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09-16-2011_for_friday_batch_1 SpongeBob Squarepants Responds to the American Academy of Pediatrics - Age of Autism

NBC's Isikoff: Former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to Spend $55,000,000 as Lobbyist to Support Perry Campaign - Age of Autism

SANE Vax Inc: Vaccine Safety and Efficacy Advocates Respond to AAP - Open Letter to Dr. O. Marion Burton, president, American Academy of Pediatrics re: Heart-broken moms offended by statements of AAP on Gardasil® - SaneVax

Michele Bachmann Correct to Criticize Gardasil Mandate, Doctors Say - AAPS

The Growing Impact of Pediatric Pharmaceutical Poisoning – Journal of Pediatrics - The Refusers

Schoolgirls Are Given Toxic HPV Vaccine - Gardasil - Serious Adverse Reactions - Child Health Safety

Did Bachmann overblow Gardasil side effects? What are the risks?

Medical experts vs. Perry's Gardasil mandate
 

Merck employees discuss Gardasil - CafePharma Boards

What Do Merck Employees Think of the SANE Vax Discovery of Gardasil Contamination by Ginger Taylor - Adventures in Autism

The Truth About Teens, Sex and Vaccines

3 Girls Dead, Others Hospitalized After Gardasil HPV Vaccine

Apple Juice, HPV Vaccinations, the Science of Guilting Parents - Unless You're Eve or Snow White, Apple Juice is Likely Safe

Big Pharma Presents: Perry 4 America’s Daughters

Groups use Bachmann’s claims against Perry, Merck to urge veto of Calif. HPV-vaccine bill

Anti-Vaccination Movement Endangers Public Health

Bachmann, Perry in Race to Unreason - Huffington Post

Appeal to Veto AB 499, California Gardasil Bill

Waving the Bloody Shirt in Defense of Rick Perry

‘Contagion’ Puts a Focus on Infectious Diseases (letter) - NY Times

Renewed Debate over the HPV vaccine - The Diane Rehm Show/NPR

Milwaukee Health Department reports two cases of measles

Dumb politics endangers lives

Employee vaccinations up, flu outbreaks down - ACSH

Political nonsense

Rick Perry: Selling Sixth-Grade Girls' Health to the Highest Bidder? - Perry's mandate of an HPV vaccine for young girls is part of a larger pattern of doing favors for campaign contributors--risks and conservative principles be damned.

CDC reports on pediatric influenza deaths - Washington Post

CDC: 115 Children Died From Flu in a Year

Steve Scauzillo: Bachmann irresponsible on vaccine (opinion)

Revealed: The dying woman who inspired Rick Perry to support HPV vaccine... before he changed his mind

Most Child Flu Victims Did Not Receive Vaccine, Says CDC (includes video) - ABC News

Analysis: Bachmann vaccine comments toxic, doctors say

Dumb politics endangers lives

Bachmann's assault on public health [The conversation] (opinion) - LA Times

Taleban asked to join UNICEF bid to eradicate polio in Afghanistan

Dozens of patients at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital in Hepatitis B scare

Study uncovers key to killer flu response

Hethersett meningitis survivor backs vaccine campaign

U.S. children flu deaths preventable

Schools' whooping cough deadline not as disruptive as feared

Doctors talk about importance of flu shot

Immune Modulation through 4-1BB Enhances SIV Vaccine Protection in Non-Human Primates against SIVmac251 Challenge

GlycoVaxyn's Staphylococcus aureus Bioconjugate Vaccine Candidate Protects Mice Against Invasive S. aureus Infection

New killer bug vaccine rollout

UMC foots bill for Hep A vaccines

Candidate's comments about HPV vaccine worry doctors

Woman bit on lip by bat while sleeping; family gets vaccine

Bachmann, HPV, and Perry -- Thank you for bringing the HPV vaccines back into the spotlight by Cynithia Janak - Renew America

Merck 1ST QTR 2011 GRANTS

Experts reject 'retardation' fears about cancer vaccine

HPV: Vaccines, Politics, and Reality

The HPV Vaccine Debate And The Unhealthy Corporatization Of Our Political Process And Public Policy Decisions

I agree with Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann

Bachmann, Perry, and What Counts as Evidence

Perry’s Merck Lie

25 Percent of Students Still Need Pertussis Booster

Michael Glines, the district's health service technician, is optimistic that most students will get the shot before Monday to avoid being excluded from class. By Drew Himmelstein With notices going out today warning that South San Francisco Unified ...
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Pertussis Vaccination Requirement: Thousands of Students Sent Home

Pertussis, or whooping cough, vaccination requirements have resulted in California schools sending thousands of students... Read More home after hitting a state-imposed deadline. Whooping cough, or pertussis, vaccination requirements have resulted in ...
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ThirdAge

Bachman Ridiculed for Repeating HPV Vaccine Story

It all started when some woman came up to Michele Bachman after the Republican presidential debate in which Bachman had criticized Rick Perry over a failed attempt to make the HPV vaccine mandatory for girls in the sixth grade. ...
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SexIs Magazine

Apple Juice, HPV Vaccinations, the Science of Guilting Parents

And then there was Tea Party sweetheart Michele Bachmann, who, after the recent GOP Tea Party debate, claimed that a woman "came up to her" and told her that the HPV vaccine caused her daughter's mental retardation, according to Mediaite. ...
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Rising GOP star Haley has own history with HPV vaccine fallout

Nikki Haley, here at a Greenville rally last week, backed but then voted against an HPV bill as a legislator. Michele Bachmann criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry for mandating girls get HPV vaccine South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, then a state lawmaker, ...
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Michele Bachmann's HPV vaccine remarks continue to draw criticism

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (CBS) Michele Bachmann is getting some pointed criticism from scientists for suggesting that the HPV vaccine poses serious health risks. "It can have very dangerous side effects," she said of the vaccine on the Today Show on ...
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Marler Clark Calls on Restaurants to Institute Hepatitis A Vaccines

Hepatitis A is the only foodborne illness that is vaccine preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), since the inception of the vaccine, rates of infection have declined 92 percent. MARLER CLARK is the nation's ...
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Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

... associate director for adult immunizations at the Immunization Services Division of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "People don't have to go through a process to figure out if they are indicated or not for the vaccine," said ...
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Groups use Bachmann's claims against Perry, Merck to urge veto of Calif. HPV ...

