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Andrew Wakefield sues BMJ for claiming MMR study was fraudulent - BMJ and investigative journalist stand by allegations in articles about research linking MMR vaccine to autism

Dr. Wakefield has issued a writ to Brian Deer and the British Medical Journal (pdf)


Dr Andrew Wakefield - Is this a litigious Texan publicity stunt?

Evan Harris Distances Himself From Brian Deer But His Position Remains Untenable by John Stone - Age of Autism

Media Standards Trust and Hacked Off Director, Martin Moore, Stonewalls Over Evan Harris and Brian Deer’s Investigation by John Stone - Age of Autism

‘A Very Likely Miscarriage of Justice’

Pediatricians dump vax-hesitant parents

Argentina, We Cry For You

Hepatitis C vaccine: Oxford researchers' trial 'promising' - An early clinical trial of a hepatitis C vaccine has shown "promising" results, according to researchers at Oxford University.

Campaign aims to increase NHS staff flu vaccination - To minimise the spread of influenza within the NHS, key organisations have launched a campaign to boost the uptake of staff vaccinations. Dean Royles reports.

Herpes Vaccine Fails to Protect Women

Waukon native Dr. Michael Osterholm shares his views on recent reports on the effectiveness of vaccines

MUSD bucking statewide vaccination trends

Ovarian Cancer Vaccines Can be Made More Quickly

Why this Vitamin is Better than ANY Vaccine and Improves Your Immune System by 3-5 Times (Opinion)

Researchers Study Nasal Administration of Bionor Pharma's Therapeutic HIV Vaccine Vacc-4x Combined With Eurocine Vaccines' Endocine(TM) in Fully Enrolled Trial; New Treatment Option Would Offer Easier Treatment Access for HIV Patients Globally

First Human Volunteer Immunized in Clinical Trial of Profectus BioSciences' Vesicular Stomatitis Virus-vectored HIV-1 Vaccine - NIAID-funded Study Designed to Establish the Optimal Dose of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus-Vectored Prophylactic HIV Vaccine in Normal Healthy Adults

Cadila-Novavax JV gets nod for clinical test of new vaccines

Severe Influenza Among Children and Young Adults with Neurologic and Neurodevelopmental Conditions — Ohio, 2011

Cell-phone-based iris-recognition system aimed at immunization programs

Immunovaccine Vaccinates First Patient in Phase I Trial of the DPX-Survivac Cancer Vaccine

Drug research routinely suppressed, study authors find

Study Finds Marketing, Misinformation Clouds Purpose of HPV Vaccine

Girls Who Get HPV Vaccine Still Value Safe Sex

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Doesn’t Mean Quit Having Safe Sex

Some Girls Overestimate HPV Vaccine Protection

Vaccine eases meningitis fear

“The jab fried my brain and transported me to within a whisper of death and paralysis.”

J&J AIDS Vaccine Helps Protect Monkeys From Virus in Study

Drug Companies Reduce Payments to Doctors as Scrutiny Mounts

Receipt of A(H1N1)pdm09 Vaccine by Prisons and Jails — United States, 2009–10 Influenza Season

Human papillomavirus and the risk of oropharyngeal cancer

Is ethical for parents to refuse surgical treatment for their child?

Learning valuable public health lessons from influenza vaccination

Why doctors should blog with their real name

Vaccines, preventable disease, and the nature of risk

Why I vaccinated my sons against HPV

Whooping cough cases double

Michele Bachman drops out of race for U.S. President

CentraState offers vaccinations to public

Commentary - Vaccine Decliners

NIH launches first online genetics course for social and behavioral scientists

Pneumococcal Vaccine Approved for Age 50 and Older

Taking the knife to doctor-drug company relationships

National panel on health soon

The ministers produced a number of recommendations on the fight against non-communicable diseases, improved healthcare, patient safety, psychiatric health, eradication of measles and German measles, health leaderships promotion in GCC countries, ...
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Whooping cough cases reach 'epidemic' level in Snohomish County, say officials

