Could Vaccines Be Responsible for a New Epidemic?

About a month ago, a team of Australian scientists released a study of Australia’s recent whooping cough epidemic. Their results were disturbing, revealing the existence of a strain or genotype of the disease that can evade the vaccine. The scientists believe this strain may be responsible for the sharp increase in the number of whooping … Continue reading

What is Behind the Jump in Life-Threatening Allergies?

An article in the Wall Street Journal last week focused attention on the rising numbers of children with life-threatening allergies. The article cites alarming statistics: according to research published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, one in every 13 children in America has serious food allergies, with the number of children with … Continue reading

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Controversy

Last week’s news about the harassment of FDA scientists and doctors who informed Congress that the FDA was approving risky medical devices showed the lengths to which pharmaceutical industries are willing to go to protect their interests. Even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – an organization tasked with the protection of American consumers – … Continue reading

Is Your Anti-Perspirant As Safe As You Think It Is?

The use of aluminum salts as antiperspirants has been linked to breast cancer for some time. This is hardly surprising, given that aluminum is a known toxic substance, and has been linked to adverse effects in vaccines. Now, a new study upholds the idea that your deodorant may not be as harmless as you think … Continue reading

Scientists Under Attack

Scientists Under Attack is a documentary thriller about how corporations stop scientists across the world from preventing their real, scary findings. From the website: Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists and their careers are in ruins. Both scientists choose to look at the phenomenon of genetic engineering. … Continue reading

Does the HPV Vaccine Really Fight Cancer?

A new paper published in the Annals of Medicine argues that, as we have said for some time now, the HPV vaccine may not be as effective as health authorities claim. The paper begins by summarizing one of the key points in the vaccine safety debate: since vaccines are given to healthy people to guard … Continue reading

New Clinical Trial Tests Unsafe Anthrax Vaccine For Post-Exposure Use

We have been writing about the anthrax vaccine here at Vaccine Xchange for some time. It seems clear that Emergent BioSolutions, the maker of the only human anthrax vaccine (BioThrax) currently available in the US, is working to aggressively market the vaccine, including ensuring that its vaccine is authorized for use for use after inhaling … Continue reading

Vaccination Spurs Virus Evolution

A report published online in Vaccine suggests that the bird-flu virus is mutating faster in countries that have implemented large-scale but incomplete vaccination of poultry. This supports a theory that has been floating in scientific circles for some time: where 100% of the population is not vaccinated, there is a higher likelihood that the virus … Continue reading