By: Darian Peters
Vaccines are considered by many people to be a mixed blessing. On the one hand, they are intended to help people to fight a particular microorganism. They can provide the person with a form of immunity to the bad effects of something in their...
By: Darian Peters
The purpose of a vaccine is to provide the person receiving it with immunity to a particular microorganism. These vaccines are injected into the bloodstream of the person, sometimes at an early age. In some cases, they give lifelong immunity, but in other cases, the...
The potential of stem cells
By: Marcus Skiles
Since its beginning in the mid-1800's, the science of stem cell research has been debated over. Some say that stem cell research goes against human morals - that scientists are attempting to "play God". Others see this research as the future of the human race...
Diseases that are vaccine preventable
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Diseases prevented by vaccines number quite a few now then they did years ago. My article here, will give you a listing of which diseases are preventable through getting a vaccine.There is now a chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox has been a very common contagious childhood...
Concerns about the safety of vaccines
By: Kris Kennedy
Vaccine Safety Disease eradication comes from prevention, but on the individual level, it becomes a risk. For the future benefit of humankind we vaccine. Diseases that plagued our grandparents are known existent and illness we suffered as children have become deadly. Past History The Rotary...
How vaccines prevent disease
By: Alfred F Waltheson DVM
Many of us at some point during our lives have had an infectious disease such as influenza. Knowingly or unknowingly you are exposed to someone that is infected. You feel fine for a few days and then you begin to feel a little off. You...
Vaccine risk factors
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
All medical interventions have the potential for side effects. Whether one pursues an intervention should be determined by the benefits of the intervention weighed against the risks of not performing the intervention. This is also true for vaccines. The benefits and risks will vary depending...
How the immune system works
By: Arlene Miles
Maintaining a healthy body is a complicated process. Over millions of years, humans have developed a sophisticated system to guard against harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and pathogens. This bodily defense is called the immune system. Before a microorganism can enter the...
Virology: What is genetic drift?
By: Janet Grischy
Viruses change rapidly. They evolve so quickly that some vaccines must be reformulated every year to remain effective. Two main factors, combined with fast growth in successful viral populations, cause viral change to be rapid. One factor is antigenic drift and one is antigenic shift...
Possible health concerns with public restrooms
By: Loralie Lynn
If you're anything like me, public toilet seats gross you out. The mere thought of sitting on a public toilet seat makes me want to hold my full bladder until I get home. This isn't always a healthy idea when traveling away from home. So...

 

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