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More Educated Parents Less Likely To Vaccinate and Feed Children Sugar and GMO Foods

Wheeling Mom Wins Medical Vaccine Exemption for Son But Fight Continues

Paralysis Haunts ‘Polio Free’ India - India has a surge of children with paralysis. The causes are not hard to identify: the oral polio vaccine and redefinition of polio-induced paralysis to “acute flaccid paralysis”. The result of this fiasco is a plan to give non-live polio vaccines—and it comes at huge cost, negating the reason for using the oral vaccine.

Swine flu jab wrecked our children's health: It was rushed in amid fears of a global pandemic. Now it's linked to an illness that makes victims sleep 19 hours a day

Gardasil Promotions: Propaganda or Facts?

New MMR vaccine to include chickenpox

Researchers develop vaccine jab for newborn babies right out of the womb

Partisan squabble breaks out in House on vaccines

New hope for safer, more stable foot and mouth disease vaccine

Flu Shot Causing Fetal Deaths

Local production of routine immunisation vaccines in Nigeria

Two Measles Outbreaks After Importation — Utah, March–June 2011

Three Cases of Congenital Rubella Syndrome in the Postelimination Era — Maryland, Alabama, and Illinois, 2012

Vacancy: Vaccines and Special Project Pharmacist

Synchrotron particle accelerator yields 'safer' vaccines (video)

Swansea measles epidemic: Author on media role in MMR vaccine take up (video) - Public Health officials say they are concerned at the low take up of the measles vaccine in the Swansea area despite the number of cases doubling to epidemic levels in the past three weeks.

New hope for safer, more stable foot and mouth disease vaccine

Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Continue as FDA Inspection Finds Still More Deficiencies

Rethinking TB vaccines

Universal screening for hepatitis B may be cost-effective strategy

Rotavirus vaccines significantly protective against illness

Battling militants’ ban on polio vaccines in Pakistan’s North Waziristan

NEWS SCAN: Gain-of-function debate, planned flu vaccine plant, hospital-onset C diff, polio in Pakistan

NEWS SCAN: Injection-related anthrax, drug-resistant gonorrhea, post-pandemic illness, imported rubella, polio vaccine deal

CDC: Valley fever cases in US Southwest rising fast

'Mind-Blowing' Bacteria Reveal Inner Workings of Some Infectious Diseases

Research paper highlights implementation of infectious disease curriculum in Boston Public Schools

Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in US, But Can Be Devastating for Baby

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Although rare in the United States, three babies with birth defects caused by rubella (or "German measles") were reported in 2012 and doctors need to be on the lookout for such cases, a new government report ...
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Local production of routine immunisation vaccines in Nigeria

The Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, yesterday, said the country was set to begin local production of routine immunisation vaccines for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, diphtheria ...
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Readers Writer (March 26): HPV vaccine, achievement gap, guns, solar storm

Kudos to Gail Rosenblum for her March 24 column on the HPV vaccine (“HPV vaccine worries understandable, but unfounded”). Many journalists fall into the trap of providing a platform for such unfounded fears or seeking balance by giving the antivaccine ...
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mind, behavior control flu vaccine

That question has been raised in a newly released neuroparasitology research report showing a flu vaccine with a parasite in it can control the human mind and thus, behavior. The parasite might have already infected forty percent of the human ...
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Texting fails to boost flu shots in pregnant women

All expectant mothers received text reminders to take prenatal vitamins and to eat nutritious foods, but half of the women received messages to get vaccinated. Even with the additional encouragement, only around 30 percent in either group received flu ...
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Burger in hospital with bacterial meningitis

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The family of South Africa and Stormers flanker Schalk Burger says he's in hospital with bacterial meningitis. Fiona de Souza, a spokeswomen for the Burger family, says in a statement on Thursday, that "given a successful recovery, ...
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Class snapshot: 'Ethics and Public Health'

Students consider the proper role of government in promoting the health of individuals and communities through such topics as mandatory vaccination laws, taxes on soft drinks, tobacco regulation and health-reform efforts. The class attracts students ...
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Princeton University

Measles outbreak shows need to up vaccination rate

Health officials have long feared that vaccine skepticism will push down immunization rates and threaten herd immunity. Lack of trust in vaccines was blamed, in part, for the resurgence of polio in Nigeria. Now it seems to be causing problems in the ...
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Researchers Review Pertussis Re-emergence in the Post-Vaccination Era