In fact, the group focused mostly on the connections Bachmann drew between Perry and Merck, the manufacturer of the HPV vaccine Gardasil, to criticize the California bill, which has been dubbed the “Gardasil bill” by opponents, despite the fact that ...
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Megan McArdle and Byran Preston's Definitive Defenses Of Rick ...

She died at the age of 31 due to cervical cancer, but in her last months she became an advocate for Gardasil, the 100% effective HPV vaccine. Gov. Rick Perry and Heather Burcham became friends in her dying months. Though he was ...
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Which one is the bad meningitis?

Meningitis is never good, but not all cases are equally risky. So when I read in The Free Lance-Star earlier this week that two students in Caroline County were diagnosed with meningitis, I turned to one of my favorite websites, mayoclinic.com, ...
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'It's us against the snails': Miami fights back against invasion by (very slow ...

By Laurie Whitwell A county in Miami has been invaded by destructive Giant African land snails, which eat almost any type of plant and carry a non-lethal strain of meningitis. Local environment officers in Miami-Dade have launched a counter-offensive ...
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Daily Mail

Meningitis campaign for Northland

... as possible are protected against the disease,” Dr Mills says. The Ministry of Health says they support the decision as the number of recent cases is higher than they would usually expect. The campaign aims to stop the high rates of meningitis.
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3News NZ

We need to talk about HPV vaccination - seriously

In the US, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) has received many reports of adverse effects following HPV vaccination. The vast majority are mild, such as headaches and nausea, but there are some reports of severe reactions including ...
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Over 11000 children vaccinated against polio

The source informed that at least 83929 vaccines against measles were available, 99740 against polio, 75612 of vitamin A and 71164 tablets of Albendazol. He said that the global campaign will vaccinate 83144 children against measles, 103104 against ...
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Plan Int'l, UNCEF join hands for polio eradication

Responding to national polio eradication programme, the UNICEF has prioritised its strategy for high polio risk districts of Pakistan. This proposed project in partnership with the Plan International will supplement national polio eradication emergency ...
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Humanitarian Workers Battle Measles Outbreak at Dadaab Camps

September 16, 2011 Humanitarian Workers Battle Measles Outbreak at Dadaab Camps More men are arriving at refugee camps as drought kills off their cattle Kim Lewis | Washington DC Hundreds of Somali refugees, tired, sick, and some near death, ...
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Video: Bachmann Asserts Right to Talk Nonsense About Vaccines

... including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Rep. Michele Bachmann refused to apologize for uncritically repeating an unverified, unsubstantiated anecdote from a stranger about how the anti-cancer vaccine Gardasil caused "mental retardation. ...
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Teens, Sex and Vaccines

The CDC reports that the main side effect of the vaccine is fainting, and there is no pattern of adverse effects suggesting that Gardasil is unsafe. In 2007, Perry issued an executive order mandating the vaccine for Texas schoolgirls, an order that ...
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Fox News

Merck Statement on GARDASIL®

Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, issued the following statement on GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16 and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant], Merck's vaccine to protect ...
Breaking World Pharma News

Penn Bioethicist Challenges Bachmann on Gardasil Remark - Drugs ...

Penn Bioethicist Challenges Bachmann on Gardasil Remark the Philadelphia Inquirer From Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) (September 16, 2011) Presidential aspirant Mic.
Drugs.com - Pharma News

It's not about the Gardasil - Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

I disagree with Matt Knee's post earlier quoting Megan McArdle and Bryon Preston on the Rick Perry Gardasil issue. It's not a huge issue for me, but it's also not a health care issue since it's a question of the mandatory nature. The question is ...
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Flu vaccine blamed for sleep disorder scrapped

By Kevin Doyle HEALTH authorities have pulled batches of a swine flu vaccine which has allegedly led to children developing incurable sleep disorders. Medics will no longer be issued with the vaccine, Pandemrix, and will instead have to use a different ...
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TROY: 'Contagion' all too real

The film thanks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense for their assistance, suggesting that those entities did not have significant disagreements with the way the film portrayed the government's earnest but not ...
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Washington Times

Officials encourage flu shots as vaccine becomes available statewide

Furthermore, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend for everyone 6 months of age and older to get a yearly flu vaccine. Find vaccination providers from Public Health – Seattle & King County or call the Family Health Hotline at ...
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Measles Catch-Up campaign in Tuensang

Tuensang, September 16 (MExN): The district level training for medical officers and supervisors on 'Measles Catch-Up campaign' was held on September 15 at the CMO conference hall, Tuensang. The resource persons for the training were Dr. Temsu, ...
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Occupational Health Advisor - London Peripatetic - Full Time, Permanent

Services are to include: employment screening /assessment, sickness absence management assessment and reporting, fitness to work assessments, immunisation screening and administration and health surveillance programmes. Ensure that the OH provision ...
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Child death rates not falling fast enough, says report

A baby in Maputo, Mozambique, receives an injection as part of an immunisation programme. Increased immunisation coverage is contributing to lower child mortality rates. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian About 12000 fewer children under five ...
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The Guardian

Rotavirus vaccination not part of infant immunization

The Botswana government still does not provide the rotavirus vaccination as part of its infant immunisation schedule, despite a history of a diarrhoea outbreak that claimed 450 lives in 2006. The recent outbreak has claimed 67 children in just five ...
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Mmegi Online

Football Game Postponed After Meningitis Concerns

Trimble Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Jones tells WSAZ.com the game is "postponed due to reports of viral meningitis." She says they are working on rescheduling the game. This comes after two dozen cases of viral meningitis have been reported in the ...
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A Parent's Horrid Nightmare: Coming Soon to YOUR State?

