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Daily News 2011-09-07


09-07-2011_for_wednesday_batch_1 Publish-or-perish: Peer review and the corruption of science - Pressure on scientists to publish has led to a situation where any paper, however bad, can now be printed in a journal that claims to be peer-reviewed - guardian.co.uk

Varicella Prevention in the United States: A Review of Successes and Challenges (2008) - journal article

Finn Family Immune Toll: H1N1 Vaccine and Narcolepsy in Finnish Children by Adriana Gamondes - Age of Autism

California Law Would Allow Vaccination of Minors with No Parental Consent - Age of Autism

Age of Autism Contest: OurKidsASD Lee Silsby Supplements for Back to School - Age of Autism

Miscarriage Risk Doubles With NSAID Use: Study by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

BMJ had secret financial ties to Merck during publication of articles attacking Wakefield - Natural News

Flu Vaccines A Dangerous Waste Of Time by Dr. Keith Scott Mumby - HealthierTalk.com

Why you (hopefully) won't hear claims that the MMR vaccine protects against autism by Seth Mnookin - The Panic Virus

Does the plot thicken? by Hilary Butler - Beyond Conformity

Uganda: Breast Milk - a Medicine Cabinet On the Chest

Adults need vaccines, too

When it comes to vaccinations, trust facts not word of mouth

Health officials investigate new flu cases - They say if you went to the Allentown Fair, there's no need to panic.

Vaccination Rates Among 11 And 12-Year-Old Children Appear to Be Increasing, Though Vaccines Not Always Given on Schedule

More parents get exemptions from Idaho vaccine law

Early vaccinations stop flu bug

Planning for the worst - Preparedness has evolved since the terrorist attacks 10 years ago

Contagion: A Viral Video that Often Looks Like a Public Health Announcement - Apocalyptic Thriller's All-Star Cast is Undermined by Incoherent Plotlines

Kenya: Polio Outbreak Warning Issued

HSE begins MMR vaccination response in north Dublin schools

Measles warning follows large overseas outbreaks

Whooping cough kills Palm Beach County infant; health officials urge vaccination

Research from Washington National Primate Research Center Yields New Data on Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Health Matters: Few people getting the Shingles Vaccine (includes video)

Smallpox Vaccine Stockpiles Spoiled

Misunderstanding Surrounds HIV Vaccine Trials: Study Shows Better Communication Needed With At-Risk Communities

Institute makes breakthrough in enterovirus vaccine research

Mark Geier: vaccine lover
- leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk

MMR Vaccine and Autism: Vaccine Nihilism and Postmodern Science
- leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk

Comment: 
Note Gregory Poland reported conflicts of interest.

Petition - Mandate Glutathione Deficiency be tested prior to any and all administration of drugs, vaccinations

What Chronic Disease Have You Been Labeled With? - What is the real reason why the mycoplasma and lyme epidemics are being covered up?

Comment: 
Note that mycoplasma is recognized as an ongoing, relatively intractable vaccine cell culture contaminant.

Roadkill Radio program concerning Gardasil and other vaccines
(will only be available for a short while)

Reports of Health Concerns Following HPV Vaccination
- CDC

Medical: 2 HPV shots may work as well as 3

About 7500 Costa Rican women were randomly assigned to receive either three doses of an HPV vaccine called Ceverix, or the same number of doses of vaccine against Hepatitis A. But about 20 percent of the women only got one or two shots, either because ...
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Should children get a second dose of chickenpox vaccine?

