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Public Health England: music festivals 'are measles hotspots'
"Music festivals including Glastonbury have become a hotbed of measles this summer, Public Health England has warned," BBC News reports. The public health body have called on young people to check their vaccination status before attending an event. Public Health England (PHE) say there have been 38 suspected measles cases reported in people who attended events in June and July. As there are a number of big musical festivals coming up, such as the Reading Festival, there are concerns that there could be further outbreaks. What is measles? Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be ver...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Pregnancy/child QA articles Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak in Long Island likely caused by vaccine-resistant virus; majority of those affected were immunized
(NaturalNews) Long Beach has been hit with a mumps outbreak that is vaccine-resistant. According to health officials in the Long Island town, almost two dozen individuals are believed to have contracted the virus, with four confirmed cases and at least 14 suspected ones.All of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Third MMR Dose May Be Useful in Mumps Outbreaks Third MMR Dose May Be Useful in Mumps Outbreaks
The CDC suggests a third dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine may be considered to help control mumps outbreaks, but proof of efficacy is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreak at a University and Recommendation for a Third Dose of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine — Illinois, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 28, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 things about vaccines and autism that the movie ‘Vaxxed’ won’t tell you
On its surface, the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe” appears to be a slickly produced scientific documentary with lots of charts and data about one of the most important issues of our time. The central premise of the film is that the country’s mandatory measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine — when given to children under age 2 […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Tags: child & maternal health newsletter Source Type: news

Mumps stupidity: After vaccines fail to stop mumps outbreaks, brain dead journalists call for a THIRD round of injections... Soon it will be a fourth!
(NaturalNews) If you keep an eye on the news, you've probably heard that there have been several mumps outbreaks at Harvard and other Boston colleges – but Health Impact News suggests that the mainstream media isn't actually telling the whole story. Harvard University Health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are recent mumps and measles outbreaks caused by the unvaccinated?
(NaturalNews) Children vaccinated against mumps and measles shouldn't have a reason to worry about contracting the two viruses, right? That's why they were vaccinated in the first place -- to have blanket immunity from these diseases.So why are news outlets putting fear in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Dangerous Are College Outbreaks Of Mumps To You?
The mumps vaccine is our best protection against outbreaks of disease, like those occurring on colleges across the country. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Forty people contract mumps at Harvard ... all were vaccinated ... mumps vaccines based on scientific fraud
(NaturalNews) It wasn't supposed to happen this way – at least, that's what the vaccine Nazis have always told us in justifying forced ingestion of poisonous, infectious substances into our bodies.Once we were vaccinated against diseases like measles, mumps and rubella,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The latest disease outbreak among vaccinated Harvard students highlights the truth about vaccine failures
(NaturalNews) In case you hadn't heard, there is something going on at the Harvard University campus that isn't supposed to happen: There is a widening outbreak of mumps, and all the students who have contracted the disease thus far had already been vaccinated for the disease.As... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents urged to vaccinate against measles, mumps and rubella
Public Health England experts are calling for all parents to get their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) when the vaccine is offered, or for them to take it up now if they didn’t have it at the scheduled time. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Talking Science: Facts About Vaccines and Herd Immunity
This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity. But first... What exactly IS a vaccine? A vaccine is a biological agent that stimulates a person's immune system to produce immunity to a specific pathogen, protecting the person from a disease. That's how vaccines work. You get an inactivated, attenuated, or a portion of the version of the pathogen you're hoping to avoid. According to the CDC, routine vaccines given to children in the last two decades will prevent hundreds of millions illnesses, tens of millions h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking Science: Facts About Vaccines and Herd Immunity
This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity. But first... What exactly IS a vaccine? A vaccine is a biological agent that stimulates a person's immune system to produce immunity to a specific pathogen, protecting the person from a disease. That's how vaccines work. You get an inactivated, attenuated, or a portion of the version of the pathogen you're hoping to avoid. According to the CDC, routine vaccines given to children in the last two decades will prevent hundreds of millions illnesses, tens of millions h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Controversial vaccine/autism film debuts in Phoenix
The controversial documentary "Vaxxed" opens today at the Harkins Valley Art Theatre in Tempe. The film — which had been uninvited from the Tribeca Film Festival lineup because it was considered an anti-vaccine film — depicts how the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allegedly concealed and destroyed data on a 2004 study that showed a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism. Many critics have described the premise of the film as an anti-vaccine story, but that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 22, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Fears about MMR vaccines causing brain damage are legitimate, former Chief Scientific Officer explains
(NaturalNews) A former British medical officer who was responsible for deciding if medications were safe for the general public has accused the government he used to serve of "utterly inexplicable complacency" over the triple measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine for children,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Return of vaccine-preventable diseases has implications for hospital care
