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  • Apodaca: Danger of anti-immunization movement is real

    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...
  • Never mind SARS or MERS, worry about measles

    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...
  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    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...
  • U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high

    U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high
    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...
  • CDC: 2014 a record year for measles, California has 60 cases

    CDC: 2014 a record year for measles, California has 60 cases
    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...
  • 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...
  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    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...
  • Back-to-school checkup

    Back-to-school checkup
    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...
  • 'Eliminated' disease making a comeback

     
    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...
  • Review: 'The Poisoner's Handbook' on PBS: forensic medicine's birth

    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...
  • Dolphin deaths and what the science shows

    Dolphin deaths and what the science shows
    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....