Meanwhile, a child could suffer a vaccine reaction and the parent, not knowing the child had been vaccinated, could mistake it for the flu or another condition, delaying getting help until it is too late. But, perhaps the greatest issue of all is ...
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Dynavax to Report Additional Immunogenicity Data for HEPLISAV(TM) Phase 3 Trial

HEPLISAV is an investigational adult hepatitis B vaccine. In an earlier completed pivotal Phase 3 trial, HEPLISAV demonstrated increased, rapid protection with fewer doses than current licensed vaccines. Dynavax has worldwide commercial rights to ...
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Guthrie Clinic Owego, NY Tetanus Vaccine Distribution Open Sept. 16

Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B are not routinely provided to flood-relief workers. Hepatitis A can infect a person who comes in contact with the stool or blood of a person who currently has Hepatitis A and all flood workers should wear gloves and ...
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New Avenues for Hepatitis C Vaccines With Discovery of Two 'Achilles' Heels'

by Tanya Thomas on September 16, 2011 at 8:58 PM (Research News) The discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' within the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus (HCV) has given hope for the development of an effective vaccine and treatment against it. ...
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MedIndia

Whopper of the week

There is not a shred of scientific evidence - "absolutely no scientific validity," according to the American Academy of Pediatrics - that the HPV vaccine has triggered even a single case of mental retardation. Does Bachmann know more than the American ...
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New high dose flu vaccine available to Montco residents age 65 and older

As with all flu vaccines, Fluzone High-Dose is not recommended for people with a severe allergy to chicken eggs, or people who have had a severe reaction to a flu vaccine in the past. The Health Department will provide Fluzone High Dose vaccine at the ...
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Swine flu vaccine link with narcolepsy probed

But the Assistant Director of Health Protection at the HSE, Kevin Kelleher said today that the swine flu vaccine was offered to people based on evidence available at the time. He said it was a benefit versus risk decision and people were saved from ...
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Students Without Pertussis Vaccinations Sent Home

Thousands of California students who have not received a vaccination for pertussis -- or whooping cough -- as mandated by state law are being sent home from schools. The law requires all students entering grades seven through 12 to produce proof of ...
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Oppo Wars (The Note)

The Austin-American Statesman has an in-depth look at Perry's former chief of staff, Mike Toomey, who once lobbied for the drug company, Merck, and has been a close confidant of the Texas governor for years. (Merck manufactures the drug Gardasil, ...
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Penn bioethicist challenges Bachmann on Gardasil remark | Philadelphia ...

She also said Bachmann's initial vaccine comments, made Monday during a debate with other GOP presidential candidates, were a criticism of Rick Perry. As Texas governor, Perry had signed an executive order - later overturned by the Legislature ...
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Viewpoints: Support For HPV Vaccinations; Compassion And GOP Debates

That's the actual situation with the human papillomavirus vaccine, the subject of recent debate among Republican presidential candidates. ... HPV should be on every state's list for girls, with an opt-out provision for parents who object (9/14). ...
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Michele Bachmann Defends Controversial HPV Vaccine Remarks

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann defended controversial remarks she made earlier this week about the HPV vaccine during a stop in San Francisco on Thursday. "During the debate, I didn't make any statements that would indicate I'm a ...
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Solyndra Scandal, Perry/Merck, Wi-Fi Refugees - New World Next ...

Welcome back to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most ...
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Somalia has world's highest child mortality rate

The rate in Somali, plagued by ongoing violent conflicts and a devastating famine, is expected to increase in the next month with the onset of the rainy season which could increase the number of measles and pneumonia cases. Niger, which had the world's ...
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Battleground Blues (The Note)

http://abcn.ws/oOL0lc SANTORUM CAMP HITS PERRY. At Monday night's debate Bachmann suggested Perry signed the HPV vaccine executive order because of campaign donations he received from pharmaceutical giant Merck, Perry replied, “If you're saying that I ...
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Meningitis Vaccine is Permitted, says Health Minister

TEMPO Interactive, SRAGEN:Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih has stressed the meningitis vaccine for hajj pilgrims was in line with Indonesian Ulemas Council's (MUI) regulation. As such, there is no reason for hajj pilgrims to reject it, ...
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Counting the cost of meningitis

Within a couple of weeks of the beginning of his first term, several cases of meningitis were discovered among the students – and other universities had similar clusters. Needless to say, parents were extremely alarmed and anxious for their children ...
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Why parents must look out for signs of meningitis

By Melissa Hills » KHIARA Griggs could have died when she contracted a dangerous strain of meningitis in January. Against the odds and after time in intensive care, Khiara, one, has now recovered from the meningococcal septicaemia B virus. ...
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Viral meningitis cases reported at Dawson-Bryant schools

Decamp stressed that the outbreak is of viral meningitis, not bacterial meningitis. Viral meningitis differs from bacterial meningitis in that it is less severe and generally clears up without treatment, according to the website of the Centers for ...
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Montco schedules drive-thru flu clinics

No Pneumococcal or Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine will be given at the following clinics. At the drive-thru sites all residents will be vaccinated in cars only; no walk-up shots will be given. All clinics run from 10 am to 1 pm unless ...
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Emergency Preparedness Expo scheduled for Oct. 6 in Yucaipa

