Jessica Leigh Shahan

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Whooping cough outbreaks traced to change in vaccine

The recent outbreaks of whooping cough in the United States may be due, in part, to a change made two decades ago to vaccine ingredients, a new study finds.<p>In 2012, the United States had about 48,000 cases of whooping cough (also called pertussis) — the most cases since 1955. Although the numbers …

Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Title: Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines<br>Category: Health News<br>Created: 4/21/2015 12:00:00 AM<br>Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

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'Personalised' Cancer Vaccines Show Promising Results, Reveal Scientists

Personalised cancer vaccinations could soon be on the cards, according to a new study.<p>A vaccine, which is designed to work on individual patients, …

California bill ending 'beliefs' exemption for childhood vaccines advances

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California’s senate education committee approved a bill making it mandatory for children to be vaccinated before starting school despite opposition from “ant-vaxxer” parents who have packed public hearings and flooded lawmakers with calls.<p>A measles vaccine is seen at …

Public Health

Vaccines and autism: A new study shows no connection.

Let’s start this off by being very clear: Vaccines don’t cause autism.<p>They just don’t. Perhaps I should be scientific, careful, technical, and say …

How the Polio Vaccine Trials Relieved a Worried Nation

Caption from LIFE. Working under glass for extra safety, technician begins vaccine process with kidney tissue.<br>Al Fenn—The LIFE Picture …

Fight against vaccination bill finds ally in ACLU

The anti-vaccine moms began lining up in the hall outside the state Senate hearing room at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, two hours before the doors opened. Some had babies strapped to their chests, others sat on the floor with small children.<p>They had arrived from Oakland, from Santa Cruz and from Sonoma. …

Autism Group Urges Parents To Vaccinate Children: 'Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism'

<i>Updated on February 9, 2015; 3:18 p.m. EST.</i><p>A leading autism advocacy group is advising parents to vaccinate their children, as a movement by caretakers who oppose the common practice continues to stir up controversy nationwide.<p>In a statement posted to Autism Speaks' website, the nonprofit's chief …

Scientists genetically modify human embryos in controversial world first

New procedure used to modify disease-causing gene, but raises questions over whether restrictions should be placed on new wave of genetic techniques<p>Scientists in China have genetically modified human embryos in a world first that has re-ignited the debate over the ethics and safety of genetic …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

The Week in Review: Measles Spreads, Vaccination Debate Continues

More than 100 people across 14 U.S. states have contracted measles this year as part of an outbreak that began after a December flare-up at …

Public Health

How to Turn a Magazine Into a Valentine’s Day “Card”

How to Turn a Magazine Into a Valentine’s Day “Card”<p>MagMaker / February 12, 2015<p>Got someone who’s always on your mind? Make them a magazine this …

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

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Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

44 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Gluten-Free

In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it’s not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on …

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

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Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

8 Great Anna Kendrick Musical Performances (That Aren’t “Cups”)

Think she’s just the girl with the hit from the a capella movie? Prepare to be delighted.<p><b>Anna Kendrick</b> was a precocious 12-year-old when she was nominated for her first Tony in 1998, for her turn as Dinah Lord in <i>High Society</i>. (She was the third-youngest nominee of all time, trailing 10-year-old …

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

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How Do Pro Athletes Recover So Quickly?

<i>A:</i><p>Lindsey Vonn made history last month with her 64th World Cup win—the most ever for a female skier—after spending most of 2014 rehabbing a torn ACL. Even more remarkable: she had not one but <i>two</i> major knee surgeries in the past two years.<p>Many people who tear their ACLs are told it can take at least …

9 Famous Shoe Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

This March, Disney is releasing a live-action remake of everyone’s favorite fairy tale about uncomfortable women’s footwear. To generate hype for <i>Cinderella</i>, starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James, Disney recently asked nine celebrated shoe designers to create their own interpretations of the famous …

The Nature and Nurture of Genius: The Sweet Illustrated Story of How Henri Matisse’s Childhood Shaped His Creative Legacy

A heartening testament to the nourishing power of parental love in the cultivation of greatness.<p>At 8PM on the last day of 1869, a little boy named Henri entered the world in a gray textile-mill town in the north of France, in a rundown two-room cottage with a leaky roof. He didn’t have much …

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How LSD Helped Shape California’s Ecstatic Design Legacy

From drugs to the women’s movement, Californian counterculture has generated some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design.<p>From Deborah Sussman’s candy-colored “supergraphics” to R. Crumb’s drug-fueled comics and album art, some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design …

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Meet America’s Newest National Parks

Good news for anyone who loves high-heart-rate recreation, brilliant scenery, and a little bit of history—The National Park Service is starting 2015 off by establishing seven new national parks in eight different states and the District of Columbia. They include a supervolcano popular with …