Technology designed to intercept online extremism is being deployed to tackle vaccine misinformation, The Guardian reports.

Living with a chronic inflammation disorder like arthritis is enough to make anyone depressed.   But mental health issues and chronic inflammation—which are rising in tandem—may be more closely related than once thought, emerging research shows. They appear to play off of…

Wish you had an app to help you talk to the vaccine skeptics in your life?   Now you do. Verywell’s “Healthy Conversations” takes a choose-your-own-adventure approach for those striving for productive dialogue.   Playing the part of the doubter, Verywell might say:  

It’s common knowledge that the American measles outbreak is spurred by parents refusing to vaccinate their children. But what cultural phenomena led to this?  

As a measles outbreak continues to rage across the US, at least 4 California physicians are being investigated for giving “questionable” vaccine exemptions.   The CDC says medical vaccine exemptions should be rare and reserved for severe conditions. The complainant—chief of…

The human papillomavirus vaccine may be worth getting through age 45, according to the findings of a CDC advisory panel revealed yesterday, The Washington Post reports. Every year in the US, HPV-related cancers afflict some 17,500 women and 9,300 men, many of them…

The brewing crisis in vaccine confidence is more severe in Europe compared to the rest of the world, according to the first Wellcome Global Monitor survey tracking attitudes toward science.  

The US reached a grim milestone yesterday: 1,001 measles cases this year in the country’s worst outbreak since 1992, the CDC announced. It renewed calls for parents to stop shunning vaccines, Reuters reports.

Each May, the World Health Assembly brings a whirlwind of global health debate and discussion to the UN’s Palais des Nations in Geneva. Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council, was there again this year to advocate the organization’s…

Dozens of member states pledged continued support for the global effort to eradicate polio during a #WHA72 committee meeting on Thursday morning.  But one mattered more than most: Pakistan.