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, "is now epidemic in our community," said Dr. Gary Goldbaum with Snohomish County Health District. 220 cases were reported in the county in 2011, compared to 25 cases in 2010. Out of those 220 cases, ...
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Mount Prospect – Prospect Heights Rotary to Form Japanese Club

By James Uszler Yesterday at 5:44 pm Mount Prospect Bar Louie Marketing Director Tony DeSalvo (left) presents a check for $250 to Mount Prospect- Prospect Heights Rotary Club President Jim Uszler on behalf of the End Polio Now Campaign. ...
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TribLocal

Some girls may think HPV vaccine protects against other STDs, too

Some girls may be more likely to overestimate the protection they receive from the HPV vaccine, new research shows. Human papillomaviris, the most common sexually transmitted infection, can infect the genital areas of men and women, cause genital warts ...
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Bachmann Beat: Looking at a Failed Campaign

Her poll numbers dropped from the controversy that arose after she called the HPV vaccine “potentially a very dangerous drug.” She also faced scrutiny for her geographical and foreign policy errors—saying that Libya was not in Africa, ...
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Trials for Novel Influenza Vaccine Likely by Spring

The trivalent seasonal vaccine for 2011 to 2012 guards against the human A(H3N2) virus, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not expect it to offer significant protection against the variant of the swine-origin version, ...
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Rotavirus vaccine not tied to bowel problem: study

Dr. Umesh Parashar, a rotavirus vaccine expert at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said a very small extra risk of intussusception with the vaccine -- like that seen in Mexico and Brazil -- might be hard to pick up in this type of ...
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Potential herpes vaccine disappoints researchers

Genital herpes affects about 16 percent of Americans aged 14 to 49, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both types of the virus are released from their resulting sores but can also be transmitted between outbreaks, ...
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USA TODAY

Bare quorum hears updates at rcsd

21, but that meeting had to be postponed because board president michael mckaskle was down with chicken pox. he was recovered by the 28th, and attended the meeting, but board member art mcclure was traveling on business and couldn't make it. in need of ...
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Rotavirus vaccine not tied to bowel problem: study

"The rotavirus vaccine appears to be very safe," said Dr. Joseph Zickafoose, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who worked on the study. ...

Experts seek to find out links between health and poverty

The seminar titled 'Poverty and the Social Impact of the Expanded Programme for Immunisation in Pakistan' was organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). “Immunisation is the most cost effective health intervention against ...
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Group B Strep in Babies Still a Problem

Note that the mean case fatality ratio among these infants, who may succumb to sepsis, meningitis, or pneumonia, was 9.6%. Group B streptococcal infection in infants remains an important -- and preventable -- cause of infant disease and mortality ...
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UBC researchers identify potential new therapy approach for Hepatitis C that ...

HCV is spread by blood-to-blood contact and there is no vaccine to prevent it. Current treatments for the disease are only moderately effective and can cause serious side effects. “As HCV infects a person, it needs fat droplets in the liver to form new ...
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Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Induces T Cell Responses

Adenovirus-based vaccines can generate strong, broad, long-lasting, and functional T cell responses against hepatitis C virus in healthy people, according to a study published in the Jan. 4 issue of Science Translational Medicine. THURSDAY, Jan. ...
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HPV Vaccine for Boys Now Recommended | DrPullen.com ...

HPV vaccine for boys age 11-12 is now recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices according to an MMWR report last month. They specifically recommend the use of Gardasil, the quadrivalent HPV vaccine that ...
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Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All ...

Nearly one in four girls who gets the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mistakenly thinks that her risk of getting other sexually transmitted diseases is lower.
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HPV Vaccine Doesn't Lull Girls Into Complacency About Sex

5 (HealthDay News) -- Few teenage girls receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine perceive a reduced need for safer sexual behavior following their first inoculation, according to a study published in the January issue of the Archives of ...
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Protect your child against whooping cough, urges PHA

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding parents of the importance of their children completing the childhood immunisation programme to help prevent serious disease and illness following a reported increase of whooping cough (pertussis) cases in ...
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Pertussis Cases Double in the UK

Cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have more than doubled in the United Kingdom during the past year. According to the Daily Mail, data from the country's Health Protection Agency shows that cases of whooping cough jumped from 421 in ...
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ThirdAge

Andrew Wakefield Sues BMJ and Brian Deer ... - OneClick@Indiatimes

If you've followed the public discussion over the purported connection between vaccines and autism, you know the name Andrew Wakefield. Wakefield's 1998 ...
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Dr. Andrew Wakefield is suing Brian Deer and BMJ's Fiona Godlee ...

