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Moderate alcohol consumption has been linked with decreased risk for papillary and follicular thyroid carcinoma.
Vaccines and Lotteries: Part II
Imagine a US lottery where the prize money funds an NIH flu program. Now imagine, as the NIH head, you get to choose the program.
Weighing Vaccine Risk vs Benefit
What is the acceptable balance between benefit and risk to prevent a vaccine's being pulled from the market? See what you recall about these 3 cases.
Measles and Zika: The Known and Unknown
The mysteries of Zika persist but the tragic similarity between the measles and this virus is that both are devastating to a fetus.
Ten-day Measles, 3-day Measles, German Measles, and More
Rubeola, roseola, rubella -- oh my! See what you know about traditional lay terms for these diseases and how they are similar and different.
Vaccines and the Lottery: Winners and Losers at Disneyland
Why is receiving a vaccination a bit like entering a lottery? Our author uses the 2014 measles outbreak in California to illustrate.
Vaccines and Purpura: Possible Cause and Effect?
A 5 y/o boy bruises easily. Mom thinks he has leukemia. On exam he does have purpura. So, where do vaccines fit in?
Did a Vaccine Cause this Disease?
Active, healthy 11-y/o boy develops degenerative neurologic symptoms. PMH relevant for measles at age 1 year, MMR vaccine at 8 months. Is there a connection?
The 3 Scourges of Infectious Disease
Tuberculosis, measles, and influenza have declined over the years but not gone away. See the slides that follow for key facts and figures on the current state of these ongoing public health threats.
6 Things That Might Persuade Parents to Vaccinate
When parents play out worst case scenarios in protest against routine vaccination, maybe one or two of these 6 options for response will come in handy.
Could You Spot the Measles?
Here are the signs and symptoms of the measles in a classic case—in order of their appearance:
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