If a Canadian health-care professional believes that an adolescent is a mature minor and has not been vaccinated, they are legally and ethically obliged to provide them with information about vaccination.
In Canada, the age of consent for health-care decisions is assessed on a case-by-case basis. It can be age 14, or sometimes even younger.
Thanks to nonmedical exemptions, vaccination rates are falling in some states.
In 18 states, parents can choose to exempt their children from vaccines for nonmedical 'philosophical' or 'personal belief' reasons.
The scientific process and the generation of doubt : controversy versus polemic.
It’s time to stop confusing sterile debates and pseudoscience with the healthy controversies that nourish scientific progress.
There are better ways to boost vaccination rates than excluding kids from child care.
A push for all unvaccinated kids to be excluded from day care is coercive, punishes families and has no evidence to back it. Here's what we can do instead to boost vaccination rates.
One Nation senator Pauline Hanson told Insiders: ‘You can have a test on your child first’ before vaccinating.
Speaking on the ABC program Insiders, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson suggested there are tests available to see if children will have an adverse reaction to vaccinations. We asked three experts.
Jim Carrey might mean well, but his Twitter rants against vaccines only make him look dumb.
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Jim Carrey's anti-vaccination tweets employ a number of techniques used by anti-science cranks. By understanding them, we can shield ourselves from well-intentioned but ill-informed voices.
There is a vaccine.
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Spain's fascist past has complicated the state's relationship with anti-vaccination groups, now a rare disease has appeared again after 28 years.
Exposing people to weak forms of anti-science arguments can help them respond when they are hit by the real thing.
A small dose of a weak form of anti-science can inoculate people against the real thing, just like a vaccine.
From January, conscientious objectors to vaccine will lose up to $15,000 of childcare and family tax rebates.
Australia is unique in using parental financial incentives for immunisation.
The Church of Conscious Living, which offers ‘believers’ with a religious exemption from vaccination is engaging in astroturfing.
The akedah narrative – the story of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac at God’s command – is one that has long inspired and haunted Jews, Christians and Muslims. In being prepared to kill…