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Daily News 2011-10-06


10-06-2011_for_thursday Beware of disease advocacy - BMJ letter

This year's flu vaccine: Setting things straight by Meryl Nass, MD

Gerberding Reported 36,000 Influenza-related Deaths Under Oath in 2004 by John Stone - Age of Autism

Vaccine Could Be Increasing Ear Infections with Resistant Bacteria - MSNBC (2007) via Age of Autism

Merck’s big-brother web widget enforces prescription compliance - The Refusers

Mandatory HPV Vaccination and Political Debate - journal commentary (JAMA)

Proof, Experts Sanctioning Drugs and Vaccines Work Hand in Hand with 'Big Pharma'

Pandemrix victims to receive compensation

Flu Vax Ethical Violations in Parental Consent - AutismRawData.net

Baby not shaken to death, doctor testifes for defense

Mistrial declared in death of Houston infant

Holding babies close helps them during immunization: Study

Get vaccinations (opinion)

FluMist vaccinations begin at public schools

Measles cases cause concern - check vaccinations

Nigeria: Polio Eradication - Bill Gates to Give States U.S.$500,000 Award

Kids and calves – is skipping vaccines wise?

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Some parents skip kids' shots

Parents avoid child vaccines at their peril

Whooping Cough on the rise in Bernalillo County

Science winning the meningitis war

Mum's call for MP support for meningitis campaign

Street campaign will warn of flu dangers

Pregnant women in Lincolnshire urged to get flu jab

Obituary: Polio survivor Anthony Ivanovich defied stereotypes about disabilities

Pregnant woman delivered baby three months early after Swine Flu diagnosis

AZ parents opting out of vaccines - Health care professionals cite new misinformation over risk of shots

Rick Perry's facts lacking in 'truthiness'

Mumps outbreak at Univ. Calif., Berkeley

Flu shot campaign aims for people to encourage others

UC Berkeley students sickened by mumps outbreak

New group allowed even more secretive donations forms for Perry

HPV: It's Not Just For Ladies Anymore - The Atlantic

Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality - IOM

CDC and vax what did they know part 2

ONEshot Global teams up with TOMS, facilitates life-saving vaccines

Replicating the “One for One” business model set forth by Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes, ONEshot Global donates one meningococcal meningitis vaccination to the meningitis belt directly south of the Sahara desert in Africa for every shot given in the US ...
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Student at West Geauga Middle School has viral meningitis

Principal Jim Kish tells 19 Action News, the student has been absent for a number of days and the school found out Thursday the child is being treated for viral meningitis. The classrooms are cleaned every day, but Kish says today they will be given an ...
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Jab scientist talks of hopelessness

Scottie Kern, from Swindon, Wiltshire, lost his 11-month-old son Cailan when he died of pneumococcal meningitis in May 2009. Although Cailan had been fully vaccinated, he just missed out on a new jab which would have covered his strain of the disease. ...
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Anderson Co. Schools may not have enough flu shots for every student

Anderson County Schools is warning people they may not have enough flu shots for every student who wants one. Last year, the school system received a donation of 2500 doses of flu vaccine from Dr. Charlie Barnett, founder of Knoxville's Flu Shot ...
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WBIR-TV

Dispelling Common Myths About Flu Vaccine

The flu season is officially here in less than two weeks, and health officials are urging residents to get the flu vaccine before it becomes too late. The vaccine takes about two weeks to protect a person's immune system, so it's important to get the ...
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Asperger's syndrome in spotlight as South Park spoofs vaccine fears

Picking up where Michele Bachmann's controversial remarks left off, the episode starts with the South Park boys discussing how girls at their school are being required to get HPV vaccinations. Bachmann had made headlines by slamming fellow Republican ...
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Bachmann raises national fears about HPV vaccine

Bachmann relayed an anecdote in which she said a Florida mother told her the HPV vaccination caused her daughter to develop mental retardation. Medical experts said such a bold claim from a public figure, no matter the validity of the comment, ...
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Polio survivors pack a message in their music

But this will not prevent them from performing on screen with an amazing story of talented musicians who are polio survivors. Benda Bilili is the name of the documentary that will be shown in the United States. The message is simple: Real handicaps are ...
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ABC7Chicago.com

Healthy Geezer

The 2011-12 flu vaccine protects against seasonal flu and H1N1 (Swine Flu), just like last year's vaccine. However, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that you should get another dose of vaccine this season. ...
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Merck says Clark will retire as chairman Dec. 1

