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Daily News 2012-05-23

Record Numbers of Pregnant Women Are Refusing The Flu Shot – by The Refusers

Katie Wright: IMFAR Hasn't Come Far for People with Autism by Katie Wright - Age of Autism

Nigeria: Parents Face Arrest for Refusing Polio Vaccine

Nigeria: Emergency for 375 Children Refused Polio Vaccine

Italy – Court Holds MMR Vaccine Causes Autism – III: English Translation Of Court Decision

Flu shot for moms may cut risk of stillbirths, premature births: study

HPV Vaccine for Teens: Doctors Voice Their Concerns

Vaccine researcher is small business person of the year

Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials - A vaccine to treat deadly pancreatic cancer could be available within a couple years

Minnesota Immunization Rule Proposed Revisions Chapter 4604

HIV Vaccine Trials Network Opens Enrollment for Phase 1 Trial of GeoVax Labs' Second Generation HIV Vaccine - Total of 48 Subjects To Be Enrolled at Four Sites Across U.S.

Andrew Wakefield, MD, talks to Lew about how parents are beating Big Pharma-State lies.

What Regulations? The FDA Makes A Seizure by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

CDC Immunization Works Newsletters

Pharmacist who worked in Ontario sues Walgreens over vaccination rule

New Illinois law requires whooping cough vaccinations for middle, high school students (video)

NIH-supported study shows how immune cells change wiring of the developing mouse brain

Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products

Vical Reveals Publication Of Herpes Simplex Vaccine Mouse Study Data

Ethics of Marketing Vaccines: Dr. Jacob Puliyal

Flu Vaccinations - right there in the chemist Tim Logan (audio)

Pet Vaccinations Induce Cancerous Growths

Doctors kill 1 million patients annually through surgical errors, says WHO

Onyebuchi Chukwu, yesterday assured the international community that Nigeria would build permanent immunisation post across the borders with neighbouring countries and other technologies so as to prevent the spread of communicable diseases like polio ...
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Pledge to fix roads in Moree sets aspiring PM on path to Canberra

In their own sitting of parliament this weekend at Old Parliament House, they will debate the role of traditional lore in the legal system, housing reform, mandatory immunisation and indigenous juvenile justice. Mr Dahlstrom's day job with recruitment ...
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Seven Bruins Qualify For Masters Meet

Either that, or Vista del Lago athletes were convinced the banner contained a bad case of smallpox. The heavily favored girls program from the Sierra Valley Conference elected to not send their best athletes to multiple races, allowing fellow SVC team, ...
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Pertussis threat forces hospital to limit access in certain units

BELLINGHAM — In an effort to protect most vulnerable patients from an epidemic of pertussis, an illness that can be deadly in infants, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is restricting visitation in certain units until the threat passes.
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Willits boy on road to recovery

Earlier this year the type of bacterial meningitis affecting Owen killed Phoenix Hoang, a 3-year-old Redwood Valley boy. His mother, Clare Hoang, visited with the Owen family at Children's Hospital, according to Barbara. Hoang has established the ...
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Meningitis girl, 5, given hours to live recovers to become child model

By Sadie Whitelocks A five-year-old who was given just hours to live after being struck down with meningitis is now enjoying success as a child model. Little Jessica Fay, from Burnley, Lancashire, was just 15 weeks old when she almost died from the ...
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Daily Mail

How Hollywood's Amanda Peet Became The Celebrity Spokeswoman For The Power Of ...

The Shot@Life campaign being run by the United Nations Foundation is trying to empower Americans to feel that their donations and voices to try and get lifesaving vaccines, including those for measles and hepatitis B but also newer shots like Pfizer's ...
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Artificial immune system gives baby vaccines a booster

Paul Offit, a paediatrician and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, points out that while the ...

