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Daily News 2011-09-18

Consider Yourself Warrened

So who's right and who's wrong when it comes to Rick Perry's Gardasil mandate? We'll have our own debate, next. Gigot: Well, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the target of most of the attacks in Monday night's GOP presidential debate, most notably over the ...
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Measles on the Rise in the US

"If you're unvaccinated and you get exposed to measles – you're almost certain to get this disease,'' said Dr. Greg Wallace, head of the CDC's Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Polio Team. "All these outbreaks and transmissions are due to people not being ...
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The shouters

and Bachmann's accusation that Perry agreed to the HPV inoculations because he received a $5000 campaign donation from Merck, maker of the drug. Perry put on his best hurt look and said that he was offended that Bachmann thought he could be bought for ...
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The Facts About The HPV Vaccine

It had to do with Texas governor Rick Perry's 2007 mandate that middle school girls in his state receive the HPV vaccine. Host Audie Cornish gets the facts on that vaccine from Dr. Jessica Kahn of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
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Parents May Opt Out of 'Mandatory' HPV Vaccine in Virginia

By Mary Ann Barton Although Republican Senate candidate Jamie Radtke is rallying against a "mandatory" human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine for girls in Virginia, parents in the state may opt out of the vaccine. "After reviewing educational materials ...
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Rumors, untruths find a friend in Michele Bachmann

And a safety review on the HPV vaccine by the Federal Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in 2009 found that the potential side effects most often reported by vaccine recipients — such as fainting, ...
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Influenza Vaccine Not Being Received by Young Flu Victims

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of the children who died between September 2010 and August 2011 of flu-related symptoms did not have any known high-risk medical condition that would have made ...
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ThirdAge

Mercury News editorial: The gift of vaccines -- including Gardacil

The American Academy of Pediatrics says there is "absolutely no scientific validity" to this claim. More than 35 million doses have been given with no serious side effects. But Bachmann's myth is likely to go viral. Cervical cancer claims the lives of ...
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Kids vaccinated vs pneumonia

The “PD Alliance in Motion” campaign brings a special team of doctors, vaccine experts and motorcycle riders from Club PK to far-flung and high-risk areas in the country to protect children against pneumococcal disease (PD), ...
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Media Critics Compound Journalism's Failure On Michele Bachmann HPV Vaccine Claims

Michele Bachmann's dangerously irresponsible claims about the HPV vaccine, and while Bachmann's claims eventually became big news, attended by fact-checking segments of varying quality, the journalists who allowed her to ring that bell got off ...
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Mediaite

Bryan health department offers flu shots

Every year, the flu keeps thousands of people away from work, school, friends, and family. This year, don't let the flu get to you. The Bryan County Health Department is now offering the flu vaccine in both the injectable (shot) and nasal spray form ...
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DOH investigates third measles case

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The State Department of Health contines to investigate its third measles case this year. Officials say a baby boy from Lincoln County contracted the highly contagious disease. You can catch measles just by being near someone, ...
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Tacit System: Deadly Vaccines | Dr. Andrew Wakefield part 2

Deadly Vaccines | Dr. Andrew Wakefield part 2 .... Deadly Vaccines | Dr. Andrew Wakefield part 1 · Deadly Vaccines | Dr. Andrew Wakefield part 2 · Vaccines a ...
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Dr. Andrew Wakefield Vindicated - Politicol News

September 18 | Posted by politicol | Top Story Tags: Dr. Andrew Wakefield Vindicated, False News-CNN, Gardasil, Growing Anger over Gardasil, MMR, more ...
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50 years ago: Siouxlanders vaccinated for polio

TIME FOR THE NEEDLE: Salk vaccine was administered to 2644 Siouxlanders during an eight-hour polio clinic at the Municipal Auditorium. FALL OUT: The Sioux City Civil Defense office has been one of this city's busiest centers of activity recently with ...
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Ron Paul wins big in California, raises big money nationwide on Constitution Day

As Paul continues to question Perry's judgment in this specific instance, look for him to also emphasize the larger issue: The FDA approval process. Gardasil was originally approved by the FDA in 2006, and even then, the initial press reports about the ...
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Governor Gardasil

If you missed it yesterday, my new piece explains where the Perry Gardasil controversy came from, how he neutralized one line of attack over it, and how ...
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Flu shot clinics will open Monday

