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Daily News 2011-12-20


Vaccine debate: Is fear fair? – Vaccines Today - The Refusers (video)

LA Times Dog of an Autism Series: One Family's Exclusion by Shannon Hunt - Age of Autism

Mnookin/Crosby by Ginger Taylor - Adventures In Autism- Update: December 19th. One week out, and other than an auto reply, no response. Not even an "It's the holidays and I am knitting sweaters with my grandma, will get back to you in the new year."

Decade of Vaccines Collaboration Announces New Leadership Appointments

Nothing is more important than your child's Health New Vax Monitor App

Could This Be The End Of Cancer? - It's a disease that kills millions a year and a slew of hoped-for miracle treatments have gone nowhere. Now scientists say vaccines could hold the key—not just to a cure but to wiping out cancer forever.

Infant dies, vaccine scare hits Kerala

A New Breed of Flu Shot to Avoid Getting Sick as a Dog

Vaccine developer Medicago raises $11M from Philip Morris investment

Results on ViscoGel® adjuvant published in Vaccine

Shots for school

Potential cancer vaccine may be ready to test on humans by 2013

Vitamin D is better than any vaccine says Doctor

County's first influenza case confirmed

East Lancashire pregnant women ignore flu jab invites

Life-threatening Pneumonia Is Caused by Pneumonia Vaccine

Soligenix begins anthrax vaccine development programme

San Jacinto College now offers on-campus meningitis vaccination

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez admitted that HPV vaccine kills women (video)

Dodgy Doctors Say: This Health Video Should be Banned by Dr. Mercola (video)

San Jacinto College now offers on-campus meningitis vaccination

How to Discover Criminal Organizations Selling Vaccines (video)

Preventing Cervical Cancer
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HPV Vaccine Does Not Appear to Encourage Risky Sexual Behavior

Developments in Alzheimer’s Research: Vaccine and Early Testing

Medical Personnel Exempt From Mandatory Flu Vaccines

Lawmakers want emails saved, girls vaccinated

'‘Two-and-a-half years of hell’ - Couple cleared of murder of baby boy

First-time college students must get meningitis vaccine 10 days before spring semester starts

Nations With High Vaccine Rates Tend To Have High Infant Mortality Rates

Minnesota Medical Association issues advisory on chickenpox parties

GlaxoSmithKline malaria vaccine phase 3 trial heralded

Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines

Sun's UV Rays Could Help Prevent Chickenpox, Say Experts

When It Comes to Vaccines, Don't Sit On The Fence!

MU Health Care backs off flu shot mask rule

Death of infant: team starts investigation

New recommendations for whooping cough vaccination

Vaccination options are many

Munson employees comply with vaccines

Adults need to keep updated on their vaccinations

Free flu shots help uninsured get vaccinated

Mercury (Hg)—How To Find It

IMHA can be a fatal autoimmune disease

Unsettling Science: Experts Are Still Debating Whether Shaken Baby Syndrome Exists


Can the sun stop chickenpox?

“Exposure to sunlight may help impede the spread of chickenpox,” BBC News has reported. The broadcaster reported that the UV rays in sunlight could in theory influence the patterns of chickenpox cases seen worldwide, particularly as equatorial ...
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33000 giant African land snails caught in S Fla

It also can carry a parasite that can lead to meningitis in humans. Some 17000 snails were collected over a nine-year eradication program in the 1960s. That cost $1 million and is the only successful giant African land snail eradication program to date ...
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Paralysed Stroud man to spend Christmas at home

A 23-year-old man from Gloucestershire paralysed after contracting bacterial meningitis will spend Christmas at home for the first time in four years. Jonathan Brough, from Stroud, contracted bacterial meningitis on a trip to Canada in 2007. ...
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BBC News

Superbug incidences down but measles cases soar

By Eilish O'Regan Health Correspondent CASES of two of the most feared hospital superbugs fell last year, but measles cases soared. There were 305 reported cases of patients getting a bloodstream MRSA infection, down 14pc on the previous year, ...
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Potential HIV vaccine developed at Canadian University

