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Daily News 2012-11-12


Infertility after Gardasil? - SaneVax

Ranbaxy to get guidance soon for remedial steps on Dewas unit - In May, Ranbaxy hired two US-based consultants to advise it on remedial work to be done at its manufacturing units in India

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Funded

Novartis Starts To Climb Out Of Manufacturing Hole
by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

British medical journal slams Roche for not releasing info on flu vaccine Tamiflu

Boycott Roche Over Unreleased Tamiflu Data? by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Study discovers a new live vaccine approach for SARS and novel coronaviruses - Rapid mutation has long been considered a key to viral adaptation to environmental change. But in the case of the coronavirus responsible for deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), collaborating researchers at the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University have found that accelerating the rate of mutations cripples the virus's ability to cause disease in animals. In addition, they say this finding may allow scientists to explore a new option for creating safer live vaccines.

Highlands MSP concerns over health and care workers taking flu jabs - MSP calling for publication of figures on the number of care workers receiving flu vaccinations. Health workers receiving flu vaccinations in Moray and throughout Scotland need to be increased significantly according to a regional MSP.

Glaxo Employee Blows Whistle On Drug Promotions by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

UW Health requires employees to get flu shots

New drugs, vaccines needed for bacterial meningitis

Africa: Vaccines to Prevent Pneumonia Deaths Reaching Poor Countries in Record Time

Influenza burden shifted during the 2009-2010 pandemic
 
Home field advantage: Intravaginal immunization may help protect against infection - Sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) enter the body through the mucosal epithelial cells and the ability to direct pathogen-clearing T-cells to points of infection may be the critical element in developing successful vaccines against these infections.

The Flu Vaccine: Fact of Fiction - It’s recommended for the young, the old and just about everyone in between, but does it really make a difference?

Vanderbilt researcher makes SARS discovery that could lead to vaccine

Best remedy for whooping cough

VIOLIN API Allows Big Data Approach to Vaccine Research

HIV-1 vaccine development: Pinning down a moving target - HIV-1 is a genetically diverse collection of viruses, making it a moving target in vaccine development.

Human papilloma virus (HPV), the vaccine against it and why kids need the vaccine 

Thank Jim Kirk of Chicago Sun Times for Hiring Best Selling Author Jenny McCarthy - Age of Autism

Inovio Therapeutic Hepatitis B Vaccine Killer T Cells Demonstrate Potential to Clear HBV in Liver - Inovio Advances New Disease Therapy, Where 400 Million Patients Lack Effective Treatment

Flu Vaccine Dangers: Canada and Europe suspends

Flu Vaccinations and What You Need to Know (video)

Children to be vaccinated against rotavirus

Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order to Allow Pharmacists, EMTS, and Dentists to Help Administer Tetanus Vaccines in Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy - State and City Health Departments Advise People to Get a Tetanus Vaccine to Prevent Possible Infection

Mologen AG : Nine month report of MOLOGEN AG: Successful cancer studies and capital increases show positive effects

Flu, fever linked with autism in pregnancy study

Autism: This is what autism looks like! This is vaccine injury (video)

Flu Vaccine Controversies: Can the Flu Shot Cause Autism and Disability? (VIDEOS)

Babies to be vaccinated against stomach bug from next year:  Department of Health -
Hundreds of thousands of babies are to be vaccinated against a virulent stomach bug that can be so severe one in ten sufferers needs to be admitted to hospital, the Department of Health has announced.


Children Referendum Debate Ireland - Joining us to discuss is CEO of Barnardos, Fergus Finlay and former MEP, Kathy Sinnott. (video)

NY gov: Doing storm cleanup? Make sure your tetanus vaccination is current

Cuomo expands access to tetanus vaccines in areas affected by Sandy - Governor signs executive order to allow pharmacists, emergency-medical technicians and dentists to administer tetanus vaccines in areas of New York State affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Study: New vaccine for malaria reduces infections by third

Setback for First Malaria Vaccine in African Trial

Agenus shares rise on positive vaccine results - Agenus shares rise as partner GlaxoSmithKline reports positive data for malaria vaccine

Alex Garza: Vaccines make us all healthier

Health Unit expands free HPV vaccine program for teen girls

EPI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa holds awareness seminar on Pneumoccocal vaccines

Phase I Japanese Red Cedar JRC-LAMP-Vax Vaccine Safety Study Begins

Somalia: Thousands at Risk of Polio in Somalia's Port City of Kismayo

Official: Iran Self-Sufficient in Vaccine Production - Iran has become almost needless of importing different kinds of vaccines from foreign countries, a health official said Sunday.