During Clark's tenure as CEO, Merck launched drugs including the HIV drug Isentress, HPV treatment Gardasil, and diabetes drug Januvia. Merck credits Clark with leading its $41 billion acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp. in November 2009. ...
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Autism Fraud: Confirming Age of Autism's Corruption

Most of the stupid mothers who follow the Age of Autism blog are also members of the corrupt Canary Party which is just more controlled opposition to lead these ...
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UN House Bomb Blast Delays

Abanida also added that the prevailing shortage would not have been so noticeable if not that the fund meant for the normal immunisation was used to fund the measles campaign which was not budgeted for last year. He pointed out that the agency had to ...
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Thimerosal Lawyer, Williams Kherkher | Williams Kherkher

Find out how Williams Kherkher, Thimerosal lawyer, can help you if your child has developed autism or seizure disorder from a vaccine containing Thimerosal.
www.williamskherkher.com/practice-areas/.../thimerosal/

First Confirmed Colo. Flu Case Out Of Mesa Co

This is the first confirmed influenza case in Colorado this year and serves as an important reminder that it's time to receive an annual flu vaccine. The health department states that it takes up to two weeks for individuals to develop maximum ...
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October Vaccine Injury Awareness Month CafeMom Beta

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services set up the National Vaccine Injury Compensation ProgramVICP in 1988 to compensate ...
www.cafemom.com/.../October_Vaccine_Injury_Awareness_...

Schools Working Toward Full Compliance With Vaccine Law

All students in the Castro Valley and San Leandro school districts have complied with a new state law requiring students in grades seven through 12 to receive immunizations for pertussis, or whooping cough. More than 99% of students in the Fremont and ...
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Molecules to Medicine: Clinical Trials for Beginners

Epidemics of smallpox, a devastating viral infection now eliminated, were common in the 1700s and 1800s. In 1796, Edward Jenner demonstrated that a vaccine made from cowpox, a related but milder illness, could be used to prevent smallpox. ...
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Scientific American (blog)

Novel Rapid Meningitis Diagnostic Test Moves Closer to Market

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has licensed its novel rapid meningitis diagnostic test to HiberGene Diagnostics Ltd, a start-up client company of NovaUCD, the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre. The licence grants HiberGene exclusive ...
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Newborns Left Vulnerable When Mom Waits to Get Whooping Cough Vaccine

The findings confirm the reasoning behind the June recommendation of an advisory panel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that all pregnant women be vaccinated against whooping cough during their second or third trimesters. ...
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MyHealthNewsDaily

Are You Beating the Flu?

Flu spread quickly because the vaccine wasn't available until after the virus was in the area. — Centers for Disease Control said the flu reached its highest point around Oct. 24, 2009, when 49 states reported geographically widespread cases of flu ...
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Petoskey News-Review

Rick Perry's presidential campaign imploding in wake of Gardasil ...

Rick Perry's detestable 2007 executive order mandating the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil for all young girls in the Lone Star State. Far from ...
www.prisonplanet.com/rick-perrys-presidential-campaign-imp...

Gardasil controversy soars, as Bachmann, Perry drop

Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry An Austrian doctor who resisted an orchestrated campaign to have all young girls vaccinated against the HPV virus has told ...
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Maryland monitoring HPV vaccine » Local News » Cumberland TimesNews

Maryland has taken a waitandsee approach to a shot mandate In 2007 it was one of 24 states and D.C. to introduce legislation to mandate HPV vaccinations for ...
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The pathogenesis of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in the ...

Clinical trials for the HPV vaccine did not attempt to observe the vaccine preventing any cervical cancer. Instead the trials looked for pre-cancerous lesions in women 16 – 26 years of age. This was an inadequate surrogate for cervical cancer ...
SaneVax

Case of 'Whooping Cough' Reported at C-G High

By Tim Kane School nurse Martha Manno sent an email Wednesday evening to parents of Cary-Grove High School students warning of a recent case of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough," at the school. Pertussis can cause serious illness in children ...
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Travel advice for pilgrims to Mecca (Hajj)

Have up-to-date vaccinations against the diseases tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and ... Some people may also need the MMR vaccine and hepatitis B vaccine. ...