By Community Team Chickenpox is an infectious disease that results in a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever. (Dr. John Noble, Jr./CDC)"Adults who get chickenpox have more serious illness, are more likely to get pneumonia and to be admitted ...
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CBC.ca

Two more cases of meningitis flagged

Meningococcal disease is on the rise in Northland and health agencies are close to defining it as a community outbreak. There have been seven cases in the region in last two months and two deaths. Northland Medical Officer of Health Claire Mills says ...
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Childhood Bacterial Meningitis Brings Hefty Late Sequelae

Half of all childhood bacterial meningitis survivors have sequelae 5 years or more afterward, according to a systematic literature review. Intellectual and/or behavioral deficits accounted for 78% of the long-term sequelae. ...
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Internal Medicine News Digital Network

California Catholic Daily Gardasil bill sent to governor

AB 499 also known as theGardasil Bill after the name of a controversial vaccination some consider dangerous won approval in the state Senate on Aug 31 by a ...
www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=12c9e871...

Flu vaccine is plentiful this year, Dallas County health officials say

By SCOTT K. PARKS Plenty of flu vaccine will be available for everyone who wants it this season, Dallas County Health officials said Wednesday. And everyone should want it, they said, officially kicking off their annual anti-flu campaign. ...
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Dr. John: Flu shots, quitting smoking, Fibromyalgia

Is this the new vaccine for this winter's flu season and if so, isn't it rather early to do this? Thanks. Jane Although the flu vaccine has arrived to Colorado earlier than in most past years this is a perfect time to get your vaccination. ...
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Govt decides to take action against parents refusing anti-polio vaccines to ...

PESHAWAR: The district administration here Wednesday decided to take legal action against parents, who refused to administer anti-polio vaccines to children below five years of age. The decision to this effect has been taken during a high level meeting ...
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The News International

Disabilities fail to deter spirits

LOHARDAGA: Two tribal students from Naxalite-hit blocks of Senha and Kisko at Lohardaga are role models for many differently abled boys and girls as their battle against polio is awe-inspiring. Rina, 12, of Jhaljhamira village, became a polio victim ...
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Biodefence since 9/11: The price of protection

It took one routine smallpox vaccination to expose the holes in the United States' defences against bioterrorism. In January 2009, the jab was given to 20-year-old Lance Corporal Cory Belken of the US Marine Corps, as it is to many members of the ...
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Nature.com (subscription)

With Perry In Race, Sparks Could Fly at GOP Debate

Why the new frontrunner could be vulnerable on a cancer vaccine, ... They took on Perry for his early endorsement of mandatory vaccinations of teenage girls ...

With Perry In Race, Sparks Could Fly at GOP Debate

They took on Perry for his early endorsement of mandatory vaccinations of ... HPV has been shown to cause cancer, but the vaccine is anathema to many social ...

Flu adviser defends CSL shares

A GOVERNMENT immunisation adviser in charge of a World Health Organisation influenza laboratory owns shares in Australian pharmaceutical giant CSL, the nation's sole manufacturer of flu vaccines. Anne Kelso, whose Melbourne-based WHO laboratory selects ...
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Chickenpox vaccine

When it comes to preventing chickenpox later in life.... doctors are now saying that two shots are better than one. The Canadian Pediatric Society says some children with just a single dose of the chickenpox vaccine could lose immunity and get the ...
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Two shots help fight chickenpox

Canada's pedia-tricians say every child should receive a second shot against chickenpox, warning that one dose is not enough to protect children for life. "Without a second dose, there is evidence that some children will lose immunity as they get older ...
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Pertussis Resurgence in Toronto, Canada: A Population-Based Study including ...

Pertussis continues to challenge medical professionals; recently described increases in incidence may be due to age-cohort effects, vaccine effectiveness, or changes in testing patterns. Toronto, Canada has recently experienced increases in pertussis ...
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OC students on track for pertussis shots

Kendall Smith, 14, of San Clemente is comforted by her brother Ian, 17, before she gets her pertussis shot at a free vaccination clinic at San Clemente High School. The Yeams gladly complied with a new state law requiring pertussis vaccinations for ...
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Mumps may cause infertility in men, says Medical Consultant

Abuja – Dr Bayo Aluko-Olokun, a Consultant with the National Hospital, Abuja, has warned that men who contact mumps after puberty are prone to become ...

