:03

The widespread belief that vaccines are somehow harmful stems from a poor "science communication environment," one researcher argues.


Lyme Disease Vaccine: Time For Renewed Activism?

By | Fri, 09/20/2013 - 15:14

The complicated history of the Lyme disease vaccine, made available by SmithKline Beecham, can be seen as a cautionary tale or a call for renewed activism.


Could E. Coli Vaccines For Cows Reduce Human Infection Rates?

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:22

Giving an E. coli vaccine to cattle could reduce human infection by up to 85 percent, researchers claim.


Is Jenny McCarthy A Believable Spokesperson On Health?

By | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 16:04

Jenny McCarthy, actress and best-selling author, made her debut on 'The View' this morning.

An Implantable Vaccine May Fight Skin Cancer

Implantable Vaccine Aims To Recruit Immune Cells To Fight Cancer

By | Sun, 09/08/2013 - 17:53

Researchers began clinical trials on an implantable vaccine intended to recruit immune cells in the fight against deadly melanoma cells.


Texas Measles Outbreak Linked To Anti-Vaccine Pastor

By | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 17:26

The firestorm of a measles outbreak in Texas involves congregants at a Texas church whose pastor has "reservations" about the measles vaccine.

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Autism Fears Persist Despite Evidence That MMR Vaccine Is Safe

By | Thu, 08/15/2013 - 10:19

Whether vaccines cause autism is one of the most contentious debates in recent public health policy issues. Despite a majority of evidence stating that the MMR vaccine is safe, many parents remain wary.

HPV Link to Throat Cancer is Real, But Vaccines May Help

HPV Implicated In One Third Of Throat Cancer Cases, But Vaccines May Help

By | Sun, 07/21/2013 - 15:06

The human papillomavirus, which was known to cause many cases of cervical cancer, is now strongly associated with throat cancers. Luckily, evidence shows that vaccines could prevent the cancers from developing.

More Kids are Getting Whooping Cough as Their Parents Forgo Vaccines

More Kids Get Whooping Cough As Parents Forgo Vaccines

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 23:26

As more New York parents claimed religious exemptions from vaccinating their kids, more kids have contracted whooping cough.