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Sandy,s links vaccination newsDutch announce “no cure no pay” scheme for new drugs – PharmaTimes by The Refusers

Study Shows Influenza Vaccines Cause Spontaneous Abortions and Stillbirths – by The Refusers

Fragments of Foreign DNA and Other Substances From Vaccines Found in Disabled and Dying Children by

Unveiling the Culprit – Is Foreign DNA Contamination the Autistic Villain behind Biologic Vaccine Injuries?

Expectant Mothers Warned Against Vaccines

Rob Schneider Speaks Out Against Vaccines. (video)

Early Flu Vaccinations Will Protect Through Full Season

Uganda: Republic of Uganda and MSD Launch Cervical Cancer Vaccination Program

National and State Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2011

Zanzibar Shows Cholera Vaccine Can Protect Even The Unvaccinated

Vaccination Rates amongst New Mexican Teens Demonstrate Improvement

Johnson & Johnson loses bid to throw out $258 million Risperdal jury award

NIH awards $100 million for Autism Centers of Excellence Program - Nine grantees receive research funding over next five years

Amgen’s TVEC vaccine shows promise in regional melanoma, greater benefit and applicability in question

More Kids Deemed Vax Exempt When State Makes it Easy

Beach man faces capital murder charge in baby's death

Perhaps this line of work is not for you…

The TB test you can do at home - Latest fluorescent probe can detect tuberculosis bacteria using a homemade light box and a mobile-phone camera.

Bottle-Feeding Risk? - (video)

NEWS SCAN: Ebola in DR Congo, physiology of N-95 use, pertussis in England

Reaffirming Safety: A Case-Based Approach to Pediatric Vaccines CME/CE

Allan Smith, whose life was saved in 2009 by intravenous Vitamin C at Auckland Hospital, will be protesting from 12-2 pm on September 15 at Auckland Hospital – for turning its back on this life saving treatment.

Leading the way in public health

While “hygiene” represented the German-oriented research model that reflected Welch's training, “public health” acknowledged the British system's emphasis on “health officers going out into the community and doing immunizations and sanitation,” says ...
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The JHU Gazette

Health Briefs

The DuPage County Health Department offers a variety of immunizations at its public health centers in Lombard, Westmont and Wheaton. Both childhood and adult immunizations are available for a fee. Childhood immunizations also are available through the ...
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Whooping cough immunization plan continues

"Since immunization offers the best protection against the disease and the majority of cases are occurring in the 10- to 14-year-old group, public health nurses will visit schools around the province to provide immunizations to all students in grades 7 ...
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Wellington girl, 12, dies from suspected meningitis

According to the New Zealand Meningitis Foundation, typical symptoms of the disease include a stiff neck, headache, fever, light sensitivity, drowsiness, joint pain and convulsions. Email this article; Print this article; Text size + -; more... Share ...
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NB plan to battle student whooping cough outbreak

FREDERICTON - Health officials in New Brunswick are planning to battle a recent outbreak of whooping cough by launching an immunization program for students in grades 7, 8 and 9. There have been 1,100 confirmed cases of pertussis in the province.
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Rising number of Connecticut kids exempted from vaccines

Children entering kindergarten in Connecticut this year need to be immunized against diptheria, tetanus and pertussis, polio measles, mumps, and rubella, hepatitis B, chicken pox, hepatitis A and other vaccines. Some doctors in the region expressed ...
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With no West Nile vaccine in sight, self-protection is key

28, 2012, WNV infections have been reported in 48 states, with a total of 1,590 cases in people, and 66 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “West Nile comes and goes,” explains Qianjun Li, Ph.D., assistant professor in ...
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UAB News

Poll: Flu Vaccine Available for Start of School - Will You Get One?

Waukesha County Public Health Division has received 2012 influenza vaccine and has already begun administering the vaccine to the public. Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool to control influenza. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ...
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Merck is donating half a million Gardasil vaccines to Uganda

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in Uganda. • MSD will donate 460,000 doses of GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent ...

Republic of Uganda and MSD Launch Cervical Cancer ... - Zimbio

"We are pleased to donate GARDASIL to support the Ugandan Ministry of Health's ... GARDASIL is indicated in males aged 9 to 15 years for the prevention of ...

Gardasil Crunchy Mamas BabyCenter

Gardasil: I will start out by saying that I am not very crunchy but I do like to try to limit chemicals, artificial junk etc in my home. I still use...

