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Daily News 2015-08-22

 

Rep. Posey at center of vaccine-autism fight

"Advancements in immunization have saved countless lives and have ... by the Institute of Medicine have found that MMR vaccine does not increase ...

The Anti-HPV Vaccine Fallacy

Opponents of mandatory HPV vaccinations want the Rhode Island General Assembly to stop requiring the vaccines for all seventh graders.

The HPV Vaccine Is Supposed To Save Lives, So How Come Almost Half Of Teens Aren't Getting It?

The HPV vaccine has been touted as a way to provide immunity for the most common sexually transmitted disease out there, one that can cause ...

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital achieves IAC honor roll for newborn vaccinations

#ALBANY Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has been named to the Immunization Action Coalition's (IAC) Birth Dose Honor Roll for the second ...

Editorial: Rescuing Our Children

According to news articles Sudan is facing a huge nationwide outbreak of measles, with at least 2,500 confirmed cases so far this year, mostly children ...

Minnesota sees high percentages of vaccinated adolescents; Faribault falls short of national and ...

For copies of your child's immunization records, talk to your clinic or call ... Schedule an immunization appointment now to beat the back-to-school rush ...

Single Vaccine Can Protect Against Six Common Childhood Diseases

This study shows that a hexavalent vaccineone that combines diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and hepatitis B ...

Dispur Hospital, Guwahati announces 20% concession for DPC members

Earlier, a team of Dispur Hospital has administered second dose of Hepatitis-B vaccine to DPC members who had earlier taken first dose on July 21.

Exploring fear to regain trust: Getting children to health care in Sierra Leone

Intense surveillance in Kambia, Sierra Leone, has revealed around 75% of deaths have been occurring in children under 5. Even though Ebola ...

New Report Signals National Emergency for Families

Back in the 1950s, our country faced a polio epidemic. My brother was one of those hit. I remember him being whisked away in the middle of the night; ...

Zero New Ebola Cases Reported in Sierra Leone Since Initial Outbreak

Survivor of the Ebola Virus (Photo : DFID - UK Department for International Development/Flickr/CC) Sewa Mansaray, at a treatment center in Sierra ...

Daycare Babies Must Be Vaccinated. No One Knows If They Actually Are

When KUOW requested immunization data for daycare centers, the files received weren't accurate. The state calls this dirty data, because the ...

Teen Girl's Disturbing Murder Highlights Ebola Aftershocks In Sierra Leone

... candlelit protest in Sierra Leone's capital as the killing of a 17-year-old girl highlighted a rise in violent crime in a country ravaged by Ebola.

S/Leone manhunt for fleeing Ebola suspects

The authorities in Sierra Leone have mounted a manhunt for seven high risk Ebola suspects who are reportedly on the run, sources revealed Friday.

Google Flu Trends enters next phase

... to be used to help institutions that focus on infectious disease research. ... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) influenza division.

New polio vaccine to benefit over four million Pakistani children each year

This new vaccine is being implemented into Pakistan's routine immunization program. This is part of the world's biggest coordinated vaccine ...

Taking Note | Facts & Figures: Carly Fiorina on Vaccines

But, she added, when we're talking about some of these more esoteric immunizations, then I think absolutely a parent should have a choice and a ...

Merck's Ebola Vaccine Won't Move The Needle

At the end of last month, the World Health Organization stated that an effective Ebola vaccine may be around the corner, citing an interim analysis of ...

Norfolk offering free back-to-school immunizations

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) Last year 900 Norfolk students didn't start the school year on time because they weren't up to date on their shots. This year ...

Vaccines still safest choice for many illnesses

Louisiana has one of the lowest rates of adult immunization in the nation. This, coupled with significant racial and ethnic disparities in immunization ...

As Ebola Stalls, Sierra Leone Tourism needs Revival - Yassin Kargbo

Now, with Ebola stalled in its merciless path, Yassin Kargbo is hopeful that Tourism can again be revived and visitors re-swell the country's luscious ...

Review of Ebola response

A review committee will look at the role of international health regulations in the response to Ebola and the work of the WHO in emergencies. The first ...

Pakistan launches new vaccine to curb polio by 2016

More than four million children will benefit from the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), which will be incorporated into the country's routine immunisation ...

UN health workers vaccinate millions of children against polio and measles in war-ravaged Yemen

Immunization teams are continuing efforts, during the national polio, measles and rubella campaign, to ensure that all targeted children in Yemen are ...

Adult jabs boost

A new immunisation register for adults is expected to use text messages to remind people when their next vaccines are due in a bid to combat ...

Are vaccines making viruses more dangerous?

