Daily News 2012-02-14
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Sandy valentines day 2012Pandemic
flu vaccine quadrupled the risk of being hospitalized with pandemic flu
during first week after vaccination – British Medical Journal by The Refusers
What’s in Placebos: Who Knows? – Annals of Internal Medicine by The Refusers
Narcolepsy victims in new compensation bid
Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips: What parents should know about HPV vaccine
Nationwide polio vaccination ends
The Superiority Complex of Vaccination Foes
Anti-Drug Vaccines Hold Promise - But Little Profit
Parents urged to get kids MMR vaccinated
How Reliable is Hepatitis B Vaccination in People with Celiac Disease?
Public health calls for more realistic vaccination targets
Death-rate row blurs mutant flu debate - Even if a 59% mortality rate for H5N1 is too high, the virus could still cause a flu pandemic more serious than that of 1918.
VBI Vaccines pulls in $2.2M debt round
Vaccine site for Medicago secures $3.5M DARPA milestone
Should mutant flu data be censored? - (video) - Researchers and policy-makers debate the case for redacting avian flu papers.
requests additional data on Novartis quadrivalent meningococcal
conjugate vaccine, MenveoR , for expanded use in infants and toddlers
Andy Says: Test Efficacy During Post-Marketing by Ed Silverman
Surprised?! Pharma Employees Worry About Jobs by Ed Silverman
Medical Fraud Can, And Does, Occur Anywhere (video) by Ed Silverman - The One Click Group
Why doctors like me would rather die than endure the pain of treatment for advanced cancer by Martin Scurr - The One Click Group
Oklahoma City Sees Autism Population Triple in Schools by Anne Daschel - Age of Autism
At UCSF, Chancellor Isn't Worried About Industry Ties
Vitamin C Prevents Vaccination Side Effects; Increases Effectiveness
Facts about Measles for Adults
Trade secret changes critical to regulatory sharing, FDA says
- The FDA has said it is critical that trade secret laws are changed to
allow it to share manufacturing information with other regulators
Agency Involved in Autism Case No Stranger to Controversy (videos)
Stand up for Your Rights!
Any medical procedure with a known risk requires your informed consent.
How the Medical Profession Covered Up Vaccine Injuries and Called it ‘Child Abuse’
Health officials have confirmed 69 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the Appleton, Wisconsin, school district, with more suspected cases still being tested. The outbreak is the largest to strike Appleton since 2004, when 91 cases were reported.See all stories on this topic »Vaccine News Daily (blog)
6:52 am Noblesville Schools is taking precautions for a possible outbreak of measles. The district notified parents Monday night that a student at Noblesville Intermediate School meets the Indiana State Department of Health's case definition for having ...See all stories on this topic »
By ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer A Union Public Schools elementary student has contracted bacterial meningitis, a district spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. The student at Jefferson Elementary School had flu-like symptoms Feb.See all stories on this topic »
By ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer A person in Pawnee County has died in a possible case of meningitis, a spokeswoman for the state Health Department said. Officials are awaiting results of tests to confirm whether meningitis was the cause of death, ...See all stories on this topic »
Ashland has the highest noncompliance rate in the state, with up to 25 percent of schoolchildren not having some or all required immunizations. Wednesday is "exclusion day," when children will be prevented from attending classes if their immunizations ...See all stories on this topic »
Gonorrhea, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, is increasingly showing resistance to one of the last known effective antibiotic treatments, leading researchers from the Centers for Disease Control to "sound the ...See all stories on this topic »
She embraced Catholicism after smallpox left her disfigured and partially blinded. Eventually, she left her tribe to join a mission in Canada. With her canonization, she'll become the first Native American saint. But given the Church's history of ...See all stories on this topic »The Takeaway
Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) a. Hepatitis B b. Rabies c. Typhoid d. Cancer e. Yellow Fever f. Malaria g. Influenza h. Japanese Encephalitis i. Typhoid j. West Nile k. HIV By Geography IUS Market II. Europe Market III. Asia-Pacific Market IV.See all stories on this topic »
This two-year study of vaccine reactions (from data gathered at 360 Banfield ... preservatives (like mercury), antibiotics, stabilizers and foreign tissue ...
