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Daily News 2013-11-21

 

Chandler Blake Webb Obituary - "He passed away peacefully after a hard battle in the ICU, suffering from severe brain damage, the result of a flu shot."

MMR Strikes again - Innocent Father Is Jailed For Murder
by Christina England - Darryl is in jail for life, after being found 'guilty' for killing his partner's daughter, Amy. But there is a lot more than meets the eye to this story.

Gardasil: Nothing but anguish for my daughter - by Lisa Haislip, Rockvale Tennessee
- SaneVax

My Personal Battle After Gardasil
- by Jennifer Guldin, Bell Buckle Tennessee - SaneVax

An Honest Look at the Historical Evidence that Vaccines Eliminated Diseases by Roman Bystrianyk and Suzanne Humphries, MD

Heavy Metals, Vaccines, and Your Health by Catherine J. Frompovich - Activist Post

SafeMinds Weighs In On VICP Hearings Delay

Chairman Issa Postpones VICP Hearing

Princeton University to immunize students with meningitis B vaccine licensed in Europe, Australia Perspective from Paul A. Offit

Hospital Holds West Hartford Girl For 9 Months After Parents Argue Diagnosis (video)

Parents who receive reminders more likely to vaccinate chronically-ill kids
 
3,372 NM children exempt from shot

China's climate diversity creates flu vaccination complications

Cambodia hosts intl vaccine, immunization meeting

Influenza: Not a time for complacency


4 High-Tech Immunizations That Do Without Needles

Rubella Epidemic of 1964-65

European Union prepares to back vaccine stability project

Meningitis-B survivor Andy Marso calls for vaccination of all US college students (video)

Doctor worries Thanksgiving travel will spur flu season - Cases already seen in Nashville

Vaccine refusals are creating whooping cough epidemics

Infectives Vaccine Partnering Terms and Agreements

Immunovaccine Raises $4.2 Million in Private Placement

Flu season starts earlier than usual in Wisconsin

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Afghanistan, January 2012–September 2013

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Pakistan, January 2012–September 2013

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage — United States, 2009–10 and 2010–11

Infant Deaths — United States, 2005–2008

Tuberculosis — United States, 1993–2010

News Scan for Nov 21, 2013 - Saudi MERS death; H7N9 clusters; Rotavirus vaccine and seizures; Polio in China; Metapneumovirus in nursing homes

Polio hits Cameroon as limited progress cited elsewhere

Pfizer, Wyeth board meet on Nov 23 to discuss merger plans

Regulatory costs will rise, fines will increase, expert warns - Economic uncertainty and a bleak fiscal outlook will lead to over-regulation and increased fines in the clinical trial industry, according to an economic expert at PCT.

The problem with mercury - High levels of mercury can cause severe neurological and developmental problems, even death. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that one in 12 U.S. women of child-bearing age has mercury levels considered unsafe for fetal development. That puts about 320,000 babies at risk annually. A 2012 report found one in 10 newborn babies near Minnesota’s North Shore have mercury levels in their blood considered unsafe by federal standards."

Dentist speaks out about the dangers of mercury

NMSU prof focuses on mosquito-borne disease - Reducing disease-transmitting breeds

Toddler’s Death Sparks Investigation, Controversy (video)

 

The elderly and young are at risk for flu complications

It’s important to wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer ... The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. You cannot get the flu by taking the flu vaccine. It can take up to two weeks to obtain ...

Not always Taylor-made

GRINNELL, Iowa -- I drove five hours in the rain, one way, to see The Scoring Machine score three points. Can I get my toll money back? Jack Taylor of Grinnell College scored three points, total, in the Pioneers' 88-79 win over Wartburg on ...

Campaign against Japanese Encephalitis in 14 districts from Nov 25

The panel of experts included Dr Nagabhushan Rao Potharaju, consultant, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health ( PATH), Dr Panna Choudhury, former president of Indian Academy of Paediatrics, and Dr Awadh Agrawal, assistant professor ...

Rockford parents warned to look for Pertussis symptoms

ROCKFORD — Two cases of Pertussis, or whopping cough, have been confirmed at Rockford public schools this week and parents are being urged to be on the look out for symptoms. The two cases were at Rolling Green and Swan Hillman elementary schools.

Protect your investment in beef replacement heifers

For producers purchasing these animals, Devin says it make sense to protect their investments to ensure that ... own unique disease experience,” he advises. “For example, we know that BVD tends to mutate, and animals can be exposed, develop ...