Kang said there have been a number of clinical trials for an HIV vaccine in the past but these all used live viruses. None used his team's approach, he said, referring to the use of a killed virus. Polio, influenza, rabies and hepatitis 'A' vaccines ...
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DigitalJournal.com

Vaccinations in the news in 2011

An even more effective way to limit the number of people having a vaccine is to make them pay for it. Then, it'll be just a minority of well-resourced people who take it up. For the HPV vaccine to be available in an equitable way to all boys, ...
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Bid to tackle HPV in boys

PBAC rejected a submission by drug maker CSL in May to add the HPV vaccine Gardasil to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for use in males, which would reduce HPV-caused penile, head and neck cancers in men generally and anal cancers in gay men. ...
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Fact check: The whoppers of 2011

Bachmann was taken to task by the American Academy of Pediatrics for her "false statements" about the vaccine. •Herman Cain's equally groundless claim ...

USA TODAY

Canadian university's AIDS vaccine wins approval

An undated handout image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a thin-section transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicting the ultra-structural details of a number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) virus particles, ...
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Flu has hit Bexar, later than usual

Those younger than 6 months of age can't be vaccinated, making it important that family members and caregivers of infants get a flu shot instead. People with chronic illnesses, including asthma; diseases of the heart, lung, blood, kidney and liver; ...
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'Saint Lily of the Mohawks': Red Indian woman to become first Native American ...

She had lost her parents when she was a child and also suffered from smallpox which left her horribly disfigured but she devoted her life to prayer and caring for the sick and elderly. Kateri was born in Auriesville near New York in 1656 and spent her ...
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Daily Mail

Polio another threat to Pakistan's neighbours besides terrorism

ISLAMABAD - Not only terror, polio has also become a potential and constant threat to counties neighbouring Pakistan. Rise in the number of cases of the deadly virus in the country is feared spreading to India and China sooner or later if immediate ...
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Dr. James Cole Shows Polio Plus Progress To Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club

By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 11:48 AM EST Polio Plus, Rotary International's main project, was the subject of a presentation by Dr. James R. Cole, a member of the Englewood Rotary Club and District 7490 Chair of the Polio Plus ...
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Whooping cough vaccines urged

Anyone who comes into close contact with infants is now urged to get vaccinated against whooping cough, or pertussis. Getting the vaccine now will provide enough time for it to start working by Christmas weekend, but cost could be a barrier for many ...
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Newt is forgiven

“All anyone knows about Rick Perry is his awful debate performances, the Gardasil issue and college tuition for illegal immigrants. ...

Trend making people sick

You better educate yourself thoroughly on vaccines-what the diseases are, what ingredients are in the vaccines(like thimerosal-a mercury preservative, ...

District reports 5 cases of chickenpox

Five cases of chickenpox have been identified at Fremont Community Schools since last week, Superintendent Ben Roederer confirmed Tuesday morning. He said the district immediately notified the Steuben County and Indiana health departments upon ...
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Meningitis vaccinations

Odessa College students needing to get the meningitis vaccinations prior to registering can go to the Family Health Clinic, 840 W. Clements, in Odessa from 8:30 am to Vaccinations also can be still be obtained from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. ...
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UWO announces potential breakthrough in HIV vaccine

According to UWO, Kang's vaccine is unique in that it uses a killed whole HIV-1, much like the killed whole virus vaccines for polio, influenza, rabies and hepatitis A. The HIV-1 is genetically engineered so it is non-pathogenic and can be produced in ...
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Chimp research under scrutiny

It has also left Christopher Walker pondering the implications for an enterprise close to his heart — developing a preventive vaccine against the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Walker, director of the Nationwide Children's Hospital's Center for Vaccines and ...
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Govt intensifies surveillance against Pak polio virus

In reply to yet another question in the Rajya Sabha, Bandopadhyay said that there had be a decline in measles cases in the last three years in the country. Uptil September 2011 the number of reported cases was 20629 while the number of cases reported ...
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Canadian researchers to start clinical trials of HIV vaccine in ...

The SAV001 vaccine has already gone through preliminary toxicology tests without showing any adverse effects or safety concerns and can be produced in large ...