The Company's lead product candidate is HEPLISAV(TM), a Phase 3 investigational adult hepatitis B vaccine designed to provide rapid and superior protection with fewer doses than current licensed vaccines. For more information visit www.dynavax.com .See all stories on this topic »
TULSA - School officials have confirmed with 2NEWS that a student at a Union school has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Gretchen Haas-Bethell , Union spokesperson, says the district learned over the weekend that a student at Jefferson ...See all stories on this topic »kjrh.com
Ndalatando – At least 17672 children were immunized against polio from January to December 2011, said Tuesday in Ndalatando, the provincial supervisor of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (PAV), Adriano Isidro Cacola. According to the official, ...See all stories on this topic »
Anyone 11 years of age and older may receive the Whooping Cough vaccine and the flu vaccine will be available to anyone six months of age or older. Those residents who are insured should bring his or her insurance card, however, health insurance is not ...See all stories on this topic »
Standard flu vaccines will be available at 9:30 am every Monday and Thursday and 3 pm every Wednesday and Friday at Pardee Health Education Center at Blue Ridge Mall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that by getting a flu vaccine, ...See all stories on this topic »
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(WZZM) -- Testing by the Ingham County Health Department has found the bacterial infection that killed a Wyoming teenager and Michigan State University student was likely not meningitis. A health department spokesman says tests so far on the bacteria ...See all stories on this topic »WZZM
Tulsa's Union Public Schools says a student at the district's Jefferson Elementary School has tested positive for bacterial meningitis. The school district sent out a letter to parents who have students at Jefferson Elementary at 8418 South 107th East ...See all stories on this topic »
The city is hosting a public pertussis vaccination clinic for people 11 and up on Thursday. By Mark Schieldrop Richard Jaffe of Barrington gets a Tdap booster shot for pertussis from Amy Tourangeau at Barrington High School Thursday.See all stories on this topic »
8, the Dept. of Health and Human Services' National Vaccine Advisory Committee voted 12-2 to recommend that health facilities failing to achieve a 90% flu-vaccination rate using voluntary approaches "strongly consider a policy of employer requirement ...See all stories on this topic »
The study will evaluate the potential for these novel vaccine candidates to protect against anthrax and multi-filoviruses (eg, Marburg). These bioterrorism agents are classified as Category A by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.See all stories on this topic »
When I was growing up, chicken pox was just one of those milestones in childhood that everyone expected. Your parents hoped you'd get them over with before you were very old, because they were supposed to be worse if you waited until you were an adult.See all stories on this topic »
Increasing disease prevention programs and strengthening collaborations with local partners are among the goals of the Edisto-Savannah Public Health District's new health director. Bamberg County resident Lou-Ann Carter began serving this year in her ...See all stories on this topic »
The act both protects and requires physicians to report suspected adverse events, and the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program covers all vaccines ...
Pakistan and Afghanistan, "the world's two worst polio-affected countries," have "decided to form a joint block under the World Health Organization to eradicate the infectious disease -- which causes motor paralysis and the atrophy of skeletal muscles, ...See all stories on this topic »
Speaking to ANGOP, the official revealed that for the past six months or more the country has not recorded a single polio case. Alda de Sousa said that in 2011five cases were recorded, against the 33 cases of 2010. She explained that the decrease in ...See all stories on this topic »
McIntyre will leave for India tomorrow with the Rotary Club to help administer polio vaccines to children. Christopher Weddle A local man dedicated to helping others leaves today on a two-week trip to eradicate the last vestiges of a crippling disease ...See all stories on this topic »Centre Daily Times
Oyewole Tomori has declared that polio could be eradicated in Nigeria within the next three years if the leaders do the proper things. Speaking at an interactive session at the Pfizer specialties Ltd forum at the just concluded 43rd Annual General ...See all stories on this topic »
By Doyin Adebusuyi, 14 February 2012 Ado-Ekiti — Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has called on parents to prevent the devastating effect of polio on their children by ensuring that they are vaccinated against the disease.See all stories on this topic »
Click here 10 Ind. measles cases confirmed; 1 at SB Village Published: February 13, 2012 5:33 PM By The Associated Press (AP) -- Indiana health officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in central Indiana has grown to 10 children and adults.See all stories on this topic »
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana health officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in central Indiana has grown to 10 children and adults. The Indiana State Department of Health said Monday that all 10 people with the disease reside in Boone and ...See all stories on this topic »MyFox Phoenix
Letter sent home to Jefferson Elementary parents warning that a student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. By Joe Kelley Parents at Union's Jefferson Elementary were informed yesterday (Monday) that one of their students has been diagnosed ...See all stories on this topic »KRMG
Also known as pneumococcal disease, pneumonia can result in meningitis and severe pneumonia, leading to an estimated 14.5 million cases of serious illness ...
