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Marco Cáceres on How Educated, Intelligent People Can Question Vaccines

excerpts from research on vaccines and vaccination policy

The fact that people, who are educated, trained in critical thinking, and financially solvent, are choosing to do their own research and make independent decisions about vaccination is commonly recognized in the evolving debate on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines and the ethics of mandatory vaccination policies.

Have Sperm Counts Declined?

Have Sperm Counts Declined?

Our international team of researchers screened 7,500 studies for the first ever meta-analysis on trends in sperm counts. From 1973 to 2011, we found an alarming decline of over 50 percent in both sperm concentration and total sperm count among men from Western countries, unselected by their fertility. When we restricted the analysis to studies […]

Tobacco Tactics Used to Market Vaccines

Lucky Strikes are good for you

From the 1930s to 1950s, smoking cigarettes was the norm and the epitome of “cool,” and the habit was fashionable for both men and women. Hollywood movies depicted smoking as intelligent, sophisticated and healthy. The medical community was not immune from the trend: in the…

Immune Response May Highlight Gender Differences

woman and man laying down

The designation “man flu” began as a joke to acknowledge the eye-rolling observation among women that the men in their lives consistently complain more and feel and act sicker than they do, given the same diagnosis. New research, however, may vindicate males: gender differences in immune system responses may actually provide…

Mystery of the Diminishing Sperm Counts

low sperm count

There appears to be a male fertility crisis in the making, notably within the developed world. The problem has been highlighted in numerous articles in the Western media this year—largely in response to the publication of a major study conducted by a team of researchers led by Hagai Levine, MD, MPH of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The study, a meta-analysis of 185 studies…

Mississippi: Most Vaccinated and Most Unhealthy

Mississippi flag and doctor holding syringe

I came across a very odd opinion piece last week in the Daily Beast by pediatrician Paul Offit, MD of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. The article is titled “The Unhealthiest State in America Has the Best Vaccination Rate,” and it opened by referencing a recent report by…

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