I have seen Dr Wakefield's name mentioned on this forum, so I thought I'd post this in case people are interested. I apologize if this has already been posted ...
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Andrew Wakefield sues BMJ for claiming MMR study was fraudulent

... who has covered the controversy over the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, which led to a drop in MMR vaccination rates to dangerous levels. ...

Many Jails Got No Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak: CDC

... researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained. The CDC scientists found that 55 percent of US jails -- facilities that house people awaiting trial or serving short sentences -- received no H1N1 vaccine during the ...
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Sanofi Pasteur US leads industry project to put 2D codes on ...

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Sanofi Pasteur have announced that pediatric offices across the country will now have access to a new vaccine ...

Bibb Schools Offer Flu Shots

The Bibb County School District, in partnership with the North Central Health District and the Macon-Bibb County Health Department, will continue offering the flu vaccine to students in elementary and middle schools beginning Tuesday, January 10. ...
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It really is bizarro day: Andrew Wakefield sues Brian Deer, BMJ

The PDF of Wakefield's complaint is online; this section actually made me laugh out loud: The Defamatory Statements were and are false and written and ...

Study: Updated rotavirus vaccine not linked to bowel obstruction ...

Updated rotavirus vaccines do not appear to increase the occurrence of a severe bowel obstruction called intussusception. Vaccines were pulled from the ...

Survey shows people in Wales are more than twice as likely to protect their ...

Just 37% of the people surveyed who are most at risk of flu and pneumococcal disease said they have protected themselves with vaccinations against these illnesses. However, 88% of the same group admitted they protect their possessions by insuring the ...
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Hopes for herpes simplex virus vaccine dashed

The failure of an experimental herpes vaccine against the sexually transmitted herpes simplex virus has dashed hopes for widespread use of the treatment. University of Miami pediatrician Judith L. Schaechter, MD (L) gives an HPV vaccination to a ...
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Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs

4 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in four girls who gets the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mistakenly thinks that her risk of getting other sexually transmitted diseases is lowered, a new study indicates. HPV is the most commonly transmitted ...
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It's National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: 3 Warning Signs You Need To Know

HPV vaccines have also been shown to be highly effective at preventing infection with the two most common types of HPV that cause approximately 70% of all cervical cancers. However, this vaccine doesn't protect against all the HPV types that can cause ...
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BlissTree

Chimp Viruses for Human Vaccines

A second accompanying paper reports the successful clinical trial results for one such chimp virus-based vaccine for hepatitis C. “The preexisting immunity to human adenoviruses has really made that approach difficult, if not unworkable,” said ...
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Scientist

Novel Hepatitis C vaccine shows some early promise

The researchers are calling it the first clinical trial of a hepatitis C vaccine in humans. The inside of the virus is much more stable than its outer coat, Klenerman explained, and it's also headquarters for "crucial pieces of machinery. ...
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USA TODAY

Study: Girls may think HPV vaccine means green light for unprotected sex

by China Sellers Despite the human papillomavirus being the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new study shows some girls incorrectly think getting the HPV vaccine ...
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Legal thuggery, antivaccine edition, part 2: An interesting connection

This link is with the Autism Trust USA. Poking around, one sees that Jake Crosby and his parents, as well as other Age of Autism hangers-on, are involved, ...

FDA approves Pfizer's Prevnar 13 for adults over 50

An 85000-person trial of Prevnar 13 is ongoing in the Netherlands, and investigators hope to determine whether the vaccine can prevent the first episode of community-acquired pneumonia caused by the 13 pneumococcal serotypes contained in the vaccine. ...
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Public Inspection: National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ...