... parents in Queens are asking a judge to nullify a law that would keep their children out of school if classmates are carrying communicable diseases such as measles, mumps, and chicken pox (which, to my daily mounting terror, I've never contracted).See all stories on this topic »
The birds and bees are aging out of the nests and the hives. What next? Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism. Her new novel, House of Cards; ...
INDIANAPOLIS | Ten central Indiana children and adults are infected with measles, including one who visited Indianapolis' Super Bowl Village on Feb. 3, the Indiana State Department of Health confirmed Monday. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory ...See all stories on this topic »
Entertainment News from AP The school district said in a note to parents they received information that a student at Noblesville Intermediate School has symptoms that meet the health department's definition for measles. The child is not in school at ...See all stories on this topic »
Dr. Hanan Polansky from the CBCD, used his discovery of microcompetition to explain the biological mechanism underlying the serious adverse events of Gardasil. In a recent radio interview, Dr. Hanan Polansky from the Center for the Biology of Chronic ...See all stories on this topic »
BY DEBORAH FIELD THE Sutherland Division of General Practice is reminding parents about changes to the family tax benefit part A supplement this year in which children must be fully immunised for parents to get the $726 benefit for each child.See all stories on this topic »
Livingston County Department of Public Health Director Ted Westmeier says that they anticipate re-opening their WIC and immunization clinics on Wednesday. However, he says there could still be some inconveniences including delays or lengthy waits.See all stories on this topic »WHMI
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is promoting Preteen Vaccine Week, February 12-18, 2012 as a statewide effort to remind families of preteens about recommended and required immunizations for 11- and 12-year-olds.See all stories on this topic »
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- A student at Noblesville Middle School may have contracted the measles as part of a recent outbreak in central Indiana. School officials said the case has not been confirmed by a doctor, but that the child has exhibited symptoms of ...See all stories on this topic »
The number of cases of pertussis in the school district was up to 69 Monday, with a number of suspected cases still being tested. That's the largest outbreak to strike the city since 2004, when 91 cases were diagnosed. "What we know is that we're ...See all stories on this topic »
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, preventative measures should be taken as soon as possible including the flu shot vaccine. Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 11:50 pm | Updated: 11:52 pm, Mon Feb 13, 2012.See all stories on this topic »
Dr. Andrew Wakefield's license was also confiscated by the authorities as he was also involved in spreading a wrong message about the MMR vaccine.
