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There’s hope for the Vaccines

Every few years, a guitar band forms and swaggers up the charts on the strength of music that captures the UK's youthful zeitgeist.

By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  January 25, 2013

The Anti-Vax Vaccine

Most effective before becoming politically active.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  September 23, 2011
Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza 2011

Traditionally, china is the gift of choice for a 20th anniversary. But considering that Lollapalooza debuted in 1991 with a lineup that featured Jane's Addiction,...
By Jared Dionne  |  August 14, 2011

Photos: Foo Fighters + Foster the People + Muse + more at Lollapalooza 2011

Surveillance footage from three days packed with solid sets -- and even a few mind-blowing ones.
Scenes from the 20th annual Lollapalooza festival | August 5-7, 2011
By JARED DIONNE  |  August 12, 2011
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Arctic Monkeys escape the pitfalls of buzz

Three for three with critically acclaimed #1 albums in their native UK. Top spots in countries around the world with each release. Early hype for their forthcoming Suck It and See (Domino). That's a pretty good track record.
Post-hype sleeper
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  May 13, 2011
Podcast: Interpol vs. Vaccines: Henry's News 4-27-11

Podcast: Interpol vs. Vaccines: Henry's News 4-27-11

 The FNX Breakfast Show brings the news and the sillies!DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Interpol vs. Vaccines: Henry's News 4-27-11To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."   ...
By MorningIntern  |  April 27, 2011

CDC changes its mind: Immigrants don't need HPV vaccine to enter US

CDC changes its mind: Immigrants don't need HPV vaccine to enter US

  Immigrant girls and women will no longer be required to get the HPV vaccine before filing for their green cards, read an article from the...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  November 16, 2009

HPV shot NOT being pushed for boys

Back in 2006, the The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices -- who advises the federal government on immunization policies, advised that the HPV vaccine Gardasil...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  October 27, 2009

Art dodgers

David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s
Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009

Living with HPV

The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and
Getting the news that one has human papilloma virus can seem like a cancer-causing death sentence. Our reporter disregards the stigma and shares her most intimate experiences.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009
Swine Flu parties/updates

Swine Flu parties/updates

Just when you thought people couldn't get any crazier, now they're trying to infect their kids (and ...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  May 07, 2009

Putting the Swine Flu in perspective

You may have heard of news reports circulating on people contracting the Swine Flu. People are naturally freaking out about the virus because not only has it already reached our borders, but it's a disease that could spread like wildfire if we're not careful -- and with little remedy.

But how worried should you be? Decide for yourself with some basic facts here.

By Lisa Spinelli  |  April 27, 2009

Losing common ground

Among the chaos of fractious voices at the 17th International AIDS Conference, it’s hard to discern a clear message, and even harder to know who might be receiving it.  
A new rift between science and activism undermines progress in the fight against AIDS
By DAVID KISH  |  October 02, 2008

Back from the dead?

First, a note to the fanboys: relax.
X-Men isn’t finished
By GARY SUSMAN  |  May 25, 2006

Flashbacks, January 27, 2006

The Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
This week in history, from the pages of the Phoenix
By THE PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  January 31, 2006

US airlines could be on front lines for bird flu

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. airlines could be on the front lines in a bird flu outbreak and federal health officials are streamlining procedures for the possible quarantine of sick passengers.
By  |  November 11, 2005

Yes, you should be afraid in ( Matakot ka :P )

As avian flu threatens to kill millions, Bush bets our lives on the free market
By  |  November 10, 2005