Medications

Expression of privilege in vaccine refusal

Not all students returning to school this month will be up to date on their vaccinations. A new study conducted by Jennifer Reich, a researcher at the University of Colorado Denver, shows that the reasons why children may ...

Health

WHO hits back at anti-vaccine deniers

The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is pointless, risky and that the body is better off fighting disease unaided.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Impact of whooping cough vaccination revealed

The most comprehensive study to date of the family of bacteria that causes whooping cough points to more effective vaccine strategies and reveals surprising findings about the bacteria's origin and evolution. The new results ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Whooping cough bacterium evolves in Australia

The bacterium that causes whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis, has changed in Australia - most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease - with a possible reduced effectiveness of the vaccine as a result, ...

Immunology

Whooping cough boosters lack punch

Whooping cough vaccine protects infants and young children but booster doses wear off quickly, according to University of Queensland researchers.

Medications

In US, vaccine denial goes mainstream

Kathleen Wiederman is not staunchly against vaccines. She simply believes it is better for her child to naturally battle an illness than to be vaccinated against it.

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