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Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday

Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday

By Chris Crum October 28, 2014

Jonas Salk is the subject of today’s Google Doodle as the company celebrates what would have been his 100th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1995. Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist, who is credited with discovering and …

Jenny McCarthy Thanks Haters On Twitter Jenny McCarthy Thanks Haters On Twitter

Jenny McCarthy walked right into a Twitter hate-fest last week when she posted a question to her followers: “What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate?” The actress and former model was promptly slammed on …

Jenny McCarthy's Anti-Vaccine Beliefs Slammed Jenny McCarthy's Anti-Vaccine Beliefs Slammed

Jenny McCarthy was slammed hard on Twitter because of her strong crusade against childhood vaccines. The cohost of The View has an 11-year-old son named Evan who she believes developed autism as a result of having his childhood vaccines. This …

New Flu Vaccine: No More Needles? New Flu Vaccine: No More Needles?

It’s not an easy thing to own up to, but a lot of people are afraid of needles. The dreaded “shot” has kept many an adult out of the doctor’s office. Even as we tell sobbing little kids that it’s …

Study: Staggered National Flu Vaccinations For China Study: Staggered National Flu Vaccinations For China

A new study from a combined team of American and Chinese scientists is suggesting that China implement a new national flu vaccine strategy. The paper, published today in the journal PLOS Medicine, states that China should use a staggered flu …

Universal Flu Vaccine Closer After 2009 Pandemic Universal Flu Vaccine Closer After 2009 Pandemic

Each year, researchers work to discover new strains of influenza and develop a new vaccine. The procedure is costly and time consuming, which is why scientists for years now have been working to develop a universal flu vaccine. Now, researchers …

HPV Vaccine Adoption Stagnating, Says CDC HPV Vaccine Adoption Stagnating, Says CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics have announced that HPV vaccination rates fell from 2011 to 2012. The data was taken from the 2012 National Immunization Survey – Teen (NIS-Teen) and …

Child Vaccinations Protect the Elderly, Shows Study Child Vaccinations Protect the Elderly, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that vaccines given to children to prevent blood and ear infections are reducing the spread of pneumonia to older, at-risk adults. In fact, Vanderbilt University researchers …

New Drug Could Help Fight Type 1 Diabetes New Drug Could Help Fight Type 1 Diabetes

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A clinical trial of a new vaccine may have found a new method to combat type 1 diabetes. A team of researchers at the Stanford University Medical Center conducted the trial, which found that the “DNA reverse vaccine” reduced levels …

Vaccines Don’t Cause Guillain-Barre, Shows Study
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A new study published in the latest issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has found no link betweek vaccinations and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome. The disease is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s nervous system, leading to weak hands and …

Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian …

Cocaine Addiction May Be Cured With New Vaccine
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Cocaine has always been that drug that I only hear about. I see people using it all the time in film, television and books, but I’ve never met a user in my life. I blame that on growing up in …

Vaccines May Have Been Improperly Stored

Vaccines for children, which are provided to doctors and clinics by the U.S. government, may have been improperly stored, according to a recent study. If these vaccines are stored at the wrong temperature, be it too warm or too cold, …