You are here

BOUGHT

Yekra Player

Yekra is a revolutionary new distribution network for feature films.

Bought

 

The hidden story about vaccines, autism, drugs and food… Americas health has been BOUGHT. Your health, your family’s health. Now brought to you by Wall Street… “If you thought they hurt us with the banks, wait till you see what they’re doing to health care.” Vaccines. GMOs. Big Pharma. Three big, BIG, okay… HUGE topics in one film. Why? Why not 3 films, why put all this in one movie? Great question, 2 answers. 1st and most importantly: We need to band together. We need a mainstream film, not another radical movie that only interests the “already converted”. Over 5 million people supported Prop 37 in CA. Reportedly, over 2 million worldwide marched against Monsanto in a global protest. There...ane vaccine expansion, and our love affair with pharmaceuticals- it’s the same villain. It’s a risky story to tell, but would be a tragedy to passively consent to with silence. There is something horribly wrong with health care today. Huge money, billions and billions of dollars flowing into the same pockets. Meanwhile, MD’s aren’t being allowed to actually practice the art of medicine and anyone who questions vaccination safety, pharmaceuticals, factory farms, etc. is ridiculed and belittled. Meanwhile, the billions keep flowing, carried on a river of pain and anguish. Huge corporations funded by individual misery, one broken life at a time. Three huge stories, each worthy of multiple films, but each brought together by one staggering fact: it’s the same villain. These three story lines converge on Wall Street, in a tale of corruption, greed and shocking lack of conscience.

 

Daily News 2012-04-25


Sandy's website vaccinationnews.com.htmlNearly 300 Vaccines in Development for Prevention and Treatment of Disease – PhRMA by The Refusers

Treating sinusitis: Politically incorrect drug resistance due to Pneumococcal vaccine by Meryl Nass, M.D.

From John Stone: Our Crucible by John Stone - Age of Autism

CDC "Have You Heard?" Malaria threatens security of millions

Nurses Refuse Immunization Despite Pertussis Outbreak   

UN misses measles target with India the big laggard: Study

Half of FY11 FDA GMP warning letters tied to batch failures - Half the pharma firms sent FDA GMP warning letters sent fiscal 2011 were criticised for failing to thoroughly investigate the failure of a batch.

HB 4497 is moving through the SC Legislature. H 4497, if passed, would enact “The Cervical Cancer Prevention Act”.

Novel Prion Protein in BSE-affected Cattle, Switzerland

Doctors Change Names of Diseases When Vaccines Do Not Work by Christina England - Vactruth

Dying baby sent home three times

Say it isn't so as Duke's Dr. Allen Frances fiddles with the autism label

HPV vaccine rates lagging behind other teen vaccines

NIH statement on World Malaria Day – April 25, 2012

Prospect of 'autism drug' raised after early tests - The prospect of a drug to treat autism has been raised after symptoms of the condition were reduced in experiments on mice that were performed by the US National Institutes of Health.

Financing Graduate Medical Education — Mounting Pressure for Reform - journal article (NEJM)

Why Is Autism So Drastically on the Rise? An Environmental Horror Story - An investigation into the relationship between environmental poisons and human health is riveting -- and terrifying.

Sexual Taboos, Racial Disparities and the HPV Vaccine « Science ...

In 2008, two years after the FDA approved the HPV vaccine, she and her colleagues took the opportunity to survey this group about initiation of the HPV vaccine.
sciencelife.uchospitals.edu/.../sexual-taboos-racial-disparities-a...

World Immunization Week: The vaccine debate looks different abroad

The campaign's intent is to help trigger advocacy and raise funds that would go toward providing greater access to vaccines against polio, measles, diarrhea and pneumonia in developing countries. One of the pillars of the campaign is to sidestep the ...
See all stories on this topic »

US measles cases reach highest number in 15 years

The number of measles cases and outbreaks spiked last year, with unvaccinated people making up the majority of those affected, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2011, there were 222 cases of measles in ...
See all stories on this topic »

Scientists find members of measles virus family in bats

By Agence France-PresseTue, Apr 24 2012 at 11:26 AM EST VIRUSES: Sixty-six new species of paramyxoviruses, the viral group that causes measles and mumps and is behind three cattle diseases, have a natural host in bats. (Photo: John Wilson/AFP) ...
See all stories on this topic »
Mother Nature Network

Changes Require More Vaccinations

The changes were adopted from recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last year health departments across the state piloted a vaccination program targeting students in the seventh grade. In terms of vaccination rates and ...
See all stories on this topic »

Conn. flu rates decline after new vaccine requirement

Vaccination rates rose significantly and influenza rates dropped notably in children between the ages of six months and four years old in Connecticut after a day care vaccination requirement was instituted in 2011. On January 1, 2011, all children ...
See all stories on this topic »
Vaccine News Daily (blog)

Dr. Fenton Ferguson says that Jamaica has made significant strides towards ...

Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says that Jamaica has made significant strides towards attaining universal immunisation coverage for all children, with 100 per cent coverage of tuberculosis (BCG) last year. Also in 2011, the country achieved 92 per cent coverage ...
See all stories on this topic »

Five New Cases Of Pertussis Confirmed In Ravalli County

An official at the Ravalli County Public Health Department tells NBC Montana five new cases of Pertussis were confirmed late yesterday, bringing the total to 27. Three of those five new cases are reportedly kids who attend a Ravalli County Head Start ...
See all stories on this topic »

Over 9 lakh kids covered under polio drive

ALLAHABAD: The district health claims to have administered polio drops to more than nine lakh children during the latest round of pulse polio drive. The drive was jointly carried out by the health department, Social Mobilizing Network (SMN) of UNICEF ...
See all stories on this topic »

STC Proud to Announce the Arizona Immunization Information System Reaches ...

Mike Popovich, CEO of STC, said, “Today, if you were to calculate the value of 50 million on-line immunization records, you would be assured that the use of this information by the Arizona clinical and public health community is in fact reducing the ...
See all stories on this topic »

Vermont Debates Vaccines: Should Parents Be Able to Opt Out?

"She was perfectly healthy," Matten told a crowd outside Vermont's Department of Public Health in March. Kaylynne, she said, was healthy, until she was given a routine flu shot at her pediatrician's office last December. She fell ill almost instantly, ...
See all stories on this topic »
ABC News

Local Physician Discusses Importance of Infant Immunizations

In the same respect, vaccines work to safeguard children from illnesses and death caused by infectious diseases. Vaccines protect children by helping prepare their bodies to fight often serious, and potentially, deadly diseases. Disease prevention is ...
See all stories on this topic »

Measles deaths falling worldwide

Nearly all stemmed from foreign travel, and a majority of those who developed the disease had not been vaccinated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week. Vaccination is the only way to prevent measles, experts say.
See all stories on this topic »

Fifteen villages boycott polio vaccination in Bihar

PTI | Updated: April 25, 2012 19:38 IST Munger: The residents of 15 villages have boycotted the polio vaccination to protest alleged lack of proper nutrition and other facilities to the children by the state-run Anganwadi Centres in Munger district, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Niger Records First Polio Case in Three Years

By Aliyu M. Hamagam, 25 April 2012 Minna — Niger State has recorded a setback in its fight against the spread of polio virus following resurgence of the disease in Unguwan Biri of Bangi ward in Mariga Local Government Area of the state.
See all stories on this topic »
AllAfrica.com

Parents Wary of Childhood Vaccines? Here's How to Persuade Them

In Poland's view, the only informed decision is one that adheres to the standard vaccination schedule endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

New Jersey Marks National Infant Immunization Week

These vaccines provide protection against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), hepatitis B and chickenpox. Due to the success of vaccines in preventing disease, parents often are ...
See all stories on this topic »

Jamaica Continues to Make Strides in Improving Vaccine Coverage

Also in 2011, the country achieved 92 per cent coverage for polio, diphtheria, pertussis or whooping cough and tetanus (DPT), hepatitis B and haemophilus influenza type B (HIB), and 88 per cent coverage for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
See all stories on this topic »
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

'Global Pulse' Summarizes Event Launching USAID Child Survival Social Media ...

... in a backpack he carried onto stage, including zinc to prevent diarrhea and vaccines to prevent pneumococcal diseases, "can lead to a massive reduction in preventable child death in the developing world," GlobalPost's "Global Pulse" blog reports.
See all stories on this topic »

Regulations will require students to receive shots

For years, West Virginia has required children entering grades K-12 for the first time to show proof they have been vaccinated against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B. However, a new amendment ...
See all stories on this topic »

Pharma's Efforts in Developing Countries

Today, the WHO launched a new plan that aims to completely eliminate measles and rubella. Key to the success of the plan will be vaccination. According to the WHO, measles deaths have reduced by 74% between 2000 and 2010 thanks to vaccines.
See all stories on this topic »

Dr. Phyllis Ritchie: Family should get measles shots for travel to Europe

My sister told me I need to get a measles vaccination. Is this true, even though I had a measles vaccination as a child? Your sister is correct. If you and your husband have not received the adult booster of the measles vaccine it is important you do ...
See all stories on this topic »

