Posts tagged "vaccinations"

Jimmy Kimmel Takes On Anti-Vaxxers (Again) With “Child’s Right To Choose” Video

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel presented a PSA-style video featuring a bunch of doctors delivering a heartfelt, expletive-filled message to parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids. It was pretty magical and immensely satisfying. The anti-vax movement was NOT HAPPY about this, and sent Kimmel a ton of angry messages to let him know how they felt.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 3, 2015

Kristen Bell Wants Your Hands Off Her Kids If You Don’t Vaccinate

Bless Kristen Bell for being one of the sanest people in Hollywood. She is publicly speaking out in favor of getting your kids vaccinated, saying she won't let friends hold her baby unless they too have vaccinated their children. Guess that means Kristin Cavallari won't be invited to any of Lincoln's birthday parties... [Us Weekly]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2015

Vaccines As The New Wedge Issue: Are Republicans Coming For Our Stupid People?

Ever since the measles hit Disneyland, there's been a lot of talk about whether or not vaccines ought to be mandatory. Those who have gone on record as saying they should not be mandatory have been Republicans like Rand Paul and Chris Christie. President Obama encouraged parents to vaccinate their kids, calling the science behind…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 5, 2015

Father Of Boy With Leukemia Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

Rhett Krawitt is an unvaccinated child--though not because his parents have any loony beliefs about vaccination causing autism or whatever. He's unvaccinated because he has been fighting leukemia for the past 4 1/2 years, and though doctors say he's in remission, his immune system is still rebuilding. Because he can't be immunized, Rhett relies o…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 29, 2015

Mommie Dearest: The Facebook Crowd-Sourcing Guide To Sleep-Training, Feeding & Vaccinating Your Baby

My Facebook feed is exploding with new babies. Adorable, squishy, big-eyed baby pictures are popping up all over the place, and most of them belong to first time parents. One of the great things about social media is that I have easy access to an array of newborn cuteness, from friends across the globe. At…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 20, 2015

Men Are Unlikely To Protect Themselves, Or Their Partners, From HPV

An HPV vaccine for men is likely to be approved in the next year, but according to a recent study, men are fairly unlikely to get the shot, even if told it would help protect their female partners against cervical cancer. Sadly, we’re not surprised. Many men won’t sport a rubber to protect themselves and

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 5, 2009

Gardasil Has Been Gettin’ Some Haters

The Human Papillomavirus, aka HPV, can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. And now it's possible that the vaccine that guards against HPV, Gardasil, may cause death. Around the world, 11 girls, as young as the age of 11, have died after receiving the shots, and about another 1,700 have reported complications which include fainting…

By: Simcha / June 25, 2008