A limited supply of free flu vaccinations will be offered at the event as well as two informational sessions: Disaster Preparedness for Pets presented by the San Bernardino County Animal Control and Pneumococcal Outbreak and Preventative Measures ...
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Somalia has world's highest infant mortality rate

... more than 70 percent of the population doesn't have clean water. The UN has declared six areas in south-central Somalia famine zones. It also says cases of measles, pneumonia, and diarrhea are increasing and set to spike during rainy season in October.
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HPV vaccine is essential

By Star-Ledger Editorial Board The imbroglio over Rick Perry's financial ties to Merck and his mandate of its HPV vaccine for girls in Texas has only fanned suspicions about mass immunizations. But what's getting lost here are the very real benefits of ...
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The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)

Belmont Making Do With Less Flu Vaccine This Year

Belmont's vaccine has not arrived but many health care providers and pharmacies are already providing the vaccine. However to insure that all adult Belmont residents that want a flu shot can get one in a location and time that may be convenient for ...
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Appeal to Veto AB 499, California Gardasil Bill

Parallels with the issue hounding Texas Governor Rick Perry. Attacks on parents' rights to make consequential healthcare decisions for children. Absence of protections against coercion of children by adults with vested interests. ...
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The Republican Right is turning on itself now

You can see, perhaps, how damaging this could be to Perry, not because Gardasil has been found to have caused mental retardation (it has not) but because we have now entered the murky world of the conservative irrational, where Perry could be depicted ...
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Evening Standard

Bachmann refuses to apologize for linking HPV vaccine to ...

Bachmann refuses to apologize for linking HPV vaccine to “retardation”
Hot Air » Top Picks

Analysis: Bachmann HPV vaccine comments toxic: U.S. doctors

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - No matter how much the U.S. medical community challenges the suggestion by presidential candidate Michele Bachmann that a vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) is dangerous, doctors fear ...
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Backlash after government severs pill and jab subsidies

The Ministry for Health last week published a list of cost-cutting measures that included the intention to stop supporting part of the cost of contraceptive pills and vaccines against cervical cancer, hepatitis B and B-type flu, sold in pharmacies. ...
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'Daddy Left Home in Smiles... He Never Returned'

The little boy, Master Omaego, was the son of Dr. Edward Dede who worked with World Health Organisation (WHO) as National Professional Officer, Routine Immunisation. Dede was killed in the United Nations House blast carried out by a Boko Haram suicide ...
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NBC's Isikoff Former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to Spend $55000000 as ...

And I doubt Rick Perry knows anything more about Gardasil that the average doctor - each is educated by MERCK itself. Foxes, henhouses and chickens oh my. But $5000 or even $28000 pales when compared with the $55000000 in PAC money. ...
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Humanitarian situation improving in Ethiopia, continued challenges in Somalia

The measles vaccination campaign, completed two weeks ago, has resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of new cases and related fatalities. Mobile health teams are reaching many families who previously had no access to medical services. ...
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » BRYAN PRESTON: Video: The Story ...

BRYAN PRESTON: Video: The Story Behind Rick Perry's Gardasil Mandate. “Watch the interview with Burcham's friends, and decide for yourself if anything that Michele Bachmann has said about Perry, crony capitalism and Gardasil makes ...
Instapundit

Help meningitis fund

NATIONAL charity, the Meningitis Trust, is urging people to get involved this October by filling up collection buckets to support the thousands of people struck by meningitis each year. This will be their biggest collection ever, so it's time to take ...
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Panel formed to study Pentavalent vaccine issues

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A committee has been constituted by the State Government to look into the issues and problems connected with the pentavalent vaccine, that is soon to be included in the National Immunisation Programme. This move is in the wake of ...
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OpenSecrets.org Illuminates Connections Between Rick Perry and ...

OpenSecrets.org Illuminates Connections Between Rick Perry and Pharmaceutical Giant Merck on CNN.com ... "The company was Merck, and it was a $5000 contribution that I received from them," Perry responded. "I raise about $30 million. ...
OpenSecrets Blog

Perry's Merck problem | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona State ...

Rick Perry can withstand charges of executive overreach, but corruption charges could do him in.
ASU News | The State Press |...

Perry's Merck Lie | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix

Merck & Co gave Perry $23500 in direct contributions and much more laundered to his campaign coffers through its $500000 donated to the Republican Governor's Association that he chaired, Bloomberg reports. (Ponzi scheme?) While the ...
Craig Crawford's Trail Mix

SpongeBob Squarepants Responds to the American Academy of Pediatrics

I don't usually mention my competition, but CBS News said the American Academy of Pediatrics gets major donations from pharmaceutical companies. So who are you going to trust? The AAP who receives major “donations” from vaccine companies who cannot be ...
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The medical community recommends the HPV vaccine - Los ...

Several health and medical organizations have released position statements or recommendations for the HPV vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics' ...
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ANALYSIS-Bachmann vaccine comments toxic - US docs - AlertNet

Doctors fear comments will entrench vaccine doubt. * May sway 12 pct of families hesitating about shots (Adds American Academy of Pediatrics comment in ...
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American Academy of Pediatrics corrects false statements by GOP on ...

