By Hannah Grabenstein
These days, it’s hard to stop politics from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now…
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Keep your fingers away from your nose and your mouth. Seriously.
The findings come as health officials confront large and protracted mumps epidemics that have become more common around the country.
By Guy Gugliotta, Kaiser Health News
A whooping cough and measles outbreak prompted lawmakers to require parents to personally meet with health officials before a waiver can be granted.
By Sarah Breitenbach, Stateline
Even a small number of unvaccinated people can undermine the immunity of the larger population, which is leading public health officials and vaccine advocates to push for changes.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, President Obama hosted Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House, and addressed a list of issues, including the way GOP leaders are handling one of his main cabinet appointments. Also, financial leaders from…
In California, a parent reportedly invited others to a “measles party” -- a way to intentionally expose unvaccinated children to the virus with the goal of building immunity. Rear Adm. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
DENVER — As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans.
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — For a pair of first-time presidential hopefuls, the sudden injection of the childhood vaccine debate into the 2016 campaign is a lesson in how unexpected issues can become stumbling blocks. Long-held positions can look different under the glare…
Parents who don’t vaccinate their children due to concerns about side effects can put others at risk -- even those who have been vaccinated. Gwen Ifill talks to Patsy Stinchfield of the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota about the…
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