India faces polio threat from Pakistan: Minister

NEW DELHI: India faces the threat of importing the polio virus from Pakistan and is taking steps to prevent it, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay informed the Rajya Sabha. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, ...
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Despite ad push, HPV vax awareness flags [Medical Marketing and Media]

... of the American Academy of Pediatrics . While 19.4% of those parents said they didn't know about HPV vaccines, similar proportions said the vaccine was ...

Guest Commentary: Flu vaccine still in supply at De Pere Health Department

It isn't too late to get a flu vaccine. Don't fall for the myth that it is too late to vaccinate against the flu once the Thanksgiving holidays are over. Flu activity does not usually peak until January or February and can last as late as May, ...
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Lisa Goes, Autism Mom, Writes a Letter to Santa – Age of Autism ...

Lisa Goes, Autism Mom, Writes a Letter to Santa Age of Autism When he's not working to put a roof over our heads and pay for the extra $2000 a month we need ...
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Pertussis precaution

A SHOT OF PREVENTION – Olivia Garver, a para educator at Abilene Middle School, left, receives a pertussis injection from Abilene school nurse Brandi McGivney. McGivney and nurses from the Dickinson County Health Department vaccinated a number of ...
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Allezoe Medical Holdings (ALZM) Completes Exclusive Licensing Deal for HPV ...

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the HPV vaccine be used for men as well. Allezoe's technology is a crucial counterpart to the vaccine, identifying any preexisting damage before vaccine administration; ...
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GSK option on NasVax pneumococcal proteins expires

In a notice to the TASE today, NasVax said that it retained full rights to the pneumococcal proteins for the development of a universal protein-based Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine, and that it had the right to commercialize them with other partners. ...
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Measles Standing Immodestly Tall, Superbugs Ready to Renounce

It has been recently revealed that there has been a recent decline in the rate of infections caused by superbugs but on the other hand, there has been a rise witnessed in the cases of measles. According to a recent statistic, there have recently been ...
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Drug Combo Could Improve Safety of Equine Anesthesia

Learn more about the importance of nutrition, vaccinations, ... which reduced adverse reactions that can occur during induction when propofol is used alone. ...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Soon to be Offered to Boys As well

To serve the purpose, the name of the vaccination that has come forward from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee is Gardasil vaccinations, which are today being given to all girls to protect against cervical cancer. ...
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TopNews United States

Sanofi's Shan5 vaccine to restart in 2013

Hyderabad, India-based Shantha lost its prequalification status with WHO in July 2010, and along with it a three-year, $340 million contract for the vaccine. Shan5 protects children against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, influenza B and hepatitis B. ...
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Is a cure for the common cold on the way?

Existing antiviral drugs are tailored to specific diseases - HIV, hepatitis and certain types of flu for example. Vaccinations are also very virus-specific and have to be redeveloped at great cost as a virus evolves. But Todd Rider, a research ...
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BBC News

2011 Health Trends: 11 Fads That Need To Go In 2012

... associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center and a member of the committee on infectious diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, ...

Employers asked to fight measles and whooping cough; immunisation recommended ...

A get-immunised message has gone out from the Ministry of Health to public sector agencies. One business in the health sector is taking it a further step. Labtests this month began immunising around 80 workers who take specimens from the community. ...
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Bayero orders parents to comply with Immunisation

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, has ordered parents to ensure compliance to polio and other routine immunisations to eradicate polio virus and other diseases from the state. The emir gave the directive on Monday at the launch of the December Round ...
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Flu vaccination uptake increases by 20%

There has been a 20% increase overall in the uptake of the flu vaccine compared to this time last year, (56000 more doses) according to the latest provisional figures, but there's no room for complacency warns the Public Health Agency, PHA. ...
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VaxInnate signs licensing contract with CJ CheilJedang for flu vaccine

VaxInnate will transfer the technology required to develop and manufacture the vaccines, the company said. VaxInnate president and CEO Thomas Hofstaetter said the partnership with CJ Pharma help to meet the flu vaccine needs of South Korea and parts of ...
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Pfizer Reports Positive Results From Phase 3 Trial Of Lyrica ...