2014 Pet Licenses Are Available

Dog and cat owners residing within the Trenton city limits are required to have a license for each dog or cat, with proof of vaccination necessary to purchase the licenses, which are $5 each.

Two Confirmed Cases of Whopping Cough in District 205

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A letter was sent home this week to families at Rolling Green Elementary School and Swan Hillman Elementary School about a confirmed case of Pertussis, or whooping cough, at each school. The affected people are being treated and are not ...

Serious measles outbreak hits Central Africa

A severe measles epidemic has affected the whole territory of the Central African Republic, which lacks any strong health infrastructure, Health Minister Aguid Sounouk announced Tuesday. "I call on the national transitional government and all partners in ...

Lincoln high school teen recovering from rabid bat bite

LINCOLN, Maine — She left school early Thursday with a headache and a sore arm, but the 17-year-old Mattanawcook Academy student bitten by a rabid bat last week is otherwise handling her first series of vaccinations, officials said. The ...

Polio Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013

GlobalData's clinical trial report, “Polio Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Polio clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Polio. It includes an overview ...

Columbia schools committee wants online upgrade

Columbia Public Schools has rolled out its new parent communication ... members wishing to receive news or notifications about district or school-specific events. Users can select what information they would like, such as information about ...

Whooping cough: Silly name, deadly disease

The name may sound funny, but whooping cough can be a very deadly disease. Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes severe coughing spells and respiratory inflammation of the upper airways.

Random Things Most NFL Fans Don't Know: Football Players Almost Never Get Sick

Over ... body. For what it’s worth, it would seem football is not all bad when it comes to our health, at least in the short term. And so, as we brace ourselves for the cold and flu season, hoping to evade those dreaded days of agonizing body ...

Is One Dose of the HPV Vaccine Enough?

Results were compared with data from 113 women who did not receive vaccination but had antibodies against the viruses in their blood because they were infected with HPV in the past. Researchers discovered active human papillomavirus antibodies in the women ...

CDC Press Release: Progress and Challenges Fighting Polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/961816. saw an overall decrease in wild poliovirus (WPV) cases from January – September 2013 compared with the same time period in 2012 ...

Wild poliovirus in Cameroon

Wild poliovirus was isolated from two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases from West Region. The patients developed paralysis on 1 October and 19 October 2013. Genetic sequencing indicates that these viruses are linked to wild poliovirus last detected in ...

Mom Enlists The Internet's Help After Little Girl Loses Her Stuffed Rabbit In London

A little girl in the U.K. has lost her stuffed rabbit -- and she needs your help to find him. The Jellycat stuffed animal goes by the name of Mr. Rabbit and belongs to his best friend, 3-year-old Ruby. Mom Zoe Stewart wrote on her personal blog ...

Week in a bar as children starve

Neighbours said she had escaped from her two previous husbands sometime last year and settled in Duka Moja where she all but abdicated the responsibility of feeding and educating her children. The four were taken to the Narok District Hospital for ...

A gift from Steve Jobs returns home after 33 yrs

Around 1980, Powell Jobs’ husband, Steve Jobs, donated the computer to a non-profit organisation ... While the amount from Jobs was small, that first spurt of money was meaningful for the organisation, Brilliant said, and had a galvanising effect ...

Quick update: Sidbi given Rs 5,000 crore to refinance receivables of MSEs

RBI will provide refinance of R5,000 crore to the Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) for direct liquidity support for finance receivables to micro and small industries (MSEs), by Sidbi or selected intermediaries like banks, NBFCs ...

Confirmed cases of pertussis at Rolling Green, Swan Hillman elementary schools

In the letter, parents were encouraged to contact their child’s school nurse, the Rockford Public Schools Health Services Office, or the Winnebago County Health Department. The letter also encourages parents to look for symptoms of the illness.

City launches flu-vaccine campaign in public schools

The city is also, for the first time, offering a chance for New Yorkers to find a nearby vaccine location by texting “flu” to 877877. Information is also available by calling 311 or using this map.

Two Cases of Whooping Cough Reported in Pullman, Wash., Outbreak Declared

Two cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been reported in Pullman, Wash., reports the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Both cases were found in students attending Pullman High School and reported to the Whitman County Health ...

Vaccine for rotavirus may protect against seizures

Payne from the CDC, the team discovered that the children who were vaccinated ... but provides yet another reason to strongly promote universal rotavirus immunization," Dr. Weinberg writes, adding: "In addition, the work provides us an opportunity to ...

