Thursday February 16, 2017
The debate about vaccine laws usually revolves around rules that require children to be vaccinated before entering school. But in fact, there are many other kinds of vaccine laws that help protect and educate communities, without requiring anyone to get a shot.
Thursday February 9, 2017
Of all the routine childhood vaccinations, the MMR vaccine--against measles, mumps and rubella--has been subject to the most attack after a discredited paper was published and later retracted.
Thursday February 2, 2017
Medical science has made tremendous strides against cancer. There are more effective treatments, often with fewer side effects. Advances have been made in screening for earlier cancer detection. But let’s not forget about a third method of fighting cancer—by preventing it in the first place.
Thursday January 26, 2017
Just a few months ago, the Americas were declared free of endemic measles, meaning that the only outbreaks of measles seen in this hemisphere today have been caused by individuals infected with the virus elsewere and visiting or returning to the Americas and spreading it here. It's no longer a locally transmitted disease.
And that's huge.
Thursday January 19, 2017
Why so many mumps outbreaks around the country? A recent outbreak in North Texas has involved more than 100 confirmed and suspected cases in Johnson County and surrounding counties, largely in school-aged kids. Students who have not been fully vaccinated are being told to stay home until they’re either up on their vaccinations or the illness is no longer present in the schools.