WHO: Measles deaths have plummeted over a decade

By Maria Cheng AP I boy gets a measles vaccination from a UNICEF volunteer at a relief center in Port Blair, in India's southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands. LONDON — The number of measles deaths worldwide has apparently dropped by about ...
See all stories on this topic »

Pediatricians in Canada discharging unvaccinated children

Yamashiro said parental fears over immunization have increased since 1998 when The Lancet, a prestigious UK-based medical journal, published a study linking autism with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. In 2010, the journal retracted the study, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Toronto Star

Family of Carlisle meningitis victim boost memorials fund

By Pamela McGowan A family who lost a loved one to meningitis have donated £2000 to help fund memorials to those who donated organs. Carlisle teenager Sally Glendinning was just 17 when she lost her fight with meningitis in January 2011.
See all stories on this topic »
News & Star

Whitehall High School encouraging students to be vaccinated for whooping cough

Whitehall High School is encouraging parents to have their students vaccinated for pertussis, or whooping cough. The district sent out a letter notifying parents that their child had been in close contact with someone at the school who had pertussis.
See all stories on this topic »

Breaking new ground: World's First Global Autism Center

Dr. Joshua Weinstein, CEO & Founder of ICare4Autism explains, "We have entered a new age of autism, characterized on the one hand by unprecedented ...
www.autismbrainstorm.org/2012-02.../31-kim-robinson

AnneDachel.com » Blog Archive » NY DAILY NEWS: SMILING DOC ...

Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism. Are we just to accept that fact that children who were born healthy and were developing normally can suddenly and ...
annedachel.com/.../ny-daily-news-smiling-doc-blames-old-dad...

Advaxis to Speak at 2012 World Immunotherapy Online Symposium

In April 2012, Advaxis' lead construct, ADXS-HPV, was selected as the Best Therapeutic Vaccine (approved or in development) at the 5th Annual Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards. The ViE awards, sponsored by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, ...
See all stories on this topic »

TEXT MESSAGING FLU VACCINE ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED FLU VACCINATIONS IN LOW ...

Influenza infection is a common reason children and teens are hospitalized in the United States each year. While the flu vaccine is safe and effective just over half of children, age six months to 17 years, were vaccinated during last year's flu season ...
See all stories on this topic »

Ill. children can get free vaccines

Immunizations help protect children from 14 potentially deadly diseases like polio, measles, mumps and chickenpox. Children whose parents cannot afford vaccines can get them free through a federally funded program. National Immunization Survey Data ...
See all stories on this topic »

Bexar Co. inmate comes down with Chicken Pox; quarantined to prevent outbreak

by Kens5.com Staff SAN ANTONIO -- Officials at the Bexar County Jail are attempting to prevent an outbreak of chicken pox after a new inmate became infected. The new inmate is being quarantined, but officials said there are 15-30 inmates in the ...
See all stories on this topic »

WHO: Measles deaths have plummeted over a decade

By MARIA CHENG - AP Medical Writer - AP Monday, April 23, 2012 The number of measles deaths worldwide has apparently dropped by about three-quarters over a decade, according to a new study by the World Health Organization and others.
See all stories on this topic »

Pediatricians in Canada discharging unvaccinated children

In 2010, the journal retracted the study, led by Andrew Wakefield, who has since been stripped of his medical licence. But there are those who are still ...

15 villages boycott polio vaccination in Bihar

PTI | 04:04 PM,Apr 25,2012 Munger (Bihar), Apr 25 (PTI) The residents of 15 villages have boycotted the polio vaccination to protest älleged lack of proper nutrition and other facilities to the children by the state-run Anganwadi Centres in Munger ...
See all stories on this topic »

Video: Combating pneumonia, child mortality in Zambia

It's a major health concern that Episcopal Relief & Development, in partnership with the Zambian Anglican Council and other stakeholders, is determined to combat through the implementation of a pneumococcal vaccination program later this year.
See all stories on this topic »

Glaxo Quarterly Profit Misses Estimates on Europe Sales

Glaxo will seek regulatory approval this year for the Relovair respiratory medicine, Promacta for hepatitis C, trametinib and a BRAF inhibitor for melanoma. The company also expects to release late-stage results on six drugs and vaccines this year, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Bloomberg

Vaccines collaborations by Biovest and US Army and by ARTES and Crucell

The Hansenula system is the preferred technology for affordable mass vaccination and is recommended by the World Health Organization for hepatitis B vaccination campaigns. In combination, the unique yeast based VLP approach builds a new and very ...
See all stories on this topic »

Govt to Develop Aids Vaccine

By Winifred Ogbebo, 25 April 2012 More than a decade after its former plan stalled, Nigeria has again, begun new plans to develop a vaccine against HIV/AIDS. The Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof John Idoko, ...
See all stories on this topic »

STC Proud to Announce the Arizona Immunization Information System Reaches ...