Rotary hosts Annual Wine Tasting

This year's beneficiaries will be Rotary Club International's Polio Plus project, which seeks to eradicate polio worldwide; Interfaith Health Clinic, a local non-profit health care ministry, which provides affordable medical care, dental care, ...
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Kenya: Over a Million People Risk Polio, Measles Infection

Close to one million children aged under five years are at risk of contracting polio, measles, diarrhea and cholera according to a report by the United Nations Children Fund. The report further indicates that 230 thousand pregnant women and mothers are ...
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Kenya: Mugo Issues Alert After Polio Reported in Rongo

Public Health minister Beth Mugo has called for urgent measures to curb the spread of polio and attend to any children who may be infected with the deadly virus. Mugu made the remarks after a three-year-old boy from Rongo, Nyanza Province, ...
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Time for flu shots, and some may get a tiny needle

By LAURAN NEERGAARD It's flu vaccine time again _ and some lucky shot-seekers will find that the ... It can cause more of the typical flu-shot side effects. ...

2700 customers of Olive Garden vaccinated for hepatitis A

Fort Bragg officials have set up on-post screening clinics for soldiers and their families who may have been exposed to hepatitis A. Military families are being asked to check their records to see if they have been vaccinated against the virus, ...
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Gardasil Know the Facts in Preventing a 0.007% Chance of Cervical ...

Dr. Diane M. Harper: HPV Expert and the "principal investigator for clinical vaccine trials" Gardasil and Cervarix, tells the truth! "Gardasil is not really ...
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State cuts supplies to Marblehead flu clinics

Up to this most recent budget cut, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has provided free, state-supplied flu vaccine to local health departments. This year, the MDPH has announced that, due to the budget constraints, all health departments ...
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Va. child vaccinations match rise in preventable diseases

... of highly-contagious whooping cough in 2010, says epidemiologist Rebecca Early, along with several cases of measles and one instance of rubella.

Contagion: A Viral Video that Often Looks Like a Public Health Announcement

At the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, health official Laurence Fishburne puts Kate Winslet, a leading doctor in the field of communicable diseases, in harm's way to investigate the outbreaks with mortally toxic results. ...
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New York Observer

Moms Talk: Will your daughter receive the HPV vaccine?

But a report out last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that not everyone is lining their kids up for this potentially life-saving preventative measure. According to a story by the Los Angeles Times, there was actually a ...
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HPV Vaccine Necessary for Girls

At present, she is volunteering the HPV vaccine campaign organised by Liverpool primary care Trust, which immunizes girls against cervical cancer. ...

Childhood immunizations vital to good health

Diseases that were once common-place, such as polio, measles, mumps, whooping cough, diphtheria, and rubella, are now only distant memories for most ...

Hidden variables: Why patients may misunderstand written screening ...

Patients with low health literacy are 30% to 50% less likely to have received a Pap smear, mammogram, influenza vaccine, or pneumococcal vaccine. ...

South Korea to Dispose of Ineffective Smallpox Vaccine Doses

South Korea plans to dispose of roughly one-seventh of its 7-million-dose smallpox vaccine stock after deeming the material unsuitable to administer in the ...

News briefs: 4-year-old improving after SUV crash

Bacterial meningitis has been ruled out as the cause of death for an 8-year-old Henderson County girl who died Wednesday at Mission Hospital in Asheville, Henderson County Health Department Director Tom Bridges said. The test was conducted at Mission, ...
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Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at Scientific Conferences

J. Joseph Kim, Ph.D., President & CEO, Inovio"Launching higher priced products in Asia: Experiences so far with rotavirus, HPV, RSV and pneumococcal ...