The vaccine is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older. There is a $15 charge for each vaccination, payable by cash or check. Debit and credit cards are not accepted. Children younger than 19 with no insurance coverage for the flu vaccine can ...
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B'desh to help make bird flu vaccine

Dhaka, Sep 18 (bdnews24.com) – Bangladesh will share a new strain of bird flu virus, identified as a possible pandemic threat, with US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) to develop 'seed virus,' key ingredient to make a vaccine in ...
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Stories By Date

One is that Perry has been playing the role of conservative to the hilt, but governing and acting in an unprincipled fashion to advance his personal political benefit. His close friend Mike Toomey ( a Merck lobbyist) stood to gain, considerably from a ...
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Snail mucus, anyone? Miami battles giant snail invasion

The large slimy creatures can grow up to 10 inches long and four inches wide, eat at least 500 different types of plants, lay about 1200 eggs a year, and can carry a strain of non-fatal meningitis. The snails contain both female and male reproductive ...
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Bachmann Talks HPV Vaccine, Homosexuality on Jay Leno Show

By Anugrah Kumar | Christian Post Contributor A daring Michele Bachmann appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and faced grilling questions on the HPV vaccine, gay marriage and homosexuality. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) participates in the ...
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Christian Post

Playing Politics With Little Girls' Lives

Health and vaccine policy does get set by government, especially when it protects the lives of the public against epidemics—think chicken pox, measles, and many others. There's usually nothing compulsory and parents have the right to make an ultimate ...
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Which is a better political bludgeon: HPV vaccines, or cancer ...

Michelle Bachmann has fired the footgun in a big way while attempting to take aim at Rick Perry in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, by claiming that the HPV vaccine causes mental retardation. Knowing full well that the ...
Freethought Blogs

Michele Bachmann clarifies her position on HPV and 'Perrycare'

There is a vaccine for HPV, meaning there is a vaccine for many devastating cancers. At the GOP debate in Tampa on Monday, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann criticized Texas Governor Rick Perry for issuing an executive order, over the protests of the ...
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DigitalJournal.com

A Sister's Love AGE OF AUTISM

Managing Editor's Note: A couple of weeks ago I got an email from this young woman, sister of a boy with developmental issues. She was asking my advice on ...
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Milwaukee braces for possible measles outbreak

MILWAUKEE (WSAU) - Milwaukee city officials say the next week or two might determine whether Milwaukee experiences an outbreak of measles cases, or whether they're limited to the two already reported. No cases have been confirmed in recent days and ...
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Amputee warns of meningitis signs

A woman who lost both legs after contracting meningitis is warning others to spot the signs of the potentially killer disease. Double amputee Norma McCarthy wants the public to learn the symptoms of meningitis, which are similar to the flu or a ...
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President Karzai Opens Autumn Polio Campaign

Sunday, September 18, 2011 Kabul (BIA) President Hamid Karzai opened nationwide polio campaign yesterday by dropping vaccine in the mouth of some children. President Hamid Karzai opened nationwide polio campaign yesterday by dropping vaccine in the ...
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Marin rallies to vaccinate children against whooping cough

By Rob Rogers More than 90 percent of Marin County middle- and high-school students have complied with a new state law requiring them to receive a booster shot protecting them from pertussis, or whooping cough. That's a big change from a year ago, ...
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Merck Bankrolled Anti-Parent Gardasil Bill | Health Impact News

By JOHN SEILER Cal Watchdog Key California legislators passing an anti-parent bill grabbed campaign financing from the gigantic Merck conglomerate, a.
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Dr Andrew Wakefield « Progressive Bloggers Blogues progressistes

Facing Autism in New Brunswick Autism and the MMR VaccineWas Wakefield Confirmed by Wake Forest University School of Medicine Study ...
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PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS - Rick Perry's bad: mixing sex, power and mandates

In mandating the vaccine in an executive order, Perry doomed any chance of success. His former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck, the manufacturer of the Gardasil vaccine. According to Texans for Public Justice, Merck gave Perry's campaign $28500 ...
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Pre-teen Girls and the HPV Vaccine

The science shows that in order for this vaccine to work it needs to be administered before a person becomes sexually active. According to a statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics following the media uproar after Bachmann's comments, ...
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Perry and Gardasil - By Shannen Coffin - The Corner - National ...

