Vaccinations

12:21pm

Thu May 22, 2014
Shots - Health News

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Blocks The Bad Guy's Exit

Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 4:46 pm

Red blood cells infected with the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. Plasmodium is the parasite that triggers malaria in people.
Gary D. Gaugler Science Source

For the first time in decades, researchers trying to develop a vaccine for malaria have discovered a new target they can use to attack this deadly and common parasite.

Finding a target for attack is a far cry from having a vaccine. And the history of malaria vaccines is littered with hopeful ideas that didn't pan out. Still, researchers in the field welcome this fresh approach.

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3:42pm

Wed April 23, 2014
Politics

Vaccine Bill Stripped Down At The Colorado Capitol

Stephen Butler Flickr - Creative Commons

The Colorado Senate significantly watered down a vaccine education proposal Wednesday. Many parents came to the state capitol to testify that the original bill was a government overreach.

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2:53pm

Mon April 7, 2014
Shots - Health News

Measles At A Rock Concert Goes Viral In A Bad Way

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 9:54 am

This one's virus-free: Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performed in Los Angeles in December.
Kevin Winter Getty Images for Radio.com

If you went to see the Kings of Leon concert on March 28 in Seattle, let's hope you came home with nothing but great memories.

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5:21pm

Sun April 6, 2014
Shots - Health News

How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Nonvaccinators

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 9:54 am

A school nurse prepares a vaccine against whooping cough before giving it to students at Mark Twain Middle School in Los Angeles.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Whooping cough made a comeback in California last year, which researchers have linked to vaccine refusals. And with new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, the debate over vaccination is also spreading.

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Mon February 24, 2014

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