STC designed and developed Arizona's statewide immunization registry which began development in 1995. If you were to calculate the value of 50 million on-line immunization records...the use of this information by the Arizona clinical and public health ...
See all stories on this topic »
PR Web (press release)

Ill. children can get free vaccines to prevent diseases

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Parents can get their children free immunizations without appointments this week for National Infant Immunization Week. The Chicago Department of Public Health is encouraging families to check their children's immunization ...
See all stories on this topic »

Illinois health technician who encourages child health honored as ...

The new annual award honors professionals in each state who contribute to public health through childhood immunizations. US Navy Dr. Jerald Cook praises DeJesus for juggling the annual surge of schoolchildren who need multiple vaccinations, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Titanic disasters, selective memories

MORTALITY RATE The mortality rate for the 1862 smallpox epidemic in BC was greater than 60 per cent. In some places, as many as 90 in 100 may have died. In the spring of 1862, BC's total population was about 50000. By the fall of 1863, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Uniform Steps needed Against Meningitis

April 24, 2012, will mark the World Meningitis Day (WMD). The experts across region will be working hard to make sure that they come up with some effective treatment that can prevent and treat meningitis. Meningitis is said to be a bacterial infection, ...
See all stories on this topic »
French Tribune

Be aware of signs, symptoms of meningitis

One area where I feel parents need more information is around immunization and meningitis in particular. This is a disease that still affects children of all ages. Cases of bacterial meningitis have recently been confirmed over the past few months in ...
See all stories on this topic »

Text messages prompting people to get their flu shot

By CNET Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Only about half of kids ages 6 months to 17 years received the flu shot in the 2010-2011 season, which may be one reason influenza remains one of the most common causes of hospitalization among kids today, according to a ...
See all stories on this topic »

More elderly getting flu vaccine

Flu vaccine uptake among those aged 65 years or older showed a marked increase during the 2010-2011 flu season compared to the previous year, according to new research from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). However, the study found that ...
See all stories on this topic »

Immunisation: a mother fights to protect her daughter from polio

But timely immunisation can prevent infection. The village of Kasambondo is in Katanga, one of the four provinces in DR Congo currently affected by the wild polio virus, along with Bas Congo, Bandundu, and Kasai Occidental. The DR Congo was polio-free ...
See all stories on this topic »
UNICEF UK (press release) (blog)

Action Private Detective Agency – Pharmacy Article Directory ...

Thimerosal (mercury) in vaccines is not linked to autism, a new search ... Prenatal exposure to thimerosal and childhood vaccines and immunoglobulins and the ...
www.actionprivatedetectives.com/thimerosal-mercury-in-vacci...

Is it safe to let kids get chicken pox from shingles?

I want our kids to get chicken pox and I can't seem to figure out if it is safe to let them get it from someone who has shingles. We have a 12 year old relative that got the CP vax and has had shingles once a year for the past 3 or 4 years.
See all stories on this topic »

Pierce County, State Continue To See Spike in Whooping Cough Cases

By Brent Champaco The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is offering a free pertussis vaccination Saturday to help slow the recent spike in reported cases of whooping cough. WHERE: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, 3629 South D. St., Tacoma.
See all stories on this topic »

Demonic NoGive Autism A Chance in Austin AGE OF AUTISM

By Dan E. Burns Facebook rumors circulated that the café was “demonic,” but that didn't stop an overflow crowd from enjoying “Give Autism A Chance” at ...
www.ageofautism.com/.../demonic-no-give-autism-a-chance-i...

Children with autism don't need to be 'fixed'

ASD is a range of conditions that includes classic or Kanner's Autism, ... used to preserve the MMR vaccine, the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as ...