HPV Vaccine for Teens: Doctors Voice Their Concerns

Most sexually active men and women will acquire at least one strain of HPV in their lives, and half of sexually active young adults under age 25 are infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only certain strains of HPV ...
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Local events for Wednesday, May 23

Immunization clinic | 5-7 pm, Steuben County Public Health and Nursing Services, county office building room G3, 3 East Pulteney Square, Bath. Medicaid accepted. Fees on a sliding scale. Call 664-2438 to schedule an appointment.
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HPV Vaccine for Teens Doctors Voice Their Concerns Yahoo News

From Yahoo! News: The vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, the fourth most deadly cancer for women worldwide, has faced difficulty in gaining acceptance in ...

Drowning first killer of toddlers in parts of Asia

DHAKA - A new research report finds that one in every four children across parts of Asia dies from drowning, more than the number of kids who die from measles, polio, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria and tuberculosis combined.
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NPHCDA Adopts New Approach to Make Polio Vaccine Acceptable in Bauchi

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said on Wednesday that it had evolved a new approach to encourage parents to allow their children to be immunised against polio in Bauchi State. A Director in the Federal Ministry of Health, ...
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Bio terror vaccine stockpile procurement questioned

A House intelligence committee member and former Bush White House bioterror official are questioning whether smallpox and anthrax vaccine stockpile efforts are being slowed the by the Obama administration because of the costs.
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Model behaviour of Jessica, 5

By JO SAYER A LITTLE girl who almost died of meningitis has beaten the odds to make a remarkable recovery — and is now carving out a career as a model. Jessica Fay from Burnley, Lancashire, was struck down with bacterial meningitis and deadly blood ...
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The Sun

Guam DPHSS Warns of Whooping Cough Epidemic in Washington State

Guam - The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has been informed that an epidemic of pertussis (whooping cough) is currently occurring in Washington State. According to a release from DPHSS as of May 12, the Washington State ...
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Flathead County's pertussis case total reaches 47

The Flathead City-County Health Department announced Tuesday that local cases of pertussis (whooping cough) reached 47. That total including 44 confirmed by lab tests and three diagnosed by association with confirmed cases. Two new schools — Columbia ...
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Key Vaccines to Be Rolled Out

On Friday, it will also roll out the rotavirus vaccine that is administered to children to prevent diarrheal -related deaths. The ceremony will be held in Musanze and is expected to attract officials from GAVI Alliance and government officials.
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Worse than a Disease Diagnosis - This Mistake Can Land You in the ER

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Claiming to be protecting your children, the AAP is largely funded by vaccine manufacturers but refuses to disclose ...

US health department supports Phase 3 study of smallpox vaccine

The US Department of Health and Human Services has granted additional $32m for the commencement of an expanded Phase 3 study of Bavarian Nordic's Imvamune smallpox vaccine. Imvamune is a MVA-BN (a strain of the Modified Vaccinia Ankara) based ...
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Tuberculosis associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in ...

Four patients developed new tubercular meningitis as manifestationof TB-IRIS. Our cases developed TB-IRIS a median of 15 days after starting ART (IQR 15-36). TB-IRIS patients were older (>35 years) than those with no IRIS (P = 0.03), ...
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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine - Purdue University - Student ...

There are two HPV vaccines available at PUSH: Cervarix and Gardasil. ... Both vaccines are very effective against HPV types 16 and 18; HPV 16 and 18 cause ...

HPV Vaccination Rate Improved by Chart Reminder : OBGYN News

Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network is the online destination and multimedia properties of Ob.Gyn. News, the independent news publication for the ...

Are Vaccines Safe? A Major Media Outlet's Specious Story Fans the ...

... and vaccine activists to collaborate on a sharply worded letter signed by 19 groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American ...