This was a concern when the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced nearly ten years ago. But researchers have investigated whether ...

The Ebola Epidemic Is Coming to an End. Don't Celebrate.

Sierra Leone has gone a full week without a new case of the Ebola virus for the first time since the outbreak reached the country early last year, the ...

A Conversation With - Godwin Akpan, Ebola Data Analyst

Ebola Deeply: Until the Ebola outbreak hit Nigeria, you were a data analyst working for a private company. Then you used your expertise to help track ...

Local health departments, physician groups, urging parents to get children vaccinated for school

... urging parents to get their children the mandatory state vaccinations before school start to protect them and the community from infectious diseases.

Riders welcomed home

Walton, a Willits CPA, and Kesling, a retired Willits High School teacher, rode 3,780 miles this summer to raise money to help end polio. Walton is the ...

Celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month

August has been designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. It was designed to increase awareness about immunizations across the ...

Why are the Kenyan bishops being so difficult about vaccine campaigns?

This is their second foray into primary health care; in late 2014 they warned women against tetanus vaccination, followed in July 2015 by a boycott of ...

OPINION: Whistleblower: Center For Disease Control Data Linking Vaccines and Autism Destroyed

Leaked scientific data has been disclosed showing that links between autism and vaccines were covered up by the United States Centers for Disease ...

Sierra Leone News: My visit to West Africa was interesting

I can see that the three countries have achieved decisive victory in combating the Ebola epidemic. Liberia is the first to announce the end of the ...

Stranded survivors, 'embezzled' donor funds prove Liberia's post-Ebola recovery hasn't begun

Liberian Ebola survivors are frustrated by the lack of government involvement in their efforts to rebuild their lives, and their discontent has been further ...

Seventh graders must have whooping cough vaccine

The immunization shot protects children from three serious diseases ... of immunizations showing they have received Tdap vaccine booster shots.

Individuals Who Failed To Acquire Herpes Zoster Vaccine Suffer Severe Health Complications

Priced at a whopping $200 per shot, the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ...

Study: Wisconsin vaccination laws among least effective in US

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's laws regarding vaccinations are ... dean at the University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine and Public Health, ...

Help stop Ebola ...

The first few cases of Ebola were reported in March 2014. Just five months later, with the explosion of new cases, the Center for Disease Control and ...

Cell Phone Data Can Track Spread of Infectious Diseases

Using mobile phone data, the researchers constructed these maps to characterize rubella fluxes across the Tracking mobile phone data is often ...

GPs offer meningitis vaccine to university students and babies across Kent

GP surgeries across Kent are set to introduce a new vaccine to combat meningitis in response to an increase in cases of a highly aggressive strain of ...

New school vaccine law garners questions, concerns

The clinic offers the mandatory vaccinations for school children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps, ...

childhood immunization

Dental screenings, childhood immunizations and more are here for local families, plus giveaways. Food, refreshments and free haircuts for kids too.

CDC Says Take Chickenpox Seriously

Before there was a vaccine, chickenpox caused about 4 million people to get ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends:

Swim program for kids with autism accepting registrations

Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death in the United States for autistic and special needs youth under the age of 15. For every child that ...

How maths can help us fight infectious diseases

These predictions can help us to use public health resources such as hospital space or a vaccination programme more effectively. For example ...

ANA Recommends That All Nurses Should Be Immunized Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

ANA's new position on immunization aligns with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory ...

Start of school year calls for vaccine check

California, for example, currently requires all of these vaccinations at ... Swanson also recommends the meningitis vaccine, even if schools don't ...

Ebola in Sierra Leone: is the end near?

Mustapha's community was hit particularly hard by Ebola: 37 people, 12 of them children, died in just two weeks. Sierra Leone is struggling with the ...

Carly Fiorina's Fuzzy Vaccine Claims Debunked

All of the CDC's recommended immunizations, including those for HPV in preteen boys and girls, are highly effective at preventing communicable and ...

What an Ebola Fighter Looks Like

I had grumbled earlier to a colleague that, while the outside world was finally paying attention to the Ebola outbreak that had been raging for eight ...

Health & Medical

Routine immunizations can keep people safe and healthy. Certain vaccinations can prevent diseases from producing symptoms, while others can ...

AUGUST IS... National Immunization Awareness Month

But vaccinations aren't just for kids, and adults should keep tabs on their immunization histories to ensure they're up-to-date with vaccinations for their ...

Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check

"Not all vaccines that we recommend on the schedule are required by ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists five recommended shots in ...

What vaccines does my child need to start school?

She also recommends the influenza vaccine, which she considers "an ... Swanson also recommends the meningitis vaccine, even if schools don't ...