Measles remains a deadly killer despite vaccine

By Holly Korschun | Woodruff Health Sciences Center | April 25, 2012 "Widespread use of measles vaccines has saved numerous lives, but too many children are still dying unnecessarily from this very preventable cause of death," says Walter A. Orenstein ...
See all stories on this topic »

Columbus Mileposts | April 25, 1955: Kids line up for new polio vaccine

By Gerald Tebben In Columbus, Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was distributed initially to first- and second-graders. Polio, a summertime scourge of childhood for generations, began to be banished from Columbus on April 25, 1955, when vaccination began ...
See all stories on this topic »

Heswall dad to swim English Channel distance for meningitis charity

by Lorna Hughes, Liverpool Echo A DAD who battled back from a killer brain bug is taking on a swimming challenge to help save future generations from meningitis. Michael Smethurst, 58, from Heswall, wants to swim the equivalent of the width of the ...
See all stories on this topic »

Legislators hammering out vaccine exemption

The Senate proposal would also direct the state commissioner of health to disallow exemptions for certain vaccines if the immunization rates fall below thresholds set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Tuesday, House members offered ...
See all stories on this topic »
vtdigger.org

Whatcom County's whooping cough rate among the highest in state epidemic

Recent studies have shown the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine series gradually wears off. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends a Tdap booster at age 11 or 12. Pertussis presents itself differently than the common cold or ...
See all stories on this topic »

WHO, partners launch new plan to eliminate measles, rubella

The Measles and Rubella Initiative, co-launched by the American Red Cross, the United Nations Foundation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the WHO, presents a five-pronged strategy to ...
See all stories on this topic »

Global partners launch new plan to control and eliminate measles and rubella

ATLANTA / GENEVA / NEW YORK / WASHINGTON, DC, 24 April 2012 ― Today, the partners leading efforts to control measles announce a new global strategy aimed at reducing measles deaths and congenital rubella syndrome to zero. The announcement comes with ...
See all stories on this topic »

VIDEO | National Infant Immunization Week -- fox59.com

VIDEO | National Infant Immunization Week. Are your kids immunized? A new law this summer will impact their vaccination records. Dr. Sarah Stelzner of the IU ...
www.fox59.com/.../wxin-video-national-infant-immuniz-2012...

Vanuatu begins HPV vaccination efforts

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, and a cause of most cases of cervical cancer. A 2008 study found six percent of Ni-Vanuatu woman may be diagnosed with cervical cancer. The Director of Vaccination at the Department of Health, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Radio New Zealand International

Anti-polio drive on

Quetta—The three-day anti-polio vaccination drive had been launched in 27 out of 30 districts of the province. According to the provincial Health department sources here, the provincial government has established provincial control room to monitor the ...
See all stories on this topic »

Jamaica Improving Vaccine Coverage

Last year, Jamaica also achieved 92 percent coverage for polio, diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus, along with hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza type B. The country also reached 88 percent vaccine coverage for measles, mumps and rubella.
See all stories on this topic »

Congressman Dan Burton: It is time to re-engage on the autism epidemic

Much of this is documented in David Kirby's 2005 book Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy.

Health ministry to initiate action against violations in HPV vaccine trial soon

... (HPV vaccines) in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat in early 2010 in which six children were allegedly died after they were administered the controversial vaccine being marketed by MSD Pharmaceuticals (Gardasil) and GSK Pharmaceuticals (Cervarix).
See all stories on this topic »

Bing Versus Google: Search Engine Showdown

One exception cropped up, however, during our "CDC flu vaccine information" search. Google's first result promptly took us to a PDF of the CDC's detailed information sheet about the flu vaccine, but Bing pointed us to a more general CDC page with ...
See all stories on this topic »

Quake Simulator Shakes Indiana Residents

While the flu vaccine is safe and effective ... just over half of children, age six months to 17 years, were vaccinated during last year's flu season. A new study looked at whether sending parents A new study looked at whether sending parents text ...
See all stories on this topic »

New Strategy To Cut Measles Death Announced

The partners leading the efforts to control measles on Tuesday announced a new global strategy aimed at reducing measles deaths and `congenital rubella syndrome' to zero. According to a joint statement made available to PANA in New York, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Leadership Newspapers

Haj pilgrims to get measles, rubella shots

By Mahmood Saberi, Senior Reporter Dubai: Saudi Arabia yesterday asked a panel of GCC disease control experts to include measles and rubella vaccinations for all pilgrims. Millions of pilgrims go to Makkah and Madina in Saudi Arabia for the annual Haj ...
See all stories on this topic »

Government approves controversial vaccine

Touted as "one-shot wonder" and soon to be introduced in the universal immunisation programme in six states, the pentavalent vaccine targets five infections - diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus hepatitis-B and HiB (haemophilius influenzae type B).
See all stories on this topic »
India Today

Governor Signs Proclamation For National Infant Immunization Week

Kansas ranked higher than the national average in five categories and was the same as the national average for Hepatitis A. Kansas NIS rankings are: “It's important for the health of all Kansans that our vaccination rates remain above average.
See all stories on this topic »

