| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:06 PM
It's always dismaying when seemingly rational, intelligent people make incomprehensible decisions.
Such is the case when parents ignore reams of scientific data, demonstrable real-world evidence and expert advice by choosing to forgo standard...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
As Americans head off on summer vacations this year, federal health authorities are keeping a wary eye out for an unwanted traveler: one of the most contagious infectious diseases in the world.
The microscopic droplets that spread this virus can...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.
A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:03 AM
By David Beasley
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Measles cases have hit a 20-year high in the United States, a troubling increase fueled by international travel by people who have not been vaccinated against the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that the number of measles cases has reached a 20-year high, with 288 illnesses reported in the U.S. between Jan. 1 and May 23 of this year -- the most in the first five...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:59 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:40 AM
This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:17 PM
If a back-to-school shopping list is the only list you've made for your child, you may want to get out another clipboard.
Doctors are recommending that parents accomplish items on a health to-do checklist before the first day of school so that their...
| May 29, 2014
Not too long ago, measles had been virtually wiped out in the United States. Oh, how things have changed. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today said the respiratory disease caused by the virus is at its highest annual peak for any year...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Debuting Tuesday as part of the PBS series "American Experience," "The Poisoner's Handbook" offers a fascinating look back at how the chemical age changed police work.
Based on Deborah Blum's 2010 book "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:31 AM
The largest dolphin die-off in Virginia history is a puzzle for researchers and the topic of an upcoming VIMS lecture.
Margaret Lynott, manager of the Stranding Response Program at the Virginia Aquarium, will address the stranding epidemic at 7 p.m....