Shannen Coffin writes on NRO: The Gardasil flap is not the sort of thing that would be important in a general election, but does resonate in a primary for several ...
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Rick Perry's quiet friendship with cervical cancer patient

He criticized Michele Bachmann's complaints about the vaccine and maker Merck & Co.'s campaign contributions. "She boxed herself into that 'all vaccines are evil' camp," Wilson said. "And saying he did it for the money _ look, there was no reason for ...
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Minnesota professor offers $1000 for Bachmann's HPV vaccine ...

Find breaking political news & commentary from Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota.
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Merck in sudden spotlight over Texas vaccine | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-09-18

The vaccine for the HPV virus is Gardasil, made in Merck's plant in West Point, Montgomery County. The controversy spun around the country, with medicine, politics, ethics, religion, and business all coming into play. "Is it about life or was it about ...
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HPV vaccine attack could harm 'innocent' girls

I simply want to rescue the HPV vaccine from harm at the hands of politicians willing to hurt girls to gain political advantage. HPV vaccines are made by two companies — Merck, which licenses the Gardasil shot, and GlaxoSmithKline, which licenses ...
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Pentavalent use: WHO injects confidence

Answer: The decision to introduce the vaccine first in Tamil Nadu and Kerala was made by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) in India and not by WHO. Our understanding is that the choice was due to better infrastructure to ...
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CDC Urges Flu Vaccine Prevention for Children and Teens

Using this data the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a report stressing the importance for flu vaccines for saving the lives of children and teens. While the number of teens and children who die from flu-related causes is not ...
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Newstar Media

Growing concern over narcolepsy/vaccine link

A group of parents who believe their children developed the serious sleep disorder, narcolepsy, as a result of receiving the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, has officially launched a new support group. SOUND (Sufferers of Unique Narcolepsy Disorder) is ...
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Polio Vaccination Started In Baghlan

Sunday, September 18, 2011 Kabul (BIA) The first round called fall polio program was started yesterday in Baghlan province. The first round called fall polio program was started yesterday in Baghlan province. According to Dr. Abdul Rahman, Ulfat, ...
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3-day anti-polio drive to start from Monday

FAISALABAD: A three-day anti-polio drive will start in Faisalabad from Monday. Inaugurating the anti-polio drive in General Hospital Ghulam Muhammad Abad here on Saturday evening, Executive District Officer (EDO) Health Dr. Abdur Rauf said that all ...
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Business Recorder

Dear Michele Bachmann... Are You Trying To Lose?

When you brought up Rick Perry's history with Merck and the HPV vaccine, I was excited for you. As I mentioned in Rick Perry's Cheat Sheet, this scandal could have derailed Perry's campaign! He made the HPV vaccine when only Merck was making it, ...
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Ology

Candidate Bachmann's comments on cancer vaccine for girls upsets physicians

There are actually two licensed HPV vaccines: Gardasil, which also may be given to boys to protect them from genital warts and certain rare forms of cancer; and the lesser-used Cervarix. Both vaccines are given in three doses over a six-month period. ...
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Pertussis claims a small life in Snohomish County

Snohomish Health District reports the death on August 16, 2011, of a newborn child from pertussis, or “whooping cough.” The Snohomish County infant's illness brings to the number of confirmed cases to 52 reported in Snohomish County so far in 2011. ...
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Marin County's Efforts Against Whooping Cough Pay Off

Hunter Johnston, 2, got a pertussis vaccination from Dr. Sarabenet Sequeira in Mill Valley. His mother, Anne Reed, watched. A nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization providing local coverage of the San Francisco Bay Area for The New York Times. ...
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New pro-Perry super PAC sets its sights on raising $55 million

But the Perry super PAC is led by Austin lobbyist Mike Toomey, a former Perry chief of staff who is in tune with his former boss's thinking. Toomey recently got some national attention himself for his role representing Merck, the maker of the Gardasil ...
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Fort Worth Star Telegram

FREE FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE AT COMMUNITY CLINIC SEPTEMBER 23

This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that people 6 months and older get vaccinated; two doses are recommended for children 6 months to 8 years and they are to be administered four weeks apart. The vaccine is ...
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East County Magazine

IN BRIEF (Page 2)

Such bio agents as anthrax, smallpox and Ebola are kept in labs across the United States for research purposes, and authorities are seeking to keep them out of the hands of terrorists. Italian prosecutors on Friday charged eight people with procuring ...
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2012: The Long Hard Road Ahead

