A bill signed into law earlier this week by Gov. Mark Dayton allows the health department to collect and store blood samples taken from newborn babies for an indefinite period of time, unless parents opt-out of the program.And that's the problem, ACLU-MN Executive Director Chuck Samuelson argues. Pe ... More >>
The Vaccines with San Cisco and France Camp Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Saturday, February 9, 2013 Let's get something straight: the Vaccines will most likely never win a Grammy award. That said, it will hardly ever matter. The Vaccines will forever be able to say they picked up some inst ... More >>
In a Minnesota Department of Public Health statement regarding what's shaping up to be the state's most severe flu season in years, Health Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger said yesterday that "We are clearly at a high level of influenza activity in the state."SEE ALSO: Carly Christenson, 14, died of ... More >>
Getting a flu shot is no guarantee you won't get sick, perhaps even deathly so, from influenza.SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controversy: Do they shame fat people? [VIDEO] -- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at State Fair Just consider th ... More >>
You just can't make this up, folks.SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann says Romney is best presidential candidate because Obama is too wealthy [VIDEO]-- Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising e-mail-- Michele Bachmann admits she has "no idea" if HPV vaccine causes retardationMichele B ... More >>
From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel
If you were standing right in front of this man, you'd get sick -- probably to your stomach, at least.If the dip in temperature wasn't enough to convince you that fall is upon us, prepare yourself for a week of feverish, achy, weak-kneed biological torture. Yes, that's right. The flu is back. The ... More >>
The GOP presidential candidate's claims don't hold up
Michele Bachmann has a new word on her mind, and a fake plant over her shoulder.Michele Bachmann finally figured out the public's problem with her opposition to the HPV vaccine: Not enough branding!So, in the tradition of "Obamacare," her favorite word for Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Mic ... More >>
Steven Miles, Art Caplan: Skeptical experts.Michele Bachmann made famous the story of an unknown woman who approached Bachmann after the Tea Party debate and said her daughter was made mentally retarded by the HPV vaccine. Now, that same story might make someone rich. Two University of Minnesota ... More >>
Michele Bachmann admits that she is not a doctor or scientist.Michele Bachmann has come full circle on the HPV vaccine, and for the first time since... well, ever, she's admitted total ignorance.Let's track the arc of Bachmann's wild statements about this vaccine, which "medical doctors" say prev ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is running on the "pro-cancer" ticket.Michele Bachmann has made her first last stand in the race for the Republican nomination for president, and it is this: Getting cervical cancer is your constitutional right.Ever since the Texas Texan, Rick Perry, of Texas, joined the race, he ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, retardation expert.Michele Bachmann has given America one more reason why she opposes the HPV vaccine. According to Bachmann, the HPV vaccine causes mental retardation.Bachmann made the bizarre assertion on the "Today Show" this morning, after Matt Lauer asked her about her poin ... More >>
Andrew Wakefield brought his discredited autism theory to Minneapolis.The British Medical Journal has denounced Andrew Wakefield's discredited theory linking MMR vaccinations with autism as nothing less than an "elaborate fraud." When we reminded readers of that fact while mentioning his re ... More >>
Plus: Minneapolis mayor wins election, immediately pursues higher office
We're still trying to figure out what this man thought he was going to do with 900 doses of swine flu vaccine.
Is the anti-vaccine movement to blame?
State health officials announced that polio may have played a role in the death of a Minnesotan last month. They are urging all parents to make sure that their children have up-to-date vaccinations.
Scientists were able to prevent infection in female monkeys when they were treated with a gel containing glycerol monolaurate (GML) before they were exposed to the primate version of HIV.
The community is calling autism the "Minnesota Disease" and it's gaining national attention as a potential example of gene ... More >>
Scared that the flu has killed so many otherwise healthy children this year? Maybe you should actually be more afraid.
A newly approved vaccine could prevent a widespread precancerous STD. But will anyone use it?
The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees
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CDC Buries Evidence Vaccine Preservative Has Autism Link Salon has a long, thorough, and seemingly very credible piece detailing efforts by federal officials to hide evidence that Thimerosol, a mercury-derived preservative used in vaccines, is behind the autism epidemic. The article, by Robert F. Ke ... More >>
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