The results for this study indicate that the most common adverse events in ... includes human and animal biologic and small molecule medicines and vaccines, ...

Fashola inaugurates task force on polio eradication

At the inauguration in Ikeja, Fashola said that the state had not recorded any case of polio in the last three years and that the task force was aimed at maintaining the record. `` According to a report, 44 cases of polio have so far been recorded in ...
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Lassiter Chickenpox Outbreak

Chickenpox is contagious and may spread rapidly to people who have never had the disease or have not been vaccinated. By Julia Harris In a statement Monday, Principal Dr. Chris Richie announced that a student at Lassiter High School has been diagnosed ...
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Stopping influenza evolution before it starts

Photo - Image: Centers for Disease Control Model of flu proteins suggests new way to design vaccines that slow mutations. A new study from MIT reveals the mechanism behind this phenomenon, known as antigenic drift. The researchers, led by Ram ...
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Ways to stay healthy this winter

Recently, outbreaks of pertussis (whooping cough) and infant deaths from pertussis in New York state have been catching the eye of many parents. Young infants are particularly vulnerable to this potentially life-threatening illness because they cannot ...
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Measles cases on the rise – report

THE NUMBER OF measles cases in Ireland rose by 149 per cent last year, according to the latest report by the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre. The HPSC said that while MRSA infection rates were at their lowest level since surveillance began, ...
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GlaxoSmithKline expands vaccine agreement with GAVI Alliance

It also builds on the longstanding relationship between GlaxoSmithKline and GAVI, which also saw the company agree to provide it rotavirus vaccine Rotarix ...

Mother's fight for better meningitis care

A MOTHER whose son nearly died after contracting meningitis met Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell and TV doctor Hilary Jones on Tuesday in a bid to ensure that NHS reforms do not disrupt progress made in treating the disease. ...
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Pfizer initates to prevent pneumococcal disease in infants and young children

The agreements for supply of pneumococcal vaccines have been financed by GAVI, five donor countries - Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Russian Federation, Norway - and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The agreements for supply of ...
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Flu shots designed to fight most common strains

"The shot itself is made from a killed virus. It has enough of the properties of the (live virus) that when it's injected into the body, the body believes it's being infected with a germ," Palmer said. "The flu shot tricks the body into thinking it's ...
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Social Networking, Flu-Style (It Gives A Whole New Meaning To Viral)

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others monitor US flu patterns, they rely on lab data and doctor visits. Not lightning-fast or grass-roots accurate. We YOU Docs use Google Flu Trends, which - based on the number of searches ...
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Can sunbathing help to prevent the spread of chickenpox?

The discovery that ultraviolet rays help to prevent the spread of chickenpox could lead to new forms of treatment. By Bryan NelsonMon, Dec 19 2011 at 5:52 PM EST Showing skin at the beach when your body is covered in chickenpox may not sound like a ...
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Mother Nature Network

Health issues should be handled case by case

In April 2010, Windham Primary School had an outbreak of chicken pox. The principal sent home all unvaccinated children. Over the next five weeks, the school had several more outbreaks among the vaccinated group. The unvaccinated group could not have ...
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'Chicken pox parties' can present serious threat to children at risk

When I was told my son could not risk getting the chicken pox after his transplant, I asked his transplant nurse what would happen if he did get the chicken pox. When I was told my son could not risk getting the chicken pox after his transplant, ...
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Time running out to join HPV immunisation programme

Ministry of Health Chief Advisor Dr Api Talemaitoga says the vaccine will protect women against a virus that causes cervical cancer. Dr Talemaitoga is urging women to get the vaccine as it costs $500 to get the immunisation privately.
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How we chose the 2011 Lie of the Year

We started with 10 finalists ranging from Michele Bachmann's statement that the HPV vaccine can cause mental retardation to Barack Obama's claim that his review of federal regulations was "unprecedented." We examined each one to see if it could be ...
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Flu shots not blamed for sickle cell crisis in kids

... in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, ... aged 6 months through 17 years in the Vaccine Safety Datalink panel from ...

GSK expands vaccine pact with GAVI, to provide 180 mn doses of pneumococcal ...