Bromley Council takes on more public health responsbility

Health information ranging from immunisation to NHS checks from living with a disability to infection prevention has been launched on MyLife, the council's adult social care website. To ensure information is more available to the public and also health ...
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More parents decide against vaccinations for kids

... Stupak, a nurse at Pediatric Healthcare Associates in Trumbull, gives eleven-year-old Chris Parkin a shot Thursday, August 30, 2012 . Parkin received the flu vaccine as well as vaccinations against tetanus infection, hepatitis A and meningococcal ...
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Time to end polio is now

ISLAMABAD - Health authorities have been asked to ensure 100 percent coverage of polio immunization rounds in areas of Khyber-Paktunkhwa (KPK) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protect every child from the crippling disease.
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Pakistan claims progress in tribal polio vaccination

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tuesday claimed progress in vaccinating thousands of children against polio in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan which had been inaccessible due to unrest for about three years. Officials feared that more than 165,000 children in ...
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Republic of Uganda and MSD Launch Cervical Cancer Vaccination Program

Through an agreement with MSD, the vaccination program will be implemented with 460,000 doses of GARDASIL donated to 12 districts in Uganda over a two year period, enough to vaccinate approximately 140,000 eligible girls in 12 districts. The program ...
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Meningitis claims 15 year-old girl

Potchefstroom – A 15-year-old girl from Potchefstroom died in hospital on Monday 27 August 2012, less than a week after contracting a meningococcal meningitis infection. In the week leading up to her death, Simone Swanepoel complained of stomach pains ...
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Flu and meningitis vaccination clinics announced for 2012

KALAMAZOO—The Sindecuse Health Center is holding six clinics this fall for Western Michigan University employees, students and retirees who want to protect themselves and the people around them from seasonal influenza and meningitis. Flu and ...
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WMU News

HPV tied to higher risk for HIV infection

According to the researchers, the calculated population-attributable fractions of HIV cases due to infection with any HPV type ranged from 21% to 37%. They say more study is needed to assess whether HPV vaccination might have an effect on HIV incidence.
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Part II: 'Crippled' polio victim attends Berry against Martha Berry's wishes

Far up in the hills of Georgia stands Berry College, a four-year, liberal arts institution perhaps most widely known for its 26,000 acres of picture-perfect landscape. On a clear day, sunlight filters through its proud pines and oaks, bathing the ...
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NM teenager immunization rates improve

The department offers free immunizations at public health clinics for children in families without health insurance. Nearly 71 percent of New Mexico's teenagers had the vaccine against chickenpox last year, up from 56 percent in 2010. New Mexico was ...
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Aerial mosquito spraying completed in Southlake

In a very few individuals, particularly the elderly, the virus can affect brain tissue, cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord), but more commonly presents as a febrile ...
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Fort Worth Star Telegram

NJ Doctors Prescribe Back-to-School Vaccinations for Teens

To reduce that soreness, doctors began giving youngsters a pertussis vaccine with fewer strains of the diseases. The reduced versions of the vaccine do not afford as much protection, Wenger said. And that, he added, is why childrens' immunity to ...
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Get the jab call after rise in mumps cases

He also urged parents of young children to ensure they've had the full course of immunisation before the new school term starts. The public health director confirmed that one island football club had seen five players contract mumps. 'We were asked ...
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Isle of Man Today

Chicken Pox!

I am 31 weeks pregnant and my son (2.5) has what I believe is chicken pox. I will call the health centre tomorrow but was just wondering if anyone else has dealt with this before. My mom says she is 99% sure I had them but she never actually took me to ...
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Republic of Uganda and MSD Launch Cervical Cancer Vaccination Program

Common adverse reactions that were observed among recipients of GARDASIL [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16 and 18) Vaccine, ...

Around New Mexico

New Mexico's immunization rates for teenagers improved in 2011 for pertussis, or whooping cough, and another vaccine tracked by a federal agency, but declined slightly for the three-dose human papilloma virus, or HPV, vaccine for girls. Jane Cotner ...
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Polio cases hit 77 in eight months

As part of efforts to address the issue, stakeholders led by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication plan a new Tsangaya (Koranic) School strategy to be piloted in 10 high-risk ...
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Anti-polio drive: Over 150000 children may not be vaccinated in FATA, FR

A total of 971,523 children will be vaccinated, skipping again the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) following the ban imposed by a warlord on June 16, who dubbed the drive a move by US spies. The campaign will be conducted by a total of 3,500 teams, which ...
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The Express Tribune

Mother warns parents to check for meningitis

The mother of a little Cornish boy who lost all his limbs after contracting meningitis has appealed to parents to watch out for signs of the deadly disease. Marshall Janson starts his first day of school today in Perranporth. The Meningitis Trust says ...
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ITV News

Pertussis cases on the rise in Central Minnesota

Persons with pertussis can spread it to others in the first three weeks of coughing if not treated with antibiotics; after a person with pertussis has taken antibiotics for five days, he can no longer spread it, according to the health department. “We ...
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Increase in whooping cough cases concerns Kentucky health officials

Flu shots and whooping cough vaccine will be available at Sweet Owen Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15, Owenton ... According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were nearly 4,000 cases reported in Washington state, up from 363 in 2011.
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One shot not enough: Utah nurses urge 4 vaccines for teens

'At great risk' » Like most states, Utah doesn't require the meningitis vaccine for teens to attend school. And cases are rare enough that they aren't on parents' radar. But it is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC ...
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... as a lingering concern from parents regarding the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which was suggested as a culprit in causing autism by Andrew Wakefield.

