Every year, about 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, but one stands above the rest—peanuts.
Paul A. Offit is a professor of pediatrics and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the author of Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong (National Geographic Press, April 2017).
Numerous studies over the past few years have shown that taking fever reducers hurts your body’s ability to recover from an illness.
The virus kills more people than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined, but the success rate of each year's vaccine is unacceptable.
Why that CDC study on flu shots during the first trimester should never have been published.
Medical exemptions tripled once a stringent law went into effect for kindergarteners. A look at where it’s coming from suggests something sinister within anti-vaxxer strongholds.
It may be the most dangerous scientific tract ever written. And what followed the publication of the book the Führer called ‘his Bible’ is a mirror image of today’s headlines.
Rabies is, for all intents and purposes, 100 percent fatal for humans. And yet fears of autism appear to be behind the latest anti-vaccination craze targeting dogs.
As we edge closer to our worst-case scenario, an important study may point to a simple solution that goes against everything doctors have been telling you.
When I was a child, I was part of a group of boys who played sports in an abandoned lot. Recently, we reunited and were faced with questions unlike those asked at most reunions.
A judge’s offer of reduced sentences in exchange for reproductive sterilization harkens back to one of American history’s darkest chapters.