Tag: vaccines

Monday Morning(ish) Cup O’ Links!

Because too much awesomeness happens over the span of a week to deal with individually, I have a weekly wrap-up of last week’s good stuff. After all, it’s Monday morning. Are you really getting anything done? The Good The US…

A Preventable Disease

Whooping cough, also known as the “100 day cough” or, more formerly, pertussis, is on the rise. You can do something right now to protect yourself from what sounds to be a really uncomfortable disease, and the youngest ones around…

Bat in my Face, Immunity in my Butt!

Ah, the woods. Relaxing, peaceful, quiet, and full of potentially rabid animals. So, I’ve moved in with my friend, Howard, who owns a lovely house out in Lake Monticello. I was really enjoying the woodsy scenery, and I can handle…

New Flu for You

Those of you who read the skeptical blogs may be sick (har har) of this topic already, but it can’t hurt to repeat it, especially with the fears and misreporting that abound.  Flu season is upon us, and H1N1 (swine…

Ben Goldacre on MMR, autism, and the media

Ben Goldacre has an important message about the MMR vaccine, autism, and children’s health. In fact his website, Bad Science, is chock-full of science, pseudo-science, and those that can’t tell the difference. And, despite his blog title, the hair is…