Health and Science News for Parents
Jul
8

When lucky 13 isn’t enough to protect some kids from disease

written by Tara Haelle

The tricky thing about pathogens is that some of them can wear a lot of different costumes. The sexually transmitted virus human papillomavirus (HPV), for example, has more than 100 strains. Fortunately, not all of these cause cancer, so the two HPV vaccines available target the strains that cause the most cancer. But sometimes when […]

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Jun
30

Bug Off: Facts for parents about mosquitoes, bug repellents & health risks

written by Guest Author

This guest post was written by Matt Shipman, a science writer and public information officer at North Carolina State University. He blogs at Communication Breakdown on SciLogs, and you can follow him on Twitter at @ShipLives. For parents, summer is when we take our kids on hikes, get them to play in the yard or […]

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