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  • 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...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't confuse roseola with measles

    Recently, I've seen several cases of roseola, and I don't want this viral illness to be confused with measles. Roseola, also called exanthem subitum, is a viral illness typically seen in children between the ages of 7-13 months. Ninety percent of cases...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • Burb's Eye View: Conquering fear as a matter of speaking

    Burb's Eye View: Conquering fear as a matter of speaking
    If public speaking is as great a fear as they say, I just met the bravest people in Burbank. These are the Toastmasters, and twice a month they grab fear by its sweat-stained collar and they pull it in close and scream in its face. I joined this...