Will There Ever be a Universal Flu Vaccine?

Originally posted 2017-01-27 12:00:54.

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. No one wants to catch the flu, and the best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. But producing an effective annual flu shot relies on accurately predicting which flu strains are most likely to infect the population in any given season. It requires the coordination of multiple…

What Is All The Fuss About Vaccines and Immunizations?

Originally posted 2016-12-28 00:51:59. Your Child’s Pediatrician Is on Your Side Immunization remains crucial regardless of what the media says. The relevance of childhood vaccinations has been relegated to the background by the antivaccination propaganda, fueled in the mainstream and social media. Providing parents with information on the significance of childhood immunization is becoming increasingly…

Parents, before you refuse your child’s next vaccine read this

Originally posted 2016-12-13 10:36:59. Your Child’s Pediatrician Is on Your Side Contrary to what may are told by proponents of vaccine refusal, your child’s pediatrician is your child’s advocate. The pediatrician earns his or her livelihood by seeing your child do well in health and being on the same page with the parents. The pediatrician…

Flea-borne bacterial disease spreading wider in Texas

A sometimes fatal bacterial disease carried by fleas and lice appears to be spreading more often, and over a larger swath of territory in Texas than it did a decade ago, a new study suggests. The authors aren’t sure how to explain the increase in murine typhus cases, though one suggested the “rampant” population of opossums…

Let’s focus on the real environmental factors linked to autism

The publication of Andrew Wakefield’s notorious and now discredited research on autism and vaccines in 1998 triggered a surge of worry about vaccine safety. Since then, questions about a purported connection between autism and vaccines have been asked and definitively answered: There is no link. But there are other factors linked to the development of autism…