American Academy of Pediatrics corrects false statements by GOP on HPV Vaccine Politics and News.
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Macomb County starts offering flu shots Monday

(AP) — The Macomb County Health Department says it will start offering seasonal flu vaccine Monday at its health centers in Mount Clemens, Warren and St. Clair Shores. The department says the vaccine will protect against three flu strains — an H3N2 ...
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Pilot program

... annually in the US and about 90 percent of reported rabies cases occur in wildlife, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is our hope that the pilot rabies vaccine testing will be successful in the three-county region. ...
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Influenza Vaccine Can Prevent Flu Death Among Children: CDC

By IBTimes Staff Reporter | September 16, 2011 4:53 AM EDT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said all 115 flu deaths that took place between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2011 could effectively be prevented with influenza vaccine. ...
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International Business Times

Three new polio cases detected in Sindh

At least three new polio cases were confirmed in Sindh on Thursday, bringing the total number of such cases in the province to 17 this year, officials told The News. Polio virus was confirmed in children from Union Council 6 of Hyderabad, ...
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COUNTER-TERRORISM: How Paranoia Kills Children

September 16, 2011: In Pakistan, the government is threatening to arrest parents who do not allow their children to receive the polio vaccine. Those refusing families that are Afghan, will be forced to return to Afghanistan. For years, Islamic radicals ...
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Unicef, UNHCR step up flood relief efforts

A Unicef official said that children made vulnerable by displacement are at risk from diseases such as diarrhoea and measles, and many children are being affected by the floods for a second time. Unicef is delivering around 200000 litres of water to an ...
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DAWN.com

Burundi becomes 10th African country to protect children from pneumonia ...

The Republic of Burundi will next week accelerate its fight against pneumonia, the world's biggest killer of children under five, when it becomes the tenth African country to introduce new pneumococcal vaccines. Every year, an estimated 16000 children ...
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Northland Health seeks help to combat meningitis

Northland Health says it will be calling on Maori health workers around the region to help with a vaccination programme against meningitis. Of the six cases of the meningitis-C strain in Tai Tokerau since July, half the cases have been young Maori. ...
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Taleban asked to join UNICEF bid to eradicate polio in Afghanistan

By Jerome Starkey THE Afghan government and the United Nations will call on Taleban fighters - and other insurgents - to help hand out polio vaccinations tomorrow in a bid to eradicate the disease. Health officials insist Afghanistan is "on the brink" ...
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Gardasil vaccine worse than the disease it's for

In response to Sarah Coffey's asinine letter in Thursday's Daily Lobo regarding the Gardasil vaccination, I would like to take a moment to encourage everyone to run a Google search for how many young girls have died or experienced complications after ...
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Steve Scauzillo: Bachmann irresponsible on vaccine

The Texas Legislature rejected the plan and instead allowed for young girls to get the vaccine if parents opted in. While requiring the vaccine is open for debate in this instance, the science is not. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
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Major fall in the world's child mortality rate

UNICEF says better immunisation programs and subsidised health care are helping many children survive, but it also says millions more are still dying every year. BRENDAN TREMBATH: Bad news travels fast but a new international report shows a major ...
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Tech requires new vaccine for students

Effective July 1, 2011, all new full-time Tech students— both freshman and transfer students— are required to receive the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine prior to beginning classes. Students were given a seven-day grace period from the day they ...
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Memorial, Orange Park Medical make list of top hospitals nationwide

The measures: Pneumococcal and influenza vaccination. Blood culture performed within 24 hours of arrival and prior to administering antibiotics. Antibiotics administered within 24 hours of arrival. The measures: Antibiotic administered within one hour ...
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Meningitis Outbreak in Southeast OH School District

There's an outbreak of meningitis in one local school district, but it's important to stress to parents: it's the less severe viral form of the illness. You must agree to the Terms of Service to continue. Track severe weather with Interactive Radar and ...
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Hethersett meningitis survivor backs vaccine campaign

By STEPHANIE BROOKS Friday, September 16, 2011 A student nurse has thrown her backing behind a campaign to roll out a nationwide vaccine against of meningitis after experiencing first hand the devastating effects the disease can inflict. ...
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HPV Vaccine Shows Efficacy in Less Than Three Doses

Participants in the intervention group received Cervarix while the control group received a hepatitis A vaccine (a modified preparation of Havrix). Women were followed for four years and were seen annually where cervical samples were collected. ...
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Lubbock City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld Talks Hepatitis Vaccines on Lubbock's ...

On Thursday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Lubbock city manager Lee Ann Dumbauld stopped by to discuss the recent Hepatitis scare at a local Lubbock restaurant. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip ...
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Dr. Ron Warner answers viewers questions about Hepatitis A

Pregnant women and those who might be breastfeeding can receive the vaccine, and there should be no risk to the breastfeeding infant. If you have been previously vaccinated against hepatitis A, or have ever been diagnosed with the disease, ...
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The Biggest Spending Corporations Disclose Less about Political Activity

Rick Perry's support of a mandate for the HPV vaccine in Texas, a policy that was later overturned by the Texas legislature. Perry's ties to Merck at the time were more involved than just that single campaign contribution. Perry's biggest single backer ...
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Resurgence of whooping cough is one reason health officials cite for getting ...

By NICOLE WESKERNA - nweskerna@shawmedia.com Pertussis – also known as whooping cough – is one preventable illness that has resurfaced in DeKalb County in recent years, said Bette Chilton, director of the DeKalb County Health Department's personal ...
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Last-minute vaccinations keep hundreds in classrooms

Pertussis shots are available at the Napa County Health Department Immunization Clinic, 2344 Old Sonoma Road, Building G. Call 253-4270 for appointment. • Sept. 26, 3 to 6 pm, Senior Multi-Use Center, 2185 Elliott Drive, American Canyon At the start of ...
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Keep coughing children home - West Coast DHB

Since the beginning of May there have been 134 notifications of suspected pertussis (whooping cough) on the West Coast with 57 cases confirmed and 17 possible cases awaiting results of laboratory testing. Dr Cheryl Brunton, the West Coast Medical ...
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Flu Shots Available In Rockdale, Newton

