Health warnings for travelers (chikungunya, anyone?)

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Returning to the United States last month I found some interesting public health information on the TV monitors at the United States Customs... Read more

Conquering polio: Past, present ... and future

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Sixty years ago, a field test of what would become the first polio vaccine got under way in the United States, enrolling... Read more

The flu vaccine: A simple solution to a complicated problem

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Many of us have suffered through the flu without tragic consequences. But it is important to remember that the virus can have catastrophic... Read more

The cost of war: Polio rises again in Syria

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The outbreak of polio in the Syrian Arab Republic announced by the World Health Organization a few weeks ago is a troubling reminder that global... Read more

A murder in Pakistan threatens polio eradication

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A United Nations worker was gunned down by extremists near Peshawar, Pakistan, while delivering vaccines Tuesday in the village of Kaggawala... Read more

Are ‘alternative’ vaccine schedules safer?

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Almost 50% of children have not received all the recommended vaccines at some point before their second birthday, according to a study of 300... Read more

Best public health blogs

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What interests you: Disease sleuthing? Global bioethics? Protecting the food supply? Protecting yourself when you travel? A new ranking... Read more

From 'TB Blues' to 'Bacteria': A musical medical history playlist

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Janet Golden, a Rutgers University history professor, specializes in the histories of medicine, childhood and women. Jeffrey Anderson has... Read more