Weasleys open Harry Potter exhibit in Edmonton

EDMONTON - A moment of empathy for the twin as individual! In the world-dominating Harry Potter novels, the Weasley twins’ own mother can’t always discern their distinctions. The identical actors who playfully inhabit Fred and George Weasley ...

Throwback Thursday – Riding the Roof of the Americas

The Inca Empire has long since fallen, conquered in part by invading Spanish conquistadors and the influx of European diseases such as smallpox, but the trails remain. Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Adventures, a small company centered in Nelson ...

A healthy world is better for Canada

The recent measles outbreak in Southern Alberta made national news as a reminder to Canadians of the importance of vaccines and immunization. But what about the 6.6 million children who died in 2012 from vaccine-preventable diseases like measles ...

5 Reasons to Have Your Pet Vaccinated Against Rabies

after which owners need only to remember to abide by their area’s vaccination schedule, which usually mandates subsequent vaccinations every one, two or three years. 5. Failure to vaccinate is often illegal Failing to get pets vaccinated against rabies ...

Best Books 2013: Historical Fiction

Love it or hate it, this darkly comic novel by the winner of the Whitbread Award will stick with you. (LJ 3/15/13 ... Following the death of their mother, Australian sisters Naomi and Sally Durance volunteer as nurses during World War I.

5th Raccoon Tests Positive For Rabies In Columbia County

WJBF News Channel 6 has learned, a 5th raccoon has tested positive this year for rabies in Columbia County. Columbia County Health Department officials tell WJBF News Channel 6 that a raccoon tested positive for rabies on Wednesday. Officials say, the ...

More survivors receive medical care in Tacloban

Since the beginning of the humanitarian relief operation WHO has assisted foreign medical teams to bring more than 60 tons of medical supplies to Tacloban. “Only by staying here we will be able to rebuild our homes,” says 61-year-old Eduardo Palma who ...

World Health Organization Slows Campaign against Polio in Syria

Polio is making a comeback in a decimated part of Syria, but the delicate politics of the war are making vaccination campaigns difficult. As an epidemic looms over the region, anger over the World Health Organization's inaction is growing. Dr. Khalid ...

Six cases of whooping cough reported in county schools, including one case at Del Mar Heights

an 11-year-old Del Mar Heights Elementary School student, a 12-year-old student at Murray Manor Elementary School, a 15-year-old Academy of Our Lady of Peace student and two 15-year-old Grossmont High School students. All but one were up-to-date ...

Photo Gallery: Polio's Scary Return

Doctors are increasingly concerned about a growing polio epidemic in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. It may be the most dangerous outbreak in years, but treatment is being hampered by the divisions of the Syrian civil war. Here, a health worker ...

Parents who receive reminders more likely to vaccinate chronically-ill kids

The University of Michigan announced on Monday a study revealed that the state immunization registry can encourage parents to have their children get influenza vaccinations. Researchers worked with the Michigan Department of Community Heath to review a ...

Only One-Third of Kids Get the HPV Vaccine — What Parents Should Consider

But can you argue the same for cancer ... hook for –I wouldn’t have to weigh the pros and cons of safety, and I wouldn’t have to worry what message this was sending to my child about unprotected sex. I thought this because I have a boy.

Rotavirus Vaccination may also Confer Seizure Protection in Children

An additional potential benefit of vaccinating children against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhea and vomiting, is suggested in a new study. Besides protecting kids from intestinal illness caused by rotavirus, immunization may also reduce the risk of ...

Get Rid of Herpes Review - Seeing Through the Increasing Hype and Advertising

Herpes in humans presents as chicken pox, cold sores, genital herpes, shingles, herpes whitlow, glandular fever, B-virus infection, rosella, and cytomegalovirus infections. Herpes has been around for years since the time of ancient Greece through to the ...

Get a dose of the truth with vaccines

Everyone has to go through it at some point in their lives, it hurts, it’s not fun, and as a child it may even make some of us cry ... The vaccine is made from dead material, and these days the newer vaccines only have pieces of the virus, so it can ...

On Liberty - Mr Wooderson's Charges Rebutted

Mr Wooderson contributes: ‘Mr. Hitchens' defence of 'perplexed and frightened individuals against a high-handed and bullying state' in the case of the MMR vaccine is a noble one, but not, I think, entirely consistent with his views on other matters.

