A new CDC report castigates the ten states which continue to allow youngsters to purchase e-cigarettes legally. The CDC neglects to report that several big public health nonprofits, especially the American Cancer Society, are responsible.
Dr. Gilbert Ross in the Washington Examiner, December 11, 2014. America s public health establishment, including big nonprofit organizations and many academics, is playing a shameful role in fighting our nation s most important health
With the new school year well under way, the CDC has some good news to report . Its annual vaccination coverage report documents the vaccination coverage among our nation s kindergarten children. Although the
As we mentioned earlier this week, ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom is not a big fan of how the CDC is attempting to control the spread of Ebola. He has written an op-ed on Science 2.0, entitled Preventing Ebola: Screen Or Screen Door? which reflects this rather clearly.
There is no hotter topic in the news these days than the Ebola outbreak. We would say that it has gone viral, but that would be beneath us. Opinions and reactions range from the end of the world to absolutely nothing to worry about. We thought it might be a good time to examine some of the different opinions and advisories, as well facts, unknown facts and suppositions.
With one definite case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (and one other possible) having been diagnosed in Dallas, those who said it can t happen here have been proven wrong. What about those warning of an epidemic? Also wrong.
A new study of children s emergency hospitalizations for drug-related exposures finds that almost ten-thousand annual occurrences result from toddlers ingesting their parents meds. This is unacceptable and it s the so-called grown-ups fault.
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