Chickenpox Warning at San Francisco State

San Francisco State University officials have issued a health warning after two students fell ill with the chicken pox, according to the San Francisco Examiner. One student infected lives on-campus; the other lives off-campus, the newspaper reported.
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PM's adviser satisfied with anti-polio efforts

The ACS informed the PM's special assistant that political agents and district coordination officers had been directed to keep anti-polio activities on priority.He said that performance of the officials had been linked directly to polio eradication and ...
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Rotary Club continues efforts to eradicate polio in the world

Mary Stitt, 87, has since 2004 volunteered on Rotary International missions in Asia and Africa trying to eradicate the polio virus. Rotary has sent hundreds of people around the world to immunize children. (Richard Bajjalieh, Photo for the Tribune ...
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Chicago Tribune

What's going around - meningitis prevention

This year all seventh-and- eighth-grade students in Texas are required to be vaccinated for bacterial meningitis. This particular form of meningitis is particularly dangerous and highly contagious. Outbreaks have historically occurred in dormitory ...
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The HPV Vaccine: A Comparison of Focus Groups Conducted in ...

The HPV Vaccine: A Comparison of Focus Groups Conducted in South Africa and Ohio Appalachia. Francis SA, Katz ML. Division of Health Behavior and Health ...

Vaccine exemptions on rise in state

Before Karen Jackson even had children, she knew that she would never get them vaccinated. When Jackson, a Bridgeport resident, was studying to become a social worker, she wrote a paper on vaccinations and was floored by what she learned.
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Protect Yourself From Pertussis

Health officials continue to warn parents about pertussis also known as whooping cough especially now that school is in session. Whooping cough is highly contagious. It's spread through respiratory droplets meaning a cough or sneeze can spread the ...
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Schoolgirls urged to get vaccinated against HPV virus

"Vaccination for HPV can prevent infection from two of the highest risk strains of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancer," said Robert Music, director of the Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust charity. "So we urge young women to take up the opportunity to have ...
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HPV (Gardasil) Vaccine Dangers - CNN - at ...

HPV (Gardasil) Vaccine Dangers - CNN - at Vaccination Debate ...

Chickenpox cases in recent rise

Chickenpox vaccine is provided free for all children at the age of 18 months and also for children in Year 8 who have no history of chickenpox immunisation or illness. Pertussis vaccine is provided free for all children at two, four and six months of ...
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Selflessness in the climb

While polio is considered to be eradicated in most of the Western Hemisphere, in Third World nations, the crippling disease is still alive and kicking. Given that a vaccine exists, it is just a matter of reaching the remaining world population that has ...
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Health Experts: One Last Push Needed to Eliminate Polio

The three countries where polio is still endemic - Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan - are conducting aggressive immunization campaigns to vaccinate more children against the disease. Experts say with India now polio-free and the total number of cases ...
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Cervical Cancer Jabs for School Girls in UK

Gardasil protects against two strains of the human Papillomavirus (HPV) virus - 16 and 18, which are the cause behind 70 percent of cervical cancer cases. It is also responsible for the strains that cause lesions and genital warts. Like Us on Facebook ...
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Nurses organization urges meningitis vaccinations for school year start

ST. PAUL -- The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota is urging students to add meningitis vaccinations to their back-to-school check list. Public health officials recommend an initial shot at ages 11 to 12, with a booster dose by age 18. The nurses ...
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Punjab to administer vaccines against 10 lethal diseases

LAHORE - Punjab government has drafted to mandate a vaccine called Pneumococcal across the province to protect children up to one year from 10 lethal ...

Whooping cough on the rise in Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester counties

Statewide, there have been 972 cases of confirmed, probable and possible pertussis this year, according to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Communicable Disease Service. Of these, 438 cases were confirmed as whooping cough through ...
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Better living through chemistry- Vaccines

If the mother had contracted and overcome measles during her childhood, she would be able to pass this immunity on to her baby, both through the placenta and by means of breast-feeding, thereby protecting the child for 12 to 15 months after birth.
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