Resurgence of pertussis in the post-vaccination era has been reported in western countries. A shift of cases from school-age children to adolescents, adults and children under 1 year of age has been described in the last decade, and mortality rates in ...
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VCU confirms case of the mumps on campus

VCU has confirmed a case of the mumps, just a few days after an outbreak at the University of Richmond. VCU officials sent out a letter to their students and staff Thursday, alerting them about the confirmed case. The letter includes a list of the ...
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VCU issues mumps alert after 1 case confirmed

(AP) - Students and faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University are being advised to take precautions after a case of mumps was confirmed. Media outlets report that the university sent a letter Thursday to staff and faculty alerting them about the case.
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Mumps reported at VCU, health department says

The health department says mumps is an acute viral disease that is transmitted from person-to-person through coughing and sneezing, but can also be spread through direct contact such as sharing drinks, or kissing. Find the complete report from WTVR.com.
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Two Trailblazers in Immunization Join the Immunization Action ...

From Yahoo! News: SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire- USNewswire/ -- The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), one of the nation's premier ...
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Immunization Clinic

Immunization Clinic. Start Date: March 27, 2013, 8:30 AM End Date: March 27, 2013, 12:00 PM. Location: Lubbock; Address: 806 18th Street. Health Department ...
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Adjuvanted vaccine more effective against some influenza subtypes in older ...

The AS03 adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine was slightly more effective against some subtypes of seasonal influenza compared with a non-adjuvanted vaccine in patients aged at least 65 years, researchers from the Influence65 study group reported.
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Schalk in hospital with meningitis

Springbok and DHL Stormers flanker Schalk Burger has suffered another severe setback to his planned comeback to the rugby field after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Burger is currently in hospital fighting the illness and will be there for ...
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SuperSport

Winners! The Thinking Moms' Revolution Book.

Autism Beyond the Spectrum is a compilation of over twenty stories of healing and hope collected by Helen Conroy and Lisa Joyce Goes. Each chapter describes how parents are fighting to recover their children from autism and related disorders. Beginning ...
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The Really Big Lie About Autism Continues: One in 50

In 2006 and in 2007, I wrote stories on "The Really Big Lie About Autism." This is of course the insane claim that the autism epidemic is simply the result of an expanded definition and greater awareness. Back in 2006, the rate was one in every 166 ...
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Hepatitis C Drug And Vaccine Show Promise

Hepatitis C, a viral disease that slowly destroys the liver, has been effectively treated in a small study by an experimental drug, miravirsen, according to a letter published yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine. Although the Food and Drug ...
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Some Swansea doctors see horrifying effects of measles for the first time

SOME doctors across Swansea are witnessing the full horrifying effects of a measles outbreak for the first time in their professional lives. Seeing children really suffering has been described as a huge new experience for them. The spread of the virus ...
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Rising seventh-graders must get pertussis vaccine before next school year

The South Carolina Department of Heatlh and Environmental Control is working to prevent the spread of pertussis, an illness that can be fatal to infants, by requiring older children to get vaccinated. Beginning next school year, students entering the ...
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Mumps reported at VCU

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The Richmond City Health Department has confirmed a case of mumps in the VCU community. A little more than a week ago a similar situation was reported at the University of Richmond. Mumps is an acute viral disease that is ...
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wtvr.com

New free vaccine to immunise kids

Tanya Plibersek announces that the new measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine will be available for free for infants at 18 months of age from 1 July 2013. Picture of Emma Furno with baby Lou, who is about to be immunised. Picture: Ross Schultz ...
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Nigeria Records Nine Wild Polio Cases in Abuja, Three Other States in 2013

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has said nine cases of wild polio virus have been recorded in four states and Abuja in the last three months. Ado Mohammed, the Executive Secretary, told journalists in Sokoto shortly after ...
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Cullman Rotary to host free kite flying contest for polio awareness

“We also want to thank them for the support of our fundraiser that we had in early March with our auction and get the word out to help stop Polio.” Krassick said they do want to give back to the community but at the same time their goal is to stop ...
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Vaccine update Public Health England Inside Government GOVUK

Vaccine update is a regular newsletter describing the latest developments in vaccines and vaccination policies and procedures ...
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HPV Gardasil can cause many deadly side effects, despite the lies of ...

