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Sandy's website vaccinationnews.com.htmlWhy do so many health care workers say “No” to flu shots? – Institute of Health Sciences by The Refusers

Why is autism increasing? I dunno says culpable CDC, anything but vaccine adverse reactions by The Refusers

Few Adolescent Males Are Getting the HPV Vaccine – Internal Medicine News
by The Refusers

NEW: Vaccine bill injects drama into Capitol hearing

Collaboration with drug industry won’t affect clinical decisions, says new guide - journal article (BMJ)

History Repeats Itself: Lessons Vaccinators Refuse to Learn, by Jennifer Craig, PhD - Vactruth

The Vaccine Research Library Weekly Scream Please Vote

Effective Analgesia Using Physical Interventions for Infant Immunizations (pdf) journal article - (Pediatrics)

Personally Against Vaccines? AB2109 Would Like to See a Doctor's Note (video)

National Vaccine Information Center - Today, the California House Health Committee had a hearing on AB2109 and heard testimony from a long line of parents with their children, chiropractors and other health care professionals expressing strong opposition to the bill that would require doctors or other medical workers to sign off on a personal belief exemption (religious and conscientious beliefs). Dr. Bob Sears and Dawn Winkler presented excellent testimony and it was very moving to see so many California residents show up to defend their parental rights and freedom to make health care choices on behalf of their children. The AAP docs turned out in force in support but we turned out in force in opposition and the bill that Dr. Pan thought was a slam dunk basically passed out of Committee by only one vote. A heartfelt thank you and congratulations to all who stood up for health liberty today in California. This fight is not over yet! Stay strong and plugged into NVIC's Advocacy Portal so you will know when to take the next step. Barbara

The CA State House: OPPOSE AB2109

Mesothelioma Patients Hopeful Vaccine for NSCLC Patients Will Benefit Them Too

Red Cross raises funds for global measles initiative

First HEV vaccine approved journal article (Nature Biotechnology)

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Act (NVICA)

Few Adolescent Males Are Getting the HPV Vaccine : Family ...

WASHINGTON – Adolescent males are significantly less likely to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine than females, largely because of the lack of ...
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HPV Vaccine: Why Should Provinces Pay For It? | PRLog

HPV Vaccine: Why Should Provinces Pay For It?. The HPV vaccine protects against none of the 150 other HPV Strains, is highly expensive, and stops working ...
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SC Panel Backs Bill to Promote HPV Vaccine in Schools

A South Carolina legislative panel moved forward a bill that would encourage parents to have their middle-school children vaccinated against a sexually ...
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Polio sufferer grateful to Wilson Home

Edith Morris was diagnosed with polio as a six-month-old baby in 1945, when an epidemic raged across New Zealand. After spending three months in isolation, Mrs Morris, who is now 67, was admitted to the Wilson Home for disabled children in Takapuna, ...
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Red Cross raises funds for global measles initiative

Northern Nevada American Red Cross volunteers raised more than $780 as part of a global campaign to immunize children for measles in vulnerable communities world-wide at a recent fund-raiser. It costs less than $1 to vaccinate a child, so that means ...
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TVO Amalric & Andrew Wakefield - YouTube

The Truth is Out There 36:12. Watch Later Error The Truth is Out Thereby ...
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Gardasil Linked to Seventy-Eight Outbreaks of Genital Warts #health ...

Gardasil Linked to Seventy-Eight Outbreaks of Genital Warts http://t.co/5ezyVwIx #health by drbloem 191866620312952833.
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Desultory Wisdom: Gardasil Coupons and Patient Assistance ...

Gardasil Coupons and Patient Assistance Programs. Find out how to save on your Gardasil vaccine: http://www.pharmacydrugguide.com/Gardasil_Coupons ...
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Gardasil for boys - Page 3 - College Confidential

I know plans can be different depending on specifics, but United Health Care paid for my 18yo S to be vaccinated.
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Whooping Cough cases spread to Corvallis schools

HAMILTON- Ravalli County Public Health Department Director Judy Griffin reports there are now 15 confirmed cases of Pertussis in the Bitterroot Valley. Griffin says three new cases have popped up in the Corvallis School District and that all of the new ...
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Dozens of whooping cough cases in central Wis.

Marx says most healthy children and adults can recover from pertussis, but it can be dangerous for babies and those with weakened immune systems. The health department is working with several area school districts to help prevent the spread of the ...
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Pertussis outbreak appears to slow on Vashon, health care professionals remain ...

