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2015-02-17 23:05:54

In light of the measles outbreak, experts at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health created a computer simulation to explore the impact of vaccination in cities nationwide.

2015-01-27 23:01:03

Northern California straight chiropractor contests alleged danger of Disney measles outbreak, talking of danger of the measles vaccine (MMR), and vaccination in general.

2014-08-06 23:06:03

Dr. Chudi Nwawka emphasizes the need of herd immunity in "Herd Immunity." West Dundee, Ill.

Using Classroom Schedules To Keep Track Of Flu Outbreaks
2013-02-13 17:38:41

Classroom rosters combined with human-networking theory may give a clearer picture of just how infectious diseases such as influenza can spread through a closed group of people, and even through populations at large.

2012-04-06 11:02:48

Worries over vaccine risks can allow preventable contagious diseases, such as measles and whooping cough, to make a comeback.

Twitter Helps Track Vaccination Rates And Attitudes
2011-10-15 04:08:04

A unique and innovative analysis of how social media can affect the spread of a disease has been designed and implemented by a scientist at Penn State University studying attitudes toward the H1N1 vaccine.

2010-08-25 01:49:10

Although immunity to mumps is high in the United States, mumps vaccine coverage must be maintained and improved to prevent future outbreaks.

2010-07-29 15:24:31

Public immunization efforts may be much more sensitive than previously realized to small changes in the perceived costs or risks of vaccination, scientists at Harvard University report this week.

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2010-03-10 06:40:00

Results of a clinical trial conducted in a largely self-contained religious community during the 2008-09 influenza season show that immunizing children against seasonal influenza can significantly protect unvaccinated community members against influenza as well.

2009-05-07 10:39:01

Physicians and nurses need to explain the risks of vaccine refusal while respectfully listening to parents' concerns, a special article in the May 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine urges.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.