Back to School: Low cost vaccines in E. Texas

Net-Health's Immunization Director, Sylvia Warren says her organization offers those shots for $10, even at the last minute. She says people ...

Students' vaccination records must be up-to-date: health unit

The number of required doses of each vaccine must also align with the ... Parents can contact the health unit to check if public health has current ...

Fiorina's Fuzzy Vaccine Claims

Carly Fiorina recently said some unnamed vaccine-preventable diseases are .... the potential of the vaccines as high value public health interventions.

Pfizer Late-Stage Meningitis B Drug Studies Meet Endpoints

Pfizer Inc. PFE -0.58 % said Friday that two late-stage studies for its Trumenba meningitis B vaccine met their primary endpoint goals, showing robust ...

Pfizer late-stage meningitis drug meets goals

Pfizer Inc. said Friday that two late-stage studies for its Trumenba meningitis B vaccine met their primary endpoint goals, showing "robust immune ...

City Vet to pet owners: Vaccinate your dogs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, August 21 (PIA)--- The City Veterinary Office (CVO) here urged dog owners to have their pets vaccinated with anti-rabies.

Pakistan to administer new injectable polio vaccine to over four million children per year

More than four million children per year will benefit from the introduction of the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in Pakistan. The vaccine will be ...

2-Day Post Ebola Strategy Summit for Salone Ends in Texas

Church leaders believe that the Ebola virus continues its seemingly inexorable spread throughout the country and its neighbors thus has caused ...

Pfizer's (PFE) TRUMENBA Shows Positive Results in Two Phase 3 Studies

The control group received a licensed hepatitis A (HAV) vaccine at 0 and 6 ... (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Boys getting HPV vaccine could save them from cancer later in life

Three shots of the H.P.V. vaccine when kids are young can save their lives. We'll reduce a female's risk of cervical cancer by 90 percent, and a male's ...

Teen's killing highlights crime wave in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

The head of crime in the Sierra Leone Police, Morie Lengor, said the Ebola outbreak had reduced the number of police officers available to fight crime.

Sunderland polio charity champions honoured for 60 years of service

The Sunderland Polio Fellowship held a get together at the Museum and Winter Gardens to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Pictured, from left, are Ted ...

Measles fears in Queensland

Measles is spreads from person-to-person by tiny droplets created during coughing and sneezing. Symptoms start about 10 days after infection and ...

#CDCwhistleblower One Year and Counting

Thank you to Tim Welch, AofA Contributing Editor you likely know as "TannersDad" for sharing this video which encapsulates the story of Dr. William ...

NYT Uses Weapons of Mass Destruction Fear Mindset to Drive Vaccine Uptake

The only danger comes from not vaccinating. The topic of the billions paid out in compensation for vaccine injuries---injuries that included autism--is ...

Meningococcal B vaccine not subsidised

Professor Robert Booy is an infectious diseases and immunisation expert at the Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, University of ...

Real chance that Ebola has been beaten in Sierra Leone

HOPES are high that the concerted campaign to end the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has been won. The virus has claimed about 4000 lives in the ...

As Beaver County children return to school, just three attend vaccine clinic

... said Sharon Silvestri, chief public health nurse officer at the Allegheny County Health Department. The more children that have their vaccinations, ...

Information Minister speaks on ICT in post-Ebola recovery

The Minister of Information and Communication Hon. Alhaji Alpha BS Kanu has delivered a comprehensive lecture on ICT in Post Ebola Recovery in a ...

Protecting a Baby's Health Starts During Pregnancy

For women, vaccines are an important part of prenatal care during ... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to gather facts ...

Sexual health coalition urges Blacks to use preventive health services

In 2013, only 34 percent of Black girls and 16 percent of Black boys received all three doses of the HPV vaccine, the only cancer prevention vaccine ...

New school year brings new leaders, changes

Any student in the above affected grades who does not receive the required immunizations by the first day of school may be temporarily admitted if the ...

Ellen Bids Farewell to Cuban Ambassador, Heralds Assistance > Monro

President Sirleaf also highlighted Cuba's generous assistance to the country during the Ebola crisis when they deployed 53 medical personnel to join ...

CSF employees get free flu vaccines

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Health Office of San Fernando is set to provide its annual flu vaccine to all city hall employees on the month of ...

NGOs debate child rights, emphasise on immunization

A meeting of voluntary organisations (NGOs) from seven districts which are part of District level child rights forum and Child Rights Observatory, was ...

Liberian Lawmaker Latest to Cross Atlantic for Medical Care > Lib

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus even exposed the health sector further as nurses, doctors and other medical staffs abandoned the hospitals ...

