| Dec 18, 2013
An email with the subject line "OMG" recently came from one of our mothers, and it contained chilling information about the HPV vaccine. "200 people have died from it," Mom claimed, "and it does not even last long enough to prevent cervical cancer."
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:45 PM
More than half of all kids in the United States were vaccinated against influenza during the 2012-13 flu season, along with more than four in 10 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, 45% of Americans over the age of...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Get a flu shot to ward off a case of influenza, and as an added bonus you’ll reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other type of unpleasant “cardiovascular event,” a new study finds.
For some time, researchers have suspected...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Just hours after it was announced that MSNBC host Martin Bashir was leaving the cable news network in the wake of his criticism of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, fellow MSNBC outcast Alec Baldwin jumped to his defense.
Bashir, who drew heaps of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Having taken a fair amount of heat from the science-based community for her recent show promoting scare stories about an important immunological vaccine, Katie Couric has backed off.
In a piece appearing Tuesday in the Huffington Post, the TV host...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The HPV vaccine may be controversial, but it works, new research shows.
The rate of HPV infection among teenage girls dropped from 11.5% in the “pre-vaccine era” to 5.1% in the “vaccine era,” researchers from the Centers for...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 1:16 PM
Gardasil, the vaccine that can prevent most cases of cervical cancer in girls, has won the FDA's blessing as a vaccine to prevent anal cancer, a rare but growing diagnosis in the United States.
The drug agency's approval for Gardasil as an anal cancer...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:10 PM
Nearly two weeks after announcing his presidential bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has displayed Texas-size ambition and signs of early success in raising the large sums necessary for a national campaign. But unlike other candidates, Perry may not have ready...