With the re-emergence of measles, mumps, diphtheria, and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), many healthcare providers are encountering these diseases—and their potentially serious and even fatal outcomes—for the first time. A new article presents a review and update for hospital-based providers who may encounter VPDs—particularly the operating room and intensive care unit. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immunizations — Stop Sickness Before It Starts
Immunization is one of the best ways you can protect yourself and your children against infectious disease. By stimulating your body's natural resistance to disease — thereby creating immunity — vaccines are your first line of defense against the likes of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. “Were it not for the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Meet The Italian Doctor Using Facebook To Fight Anti-Vaxxers
Shocked by the growing number of children who die from vaccine-preventable diseases in Italy -- as well as stories of parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids -- a professor of microbiology and virology has decided to take on anti-vaxxers where they spread misinformation: on Facebook. For the more than 20,000 followers of his Facebook page, Dr. Roberto Burioni, a professor at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy, explains the science behind vaccines and uses scientific data to refute rumors about their dangers. When he is not citing scientific studies, he pegs hi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR vaccines called one of the 'greatest scandals in medical history' by former Chief Scientific Officer of the UK's Department of Health
(NaturalNews) The former chief scientific officer for Britain's Department of Health who was responsible for deciding if medicines and vaccines were safe for use among the general public says his former employer is guilty of "utterly inexplicable complacency" regarding the mumps,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Reported In One Of California’s Most Unvaccinated Counties
Measles results in 146,000 deaths worldwide every year.  The school is closed because of the diagnosis. The county has one of the state's lowest vaccination rates. An unvaccinated child has been diagnosed with measles in a California county with one of the state's lowest rates for kindergarten immunization, the state's department of public health announced Tuesday.  The department is investigating the child, who attends Yuba River Charter School in Nevada County and showed symptoms of measles after returning home from from a trip overseas. He has recovered but was infectious at school on March 17. The sch...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robert De Niro Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival
A controversial anti-vaccination documentary has been pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival lineup after it was met with fierce criticism, festival co-founder Robert De Niro announced on Saturday. De Niro, who had just a day earlier defended showing "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe," said in a statement "we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for." The actor and the festival were hit with an onslaught of criticism for showing the documentary by the disgraced anti-vax doctor Andrew Wakefield. The documentary claims that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Andrew Wakefield, Disgraced Anti-Vax Doctor, Returns With A Documentary At Tribeca Film Fest
Andrew Wakefield is back in the news, thanks to a new, controversial documentary set to premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film, directed by Wakefield himself, claims that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention orchestrated a conspiracy to cover up the "true" reason for America's rising autism diagnosis rates: vaccines.  This is a widely and soundly discredited assertion. Studies from the independent, non-profit Institute of Medicine, the World Health Organization and the CDC have all found that there is no link between receiving vaccines and developin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anti-Vaxxers Are Officially To Blame For The Rise In 2 Preventable Diseases
The recent rise in the U.S. of vaccine-preventable diseases has been largely blamed on those who refuse to vaccinate their children. Previous analyses have linked anti-vaxxers to certain outbreaks -- like last year's Disneyland measles outbreak -- but there was still some controversy over the connection.  Now a new review funded by the National Institutes of Health has found a correlation between vaccine refusal and the rise of measles and whooping cough (also known as pertussis), two common vaccine-preventable conditions.  Researchers at Emory University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Healt...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anti-Vaxxers Are Officially To Blame For The Rise In 2 Preventable Diseases
The recent rise in the U.S. of vaccine-preventable diseases has been largely blamed on those who refuse to vaccinate their children. Previous analyses have linked anti-vaxxers to certain outbreaks -- like last year's Disneyland measles outbreak -- but there was still some controversy over the connection.  Now a new review funded by the National Institutes of Health has found a correlation between vaccine refusal and the rise of measles and whooping cough (also known as pertussis), two common vaccine-preventable conditions.  Researchers at Emory University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Healt...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR vaccination call following recent measles cases
Increase in measles cases since February prompts measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination call. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 14, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough
Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the United States in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA's commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring, and how vaccines which are already safe and effective can be made even better. Here's what you should know. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Sunglasses in New York and Vaccines Have in Common
Vaccines and autism are in the news... again. This time, Melinda Gates' recent remarks at Davos got me thinking about a strange vaccines analogy. Often, the lack of widespread vaccinations leads to unsettling news headlines. As an example from 2014, a record high number of measles cases (667) was uncovered since the disease was considered eliminated in 2000. This did not transpire in one of the African countries that the Gates Foundation targets for funding vaccine campaigns, but in one of the most developed countries in the world and in the history of time. Before I demystify my analogy, let me ask a question: How can a c...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Is Mommy Okay?'