In a move to help and protect millions more children in the world's poorest countries from pneumococcal disease, GSK is expanding its vaccine agreement with the GAVI Alliance. It will provide an additional 180 million doses of its pneumococcal vaccine, ...
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Measles On The March

SA Health has issued a public health warning after a woman was diagnosed with measles. The 22 year old visited several sites around the eastern and inner southern suburbs before she attended Ashford hospital on Saturday. SA Health says the measles ...
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FiveAA

CDC Issues New Guidelines for Tuberculosis As Drug-Resistant Forms Spread

In an effort to crack down on TB in the US, which has only about 4% of the population infected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines that provide a faster, more straightforward regimen that can reduce the time ...
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Singularity Hub

Rule of 7's Sensitive in ID'ing Low Risk of Lyme Meningitis

The "Rule of 7's," a Lyme meningitis clinical prediction rule based on clinical and laboratory parameters, identifies children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis who are at low risk for Lyme meningitis with high sensitivity, according to a study ...
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Gold Law Firm, LLC. the National Vaccine Law Firm Obtains Compensation for Man ...

"This 'Flu Shot time of year' has led to an increase in the injuries and adverse reactions that can occur as a result of vaccinations, including Guillain-Barre' Syndrome, a progressive neurological disease," says Howard Gold, a leading Vaccine Injury ...
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Eager to Emerge From Its Slumber, but Seeing a Threat to an Idyllic Life

The island accepted inmates, quarantined smallpox patients and even lent its earth to support the Queensboro Bridge. But as the two-mile landmass is tapped once more, as the site of a science graduate school for Cornell University, there is optimism ...
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Gel in the Works for Tick's infectious Disease

Affecting around 22500 people in the United States in 2010, the only way to avoid getting Lyme disease is by reducing one's exposure to ticks, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To effectively tell when a person has been bitten by ...
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International Business Times AU

MRSA down but measles up

MRSA infection rates are now at their lowest levels since surveillance began, but there was a massive increase in measles cases last year, according to the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). The HPSC's latest report on notifiable ...
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More area parents than ever opt out of vaccines

Joy Stevens, a Houston mother with a 15-month-old girl, abandoned required shots like hepatitis B and chicken pox and delayed the vaccine for pneumococcal pneumonia. "What they want is to get your 12 shots all at once, which is kind of crazy, ...
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PA alarmed over rise in polio cases Karo-kari claims 43 lives in last three weeks

KARACHI, Dec 19: Forty-three women have been killed under the brutal custom of Karo-kari in Sindh during the first three weeks of this month while the year's toll has already reached 577, the Sindh Assembly was informed on Monday. ...
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Polio presence in Gadap blamed on lack of amenities

KARACHI, Dec 19: Immunisation workers have blamed the poor sanitation, social mobilisation and infrastructure for the non-eradication of polio in Gadap Town, where two of the 30 new polio cases in Karachi were reported this year. ...
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Meningitis shot recommended

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that 10 to 15 percent of meningococcus-caused meningitis infections are fatal. Mohan said a friend died from the disease only 30 minutes after arriving at the hospital. ...
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Jigawa Immunises 3 Million

Over three million people were immunized in the just concluded campaign against cerebrum meningitis in Jigawa State. The state Director General, Gunduma Primary Healthcare Board, Usaman Tahir disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the end of the ...
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Workplaces asked to help fight diseases

Measles and whooping cough both have the potential to disrupt workplaces if employees or their children catch either disease. Latest figures show nearly 600 measles and more than 1700 whooping cases to date this year (see attached background documents) ...
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Don't forget the 'pneumo' vaccine

What with the H1N1 flu pandemic last year, and pharmacists as well as GPs administering the HSE's seasonal flu vaccine this year, it is perhaps not surprising that the recent annual campaign launch for another very important vaccine - the pneumococcal ...
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Irish Times

Gardasil J code « Supercoder - Ask an Expert?

