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This is still very early research, but it's worth passing along. An international team of scientists has reported impressive results in their first animal trial of a new vaccine that might be ...
by Keith Pickering
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Aug 30, 2014 at 02:59 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The new experimental ZMapp Ebola therapy appears to be working, maybe, and there is new money for Ebola treatment on the ground in Africa, plus a possible vaccine going into trials. Ebola trial ...
by Mokurai
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 11:57 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Genital  human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the USA. There are more than 40 HPV sub-types that can infect the genital areas of males and ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 01:36 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Based on what I write, you'd think I was all about vaccines and thoroughly mocking the ignorance of the antivaccination world. And, apparently, I'm paid to do that. Sadly, I do not have a new BMW ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 61 comments on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 11:47 AM PDT with 68 Recommends
Many of us are concerned at the rise of cases of preventable diseases and the role played in that by the decision by a minority of parents not to vaccinate their children. One question is what, if ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 01:59 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Guest blog by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss.  Dr. Reiss is a Professor of Law  at the  University of California Hastings College of  the Law  in San ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 12:15 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
From Skeptical Raptor's Blog. There's an appalling story out of Ireland that has dominated the news for the past few days. Over a period of 35 years, St Mary's Mother and Baby Home, a Catholic ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 41 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 01:33 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
OK, let’s connect the dots. Merck produced and marketed Vioxx. Vioxx is bad. Merck produces and markets Gardasil. Gardasil is bad. Yes, this is the logic of the vaccine deniers–associate Big ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri May 16, 2014 at 10:53 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
On April 2 the Ministry of Health in Guinea reported 83 deaths from 127 probable cases of Ebola. Liberia and Sierra Leone are also reporting cases of this horrific disease. People in these ...
by allie4fairness
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 08:12 AM PDT with 67 Recommends
Some of us science bloggers are big fans of a hit TV show called The Big Bang Theory . One of our favorite characters is the socially awkward and totally lovable Dr. Amy Farah Fowler, ...
by DarkSyde
Comment Count 619 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 12:40 PM PDT with 123 Recommends
Katie Couric took on the journalistic challenge of hosting a show on the HPV vaccine . And, with this show, Couric demonstrated a ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 170 comments on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 06:39 AM PST with 97 Recommends
A recent study on the efficacy of the vaccinating young girls against Human Papllimoma Virus. HPV , which can cause genital warts and is linked to a half dozen types of cancer including cervical ...
by Ticorules
Comment Count 43 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
Coincidence? I don't think so, not anymore. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County health officials said a baby died from whooping cough last week. This is the first whooping cough death the ...
by Cpqemp
Comment Count 79 comments on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 06:32 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
I keep looking at her face, and honestly, I just don't see whatever it was that captured his heart. They had the ultimate Age of Enlightenment cute-meet, but where he was a 38 year old endlessly ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 5 Recommends
This isn't a topic I've paid much attention to, but this article from the technology blog Ars Technica is the first I've seen that reports on a study which shows some initial positive results from ...
by fbiots
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 09:15 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
I thought, in the middle of deep thinking and grave debates about the condition of the country, it might be fun to have a game to test people's take on political and human values. The game goes like ...
by boguseconomist
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun May 20, 2012 at 05:13 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Having seen so much in the news about this, and several excellent post here (including one about the problem of using executive order for this issue that I would link if I could still find it) I ...
by Joshua EldenBrady
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Sep 16, 2011 at 08:24 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Bachmann's claim that Gardasil causes mental "retardation" has provoked outrage in the medical community:
by wilderness voice
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
This will be short. But its quite amazing really. For the second time in history, we have eradicated a virus.
by kamrom
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu May 26, 2011 at 01:04 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
It occurs to me that, in some of these podcasts, I may come across as hostile to liberals. That's not my intent, but I can't deny that I criticize people who are left-of-center. It's highly unlikely ...
by Drew Johnston
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon May 16, 2011 at 02:36 PM PDT with 1 Recommend