Drive to immunise all adults in Qatar

The campaign has been launched as part of the World Immunisation Day. Both the campaign and the Immunisation Day activities are being organised jointly by the Supreme Council of Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and the Primary Healthcare Department.
See all stories on this topic »

Rotavirus Vaccines, Potential to Save 2.4 Million Lives

Seattle — Rotavirus vaccines offer the best hope for preventing severe rotavirus disease and the deadly dehydrating diarrhea that it causes, particularly in low-resource settings where treatment for rotavirus infection is limited or unavailable, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Titanic disasters, selective memories

The mortality rate for the 1862 smallpox epidemic in BC was greater than 60 per cent. In some places, as many as 90 in 100 may have died. In the spring of 1862, BC's total population was about 50000. By the fall of 1863, at a conservative estimate, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Telemedicine Top Gun Warns Against Whooping Cough. MD247 Provides Potent ...

Doctors from the telemedicine provider explained whooping cough, scientifically known as “Pertussis,” is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable violent coughing which is marked by a deep “whooping” sound as the infected person ...
See all stories on this topic »

WHO: Global Measles Deaths Down 74% Over Last Decade

Today, the partners leading efforts to control measles announce a new global strategy aimed at reducing measles deaths and congenital rubella syndrome to zero. The announcement comes with the publication of new data using a state-of-the-art methodology ...
See all stories on this topic »

3-year-old shows polio symptoms

This has increased the worry of polio attack in the state. The patient, Sanjeev, is on treatment and excreta samples have been sent to PGI, Rohtak, and Central Research Institute (CRI) in Kasauli for further analysis. Sanjeev is the son of a labourer, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Anti-polio drive: commissioner for focus on high-risk areas

Commissioner Roshan Ali Shaikh on Monday appealed to public representatives, religious scholars, schoolteachers and community leaders to ensure that every one of the 2.2 million children in the city under the age five was administered the oral polio ...
See all stories on this topic »

39.1 million polio vaccine doses provided to provinces

ISLAMABAD - The federal government has provided 39.1 million doses of polio vaccine to the provinces and deputy commissioners have been directed to lead the on-going immunization campaign. According to an official of Prime Minister's Polio Monitoring ...
See all stories on this topic »
PakistanToday.com.pk

Niger records first polio virus case in 3 years

Niger State may have recorded a minor setback in its fight against wild polio virus disease in the state with the discovery of an outbreak of the deadly disease in Unguwani Biri, Bangi ward in Mariga Local Government Area of the state.
See all stories on this topic »

Texts prime parents to get kids a flu shot: study

By Andrew M. Seaman | NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Research in New York City suggests that sending parents educational text messages about the flu vaccine and where to get it could increase the number of kids and teens protected during flu season.
See all stories on this topic »

London Olympics Games pose measles risk

The Atlanta based Centers for Disease Control warns that all American citizens — particulalry international travellers — be vaccinated. Last year was the worst outbreak in the US in about 15 years with 222 confirmed cases. The vaccine works quite ...
See all stories on this topic »
Toronto Star

Govt stays alert on meningitis due to people's mobility

Despite the small number of meningitis cases in the country, the government remains vigilant due to the high mobility of Indonesians to meningitis-endemic countries, including Saudi Arabia, a health official says. The Health Ministry's director for ...
See all stories on this topic »

Immunizations Required for Mississippi 7th Graders

In fact the Mississippi State Health Department is giving free vaccines for fifteen different ailments all week-long. The shots range from the TDAP Darrion will get, to Polio, Meningitis, Hepatitis, and even HPV. Anyone 18 and under can get the free ...
See all stories on this topic »
WREG

Optional vaccines recommended for your child

However, a study by the WHO has concluded that there is no evidence linking the vaccine to these conditions. The child may have slight fever and rash seven to ten days after the injection. Hepatitis B vaccine – Added to the Universal Immunization ...
See all stories on this topic »
India.Com Health

Immunization Officials Urge Parents in Las Vegas to Get Their Children Vaccinated

“Vaccination can help prevent serious childhood diseases, including measles, Hepatitis B, and whooping cough,” CDC officials said. In recent weeks, Washington State has declared a state-wide epidemic of whooping cough. “As the current outbreaks show, ...
See all stories on this topic »

No serious reactions to shingles vaccine

This study examined adverse events after the zoster vaccine (shingles vaccine) was administered to 193083 adults age 50 and older from Jan. 1, 2007, to Dec. 31, 2008. Vaccination data were retrieved from electronic health records and collected from ...
See all stories on this topic »

Pertussis Information

The Public Health Department has stated that any student who hasn't been vaccinated for pertussis — whether it's for religious or health reasons — will miss 21 days of school. According to the Ravalli County Public Health website, the best way to ...
See all stories on this topic »
ABCMontana

5 surprising everyday things that are toxic

By Melissa BreyerTue, Apr 24 2012 at 5:25 PM EST Thankfully, in these modern times, we seldom have to worry about things like death by bubonic plague or smallpox. But as progress has given us the tools to tame those troubles, it has also given us the ...
See all stories on this topic »
Mother Nature Network

Misleading reports about autism data

As for vaccines, "Numerous epidemiological studies have found no relationship between ASD and vaccines containing the mercury based preservative thimerosal ...