Outbreak of mumps on campus prompts vaccination clinics

UC Berkeley students are being encouraged to get a booster shot after an outbreak of mumps afflicted 20 students. The Tang Center at Cal will be offering free MMR vaccines from noon to 6 pm on October 6, and from noon to 6 pm on October 14 th . ...
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Berkeleyside

More than 1 in 10 parents reject recommended vaccines

The survey - published online in the October 3 issue of Pediatrics - was in line with another survey released last month, showing that at least 1 in 10 toddlers and preschoolers lagged on vaccines that included chickenpox and the measles-mumps-rubella ...
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Photo Gallery: A Flu Shot In Time Will Provide Immunity At Peak Flu Season

"That doesn't happen that often," Capobianco said, of the vaccine that protects against three strains of the flu and the H1N1 virus. "We recommend people get it again because it will boost their immunity against H1N1." The Centers for Disease Control ...
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Vineland seniors get a shot in the arm

Four upcoming clinics also are scheduled: Casa PRAC Healthfair, 800 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 11 am to 1 pm Saturday, also free Pneumococcal Vaccine at this site; Kidston Towers, 1040 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 9 am to noon Wednesday; Luther Acres, ...
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Getting Back To Fitness After Breast Cancer

... with two NYC Marathons under your belt, a gym membership card that's worn out from over-use, and a health history that involves one halfway decent cold or flu per year, but nothing more serious than chicken pox in your medical past. ...
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Q&A transcript, Thursday

The authors press the American Academy of Pediatrics to update its policy statement regarding circumcision. Issued in 1999 and reaffirmed 2005, that document takes a medically neutral stance toward the procedure. The commentary suggests it should be ...
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Some Fairfax County Parents Opting Out of Vaccinations for Their Children

The study reports that one in 10 parents don't vaccinate within a vaccine schedule recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some 13 percent either delayed, skipped or made up their own vaccine schedule. ...
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City Offers Flu Vaccine Schedule

The city of Hoboken, in conjunction with the Hoboken University Medical Center, will be providing free seasonal flu vaccines on a first come, first served basis for adult Hoboken residents on October 27, 2011 from 12pm to 8pm in Assumption Hall at ...
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Your voice is like music mummy: Boy who survived meningitis FIVE TIMES regains ...

By Claire Bates A boy who survived five bouts of meningitis has heard his mother's voice for the first time in years - after he was fitted with cochlear implants. Troy Probert, seven, lost his hearing as a toddler following his first battle with the ...
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Daily Mail

Miracles and Charms, Wellcome Collection

Thanks are given for a woman who miscarries after having been infected with smallpox in one of the earliest retablos, dating from 1748: here an austere couple kneel before the saint who is to relieve them, while, in a lovely surreal touch, ...
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Richard Hodgson, Carl Gilfoyle and Peter Carbert deny £2.5m ...

Gilfoyle later dispensed a few thousand pounds each to Mr Tamblyn and another investor Andrew Wakefield from a £30000 pile of banknotes in the back of a ...

Guernsey island-wide flu vaccine order 'saves £40000'

The first consignment of the 2011 vaccine has now arrived in Guernsey and has been distributed to surgeries. States' Prescribing Advisor, Geraldine O'Riordan, said: "Central ordering and distribution of the vaccines saves the taxpayer about £40000". ...
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Arkansas schools offering flu vaccine to students

Children under two years old, and those who suffer from asthma or other health conditions that prevent them from taking the nasal form of the vaccine can still receive a shot. Children aren't required to get the flu vaccine in order to attend school. ...
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Rick Perry's facts lacking in 'truthiness'

"I got lobbied by a 31-year-old young lady," Perry slapped back at his critics. How truthy. The lady was real and she did indeed visit with him in his office. But not before he issued his gubernatorial order on behalf of Merck. ...
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Gates, Obama, Zuckerberg react to Jobs' death

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates speaks at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, GAVI, conference in London, June 13, 2011. (AP / Paul Hackett) As news of Steve Jobs' death echoed around the globe, high-profile figures from ...
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The Roar: HPV: The Myths and the Realities

Recently, Minnesota Representative Michelle Bachmann made a statement during her campaign for the Republican primaries, stating that a mother came to her and told her that the HPV vaccine caused mental retardation in her daughter, and even though this ...
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Purdue women can't wait to run new offense

Houser suffered an ACL tear in the first game and Mingo's bout with bacterial meningitis severely impacted the team's progress. Mingo continues to deal with hearing loss associated with the meningitis. "Basic conversation speaking is fine," she said. ...
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National recognition for Danielle Bailey

