Credible and accurate information needed to fight vaccine confusion

Graham Dixon, communication Ph.D. student at Cornell University who studies science communication – specifically how news reporting of controversial science and health issues influence people’s beliefs and behavior – says the new University of Chicago study showing nearly half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories is alarming and suggests for developing tools to help […]

Cost may inject “reality check” into celebration over new malaria vaccine

Laura Harrington, professor of entomology at Cornell University and an expert in global health and epidemiology, says a promising new malaria vaccine being tested by GlaxoSmithKline is a step in the right direction, but more economical methods are needed. Harrington says: “Despite a resurgence in the global effort to fight malaria, the war on this […]