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Daily News 2012-02-12

Brane Space: How Safe Is Thimerosal As Used in Vaccines?

How Safe Is Thimerosal As Used in Vaccines? In his book The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy (which I admit I haven't read, only synopses and reviews) , author Jim ...

Bendigo family bands together for good cause

Former Bendigo resident Erica Savy-Ward lost both hands and feet during a life-threatening battle with pneumococcal meningitis in June 2010.

Three-day polio eradication campaign starts in SWA

TANK: Three days Polio Eradication Campaign has begun in South Waziristan Agency and FR Tank of Saturday. Political Agent of South Waziristan Agency told media men in his office that 68thousand children under five years of age would be administered ...
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Frontier Post

Fashola, Amosun Boost Polio Awareness Campaign

Lagos and Ogun States Saturday jointly observed the Polio Awareness Day Programme with governors of the two states, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and Senator Ibikunle Amosun, respectively, in attendance. The governors stated that with collaboration, ...
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Meningitis sufferer Theo Dickinson is back home

FOR months his life hung in the balance... now brave meningitis sufferer Theo Dickinson is back home. The 10-month-old was diagnosed with group B streptococcus – a severe form of the disease – at just 36 hours old. Tiny Theo spent the first six weeks ...
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Marshfield Clinic study clears vaccine

Rotavirus causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines and severe diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It can lead to hospitalization and even death in babies and young children, said Dr. Edward Belongia, ...
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I Promise You

-A parent becomes an outcast to extended family members for following a natural, biomedical treatment plan to ease some of the symptoms autism plays on his ...

Tulsa doctor writes novel about biological terrorism

A well-researched, well-written thriller, "Pox" describes a quartet of terrorists from various Middle Eastern countries who contrive to infect themselves with smallpox, then travel to the United States to mingle among the populations of major cities at ...
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Lives at risk from flu this winter, say NHS bosses

By Martin Ford NHS bosses are warning that poor uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine so far this winter is putting lives at risk. Each winter, between October and January, the free flu jab is offered to people in "at risk" groups, which includes everyone ...
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Hertfordshire Mercury

Back, neck injuries, knee pain, menopause & more

Two years ago, the human papillomavirus (genital wart) vaccine (Gardasil) was approved by the FDA for boys. The CDC recommends that Gardasil be given to boys 11 to 12 years of age. Males who are currently between 13 and 21 years of age should also ...
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Sharp rise in Coventry and Warwickshire flu cases expected as temperatures drop

The majority of pensioners in Coventry and Warwickshire have now been immunised, but there are many pregnant women and people with long term health problems who have not had their free flu jab. Ruth Tennant, public health consultant at NHS Coventry, ...
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The Appeal of Prof John Walker-Smith Against the United Kingdom ...

The Appeal of Prof John Walker-Smith Against the United Kingdom General Medical Council (Wakefield Case) – AGE OF AUTISM. This entry was posted on ...

Fashola, Amosun flag-off Lagos/Ogun joint border polio campaign

By our reporters Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and his Ogun State counterpart, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Saturday, flagged-off the first Lagos/Ogun joint border polio eradication campaign. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation, WHO, ...
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1912 -- 100 years ago: The fear of an epidemic of smallpox in Rock Island has abated, although there are 15 cases reported in the city by Rock Island physicians. 1937 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's second death within a week from epidemic meningitis in ...
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The Doctors: Why we still need to worry about AIDS

Thirty years ago, a brief report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described five young men with a rare form of pneumonia usually seen in people with severely depressed immune systems. The men were previously healthy, ...
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Has your dog been vaccinated for the flu?

Dr. Kelly Temple DMV (left) administers a flu shot to Julia Silvers poodle "Morde" with the help of Veterinarian Technician Lori Alvarez (right) at the Holliston Animal Hospital, Friday afternoon in Holliston. By Michael Morton/Daily News staff ...
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Shingles is a return of chickenpox virus

Shingles is the wakened chickenpox virus that has been living in your nerve cells since you were infected in childhood. You might have no memory of having chickenpox, but the virus did gain access to your body in childhood. The virus wakens later in ...
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Ukiah 3-year-old in critical condition with meningitis

By KEVIN McCALLUM A 3-year-old from Ukiah is in critical condition after contracting a potentially deadly form of bacterial meningitis. Mendocino County Public Health Officials confirmed Saturday that the child has been diagnosed with meningococcemia, ...
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Anti-polio drive starts in frontier regions

PESHAWAR, Feb 11: With the help of local elders and ulema, the administration started a three-day anti-polio vaccination drive in the Frontier Region of Peshawar on Saturday. The drive was inaugurated by assistant political agent, FR Peshawar, ...
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You might need a booster shot

Pertussis is one of three diseases protected against by the Tdap vaccine. It is especially dangerous to young children and infants. That's why the commonwealth of Virginia requires that children receive the vaccination and booster shots several times ...
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Carlsbad Kindergartner Possibly Infected With Bacterial Meningitis

By Marc Julick Parents in Carlsbad have been warned to be on the look out as officials suspect a kindergartner in the area may have contracted bacterial meningitis, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.
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Low Risk of Meningitis Outbreak after Death of MSU Woman

"We're treating it as if it was Meningitis. We're doing the same sort of investigation we would if we had proof. We're treating the close contacts the same way we would have if we had proof," explained Marcus Cheatham of the Ingham County Health ...
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Anti-polio drive launched in Fata

HANGU: Children under five years of age were administered anti-polio drops for the first time over the past three years in lower part of Orakzai Agency on Saturday. The anti-polio campaign could not be launched in Orakzai tribal region due to militancy ...
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Ukiah toddler contracts bacterial meningitis

Physicians are required to report bacterial meningitis to the Health Department. The communicable disease program nurses are conducting a contact investigation and identifying people that may have come into contact with this confirmed case.
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Flu vaccine could be mandatory for New Jersey health care workers

According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 61.9 percent of health care workers received seasonal influenza vaccine during the 2009-2010 influenza season. "It really does work," said Peterson, ...
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No place for polio in Anambra

By Our Reporter 1 minute ago Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State has said his administraition must continue to do everything possible for the state to remain polio-free. He said this yesterday during the kick off of third edition of polio eradication ...
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Kaduna is polio free-Yakowa

By Tony Akowe, Kaduna 6 minutes ago Kaduna State has been free of wild polio virus since 2009, Governor Patrick Yakowa, has stated. He attributed the feat to vigorous campaigns and efforts of stakeholders. Yakowa spoke yesterday at the Free Polio Touch ...
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Amosun, Fashola harp on polio education

Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and his Lagos State counterpart, Mr Raji Fashola (SAN), have called on Nigerian mothers to immunise their children against polio and other childhood killer diseases. The governors made the appeal yesterday ...
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Board of Health President: We Hit the 'Reset Button'

The board provides health education, public health nursing, environmental health, licensing and administrative services ranging anywhere from pet and business licensing to disease control, immunization and restaurant inspecitons.
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Possible Case of Meningitis at MSU

One Michigan State University student died from what health officials say could be bacterial meningitis. At this point, it may just be an isolated incident but some students say many were affected in another way. "I think it affected the whole campus ...
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Lagos, Ogun partner on polio eradication

By OLUWOLE FAROTIMI Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, and his Ogun counterpart, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at the weekend said the two states will partner to kick out polio out of their states. The governors, who led the war against polio at the ...
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Fenton Rotary helps wipe polio from world

It has been one year since the last case of polio was diagnosed in India. All in large part thanks to the efforts of Rotary International. by Sharon Stone Local Rotary members are celebrating a milestone, along with Rotary International.
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