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, ...See all stories on this topic »
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, ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »TribLocal
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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, ...See all stories on this topic »
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, ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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, ...See all stories on this topic »USA TODAY
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
"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. ...
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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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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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »ThirdAge
... who has covered the controversy over the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, which led to a drop in MMR vaccination rates to dangerous levels. ...
... 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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...
Updated rotavirus vaccines do not appear to increase the occurrence of a severe bowel obstruction called intussusception. Vaccines were pulled from the ...
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »BlissTree
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 ...See all stories on this topic »Scientist
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. ...See all stories on this topic »USA TODAY
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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, ...
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Sanofi Pasteur ... provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, ...
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 ...See all stories on this topic »Osun Defender
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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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 ...
Will the Dubuque County ordinance end up causing more owners to bypass the mandatory rabies vaccine for their animals? The Dubuque County Board of ...
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
... 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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid...
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, ...See all stories on this topic »
The two updated versions of the vaccine, re-introduced in 2006 and 2008, prevent infection by rotavirus, which causes vomiting, abdominal pain, ...
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »ThirdAge
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 ...See all stories on this topic »The Inquisitr
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 ...See all stories on this topic »Globe and Mail
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, ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
Thimerosal, a widely used vaccine preservative that metabolizes to ethylmercury, contains close to 50% mercury by volume‚Äîand mercury is a well-known ...Canadian National Newspaper
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, ...
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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, ...See all stories on this topic »ABC News
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 ...See all stories on this topic »Straight.com
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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 ...
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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, ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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, ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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, ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
... 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. ...See all stories on this topic »
“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 ...See all stories on this topic »
"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 ...
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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. ...See all stories on this topic »BBC News
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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
The rotavirus vaccine was pulled from the marketplace in 1999 after being associated with painful gastrointestinal complications, however, ...
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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. ...See all stories on this topic »
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 ...See all stories on this topic »The Express Tribune
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 ...See all stories on this topic »
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, ...See all stories on this topic »