... this year's flu vaccine addresses the same three strains of flu virus as last year's vaccine. However, Russell said that anyone who had a flu shot last year should not expect it to provide protection this year. "The Centers for Disease Control ...
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A dose of reality for the HPV debate

There is, however, a vaccine that is highly effective against the most dangerous HPV strains. The main side effect, as you'd expect in a procedure involving a needle, is fainting. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all girls ...
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GOP Debate Targets The HPV Vaccine

Bachmann linked HPV to mental retardation, which doctors dispute. Many doctors now worry that an important and safe vaccine is getting caught in the cross fire of politics. Gynecologists recommend getting the HPV vaccination. ...
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Not letting the facts get in the way

Amid the political and scientific community uproar over Michele Bachmann's claim that a woman's daughter had suffered "retardation" from an HPV vaccine, the Times looks at a pattern of the congresswoman for "exaggeration:" It is a pattern her current ...
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JACK AND MBALI: Eradicate AIDS now

As we strategize for an AIDS-free world, we can look to the past for guidance, and especially, the eradication of smallpox. This June, a groundbreaking study made a once unthinkable prospect — the eradication of AIDS — imaginable. ...
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Gardasil HPV vaccines found contaminated with recombinant DNA ...

Gardasil HPV vaccines found contaminated with recombinant DNA that persists in human blood.
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Rick Perry And The HPV Vaccine Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a ...

The debate about Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine is a battle for the very soul of the Republican Party. Right now, Rick Perry is parading around the country ...
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Should the HPV Vaccine Be Mandatory? - Sexual Health Center ...

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is at the center of a national debate about the controversial HPV vaccine. Which side are you on?
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Governor, CM launch anti-polio campaign

Peshawar—The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Barrister Masood Kausar and the Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti while jointly attending the launching ceremony of the four days Sub-National Immunization campaign for Polio eradication at Rural Health ...
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Achilles heel found in hepatitis C virus

Study leader Professor Lloyd said the discoveries were significant because of their potential to overcome longstanding barriers to hepatitis C vaccine development. "To date hepatitis C has been difficult to target with single interventions because ...
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Hepatitis A vaccine in high demand

Gallaway who found the Hepatitis A vaccine at a local Walgreen's, did not wait Thursday for the City of L ubbock 's transportation of the vaccine to L ubbock . "I wanted to get it out of the way and I had a friend who had hepatitis, and I don't want it ...
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Giant Snails Slowly Taking Over Coral Gables

They also carry a parasitic worm that can lead to meningitis in humans. "They populate at an incredible rate. Exponential is an understatement, from two to 2000, that's an exaggeration, but it felt like that," said resident Jason Tesser. ...
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Meningococcal C Immunisation campaign to start in Northland

Northland District Health Board has announced today that its Public Health Unit will start a school-based meningococcal C immunisation campaign in its district from September 26. The one-off programme is being introduced to control an outbreak of ...
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Andrew Wakefield | Relieving Constipation

Relieving Constipation. Skip to content. Tag Archives: andrew wakefield. Anti- Vaccine Activists Apparently Immune To Science. September 15, 2011 admin ...
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The Facts about Gardasil and Cervarix

Kiyah is in 1st grade this year. but before she started school, he and his wife made sure she had her shoots, "we make sure she has her shots because we don't want her to catch anything." One shot many parents may not know about is the Gardasil shot, ...
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Michele Bachmann moves to the left (on crazy conspiracy theories)

Point is that when several vaccines combined at once for infants, they receive a dose of mercury hundreds of times higher than the recommended maximum. This certainly could affect a developing brain. It is not up to us to disprove an assertion, ...
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Photo of the Day: Too Bad It's Not Shark Week

Bachmann claimed that Merck “made millions” off of Perry's Gardasil executive order. But that order was never implemented, so Merck's millions were never made. So at a minimum, Bachmann doesn't know what she's talking about. ...
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Schools' whooping cough deadline not as disruptive as feared

Thursday marked the end of the 30-day grace period for seventh- through twelfth-graders in Santa Rosa City Schools to show proof of a pertussis vaccination or be barred from the classroom or school activities, per a new state law. ...
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Former Bachmann Advisor Probably Doesn't Support Her Anymore

Rollins criticized Bachmann's poor handling of the HPV vaccine mandate issue which she hammered Texas Gov. Rick Perry about during Monday night's Republican presidential debate. Bachmann landed some serious punches on Perry relating to his decision to ...
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PM's Polio Monitoring Cell takes notice of new cases

The total number of polio cases in Pakistan so far during 2011 has now risen to 87. Of these, 86 are type-1 cases and 1 is a type-3 case. The case in Hyderabad will be remembered for being the first polio case of the district in 2011; the last case had ...
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"Crony Capitalism" Switches Parties

Until today, "crony capitalism" was known mainly as the billy club that Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann deployed to beat up front-runner Rick Perry for getting too cozy with Merck, which employed Perry's former chief of staff (and ...
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Bachmann debates Rick Perry

She also stated that when the executive order went into effect, Perry's former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck, the manufacturer of the HPV vaccination. Perry was given the opportunity to rebut. "The company was Merck, and it was a $5000 ...
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Rick Perry's Money Man: Join the Live Chat

Tonight we're Keeping Them Honest on Rick Perry's money man. The Texas governor's former chief of staff is now a highly paid lobbyist with ties to Merck, the same company that tripped up Perry on Monday at the CNN Tea Party Republican debate. ...
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Perry : I only got $5000 from Merck... Reality : Perry got $400 ...

