TIP Talk

Monday October 31, 2016

What's More Tightly Tested for Safety, Vaccines or Supplements?

At a time when many people are expressing concerns about vaccines, and embracing alternative medicine as a way of staving off illness, it’s worth looking at the differences between how the two make the journey to market, and how their safety and effectiveness are judged.

Thursday October 27, 2016

Vaccines take a long, research-intensive road to licensing

New vaccines are hardly new by the time they’re first offered to the public. Ten to 15 years of testing on their safety and effectiveness has usually taken place first. And they will continue to be examined by a panel of government experts for as long as they’re around.

Thursday October 6, 2016

How to Make Flu Vaccines More Comfortable for Kids (and Parents!)

This flu season, the CDC is recommending individuals receive the injected flu vaccine rather than the nasal spray version. That’s painful news for children, who often prefer the spray over the needle. How can families make the experience a little more comfortable for kids? Here are five worthwhile (and science-based!) tips.

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