SAV001-H: HIV Vaccine Has No Adverse Side Effects In Early Trial

A vaccine too far?

State adds three recommended vaccines to program

Medicago Announces 2012 Third Quarter Financial Results

Health Department Schedules Vaccination Clinics - Pertussis, influenza, pneumonia shots available throughout the state in November, December

SafeMinds Action Alert: Autism Hearing in Congress - Age of Autism

Dachel Media Update: 11/10  - Age of Autism

Letter to the Editor: Halloween Night: I never wanted to be proven right

Are police falsely accusing parents of manslaughter and Shaken Baby Syndrome?

Rwanda: Men Urged to Play Role in Child Immunisation

Rotavirus Research Results Show Need to Tailor Vaccines to Improve Their Impact

Rotavirus vaccination for babies announced

BioCryst may drop quest for US approval of peramivir

NEWS SCAN: Peanut butter Salmonella update, more fungal meningitis, low flu activity, West Nile mutation?

Hints of a more virulent, mutating West Nile virus emerge

GPs given green light to start shingles vaccination

Title: Enhancing efficacy of vaccines administered via the respiratory tract (patent) "The addition of anti-antibody serves to neutralize or inactivate the activity of sIgA antibody to the influenza virus, which will allow a sufficient amount of the vaccine virus to replicate so as to be able to induce an acceptable level of immunity."

How to fake a vaccination record?

i have asperger's - was it caused by an adverse reaction? not a clue bec i was very very sickly as an infant (at one year, i had gained only 2lbs over my recorded birth weight which was actually done when i was 2wks old). my oldest and my youngest have ...
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World Pneumonia Day 2012: Vale La Pena Emphasizes Preventative Care For ...

These issues can quickly pile up and lead to a rampant number of deaths, such as those caused by pneumococcal pneumonia. The disease itself is preventable, which is why Pfizer has teamed up with Fighting Infectious Diseases in Emerging Countries ...
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Latinos Post

Uganda in plan to vaccinate 3 million children against pneumonia

Ms Mary Musoke of Kampala in Uganda is expecting to have her third born child in late March or early April 2013, making the delivery timely for the newborn to get its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), which debuts in the Uganda public health system ...
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Every kid deserves a shot

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced the expansion of its childhood vaccination program, which will add three lifesaving immunizations to those available to Connecticut children across the state. The new program, called ...
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Hepatitis C: A Future Tsunami

Also, if you are middle aged you will have a higher mortality risk. Recently, new treatments have been developed. Unfortunately, unlike Hepatitis B, there are no effective vaccines for Hepatitis C. Still, there is hope that one day such a vaccine will ...
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Healthbeat - Gardasil | Health - KOAT Home

On the Healthbeat, Doctor Ramo takes a look at the Gardasil vaccine and the possible risks.
www.koat.com/news/health/Healthbeat.../-/index.html

Human papilloma virus (HPV), the vaccine against it and why kids need the ...

Luanne Nilsen, a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente's Beaverton Medical Office, says she hasn't heard a lot of parents worry that the vaccine will trigger promiscuity -- but she has encountered resistance to it. Here is advice from her and from Dr. Paul ...
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Southwest Michigan Politics: Congressman Fred Upton to hold hearing on ...

There have been 419 cases of meningitis related to the outbreak. Of those, 30 have resulted in deaths. Michigan is one of 19 states reporting illness, and has had 119 cases and seven deaths. The meningitis is believed to have been contained in steroid ...
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Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

Early Clinical Observations in the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Since early October, nearly 400 people nationwide have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to contaminated injectable preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate used for epidural steroid injections and more than 14,000 people have been ...
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Two deaths in area linked to meningitis

Two deaths in southcentral Kentucky have resulted from fungal meningitis linked to medication produced at the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. “They don't tell us which counties” because of health privacy laws, said Crissy Rowland ...
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6 Bigfork school students have whooping cough

The outbreak prompted Bigfork school officials to cancel a Veteran's Day assembly scheduled for Friday, Superintendent Cynthia Clary said. Older adults with compromised immune systems are at a high risk of contracting pertussis, so the event was ...
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Whooping cough epidemic the worst in 50 years