Danielle, who had her legs and hands amputated after contracting meningitis as a child, was seen by millions on TV last night receiving a Pride of Britain award. The 13-year-old, who featured in a special report in last week's Wharfedale Observer, ...
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Science winning the meningitis war

While the battle against meningitis goes on, doctors say they are slowly beating back the disease as new vaccines become available to combat the most common organisms that lead to meningitis - meningococcal disease, Hib meningitis and pneumococcal ...
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The West Australian

Council wasting money everywhere

Perhaps Andrew Wakefield could also investigate another gross waste of the tax payer's money. I refer to the large kerbstones and railings erected along ...

Inovio Pharmaceuticals' Leadership for Life Sciences Recognized in the ...

Previously, Dr. Kim led efforts at Merck & Co in manufacturing and process development of several FDA-approved products for hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. He co-founded VGX in December 2000 as a start-up based on technology licensed from the University of ...
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Two Students Barred from SMHS Pending Tdap Vaccine Proof

By Jessica Hamlin Under a new state law, students entering or advancing to grades seven through 12 in the 2011–12 school year must be immunized with a pertussis booster (Tdap vaccine) to fight against the whooping cough. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images ...
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AZ parents opting out of vaccines

The fear of vaccinations began when Andrew Wakefield, a British doctor, linked a vaccine with autism, said Lewis, who added that many “good” scientific ...

Free seasonal flu vaccine is being offered

North Haledon — North Haledon will offer for adults 19 years old and older a free seasonal flu vaccine on Oct. 25 at the High Mountain School, 515 High Mountain Road (use Brookview Drive entrance). Rules and regulations regarding this flu clinic are ...
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Flu vaccine has arrived

I would therefore recommend good personal hygiene (coughing or sneezing into handkerchiefs and then hygienically disposing of them) to prevent the spread of infection. The vaccine is free, but there is a cost from GPs and practice nurses to administer ...
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Flu vaccine available at public health centers

by Staff Report FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Division of Public Health is distributing about 5500 doses of adult flu vaccine to public health centers around the state, including those in Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok. The agency said in a press release ...
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Health care workers are being urged to have flu vaccination

A growing number of high-profile organizations — the American Hospital Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Patient Safety Association, among others — have gone on record in support of mandatory flu shots for health care ...
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Ask the Sexpert: Oct. 6, 2011

... trusted bodies like the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here on campus, UHS can provide information and counseling to men and women who are considering the vaccine, as well as administer the vaccine at McCosh Health Center. ...
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Bloomfield Health Department offers vaccines

... grandparents, aunts, uncles and childcare givers) and anyone who has not previously received a dose of Tdap. * Gardasil, which helps protect against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This vaccine is intended for both young men and women.
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Cases of mumps dramatically increase in last week

By Franklin Krbechek | Staff In the days following the announcement of an outbreak of mumps on campus, campus officials are taking a series of measures to prevent further spread of the infection. Cases of mumps, so far only identified in students, ...
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Proof, Experts Sanctioning Drugs and Vaccines Work Hand in Hand with 'Big Pharma'

I will begin with Governor Rick Perry as he has been in the news recently for trying to mandate the HPV Gardasil in the state of Texas. At first one may be fooled into believing that Perry tried to mandate a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer out of ...
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Weekly Blitz

Urges solidarity behind candidate to overthrow Obama

""His now infamous Gardasil executive order and his support for instate tuition for illegal aliens." She added, "I was stunned when Gov. Perry signed that Gardasil executive order. … For me, it is not so much about the merits of Gardasil, but rather ...
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Polio eradication: Bill Gates to give states $500000 award

By VICTORIA OJEME ABUJA—The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Wednesday announced a reward of $500000 for states that can eradicate polio in Nigeria in 2012. A statement released by the Foundation said the award was announced during a meeting last ...
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Whooping cough vaccination 'cocooning' call

"One day they are really going to have to accept that the pertussis [whooping cough] vaccine is useless and no matter how many boosters you have it is not going to stop the occurrence of whooping cough and the best bet is for parents to educate ...
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NM health officials identify 144 cases of pertussis statewide, with 87 in ...