Does anyone know the J code for Gardasil? I think other codes are right but please let me know if I am doing this wrong. These are for year 2010 codes. Thanks ...
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Man stricken with polio roams Klang selling pens

A MAN suffering from polio was seen crawling on all fours around Klang to make a living by selling pens, Guang Ming Daily reported. The 40-year-old man known only as Kumar from Perak would sell pens to customers at restaurants and rejects donations ...
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Pakistan launches national polio campaign

By Yasir Rehman ISLAMABAD – Pakistan launched a 3-day national polio campaign December 19-21 in 84 districts of the country. More than 19m children will be targeted during this campaign, officials said. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged imams ...
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Guidelines Revised For Whooping Cough Vaccine ...

The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics have just revised the guidelines for the whooping cough vaccine in lieu of the recent outbreaks. Whooping ...
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Prevent chickenpox: get out in the sun

By Robin Wulffson MD on December 19, 2011 - 3:31pm LONDON, ENGLAND - Chickenpox is one of the classic childhood diseases. The virus that causes the disease is varicella-zoster, a member of the herpes virus family. The same virus also causes herpes ...
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eMaxHealth

Medical insurance news - Europe needs to act in face of measles outbreak

Medical insurance subscribers are at an increased risk of contracting measles after an outbreak in the last 12 months has seen a huge number of reported cases in Europe, figures have suggested. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on European ...
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Incidence of measles 'worrying' as cases increase by 149%

THE NUMBER of measles outbreaks in Ireland and Europe has been described by health authorities as “worrying” after a 149 per cent rise in cases was revealed. The Health Service Executive Health Protection Surveillance Centre published its annual report ...
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Healing Reads: The Year's Five Best Books

... indictment of the anti-vaccine movement that starts with a 1998 publication in the British medical journal the Lancet by researcher Andrew Wakefield, ...

Wall Street Journal

A New Breed of Flu Shot to Avoid Getting Sick as a Dog

The virus is believed to have first occurred in 2004 among greyhounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and stemmed from a mutated equine flu virus that jumped species from horses to dogs. Since then, Merck has confirmed dog ...
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Influenza largely absent from the state -- so far

Photo: File Photo / The News-Times File Photo Flu shots The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommend that anyone older than 6 months should get a flu vaccine. The Ridgefield Visiting Nurse association will have flu clinics on Dec. ...
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Consider a menigitis shot for college students

Ten to 15 percent of meningococcus-caused meningitis infections are fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The type of bacterial meningitis shot recommended for adolescents and those in college is the meningococcal vaccine. ...
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Catchup programme for HPV vaccine nearing end

Young women born in 1990 or 1991 have only 11 more days to start the free HPV immunisation programme. If 20 and 21-year-olds haven't had at least one dose of HPV vaccine by 31 December this year, they may have to pay about $500 to get the immunisation ...
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Health Briefs

WESTPORT -- The Westport Weston Health District has received a supply of nasal flu vaccine, also known as FluMist.This vaccine is a live, attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) and recommended for healthy individuals between the ages of 2-49 years. ...
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Vaccine side effects top of nurses' concerns about flu jab

Concerns about side effects and efficacy remain the two most frequent reasons for nurses refusing the flu vaccine, according to researchers. As a result of their findings, the study authors said future flu vaccination campaigns aimed at nurses and ...
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Stateline Area Health News in Brief

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a total of 1149 cases of Pertussis or Whooping Cough in the state, as of Dec. 13. Of those cases, the majority have been reported in McHenry County (227), DuPage County (217), Cook County (275) and ...
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Second case of whooping cough diagnosed at St. Monica's School

In a letter issued to parents by Principal Julie Robinson, she said that the school has been informed that a sixth grader has been diagnosed with pertussis. The letter states, the student and family are being treated by their physician accordingly. ...
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Performance of polio teams monitored

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtun-khwa Secretary for Health Muhammad Ishfaq Khan here Monday visited the union councils of Tehkal Payan and University Town to monitor the December round of anti-polio drive in the field, said a press release. ...
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Officials asked to monitor anti-polio campaign

Deputy Commissioner, Asif Ali Memon has directed the revenue officials to strictly monitor the anti polio campaign that kicked off on Monday. Showing stern displeasure on improper awareness campaign among the people, he asked the officials to ...
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Two fresh polio cases detected in Nowshera

