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12-6-2011_for_tuesday Court tests liability of healthcare executives – Reuters - The Refusers

Seth Mnookin Boots Jake Crosby Out of Public Conference Chaired by Merck Exec by Jake Crosby - Age of Autism

It's a part of my anti-vaccine fantasy; it's a part of my anti-vaccine dream... by Orac

Turning the Corner with HPV

Vaccine developed against Ebola

Online vaccines available from suspect sources

Influenza vaccination rates up in children

UK drugmaker FDS Pharma has bought a manufacturing facility in Israel operated by Singapore biopharmaceutical concern SciGen.

Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illness - Cases of children suddenly exhibiting obsessive-compulsive disorder after strep has led to studies that reinforce the belief that some mental illnesses can be triggered by an immune response.

The HPV Vaccine Debate: Why News Organizations Need to Carefully Consider Coverage Decisions

Has the DTaP vaccines caused the increase in whooping cough?

Department Of Justice Rule Change Would Deny Documents Exist, Even When They Do

CDC sees improving flu vaccine uptake in kids, health workers

Eustace Mullins - Murder by Injection (Full Length) (video)

Skipping vaccines endangers all

Research Claims Timing Of Vaccines Matters (video)

Flu prevention measures need to be taken more seriously in diabetic patients - Patients with diabetes, as sufferers of a chronic condition, belong to groups of people that are particularly at risk from influenza.

Study: Vaccines & Hand-Washing Can Reduce Prejudice Against Immigrants, the Obese & Crack Addicts

Vaccine Against Ebola Fever Protects Mice From Deadly Virus

A Spouse’s Bill of Rights - "In our latest online ethical debate, readers addressed the question of whether pediatricians may refuse care for families that don’t vaccinate their children."

Buy Local, Skip Vaccines

Parents exposing children to chicken pox (video)

Required vaccination pricey, frustrating

In addition to filling out all the paper work and waiting in the infamous line to talk to an adviser, students will have to deal with another obstacle: the meningitis shot. Due to a Texas state requirement, students returning after a semester break ...
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Warding off the misfortune of mumps

If you haven't already, it's time to catch up, says the Region's health department when it comes to young adults and preventing mumps. The health department is once again encouraging high school and post-secondary students who haven't received a second ...
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The 1% Wants Your Vitamins

US Lifespan continues to decline, primarily due to a cancer-causing monkey virus that infected 98000000 Americans in contaminated Polio Vaccines, 60 years ago. It is not always what it seems. Courtesy: students.cis.uab.edu (WASHINGTON DC) - The 1% is ...
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Salem-News.Com

Planting bulbs to eradicate polio

A total of 2000 daffodil and crocus bulbs were planted near the Markham Retail Park to raise awareness of Rotary International's ongoing campaign to eradicate polio. The campaign, which matches funding from Bill and Melissa Gates, supports immunization ...
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Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Pharmacists take time out for a flu shot

Estevan Pharmacy's Leah Ferreira holds up her sleeve to receive a flu vaccination from fellow pharmacist Lesley Blackman in Estevan Village. By Staff Writer - Oak Bay News Pharmacists at Estevan Pharmacy posed to promote their regular flu shot clinic ...
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County Offers Two More Flu Vaccination Clinics

By Press Release COURT HOUSE – If you haven't yet found time to get your flu shot this year, Cape May County will hold two additional free flu vaccination clinics. “Many people stop thinking about getting a flu shot after November, but in New Jersey ...
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Free flu vaccine with smaller needle offered at N Ky Health Dept

Because it doesn't go into the muscle, you don't get the soreness that often occurs with the traditional flu shot. The vaccine goes into the top layer of skin, some itching and redness at the site is common, but goes away in a couple days. ...
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Flu season expected to get worse in January: CDC

The flu vaccine has been available since September, but many people still haven't received their shot. The Centers for Disease Control in the United States said the worst of the flu season is expected to hit in January. Health officials say people who ...
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Pandemic flu vaccine protected pregnant women

"No reasons exist from this report not to continue to follow the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendations and, pending more information, consider that the benefits of influenza immunizations in pregnant women outweigh the risks," ...
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Free Shots Tomorrow at LHS

... as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.” This year, NIVW was scheduled for Dec. 4 to 10, after Lexington's public health officials have already held a handful of free flu clinics. ...
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Chickenpox Parties: Smart Or 'Ludicrous'?

