Rich People in Hollywood Aren't Vaccinating Their Children

It's hard to believe that in the year 2014 we are still debating what most scientists believe to be fairly straightforward, research-proved facts. Yet, that is exactly the name of the game when it comes to critics of child vaccinations. While Jenny McCarthy was an excellent and deserving scapegoat for awhile, we can… » 9/10/14 6:15pm 9/10/14 6:15pm

CDC Statistics Show What Happens When You Don't Vaccinate

The latest figures: Between January 1 and August 29 of this year, nearly 600 confirmed measles cases were reported to the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The resurgence is the greatest the U.S. has seen since the disease was eliminated from the country in 2000. » 9/06/14 12:20pm 9/06/14 12:20pm

Vaccines Cost an Absolute God-Almighty Fortune

While everyone was busy with Facebook fights over the safety of childhood vaccines (GET IT TOGETHER, AMERICA), they've become vastly more expensive. Costs have leapt so high many doctors are struggling to offer them, leaving some parents scrambling for someone to perform this most basic of preventative measures. » 7/03/14 12:30pm 7/03/14 12:30pm

Anti-Vaccine and Pro-E-Cig: Jenny McCarthy Is the Queen of Good Choices

Jenny McCarthy was a hot topic in front of the U.S. senate on Wednesday, concerning her role in an e-cigarette campaign that critics argue rolls back anti-tobacco efforts by decades. The Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation questioned Blu eCigs CEO Jason Healy about his decision to use McCarthy in an ad… » 6/20/14 2:40pm 6/20/14 2:40pm

Hilariously Scathing Review Rips Into Jenny McCarthy's New Book

Did you know that Jenny McCarthy has written 10 books? Ten! Her latest, Stirring the Pot, is intended to be a "mix of storytelling, sisterly advice, sex appeal, and self-deprecation," but an early review calls it "unfunny," "confusing" and a "contradictory mess" that's "like having a Day-Glo, dumb-feminism-for-dummies… » 4/28/14 3:10pm 4/28/14 3:10pm

Alicia Silverstone's Nutty New Parenting Book Is Anti-Vax, Anti-Diaper

I want to say, first of all, that I love Alicia Silverstone so much to death and I always will, and just thinking about her little Cher Horowitz face makes me feel as though an eternal golden summer is reigning in my heart. That said, some of the parenting advice she dispenses in her new book The Kind Mama: A Simple… » 4/23/14 12:20pm 4/23/14 12:20pm

There's a Major Measles Outbreak in NYC, Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers

Back in 2000, measles was considered to be "eliminated" in the United States. But today—thanks largely to the efforts of anti-vaccination campaigns (for your health!)—the highly contagious disease is popping up all over the place. Oh, cool! Nothing like resurrecting a killer of children in the name of protecting… » 3/14/14 6:00pm 3/14/14 6:00pm

HPV Vaccine Will Not Turn Young Women Into Sex-Crazed Demons

After all the pearl clutching, there's officially some hard evidence to furthre disprove the ridiculous idea that addressing sexual health will lead to risky sex/sexy risk!!!!1! The results of a study released today by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center show that the getting the HPV vaccine does not… » 2/03/14 4:00pm 2/03/14 4:00pm

Woman Who Was Never Vaccinated: I've Had Measles, Mumps, Meningitis

On Friday morning, the Australian website Mamamia republished an article originally written for the parent-led non-profit Voices for Vaccines by Amy Parker, an English woman who was raised in the 1970s by a mother who thought she was giving her daughter the most healthy lifestyle possible. She was wrong. » 1/03/14 5:30pm 1/03/14 5:30pm

Why anti-vaxxers might be creating a world of more dangerous viruses

In science fiction, we see all kinds of nightmare viruses that evolve immunity to vaccinations. The scary part? It could actually happen in real life, especially if anti-vaxxers encourage people not to get vaccinated. Populations with pockets of non-vaccinators are more likely to evolve vaccine-resistant viruses than… » 1/01/14 3:30pm 1/01/14 3:30pm