Study: Over one-third of malaria drugs tested from Asia, Africa found to be fake

Pill pitfalls: Tips to make sure your medication is safe Malaria breakthrough may speed vaccine development| Zero malaria deaths by 2015: WHO sets new goal The findings, published in the June 2012 issue of the Lancet Infectious Diseases, consisted of ...
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CBS News

Today's Top Medical Stories for May 23, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control says death rates among diabetics dropped 23 percent from 19-97 to 2006. Doctors believe new treatments have made it less likely heart disease or stroke will kill diabetics. Researchers say people with diabetes are still ...
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Undergraduate Focus: A challenging, enriching experience awaits

Presently Dr Bag is conducting a qualitative research project to gain an understanding of the barriers to immunisation within an ethnically diverse community. “This study will help the local health services understand what the community needs and how ...
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Another case of whooping cough confirmed

KITTITAS COUNTY NEWS RELEASE -- A second student at Cle Elum Roslyn Elementary School has been diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough. There are now eleven confirmed cases of pertussis this year in Kittitas County. In addition to the confirmed ...
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HEALTH: Healthcare in the crossfire

Now, 12 years after he was captured and beaten by militias in Somalia while carrying out a polio vaccination campaign, he realizes this was a “futile promise”. “If you ask someone at WHO [World Health Organization], 'What is the extent of the problem?
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It's not illegal for health care workers to refuse immunizations

"Let's say that we know that they're not immune in measles, they may sign a declination, but if we have a measles outbreak, or a measles situation in this hospital system or in our community that may have a patient entering our hospital, ...
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Flu shot for moms may cut risk of stillbirths, premature births: study

OTTAWA - Pregnancy is no time for women to refuse a flu shot since it may bring unexpected benefits to their unborn children, says a new study that analyzed vaccination rates during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In addition to protecting pregnant women from ...
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China reports sharp drop in measles

BEIJING, May 22 -- China reported 557 cases of measles in April, down 72 percent from the same period last year, the Ministry of Health said here Tuesday. One death was reported, the ministry statement added. Measles, a respiratory infection caused by ...
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More pertussis in Skowhegan area

Dr. Stephen Sears said the number of confirmed cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, has grown to 15 in the area since January. Sears said cases that have been charted in the Skowhegan area, many earlier this month, involve children 7-14, ...
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Flathead Pertussis Cases Hit 49

On Tuesday, Flathead health officials confirmed three additional cases in the county, bringing the total number of confirmed pertussis cases to 49. Health officials say the recent additions to the count were not unexpected, and that the time that has ...
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Dylan, Albright to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The award also will be given to John Doar, a key figure in the Justice Department during the civil rights era; William Foege, who helped spread smallpox immunizations around the world; Gordon Hirabayashi, who fought Japanese-American World War Two ...
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US Govt Adds $32M to $512M Smallpox Vaccine Contract with Bavarian Nordic

The US Department of Health and Human Services has increased its procurement contract for Bavarian Nordic's prophylactic smallpox vaccine candidate Imvamune® by $32 million, to a total of $544 million, in order to support a Phase III study.
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Mandatory meningitis vaccines for college could cost you – unless you're still 18

... the vaccine or a booster within the last five years – or opt out by filing a conscientious objection or medical exemption. The state has created as a portal with information about the vaccine, exemptions and meningitis.
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Houston Chronicle (blog)

Wanganui escapes 'epidemic'

A concerted effort to get the immunisation message across appears to be paying dividends for Wanganui providers in one field, especially. While health professionals are warning parents about a whooping cough epidemic across the country, ...
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Newly discovered breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV

"This is important work that seeks to understand what a vaccine must do to protect babies from mucosal transmission during breastfeeding," said Barton Haynes, MD, co-author and a national leader in AIDS/HIV research, director of the Center for HIV/AIDS ...
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4 suspected cases of chickenpox in J&K

Four suspected cases of chickenpox were reported from a private school on Tuesday, prompting health department to take precautionary steps. “We had four suspected cases of chickenpox among our students. Our medical officer confirmed it.
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Polio remains a priority: Deputy Minister

To fully eradicate poliomyelitis, Indonesia is committed to increasing vaccination coverage deemed critical to mitigate risks of imported polio viruses and to attain polio free status. Deputy Health Minister Ali Ghufron Mukti said Tuesday that no polio ...
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Pharmacies Able to Offer More Vaccinations

