| Aug 8, 2011
| 4:23 PM
More than two months ago, The Morning Call Health Blog reminded parents that althought the end of the school year had just begun, it still was a good time to think of the coming school year -- in particular, the updated school vaccination regulations. Now...
| Jan 7, 2010
Children whose parents refuse to let them be vaccinated for chickenpox are nine times as likely as vaccinated children to develop chickenpox that requires medical attention, researchers say.
Although the conclusion may seem self-evident, it reflects a...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:38 PM
For a time this year, a psychiatric hospital run by the state of Maryland didn't have enough injectable drugs for schizophrenia patients who refused to take pills.
Doses of the most effective drug to boost blood pressure in patients at risk of dying from...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Due to a recent change in Kansas vaccination requirements, more school-age children will need additional chickenpox vaccinations before the start of the 2011-12 school year.
The Sedgwick County Health Department wants to help ease financial burden by...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 7:16 AM
WASHINGTON — Backpack. Notebooks. Whooping cough shot?
If you haven't worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering kindergarten, better put vaccines on the to-do list.
Older kids need a few new immunizations starting at...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:53 AM
This week, press reports emerged that some parents, hoping to avoid giving their kids the chickenpox vaccine, were arranging through Facebook to pay strangers to send them "[licked] lollipops, spit or other items" from kids with the illness.
| Nov 8, 2011
No one wants to get the chicken pox, especially when you're older. But now parents are so scared their kids will get the lil red bumps they are taking matters into their own hands.
Weary of the chickenpox vaccine, some parents are actually subjecting...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 6:35 AM
ALBA -- Public health officials are reminding parents to check their children's immunization records after several cases of chickenpox were reported in Antrim County.
The outbreak affects students at Concord Montessori and Community School in Alba, but...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 10:18 AM
ATLANTA — Chickenpox vaccine has dramatically cut deaths from the disease, especially in children, says a new government study proclaiming an important public health victory.
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found...