Tuesday November 29, 2016
Even in this era of disease control and sophisticated medical treatment, influenza is a deadly danger. From 2007 to 2015, it killed 158 children and teens in Texas alone, according to the Department of State Health Services. That far outweighs the number of deaths in the state from whooping cough and meningococcal disease combined.
Thursday November 17, 2016
You have a better chance of becoming a billionaire than you do of having a severe reaction to a vaccine in the United States. Even still, should families be worried? We lay out what science has shown about the safety of the HPV vaccine.
Monday October 31, 2016
At a time when many people are expressing concerns about vaccines, and embracing alternative medicine as a way of staving off illness, it’s worth looking at the differences between how the two make the journey to market, and how their safety and effectiveness are judged.
Thursday October 27, 2016
New vaccines are hardly new by the time they’re first offered to the public. Ten to 15 years of testing on their safety and effectiveness has usually taken place first. And they will continue to be examined by a panel of government experts for as long as they’re around.
Wednesday October 19, 2016
A federal advisory panel on Wednesday unanimously recommended reducing the number of shots needed for protection from the virus strains that can cause cancers in both men and women.