Hepatitis A attacks the liver...and the symptoms could resemble a stomach ache or food poisoning. Dr. Hopkins says, "In either adults or children, nausea, vomiting, fever, jaundice-which is yellowing of the skin." The vaccine is recommend for all kids ...See all stories on this topic »
A 4-month-old died over the weekend and his parents believe it's because he had meningitis. The infant's daycare, Blossom Childcare is now under investigation. The State Health Department is trying to determine whether the child actually had meningitis ...See all stories on this topic »
Most people get this vaccine when they're young. While tetanus and diphtheria outbreaks are rare in the US, the Centers for Disease Control recommends a Td-booster for all adults every 10 years for life. Pertussis or whooping cough can be deadly, ...See all stories on this topic »Today's THV
Every year, about 40000 cases of salmonellosis are confirmed in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but because most cases not diagnosed and therefore not reported, the actual number of infections may be 1.2 million or ...See all stories on this topic »
BANGALORE: With regards to “Pulse Polio Programme” to be held on February 19 and April 1 under Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, a cycle rally was organised.The programme was flagged off by Mayor Sharadamma. Around 60 cyclist left Madavan park around ...See all stories on this topic »
By Tony Di Domizio Dr. Barbara Galloway, principal of Pennfield Middle School, has confirmed a ninth-grade student was diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough. There is a chance that students were exposed to whooping cough, according to ...See all stories on this topic »
Originally, it was believed Carly Glynn of Grand Rapids died of meningitis but this afternoon health officials announced they don't believe that's the case. While the health department originally thought it was meningitis now, they're not so sure.See all stories on this topic »
Today Professor John Walker-Smith begins his appeal against the General Medical Council's (GMC's) determination that he is guilty of serious professional misconduct and that he should lose his license to practice. The case is heard by ...
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Traditional Rulers from the 19 Northern States of Nigeria are to meet in Kebbi State to find ways of eradicating Polio in the concerned States. Speaking on the need for the meeting, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development ...See all stories on this topic »Leadership Newspapers
ISLAMABAD, Feb 13: Efforts of the “under performing” special polio cell of prime minister on Monday received another jolt within a span of one-and-a-half months as a new case of crippling disease surfaced in Khyber agency, Dawn has learnt.See all stories on this topic »
An Ingham County Health Department spokesman says while meningitis is ... About 25 friends of Glynn and her family attended a candlelight vigil in ... See our makeover winner, Kimberly Myers, new look. Our Box Office Mom, Jackie Solberg, reviews "The ...See all stories on this topic »
THE NORTH'S Attorney General John Larkin has ordered a second inquest into the death of a 15-year-old schoolboy who died 10 days after having the measles and rubella (MR) vaccine. The original inquest into the death of Christopher Coulter from ...See all stories on this topic »
GILBERT, AZ - Students at a Gilbert Elementary school have been forced to stay home after health officials confirmed an outbreak of mumps. A 4th grade student has tested positive for mumps. Health officials have told parents 19 students who have not ...See all stories on this topic »ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
Protect your kids from human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer and other diseases associated with HPV by giving them the complete 3 shots of HPV vaccine. No matter how busy parents are, they should take the time to get their children the life-saving ...See all stories on this topic »Empowered News
John Walker-Smith was a colleague of Andrew Wakefield, a co-author on the no-retracted 1998 Lancet paper and shared the same fate as Mr. Wakefield after the ...
The students received a measles vaccination at the St. Laurent school as part of a province-wide campaign targeting public and private schools. The impetus for the “catch-up” campaign was a big measles outbreak in the province last year – the largest ...See all stories on this topic »
He lost his license to practice along with Dr Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who triggered the global MMR vaccine scare. He is being supported by the parents ...
Santa Barbara County - The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is encouraging parents to have their children vaccinated with the Tdap shot as part of Preteen Vaccine Week from Feb. 12 to Feb. 18. PHD officials say for the 2012-13 school year ...See all stories on this topic »
Feb 13, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – The Obama administration today proposed a fiscal year 2013 budget that would use prevention funds to cover some preparedness and public health activities and count on user fees to support more of the US Food and Drug ...See all stories on this topic »
JAMES KELLER - Parents with children at Timberview Middle School in Keller have been sent a letter warning about chickenpox. A parent notified the school that their child was diagnosed with it. Parents are being asked to keep close watch on their child ...See all stories on this topic »
None have triggered more controversy than Gardasil and Cervarix, the two vaccines approved to prevent cancers caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Since October, federal authorities have recommended that all boys receive Gardasil at age 11 or 12 ...See all stories on this topic »
It is rare in the United States due to high levels of vaccination with the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine; however, unvaccinated visitors from other countries can transmit measles to unvaccinated people in the US, or unvaccinated US citizens ...See all stories on this topic »
Pennfield Middle School in Hatfield Township confirmed a case of Pertussis, better known as whooping cough. By David Chang The Cherry Hill School district confirmed two cases of pertussis at two elementary schools. Pennfield Middle School in Hatfield ...See all stories on this topic »
... After years of championing mandatory HPV vaccinations for young women, ... The human pappilomavirus is linked to cervical cancer and the vaccine is ...
