TIP Talk

Tuesday August 1, 2017

A Healthy School Year Starts with Vaccines

The academic year hasn’t even started and already several students at the University of Texas at Austin have been stricken with the mumps. Those are just the most recent cases; this year, there have been outbreaks at various public schools throughout the state.

Thursday July 27, 2017

When a Vaccine for One Disease Fights Others, Too

Scientists already know a great deal about the remarkable ways in which vaccines save lives and prevent suffering. But even they can sometimes be surprised by the benefits of immunization. Take the measles vaccine, for example. (We wish more people would, to prevent the kinds of outbreaks that sent dozens of children in Minneapolis to the hospital recently.) According to a 2013 article in New Scientist, the added benefits of the vaccine can be mighty.

Thursday July 13, 2017

A Great Start for College

Congratulations on the new high school graduate! Now that you’ve gotten through the tizzy of proms and robes and ceremonies, your summer will probably be full of shopping errands to get your graduate ready to head to college. Extra-long bed sheets, laundry supplies that you hope your teen will use regularly, a few decorative items to brighten up that sterile-looking dorm room.

Thursday July 6, 2017

A Statue for the Hero Who Saved 500 Million Lives

Here at TIP, we were thinking about honor and statues recently because a friend traveling in Switzerland posted a wonderful photo of a statue honoring a different kind of hero: Edward Jenner, who developed the smallpox vaccine. It stands in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.

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