"Is Mommy okay?" The words always came out as a whisper. Maybe I didn't want to wake my little brother, maybe because it was late in the night and that is just what people do, or maybe I was scared of the answer. A few minutes before I nervously asked my question, I had been awakened by the sound of a low moan. Most children would conjure up ghosts in their closets or a monster under their bed, but I knew exactly what it was; I tiptoed past my sleeping brother,and hurried to my parents' room. I lightly placed my hand on their door and slowly pushed it open, the fear rising in my chest. I would not step into t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a Vaccine Is Like a Banana—and Why That’s Good
For once, the anti-vaccine folks might be onto something. Want to see just a few of the chemicals that get pumped into the bodies of babies from the average vaccine? Try these: 2-methyl-butyraldehide, ethyl ethanoate, tocopherol, alpha-terpanine and a wicked slug of terpinyl-acetate. It’s a wonder our kids ever make it out of babyhood. Oh wait, my bad! Those aren’t the ingredients in a vaccine. Those are the ingredients in a blueberry. And the same is true for bananas and eggs too. One of the greatest misconceptions of the anti-vaxxers—and plenty of others—is that there’s some binary divide be...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized aluminum anti-vaccine anti-vaxxers Autism Conspiracy Theories health ingredients inserts magnesium Thimerosal vaccines Source Type: news

How a Vaccine Is Like a Banana — and Why That’s Good
For once, the antivaccine folks might be onto something. Want to see just a few of the chemicals that get pumped into the bodies of babies from the average vaccine? Try these: 2-methyl-butyraldehide, ethyl ethanoate, tocopherol, alpha-terpanine and a wicked slug of terpinyl-acetate. It’s a wonder our kids ever make it out of babyhood. Oh wait, my bad! Those aren’t the ingredients in a vaccine. Those are the ingredients in a blueberry. And the same is true for bananas and eggs too. One of the greatest misconceptions of the antivaxxers — and plenty of others — is that there’s some binary divide ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized aluminum anti-vaccine anti-vaxxers Autism Conspiracy Theories health ingredients inserts magnesium Thimerosal vaccines Source Type: news

MMR vaccine uptake reaches record high in Wales
Uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine has reached its highest level in Wales in the wake of disease outbreaks in the country over recent years, latest figures show. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MMR Vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella virus vaccine, live)
Title: MMR Vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella virus vaccine, live)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 24, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Take a Number: 732,000: American Lives Saved by Vaccination
A federal agency estimates that the vaccination of children from 1994 to 2013 will prevent hundreds of thousands of early deaths. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Measles Deaths (Fatalities) Rotaviruses Tetanus Mumps German Measles (Rubella) Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Outrageous Acts of Thinking: The Misuse of Science
This article was adapted from a talk I gave at The Amazing Meeting (TAM13) in Las Vegas on July 19, 2015. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Soccer star gets mumps after being vaccinated with Merck's fraudulent MMR vaccine
(NaturalNews) It made international sports headlines when star Barcelona soccer player Neymar was told he would have to miss two weeks' worth of games -- including the UEFA Super Cup game -- because he had been diagnosed with the mumps.Quietly tucked away in many of the articles... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV-Positive Youth May Lack Immunity to MMR DiseasesHIV-Positive Youth May Lack Immunity to MMR Diseases
Despite vaccination, one third to one half of children who contracted HIV at birth did not show immunity to measles, mumps, or rubella (MMR) in a retrospective study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Large Percentage of Youth with HIV May Lack Immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella
"Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella—even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. This estimate, from a National Institutes of Health research network, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is based on a study of more than 600 children and youth exposed to HIV in the womb."   To learn more, view the NIH press release. (Source: AIDSinfo At-a-Glance: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Preve...
Source: AIDSinfo At-a-Glance: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research, A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - August 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Large percentage of youth with HIV may lack immunity to measles, mumps, rubella
NIH study finds those vaccinated before starting modern HIV therapy may be at risk. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 13, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Images, Stories of Disease Can Change Attitudes About VaccinesImages, Stories of Disease Can Change Attitudes About Vaccines
Pictures and stories about children who suffered from measles, mumps, and rubella swayed survey participants' feelings about vaccines more than correcting myths about vaccines and autism. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - August 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Well: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Well: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 10, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Personal Health: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Personal Health: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 10, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Well: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 10, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak strikes Illinois college students who already received TWO MMR vaccines
(NaturalNews) Dozens of students attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have come down with the mumps virus in what authorities believe could snowball into an all-out epidemic. But once again, the vast majority of afflicted students were already twice vaccinated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's A Simple Way To Get Skeptical Parents To Vaccinate
Vaccination rates are at an all-time low in some pockets of the U.S., due to a seemingly intractable anti-vaccination sentiment among some parents. This is a major risk to the public safety, but doctors struggle to make headway because medical evidence doesn't seem to assuage these parents' concerns.   So far, most strategies have focused on refuting the myth that vaccines can cause autism. But a new study suggests that confronting parents about the "wrongness" of their views is probably a dead end. Instead, showing parents images of and personal testimonies about infectious diseases seemed to impr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to convince vaccine skeptics — and how not to
Many people who are skeptical about vaccinating their children can be convinced to do so, but only if the argument is presented in a certain way, a team of psychologists from UCLA and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign reported today. The research appears in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The finding is especially important because the number of measles cases in the U.S. tripled from 2013 to 2014. The disease’s re-emergence has been linked to a trend of parents refusing to vaccinate their children. What doesn’t change their minds? ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 3, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news