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  • See Hawaiian royal history in a five-stop procession

    See Hawaiian royal history in a five-stop procession
    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...
  • Book review: 'The Panic Virus' by Seth Mnookin

    Book review: 'The Panic Virus' by Seth Mnookin
    The Panic Virus A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear Seth Mnookin 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...
  • Community Commentary: Autism, vaccine link unproven

    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...
  • Measles May Be on the Rise, Officials Warn

    Measles May Be on the Rise, Officials Warn
    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...
  • First study connecting measles vaccine to autism was a fraud, medical journal says

    First study connecting measles vaccine to autism was a fraud, medical journal says
    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...
  • Autism Study Fraud

    Autism Study Fraud
    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...
  • Nassau County Prepares For Measles Outbreak

    Nassau County Prepares For Measles Outbreak
    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...
  • Dr. Lester Breslow dies at 97; UCLA dean was 'Mr. Public Health'

    Dr. Lester Breslow dies at 97; UCLA dean was 'Mr. Public Health'
    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....
  • More doctors telling patients: You're Fired!

    More doctors telling patients: You're Fired!
    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...
  • Flu vaccinations still recommended

    Flu vaccinations still recommended
    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...
  • Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks

    Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks
    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. The...