Childhood vaccinations are a necessary part of keeping kids healthy, but there are still thousands of American parents who doubt their safety and efficacy. It's tempting to argue with people who ignore the science on vaccine safety, but recent studies suggest there might be a better way to change their minds.Read Full Story
The vaccine debate rages on in the United States, but for one family in Canada who was once vehemently anti-vaccine, there has been a sea change. In the blog, "The Scientific Parent," mom Tara Hills wrote on April 8 that all seven of her unvaccinated children contracted whooping cough and that they may have also passed it to their young niece who is too young to have been vaccinated.Read Full Story
This time of year, the medical powers that be — doctors, pharmacies and the media — urge us to get the flu shot. For years, my parents have taken this advice to heart — they get their flu shot by October. More often than not, my husband chooses to get a flu shot as well. Me? The two years that I did get the flu shot, I promptly came down with the flu.Read Full Story
Parenting-shaming happens to celebrities too. When you're in the limelight like Rob Schneider, you can't go waving your anti-vaccine opinions out in the open and not expect it to affect your job. So when pro-vaccinators rallied against the State Farm ads featuring the SNL actor, State Farm Insurance caved and will pull the ads from rotation.Read Full Story
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