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Tags: vaccines


Newsweek story on Zika vaccine to zap brain cancer is fascinating–but needed more caution about mouse research

5 10/25/2017

Brief but informative report from AP on newly approved shingles vaccine


Study limitations needed more attention in Inquirer’s look at whooping cough vaccine study


Vox says experimental HIV vaccine is ‘promising.’ But is it?


Needle-free vaccines: NPR’s story is solid effort, but needed more on the medical evidence behind the claims


Vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea, STAT reports. But what about the costs and potential harms?

1 10/19/2015

How good is the flu shot? Vox delivers an exemplary answer


Useful details in reporting on vaccine treatment for precancerous cervical lesions

1 7/29/2015

Evidence-based message on HPV vaccine would have benefited from more specifics

4 4/3/2012

Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work