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  • Jim Carrey on vaccine law
    Jim Carrey on vaccine law: Carrey rips Calif. law mandating school vaccinations
    Jim Carrey spouted off a very non-comedic rant on the vaccine law – a controversial California law mandating vaccinations for nearly every school-aged child in the state.Carrey issued a series of tweets, condemning the law that has now...
  • Chicago Public Health warns about meningitis outbreak in Chicago
    Chicago Public Health warns about meningitis outbreak in Chicago
    In light of the Supreme Courts ruling on Friday that same sex couples have a right to marry and that since the beginning of June 2015 there has been six confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease, aka “meningitis” in Illinois,...
  • Flu vaccine outsmarted in 2015 by flu mutation
    Flu vaccine outsmarted in 2015 by flu mutation
    The reason that the flu season in 2014 and 2015 was worse than expected is all attributed to a mutation of the H3N2 flu virus. Scott Hensley led a team of researchers from the Wistar Institute in making the discovery and preparing a regimen that...
  • HPV vaccine produces 50 percent decline in lesions that lead to cancer
    HPV vaccine produces 50 percent decline in lesions that lead to cancer
    The human papillomavirus vaccines have been shown to have reduced the detection of high-grade cervical lesions in women between the ages of 18 and 20. The investigation was led by Dr. Susan Hariri of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Diabetes vaccine advanced to human trails by FDA
    Diabetes vaccine advanced to human trails by FDA
    The generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin developed by Dr. Denise Faustman, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Immunobiology Laboratory, as a treatment for type 1 diabetes has been approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration...
  • Dr. Gerberding
    Head Gardisil salesperson cashes $2.3 million check
    It was reported Monday that the head of the vaccine division of pharmaceutical company Merck, Julie L. Gerberding, sold 38,368 shares of Merck stock on Friday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.99, for a total transaction of ...
  •  HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl in her office
    Attitudes of parents are critical for getting HPV vaccines for kids
    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a serious problem which is a leading cause of sexually transmitted diseases. More than 70 percent of sexually active people are afflicted with the virus at least once during their lifetimes. Taylor & Francis...
  • Vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella proven not to cause autism again
    Vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella proven not to cause autism again
    The vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella does not cause autism according to the first large study of siblings of children with autism that took the vaccine. Dr. Anjali Jain of the Lewin Group in Falls Church, Virginia, and colleagues examined...
  • This movie will teach you about epidemics
    This movie will teach you about epidemics
    Contagionis a 106 minute disaster thriller that was released in 2011. During themovie, a global team ofCDCandWHOofficials try to stop apandemicbefore it rages out of control. The pandemiclasts over 100 days, and the public death toll eventually...
  • Learn about epidemics by watching this movie
    Learn about epidemics by watching this movie
    Contagion is a 106 minute disaster thriller that was released in 2011. During the movie, a global team of CDC and WHO officials try to stop a pandemic before it rages out of control. The pandemic lasts over 100 days, and the death toll eventually...
  • Your decision to vaccinate for measles or not, is not a life or death situation
    Your decision to vaccinate for measles or not, is not a life or death situation
    A vaccine is a personal decision. It is not up to the government to enforce vaccines. Whether to get a measles vaccine is not a tough decision. If you are putting it off because you are endlessly searching for more information or getting other...
  • Measles vaccination for Sophie
    Measles stirs debate between vaccinators and antivaxxors
    This column came about by accident. Here's what happened. I saw a graphic that said:• In the past 10 years in the U.S., the number of deaths caused by measles = 0• In the past 10 years in the U.S., the number of deaths caused by the...
  • Childhood vaccination rates lower in northern California
    Vaccination rates lower in some areas of northern California
    Certain groups of children in northern California – living in areas called “clusters” – have been found to be either underimmunized or not vaccinated at all, according to a new study.Being underimmunized means missing one...
  • First vaccine against prion disease proven successful in animals
    First vaccine against prion disease proven successful in animals
    The first vaccine that has been proven to be successful against any form of prion disease has been developed by researchers from the New York University Langone Medical Center at New York University School of Medicine. The vaccine eliminated a...
  • Unvaccinated young children risk hospitalization for flu
    Unvaccinated young children risk hospitalization for flu
    A new study assessed the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations for influenza among children younger than five years who had not been vaccinated. The findings were published online on December 8 in the journal Pediatrics.The...
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