Whooping cough epidemic

California is experiencing it’s worst outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) in 50 years. The nearly 1000 cases reported so far this year is more than 4 times as many as during the same period last year, and more than 600 additional kids have “possible cases” that are being investigated. Five infants have died of the … [Read more…]

Are your kids too clean? Are you kidding?

Several stories appeared in the media over the past couple of weeks about a new study that purports to show higher rates of hay fever and allergies in households that use antibacterial soap. Most antibacterial soaps contain the antibiotic Triclosan, and the theory of this new study is that when you kill too many bugs … [Read more…]

Germblog

There’s no simpler way of summarizing the purported link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism than to say it the way the British Medical Journal said it this past week – the research is a fraud. The study that scared the world about this potentially life-saving vaccine was first published in 1998. Since that … [Read more…]