On this edition for Saturday, Nov. 18, nearly 200 countries, not including the U.S., agree to move forward on climate change. Also, the quest to develop a universal and long-lasting flu vaccine, and a report shows that black residents of…
By PBS NewsHour
The flu and complications from it can kill as many 56,000 Americans every year while costing $10 billion in doctor visits, hospitalizations and medication. But since the strains change so quickly, its vaccine is only around 20 to 60 percent…
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman
The findings come as health officials confront large and protracted mumps epidemics that have become more common around the country.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Defying U.S. safety protections for human trials, an American university and a group of wealthy libertarians, including a prominent Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel, are backing the offshore testing of an experimental herpes vaccine.
By Marisa Taylor, Kaiser Health News
Tick season is in full swing, and with it comes Lyme disease. Here's what you should know about the condition and how it spreads, according to Dr. John Aucott of Johns Hopkins University.
By Ed Silverman, STAT
The rejection prompted anger from Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has pushed the U.S. Army to negotiate a more favorable agreement with Sanofi.
By Rebecca Robbins, STAT
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a vaccine critic, told reporters Tuesday that he will chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity. But what's possible for Trump to change — and what’s not?…
By Lauran Neergaard and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, asking Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- a vocal skeptic -- to chair a commission on vaccination safety.
By Rebecca Smith, Side Effects Public Media
Mumps is back, and is having its worst year in a decade, fueled in part by its spread on college campuses.
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