About a week after the play date, both Henry boys came down with chickenpox. So did a lot of the other kids at school. “Apparently, some of the other neighborhood moms and dads decided it would be a good idea to have all the kids get sick at the same ...
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HealthyState.org

Whooping Cough Hits Hard in Illinois

The AP reported that the reasons for declining vaccines varied. Some doubted the need for vaccines, others feared adverse effects and other parents said ...

John Andrew Wakefield1841 1922 Find A Grave Memorial

John Andrew Wakefield Added by John Burgess · John Andrew Wakefield Added by John Burgess. Photos may be scaled. Click on image for full size ...
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Africa: Advancing the Development of a Malaria Transmission-Blocking Vaccine

The partners-the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Immunization Research (CIR)-are working together to conduct a ...
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Turning the Corner with HPV

In my recent Empowher article titled, “Is Anyone Listening When it comes to HPV Vaccines?” I spoke about the fact that despite this country having waged a “war on cancer” and have now found a vaccine which can potentially protect against six of them, ...
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Pharmathene Announces Publication of Phase I Study Results for ...

No drug-related Grade 2-4 or serious adverse events were reported. ... and provide a standard for defining a protective vaccine response. ...

Pandemic flu vaccine protected pregnant women

While some flu vaccines contain the mercury-based preservative thimerosal, a study out last year found the compound did not increase the risk of autism, ...

HPV Vaccine in Rwanda: Different Disease, Same ... - GHDonline

HPV Vaccine in Rwanda: Different Disease, Same Double Standard ... for the Human Papillomavirus vaccine in low-income countries: “HPV Vaccine in Rwanda: ...
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Schools worry as more parents opt out of school shots

That estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was based on sample data the state previously reported to the federal government. The AP analysis found more than half of states have seen at least a slight rise in the rate of exemptions ...
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Ottawa County Showing Well in State Flu Vaccine Numbers

... Ottawa County Health Department officials say that figures from the state Department of Community Health show that the county is among the top seven in all age categories in the number of residents inoculated with the flu vaccine this fall. ...
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Influenza Vaccine Okay For Those Allergic To Eggs

In the past, there was concern that since the flu vaccine is grown in eggs, the residual protein could potentially trigger a bad reaction in those with ...

So far so good

Pentavalent Vaccine Except for a case of abscess and three cases of persistent crying after vaccination, no major adverse effect following immunisation (AEFIs) have been reported after the pentavalent vaccine was reintroduced this June. ...
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Single Vaccine Dose Protects Infants and Mothers Against H1N1

... risk for adverse outcomes regarding 2009 influenza A(H1N1) infection. ... components of the vaccine, had a severe reaction to previous H1N1 vaccination, ...

Pentavalent vaccine roll out on Dec. 14

However, the recommendation had come under a cloud with a section of doctors and public health activists questioning the safety of the vaccine and the rationale of recommending universal immunisation against Hib, without adequate surveillance or ...
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Myths busted - Do flu shots cause the flu?

Some flu vaccines contain thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative that has been blamed for health problems, including autism. ...

Meningitis shot clinic aimed at vaccinating 500 children throughout Limestone ...

The Athens High freshman and cheerleader died from meningitis. They had planned to get her vaccinated in the spring of 2008. Since her death, the couple has been raising money and awareness of a vaccine to prevent other families from suffering such a ...
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Measles will spread over Christmas break

The outbreak of measles in Auckland is likely to spread over the Christmas break, say health authorities and they are urging people to ensure they are fully protected. If an unimmunised person contracts the disease, they will need two weeks of ...
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Practice dilemma: Wrong flu vaccine

A patient has returned to your surgery with a rash after receiving the flu vaccine. You discover she is slightly allergic to egg but wasn't asked before she received the injection and was given the wrong type. What should you do now? ...
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Chicken pox trends concerning doctors

By Angelina Perez - email Amarillo, TX - Chicken pox are becoming more rare in the medical community, but some parents are still trying to make sure their children get it. Most have heard of "Pox Parties" when you have your child stay with an infected ...
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Scientists close to developing vaccine against deadly Ebola virus

The DNA vaccine was developed by teams of scientists at the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center and the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious diseases. The researchers say that the new Ebola Vaccine protects monkeys after a single ...
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DigitalJournal.com

It's a part of my anti-vaccine fantasy

Where else, but the anti-vaccine crank blog Age of Autism? It always provides. I often discuss the pseudoscience, crankery, and, all too often, ...

