Health and Science News for Parents
Jan
28

Mixing and Matching Rotavirus Vaccines Is No Problem

written by Tara Haelle

Two different rotavirus vaccines have been licensed by the FDA: RotaTeq and Rotarix. Both of these came after Rotashield, an earlier vaccine that lasted barely over a year on the market before it was pulled because it led to a bowel obstruction disorder called intussusception in about 1-2 out of 10,000 infants. (RotaTeq and Rotarix […]

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Mar
19

Despite HPV vaccine effectiveness and safety, parent concerns persist

written by Tara Haelle

Two different studies related to the HPV vaccine were published recently which, together, are somewhat concerning. One study concerned the vaccine’s effectiveness. The other dealt with how many parents are opting not to give their daughters the vaccine – and the reasons why. Let’s review the more recent one first, published in Pediatrics yesterday, that found […]

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Mar
5

A look at the numbers in vaccine reactions

written by Guest Author

Today’s post is a guest blog by Allison Hagood, co-author of the recent (highly recommended!) book “Your Baby’s Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives.” The book is filled with factual, well-sourced information and is great read for parents wanting to understand more about vaccines – the facts about what’s in them, the […]

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Oct
5

It’s Orange Nose Day! Do you have yours?

written by Tara Haelle

October 5 is a fun day in the last of health — it’s the day health practitioners, public health advocates and anyone at all who supports healthy habits to sport an orange nose in their photo to show how they support five basic healthy habits. To get your orange nose, visit the Orange Nose Day […]

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