The Vaccine Court: What It Is and How It Works

While vaccines are a safe and effective way to prevent diseases, no medical intervention is 100% risk-free. Usually, the worst side effect someone will experience after getting a vaccine is a fever or a sore arm, but a very small percentage—about one in 1 million—can have a serious or life-threatening reaction. When that happens, the person can seek compensation for a vaccine injury in the U.S. through what's commonly called the vaccine court. What Is the Vaccine Court? What Vaccines Are Cov

The Health Risks of Vaping

There is a lack of understanding surrounding the health risks of vaping. Researchers are still actively seeking to understand exactly how harmful vaping is—but more than enough evidence now shows that it introduces major health risks. Recent studies have found that harmful substances found in many vaping products could increase your chances of serious health concerns like heart attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and addiction, especially among teens.

Here’s what parents should tell kids before the school year begins

Preparing kids for school takes more than vaccines and backpacks. Bullying and technology look different than they did a few decades ago, and the Internet has ushered in a new age of misinformation and anxiety. From Head Start to high school and college, kids need help navigating complex social and safety issues — ideally, before they happen. Here are some things that experts say parents should be thinking about as their kids and teens head back to school.

How Health Disparities Can Impact HPV-Related Cancers

While almost everyone gets the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at least at some point in their lives, some populations are significantly more likely to develop HPV-associated cancers. These differences in cancer rates and deaths are called health disparities, and they can have profound effects on individuals, families, and whole communities. Minority populations, especially black women, are disproportionately impacted by HPV-associated cancers.

What Are Neglected Tropical Diseases?

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse set of infections that primarily impact impoverished communities in tropical regions around the globe. Found in 149 countries and more than a billion individuals, NTDs affect more people than malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV combined worldwide, and result in approximately 57 million years of life lost when you take into consideration the premature death and disability they cause.
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