Online vaccines available from suspect sources

The FDA has identified critical shortages in vaccines for hepatitis B, pediatric and adult hepatitis A, and zoster vaccines. Liang and Mackey reported in the journal Vaccine that counterfeits aren't the whole problem. Poor quality prophylactics ...
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Report: Whooping Cough Cases Rise in DuPage County

By Sabrina Wu Pertussis, known commonly as whooping cough, is highly infectious. DuPage County Health Department officials say symptoms are generally mild and appear five to 10 days after exposure. Symptoms begin with a mild fever and an occasional ...
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CDC unsure how long flu vaccine will be readily available [Richmond County ...

Because flu viruses evolve so quickly, last year's vaccine may not protect you from this year's viruses, experts advise. It is believed that the increasing number of locations a flu vaccine can be obtained -- like pharmacies and the workplace -- is ...
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Where to Get a Flu Shot

It's that time of year again: flu, and in turn, flu shot, season. If you still haven't gotten your shot yet, it is not too late. Here are places to get that needle stuck in your arm, all for the sake of fighting influenza. Health care offices: Doctor's ...
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Association Between Thimerosal-Containing Vaccine and Autism - Topix

Thimerosal, a preservative used widely in vaccine formulations, contains ... It was conducted in 2003, making this no causal relationship to thimerosal in ...
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It's Flu Season, and Trenton Wants to Do Something About It

But it's likely that far fewer will heed the advice: about 43 percent of the US population and just over 63 percent of healthcare workers get the flu vaccine, according to estimates from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
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Kerala kids to get new pentavalent vaccine shots

Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the Universal Immunisation Programme of the Indian government, Kerala will on Dec 14 introduce the pentavalent vaccine which provides protection to a child from five life-threatening diseases. The pentavalent vaccine will ...
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IBNLive.com

Ebola Vaccine Developed

Ebola may soon go the way of smallpox: Scientists have developed a vaccine for the terrifying virus, which kills 90 percent of people it infects. Previous vaccines, relying on crippled viral particles, degraded too quickly to be useful. ...
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Daily Beast

Clean hands – a simple way to reduce the spread of infection

Dr Lorraine Doherty, Assistant Director of Public Health (Health Protection), PHA, said: “The PHA would like to advise the public of how everyone can play their part in preventing the spread of winter viruses. “Receiving the seasonal flu vaccine is the ...
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Cervarix was the 'wrong decision' for the UK

His comments come as the coalition government has decided to award the new four-year vaccination contract to Sanofi Pasteur MSD's drug Gardasil. Gardasil gives a wider range of protection than GSK's drug by preventing infection from four HPV strains ...
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InPharm

Flu vaccinations still recommended

By Lisa Pevtzow, Special to the Tribune As the influenza season heads in, Carol Baker, who chairs the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition, answers some common questions about the flu vaccine. ...
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Why we still need to worry about AIDS

By The Doctors, for USA WEEKEND Thirty years ago, a brief report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described five young men with a rare form of pneumonia usually seen in people with severely depressed immune systems — the men ...
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Seth Mnookin Boots Jake Crosby Out of Public Conference Chaired by ...

According to Mnookin, Andrew Wakefield and the other players in the movement to link vaccines and autism succeeded in convincing so many people, ...

Winter Awareness: Are you protected against meningitis and septicaemia?

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is calling on everyone to be aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis as the winter season approaches and is asking parents to ensure their children are fully up-to-date with their vaccinations. ...
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SciGen sells Israeli vaccines plant to FDS

FDS Pharma has bought the hepatitis vaccine manufacturing plant along with license rights for the manufacture and sale of SciGen's vaccine against hepatitis B - for $2 million in addition to 5% royalties on sales, according to a SciGen stock exchange ...
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HPV Vaccination Now Recommended for Boys

The FDA has approved two vaccines to ward off infection by some strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cancer. But until recently, the shot was promoted only for girls. (The vaccine is useless unless given before the onset of sexual ...
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All you need to know about flu season

The more common vaccine is an inactive preparation that is injected into the arm. This is recommended for all adults older than 50. You cannot catch the flu from this vaccine, but some common side effects include soreness at the injection site, ...
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The HPV Vaccine Debate: Why News Organizations Need to Carefully Consider ...

