This graph of whooping cough cases in Washington State should scare the…

The United States is in the middle of its worst whooping cough (aka pertussis) outbreak in over half a century, but few states have been hit as hard as Washington. This graph, released just a few days ago by the CDC, compares the state's pertussis cases in 2012 against those documented in 2011 — and the difference is… » 7/25/12 10:20am 7/25/12 10:20am

The lowdown on that heroin vaccine everyone's talking about

A vaccine to curb heroin dependence. It's been the goal of scientists the world over for decades, but to date, not one has been released to the market. But that could soon change. Mexican scientists have developed a heroin vaccine that has proven to be effective in animal trials, and are now preparing to begin testing… » 2/24/12 7:55am 2/24/12 7:55am

CDC Advisory Committee: All males starting at age 11 should receive the…

In the wake of some of the most unfortunate politicization (and misrepresentation) of science and medicine in recent memory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted yesterday to recommend that boys and young men should be vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV). » 10/26/11 11:10am 10/26/11 11:10am