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy. An unpublished Notice by the Health Resources ...
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The most precious gift of all

The 27-year-old from Alnwick gave birth on New Year's Day, just nine months after her first child Joshua died having suddenly contracted pneumococcal meningitis, the deadliest strain of the disease. He was just seven-and-a-half months old. ...
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ACS, A Xerox Company, Helps Iowa Modernize the Way Physicians Share Patient ...

Iowa e-Health, a collaboration of hospitals, consumers, healthcare providers, payers and others, created by Iowa's Department of Public Health, will work with ACS to implement the Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN). The system will allow the ...
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American Academy of Pediatrics and Sanofi Pasteur Announce the ...

5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Sanofi ... of Sanofi provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year making it ...
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American Academy of Pediatrics and Sanofi Pasteur Announce the ...

5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Sanofi Pasteur ... provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, ...

American Academy Of Pediatrics And Sanofi Pasteur Announce The ...

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60000 primary care ... of Sanofi provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year making it ...
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American Academy of Pediatrics and Sanofi Pasteur Announce the ...

American Academy of Pediatrics and Sanofi Pasteur Announce the Launch of ... of Sanofi provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year making it ...
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Breastfeed Your Babies Regularly – Mrs Aregbesola •To Flag Off Pet Project Soon

The state first lady urged the women and other nursing mothers in the state, to always make their children available for immunisation against killer diseases. She also encouraged them to patronise government clinics as quality services are available ...
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Osun Defender

Saving lives and money

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that approximately 5000 of those cases are fatal each year. The FDA gave accelerated approval of Prevnar 13 for adults, a process that allows the agency to approve products that ...
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Is The Flu Shot Right For You ?

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TweetBuzz Andrew Wakefield Sues BMJ and Brian Deer Time To Test ...

viaEdzardErnst Andrew Wakefield sues BMJ & Brian deerPredictable but a ... instead of showing remorseandrew wakefield sues the bmj and deerthis man is ...
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Media Standards Trust and Hacked Off Director, Martin Moore ...

By John Stone The director of the UK Media Standards Trust and its ... Hacked Off. Moore's last word on the matter after an Age of Autism article two days ...

msnbc.com health - Some girls overestimate HPV vaccine protection

Sex is a grown up thing, certainly not childs play ...i am not suprised that some girls would have thought that HPV vaccination = immune to other STI's. I am all for ...
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Veterinarians bark about pet-licensing fee

Will the Dubuque County ordinance end up causing more owners to bypass the mandatory rabies vaccine for their animals? The Dubuque County Board of ...

Whooping cough hits epidemic levels in county

The disease, also known as pertussis, "is now epidemic in our community," said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, health officer for the Snohomish Health District. By the end of the year, 220 cases had been reported in the county. In all of 2010, there were just 25 ...
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TN to administer polio drops to migrant children on Jan 8

PTI | 02:01 PM,Jan 05,2012 Over 32000 migrant children to be administered polio drops Chennai,Jan 5 (PTI) Over 32000 migrant children from other states will be administered polio drops on January 8 in Tamil Nadu as part of the second phase of the ...
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Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at Biotech Showcase Investor Conference

... leukemia and hepatitis C virus and Phase I studies for influenza and HIV. Partners and collaborators include the University of Pennsylvania, Merck, ChronTech, National Cancer Institute, US Military HIV Research Program, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial ...
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the Truth about Gardasil: 2012 January 03 | Beasley Allen

A new study published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine indicates girls who receive HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines like Gardasil and ...
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The Vaccine Machine: Reservations about Gardasil

Gardasil is now recommended for females and males from about age 9 to 26. So if a person received the series at 9 years of age, they're going to be protected ...
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Some girls overestimate HPV vaccine protection - Health - Cancer ...

Merck's Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix vaccines protect against ... Gardasil also protects against some strains of the virus that cause genital warts. ...
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Do i have to have Gardasil before i travel? - Yahoo! Answers

I'm going to Ireland here in a few months and do i need Gardasil before i travel ... we are NOT medically trained and neither is the internet. Talk to your doctor. ...
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Is The HPV Vaccine Encouraging Girls To Abandon Safe Sex?

