vaccines

9.3.19

Starting This Week, 26,000 Unvaccinated Kids Have to Get Shots to Attend School in New York

The state ended religious exemptions after a measles outbreak got almost 900 New Yorkers sick.

5.16.19

Twitter's New Vaccine Feature Won't Stop Anti-Vaxxers

Twitter joins Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube in trying to filter out vaccine misinformation online. But will it be enough?

1.23.18

Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Kids Should Pay A ‘Sin Tax’

It’s time for America to follow Australia’s lead in taking a stand against anti-vaxxers.

6.6.16

FR Xavier Duportet Made a Robot from DNA and Proteins

The WHO says by 2050 ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death. French scientist Xavier Duportet may have found the solution.

7.31.15

A New Vaccine Could Finally End the Ebola Epidemic

A trial in Guinea resulted in no new cases among vaccinated individuals, despite their close proximity to people infected with Ebola.

7.22.15

Are Autism Rates Actually on the Rise, or Do We Just Define 'Autism' Differently Than We Used To?

A new study suggests that it's actually the way we diagnose autism that has led to an apparent increase in the number of autistic children.

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3.27.15

Fake Malaria Pills Could Cause an Epidemic

Fake antimalarial pills sold on the black market have helped create a drug resistant malaria strain. We look at who's selling them and the problems they're causing.

2.4.15

We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if No One Got Vaccinated

To start with, a lot more people would die from things like measles, mumps, and meningitis.

1.18.15

We Spoke to the 'Medical Terrorist' Getting Death Threats in Australia

Prominent anti-vaccine pundit, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, is coming to Australia this March. So far, five venues have cancelled speaking events under the weight of outcry.

12.5.14

I Asked an Expert Which Gross Diseases I Should Panic About

"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."

11.20.14

Why Are So Many of Us Avoiding the Flu Vaccine?

Most people view parents who don't vaccinate their children as kooks who are endangering everyone's health—so why don't more of us get flu shots?

8.30.14

Brazil Dismantled a Deforestation Gang

And more news from around the world.

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