The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Merck s Gardasil 9, which protects against five additional strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), along with the
In 2014, there were almost 600 cases of measles in the United States from January 1st to August 29th the highest number of cases in the past two decades. In a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Walter Orenstein, MD, and Katherine Seib,
The latest in health news: Good news for premature births in the U.S., a fracking ban in the birthplace of fracking, and another reminder to get your flu shot!
Bioengineered crops save lives, so why are so many against it? The CDC has good news on vaccination rates in the U.S., but we're not at 100% yet. More Ebola fears, this time, a community takes it a bit too far.
A news story today illustrates very effectively the insanity of avoiding vaccines. Eileen Shim s online piece entitled The Case for Vaccinations in Three
The latest in health news: chubbier babies fare better in school as they age, a new approved cancer drug eliminates delayed phase of nausea and vomiting, and flu season is here: that means get vaccinated!
What happens when you have the healthiest childhood imaginable, as a child of a health nut, consuming no MSG, living an outdoor lifestyle, drinking plenty of water and eating organic food, but don t receive routine childhood vaccinations? The answer, according to teacher Amy Parker, is that you re sick all the time. Despite
Dr. Paul Offit's latest op-ed in WSJ on the anti-vaccination epidemic, a good reminder for seniors this flu season, and what exercise works best in fighting teen obesity?
School is back in session for children across the country and with the beginning of the school year comes a respiratory illness that has affected children in ten states and sent hundreds to the hospital. The most likely
The latest in health news: there are many benefits to curbing obesity in women: remission of urinal incontinence after bariatric surgery and risk lowered for gestational diabetes if weight is maintained, and a back-to-school reminder to get your children up to date with immunization.
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.)