AP SANTA FE, NM — The New Mexico Department of Health says they're seeing a significant increase in the number of pertussis cases in Bernalillo County. Pertussis is a serious bacterial respiratory infection that's highly contagious. ...
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Candidates, Cancer, and Public Health in the Public Eye » Citings ...

Although the vaccine has been proven to prevent cervical cancer and has been declared safe by the Institute of Medicine (a government advisory group), and despite backing from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for ...
Citings and Sightings

Mumps outbreak at Univ. Calif., Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Free vaccinations are available at the campuses of the University of California, Berkeley, after several students came down with mumps, campus officials say. Six people at Berkeley have been confirmed to have mumps and ...
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Measles cases cause concern, Medical Officer of Health urges people to check ...

Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service has been on high alert for measles because of the current outbreak in New Zealand, which has been mainly in Auckland, Waikato and Hawkes Bay areas. The first two cases of confirmed measles in our area have been ...
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AHS announces annual flu vaccine

Vaccines will be available locally through family doctors, pharmacies, officer of health at AHS said annual flu vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent the contraction and spread of the influenza virus. to cause serious diseases like ...
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Measles cases cause concern - check vaccinations

Measles immunisation provides effective protection and the vaccine is completely free for children and adults. MMR is given in two doses, normally at 15 months and 4 years of age,” says Dr Miller. People born before 1969 are likely to be immune because ...
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The Lion King On Broadway King of the Autism Jungle AGE OF AUTISM

By Heather McLennand-LaMont Every parent of a child with autism has that 'box' in their head. You know the box I mean, the one that you put all your dreams, ...
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Reagan's right about GOP race

Now, on the flip side, instate tuition for illegal aliens could be the issue that wins Perry much-needed independent voters in the general election. Back in 2007, I was stunned when Gov. Perry signed that Gardasil executive order (and now in 2011, ...
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WND.com

Polio cases in Pakistan

This is with reference to the news item 'Pakistan short of just two polio cases to score an embarrassing century' (October 1). With reports of polio cases coming out of almost every province, nothing seems to be working. The Punjab government even ...
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Sokoto LG engages town criers on immunisation

Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, has engaged the services of town criers in sensitising the populace on the need to allow their children to be immunised. Alhaji Umar Mohammad, Chairman of the council, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...
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A Cheap Shot Against the Flu

"Stores want to get you in early because as the season wears on, demand wanes," says Jeff Dimond, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control. Why does demand fall off? Because the number of free and low-cost public flu clinics picks up during ...
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UC Berkeley students sickened by mumps outbreak

For members of the University of California at Berkeley community, these symptoms could spell more than a common cold -- they could mean a case of the mumps. The university community is experiencing an outbreak of the viral infection after several ...
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UK gives £20m to global war on guinea worm

By Charlie Cooper The fight to eradicate the gruesome and debilitating "guinea worm" disease, making it only the second in the world to be wiped out after smallpox, is on the verge of success after it secured £20m funding from the Government. ...
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Quotes from Age of Autism - Daylife

The big investment in concrete wells, originally made by UNICEF and the World Bank, has beaten back diarrheal diseases, making a real contribution to the ...
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Parents avoid child vaccines at their peril

Of most concern is generally the safety of the three-in-one vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). However, studies attest to the safety of these vaccinations and also show that unvaccinated children are at risk of contracting serious ...
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HPV Vaccine in Men: A Good Thing But Worth the Cost?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) in men: an update from the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. [1] HPV types 16 and 18 cause 70% of all cervical cancers in women, but how does this virus affect disease, including cancer, in men? ...
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Role for HPV Vaccines in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer?

This is one of the HPV subtypes that is targeted by both of the currently available HPV vaccines used for cervical cancer prevention (Gardasil from Merck & Co, which protects against HPV subtypes 6, 11, 16, and 18; and Ceravix, from GlaxoSmithKline, ...
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Rotary committed to ending polio

ALLISTON - Polio may not be a disease talked about very often any more, but spreading awareness about it remains a priority for Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Alliston is going beyond just celebrating World Polio Day Oct. 24. ...
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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011: Polio, wind power and potatoes

I was very interested in the BDN's Oct. 1 article about Dennis Stubbs' courageous, lifetime battle with polio. Oct. 24 is World Polio Day. Many people are unaware that polio still exists because it was eliminated in the Western World decades ago. ...
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Nursing Home Flu Vaccine Rates Too Low, Show Racial Disparity