Alabama parents seeking vaccination exemption for children show sharp increase

Children who haven't been immunized pose a threat to themselves and to children who have been immunized, if the child's vaccine hasn't fully taken effect, she said. State records show the 1908 students with religious exemptions accounted for 0.26 ...
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al.com (blog)

LOMBARDI v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

She received the first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine on April 1, 1997, and the second dose on May 6, 1997. She suffered no immediate adverse reactions to those first two doses. On October 28, 1997, she received a third dose of the vaccine. ...
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Five Tips for a Healthy School Year

Consider getting a flu vaccine for your child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people should get their seasonal flu vaccine as soon as the vaccine becomes available in the community. Flu season begins as early as October ...
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Get Your Flu Shot Now, or Get the Flu Later

Some parents express concern over thimerosal in vaccines. While multi-dose vials do have it, single-dose vials do not, and neither does the nasal mist ...

Antibiotics for children decreasing, but still high

The report indicates that the reduction likely occurred due to introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and decreased office visits for acute ...

Closing in on 'herd immunity'

Immunisation rates have increased dramatically in the past two years, but MidCentral District Health Board says too many children are getting their injections late. DHB results show 92 per cent of two-year-olds have been immunised, ...
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Stuff.co.nz

Smallpox vaccines against NK attack unusable

The majority of smallpox vaccines that Seoul has stockpiled in case of a biological attack by North Korea have either expired or failed to pass toxicity ...

Province mulls second dose of chickenpox vaccine

By JOHN McPHEE Health Reporter and The Canadian Press Two shots may be better than one but that doesn't necessarily mean Nova Scotia will expand its chickenpox vaccination program. There is evidence that without a second dose of vaccine, some children ...
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Health Matters: Few people getting the Shingles Vaccine

"People don't jump at it like they would the flu vaccine," says Dr. Bruce Lipschutz General Internal Medicine with Lee Memorial Health System. Shingles isn't life threatening, but can cause a painful rash or band of blisters. "We may have an episode of ...
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Children's annual flu clinics scheduled

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Department of Health has received its annual flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years of age through the state-funded Vaccines for Children program. In addition to traditional shots, FluMist, a nasal-spray form of ...
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"Merck Researcher Admits: gardasil guards against almost nothing ...

Hi, Thought you would like this print-friendly version of "Merck Researcher Admits : Gardasil Guards Against Almost Nothing | Population Research Institute": ...
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Pertussis becomes a concern in southwest Idaho

Southwest District Health officials are concerned they are seeing an increase in pertussis, or whooping cough, cases as school starts. In 2011, seven cases have been reported among Canyon County residents and five cases have been reported among ...
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California Law Would Allow Vaccination of Minors with No Parental Consent

If Governor Brown signs that bill into law, then children as young as 12 years old will be vaccinated with Gardasil, hepatitis B and future vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases without the knowledge or consent of their parents. ...
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Immunization Rates Improve In Virginia

Other significant improvements include a 21 percentage point increase in vaccination rates for Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b), a 12 percentage point increase for hepatitis A vaccination, and a 14 percentage point increase in rotavirus vaccination ...
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Double dose of chickenpox vaccine urged

By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News September 7, 2011 2:27 AM Every child in Canada should receive a double dose of the chickenpox vaccine because one shot isn't enough to provide lifetime protection, Canada's pediatricians say. ...
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Yuguda to pay N18,000 minimum wage in October

Mr. Malami who stated this in an interview in the state capital Tuesday said that his ministry would build on existing structures to ensure that the state maintained its polio free status, adding that the government would also take steps to correct the ...
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Kenya: Polio Outbreak Warning Issued

The government has issued an alert on a polio outbreak in the country following a confirmed case in Nyanza. Public Health Minister Beth Mugo says a three-year-old boy from Kamagambo area in Rongo district was found to have polio late last month. ...
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Questions And Answers Sept 7

At the same time there had been reductions in rates of others, such as invasive pneumococcal disease, but here in New Zealand there is more to be done in ...

