We get a Fall Arts Preview, courtesy of the hosts of the WBEZ podcast General Admission. We also hear about efforts to get more young African Americans interested in playing tennis. Also, 60 years ago today, the small town of Whiting, Ind. was shaken by a huge blast at the Standard Oil Facility. And WBEZ reporter Monica Eng gives us the lowdown on new rules for school vaccinations and what it means for your child.
We discuss how the Taliban and mistrust of the West have contributed to an increase of treatable diseases like polio in Pakistan. And, we check in with a group that helps support child headed households in Zimbabwe through social enterprise projects.
Researchers say they’ve taken a major step toward developing a flu vaccine that works for multiple strains of the virus, thanks to a quirk of last year’s pandemic swine flu.Most years, the seasonal flu virus morphs just a little, so vaccine makers have to guess what the strain will
The official count of cholera deaths in Haiti has surpassed 1,000 and authorities predict the disease will spread to other Caribbean countries.There are two effective oral cholera vaccines that cost as little as $1 a dose.
The race to develop a vaccine against dengue fever may be getting a little closer to the finish line.The dengue virus, little known in the United States, is endemic to most countries in the tropics thanks to the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which thrives in pools of standing water.But if you've