According to some troubling new headlines out today, the HPV vaccine may make girls think they can forget about practicing safe sex because they're protected against all the nasty stuff lurking in other people's bodily fluids. Yet, just last week, ...
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Re-introduction of rotavirus vaccine does not increase ...

The two updated versions of the vaccine, re-introduced in 2006 and 2008, prevent infection by rotavirus, which causes vomiting, abdominal pain, ...

Michigan health officials urge the public: Get your flu shot

Nurse Amanda Sluss shares information on the flu shot at the Macomb County Health Department in Mt. Clemens. With her are the Heaths: Antoinette, 38; DeAndre, 4; Arianna, 3 months, and Bernard, 39. DeAndre got his shot Wednesday. ...
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HPV Vaccine Effects Overestimated by Teen Girls

The HPV vaccine has been shown to prevent HPV infections that can lead to cervical cancer, but many teenage girls also believe that being vaccinated means they no longer have to practice safe sex. According to Reuters, a new study from Cincinnati ...
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ThirdAge

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Recipients Still Practice Safe Sex, Study Finds

Perhaps one of the most odious political talking points (clip below) this year surrounded a vaccine for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and whether such a measure gave women an eventual “license to have sex.” Yes, the lifesaving HPV vaccine- if you ...
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The Inquisitr

HPV vaccine could deter safe sex, study finds

US researchers have found that some girls who receive the HPV vaccine, which guards against certain strains of a virus that could lead to cervical cancer, believe they are less at risk for other sexually transmitted infections, leading to fears they ...
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Globe and Mail

The Autism Vaccine Controversy and the Need for Responsible Science Journalism

A year after 10 infants died in California of pertussis (or whooping cough) infections, nationwide outbreaks continued to spread. While many of those were due to under-vaccinated adults who didn't realize they were due for a pertussis booster, ...
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New vaccine law impacts higher ed

By Rachel Mehlhaff / Staff Writer When it comes to bacterial meningitis vaccinations for college students, the state and higher-education institutions are trying to balance the health concern with cost and access to colleges and universities. ...
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Rick Perry Going Back To Texas, Michele Bachmann Holding A Press Conference

Bachmann peaked in August when she won the Ames straw poll in Iowa and her fundraising has never recovered from a debate gaffe when she took on Perry for his Gardasil vaccine mandate in Texas. Bachmann cancelled a campaign trip to South Carolina last ...
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Anne Chamberlain

The reason for this is because the Gardasil vaccine has caused the death of 68 little girls and boys as of June 2011 according to the VAERS, and the Texas legislature was pressured to remove it after financial ties of Texas governor Rick Perry to ...
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County flu cases are down

Health Commissioner Terri Argent checks on the flu vaccine supply in the refrigerated cabinet at the Massillon Health Department. By Doug Staley The winter blahs may be setting in but at least the flu isn't keeping a lot of people down. ...
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Andrew Wakefield | TheMediaBriefing

Andrew Wakefield (born 1957) is a British former surgeon and medical researcher known for his fraudulent claims of a causative connection between the ...
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Flu Vaccine's Health Hazard -- Commercial profits, and power

Thimerosal, a widely used vaccine preservative that metabolizes to ethylmercury, contains close to 50% mercury by volume—and mercury is a well-known ...

Canadian National Newspaper

Legal thuggery, antivaccine edition: Andrew Wakefield sues Brian ...

We've seen it before many, many times, directed against journalists, bloggers, and scientists as varied as Simon Singh, Paul Offit, Amy Wallace, Andy Lewis, ...

