Despite the fact that statewide vaccination rates in Texas are high overall, public health officials are worried about “clusters” of unvaccinated children throughout the state.
Jill Stein, the Green Party’s presidential candidate and also an actual medical doctor, doesn’t appear to be anti-vaccination. But she’s sort of anti-vaxxer adjacent, giving a series of mealy statements to the Washington Post and in a Reddit AMA about whether vaccines are safe. Jill: you don’t have to do this!
Ontario is considering a bill that would require parents who want an immunization exemption to sit through an “education session” on why vaccines are good and important for public health.
On Saturday, Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and hapless creator of a media shitstorm Robert De Niro announced that an anti-vaccination film would no longer be shown at the festival. The film’s creators have since issued a statement saying they’re being censored by De Niro and “corporate interests.”
In California, a hotbed for wild-eyed anti-vaccination propaganda, the tide is shifting and childhood vaccinations are, thankfully, on the rise.
Here is the “middle ground” on vaccines as it exists in America today: don’t vaccinate your kids if your Internet message board/life coach/talking dog sidekick advises against it, but a public school may bar you from enrolling. That’s the stance Carly Fiorina took when talking to a potential voter and mother of five…
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, infecting around 1.4 million people in the United States in 2012. The infection is gnarly: it can lead to ectopic pregnancies, pneumonia, and infertility in women, and can also cause blindness if you get the infection in your eyes (which you should…
California Assembly Member Shannon Grove is generating cascades of headlines over the last couple days for her very reasonable, well thought-out, scientific point of view that her state’s crippling drought is caused by abortion. She’s been defending that view to her constituents on Facebook, which, again — great plan.
A recently approved vaccine called Gardasil 9 protects against more strains of HPV and HPV-related cancers than any vaccine currently available. But who should get it? And how did it get so much better? Here's a complete rundown on the state of the art in HPV-cancer prevention.
Where would we be without Fox's incessant, nonsensical asides on the dangers of big government and abortion? On Saturday, Hedge fund founder Jonathan Hoenig appeared on Fox News to discuss mandatory vaccines and wound up, unsurprisingly, at abortion. "Think about where this could lead if government gets involved in…
Rand Paul, friend of "freedom" and foe of public health said Monday on CNBC: "I've heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines." He continued, "I'm not arguing vaccines are a bad idea. I think they're a good thing. But I think the parents…
Disneyland: it used to be the happiest place on earth and now it's just a fetid wasteland of contagious disease. The number of measles cases from the Disneyland outbreak almost doubled this week. At least 85 cases are now confirmed in seven states, the latest in Nebraska. Health officials in Alaska are currently…
At first glance, the answer would appear to be no.
A large study of vaccine safety commissioned by the federal government has found that the dozens of inoculations children receive are very safe. The study also found no evidence linking vaccines to autism or leukemia.
Although they typically object to immunization, members of an Ohio Amish community have been seeking measles shots in droves after an outbreak sickened at least 15 people.
Mother Jones has been on the forefront of reporting on the spread of parents who believe that not vaccinating their children is the healthy way to go. Now they've spoken with one doctor who has built her practice on supporting that mentality.
This is frightening: Look at how many people, in each state in the United States, are opting not to vaccinate their kids.
Here for spreading far and wide is a graphical reminder of the important distinction between correlation and causation.
New research has indicated that HPV vaccines do not carry the strains of the disease that most affect black women, citing a lack of diversity in clinical trials of the vaccine. HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, has about 100 different strains, 40 of which are spread by sexual contact. The…