HPV Gardasil can cause many deadly side effects, despite the lies of the mainstream media. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:15. % of readers think this story is Fact ...
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Can public health campaigns goose Gardasil and Cervarix sales ...

Merck's ($MRK) Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline's ($GSK) Cervarix have been on the market for years, and despite official recommendations, only about a third of ...
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Hear The Silence (2003) Dr Andrew Wakefield Drama

Drama about Dr Andrew Wakefield & the parents of vaccine injured children. Please COPY & SHARE before this video is removed. Recently Kathleen Yazbak recalled her involvement in the film: "Our family's autism journey has been challenging and ...
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Dachel Media Update: Millions in Cost, Funding, Injury - Age of Autism

By Anne Dachel Anne's comments and commentary on today's news are below the jump. Mar 25, 2013, MSN Money: How autism can cost families millions Mar ...
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Citing side effects, group criticizes Diet OK for HPV vaccine for girls

A bill to approve vaccines to help prevent cervical cancer in girls is expected to clear the Diet this week but reports of serious side effects have prompted mothers to form a nationwide victims' support group. The bill would add vaccines against human ...
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Citadel student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

A student at the Reading Citadel intermediate high school has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. However, district officials have said the diagnosis shouldn't be classified as an outbreak. District officials said Wednesday that one eighth-grader ...
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Swansea measles epidemic: MMR vaccine take up disappointment

Health officials say they are very disappointed in the uptake of the MMR vaccine in an area at the centre of a measles epidemic. Public Health Wales said only 100 of the 3,800 susceptible children aged over two in the Swansea area had the vaccine last ...
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BBC News

FG Releases 1.5 Million Doses of Measles Vaccine to States

The federal government has released 1.5 million doses of measles' vaccines to worst hit states in northern part of the country. The states are Kano which got 500,000 doses, Katsina 400,000 doses while Sokoto got 300,000 doses. This was made know in a ...
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Parents warned over measles outbreak in UK

Parents going on holiday with their children should make sure that they are up to date with their vaccines, particularly MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella." Download our Free iPhone App Now · Download our Free Android App ...
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Mumps virus infiltrates campus, scares students

As of Tuesday, 15 cases of mumps have been confirmed on campus, said Dr. Lynne Deane, the director of the Student Health Center. Tests administered to other students are still being processed, she said. In total, 39 students have been tested for the ...
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New foot-and-mouth vaccine could pave way for polio treatment

The much easier and safer technology used in the development of the livestock vaccination might also be applied to make improved human vaccines to protect against similar viruses, including polio. What comes as a breakthrough is the fact that the new ...
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Anti-polio drive to begin on April 15

The Prime Minister's Polio Monitoring Cell is to oversee the three-day campaign meant to vaccinate more than 30.4 million children under five against polio in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Federally Administered ...
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Battling militants' ban on polio vaccines in Pakistan's North Waziristan

BANNU, 28 March 2013 (IRIN) - Parents and officials are going to great lengths to immunize children after militants imposed a ban on polio vaccinations in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan Agency. Government officials are withholding money and ...
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Guest column: Eradicate polio

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralyzing mainly children for life. World Health Organization is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the largest private-public partnership for health, which has ...
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Windsor Star (blog)

Rural outreach ensuring high level of immunisation

Bouncing along rural tracks trying to find houses with only a number as a reference can be challenging, but it's worth it to ensure that West Coast children get the protection they need, and that the Government's immunisation targets are met. West ...
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GlaxoSmithKline cleared for $91M flu vaccine plant in USA; Gets CRL on Q-Plan ...

UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) say that the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has approved the establishment of a $91 million influenza-vaccines manufacturing facility in ...
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New MMR vaccine to include chickenpox

A new combined vaccine (MMRV) which covers four diseases will be offered to children at 18 months of age from July 1. Children currently being vaccinated against common childhood diseases receive a chickenpox (varicella) shot at 18 months of age then a ...
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Measles vaccination rate 'would take two years to protect those at risk'

The uptake of the MMR vaccine during the measles epidemic in Wales has been so low that it could take two years to vaccinate all those at risk, health officials have warned. Public Health Wales said that just over 1% of the 3,800 unvaccinated children ...
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Immunisation: the ultimate First World problem

Mercury in the vaccine? What, autism? It's terrifying. But you stick to the immunisation schedule. You're not one for conspiracy theories, for chem trails ...

