| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:53 AM
To provide context to the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to visits to Disneyland and the influence of the anti-vaccination movement, science writer Seth Mnookin revisits the saga of one of the most celebrated anti-vaxxers, starlet Jenny McCarthy. ...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 3:24 PM
An adult international traveler who attended a conference in Kissimmee had measles, the Florida Department of Health confirmed Thursday.
The person attended a conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center March 16-17. The traveler spent...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:32 PM
State legislators are poised to place an additional hurdle in front of parents who seek to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons.
The Public Health Committee on Friday voted 23-4 to approve House Bill 6949, which would...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:20 AM
Southland bureau salutes Pullman designation
As a loud and proud supporter of the Pullman National Landmark District, the staff of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is thrilled that President Obama will be designating Pullman as a...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 9:29 AM
Stefan Lanka is a German biologist with a long history of pseudoscientific outbursts, including a denial that the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, "exists at all."
In November 2011 he put his money where his mouth is by offering 100,000 euros...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 10:51 AM
Finding a preschool might seem at first like just another routine chore of parenthood, another box to check off right about the time your kid turns 2 or 3. But the process is actually quite arduous, with everything from cost (can you afford a second...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 11:30 AM
The disruption of healthcare services in West Africa's Ebola-affected nations has resulted in a growing pool of children who remain unvaccinated for measles and could trigger a regional outbreak capable of infecting up to a quarter million people,...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 8:54 AM
At 65 schools in Central Florida, vaccination rates at kindergarten or 7th grade are so low that students could be left exposed to outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, according to school-by-school data gathered by the state.
Those on the list...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:00 PM
If there were any shred of reasonable doubt remaining about the wisdom of vaccinating children against measles, the nation's top doctor banished it during a visit this week to Orlando.
"If you're not immunized and you're in a room with someone who has...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:00 AM
For 19 years, the director of the Laguna Parent Participation Preschool has worked alongside mothers and fathers to decide such questions as what children should eat during snack breaks and what type of field trips they should take.
But when the current...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 9:03 AM
Venezuela: As of March 2, American tourists will need to obtain visas before traveling to Venezuela. U.S. travelers will be required to pay the same fees to visit the South American country as Venezuelans pay to come to the United States, about $160 to...