| Oct 21, 2012
HONOLULU — Palace intrigue? Check. Royal rapscallions? Some. Kings and queens and gorgeous things? You'll find those too.
You thought we were speaking of Britain, perhaps? Well, no, although Britain celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee...
| Feb 13, 2011
The Panic Virus
A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
Simon & Schuster: 429 pp., $26.99
Readers take note. If you're already convinced that vaccines cause autism, that vaccine-preventable infectious diseases no longer threaten...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:52 PM
It is a sad day indeed when newspapers publish diatribes against vaccines when our nation is facing a measles and pertussis epidemic simultaneously ("Mailbag: Parent disputes vaccination advice," May 27). As an emergency physician, trained in internal and...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 10:00 AM
If you haven't had your child vaccinated for the measles yet, you may want to now. Health officials announced an increase in measles cases within the region and country-wide that have hit a 15 year high.
An alert was issued this week in New York City...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 4:48 AM
The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research.
The conclusions of the 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield and colleagues was...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 4:27 PM
A fraud that has major implications for children's health. Experts now say they the results of a study linking the measles mumps rubella vaccine with autism were faked.
Fear ensued, parents stopped vaccinating their children and we've seen a resurgence...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:58 PM
The Nassau County Department of Health is warning residents of a highly contagious virus that may already have infected multiple people -- measles.
A 9-month-old baby who recently traveled internationally has a confirmed case of the potentially deadly...
| Apr 12, 2012
Dr. Lester Breslow, the UCLA researcher who became known as "Mr. Public Health" because of his research emphasizing the beneficial effects of avoiding certain behaviors, such as smoking, overeating and failing to exercise regularly, has died. He was 97....
| Dec 6, 2011
One year old Ben Grace is not among the growing number of kids not getting their required vaccinations.
His parents, Sandy and Kim not getting him vaccinated never crossed their minds.
"With us in our family we've never seen a good reason or good...
| Dec 7, 2011
As the influenza season heads in, Carol Baker, who chairs the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition, answers some common questions about the flu vaccine. Baker is a professor of pediatrics, molecular...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:24 AM
Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found.