Governor Perry has come under fire for his 2007 executive order mandating that sixth-graders be vaccinated against cervical cancer with the Gardasil vaccine, which is manufactured by the drug maker Merck. "I will tell you that I made a mistake by not ...
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Gov. Bobby Jindal cheers on Rick Perry

Michele Bachmann suggested that Perry had ordered young girls in Texas to be given the HPV vaccine at the bidding of the pharmaceutical company Merck, which had hired Perry's former chief of staff as its chief lobbyist. Perry replied: "I raised $30 ...
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NOLA.com

No school for kids lacking vaccine

Students not immunized for pertussis, or whooping cough, were turned away for failing to abide by the new state law, which went into effect July 1 and requires all seventh- through 12th-graders to get the vaccine or parents to sign a waiver arguing the ...
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Possible reason for CSL's flu vaccine causing febrile convulsions in children

A paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia today provides a possible reason for CSL's 2010 flu vaccine causing febrile convulsions in children. The authors hypothesise that suboptimal use of the detergent called deoxycholate – used in the ...
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The Conversation

Health Alert: 3 more polio cases in Sindh

Three more children have been reported in Sindh with polio, bringing the total number in the province to 17. The three new cases in Sindh are one each from Hyderabad, Umerkot and Thatta. Of the 17 cases reported in Sindh, there are one each Hyderabad, ...
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The Express Tribune

294 teams to administer anti-polio drops in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Swat, Kamran Rahman Khan urged the people on Saturday to fulfil their responsibility of saving innocent children from crippling by administering them polio drops in the next anti-polio drive. ...
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Anti-polio drive starts in Mohmand

GHALLANAI: The officials of the Health Department on Saturday launched anti-polio drive in Mohmand Agency in which 95000 children would be vaccinated. A meeting to this effect was held at the office of the Agency Surgeon and attended by the Political ...
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Leno questions Bachmann over gay rights, HPV vaccine

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann defended her position on gay rights, the HPV vaccine and the debt ceiling as she made her debut on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Bachmann has more usually been the ...
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Pawnee County to start flu shots

The health department also has the high dose flu vaccine. Flu vaccine is available on Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the health department. No appointment is necessary. • Thursday, Sept. 29 — Pamida, 10 to 11:30 am 908 E. 14th, ...
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Overwhelming 'pops'

Nothing I hadn't seen before ù when I was five, when she was five, when her sister was five, again when I was a grown up person, and now her again: the chicken pox. Her sister always insisted that what she had was the chicken 'pops', but you can rest ...
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Ex-staffers say Bachmann has to do it her way

What most bothered her national strategists, the GOP source said, was that Bachmann's HPV gaffe squandered what had been a direct debate hit on Perry, who has close ties to vaccine-maker Merck & Co. Instead, Bachmann put herself on the defensive just ...
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Will the H.P.V. Vaccine Work? | IdeaFeed | Big Think

In the relatively new global initiative to vaccinate young girls against the human papillomavirus (H.P.V.), the world's most common sexually-transmitted disease which can also cause cervical cancer, big questions remain about the vaccine's ...
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Bachmann Ties Rick Perry's HPV Vaccine Order To Solyndra And ...

Perry's critics also noted that the governor's close friend and former chief of staff, Mike Toomey, was a registered lobbyist for Merck, the makers of the HPV vaccine, Gardisil. Toomey is currently the head of the pro-Perry Super PAC, "Make Us ...
Business Insider

Leno questions Bachmann over gay rights, HPV vaccine – CNN ...

(CNN) -- Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann defended her position on gay rights, the HPV vaccine and the debt ceiling as she made her debut on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
CNN Political Ticker

Michele Bachmann HPV Vaccines | Lawrence O'Donnell | Mediaite

Rep. Michele Bachmann somehow managed to flood the news cycle this week with a bizarre topic: the potential risk that HPV vaccines can pose to young girls. On last night's program, Lawrence O'Donnell capped off the week with a definitive ...
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Michele Bachmann doubles down on 'Perrycare.' Will it work?

In raising the HPV vaccine issue, Bachmann also ties Perry to “crony capitalism” – receiving campaign contributions from drug maker Merck, manufacturer of the Gardasil product designed to prevent the HPV virus linked to cervical cancer. ...
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Christian Science Monitor

Students warned of meningitis risk

Photograph: Network Photographers/Alamy Health chiefs are to warn Britain's 2 million students about the dangers of meningitis in a bid to reduce outbreaks of the deadly infection on campuses. The government's Health Protection Agency will use the ...
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NM Dept of Health investigating lab-confirmed measles case involving baby in ...

