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Daily News 2012-01-02

US Army to Vaccinate All Soldiers for Rabies Because of One Disease Case by The Refusers

Arise Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of Vaccine Maker GlaxoSmithKline
by The Refusers

FDA Expands Pfizer’s Prevnar Market by 41% ($1.5 billion) by The Refusers

The Pharmaceutical Industry's 12 Vaccine Days of Christmas
by Christina England - Age of Autism

Washington Post: "No one has real answers. They didn't then, and they don't now." - Age of Autism

Jacob Puliyel Occupy Medicine Vaccines for 99% versus Profits for 1% part1 (video)

Jacob Puliyel Occupy Medicine Vaccines for 99% versus Profits for 1% part2

Jacob Puliyel Occupy Medicine Vaccines for 99% versus Profits for 1% part3

The 10 biggest vaccine news stories of 2011

Government can not compel vaccinations

For A Happy New Year, Don’t Vaccinate Your Kids

Conversation of Hope with Host Teri Arranga - Holistic Pediatrics & Homeopathy for Children and Adults, with Janet Levatin, MD (audio)

How a routine jab sent me so mad I sobbed (and saluted) through the Royal Wedding - then became convinced I was the Messiah...

Laying down the laws - New California laws taking effect today target issues ranging from the open display of unloaded handguns to the sale of shark fins as well as recognition of societal contributions by gays and lesbians. Here is a sampling.

Vaccination debate gets heated at Woodford Folk Festival

7 On Your Side: Meningitis vaccines for a fraction of the cost (video)

Meningitis vaccine hunt a shot in the dark - Required for college, doses are in short supply

U.S. approves Prevnar pneumonia vaccine for adults - U.S. health regulators approved the expansion of Pfizer Inc's blockbuster Prevnar vaccine for use in adults 50 and older to fight pneumonia, meningitis and other diseases cause by pneumococcus bacteria.

China bird flu victim dies in Shenzhen city - A man who had been diagnosed with China's first case of bird flu in more than a year has died in the southern city of Shenzhen, health officials say.

Public Health & You: Whooping cough still a risk for newborns, infants

Action aboard airplane creates a reluctant hero - Jabir Hazziez Jr. has been showered with accolades, but he sees his role as reflecting his Muslim faith.

Cervical cancer in Zambia: 'Fighting a battle we can win' - Cervical cancer is an aggressive disease which affects millions of Zambian women each year. But it is quickly being brought under control thanks to new vaccinations, screening programmes and possibly even George Bush.

KP, Fata record 25 less polio cases in 2011 - The Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) has noted drop in polio cases from 98 in 2010 to 73 in 2011 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas, linking it to increased accessibility of vaccinators and decline in refusals against oral polio vaccine by parents.

Plan to produce pentavalent vaccine

CDC expands access to public flu vaccine - Of the 11 people who have died during the flu outbreak, seven were infected with influenza B, none had been vaccinated and most had a chronic illness

Immunization Works December 2011 Issue

Rattlesnake vaccine controversy

Harris County Hospital District to offer cheap immunizations in January

5 Medical Advances Predicted for 2012

Update: Influenza A (H3N2)v Transmission and Guidelines — Five States, 2011

County OKs $10,000 for vaccination rate study - Officials looking for ways to educate Ashland parents on their children's health

Context and corrections in writing about autism and vaccines: A case study in misleading your readers

Some Vaccinations Are “Shunned” in Jackson County

Commissioners approve study on reluctance to vaccinate

Painfree Vaccines Closer to Becoming Reality

Another Potential Obstacle to Developing an HIV Vaccine

Deadly Diseases Creep Back As Parents Hesitate To Immunize

Sensible protection - Infection from the influenza virus can cause serious consequences in both children and adults. Find out how to protect yourself and others from this potentially fatal disease.