NOWSHERA: Two new polio-infected kids were identified in Nowshera district on Monday despite the fact that both the minors were administered polio drops from time to time, sources said. The polio vaccination team said that 12-months old Iqra, ...
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Lagos to partner Ogun, others on polio eradication

By OLASUNKANMI AKONI IKEJA – Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said the state will partner its Ogun counterpart and other states to embark on cross- border polio eradication campaign initiative. Fashola, who gave this hint, yesterday, ...
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Sindh CM inaugurates 3-day polio-eradication campaign

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah has warned that there is no room for carelessness or lethargy in polio eradication campaign and prompt disciplinary action will be taken against negligent officers. He expressed these views after ...
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MPAs promise personal involvement in anti-polio drive

The provincial assembly of Sindh unanimously passed a resolution on in which MPAs resolved to monitor the anti-polio drive that kicked off on Monday. The resolution, which was moved by MPA Shazia Marri, reads: “This Assembly considers polio as a ...
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Three-day drive against polio begins

A three-day polio eradication campaign kicked off here on Monday in all districts of the province —except for the Matiari, Nawabshah and Tharparkar districts of Sindh — during which some 3.9 million children are expected to be administered polio ...
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The News International

GSK, community pharmacists collaborate on vaccine

It has launched its scheme called Neighbourhood Vaccine. The partnership would ensure that the provision of vaccines for prevention of diseases, such as cervical cancer, chicken pox, hepatitis B, typhoid fever, meningitis, measles mumps and rubella, ...
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Elevation of the Chimp May Reshape Research

The criteria get even stickier when it comes down to cases, as made clear by the committee's consideration of one line of research, the attempt to develop a preventive vaccine for the hepatitis C virus, or HCV. Chronic infection with the virus is the ...
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Investigational vaccine shows promise

A new pentavalent vaccine appears to be safe and immunogenic, according recent study findings from Argentina. A booster vaccine of the pentavalent diphtheria-tetanus toxoids-acellular pertussis, inactivated polio vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type ...
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Chickenpox outbreak reported in Fremont

ANGOLA, Ind. (KPC/WANE) — The Steuben County Health Department has been notified of a chickenpox outbreak in the Fremont Community School System, the health department said. Health department officials confirmed the outbreak Monday and so far five ...
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What Is Chickenpox (Varicella)? What Causes Chickenpox?

Chickenpox (Chicken Pox), also known as Varicella is a very contagious infection caused by the varicella zoster virus. In several parts of the world it is just known as varicella. Patients develop a blister-like rash, which first appears on the face ...
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Fitch Takes Rating Actions on European Supranationals

The agency has also revised the International Finance Facility for Immunisation's (IFFIm) Outlook to Negative from Stable and affirmed the European Investment Fund's (EIF) IDR with a Stable Outlook. A full list of rating actions is at the end of this ...
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Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline To Increase Sales Of Pneumococcal Vaccines Through GAVI

Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline are increasing their sales of reduced-cost pneumonia vaccines to developing countries through the GAVI Alliance "by more than 50 percent, marking the scale-up of an international program to protect ...
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In India, campaign appeals to caregivers to vaccinate children against polio

MUMBAI, India, 19 December – Launching a new polio eradication campaign, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan appealed to parents and caregivers throughout the country to take advantage of the opportunity to “make polio history in India. ...
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Influenza Vaccine Pushed by Health Officials

And though vaccination rates have been up since 2009's H1N1 scare, still not enough Americans are receiving their vaccine. The flu shot is particularly important for the most at-risk populations, including young children, pregnant women, ...
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JulianR2GM: RT @LiveScience: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Make Teens ...

JulianR2GM: RT @LiveScience: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Make Teens Promiscuous http://t.co/gVlhSZ6O. Mon, 19/12/2011 - 3:51pm | by felixcampos · Printer-friendly version. JulianR2GM: RT @LiveScience: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Make Teens ...
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HPV Vaccine Does Not Appear to Encourage Risky Sexual Behavior

By: Stephanie Stephens, Health Behavior News Service. Dec. 16, 2011 - Despite some assumptions to the contrary, young women who receive recommended vaccinations to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and associated ...
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