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The Run Away from Things That Smoke Show

Nov 8, 2017

This show, patterned after some advice Shelley’s young son received, talks about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, self-driving cars, regular walking, and a new shingles vaccine. We also discuss the problem of interpreting research on controversial issues such as e-cigarettes and the health effects of guns.

Tip: The new Shingrix vaccine is more effective against shingles pain and last longer. This is accomplished by adding an adjuvant, which boosts the immune system to get a better response to the vaccine, but causes more vaccine side effects.

Links:

Statement by the director of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

World Health Organization rebuttal

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends Shingrix over Zostavax, but barely