2011: Stories That Changed the Way We Parent Now

Vaccine startup VaxyGen may put HQ in Atlanta

Adimmune to build new vaccine factory in Taichung

Urgent! H1N1 CAses Confirmed in Indiana, Other States, U.S. Warns of Attack (video)

Orf virus DNA vaccines expressing ORFV 011 and ORFV 059 chimeric protein enhances immunogenicity

State to mandate rabies vaccine for dogs, cats, ferrets

The Psychiatric Drugging of America's Foster Children

Calls for Immediate Action in the United States

The FDA Fast Tracks a Vaccine to Fight Pneumonia in Older Adults

US health regulators approved the expansion of Pfizer Inc's blockbuster Prevnar vaccine for use in adults 50 and older to fight pneumonia, meningitis, and other diseases cause by pneumococcus bacteria. Prevnar 13 is designed to fight 13 forms of a ...
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Polio Benefit Bill Passed by Knesset Committee

A Knesset committee has approved a bill that would ensure all polio patients receive the same benefits, including new immigrants. By Chana Ya'ar A bill to prevent discrimination in the allocation of benefits to people suffering with polio has been ...
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Arutz Sheva

Finally, a '99-percent' chance of curing hepatitis C

Merck, perhaps best known in the Philippines for producing Gardasil, the world's leading human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, has been an advocate of women's health, especially among child-bearing mothers. Merck merged with Schering-Plough, ...
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HCV Screen Based on Birth Cohort Proves Cost-Effective

Note that HCV birth-cohort screening appears to rank on par with colorectal cancer screening, hypertension screening, influenza vaccination of adults ages 50 and up, and vision screening and pneumococcal vaccination of patients ages 65 and up. ...
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Measles alert sparks warning

Wanganui public health officials are urging locals who have not been immunised against measles to get it done immediately. While there have been no cases of measles recorded in the Wanganui health district yet, Ministry of Health officials say the ...
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Vaccination against bacterial meningitis a must for college students ...

Effective for the Spring 2012 semester, to comply with Texas Senate Bill 1107, all new students under age 30 who attend on-campus classes must receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet specific criteria for declining a vaccination. ...
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Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Approved by FDA

Prevnar 13, Pfizer Inc.'s pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, was approved for use in adults 50 years and older, News-Medical-Net reported Friday. The vaccine will help prevent pneumonia and other bacterial diseases and can be administered in a single dose ...
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762 reasons to immunise children

FROM July this year parents who fail to fully immunise their children may lose their family Tax Benefit Part A - end of year supplement worth $762. Currently about nine in 10 Australian children are immunised. But 8% of one year olds, 7% of two year ...
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Pfenninger: Don't miss Medicare wellness visit

In not-at-risk patients, the vaccine is only given once at age 65. The flu shot must be given every year and is one of the most valuable benefits Medicare covers. Hepatitis B requires a series of shots and which are covered if the patient is at medium ...
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Mothers with hepatitis B can breastfeed newborns as along as --

Hepatitis B vaccine is administered in infants on the first day of life in the United States. In many states, parents may oft not to give their children this hepatitis B vaccine because of personal, philosophical or regional reasons. ...
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Rwandans Welcome HPV Vaccine Program

Rick Perry's 2007 mandate, later overturned by the Texas legislature, that all 6th grade ... Rwanda entered into a partnership with the drug company Merck, ...

Self-Screening for Cancer - Gardasil - Zimbio

Self-Screening for Cancer Many women avoid cervical cancer screening and the required pelvic exam, says Hunter College and CUNY School of Public Health ...

Vaccine Ruling Filters Down

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week reversed itself on its ruling to maintaining a Pennsylvania state court thimerosal claim in light of the Supreme ...

Immunizing Parents and Other Close Family Contacts in the ...

From the American Academy of Pediatrics. Technical Report .... Of eligible parents, more than 50% (82/160) received the vaccine. Interestingly, 60% of these ...

Swine Flu Could Make Influenza Season Complicated

A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in November showed that 36 percent of Americans from age 6 months and above would get flu vaccination. This is the case even when doctors remain people to get vaccinated. ...
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Health Aim (blog)

Immunisation push propels India towards victory in war against polio

Moradabad has long been the centre of one of the most stubborn concentrations of polio in India. The disease is passed on by person-to-person contact and, with Moradabad's poor inhabitants frequently travelling far across the country in search of work, ...
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The Guardian

The Santorum Boomlet

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stumbled over the HPV vaccine. Gov. Rick Perry stumbled over the English language. Herman Cain stumbled over everything. Each rose in the polls, garnered a great deal of media attention, and withered from the harsh light. ...
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Is the Flu Shot Worth the Risk?

