Janie

Janie looked out the window and watched the students cross the square, hurrying to their next classes.  Perched on her lab stool, she looked down at the implements in front of her. There was no other alternative. This…behavior, this deviance, this abomination…has reached our great land – and she had the power to end it right in front of her.The lab had recently been updated, thanks to the Institute. Their inroads toward ridding the world of disease had been a God send, and their lab benefited greatly from it....more

Groves of Africa

D'walis Okwandi sat down in the middle of the road to gather himself. He'd already walked seven miles from the clinics and only had a few more to go. His sandals were nearly worn through, he noticed, a new crack in the leather upper made him clench his jaw more tightly. As he removed them to stretch his toes, he wondered when the shoemaker would come back to his village - if ever. It was a great blow to the community when the shoemaker's apprentice had left his Master alone and overworked....more

Current Measles Outbreak Tied to Anti-Immunization Sentiments

I was shocked to learn earlier this week that a measles outbreak had been identified in Texas.  I was not surprised to find that the epicenter of the outbreak was in a religious community which encouraged prayer over immunization. ...more
@Shellireads Science nerd or not, being an informed mom is a wonderful way of expressing love ...more

Alzheimer Clinical Trial a Success!

A few days ago, on June 6, 2012, a Swedish Professor, Bengt Winbald at Karolinska Institute, at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centre announced that a study that lasted three years was a success. The trial conducted a study on the success of an Alzheimer’s vaccine.  The new treatment triggers the body’s defense against harmful beta-amyloid.  Eighty percent of the participants developed within their own body, an immunity against beta-amyloid. ...more

The Pertussis Epidemic and the Anti-Vaccination Movement

These notices should shock you, too -- into action, into calling your pediatrician to make sure your kids are up-to-date on their pertussis vaccinations; into calling your own doctor to make sure you're up-to-date, and getting a Tdap booster if you need it. In other words, into taking pertussis seriously. ...more
UsernameNAB thinkingautism Promoting faux autism therapies sold by charlatans under the label ...more

Children, Vaccines & Polio Oubreak???

Vaccines, Kids and Polio Outbreak??? When I was first pregnant a few years ago, the debate started. To vaccinate or not....more

Child Imminization Initiative

Hey, I'm new on here. Just thought I would dive in with a question...   I just had a baby boy   and it's about time that I started sorting out his vaccinations. It's our first baby so I'm a little nervous...   and confused.  ...more

I'm curious how an unvaccinated child poses risk to a vaccinated child...

If the ...more

Vaccinations and Autoimmune Diseases

A few weeks ago I posted on the issue of chicken pox vaccinations for children. I got an interesting comment that brought up the issue of heavy metals in vaccinations, so I thought I'd open the topic up for larger discussion: how safe are vaccines? Are they worth the risk? ...more