American dogs have Asian DNA

On average, less than 30 percent of their DNA comes from Europe, suggesting dogs came to the Americas with the ancient humans who established pre-Columbian civilizations. The study also found that the Chihuahua really does come from an ancient lineage of ...

Pakistan: National Polio Eradication Bulletin - Issue No. Issue No. 9-10, September - October 2013

As of 18th November 2013, 63 type-1 wild poliovirus (WPV ... Two polio cases had date of onset of paralysis in January, three in February, one in March, two in April, nine in May, four each in June and July, eight in August, 19 in September ...

Twitter Could Tell You Where Flu Is Ramping Up, Study Suggests

A social media tool known for being a platform for breaking news, selfie photos and over-sharing the minutiae of day-to-day life could also be an important public health tool, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

PRINCETON: University to offer meningitis vaccine

In the face of a meningitis outbreak, Princeton University next month will begin offering students a vaccine that is not approved in the United States. The decision, announced Monday, came after the school’s Board of Trustees discussed the ...

Seniors should guard against shingles

Nov. 21--Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research ...

Polio-free countries still face threat, scientists say

An outbreak of polio in a previously polio-free region of China shows that the crippling, potentially deadly disease will remain a global threat as long as the poliovirus circulates anywhere in the world, scientists say. Researchers who ...

Everything you need to know about Christmas in Bolton town centre this year (From The Bolton News)

REAL reindeer, a free Santa’s grotto and street entertainment will provide a magical experience in Bolton town centre this Christmas. Victoria Square will be transformed into a winter wonderland from Saturday, November 30, and a packed programme has been ...

NATION: Gettysburg Address stands test of time 150 years later

For the speech, Lincoln combined elements of Greek classics, other great writings, the Bible and the Declaration of Independence. Despite his lack of a formal education, Lincoln was extremely well read. He knew the chance to speak would provide ...

Sometimes good things happen: The antivaccine fringe suffers a setback in Congress

Those both inside and outside of government who are involved in the Vaccine Injury Compensation ... govt collaborators in the International Criminal Court at Nuremberg-like trial. And: Speechless, but not surprised. The stonewalling, cover ...

Nigeria: Making Polio History By 2014

He called on Nigerian entrepreneurs to "join us in improving the health and wellbeing of Nigerians ... we are partnering with Aliko Dangote's foundation to unblock some of the logistical barriers to reaching every child-from improving cold chain capacity ...

Nigeria: Kicking Polio Out of Nigeria

This needs the concerted efforts of all - individuals, communities and health workers The bid to kick out polio from our country received a boost last week with the announcement of a collaboration between the Dangote Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates ...

Georgia Tech student being treated for bacterial meningitis symptoms

The campus was informed of the student’s illness via email. School spokesman Matt Nagel says in the email, “Although contagious, this bacterial meningitis is only transmitted by very close personal contact with exchange of saliva or respiratory ...

To Darrell Issa & Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Meet Ronan Jameson

Upon reading the Canary Party’s announcement that the Congressional Hearing, which was scheduled to discuss the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, was cancelled with no postponed date announced, I penned Mr. Issa, Chairman of The Oversight and ...

Texas Whooping Cough Epidemic—Centered in Tarrant County—Nears Record Levels

Texas’ whooping cough continues to slice epidemic through the state, with little sign that the number of 2013 cases will not set a modern record, the Department of State Health Services said this week. The number of reported cases has climbed ...

A Fishy Thanksgiving

The original Thanksgiving wasn't exactly the Pilgrim and Indian love fest we collectively misremember. But despite growing recognition of the degree to which the Thanksgiving story has been rewritten, the same analysis has not been widely applied to the ...

A User's Guide to Prenatal Tests

I must confess -- before I became pregnant, I was a medical wimp. A finger prick before my wedding day and annual checkups and pap smears were the extent of my relationship with doctors, and I liked it that way. But my first prenatal exam changed all that.

What Was the Worst Year in History?

And that was just the first day of a very bad year—it got worse ... Mann, author, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created In 1520, smallpox hit the Americas, eventually killing between 60 and 90 percent of the continents’ original ...

San Joaquin County public health officials push flu vaccines

The 2013-14 flu season has begun, and health officials are seeing an increase in flu activity. San Joaquin County Health Officer Dr. Karen Furst is urging those who have not done so already to get their annual flu vaccine now. It takes up to two weeks ...

