As a medical doctor, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a rare set of credentials at the intersection of science and politics. But the glare of the 2016 presidential race is searing, and under it, Paul had a rough week.
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…
By PBS NewsHour
A measles outbreak has reached 14 states and infected more than 100 people. The disease had been considered eradicated in the U.S., but parents’ skepticism about the safety and usefulness of vaccines in recent years has made room for measles…
New York officials said Saturday that a college student who had tested positive for measles was contagious when he boarded an Amtrak train last Sunday and potentially exposed thousands of travelers to the infection.
By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.
By PBS NewsHour
Recent outbreaks of measles on both the East and West Coasts highlight a larger story about how infectious diseases that had all but disappeared in the U.S. are now reappearing. Why are some of these diseases showing back up? Hari…
In other news Wednesday, Internet giant Yahoo announced that it will lay off 2,000 employees as part of a plan to redeploy resources and boost revenues. Also, a barrage of tornadoes Tuesday damaged or destroyed 650 homes in Dallas and…
In other news Monday, the U.S. military announced that its forces serving in Afghanistan are now larger than those serving in Iraq. Also, a state of emergency was declared in parts of Jamaica following gun battles with a drug gang…
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