My son went for his two-year visit to the pediatrician just last week and he was scheduled for a flu shot. Since he got one in years past, the nurse ordered the shots, assuming we would be agreeable. The only reason we had gotten flu shots in the past, ...
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FDA's Approval to Pfizer's Prevnar 13 for Extended Use for Elders

Results of tests ran over Pfizer's pneumococcal conjugate vaccine Prevnar 13 have finally prompted the officials from the US FDA to approve the extended use of the medicine in preventing high pneumonia in the affected people. ...
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French Tribune

Free flu vaccine to indigent senior citizens in Sorsogon

Dorion enjoined all workers in the barangay health centers to inform local officials, especially barangay chiefs, that free flu vaccine is available for indigent senior citizens, who, according to the Department of Health (DOH), are vulnerable to ...
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Disease was a significant risk to Civil War soldiers

Four weeks earlier, less than a month after the battery was mustered into service, Sprague came down with the measles, seemed to recover, then caught a cold that "settled on his lungs," his captain reported. As Bell Irvin Wiley notes in The Life of ...
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The Age of Autism Book

As we enter 2012, we invite you to look into sponsorship and advertising on Age of Autism. If you have a book launching, an app targeted to autism, ...

Mercury News editorial: Make flu shots or masks mandatory for ...

If California hospitals were graded on the percentage of their workers who get flu shots, many would get a "D" and some would flunk. ...

HPV Vaccine Under Fire, Class Action Law Suit Filed ... - PRLog

HPV Vaccine Under Fire, Class Action Law Suit Filed Against Merck. A young woman who suffered autoimmune and neurological health problems following ...

Child vaccinations made cheaper

The 10 vaccines are the BCG (against tuberculosis), DPaP (against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), IPV (against polio), MMR (against mumps, measles and rubella), DTaP-IPV (against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio), Td (against tetanus and ...
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Pertussis cases on the rise — Vaccination is the best way to keep your ...

By Andi Murphy / Healthy U The rise in pertussis, or whooping cough, has reached the level of breakout in at least one New Mexico county. What is stopping the deadly bacteria from coming to southern New Mexico? "We know that historically, in New Mexico ...
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Company withdraws contracts controlling online comments by patients

Medical Justice Inc. is retiring its "vaccine against libel," a set of contracts providing ... The complaint and the lawsuit were filed on Nov. 29, 2011. ...

Immunised Children In Surulere LGA Increased – Health Officer

The assistant local government officer of Surulere Primary Health Centre, Mrs Florence Aligbe has said that the local government area increased the number of immunised children by 50 per cent in 2011. Aligbe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), ...
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Leadership Newspapers

Skin condition shingles is tricky, and very painful

Shingles can only occur in people who have had chickenpox, which includes well over 90 per cent of the adult population. The reason, explained the German Green Cross (DGK), an independent organization dedicated to improving disease prevention and ...
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Age of Autism | Support The Wall

Official website of Support the Wall - Help Stop Abuses in Autism in France Now! Support The Wall or psychoanalysis put to the test for autism, a documentary by ...

Wearing Special Shoes on an Arduous Journey

They are not particularly stylish, but were specially molded to suit Mr. Frenkel's disfigured right foot, affected by the polio that he contracted as a child. The shoes wear out quickly, and every year Mr. Frenkel, 70, has to get a new pair. ...
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New York Times

OH NO! The US has paid out $2 BILLION in vaccine injury compensation!

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program began October 1 1988 Since that time it has paid out $2213229050.37 to 2810 people as of the December 1 ...

Overdosing on Extremism

ACCORDING to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control, drug overdoses have increased almost six-fold in the last 30 years. They now represent the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, having overtaken motor vehicle accidents ...
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The Age of Autism Book

You responded with thousands of comments. You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. Thank you Age of Autism for ...

India set to be polio free soon?

By TEENA THACKER India is all set to be off the list of polio endemic countries. With India completing a year next week without the incidence of any polio case, experts say if the progress continues and all samples reported till the middle of January ...
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Many seniors shun chance to get shingles vaccine

Yet most seniors who are advised to get the shingles vaccine don't. Less than 15 percent of seniors in the recommended age group of 60 and up had gotten the shot as of last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why not? ...
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