By JUSTINE FREDERIKSEN The Daily Journal About 40 people that likely had contact with a Ukiah toddler recently diagnosed with bacterial meningitis were notified and treated with antibiotics, Mendocino County Public Health Nurse Erika Nosera said.See all stories on this topic »
Bangladesh vaccinated an estimated 22 million children under the age of five during its 20th immunization drive against polio. Sayed Abu Jafar Mohammad Musa, Bangladesh's director of primary health, said that the country was expecting 100 percent ...See all stories on this topic »Vaccine News Daily (blog)
By Véronique Mistycki KAOURA ALLASSAN, Niger, 13 February 2012 – February 4 saw the launch of a three-day polio immunization campaign, known as Subnational Immunization Days. Children in 21 districts were targeted for vaccination against the paralyzing ...See all stories on this topic »UNICEF (press release)
By Our Reporter 5 minutes ago Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has declared the state free of polio virus. He, however, lamented that some northern states still harbour the deadly paralytic virus. Speaking at the Fajuyi Memorial Park, Ado Ekiti, ...See all stories on this topic »
By Ogbonnaya Obinna, Abakaliki 1 minute ago Ebonyi State Governor Martin Elechi is worried over new cases of transmission of the wild polio virus in the country. Elechi, who was represented by Deputy Governor Dave Umahi, spoke during the third ...See all stories on this topic »
KOCHI: The nationwide 'End Polio Now' campaign conducted by six Rotarians to spread the message of polio eradication concluded here on Sunday. The Rotarians who started from Coimbatore on Sunday morning were ushered into the city by a motorcade of 50 ...See all stories on this topic »
Last month, Bristol-Myers CEO Lamberto Andreotti said his company has four experimental hepatitis C drugs in development that could be a big improvement over the pills-and-shots regimen. The Bristol compounds might also be combined with those of ...See all stories on this topic »
By RANDI ROSSMANN Mendocino County public health officials said Monday there have additional reports of bacterial meningitis since a Ukiah toddler was diagnosed last week with the potentially deadly disease. The three-year-old boy was flown to Oakland ...See all stories on this topic »
Also known as Pneumococcal disease, according to experts, it can result in ... 19 per cent of all pneumococcal deaths under five years of age occurred.
The HPV Vaccine: Not Just for Women Anymore. February 13, 2012 / See the full lists of posts from Recharge. It seems we're constantly hearing something about HPV, but do we know what HPV really is and how it affects us? HPV stands for ...
HAZARIBAG: A probe team headed by Dr Gyan from World Health organization (WHO) and Hazaribag RCH Dr Sanjay Jaiswal visited Barhi on Monday to inquire into the recovery of vaccines and vials of distilled water meant for eradication of measles.See all stories on this topic »
By Allison Arthur of the Leader Three lab-confirmed cases of pertussis in Jefferson County in the last few days have prompted Jefferson County Health Department Director Jean Baldwin to voice a “worry.” “Call it a worry at this point to have three so ...See all stories on this topic »
I am a 26-year-old woman who has never had chickenpox. Should I avoid her? A Shingles is caused by herpes zoster which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After an attack of chickenpox the virus can lie dormant in the nerve cells of the spinal ...See all stories on this topic »
Our focus now is on pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines because these haven't been rolled out yet. These two are large killers of children. It's a goal; in a place like India, we are working with the government and trying to help them introduce ...See all stories on this topic »
Passing recommendations based on 43 regional studies over the past 10 years, health authorities are calling for inclusion of the Rotavirus vaccine in the national immunisation schedule. Currently, the vaccination is optional and available in the ...See all stories on this topic »