Low immunisation rates

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board members have expressed frustration with people who choose not to immunise their children. Board member Russell Wilson spoke out during the monthly board meeting on Tuesday, saying families who decline to ...
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Texts Do Not Promote Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy

Text messages encouraging pregnant women to get an influenza vaccination are ineffective, according to a study published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. A related study in the same journal examines factors predicting influenza ...
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NEWS SCAN: Gain-of-function debate, planned flu vaccine plant, hospital-onset ...

Simon Wain-Hobson, PhD, chair of the Foundation for Vaccine Research in Washington, DC, criticizes the recent decision by leading flu researchers to lift their voluntary moratorium on "gain of function" (GOF) research. The moratorium was announced in ...
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Attorney General Schuette wants grand jury to investigate meningitis outbreak

LANSING, MI (WKZO) - MIRS news is reporting that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has asked the Michigan Court of Appeals to begin a grand jury probe of the Fungal Meningitis outbreak in Michigan. Hundreds have become ill and 17 Michiganders ...
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Parents send warning after meningitis outbreak in Sydney

Yesterday the Manly Daily reported that the Northern Sydney Local Health District had confirmed a spike in cases of meningitis, encephalitis and transverse myelitis, caused by enterovirus 71. Since December last year, there have been 15 cases of ...
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Michigan seeks criminal charges against Mass. company for meningitis mistake

The attorney general in Michigan is seeking criminal charges against a now-bankrupt Massachusetts medical company that has been linked to hundreds of meningitis cases around the nation. At least 14 have died from the disease and another 259 infected in ...
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Washington Times

Criminal Charges Possible In Meningitis Deaths

LANSING, Mich — Michigan's attorney general is asking for a grand jury investigation into the fungal meningitis outbreak. Bill Schuette filed a petition this week with the Michigan Court of Appeals, asking a grand jury to investigate the compounding ...
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Dachel Media Update: Autism Awareness Assault

"'The main thing that we want to do is raise awareness,' said Taylor Nelson, Alpha Xi's vice president for public relations and a junior psychology major. 'There's only so much money you can raise, but getting people aware is what we want to do ...
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Measles outbreak: 12 more children die in Dir, North Waziristan

The exact number of deaths and those infected with measles in North Waziristan could not be ascertained because of the curfew imposed since the suicide attack on Esha check post, which claimed the lives of 17 security personnel and wounded 40 others.
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Children's immunization clinic scheduled

Children's immunization clinic scheduled. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 2:22 pm, Wed Mar 27, 2013. Children's immunization ...
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Merck & Its HPV Vaccine: Sales & Skepticism Are Both Up

Of course, Merck made matters worse with a sneaky campaign to have Gardasil listed on mandatory vaccinations across the country. Public health officials had recommended vaccination, but the drugmaker lost credibility over its surreptitious effort to ...
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Bill Gates Tours Ghana's Health System, Discusses Polio Eradication

In related news, "Gates said on Tuesday that the world must commit to wiping out the remaining cases of polio and finally eradicate the disease despite squeezed aid budgets and violence plaguing vaccination efforts," AFP writes in a separate article ...
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Why Does Polio Still Exist

Polio shouldn't exist anymore. The disease was first identified in 1840, a cause for its infection was singled out by 1908, and a vaccine was developed in the 1950s. Where polio infected some 360,000 in 1988, only 223 infections were identified in 2012 ...
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PolicyMic

Inane advice on flu vaccine from 'infection prevention' docs

Two Canadian researchers are arguing against mandatory flu shots for health care workers, saying the vaccine isn't effective enough to merit such a mandate. Drs. Michael Gardam and Camille Lemieux of the Infection Prevention and Control Unit at Toronto ...
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Baseball memories: Drew Storen's chicken pox, Stephen Strasburg's makeshift ...

For Drew Storen, it was getting pulled out of a tee-ball game after reaching third base because his dad didn't want him playing with chicken pox. Davey Johnson remembered, at 6 years old, being the only kid who was able to catch his 9-year-old brother ...
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Wales measles outbreak shoots up to 432, health o...

Public Health Wales is urging parents of all children aged between one and 18 in Wales who have not been fully vaccinated to contact their GP for advice and to arrange vaccination as soon as possible. Dr Marion Lyons, Director of Health Protection for ...
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