Boneth Ahaneku: Back to school? Don't forget meningitis B vaccine

We focused on raising awareness about a new vaccine that combats the B ... According to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), meningitis ...

Disease eradication: Injectable polio vaccine launched in Pakistan

The federal health ministry in collaboration with its international donor agencies on Thursday has introduced injectable polio vaccine (IPV) in its ...

New vaccine launched to hasten end of polio

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday formally launched an injectable polio vaccine, an important step to accelerate its campaign to eradicate polio from ...

Committee Opinion No. 641: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination.

641: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. [No authors listed]. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with the development of anogenital cancer ...

Five cases of measles have been confirmed at UQ. Source: Supplied

been vaccinated against measles to attend the clinic, Queensland Health Communicable Diseases Unit senior medical officer Heidi Carroll said.

The end of polio in Africa?

AFRICA HAS reported some genuinely good news in the battle to eradicate polio. Late last month , Nigeria passed a full year without a case of wild ...

Pakistan launches injectable polio vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday formally launched an injectable polio vaccine, an important step to accelerate its polio eradication campaign as ...

Five measles cases confirmed at University of Queensland at St Lucia on Brisbane's west side

"People who were born on or after 1 January 1966 and have received one documented dose of a measles containing vaccine are recommended to ...

Brazos County Health Dept. Urges Parents to Immunize Children Before School Starts

Julie Anderson with the Brazos County Health Department says while it's her job to spread the word about immunizations, Texas law does allow ...

Immunizations in Adulthood

That's why Trinity Health is making the most of National Immunization Awareness Month by educating employees about adult vaccinations. Employee ...

Phoebe recognized for fighting Hepatitis B in infants

The hospital was named to the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) birth dose honor role for administering hepatitis b vaccines at birth and meeting ...

Fifth measles case at Qld uni

Fifth measles case at Qld uni ... clinic has been opened at a Queensland university following a fifth confirmed case of measles in the past five weeks.

Soligenix awarded additional ricin vaccine funding

Ricin toxin is a potential biological security threat due to its lethality and its stability. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a ...

GET THE SHOTS: Student immunization clinics

Lincoln Community Health Center and Lincoln County Public Health, are teaming up to offer vaccination clinics this month in Newport and Lincoln City ...

Immunization clinic packed as children get back-to-school shots

Mueller's daughter, Sarah, came to get the chickenpox vaccine before she starts her sixth grade class. Nobody really likes shots too much but Sarah ...

Pakistan introduces inactivated polio vaccine in routine immunisation schedule

Pakistan introduced inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to its routine immunisation regimen here on Thursday as part of accelerated efforts to meet its ...

Vaccination clinic set up for UQ after measles outbreak

Senior Medical Officer with Queensland Health's Communicable Diseases Unit, Dr Heidi Carroll said the Metro North Public Health Unit had set up a ...

Vaccination clinic set up for UQ after measles outbreak

A VACCINATION clinic is being set up at the University of Queensland's in St Lucia after five cases of measles were confirmed at the Brisbane campus ...

Genetic expression allows scientist to grow hepatitis C in lab

A team of researchers recently discovered that an overexpression within a specific gene found in human liver cancer cell lines allows them to grow ...

MERS vaccine protects monkeys

The vaccine was able to prevent MERS disease in the monkeys and ... researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the ...

40% of girls not being vaccinated for HPV

HPV can only be spread through sexual contact, but the vaccine to help prevent is recommended for girls ages 11-12. Some parents may think their ...

Immunization Requirements Before the Start of School

State law requires students to be fully vaccinated against diseases like measles, hepatitis and meningitis by the first day of classes. While there is a ...

Dachel Media Update: Eau Claire to Israel

They say mental health issues encompass a wide variety of things including autism, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression and even intense ...

Infanrix Hexa (Prophylactic Hepatitis B Virus Vaccines) Forecast and Market Analysis 2022 By ...

Infanrix Hexa [Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (acellular, component), ... Hib conjugate vaccine (adsorbed)] is GSK's hexavalent combination vaccine ...

Canada Prophylactic Hepatitis B Virus Vaccines Drug Forecast and Market Analysis 2022 By ...

Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), is characterized by acute or chronic inflammation of the liver. Researchers and healthcare ...

Kids to get polio vaccine through injection

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has started giving polio vaccine to children under five properly through injection here from Thursday now and the main target is ...

'Miami is kind,' says macaroon maker who employs young adults with autism

Within the next decade about 500,000 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder will 'age out' of school and enter adulthood, said C.J. Volpe, chief of ...

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