In 2008-09, 12.88 percent of blacks refused a flu shot, while only 8.93 percent of whites did so. In nursing homes, blacks were 15 percent less likely to be vaccinated. "Strategies are needed to ensure that facilities offer vaccination to all residents ...
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ThirdAge

Flu vaccine for seniors offers better protection

By Jim Miller, The Savvy Senior I've read that there is a new extra-strength flu vaccine being offered to seniors this year. What can you tell me about it, where can I find it, and does Medicare cover it? Flu-Conscious Connie The new extra-strength flu ...
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Some Fairfax County Parents Opting Out of Vaccinations for Their Children

"Since many of the communicable diseases that we have developed vaccinations against still exist, any person who does not receive the recommended vaccines is at risk for contracting diseases like Pertussis, Measles, Rubella, Chickenpox or Hepatitus B," ...
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Foreign workers to be vaccinated on arrival: Official

SCH yesterday organised a workshop for health workers as part of the National Vaccination Campaign against Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), which will begin on Sunday. “SCH is about to implement a new strategy to curb measles and rubella, ...
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Rick Perry lies......gardasil and merck... : Politics And Social ...

N.iggerhead ? Disgusting shows where Perry is from psychologically . Don't think too many Republicans or at least Teabaggers care about anti black racism but ...
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Seasonal flu vaccine walk-in clinic in Willits

The Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA ), Community Health Services branch, will hold seasonal flu and pneumococcal vaccination walk-in clinics for adults in October. Seasonal flu vaccine is available and recommended for anyone 19 ...
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Why more parents are rejecting vaccinations: 4 theories

These kinds of statistics are fueling worry among doctors and experts, who say that if this trend continues, the risk of preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough could increase. Why are parents increasingly skeptical of potentially ...
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Make Way for Measles

Meet Measles. I'm going to skip any jokes about this little dog's name, because last time I made fun of a dog's name, I got a good-natured email from the person who named her, but I will say this is the kind of Measles you will want to have around the ...
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Sanofi boosts India presence with $300M vaccine investment

Manufacturing defects forced the World Health Organization to cancel pre-qualification of Shan5, a vaccine that prevents diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, ...

Health-Nigeria: Bill Gates dangles US$5 million for Govs who end polio

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Any Nigerian state governor whose state improves routine immunization coverage and end polio will be awarded $500000 each by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the foundation said in a statement yesterday. ...
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Polio eradication walk planned Oct. 16

By The Willits News staff Members of the Willits Rotary Club and Willits Healthy Action Team will walk in support of polio eradication and immunizations for other childhood diseases on Sunday, October 16. Free registration takes place at 9:30 am at JD ...
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UC Berkeley reports mumps outbreak

The university told students Tuesday that it would offer free vaccinations at the campus health center Thursday from noon to 6 pm Most people should have received at least two measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations, the school said, and a third dose ...
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$64000 for school vaccine program in Wilson County

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Immunization Program won the highest level of funding among only four states to compete successfully for the grant awarded by the Centers for Disease Control. (CDC). Health Department Administrator Todd ...
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Siga Seeks to Re-Argue Ruling in PharmAthene Smallpox Case

By Phil Milford and Jef Feeley Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Siga Technologies Inc. asked a Delaware judge to reconsider his award of 50 percent of the profit from a smallpox drug to rival PharmAthene Inc. Delaware Chancery Court Judge Donald Parsons Jr. ruled ...
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Peru to Investigate Shawi Healer Deaths and High Rates of Hepatitis B

An emergency project funded by UNICEF between 2003 and 2006 focused on vaccinating children, particularly newborns, to stop hepatitis transmission. Because the area is isolated and lacks public services, the vaccination effort required the installation ...
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Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Finland vows care for narcolepsy kids who had swine flu shot

HELSINKI — The Finnish government and major insurance companies announced Wednesday they will pay for lifetime medical care for children diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine. "The compensation will provide much-needed ...
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AFP

Flu vaccine clinic set at Corn Palace next week

A free flu vaccine clinic will be held for all children ages 6 months through 18 years of age from 3 to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Corn Palace, Mitchell. A free flu vaccine clinic will be held for all children ages 6 months through 18 years of ...
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Arkansas agencies offer flu shots to school children

Both the nasal mist form and the injectable form of the flu vaccine will be available to children at school clinics this year. The injectable form of vaccine will be given to children who are unable to take the mist form. Children who are unable to ...
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