Health and Science News for Parents
May
16

My TEDx Oslo Transcript: Why Do Parents Fear Vaccines?

written by Tara Haelle

This is the transcript of my TEDx Oslo talk, for those wanting to read instead of watch or who are unable to watch. Anyone is welcome to translate this talk into other languages as long as it appears with my name and the fact that it is a TEDx Oslo talk. (Ex: A TEDx Oslo talk […]

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Jul
4

Happy Fourth of July! Reasons to love America this week…

written by Tara Haelle

There are days – many days, unfortunately – when living in the U.S. frustrates or saddens or angers me. As I see black churches burning in the midst of a debate over a racist symbol following a tragedy like the Charleston shootings, it’s hard not to become despondent. When you hear presidential hopefuls making non-science based comments […]

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Sep
11

Recommended PBS NOVA documentary focuses on vaccines

written by Tara Haelle

There have been some really poor documentaries related to vaccines in recent years – ones I won’t name them because of the misinformation they spread – so it’s been a breath of fresh air to see two documentaries this year that actually provide factual information about vaccines. The first is a high school student film, Invisible Threat, […]

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Jun
9

The power of herd immunity seen with the rotavirus vaccine

written by Tara Haelle

One of the coolest things about vaccines is that they work on two levels: at the individual level and at the population level. That means that even a vaccine that has a lower effectiveness, say 80%, can still protect more than 80% of the population when enough individuals have received it. This occurs, of course, […]

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May
5

Making sense out of the baboon pertussis study

written by Tara Haelle

So it’s time for me to get a monkey off my back 😉 At long last, I’m going to write about the baboon pertussis study. I’ve been meaning to write about this study pretty much since it came out last November, and I’ve had many requests to write about it. I did actually write a […]

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Feb
1

8 Reasons You Are Wrong About Not Vaccinating Your Daughter

written by Guest Author

When Kathy McGrath came across an article listing 8 reasons the author had not vaccinated his daughter, it reminded her of her own search to find good information about vaccines when her daughter was born. Now, years later, she fully understands how and why vaccines are safe, effective ways to protect children from many diseases. […]

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Apr
13

Round Up: Video games, IVF, secondhand smoke, chickenpox, measles and more

written by Tara Haelle

Here’s a brief round-up of a couple interesting stories from last week. Video and computer games can offer kids some good – especially if they’re used to teach healthy behaviors, as this analysis of multiple studies reveals. We already knew that secondhand smoke was bad for everyone, and especially kids. But there’s limited evidence that it […]

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Apr
1

Chickenpox vaccine proves effective over time

written by Tara Haelle

Among the newer vaccines added to the CDC immunization schedule in the past few decades is the chickenpox vaccine, licensed in 1995 and recommended in 1996. It’s also one of those vaccines that some parents today sometimes consider skipping, a handful even opting for the extreme (and dangerous) choice of taking their child to a […]

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