Political contributions from drug maker Merck to Texas Gov. Rick Perry are substantially higher than he said at Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Express debate. ...
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Immunization locations for Hepatitis A

The City of Lubbock will hold immunization clinics for the hepatitis A vaccine beginning tomorrow, Friday, September 16 th . There is no charge to receive the vaccination. All clinics will take place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis ...
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Metro flu shot clinics underway

By Charles Gazaway - bio | email LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Thursday was the first day you could go to one of five area Metro health centers and get your flu vaccine. This year, everyone age six months and older is encouraged to get the vaccine. ...
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Reward Offered to Family of Girl Supposedly Harmed by HPV Vaccine

And you were able to PROVE that claim and be compensated by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program? I've never been clear on that part. ...

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American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on HPV Vaccine

Texas Governor Rick Perry's mandate on using the HPV vaccine on young girls sparked a heated discussion about the ethics regarding government-ordered ...
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Hall of Fame coach Matthews battled depression

“If you get the measles, you don't hide the fact you get the measles. It's just something that happens. The impassioned plea from Matthews comes in the aftermath of three tragic deaths this summer in the hockey world. New York Rangers enforcer Derek ...
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AutismWeb Forum • View topic - the Battle for the Truth Escalates

By happenstance – our publisher picked the date, not us – today is the launch of the paperback edition of our book first published a year ago, “The Age of Autism ...
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CDC Still Stalling…

The infant bacterial meningitis vaccine is still being stalled by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and its advisory committee (ACIP) as previously reported here, here, here, here, here, and here. After holding its summer “public meetings,” the CDC ...
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Update: Young Woman Recovering After Near Death By Meningitis

There have been several cases in and around Omaha recently of meningitis resulting in death, or in 21-year-old Lacey Orendach's case, near death. Channel 6 News has an update on how the young woman is doing after she went home from the hospital. ...
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Giant snails invade Miami subdivision, spur local alert

They eat at least 500 different types of plants, lay about 1200 eggs a year, and can carry a strain of non-fatal meningitis. Prolific breeders, they contain both female and male reproductive organs and live as long as nine years. ...
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Vandallia Woman Raises Questions about Gardasil

Questions about Gardasil. Vandalia woman says it ruined her life.
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Flu vaccine now available statewide

Adults should talk to their insurance carriers about coverage for flu vaccine. Flu vaccines only protect you for the current season, so it's important to get vaccinated every year. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that ...
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Bioethicists Offer $11000 for Proof of HPV Vaccine Story

Since the vaccine has been introduced, more than 35 million doses have been administered, and it has an excellent safety record." Several groups, including the AAP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family ...
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HPV Vaccine: Dying Woman Influenced Rick Perry

Rick Perry has cast his executive order requiring young girls receive the HPV vaccine as a mistake, but this newfound admittance of wrongdoing is a stark contrast from his strict commitment to having made the right choice in the years following the ...
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Japanese Encephalitis finds place in poll agenda

The package on offer ranges from a centrally- sponsored comprehensive JE eradication programme for UP on the pattern of Pulse Polio Immunisation, to setting up of special JE cell for collection of data details and also to monitor remedial measurers, ...
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HPV Vaccine Concerns

Karen Crimmings says, "you know this is the only vaccine that we have that really protects against cancer next to hepatitis B.” Crimmings is the disease prevention and investigation specialist at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health. ...
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Hepatitis A vaccines will be available starting tomorrow

Health Department officials recommend that only those who have been exposed to hepatitis A receive the vaccine. Anyone who ate at Cheddar's, 4009 South Loop 289, between August 31 through September 8, may have been exposed to hepatitis A, a viral liver ...
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5 things you should know about Rotary

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. In the 1980s, Rotarians raised US$240 million to immunize the children of the world; by 2005, ...
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3 more polio cases confirmed

KARACHI: Three new cases of polio were confirmed in Sindh on Thursday, bringing the total polio cases in the province to 17 in 2011, Daily Times has learnt. Children with poliovirus hail from Union Council 6 of Hyderabad, Taluka Shah Bandar of district ...
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Rick Perry's Gardasil Problem

Merck immediately mounted a massive lobbying effort of state legislatures around the country to get Gardasil added to their respective lists of state-mandated vaccines. But in Texas, Gov. Perry chose to bypass the legislature and on Feb. ...
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Video: The Story Behind Rick Perry's Gardasil Mandate

She died at the age of 31 due to cervical cancer, but in her last months she became an advocate for Gardasil, the 100% effective HPV vaccine. Gov. Rick Perry and Heather Burcham became friends in her dying months. Though he was governor at the time, ...
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Michele Bachmann Slams Rick Perry On Gardasil During CNN/Tea ...

Rick perry doesn't take bribes... Especially for 5000 he's too good for those kind of brides :) it's incredible how Ron Paul can make such an ...
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Video: Bachmann, Santorum hammer Perry on the Gardasil HPV ...

Video: Bachmann, Santorum hammer Perry on the Gardasil HPV vaccine. ... Via Breitbart TV, here's the worst beating Perry's taken in either debate, made ...
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Zero hour for school whooping cough shots

Many children receive whooping cough, or pertussis, vaccine as infants. Then after age 7, they typically get a Tdap booster shot, which also includes immunization for tetanus and diphtheria. For all required immunizations, state law includes an opt-out ...
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Why It's So Important to Get a Flu Shot for the 2011-12 Season

By Alice G. Walton The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a statement urging parents to have their kids (and themselves) vaccinated against the flu for the upcoming 2011-2012 flu season, even if they had flu shots last year. ...
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Analysis: Bachmann vaccine comments toxic, doctors say

Physician groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) rushed out statements defending the safety of Merck's vaccine and Cervarix made by GlaxoSmithKline, whose most common side effects include a sore arm, a rash and fever. ...
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Bookworm Room » Perry and the Gardasil leviathan