Cervical cancer mum urges Liverpool girls to be vaccinated

She is now supporting Liverpool primary care trust's campaign to give girls the HPV vaccine to protect them against the disease. She is also determined her ...

Cancer jab to be extended to boys

In 2008 a vaccine, known as the HPV vaccine, was made available to girls aged between 12 and 13 which protects against infection from HPV types 16 and 18, ...

Bird flu could increase flu vaccine uptake

By Emma Weinbren Business A reported outbreak of avian flu in Asia could increase uptake of the flu vaccine in the UK this year, pharmacy leaders have said. You must be registered and logged in to view the full article. Sign In You are not currently ...
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Nurses urged to have flu vaccine

GP practice nurses are more likely to protect themselves against the flu virus than GPs, hospital nurses and midwives, new figures from the Department of Health show. The latest seasonal flu vaccine uptake reports show 42.5% of GP practices nurses ...
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Scientists: New Virus Hunts, Kills Cancer Cells

Healthy tissue was unharmed by the virus, which was derived from a strain used in the smallpox vaccine and engineered to enhance its anti-cancer properties. ...

Patients recalled in fraud probe

During her time in the area, her work included chronic disease management, immunisation and cervical smear testing. She left Medway in 2010 for personal reasons and is no longer working in healthcare, officers said. Police believe the woman had a ...
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BBC News

Region beats all for quit support

The board's performance in the area of increased immunisation rose to 89 per cent, just shy of the national target of 90 per cent. Achieving shorter waits for cancer treatment has remained steady with the same overall result as the last quarter of 100 ...
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Barclays bike riders smash charity cash target

But it was worth it as they learned at the finish line outside Barclays Piccadilly branch that they had smashed their £200000 fundraising target, raising £130000 for UNICEF's measles immunisation programme in Africa, and a further £130000 of matched ...
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The Wharf

Deaths due to immunisation on the rise in last 2 yrsDeaths due to immunisation ...

PTI There has been a rise in the deaths caused due to Adverse Events Following Immunisation in the last two years, with 138 deaths reported during 2010. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Sudip Bandhopadhyay informed the Rajya Sabha in a ...
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Malnutrition harming Madhya Pradesh kids: Unicef

Gwalior, Sep 6 (IANS) High levels of malnutrition and low immunisation have made children in Madhya Pradesh the most vulnerable in India, Unicef said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters here, Unicef officials said the organisation is launching three ...
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Ensure Children are Immunised for School - Spencer

Rudyard Spencer, is appealing to parents to ensure that their children, particularly those five years and under, are fully immunised for the new school year. “The youngsters must be fully immunised as required by law. If you are not sure your child is ...
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Debate rivals likely to target Perry over inconsistencies

BACKGROUND: Perry signed an executive order in 2007 to mandate that girls in sixth grade and above be vaccinated against cervical cancer with the drug Gardasil before they could enroll in public school. The lobbyist for Gardasil used to be Perry's ...
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The truth about Gardasil, now approved in California

By Camille Giglio During the wee hours of evening of August 31, the California state senators, on a partisan vote, gave final approval to AB 499, a bill mandating Gardasil vaccination for minors by 22 ayes to 17 nays. Only two Democrats, Senator Correa ...
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Spero News

When it comes to vaccinations, trust facts not word of mouth

In recent years many parents have been subjected to mostly word-of-mouth claims that vaccines that safeguard children from measles, mumps, rubella and other ...

Famine turns to health crisis in Mogadishu

Measles is also taking the lives of many. During one visit to the hospital, I saw three children die in less than an hour. They all had AWD/Cholera and two had the measles. The main hospital is in a terrible state. Everywhere I looked I saw mothers ...
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Cross-country cyclist spreads word about childhood obesity

Almost all of the donations he receives go to the American Heart Association, but 10 percent, he said, go to the International Rotary's fund to end polio. In the 21st century, there are still countries where polio is a problem, and like childhood ...
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CO2 Incubator analyser speeds gas readings in IVF, stem cell and ...