The FDA approved two vaccines that exist in the market today: Gardasil, introduced by Merck in 2006 and Cevarix introduced by GlaxoSmithKline in 2009. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), both vaccines are very effective against cervical ...
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Don't wait for a rash – that 'flu' could be meningitis

AS winter closes in, people are being warned to watch out for symptoms of meningitis. The Meningitis Trust says the autumn-winter period is the “peak season” for the illness, and is urging people not wait for a rash to develop. ...
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Cambridge News

Lyndon becomes charity agent

By Duncan Leatherdale » A PARALYMPIC hopeful is celebrating three new milestones, including a new British record, becoming the face of a meningitis charity and turning 16. Lyndon Longhorne, from Crook, County Durham, has become one of 11 young ...
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Reflections on US Immunization Challenges: Lady Montague ...

.”1 Vaccine-preventable disease rates are low, and immunization rates are high, ... on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics, received ...
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Viljandi County Vaccinates Teachers for Hepatitis A

The county received the vaccine at a discount, after negotiations with the Estonian branch of the international pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline - the only hepatitis A vaccine supplier in the country. "This is an important contribution for ...
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Two crash victims identified

Several independent sources identified the other two victims as Steve Osborne and his wife Jan (Measles) Osborne. It is unlikely anyone survived the crash, Bender said. “It would be very difficult for anyone to survive an accident of this nature due to ...
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Just another bam scandal

has officially called on the Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general to investigate a suspicious $433 million no-bid contract for a dubious smallpox vaccine. Frankly, just about everything connected with this one smells. ...
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New York Post

Student vaccine rates holding steady amid concerns

Public health nurse Cheryl Wavrin gives an inoculation to Brandon Beyer, 15, on Monday at Fargo Cass Public Health in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor FARGO – Vaccination rates for local schoolchildren are holding steady, ...
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New immunizations required

Before the 2012-2013 school year begins, current sixth- and 11th-grade students must receive a dose of Tdap for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis and a dose of the meningococcal vaccines before the school year begins or they cannot attend school. ...
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HPV Vaccination Completion Rates Increase, but Gaps Remain

New findings demonstrate a recent increase in the annual completion rates of vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
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Mandatory HPV Vaccination Debate: Is it a Threat to National ...

The HPV vaccine, and the potential for a mandatory HPV vaccination, has been the center of much debate and has caused many people to reexamine what is ...
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Unprepared for the Worst

On September 11, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, director Jeffrey Koplan and his top staff were rushed off to the DeKalb Peachtree Airport, where they awaited instructions inside a military transport that was fully fueled ...
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111 million vaccinated for flu

By Tom Corwin Virginia College medical student Maureen Grant, 20, of Augusta administers a flu shot to fellow student LaToya Wright, 34. Thirty-six percent of the 305 million people who are 6 months or older had received the vaccine by early November, ...
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Parents exposing children to chicken pox

But she is part of a growing number of parents who believe vaccines are bad. Kelle Kromarek: "Formaldehyde, mercury, thimerosal there's just so many things ...

Leigh ODell on Gardasil - Gardasil - Zimbio

Leigh ODell on Gardasil The drugs fluctuate in the kinds of human papillomavirus (HPV) they treat, which is the virus said to result in cervical most cancers.
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NIV two steps away from hepatitis C vaccine

The NIV initiated the vaccine development work in 2007. Annually, over two million Indians die due to chronic liver disease. Of them, 15 % are infected with the hepatitis C virus while 45 % die due to the hepatitis B virus. While the second infection ...
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New Malaria Strain Difficult to Treat

... a once-minor strain of the malaria parasite has now emerged as a major public health threat. And it is a far more complicated and deadly strain than the one being targeted by vaccine. Malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax has long been considered more ...
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Whooping cough cases soar in Lake County

Pertussis cases are on the rise in Lake County, with clusters being reported at two schools in Mundelein and Lake Forest. Carl Sandburg Middle School in Mundelein has reported 10 cases of pertussis — often referred to as whooping cough — this fall. ...
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Peace Medallion winner working to eradicate polio

Wolff was chosen this year's recipient for her long-term commitment to eradicating polio around the world. Peace only comes when people's basic human rights and needs are met, she told a roomful of Rotarian members at the Best Western Guildwood Inn. ...
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How to flu-proof your family

Aside from keeping clean or getting the flu vaccine, having a healthy immune system is your kid's best bet in fighting off a cold or the seasonal flu. Kids can get an immunity boost from practicing basic healthy habits: eating well, staying active and ...
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Study finds surge in young nurses over past decade

Registered nurse, Corrina Valenti prepares a syringe containing the H1N1 flu vaccine. The past decade brought a 62 percent increase in the number of younger registered nurses entering the workforce, researchers reported Monday in the journal Health ...
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USA Today

Time for an American Deborah?