50 pc of world's pneumonia deaths in India

Pneumonia is fast emerging as the next big challenge after polio for the country. During the World Immunisation Week, the question is whether pneumonia vaccines should be introduced in India's national immunisation programme. http://ibnlive.com/livetv.
See all stories on this topic »

Nearly half of US adults are unaware of recommended vaccinations

Most of us know about yearly flu shots, but experts say all adults over age 65 should get the pneumonia vaccine - one shot should last the rest of your life. The itchy chicken pox you had as a kid can return again, this time in the form of painful ...
See all stories on this topic »

GCC Infectious Disease Control Committee Assures Completion of National ...

The committee assured the importance of completing all the polio and rubella immunization programs for residency visa applicants. The committee also recommended the importance of completing a certificate request in relation to measles, rubella and ...
See all stories on this topic »

Protecting children against measles and rubella in Nepal

With support from the Measles Initiative, health workers will immunize almost 10 million young people against measles and rubella. The first phase of the campaign was held from 26 February to 30 March 2012. This photo essay explains why Nepal is ...
See all stories on this topic »
World Health Organization (press release)

Casey girls shy away from cervical cancer vaccine

BY JAMES TAYLOR CASEY rates one of the lowest in Victoria for girls taking a vaccination aimed at protecting them from cervical cancer. In 2009, the coverage rate in Casey for the HPV vaccine was 62 per cent - well below the state average of 73 per ...
See all stories on this topic »

World Meningitis Day observed

ISLAMABAD - World Meningitis Day was observed on Tuesday across the world including Pakistan to know about the signs and symptoms, urgency to treat, and vaccines available to prevent this potentially deadly disease. The Confederation of Meningitis ...
See all stories on this topic »

Meningitis survivor raises awareness

Meningitis is a life-threatening disease that claims the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world every year. Meningitis is preventable. Jamie Schanbaum knows all too well the power of meningitis. "It takes a healthy person and can kill ...
See all stories on this topic »

Lack of meningitis vaccine pains grieving parents

Tuesday is the fifth anniversary of the death of Brodie Campbell, 15 who died of bacterial meningitis. In a painful irony for his parents, it is also World Meningitis Day. Colin Campbell and his wife planned drive to Harrison, BC, Tuesday afternoon to ...
See all stories on this topic »
CBC.ca

Staff of polio teams terminated

CHAKDARA: The district coordination officer (DCO) on Tuesday terminated four staff members and suspended seven others from service for dereliction in duty during the anti-polio immunisation campaign. A meeting on the anti-polio drive was held here in ...
See all stories on this topic »

In DR Congo, polio survivors advocate on behalf of immunization efforts

By Natacha Ikoli BAS-CONGO, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 24 April 2012 – Roger Vuanda Movita was only 2 years old when polio took away his ability to walk. UNICEF correspondent Natacha Ikoli reports on a sports journalist in the Democratic ...
See all stories on this topic »
UNICEF (press release)

Rotary honors U.S. lawmakers for leadership in polio eradication

By Rotary International EVANSTON, Ill., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International will recognize seven members of Congress as Polio Eradication Champions on April 24, at the United States Capitol Building.
See all stories on this topic »

Measles still a major threat for children in India: Report

In 2008, all the World Health Organisation (WHO) member states had endorsed a target of reducing measles mortality by 90 per cent by 2010 compared to levels in 2000. But a new study, conducted by WHO, Penn State University and the Centers for Disease ...
See all stories on this topic »

Measles Death Rate Drops; Still Health Concern

By Saundra YoungCNN Medical Senior Producer (CNN) -- In 2007 the World Health Organization set a goal to reduce measles deaths by 90 percent worldwide between 2000 and 2010. Death rates did fall 74 percent during that time, according to a new report in ...
See all stories on this topic »

Cranberry Voters Turn out in Low Numbers for Pennsylvania Primary

Except for one year when her son was down for the count with chicken pox, Virginia Russell—now a grandmother—has voted in every single primary and general election since her 21st birthday. “I think it's your civic duty,” she said.
See all stories on this topic »

