The 2013 National Immunization Survey (NIS) provides mainly great news the overwhelming majority of American babies are receiving vaccinations. However, there is room for improvement.
Medically, it just never made sense. Pfizer s Prevnar-13 pneumonia vaccine works very well in protecting against infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae the most common type of pneumonia, and the leading cause of death for adults 65 and older. (The 13 refers to the number of strains of the bacteria that the vaccine is designed to protect against.)
If you have noticed the absence of any mention of the ongoing ebola outbreak from us, there is a reason. Unlike many people who have been shooting their mouths off about the infection often contradicting each other we have not had the expertise to address this properly. This has now changed.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. For this reason, it is recommended that adolescents, both
Truvada, a prescription drug used to prevent HIV infection, was recommended earlier this year by the CDC in combination with condoms for high-risk individuals. However, despite
Dr. Josh Bloom on Science 2.0, July 10, 2014. You have to admire the consistency of our government, especially when it comes to protecting us. While the TSA is strip-searching 95-year old women in wheelchairs, a janitor tripped over ...[Read more.]
Good news: teen smoking rates continue trend of significant decline! Even better news: about 90 percent of smokers start in their teens, so this result is a strongly positive omen of the future decline in overall smoking rates.
The media are vulnerable to anti-chemical hype purveyed by activist environmental groups. They often warn us that pesticides are causing a cancer epidemic. The facts show that the opposite is true: cancer rates are in decline and have been for years.
If there is a better example of the law of unintended consequences we have never seen it. The incredibly successful battle against HIV/AIDS has saved many lives, and will no doubt continue to save many more. Once HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) drugs, aka cocktails, became available in 1995, there was a steep drop in the number of AIDS deaths in the US.
Following the 1994 enactment of the Vaccines for Children program which was aimed to provide vaccinations for children whose parents
It s true, sad to say: By the time the truth awakens and puts its boots on, the lie has spread around the world. Such it is with the JAMA article by Dr. Stanton Glantz and his media acolytes with one exception.
NY Times article on the future of e-cigarettes paints a Good vs. Evil scenario. Unfortunately, there is little guidance therein to detect who is whom. Those of us devoted to science-based public health policy know, however: find out here.