| May 7, 2015
| 6:28 PM
HARTFORD — Parents seeking to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons will face an additional hurdle under a bill approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday.
The measure comes in response to a devastating...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:25 PM
Ask most rational people what their No. 1 priority is and, I suspect, they would answer good health.
Love, friends, money, freedom, a good education, a productive life — they're all right up there. But none outranks health.
So it's pathetic that...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:06 PM
At least a dozen major studies have found that early childhood vaccines do not cause autism. But one possibility remained: that immunizations could cause autism in a small group of children who were already primed to develop the disorder.
| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:40 PM
To the editor: I completely agree with your editorial. No unvaccinated child should be allowed in public school just because his or her parents don't believe in vaccination. ("California lawmakers should pass the vaccination bill," editorial, April 19)...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:17 PM
His wife opposed childhood vaccination, and, at first, he followed her lead. She'd done a lot of research, he reasoned; she was the vaccine expert in the relationship.
But as he learned more about the science supporting vaccination, he began...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their first two years of life? Isn't it OK and even safer to wait until they're a bit older to give them the recommended vaccinations?
ANSWER: The current childhood vaccination schedule has...
| 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. ...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:35 AM
The measles outbreak centered in California is rapidly expanding, with officials now confirming 51 cases of the illness -- nearly double the number reported Tuesday -- and warning that more people will probably fall sick with the highly contagious virus....
| 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...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:18 AM
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County, in collaboration with the Lake County School Board, will offer immunizations at various schools for students who will enter the seventh grade in the upcoming 2015-16 school year.
The department's school-...
| 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...