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Vaccines Don't Cause Autism In Dogs: Veterinarians Respond To New Anti-Vaxx Fears

Can dogs really develop autism symptoms because of vaccines? A British morning talk show received backlash over allegedly pushing anti-vaxx and canine autism conversation.

Public Health April 28, 2018

Children With Autism And Their Siblings Are Less Likely To Be Vaccinated, Putting Them At Risk For Diseases

A new study finds that children with autism and their younger siblings are less likely to be vaccinated. This puts these children at an increased risk to contract diseases preventable by vaccines.

Public Health March 26, 2018

Brazilian Gang Holds Medical Staff Hostage To Vaccinate Poor Neighborhood Against Yellow Fever

A Brazilian gang helped out a neighborhood by taking into hostage two medical professionals. The gang forced the staff to vaccinate the entire neighborhood against yellow fever.

Medicine February 15, 2018

Spaceflight Bill To Allow UK Scientists To Develop Vaccines And Medicines Through Zero-Gravity Medical Studies

The Spaceflight Bill could allow British scientists to conduct medical experiments in space. The proposed law could lead to the development of new drugs and vaccines through studies in a zero-gravity environment.

Space February 21, 2017

DARPA Wants Shape-Shifting Vaccines That Adapt Real-Time When Fighting Killer Viruses: Here's The Plan

How do you resolve a quick-changing viral strain that can kill hundreds of people? DARPA wants to create vaccines that can shape-shift and adapt real-time.

Life April 12, 2016

Imperfect Vaccines May Bring About More Aggressive Viral Strains

A study has shown that not all vaccines are made equal, with some creating ideal conditions for a virus to evolve and result in a more aggressive strain.

Life July 29, 2015

HPV Vaccine Under Investigation By European Board

Human papillomavirus vaccines are under investigation by a government agency in the United Kingdom. Are the immunizations worth the risk?

Life July 13, 2015

Nationwide Poll Shows That More Parents Now Support Vaccination Following Recent Outbreaks

US parents are increasingly shifting their perception toward the positive effects of vaccines. According to a survey conducted across the country, more parents think vaccines are more beneficial and safer compared to last year.

Life July 7, 2015

Opponents Of California Vaccination Law Rallying To Challenge New Mandate

A new California law is mandating all students fulfill vaccination requirements before being allowed to attend public or private school. Opponents of the new law are, however, challenging it, saying they would move to another state or remove their kids from school.

Life July 2, 2015

CDC Says Doctors Should Prescribe New Meningitis B Vaccines On Case To Case Basis

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices did not recommend wide use of Meningitis B vaccines. Doctors, however, will decide whether or not to give the vaccine to individuals between 16 and 23 years old.

Life June 25, 2015

California Senate Gives Nod Of Approval To Vaccination Bill

California’s a step closer towards getting a law banning personal and religious belief exemptions for vaccinations as the state’s senate passes bill SB 277.

Life May 18, 2015

60,000: Number Of People Killed Annually By Rabies From Dogs

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control reports that about 60,000 people around the world die each year due to complications from rabies. A majority of the victims come from less developed countries.

Life April 17, 2015

New Study Shows Many Parents Ask Doctors To Delay Vaccination Schedules For Their Children

For various reasons, parents are requesting to spread vaccination schedules, and doctors are conceding, says a study, putting children at high risk of getting sick from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Life March 2, 2015

How Blood of Ebola Survivors May Cure Ebola

Rick Sacra survived Ebola, now his blood may provide the raw material to develop a new generation of drugs to battle the disease.

Life December 22, 2014

Flu Season Ramps Up and You Might not have Best Flu Vaccine for It

Flu shots protect against the influenza virus but maybe not so much this year, as vaccines distributed turn out to be based on a different virus wreaking havoc in the country.

Life December 5, 2014

Ebola is not a new virus. It's 16 to 23 million years old

Age may just be a number but knowing just how old Ebola is may help in developing vaccines that will stop the virus once and for all.

October 28, 2014

Biggest pharmaceutical firms join hands to fast track Ebola vaccine

When the situation calls for it, even the biggest competitors can set aside differences. Pharmaceutical firms fast-track Ebola vaccine development, in talks about collaborating.

Life October 23, 2014

Childhood vaccines are safe, side effects rare, says review

A new study debunks the myth that childhood vaccines are not safe for children. The study reveals that the vaccines have rare side effects.

Life July 3, 2014

Believe it or not: 50 pct of Americans fall for medical conspiracy theories

If you believe that the government is aware that cellphone causes cancer but does nothing about it, you're not alone. Researchers found that almost 50 percent of the American population believes in medical conspiracy theories.

Life March 19, 2014

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