This year's flu outbreak is the most widespread the Centers for Disease Control has ever seen. Doctor visits are climbing and pediatric deaths from the illness are up as well. What makes it so severe? Dr. Amber Robins of Georgetown…
These families are speaking out about the importance of a universal flu vaccine and spreading awareness about the current flu shot.
Several states have tightened their immunization requirements, requiring children who attend school get vaccinated against preventable illnesses. But some parents who believe vaccines should be a personal choice are pushing back. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports from…
By PBS NewsHour
It’s the season for tick bites. Each year, at least 300,000 people contract Lyme disease and about 10 to 15 percent report stubborn, long-lasting symptoms like achy joints, fatigue and memory lapses despite treatment. What are the mysteries of Lyme,…
By PBS NewsHour
A promising lung cancer treatment from Cuba is getting attention from U.S. patients, some of whom are already traveling there to try the drug in hopes of stopping their cancer from growing. American doctors can't prescribe CIMAvax because the Food…
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 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 Helen Branswell, STAT
The World Health Organization recommended that flu vaccine manufacturers swap out a component based on one flu virus with an updated version.
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.
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