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Viral post inflames public anger in China vaccine scandal

China's newest product safety scare burst onto the public consciousness when an obscure essay alleging corruption in the pharmaceutical industry become an internet sensation, exposing widespread anger and distrust after a ...

Health

Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of diseases that used to be widespread, like polio, and scientific consensus strongly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Schistosoma vaccine to enter phase Ib clinical trial

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, in collaboration with a team of researchers at the George Washington University and the Rene Rachou Institute, have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Few eligible U.S. travelers getting pre-trip measles vaccine

(HealthDay)—More than half of eligible Americans traveling abroad don't get a measles vaccine, and a key reason is lack of concern about the disease, according to a study published online May 16 in the Annals of Internal ...

Medical research

Exploring vaccine safety

When a vaccine is given, there's always a risk of side-effects since it induces an immune response. The BIO-department is involved in the largest vaccine project ever, with the aim to develop new tools for monitoring vaccine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A necessary retelling of the smallpox vaccine story

A curious confluence of events unfolded Tuesday night. Just hours before President Obama uttered the powerful "science and reason matter" in his farewell address, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced that the incoming president ...

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