Subject:

Vaccines

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Bad Blood: Chikungunya Kills and it's Coming to a Mosquito Near You

    It started in mid-April with a fever, as if her body were trying to burn itself up. Then 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez developed a pounding headache and pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles ballooned, and even taking a step became difficult. Jimenez had dealt with hypertension for years, ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 24, 2014
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    August 16, 2012
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    August 7, 2012

    Lone Star College Doesn't Want State-Mandated Vaccines to Stand Between It and "Thousands of Dollars" in Student Tuition

    An administrator at Lone Star College, apparently spooked by the number of perspective incoming students who hadn't yet provided proof they received their state-mandated meningococcal vaccine that protects against meningitis, has told employees at her North Harris County campus to hand students an e ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    Miracle Faker

    Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Rick Perry Says He's A Prophet And That's Why Texans Don't Like Him Much

    Governor Rick Perry appeared on the Fox News network for an interview with Neil Cavuto. Cavuto made the somewhat dubious statement that Perry is "very popular outside your state, still popular but not nearly as popular within your state." (Although "outside your state" could, we guess, refer specif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Five Texas Sluts Worth Admiring

    SlutWalk Houston is right around the corner, and we've decided to celebrate, (Hair) Balls out. In case you're not familiar with the march, SlutWalk was born of a Toronto police officer's comment that women should avoid "dressing like sluts" in order not to be raped. It's a chance to stop the cycle o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    A Possible Houston Cure For Crack Addiction Runs Into Red-Tape Problems

    Thomas R. Karsten believes he has a vaccine for coke​While a Houston doctor thinks he has found the cure for cocaine addiction, bureaucratic red tape is hindering the vaccine's approval and building doubts for its future success. "My hopes are pretty simple: number one, find some company in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Obama's Screwing Texas Out Of Swine Flu Vaccine!!!! Or Maybe Not

    ‚ÄčIs Obama trying to kill Texans as revenge for not voting for him?Quite possibly, if you believe a list of swine-flu vaccine information getting e-mailed around. (And yeah, we're calling it swine flu, you H1N1 snobs.)What's being e-mailed is a list of vaccine doses shipped, broken down by state. C ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2009
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    June 25, 2009

    The Chronicle's Columnist, Buying BARC's Spin

    Photo by elvissaToday's Chron column by Lisa Falkenberg, headlined "Finally, a bit of good news out of BARC," might have been more accurately titled "When Public Relations Attacks!" What the column lacks in actual news value and insight, it makes up for by highlighting what might be one of BARC's th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    BARC Wants More City Money Now, Or Dogs And Staffers Will Die

    The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control vaccinated only eight percent of animals on entry between July 2008 and January 2009, according to a BARC supplement asking for additional funding from the city. "Best industry standard is to vaccinate all animals entering a shelter, to minimize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Uninsured 20somethings Prefer The DIY Method

    Linda, a 28-year-old blonde, walked into the tiny restroom of the tony Italian restaurant with a friend. Linda locked the door, and carefully filled a syringe with clear fluid from a vial and tied off her arm to find a vein. Her friend eased the needle under Linda's arm and pushed the syringe's cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008
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    October 3, 2008
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    February 5, 2007

    No, Thanks. We'll Take Cancer.

    Buried at the end of last week was the news that Rick Perry signed an order to require all schoolgirls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, aka HPV, aka the cause of genital warts, aka a leading cause of cervical cancer in women. We would make fun of Perry, an avowed conservative Chri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    Bad Medicine for Bill White

    Conservatives won't let Mayor White "inject" this election with his voting drive "bug." (See, what we're doing here is playing off the immunization theme...) Score one for local Republicans... Today, GOP/conservative patriots helped put a stop to what's clearly a liberal plot to woo senior citiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    Re: Behind the Scenes of a Conference Call

    Bell may have a point about morality and science, but he's clearly missing the boat when it comes to the Rangers and border security... Not a whole lot to report from the Bell conference call, other than — as we mentioned earlier — he thinks Guvnah Rick Perry is playing politics with ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Catfight

    The fur flies with the fuzz when feral felines keep getting fed

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Warning:

    A year of Super Bowl media hype has begun

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Hot Shots

    There's a bull market on the meningitis vaccine. Are some doctors cashing in?

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    The Man Who Knew Too Soon?

    Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.

  • News

    June 24, 1999
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    June 17, 1999
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    June 3, 1999
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    June 3, 1999

    Immune to Reason

    Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Crushing the Opposition

    Baylor and Fulbright & Jaworski -- with the help of a lame duck judge -- see to it that Bonnie Dunbar won't get a chance to tell all in court

  • News

    August 20, 1998

    Biological Disaster

    Zonagen Inc. took its name from Bonnie Dunbar's groundbreaking research into contraceptive vaccines. Then, when she wasn't looking, the company took her research.

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