IL Students Required To Get New Whooping Cough Vaccine

Pertussis, commonly known as Whooping Cough, has spread throughout Lake County, Cook County, Whiteside County, Macon County, Winnebago County, McHenry, and the city of Chicago. The illness is extremely contagious and very dangerous for young children. ...
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Herpes Vaccine Fails to Protect Women

They were randomly assigned to the herpes vaccine or to a hepatitis A vaccine. The primary endpoint was occurrence of genital herpes disease due to either HSV-1 or HSV-2. Overall, the vaccine protected against infection with an efficacy of 22 percent, ...
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ABC News

Fraser Health Authority warns of whooping cough outbreak in Hope

According to the regional health authority, more than 20 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, have been reported in the Hope area since August, including 15 in December. “It has been many years since British Columbia has had an outbreak of ...
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SEEK Project OfficerCoordinator Schoolbased immunis Job in Sydney

Programme & Project Management, Great opportunity to join an exciting and interesting project close to Public Transport! Be part of the solution!!
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'Combined efforts' needed to tackle health challenges

... patient safety, mental health and health leadership development, besides elimination of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome. ...

Andrew Wakefield takes to the courts again

Andrew Wakefield, one of the doctors who was stricken from the register by the UK's General Medical Council, has filed a complaint in Texas claiming that ...

Thimerosal Litigation

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Carl Zimmer Google+ More on this soon MMR fraudster Andrew ...

More on this soon: MMR fraudster Andrew Wakefield sues journo Brian Deer and British Medical Journal editor Fiona Godlee for defamation (in Texas, no…
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Health officials worried over uutbreak of whooping cough in Fraser Health region

Whooping cough, or Pertussis, is more infectious than the common cold and can be deadly to very young children whose tiny bodies lack immunity to the disease. The “100-day cough” as the hacking, debilitating disease is called, is controlled, ...
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Kirkland Kiwanis joins effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus

Neonatal Tetanus kills one baby every nine minutes, nearly 60000 newborns every year. Kirkland Kiwanis has joined in the three-year program to provide an estimated 387 million doses of the tetanus vaccine to women of child bearing age over the next ...
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Department of State Health Services Makes Policy Changes for Vaccine Programs

After January 31, 2012 the MCV4 vaccine under the ASN program will no longer be available from the local health department. 2. Effective January 1, 2012, adult vaccines available at the local ASN site will include only hepatitis B, ...
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Cochlear Implant Failure Rate Generally Low

However, the risk of device failure seems to be increased among those who develop hearing loss due to bacterial meningitis before implantation. The first implantation was implemented nearly four decades ago, since then multichannel cochlear ...
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17000 Khyber children receive polio vaccine

By M. Ibrahim and Zahir Shah KHYBER AGENCY – At least 17000 children under age 5 received polio vaccine in parts of Bara, Khyber Agency, for the first time since early 2009, when militants took control and blocked vaccinations there, health officials ...
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Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs

Another vaccine, Cervarix, induces immunity to the two HPV types linked with cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for boys and girls aged 11 to 12, with catch-up immunizations recommended ...
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Work Begins on Possible Vaccine Against Novel Flu Bug

January 4, 2012 — Taking no chances, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is laying the groundwork for a possible vaccine against a novel strain of a swine influenza virus that has surfaced in 5 states and sickened 12 individuals, ...
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2011: The Year in Review

Because of the lackluster number of girls getting the three-dose HPV vaccine series, the committee voted to recommend routine use of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in adolescent boys to aid in halting spread of the infection to females, among other things. ...
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Nash on Health Policy: Guest Commentary: Vaccine Hesitancy ...

Guest Commentary: Vaccine Hesitancy Leading to Lower Immunization Rates ... Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and ...
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Preservative-Free Flu Vaccine

The preservative free flu vaccine is an option for people who want to avoid ... ( NIH), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Advisory Commitee on Immunization ...
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POLIO: Afghanistan vaccination project

Immunisation is vital as are hygiene education and prevention. The eradication efforts will be supported by UNICEF. The polio virus in its severe form can be devastating, affecting the nervous system, causing respiratory problems and paralysis. ...
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'Immunised children in Surulere LGA increased by 50% in 2011'

THE Assistant Local Immunisation Officer of a Surulere Primary Health Centre in Lagos, Mrs Florence Aligbe, has said that the local government area increased the number of immunized children by 50 per cent in 2011. Aligbe said in Lagos that the exact ...
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India's successful polio vaccination campaign could bring first disease-free year