Measles Remains a Deadly Killer Despite Vaccine

According to a Comment article in this week's The Lancet by Orenstein and Alan R. Hinman, MD, MPH, senior public health scientist at the Task Force for Global Health, global measles eradication is biologically feasible, but will require sustained ...
See all stories on this topic »

Texting Boosts Kids' Flu Shot Rates

In a low-income, urban population, a series of text reminders yielded a vaccination rate of 43.6% compared with 39.9% in families given just the usual single phone reminder, Melissa S. Stockwell, MD, MPH, of Columbia University School of Public Health ...
See all stories on this topic »

Parents urged to vaccinate their children on time

Nouf Bint Ibrahim, 12, was speaking at the inauguration of the World Immunization Week 2012 in Riyadh yesterday. Deputy Minister for Health Affairs Dr. Mansour Al-Hawasi, Undersecretary to the Ministry of Health for Public Health Dr. Ziad Al-Memish and ...
See all stories on this topic »
Arab News

Measles Deaths Fall; Cases Still Higher Than Target

"This is one of the most remarkable victories in the history of public health," said Anthony Lake, executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), during a morning press briefing, while calling for increased vaccination efforts.
See all stories on this topic »

Doctors urge residents to get immunised as flu season starts

As temperatures drop, more and more residents are reaching for the tissues, which is why the Central Coast Division of General Practice is urging people to arrange immunisation and help avoid the spread of preventable diseases such as seasonal ...
See all stories on this topic »
Express Advocate Gosford

Immunisation ahead

He discussed how things were progressing nationally with the 2-year-old immunisation target, which was to have 95% of the age group vaccinated by June 30. The Southern DHB had already achieved that target and Dr Tuohy now challenged it to go further.
See all stories on this topic »

Refusing jab a case of 'Russian roulette'

By Natalie Akoorie Ally Edwards-Lasenby with son Cameron, whose case of measles was so bad he spent three days in hospital fighting for his life. Photo / Christine Cornege When Cameron Edwards-Lasenby began feeling unwell, his mother, Ally, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Measles death rate drops; still a major public health concern

In 2007 the World Health Organization set a goal to reduce measles deaths by 90% worldwide between 2000 and 2010. Death rates did fall 74% during that time, according to a new report in the British medical journal The Lancet. But the highly infectious ...
See all stories on this topic »

A "worrisome trend": measles making a comeback

UT Medicine infectious disease specialist Dr. Jason Bowling says the fact that the US had the highest number of measles cases in 15 years in 2011 is a "worrisome trend." by Wendy Rigby / KENS 5 SAN ANTONIO -- A dangerous disease that was virtually ...
See all stories on this topic »

Measles-control effort falls short due to problems in India, Africa

By Thomas H. Maugh II / For the Booster Shots blog World Health Organization officials had hoped to achieve a 90% reduction in measles deaths between 2000 and 2010, but fell short of their goal, achieving just a 74% reduction, researchers said Tuesday.
See all stories on this topic »

Illinois' First Childhood Immunization Champion Named

DeJesus is often lauded for her ability to identify immunizations that have not been ordered for a child, to quickly recognize any adverse reactions to a vaccine, and for her kindness and caring attitude. Physicians admire her thoroughness and ...
See all stories on this topic »

Shingles vaccine safe, underutilized

The study supports the vaccination recommendation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices "and reassures the general public that the vaccine is safe," study author Hung Fu Tseng, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Vaccination initiative aims to prevent spread of whooping cough to infants

Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines whooping cough as a very contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. Among vaccine-preventable diseases, pertussis is one of the most ...
See all stories on this topic »

India, Africa slow global progress in measles fight

By Kate Kelland, Reuters April 24, 2012 2:02 PM The researchers, led by WHO immunisation expert Peter Strebel, suggested India's relatively low measles vaccine coverage - 74 per cent - is the reason why the disease is still a major cause of death there ...
See all stories on this topic »

Rotavirus Vaccine Can Save Millions in Developing World

Limitations of the study include use of diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus vaccine coverage as a proxy for rotavirus vaccination and difficulty predicting when countries will begin rotavirus vaccination. "We have illustrated a snapshot of one potential ...
See all stories on this topic »

Shingles vaccine safe, underutilized

Shingles, which affects more than 1 million people each year in the United States, is a painful contagious rash caused by the dormant chickenpox virus, which can reactivate and replicate, damaging the nervous system. Elderly people are especially at ...
See all stories on this topic »