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  • The anti-vaccination movement drives measles to a 20-year record high

    The anti-vaccination movement drives measles to a 20-year record high
    The measles threat continues to grow, thanks to the anti-vaccination movement.  In the most worrisome report yet in a lengthening sequence, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that it had documented 288 cases in the United...
  • Ignorance Can Help Bring Measles Back

    The infectious disease measles was declared "eliminated" in the United States 14 years ago, thanks to widespread vaccination, but that doesn't mean it is unknown here. Since January, four cases of measles have been reported in Connecticut — more...
  • Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says

    Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says
    Can an injection of the measles cure cancer? In a recent clinical trial, researchers say that a genetically modified strain of the virus showed an ability to target and reduce tumors in a human patient. Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak points again to the importance of vaccines

    With all of the news about the measles (rubeola) in California (51 cases) and New York (25 cases), all pediatricians are on the alert for any measles cases in our areas. I've written many times about the importance of vaccines, but this latest outbreak of...
  • Foreign travel: State Department warnings on Ukraine, Kenya and more

    The U.S. State Department has issued several travel warnings in the last month, some a surprise, some less so. It also issued a Worldwide Caution on April 10, telling Americans to stay constantly alert because of terrorist threats. To read the full text,...
  • Bolingbrook mom in record book for donating breast milk

    Bolingbrook mom in record book for donating breast milk
    Amelia Boomker’s path to the Guinness Book of World Records began unknowingly nine years ago when her oldest son, Danny, was born with heart problems and could not be breast-fed. Danny was given his mom’s breast milk through a tube for the...
  • CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

    CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths
    How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
  • Health officials see flu declining but warn of measles

    Just as California’s record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived --  measles. Fifteen Californians have come down with...
  • The rights of the unvaccinated child: The legal view

    The rights of the unvaccinated child: The legal view
    In light of what's starting to look like a surge of measles cases spread by unvaccinated carriers, Hastings Law professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss offers some welcome insights into the legal rights of unvaccinated children.  The first two installments...
  • Letters: Perils of the unvaccinated

    Re "As flu passes, new threat rises," Feb. 22 The Times reports on a new outbreak of measles in California, with nearly half of those affected having opted against childhood vaccination by using the state's personal beliefs exemption. Like the flu,...