With IVF, stem cell applications and formulations for immunisation programmes, live-virus vaccines and in embryology labs, CO 2 incubator gas levels must be ...

Measles threat to young adults

NEW South Wales Health is urging people to ensure their immunisations are up to date following a spike in the number of measles cases in the state and large outbreaks overseas. State director of health protection, Jeremy McAnulty, says many people up ...
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Malnutrition harming Madhya Pradesh kids: Unicef

By IANS, Gwalior : High levels of malnutrition and low immunisation have made children in Madhya Pradesh the most vulnerable in India, Unicef said Tuesday. ...

Mike Feuer Newsletter: Legislative Update, Constituent Resources & More

KeepYourHomeCalifornia.org A new state law aimed at keeping kids healthy and in school requires students in grades 7-12 to show their schools proof that they have received an adolescent pertussis booster immunization (called “Tdap”). ...
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Time for flu shots, and some may get a tiny needle

At least 166 million doses of flu vaccine are expected to be produced this year. ... It can cause more of the typical flu-shot side effects. ...

Tassie devil and racehorse saviours among 2011 Eureka Prize winners

Scientists hoping to fix a deadly cancer killing Tasmanian Devils and researchers behind a new needle-free immunisation technique were among the scores of ...

The Conversation

Comment: A paradigm shift in health care

Immunisation prevents diseases and contributes to the quality of life. Access to safe and effective vaccines is a basic right of all children. ...

Minivan News

Polio revisited

The hope of eradicating polio from the world by the end of 2012 is in serious doubt with the resurgence of new cases after elimination in 14 countries. Polio is still a serious challenge for Pakistan too. Call it day's Small Pox and it must be ...
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March of Dimes Urges Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot

Immunization rates were about 50 percent during the 2010-2011 winter, from about 10 percent the year before, according the US Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Dec. 3 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Pregnancy increases the risk of ...
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Smallpox Vaccine Stockpiles Spoiled

Around 1 million out of nearly 7 million doses of smallpox vaccine the government had stockpiled in case of a biological weapons attack from North Korea have been found unfit for use and will be destroyed. The portion found unfit for use was produced ...
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Ron Paul claims legacy of Reagan in Web video, despite past rejection

Is he ashamed to admit his support for Governor Gardasil? Of course by comparing Paul to Perry in saying that both men 'did not spend 1988 as a Republican' ...

'Tweens Getting More Vaccines

By age 11, most of the adolescents (more than 80%) had received the recommended childhood vaccines, including a measles-containing vaccine and the hepatitis B vaccine. That finding was consistent with another analysis published in the Sept. ...
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PharmaLive: SANE Vax, Inc. Reports Human Papillomavirus (HPV ...

A possible connection between HPV DNA in Gardasil™ and leukemia or lymphoma ... The recombinant DNA found in Gardasil is very tightly bound to aluminum ...
pharmalive.com/News/Index.cfm?articleid=801476

Gardasil | CalWatchDog

Posts Tagged 'Gardasil'. NEW: Merck Bankrolled Anti-Parent Bill. Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. Gardasil_vaccine_and_box_new. SEPT. 6, 2011 By JOHN ...
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Whooping Cough Kills Palm Beach Co. Infant

The Palm Beach County Health Department is encouraging everyonein the area to make sure they have been vaccinated for the Bordetella pertussis bacteria, also known as whooping cough. Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the County Health Department, ...
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Spring illnesses

It is extraordinarily difficult at times to distinguish between what is a viral flu-like illness and meningitis. As we have seen from stories coming out of Northland in the last few weeks, patients can be misdiagnosed even by experienced and capable ...
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Stuff.co.nz

Mark Geier: vaccine lover

He's been a regular expert witness in the vaccine court for something like 20 years. He's got multiple papers out on the dangers of mercury in vaccines. ...