The United States is in the midst of the worst epidemic of pertussis, or whooping cough, in more than 50 years. — Nationwide, the outbreak is startling: 32,000 cases reported as of Oct. 24, along with 16 deaths, most of them infants. The all-time ...
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Kavonokya parents arrested over measles jab

Police in Kitui yesterday held two members of the Kavonokya sect who failed to have their children vaccinated against measles during the just concluded campaign. The Lower Yatta district public health officer Faith Mutinda said the immunisation ...
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UW Health requires employees to get flu shots

The last time a Wisconsin strain was in the vaccine was the 2006-07 and 2007-08 flu seasons. MADISON — UW Health is requiring employees to get flu shots this year, as more health care organizations say ... The Centers for Disease Control and ...
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'Cocooning' Problematic but May Protect Children From Illness

In theory, this sounds great, Dr. Lessin said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In practice, immunizing parents can be ...

Extra MMR vaccine helped prevent mumps in outbreak

Giving kids and teens in a New York community a third dose of the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine likely helped halt a mumps outbreak in late 2009 and early 2010, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Shahnaz briefs Bihar CM on anti-polio drive

KARACHI: Prime Minister's Special Assistant and the Focal Person on Polio Eradication Program, Ms. Shehnaz Wazir Ali on Monday said that President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf were personally pursuing and extending full ...
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Business Recorder (blog)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt probably didn't have polio after all

Franklin Delano Roosevelt probably didn't have polio after all President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ended Prohibition, pulled the United States out of the Great Depression, and bolstered Allied Forces during World War II. He also suffered from paralysis ...
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African Leaders Should Prioritise Immunisation

African leaders were criticised for failing to prioritise immunisation with life-saving vaccines for children under five years of age to prevent deadly infectious diseases. Delegates and speakers at the International African Vaccinology Conference in ...
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Vaccines to Prevent Pneumonia Deaths Reaching Poor Countries in Record Time

To date, 21 countries have already introduced the pneumococcal vaccine in record time, with support from the GAVI Alliance. By 2015, more than 50 countries plan to introduce the vaccine, protecting millions more children from one of the leading causes ...
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Fungal Meningitis Pathogen Discovers New Appetite for Human Brains

The nation's ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak has killed 30 and sickened 419 people so far, but the fungus responsible has never wrought such havoc before. The fungus, Exserohilum rostratum, is a plant-eating generalist equipped with a spore ...
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Scientific American

Meningitis Hearings Set for This Week

Committees in both the House and Senate will hold separate hearings this week to examine the deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis associated with the New England Compounding Center that has so far killed 32 people and sickened 438. The House ...
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Health Department Schedules Vaccination Clinics

new_asset_attachment_attributes. The Rhode Island Department of Health will begin public vaccination clinics for pertussis (whooping cough), seasonal influenza, and pneumonia across the state over the next two months, including one in Smithfield Nov. 17.
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Best remedy for whooping cough

By mid-July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had reported nearly 18,000 cases nationally, more than twice the number seen at that point a year earlier. ... The pertussis vaccine isn't perfect, but it's the best available and it protects ...
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Children to be vaccinated against rotavirus

Children under four months will be vaccinated against rotavirus in an effort to halve the number of vomiting and diarrhoea cases and save the NHS £20 million a year, the Department of Health announced on Saturday. The £25 million programme will begin ...
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Students Get Chicken Pox Vaccine

Almost 400 students and staff of the Vigo County School Corp. were vaccinated against chicken pox at a special clinic last weekend. Starting Tuesday, all VCSC staff born after 1980 and all students not “optimally immunized” must be excluded for 21 days ...
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Inovio Therapeutic Hepatitis B Vaccine Killer T Cells Demonstrate Potential to ...

This data points to the DNA vaccine's potential to clear HBV infection and thereby prevent liver cancer in humans, an encouraging development given that nearly one-third of the world's population is infected with hepatitis B, with 400 million at risk ...
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Italian authorities lift precautionary hold on Novartis seasonal influenza ...