Pharmacies are now allowed to administer 10 more vaccines to adults in addition to the flu vaccine. They include vaccinations for pneumonia, hepatitis A and B, MMR, polio, chickenpox, tetanus, whopping cough, diphtheria, meningitis and shingles.
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Anthrax, anthrax, everywhere…

A number of military veterans complained of serious and lingering side effects from the mandatory vaccination, prompting a study by the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM). The IOM report “concluded that AVA is reasonably safe” and did not find ...
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Scientific American (blog)

Anthrax: vaccination considerations

It has proven very safe for animals; however horses are at higher risk for painful swellings following vaccination; the vaccine manufacturer advises that administering the vaccine in the brisket area may minimize adverse reactions in horses.
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Flu shot for moms may cut risk of stillbirths, premature births: study

By Pauline Tam, Postmedia News May 22, 2012 5:46 PM Nurse Mario Daponte prepares to give Melissa Cutler, 31, her H1N1 flu shot in Ottawa during the 2009 outbreak. A new study shows the vaccine is perfectly safe for developing fetuses — and may have ...
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Indigenous youth parliament opens door to next generation

They include: Indigenous Seed Funding; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Parliamentary Representation; Mandatory Immunisation; Housing Reform; Introduction of the Indigenous Youth Opportunities Awareness Agency for Aboriginal and Torres Strait ...
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ABC Online

Whooping cough immunisation advised

He says parents should immunise their child for whooping cough under the New Zealand Immunisation Schedule at 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months and then again at 4 and 11 years. "Until babies are fully immunised, adults pose the most risk to them.
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Four suspected cases of chicken pox in J&K

PTI / Srinagar May 22, 2012, 15:35 Four suspected cases of chicken pox were today reported from a leading private school here, prompting the Health Department to send a team to assess the situation. "We had four suspected cases of chicken pox among our ...
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Parkland Close to Vaccination Compliance

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is requiring all school districts to show that students have received vaccines to protect against diseases such as mumps, polio, meningitis, whooping cough and chicken pox. This year, the state added a requirement ...
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HPVcom for MerckGardasil on the Behance Network

Unbranded site to promote Gardasil. ... Unbranded site to promote Gardasil. Published May 22 2012. Views0; Appreciations0; Comments0. httpbitlyMkTr3o ...

Pertussis cases confirmed in Prowers County

Due to the outbreak, Prowers County Public Health and Environment is advising parents to check their child's immunization record to ensure they are up to date with their vaccinations for pertussis. All adults are also advised to obtain the vaccination ...
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Report: Rising obesity, smoking rates primary health problems in Cape ...

... in the number of children receiving full immunizations. The report, presented Tuesday by the county's public health center and titled "2012 Community Health Analysis," was presented by the center's directors, Charlotte Craig and Jane Wernsman.
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Fifth Disease is going around

Fifth (erythema infectiosum) is so named as it's the fifth of five rash-associated illnesses of childhood (along with measles; scarlet fever; rubella, or "German measles"; and 4th disease). Fifth disease is caused by Parvovirus B19, which is a virus ...
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Lion's Club in anti- measles campaign

Kasese – The Lions Club in Kasese district has launched a mass measles immunization campaign, to run from May 25 to 28. Launching the campaign in Kasese municipality on May 19, the Lions Club president for Kasese district, Silveriyo Mukobi, ...
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Whooping Cough Spreads to Duluth Schools

Lakewood Elementary School recently reported about 6 confirmed cases of pertussis in their school. Other Duluth schools have reported a few cases of pertussis since January 1st, however health officials say there has been no outbreak of whooping cough ...
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Northland's NewsCenter

Montana responds to largest pertussis outbreak since 2005

A pertussis, or whooping cough, outbreak in Montana has spread to more than 200 people, marking the state's highest number of laboratory-confirmed cases since 2005. The Montana Department of Health and Human Services recently reported that a total of ...
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Vaccine News Daily (blog)

Pertussis spreads through Kansas county

Twenty-one new cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, have been reported in Johnson County, Kansas, in the past week, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of the disease to 111. The public health department in Johnson County issued a ...
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Vaccine News Daily (blog)

