How an Anti-Vaccine Group Undermined A Lyme Disease Vaccine

The United States isn’t just at risk for outbreaks of measles, mumps, rubella, smallpox, chickenpox, polio and other deadly diseases, it is also at risk for an outbreak of another deadly illness: lyme disease. Forbes published a very interesting article today that reveals why the US does not have a lyme disease vaccine. Radio and…

15 U.S. Cities Identified as Anti-Vaccine “Hotspots”

A new study published in the Public Library of Science Journal suggests more children are vulnerable to contagious diseases resulting from a number of metro areas nationwide that have large amounts of non-medical exemptions for vaccination. According to USA Today, 15 metropolitan areas in 12 to eighteen states (like Arizona, Minnesota, North Dakota and Utah)…

Animal Research Saves Animals Too

A very interesting opinion piece published last Wednesday in The Washington Times. Foundation for Biomedical Research president Matthew Bailey reveals that medical tests conducted on animals don’t just result in medicines and therapies that benefit humans but also to help animals too. According to Bailey. Veterinarians at Tufts University administered an experimental drug to a…

Canadian chiropractors accused of spreading anti-vaccination theories

British Columbia, Canada’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has called for disciplinary action to be taken against the vice president of British Columbia’s chiropractic college for a video he posted on Facebook claiming fruit juices are more effective at fighting disease than vaccines. Jassal’s doing so, Dr. Henry states, not only violates the college’s…

Apologies: Offit-Haley Debate

Earlier today a video was posted showing a debate between Dr. Paul Offit and Dr. Boyd Haley set up by the makers as a virtual debate between the two gentlemen about the autism-vaccine debate. The video was removed due to indications of bias on the part of the video’s makers not originally noticed. Upon further…