vaccines

STDs

Three Ways to Get the HPV Vaccine if You’re Over the Age of 26

A leading sex researcher told us how he navigated the ridiculously challenging process.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.27.18
Ugh

Doctors Are Less Likely to Recommend the HPV Vaccine for Boys

Not getting the human papillomavirus vaccine could leave them at greater risk of developing certain cancers.
Jesse Hicks
3.30.18
HPV

Why It Matters If HPV Caused Your Head or Neck Cancer

Doctors are finding that some patients can be cured with way less treatment.
Shayla Love
1.12.18
Meducation

Having an Egg Allergy Isn’t a Reason to Skip the Flu Shot

The flu vaccine is safe for people with egg allergies, say multiple expert groups.
Jesse Hicks
12.19.17
immunity

This Is How Scientists Decide What Goes In Your Flu Shot

Your flu shot is one of the world's most educated guesses.
Knvul Sheikh
11.15.17
Doctor's Note

Doctors Shouldn’t Get Fired for Skipping the Flu Shot

I should have the basic right to an informed decision, too.
Jalal Baig, MD
11.3.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

Gay Men Should Get the HPV Vaccine

I am 31 years old and I paid out of pocket to get Gardasil.
Matthew Terrell
10.31.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

Men Are Five Times as Likely as Women to Have This Cancer-Causing STD

Men need the HPV vaccine, too.
Jesse Hicks
10.16.17
vaccines

Penn State Won't Let Students Register for Classes Without Proof They've Been Vaccinated

The school had a mumps outbreak earlier this year.
Ed Cara
10.11.17
Unintended Consequences

The CIA's Fake Vaccine Drive to Find Osama Bin Laden Lowered Vaccination Rates in Pakistan

News of the ploy made the Taliban even more anti-vax than it already was.
Jesse Hicks
9.15.17
vaccines

A Crazy Dare in 1902 Helped Ignite the Anti-Vaxxer Movement

It kicked off a battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
Jason Feifer
9.13.17
Doctor's Note

Advice for Houston From a Doctor Who Treated Katrina Survivors

Texans will face more than mold after the floodwaters recede.
Corey Hebert, MD
9.1.17