Italian authorities halted the use of Agrippal and Fluad vaccines on October 24, 2012, following the company's report of higher than usual levels of protein aggregates observed in one batch of seasonal influenza vaccine which was not released for use.
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Prof. Walker Smith's memories perhaps not so enduring

John Walker-Smith was a pediatric gastronterologist (now retired) who worked with Andrew Wakefield on the research that formed the basis for the now retracted 1998 article in The Lancet that sparked the public fear over a possible link between the MMR ...
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Dynavax's Date With FDA Panel

(DVAX: Quote) to face the penultimate regulatory hurdle in its quest of bringing the lead vaccine candidate Heplisav to market. Heplisav is a hepatitis B prophylactic (preventive) vaccine designed to provide rapid and superior protection with fewer ...
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RTT News

Second pharmacy recalls products amid meningitis probe

based New England Compounding Center, whose contaminated injectable steroids are blamed for the fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 30 and sickened nearly 420 patients in 19 states across the country as of Nov. 5. In its announcement, Ameridose ...
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Fungal meningitis medical nightmare touches Brooklyn Park woman

Health officials say Maccoux is one of 11 Minnesotans -- and 438 people across the country -- with a confirmed case of fungal meningitis that has been linked to contaminated medications from a Massachusetts drug maker. Nationwide, 32 people have died ...
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Saraf Omra Residents Complain About Diseases

The residents claim that diseases such as measles, jaundice, cough, diarrhea and malaria are spreading rapidly in the region, adding that around two to three people pass away every week as a result of the diseases. Additionally, they complained about ...
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Measles cases prompt health warning in The Hills, western Sydney

Dr Vicky Sheppeard of the SLHD measles is easily spread, warning residents to be careful and watch out for symptoms. "We encourage people who recently visited the areas of Doonside, Westpoint Blacktown and Rouse Hill Shopping Villages to be vigilant ...
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Blacktown Advocate

All Brit babies to get Rotavirus vaccine

11 (UPI) -- All infants at the age of 4 months in Britain are to be offered two doses of rotavirus vaccine, beginning next year, health officials said. Britain's Department of Health said the virulent stomach virus can be so severe 10 percent need to ...
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HPV vaccine may benefit HIV infected women

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends HPV vaccination for girls ages 11-26. If an individual has not been exposed to the virus, approved HPV vaccines can protect against four types of the virus. Two HPV types, HPV-16 and HPV-18, ...
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Health Newstrack

Promotion of iodised salt: Fata officials oppose hiring of clerics

“Keeping in view the ulema's involvement to scale up awareness of anti-polio vaccination, officials have opposed the idea to engage clerics to promote iodised salt in four tribal agencies,” an official told Dawn on Sunday. The official said the idea ...
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The HPV Vaccine: Why My Daughter Will Get Vaccinated | BlogHer

But damn it, I can't sit back and be quiet about the HPV vaccine debate anymore. Did you know that Gardisil and Cervarix (the two FDA-approved HPV vaccines, ...
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Massachusetts meningitis outbreak: Talks of a statehouse hearing

Share Flag as inappropriate. Interactive Transcript. Loading... Alert icon. Sign in or sign up now! Alert icon. Loading... There is no Interactive Transcript. Published on Nov 11, 2012 by WPRI. Massachusetts meningitis outbreak: Talks of a statehouse ...
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Measles cases prompt health warning in western Sydney

"Measles is one of the most easily-spread diseases and just being in the same room with someone with measles can result in infection. "The local health district has isolated and treated these patients and has made contact with people who have ...
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Rouse Hill Times

Steamboat briefs: Hayden library closed Monday in honor of Veterans Day

Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply for the program by scheduling an appointment. The Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Take steps to ward off whooping cough, officials urge

... at 5:10 p.m.. Even if you skipped the flu vaccine this year, you should still get vaccinated against whooping cough, health officials say, especially with the Centers for Disease Control reporting the highest levels of the disease in five decades ...
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Coasters to get mobile reminders from doctors

Coasters are set to receive mobile messages from their General Practice for appointment, screening and immunisation reminders in an initiative designed to better connect General Practioners and their patients and improve population health. The West ...
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Community health workers caring for children with pneumonia

In 2008, there were an estimated 203,000 deaths due to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and 541,000 deaths due to Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) in children under five. Effective vaccine for pneumonia caused by pneumococcus exists ...
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Hearing in Mass. meningitis outbreak

Massachusetts lawmakers called for the Statehouse hearing on Wednesday in the wake of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a steroid distributed by Framingham-based New England Compounding Center. The outbreak has sickened more ...
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Rotavirus Vaccine Planned For All Babies From Next September

Vaccination experts believe the immunisation programme will halve the number of vomiting and diarrhoea cases caused by rotavirus and there could be 70% fewer hospital stays as a result. Children will receive the vaccine, to be given orally as two ...
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