A Closer Look at Vaccine Safety

Not many of us remember the polio epidemics that ravaged the United States into the 1950s, or understand that measles can be a fatal disease. Therefore, the extraordinary benefits we all continue to receive go largely unnoticed. ...
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Ron Paul Calls Rick Perry 'Al Gore's Texas Cheerleader' In New ...

Sorry, as a congressman, Ron Paul doesn't have the power to mandate Gardasil to all preteen girls or set up prayer rallies in NFL stadiums to “pray for ...

Mediaite

"The Facts in the Case of Dr. Andrew Wakefield" - Democratic ...

Original message. "The Facts in the Case of Dr. Andrew Wakefield". In graphic novel format. Chilling story of how journalism mostly let us down and the unethical ...
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MMR Vaccine and Autism: Vaccine Nihilism and Postmodern Science

In large part, this has resulted from incorrect assertions that the vaccine plays a role in the development of autism, an idea promoted by Andrew Wakefield. ...

Gardasil bill an assault on parental rights, Catholic official says

By Valerie Schmalz The Gardasil vaccine is given to protect against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually transmitted disease linked to ...

The Pilot

CDC: Adolescent Vaccine Rates Rising

During the period studied, tetanus-diphtheria or tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccination for kids aged 11 to12 increased from 33.8% to 68.2%. Meningoccal-containing vaccination increased from 8.4% to 50%. HPV vaccination among girls increased from ...
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Virginia public health officials say child immunization rates on the rise

Citing survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Virginia Department of Health reports increased immunization rates for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, influenza type B, rotavirus and HPV. Despite the improvements, state ...
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More parents get exemptions from Idaho vaccine law

Maybe more parents are getting the exemption because they know in the hearts that the vaccines are NOT safe or effective. Pro-vaccine people claim that ...

MUZAFFARGARH City News

MUZAFFARGARH: The next three-day special round of anti-polio campaign will start here from Sept 19. This was disclosed during a meeting of the District Polio Eradication Committee held in the chair of DCO Tahir Khursheed to review arrangements of ...
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Smoking's last gasp saloon

Smallpox went on forever. Even polio we haven't got on top of." Hong Kong has one curious sociological trait in its favor in battling smoking, according to ...

Joe Scarborough On Rick Perry: You 'Really Couldn't Design A Worse ...

... used to be a Gore supporting Democrat, mandated gardasil vaccinations as Texas governor, executed more people in Texas history, took stimulus money to ...

Mediaite

Palm Beach County baby dies from whooping cough

... before the vaccine came into wide use. Since then, the disease has a cyclical pattern of re-emerging in some regions every three to five years, said Jeff Dimond, a spokesman for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
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Trial and error in Guatemala

The panel pointed to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program as a possible model. But the vaccine program works in part because few companies ...

Oregon Editorial Rdp

Measles is so contagious that unimmunized people have a 90 percent chance of contracting the disease when exposed to it. If 10 susceptible people are in an elevator with someone who has measles, nine of them will get measles, according to the website ...
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Officials: Measles outbreak could have been worse

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A doctor correctly diagnosing that five family members had the measles after another family member was misdiagnosed led to a response this summer that contained the potential outbreak to 14 cases in two northeastern Indiana ...
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When parents don't vaccinate, it's not just their children at risk

In 2010, there were 9143 cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, reported throughout California. Ten infants died. In 2009, McHenry County also had a high rate of pertussis, with 60 cases reported, said Wanda Martinez, ...
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Doctors say two chicken pox vaccinations better than one

The Canadian Paediatric Society is recommending parents vaccinate their children twice against chicken pox. The double dose of vaccine has been common practice in the United States for the last five years. Now Canadian pediatricians say there's ...
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Alarm bells on teen's death

Mr Sullivan's family told the Mercury last year that an autopsy had found he died of an abscess on the brain and meningitis. Mr Sullivan had told fellow detainees he felt like he was dying. Coroner Don Jones quizzed staff about the record-keeping ...
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A Flu Shot for the Squeamish

View Full Caption Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu vaccination this year. Schaffner said the new short-needle option may help convince more people to ...
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ABC News

Oregon Editorial Rdp

... the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. ... Some states are moving toward making the exemption process more rigorous. ...