Pox house once isolated ailing residents from community

Vaccines developed in the 20th Century essentially put an end to smallpox epidemics. The disease was declared eradicated by the World Health Organization in 1979, although some cases have been reported since that time.

Rotavirus vaccination may also protect children against seizures

[EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY, NOV. 21] A new study suggests an additional—and somewhat surprising—potential benefit of vaccinating children against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhea and vomiting. Besides protecting kids from intestinal illness caused ...

Cambodia hosts int'l vaccine, immunization meeting

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) Board meeting was held here on Thursday to decide which new vaccines will be added to the organization's portfolio. The two-day meeting brought together 160 ...

Michael Taube: Barack Obama’s Gettysburg snub was a huge mistake

She did her duty to the best ... speech commemorating a defining battle in the Civil War. Gettysburg has been called a “turning point” by some historians, since it was the first major defeat for Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army.

New MEDHOST Service Deciphers Required Public Health Information Reporting For Hospitals Mandated By Meaningful Use Stage 2

To help hospitals successfully submit syndromic surveillance, lab results and immunization registries to their state’s designated public health agency as required by Meaningful Use Stage 2, MEDHOST recently announced the launch of its “YourCareLink ...

Number of measles cases rises to 37

Alberta Health Services confirmed Wednesday morning a 37th case of measles in the Lethbridge area, but also said they believed the outbreak was “relatively contained.” There was also another mass immunization clinic held at Exhibition Park Wednesday ...

76 percent of students say they plan to get meningitis vaccine

Out of a total of 259 students interviewed by The Daily Princetonian between Tuesday and Wednesday, 197, or 76 percent, said they plan to get a vaccine not yet licensed in the United States that will be offered by the University to combat a campus outbreak ...

Rotavirus Vaccine May Also Prevent Related Infant Seizures

They project that the reduction could translate to more than $7 million in healthcare cost savings annually by preventing 1000 hospitalizations and 5000 emergency department visits. Daniel C. Payne, PhD, MSPH, from the Division of Viral Diseases ...

New Market Research Report: Sanofi (SAN) - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare - Deals and Alliances Profile

The company operates its business in three broad categories, namely, Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Animal Health. The Pharmaceutical segment of the company focuses on the development of products in the areas of cardiovascular diseases, thrombosis ...

Gonorrhoea, measles superbug warning for Aussie travellers

Measles, a viral infection, can be prevented by vaccination, but is common in some parts of Europe, Asia, the Pacific islands, the US and Africa. Overseas travel exposes people to infectious diseases not generally found in Australia, says Dr Binns.

Sass & the City: Miley Cyrus is getting annoying

OK, I am aware that I am being a total harpy. But the Miley Cyrus thing is starting to get really irritating. Her latest antics took place at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam. At the event, Cyrus performed onstage, twerking with a ...

Keep an Eye on Inovio, ImmunoGen, Roche, and Johnson & Johnson Today

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis. Inovio reports positive results for its MERS vaccine It could ...

Health Care and Staying Healthy Point Out Contrasts in Those of Different Political Persuasions

Yet her positions on two health-related issues – the safety of the Gardasil human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the government’s phase-out of incandescent light bulbs in favor of the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs ...

Gardasil (PF) IM Uses

This medication is a vaccine used to prevent cancer of the anus, abnormal tissue growth of the anus, or genital warts. In girls and women, it is also used to prevent cancer of the cervix/vagina/vulva and abnormal tissue growth in these areas that can lead ...

Media coverage of HPV vaccine boosts reports of adverse effects

The number of adverse events associated with the HPV vaccine reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appeared to be related to media coverage and online controversy about the vaccine ...

HPV Rates Higher in Native American Communities; polyDNA Recommends Targeting Latent HPV with Gene-Eden-VIR, a Natural Remedy

Gayle Dupris, Residential Aid at the Women’s Half-way House at Cheyenne River ... the HPV vaccine won’t work for these individuals. As the Gardasil website itself notes “GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases ...

Flublok influenza vaccine for the 2013-14 season now available

Protein Sciences Corporation, the manufacturer of Flublok, the new, pure influenza vaccine containing no egg proteins, influenza virus, preservatives (e.g., thimerosal), antibiotics, gelatin or latex, announced today that doses for the 2013-14 ...

Kiwanians learn about tetanus project

Most of us have been there before. You step on a rusty nail or get a cut while outside, and you go to the doctor, where inevitably the first question you get is: When was the last time you had a tetanus shot? While tetanus isn’t a big problem in the ...

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