By Sy Mukherjee on December 4, 2013
Lax college standards for vaccinations may be leaving students susceptible to the deadly infection.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on December 3, 2013
The World Health Organization has declared a polio emergency in Syria -- and since the war is undermining vaccination efforts, the outbreak may only get worse.
By Sy Mukherjee on November 26, 2013
Parents tend to think their children are too young for the HPV vaccine, and doctors feel like it's not their place to tell them otherwise.
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By Tara Culp-Ressler on November 15, 2013
HPV rates are lagging in Southern states -- the same region where women are more likely to die from cervical cancer.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on November 5, 2013
If vaccines aren't framed like a choice, parents are less likely to resist doctors' recommendations about them.
By Aviva Shen on October 28, 2013
The HPV vaccine that has worked wonders to protect teenage women is less likely to protect African American women, who are more susceptible to other strains.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on October 24, 2013
Today, the global health community commemorates the progress in the fight to eliminate polio. But there's still some cause for concern.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on October 4, 2013
The people who are distrustful of the government are typically skeptical about what scientists tell them, too.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on September 30, 2013
Public health researchers say that parents refusing to vaccinate their kids helped contribute to California's biggest whooping cough outbreak in six decades.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on September 13, 2013
Back in 2000, federal health officials declared that measles had been eradicated in the U.S. But communities of people who resist vaccinating their kids are helping bring it back.