Classen Gets Another Shot at Patentability for Vaccination Regimens

Classen claimed that Biogen and GlaxoSmithKline infringed on the ground that both companies participated in studies “to evaluate suggested associations between childhood vaccinations, particularly against hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza . . . and ...
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PPH slates community flu shot clinics

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the flu vaccine for those 6 months and older. Those who should get vaccinated early, due to a higher risk of flu complications, are those 50 years and older; children 6 months and older; anyone with heart ...
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Dr. Art Mollen: Get your flu shot as soon as possible

... year's vaccine fights three separate strains of influenza, including H1N1, also known as swine flu. Although the flu is a year-round illness, flu season generally runs from October through late May, according to the Centers for Disease Control. ...
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High Dose Vaccine

The new vaccine is called Fluzone and has 4 times the antigen of the regular flu shot. ... Research shows it does cause more adverse reactions. ...

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Whooping cough kills Palm Beach County infant; health officials urge vaccination

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) By Stacey Singer Pertussis, a respiratory illness notable for prolonged, violent spells of coughing, has claimed the life of a Palm Beach County infant, health officials said today, urging adults to get vaccinated. ...
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Palm Beach Post

Blogger doesn't go by the book : 2011-09-06

By Patrick Hruby A disheveled man staggers along a beach at sunset, swigging from a half-drained bottle of liquor, lamenting an unhinged, overpopulated world in which aging has been cured by science, like polio. Next comes a quick-cut montage of ...
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Washington Times (blog)

'Polio to be eradicated from India soon'

JAIPUR: India is close to eradicating polio, a dreaded disease of the 20th century. "Only one polio case was found in 2011, which means it will soon be eradicated," Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, regional director, WHO South East Asia Region (SEAR) told TOI ...
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Blog: Oil have barrels of options down the middle

Every child in Canada should receive a double dose of the chicken pox vaccine because one shot isn't enough to provide lifetime protection, Canada's pediatricians say. Quebec has become the preferred place for some of the biggest names in video games ...
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Meningitis vaccine: CCP serves notice on pharma companies for using word 'Halal

By Azam Khan The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has served notices on pharmaceutical companies for advertising the vaccine for meningitis with “Halal” tag. Earlier, TheNetwork for Consumer Protection, a non-governmental organisation working ...
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The Express Tribune

CDC Works to Boost Rabies Awareness

Most people don't remember the days before leash laws and mandatory pet ... In addition, forms of the vaccine are available which are longer lasting, ...

Pediatricians advise second chicken pox shot for kids

By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News September 6, 2011 12:21 PM All provinces and territories now provide routine immunization for one dose of the chickenpox vaccine. Every child in Canada should receive a double dose of the chicken pox vaccine because one ...
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More parents get exemptions from Idaho vaccine law

Idaho rules allow exemptions to immunizations under three conditions: medical, religious and personal. The Times-News ( ) reports that in the Twin Falls ...

Immunization clinic extends hours

Doniger also said that last year's outbreak of pertussis locally and nationally should serve as a reminder of the need for vaccinations. There still is an occasional case in the area. "Sometimes people don't value immunizations very much because you ...
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Local public schools back in action Wednesday

Also remember that if your child is entering seventh through 12th grades, you must submit proof that he or she has received a Tdap vaccination to fight pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus and diphtheria. If you don't, or you haven't signed a ...
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Gillingham's number two keeper Paulo Gazzaniga could be sidelined ...

by Luke Cawdell Gillingham are waiting anxiously to hear from doctors after goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga went down with a suspected bout of mumps. ...

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