Parents Would Rather Give Their Babies Diseases Than Shots

"Shot-limiting," a new vaccination "strategy" (which looks suspiciously like a not-getting-vaccinations strategy), is gaining popularity in Oregon and worrying doctors, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The idea is that parents limit the number of shots their children receive in a single doctor visit, in… » 6/18/12 5:20pm 6/18/12 5:20pm

Most Girls Aren't Finishing the Required Series of HPV Vaccines

The HPV vaccine is extremely effective at preventing the women from developing cervical cancer, but it requires a series of three shots, ideally all given within a six-month window. Unfortunately, according to new research very few of the young women who receive the initial vaccine are following through and completing… » 5/08/12 10:00am 5/08/12 10:00am

Photoshopped: Why Women Hate Pictures Of Themselves

Women hate » 7/28/08 2:30pm 7/28/08 2:30pm getting our pictures taken. Or, rather, as Leah Hardy muses in her first-person essay in the of London, we hate the way we look once they're taken; over two thirds of women surveyed by Hewlett Packard revealed that they are "deeply embarrassed" by the way they look in pictures. We hate it so much that an…