I could live with Rick Perry, but the Gardasil thing and illegal immigration leave me a little cool toward Perry. That Gardasil deal is a valid concern, ...

Reilly scaled back plans to cut GP fees for childhood jabs

MINISTER FOR Health James Reilly scaled back the reduction in fees paid to GPs for administering the primary childhood immunisation originally sought by Department of Health officials. In late October the Minister authorised cuts of 7.5 per cent in ...
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Jab urged to avoid killer cough

"Victoria has for many years had a very strong immunisation program, with 92per cent of 12-month-old children fully immunised for pertussis and 96per cent by two years of age. "Immunisation is the best and safest way for parents to protect their young ...
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Pharmasset Poised to Pay 20% With Gilead Deal Closing: Real M&A

Pharmasset is developing an oral drug for hepatitis C, which is now largely treated with injections. The viral infection, for which there is no vaccine, can lead to liver cancer. As many as 170 million people globally carry hepatitis C, ...
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DNA highlights Native American die-off

By Bruce Bower Genetic evidence now backs up Spanish documents from the 16th century describing smallpox epidemics that decimated Native American populations. Native American numbers briefly plummeted by about 50 percent around the time European ...
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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Supports 2011 National Influenza ...

5, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in highlighting the importance of influenza prevention during National Influenza Vaccination Week, ...
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111 million vaccinated for flu this year

... the vaccine by early November, an increase of 3.5 percent over the same period last year, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
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CDC sees improving flu vaccine uptake in kids, health workers

Dec 5, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today they see promising signs of increased flu vaccine uptake in children and healthcare workers so far this year, adding that they hope to boost ...
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Free Flu Clinic Tuesday In Cromwell, Dec. 14 In Middletown

By SHAWN R. BEALS, sbeals@courant.com The Hartford Courant There will be a free flu clinic Tuesday, Dec. 6, from noon to 8 pm at the Coles Road fire station, 105 Coles Road. Anyone 3 or older and in good health is eligible to receive a flu vaccine. ...
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Vaccine Against Ebola Fever Protects Mice From Deadly Virus

Should the vaccine work and be approved for human use, it probably will also be used in Africa, around Ebola outbreaks, according to Arntzen. The incubation period for Ebola is 2 to 21 days, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Division of Public Health announces National Hand Washing Awareness week

Illnesses from the common cold to more serious diseases, including meningitis, infectious diarrhea, the flu and hepatitis A, can all be spread from touching. According to a related press release, one third of people nationwide do not wash their hands ...
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How tragedy inspired Norwich City councillor's charity mission

A leading Norwich city councillor whose husband died from meningitis has embarked on a campaign to raise funds for charity and increase awareness of the disease, as the anniversary of his death approaches. To send a link to this page to a friend, ...
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Norwich Evening News

Prevent meningitis: Debbie Weisbarth

Meningitis strikes preteens and teens more than most other age groups, and the consequences can be devastating. Meningitis can take the life of an otherwise healthy child within a single day, and survivors can be left with lifelong disabilities such as ...
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Plain Dealer

Californians for Patient Care Calls for Mandatory Flu Vaccine for All ...

By not doing something as minor as getting a flu vaccine, healthcare workers put their patients' health at unnecessary risk. It is time to make public health a real priority and require annual flu vaccinations for all healthcare professionals. ...
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Sheridan Rotary 'Panhandling For Polio'

By Brad Estes on Mon 12/05/2011 12:20 The Sheridan Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs will take donations during their “Panhandling for Polio” fundraising event Thursday, December 8 at Sheridan High School. Even though polio has been under control in ...
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Sheridan Media (press release)

MD Anderson has hired away 55 scientists from Dana-Farber

It continues to be supported through two large collaborative partnerships with Merck & Co. and Sanofi-Aventis. Governor Rick Perry took the opportunity to ...

Merlene Davis: Surely GOP has someone better than New Gingrich

Rick Perry entered the race and just after she said the HPV vaccine Gardasil causes "retardation," despite research saying otherwise. When Perry lead the pack, we saw him stumble a couple of times when quick recall was demanded of him. ...
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Measles confirmed in 14 districts

By Prossy Nandudu The Ministry of Health is to reopen the measles units in all hospitals across the country following an outbreak of the disease in 14 districts. The disease has been confirmed in Mbale, Kabarole, Luwero, Nakasongola, Bududa, Bukedea, ...
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Toward a vaccine for Ebola

... along with colleagues from ASU, the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, and the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD, have made progress toward a vaccine against the deadly virus. ...
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