AP SANTA FE, NM — The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a laboratory-confirmed case of the measles in an infant male from Lincoln County. Authorities say the baby's exposure still is unknown. The child's name hasn't been released. ...
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Polio drive in 92 high-risk districts starts tomorrow

So far this year, the country has reported 87 new polio cases. Most of the new polio sufferers (35) belonged to Balochistan, followed by 26 in Fata, 17 in Sindh, seven in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one each in the Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan. ...
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Jay Leno Grills Michele Bachmann About Texas HPV Vaccine Issue

Rather than the light, humorous banter politicians normally get when on late night comedy programs, the Republican presidential candidate was interrogated for four minutes about the Texas HPV vaccine issue.
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Bristol-Myers Reveals Positive Results From Phase II Study Of Hepatitis Drug

Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver and is transmitted through direct contact with infected blood and blood products. An estimated 170 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C. Although there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C ...
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Ask the Doctor: What is hepatitis and HIV co-infection?

There are three main types of hepatitis: A, B and C. Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus that does not produce long-term or chronic liver problems. A vaccine can help prevent hepatitis A infection, but if you get hepatitis A, ...
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Hajj immunisations on in Dubai

“The immunisation, which is mandatory for Hajj pilgrims, includes vaccines against meningitis and seasonal influenza, as well as vaccines for pneumonia for the elderly and people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart problems,” he added. ...
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ChristyRed: Two studies back up Andrew Wakefield's work. John O ...

The Lancet published Andrew Wakefield's work that has now been shown to be fraudulent. Also, the fact that a study contains a double-blind RCT is not ...
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MMR introduced in National Immunisation Programme

By Carol Aloysius The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry will introduce the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine into the National Immunisation Programme for the first time from October 1. “The mumps vaccine has been introduced as a combined ...
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Flu vaccine arrives

By TRACEY RICHARDSON, FOR THE SUN TIMES The flu vaccine arrived at the health unit Friday and will be sent to doctors' offices next week. That means the health unit's immunization promotion campaign is under way. Health care workers will take the brunt ...
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Governor Perry's Vaccine Tribulations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians all recommend the vaccine for young girls and attest to its safety based on 35 million doses administered with few serious ...
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HPV Vaccine Bill Challenges Parents' Rights (Video)

The video below argues the wisdome of the HPV vaccine bill from two sides. Mark Blaxill, the author of "Age of Autism" is concerned about federal ...

Debra Saunders writes that Perrys HPV decision mixed sex, power and mandates

Mitt Romney for Romneycare's “individual mandate” when Perry signed an order mandating an HPV vaccine. But, as the Atlantic's Megan McArdle pointed out, vaccines are mandatory for a reason: Their primary purpose “is not necessarily to protect the ...
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New service makes shingles vaccine easier

The Centers for Disease Control reports there are about a million new cases each year. The best solution to preventing shingles is to get the vaccine if one are age 60 or older. However, Rose said, the one-time dose can cost $200. ...
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Find a flu vaccine before the flu finds you

By Sonya Moseley How can you protect yourself and the people you love from getting influenza this flu season? By making sure you and the people you care for receive the flu vaccine. The Let's Immunize Northern Kentucky (LINK) coalition, along with the ...
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kypost.com

Down With HPV? Nikki Haley Was …

Michele Bachmann slammed Perry's executive order on the vaccine as political payback. Perry – who has a history of “pay-to-play” problems – has been accused of signing the order because it benefited Merck pharmaceuticals, one of his campaign ...
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Michele Bachman's Connection To The Company That Makes ...

Despite the fact that there's clear evidence that it's hurting her, Michele Bachmann is continuing to hammer down on Gardasil issue. The latest example comes in a campaign video released yesterday in which she dubs Perry's 2007 Executive ...
Outside the Beltway

Solyndra, Gardasil and the Supreme Court | Judicial Watch

At issue is Texas Governor Rick Perry's horrible decision in February 2007 to require sixth grade girls to be administered the controversial Gardasil vaccine against Human Papillomavirus (HPV). He did not wait for the legislature to act. ...
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