Boy spent 47 agonizing days in ICU with tetanus. Parents still refuse vaccines

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Thomas Samson) The young son of anti-vaccine parents endured excruciating pain and spent 47 days in pediatric intensive care after contracting tetanus, a devastating bacterial infection easily prevented by vaccines. Despite the nightmarish ordeal, his parents still refused to have him vaccinated, according to health officials in Oregon who helped treat […]

Flu vaccines MUST be used to avoid deadly complications, urges Paula Radcliffe

The consequences of flu could be serious, Radcliffe said, whose own asthma has developed into bronchitis a number of times. Radcliffe’s comments after reports that deadly Aussie flu was headed to the UK. Australia is in the midst of its worst outbreak of the flu in 50 years. Being vaccinated this winter against flu will […]

‘You’re trying to solve a drug problem with another drug’: Vaccines for cocaine, heroin and opioid addictions

Scientists are exploring ways to create vaccines against drug addiction. So far, there’s research into vaccines for cocaine, heroin and other opioid addictions. The vaccine would prevent a high by blocking drugs from getting to brain cells. CBC | Health News