| Aug 10, 2013
Across the country, preschools and elementary schools are declaring themselves nut free or peanut free, asking families not to pack lunch foods that could pose life-threatening dangers to highly allergic children. And the prohibitions are expanding beyond...
| Aug 21, 2013
About 50 percent of Americans use alternative medicine — and 10 percent use it on their children, according to Paul Offit, author of the new book, "Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine." (HarperCollins).
| Aug 25, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Overall, young children in the U.S. maintained high vaccination rates in 2012, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
But researchers also said there were 159 reported cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Aug....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Over the past six years, Maryland has taken a balanced approach when it comes to fiscal policy — making responsible cuts to spending while prioritizing investments in jobs, opportunity, and a stronger middle class. Because of this balanced approach,...
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Many people believe vaccinations are relegated to childhood, but the viruses and bacteria that cause severe illness in youth can also infect adults. In fact, certain common infectious diseases, like chickenpox or flu, are more aggressive in adulthood....
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whooping cough contributed to the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases suggest that...
| Oct 16, 2013
Why did Gov. Jerry Brown bother signing a law to encourage childhood vaccinations if his immediate intent was to undermine it?
With rising numbers of parents succumbing to discredited fears that childhood inoculations cause autism, AB 2109 was...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:31 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who don't get vaccines when they see their pediatrician for a sick visit - despite being due for the shots - are more likely to fall behind on immunizations and routine check-ups, according to a new study.
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...