And if polio is gone from India, the only countries where the disease is still endemic would be Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan." "The success is due to a combination of highly motivated local workers, philanthropy, the involvement of international ...
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Lebanon woman to sign copies of polio memoir

LEBANON — Delilah Moore Leach of Lebanon will sign copies of her memoir, “Iron Heart: A Story of Perseverance After Polio,” from 1 to 3 pm Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Hidden Treasures antique store, 764 S. Main St., Lebanon. ...
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Hope struggling with whooping cough outbreak

A recent outbreak of 20 cases of whooping cough in the Fraser Health region has doctors asking for anyone in close contact with children to get a pertussis vaccination. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is more infectious than the common cold. ...
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Waukon native Dr. Michael Osterholm shares his views on recent reports on the ...

... such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other public health agencies should use a “we don't know” answer, which would be more forthcoming than the patent “it is effective” answer when asked about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine. ...
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Trial herpes vaccine misses mark for protection in young women

“It would be difficult to imagine marketing a vaccine that would only work against HSV1.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans ages 14 to 49 is infected with HSV2. Nearly 60 percent of adults in the US are ...
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"What Will You Do For Autism" Asks Iowa Boy to Each GOP Candidate

"The mercury/ Thimerosal vaccines given to me at birth 9 years ago are now illegal in Iowa, Missouri and several other states. Why do the states have to ban ...

Hepatitis C vaccine hope after cold virus tests

by Mike Swain, Daily Mirror 4/01/2012 A VACCINE based on the cold virus could be the key to treating hepatitis C. Trials showed it tackled the disease, which causes flu-like effects before badly damaging the liver, in a similar way to people who are ...
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Risk factors for liver cancer; On track to HIV Vaccine; Genetic cause of ...

From Minnesota, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have identified that liver scarring associated with Hepatitis C was a risk factor for liver cancer. Previously, liver scarring diseases associated with alcohol consumption were a known risk factor. ...
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Hepatitis C vaccine: Oxford researchers' trial 'promising'

An early clinical trial of a hepatitis C vaccine has shown "promising" results, according to researchers at Oxford University. Designing a vaccine has been difficult as the virus changes its appearance, making it hard to find something to target. ...
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Saginaw County Department of Public Health announces temporary closure of ...

By Krystal Kozuch | The Saginaw News SAGINAW — The Saginaw County Department of Health's Immunization, Family Planning and STD Clinics will be closed Jan. 11 through Jan. 13 because of a computer program conversion and staff training. ...
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Reminder: Feb. 15 Immunization Deadline

Deschutes County public health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children's immunizations are current. Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15, children won't be able to attend school or child care if their records show they are missing ...
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U-M study shows updated rotavirus vaccine not linked to increase ...

The rotavirus vaccine was pulled from the marketplace in 1999 after being associated with painful gastrointestinal complications, however, ...

KDHE Promotes Cancer Screenings and HPV Vaccination

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3,78351 babies to be administered polio vaccine in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Jan 4 (BSS): A total of 3,78351 babies aged between 0-5 will be administered two drops of oral polio vaccine in all the seven upazilas in the district in the first round of 20th National Immunisation Day (NID) on January 7. ...
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Polio on the march

The National Polio Emergency, declared early this year, seems to have had very little impact in stopping the spread. By Editorial The father of the one year old boy in Vehari, who can now no longer walk or crawl says that he had insured all the ...
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The Express Tribune

Whooping cough outbreak detected in Hope

The health authority is asking healthcare professionals and members of the public in the Hope area to be alert for the signs and symptoms of Pertussis, or whooping cough. "It has been many years since British Columbia has had an outbreak of Pertussis ...
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Rock Out to Knock Out HPV

The show benefits Tulane Cancer Center's Gynecologic Cancer Research Fund HPV Vaccine Program, as well as the NED Fund at the Foundation for Women's Cancer. The band hopes to educate people about the dangers of the human papillomavirus, ...
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