Second pertussis case confirmed at Cle Elum-Roslyn Elementary School

A second student at Cle Elum-Roslyn Elementary School has been diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough, according to a news release from the Kittitas County Public Health Department. There have been 11 confirmed cases of pertussis in Kittitas ...
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Wis. residents urged to get pertussis vaccination

Wisconsin is seeing a widespread outbreak of whooping cough, or pertussis. The state has recorded more than 1500 confirmed or probable cases so far. State Health Officer Dr. Henry Anderson says vaccination continues to be the best defense against ...
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Someone PLEASE help me sort info on tetanus vaccine!

Since he is so active outdoors we decided to do the tetanus. We have a drs appt tomorrow - the dr said he had the vac with the 3 in it (pertussus & diptheria too) and would I be ok with it. Initially I was, but now I'm seeing where they don't give the ...
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Whooping cough vaccines reconsidered

Some groups are focusing on whether a previous form of the vaccine, abandoned in 1995 because of side effects in some patients, may have been more effective. Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is characterized by a runny nose, mild fever and an ...
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Cinco de Mayo Salsa helps make a Polio free world...

Funds raised went to the final eradication of polio worldwide and to the literacy projects sponsored by the club. "We'd like to thank all those who contributed to the silent auction, salsa and chips. Our appreciation goes to: Rocky's Restaurant in ...
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U.N.'s Ban Ki-Moon calls for polio eradication support

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon recently urged nations participating in the upcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva to deliver on their promise to eradicate polio. Ban called the effort to eliminate polio as ambitious as the successful campaign to ...
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Vaccine News Daily (blog)

Felix Pena Arrested For Attempting To Murder His Underaged Ex-Girlfriend And ...

A Davie man was arrested Sunday for attempting to murder his teenaged ex-girlfriend and her polio-stricken father. 20-year-old Felix Pena and his 16-year-old girlfriend dated for five months before she broke up with him on May 12 for being verbally ...
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Teen cyclist who wanted to race for Britain faced biggest battle of his life

Talented young cyclist Charlie McVey was tipped to be one of Britain's best, but then contracted meningitis earlier this year. Dominic Howell reports... Winner and survivor: Charlie McVey, left, was struck down by bacterial meningitis.
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Meningitis Vaccination campaigns Evaluated

The use of the new vaccine, MenAfriVac, was lauded for its effectiveness against meningitis A. A meeting of public health experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, AMP, PATH, CDC/Atlanta, GAVI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ...
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Bavarian Nordic says US backs new Imvamune study

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish biopharma firm Bavarian Nordic said on Tuesday that the US Department of Health and Human Services has supported the initiation of an expanded phase 3 study of its smallpox vaccine Imvamune.
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U.S. Government Supports Phase 3 Study of Bavarian Nordic's Smallpox Vaccine

By Bavarian Nordic A/S Bavarian Nordic A/S (NASDAQ OMX: BAVA) announced today that the US Department of Health and Human Services has supported the initiation of an expanded Phase 3 study of IMVAMUNE ® smallpox vaccine. The government is stockpiling 20 ...
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4 chicken-pox cases detected

Srinagar, May 22: Four suspected cases of chicken-pox were reported on Tuesday from a private school at Humhama here prompting the Health Department to send a team to assess the situation. “We had four suspected cases of chicken-pox among our students.
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Chicken pox cases in city

About 30 cases of chicken pox have been reported from Ranjit Nagar located in Sherpur Chowk.The patients are children living in the same vehra. The district health authorities too have swung into action and have organised a camp in the area.
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Flu shot prevents stillbirths: Study

For health-care providers like me, such a large-scale study that shows no adverse perinatal outcomes resulting from the H1N1 flu vaccine will be extremely helpful when discussing maternal vaccination." The researchers say the sample size for the study ...
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Andrew Wakefield Series Project Nsearch

I have started a series about Andrew Wakefield on The media has distorted so much that it's difficult for the average person to disseminate all ...