| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...