What do you all think of the Gardasil leviathan attached to Perry? Bachmann went off the deep end when she said that the vaccination causes mental retardation, but I know there are plenty of conservatives (Michelle Malkin is a good example) ...
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Flu vaccine at clinics in Rome, Utica

"The vaccine you get now will provide protection throughout the flu season, which often lasts through April." The public clinics being held at various locations throughout the county will be for adults age 19 and older. Children can receive flu vaccine ...
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Vaccine controversy gets more complicated

"Can we really categorically rule out the possibility that Rick Perry thought that mandating Gardasil was a good way to fight cervical cancer, which claims the life of around 4000 women every year? A further 12000 are diagnosed with it every year, ...
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Perry Donor's Radioactive Waste Site Deal Scrutinized

Perry defended taking a contribution from a drug company and then mandating use of the company's new vaccine. "I raised about $30 million, and if you're saying I can be bought for $5000, I'm offended," he said. Actually, the drug company, Merck, ...
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Combined vaccine for MMR

The Health Ministry has taken measures to introduce a combined vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella(MMR vaccine) to the national immunization programme from October 1, assistant Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Pieris said at a media briefing at the Health ...
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DC statehood and the little D

By Martin Austermuhle After finishing up a post yesterday on the District's HPV vaccine, I tweeted out a simple message to DCist's followers: “DC is one of two states to mandate the HPV vaccine. How many students get it? Very few. ...
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Why Rick Perry is the likely GOP nominee

The sideshow: After Monday's debate in Florida, most people expected Rick Perry's rapid rise to the top of the polls for Republican presidential candidates to slow or halt, having taken a beating over the Gardasil mandate and immigration. ...
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VBI acquires French vaccine developer Epixis

Epixis also has developed a preclinical hepatitis C-targeted vaccine – a program that VBI said it is targeting as well. VBI was founded in 2001 as Variation Biotechnologies, a vaccine-developing company based at the time in Ottawa, Canada. ...
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New malaria vaccine found effective

The jab, known as MSP3 was tested on 45 children in Burkina Faso aged 12-24 months who randomly received a dose of new vaccine or a vaccine against Hepatitis B as a control group, AFP reported. The findings showed that the incidence rate of malaria ...
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City of Lubbock Announces Immunization Clinics for Hepatitis A Vaccine

In the wake of last night's announcement from the City of Lubbock that patrons at a Lubbock restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A, the City of Lubbock Health Department will offer free Hepatitis A vaccines for the next four days. ...
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Stories in the stones - Rev. Silvanus Conant

It then says he died of the smallpox and is buried three miles away. Beside his gravestone is one for his wife, Abigail, who died at age 28 and beside her, a stone for their son, Ezekiah, who died at just seven days old. Is there more to his story? ...
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Rick PerryMerck GOP frontrunner downplayed connection to the HPV ...

The ties between Perry and Merck run deeper still according to the report Mike Toomey Perry's former chief of staff was working as an Austinbased lobbyist ...
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Bachmann HPV Vaccine: Professors Offer $10000 for Proof of Mental Retardation ...

Temporary side effects include pain or swelling at the injection site, fever, headache or fainting, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and in very rare cases, the vaccine can cause a severe allergic reaction -- but not mental problems. ...
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Most Child Flu Victims Did Not Receive Vaccine, Says CDC

(Getty Images) Among the 115 children who died of flu-related causes last year, less than a quarter of them had received the flu vaccine, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While childhood deaths from the flu ...
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Influenza Vaccine Important For Families, Yamaguchi Says

... Carole Yamaguchi, to head a national public awareness campaign to increase vaccine rates. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone over 6 months of age should annually get vaccinated for influenza. ...
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ThirdAge

HPV Vaccine Debate Spotlights a Tricky Issue

... a drug or vaccine is approved, there is always the possibility that people in the clinical trials that found it to be safe and effective might be different from those who take it post–FDA approval, and therefore have more adverse side effects or ...
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Daily Beast

Perry and the GOP's Feckless Establishment

It turns out Perry hasreceived almost $30000 in contributions from Merck over the years (notjust the $5000 he mentioned in the debate), and his ties to Merck havebeen documented to run deeper than that. Perry's responseto the pay-for-play intimation ...
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The Moderate Voice

HPV vaccine, Merck and Rick Perry's money

In fact, three other pharmaceutical companies have given more money to Perry than Merck and substantially more money to the Republican Governors Association than Merck. The absence of attention-grabbing headlines does not signify that these companies ...
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Politics bring HPV vaccine back into spotlight

Despite the recent political attention, health officials and physicians – the folks who should really be answering medical questions — continue to show strong support for the vaccine's use. Yesterday's PR from the American Academy of Pediatrics is ...
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Bachmann, Perry Embroiled In HPV Fracas

Michele Bachmann dragged the safety of the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) into the political spotlight, reigniting the controversy over the risks and necessity of vaccinating children. "The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to ...
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Conservatives Blast Bachmann For Alarmist HPV Vaccine Claims

Bachmann's claims about the dangers of the HPV vaccine have been resoundingly rejected by the medical community. According to the CDC, about 0.05% of all Gardasil recipients reported any side effects, only 8% of which were deemed ...
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HPV Vaccine Should Require Parental Consent » Secondhand ...

Governor Perry's executive order requiring all girls (I think at age 12) to receive the HPV vaccine–with a parental opt out–has become a legitimate political issue in the Republican primary, and I think, nationally. Representative Bachmann's ...
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Gov. Perry and the HPV Vaccine..The Rest Of The Story | Right Wing ...

Perry has been taking heat for the controversial executive order he issued four years ago that mandated that all 11- and 12-year-old girls be vaccinated for human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical ...
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