A clinical trial in Guinea found that an experimental vaccine was 75 to 100 percent effective in blocking new infections of the Ebola virus. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health about the vaccine.
By PBS NewsHour
California is on the verge of requiring more children to get vaccinations, even if parents disagree. Wall Street Journal reporter Caroline Porter joins Hari Sreenivasan from Los Angeles with more on the issue.
By Justin Scuiletti
Parents who do not vaccinate their children will lose more than $11,000 a year per child in childcare benefits, the Australian government announced today.
By Laura Santhanam
Scientists and the public agree on very little when it comes climate change, childhood vaccine requirements and more, but both groups feel more pessimistic about the direction of science, according to a new study released today from the Pew Research…
By Charles Pulliam-Moore
The 16-student outfit drew inspiration for the film, which they began producing over their summer break, from the health statistics from their own neighborhoods. North County, a northern section of the San Diego region, was noted for having one of…
Last year, cases of influenza were at extremely low levels, but the virus has returned with a vengeance. Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Julie Morita of the Chicago Health Department and Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University about the current…
Villagers in northwest Pakistan buried five female teachers and two health workers who were gunned down by militants. Militants have opposed anti-polio efforts, accusing health workers of acting as spies for the U.S. and alleging the vaccine will make Muslim…
Two mothers share why they decided to have their children vaccinated for pertussis or not.
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…
The NewsHour's global health beat rounds up key stories from the week.
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