Marianne Williamson's Ideas About Health and Disability Are Downright Dangerous
The threats that Williamson's ideas present to disabled people are not just hypothetical.
Studies Show Fears About Migration and Disease Are Unfounded
Research has found that migrants and refugees don't spread diseases to host populations, though migrants themselves are often at higher risk of illness because of poor living conditions.
America's Measles Crisis Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better
Plus, why Trump's turnaround on vaccine safety was very late—but still helpful.
Measles Outbreak and California's Wet Weather: Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
A measles outbreak increases vaccination demand, a new bill would address the crisis of missing Native American women, and California's wet weather eases drought conditions.
Are Anti-Vaxxers a Major Health Threat? The World Health Organization Says Yes.
The WHO has named vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 public-health threats of 2019. Here's how the anti-vaccination movement came about, and what to do about it.
What L.A.'s Mumps Outbreak Tells Us About Our Vaccine Policies
Kids need to be vaccinated and adult travelers need booster shots.
California Needs More Vaccine Coverage and Easier Voter Registration; Nobody Needs Microbeads
Your guide to California's progressive new laws.
Proponents of Raw Milk Are No Better Than Anti-Vaccine Advocates
The perils of the “farm-food freedom” movement.
How Many People Must Be Unvaccinated Before You Have to Worry About Getting Measles?
Because measles passes so easily between people, 96 percent to 99 percent vaccination rates are required for "herd immunity" to work.
How the Ebola Epidemic Will Lead to Measles Outbreaks Too
The Ebola epidemic will likely lead to outbreaks of other diseases, but countries could prevent that with vaccination campaigns.
The Current Flu Vaccine Isn’t Very Effective, but You Should Get It Anyway
It’s better to be safe than sorry, and there’s nothing about the flu vaccine that’s dangerous.
Europe Now Looking Over Its Shoulder at Syrian Polio Outbreak
As feared, the possibility of once rare or neglected diseases slopping out of the cauldron that is Syria is becoming more real.