By SUSAN RIEMER Pertussis is at epidemic levels in Washington state, and 19 cases have been reported on Vashon since Dec. 1, when public health officials first noticed an increase in the respiratory illness throughout the county.
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Today's Forbes Health Stories

Update: For those who have not been following this debate closely for years, here are some studies showing that there is not a link between autism and vaccines, or the MMR vaccine in particular. The Institute of Medicine concluded that the evidence ...
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Forbes (blog)

Ukraine tells Euro fans to get measles jabs - report

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine - which will host the European soccer championship in June together with Poland - has urged fans to get vaccinated against measles before visiting, the Kiev Post newspaper reported on Wednesday. ".
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Update on the Chicken Pox Outbreak in Florida

By Vincent Iannelli, MD, About.com GuideApril 18, 2012 The Gainesville Sun first reported on the outbreak of chicken pox in Florida on April 10, when they noted that there were 65 cases of chicken pox in Alachua County, which led the Health Department ...
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INCIVO® (Telaprevir) SVR Rates Unaffected by Ribavirin Dose Reduction in ...

European Association for the Study of the Liver. EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines: Management of hepatitis C virus infection. Journal of Hepatology. 2011; 55: 245-264 WHO. State of the art of vaccine research and development. Viral Cancers.
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Pulse Polio campaign for 1.26 lac kids in Kurukshetra

By Kanwar KURUKSHETRA: To ensure 'Polio-free Kurukshetra', a three day full-fledged pulse polio drop campaign was launched in which about one lakh twenty six thousand and seventy nine total children under the age of 0 to 5 were administered the polio ...
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Polio resurgence: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA situation better than last year ...

PHOTO: FILE PESHAWAR: A top polio vaccination campaign officer in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has said that the region's situation this year is better than the last. “About 27 cases were reported during the first 15 weeks of 2011. In 2012, the number is 15,” Dr ...
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The Express Tribune

John Lydon Spinal Meningitis: Sex Pistol Reveals Crushing Guilt Over Childhood ...

At 7 years old, Lydon was diagnosed with spinal meningitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the lining of the brain and spinal cord. He spent a year of his youth in hospital, suffering from hallucinations and slipping into a coma.
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Changing Parental Attitudes on Child Vaccinations

An infectious disease that is easily preventable through vaccination, diphtheria claimed thousands of lives annually in the United States prior to mass immunization, yet not a single US case has been reported since 2003 for this very reason.
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Miller-McCune.com

Mangla joins Metropolitan Health District team

Mangla served as the director of Infectious Disease and Immunizations and the acting state epidemiologist for Georgia where he led the largest school-based flu immunization programs in the country. His expertise areas include infectious diseases, ...
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Essential shot in the arm against flu

NOBODY wants the sniffles and sneezes of the common cold - but flu is a different ball game. It can be deadly, especially to the very old and the very young. Which is why Hunter New England Health is urging resident to get that all important shot in ...
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WALGREEN COMPANY : Walgreens Donates More Than $9 Million Worth of Flu Vaccine ...

As flu season approaches in Southeast Asia, Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) today announced a donation of 375000 doses of seasonal flu vaccine to Lao People's Democratic Republic (referred to as Lao PDR or Laos). The Lao PDR Ministry of Health (Lao MOH) ...
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Labour reveals local flu vaccine chaos - Burnham

A detailed breakdown of Department of Health figures shows wide variation in influenza vaccine take-up in the winter of 2010-11, the year after the swine flu pandemic. In the absence of a national awareness campaign, 107 of England's Primary Care ...
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Epic Systems' Tough Billionaire

Its electronic health record is based on a 44-year-old programming language called MUMPS (Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System). It is essentially a closed platform, which makes it challenging and costly for hospitals to ...
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US, Haiti Launch Vaccination Campaign

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, along with the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and international providers, helped the Haitian government launch this program.
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Walgreens Donates More Than $9 Million Worth of Flu Vaccine to Laos

The Lao PDR Ministry of Health (Lao MOH) was selected to receive the vaccine based on longstanding collaborations between the Lao MOH, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Have we finally developed the vaccine to treat cancer?

Prior to this too, scientists had developed cancer vaccines like the Human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil and Cervarix) which give immunity to some extent against cervical cancer. Hepatitis B vaccine too helps prevents infection with hepatitis B ...
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International Reporter

Parents Say Bad Tylenol Killed Their Baby

Markus demonstrated normal weight gain and development, was deemed a 'well child' by his pediatrician and was administered routine, two-month vaccinations. "Given the well-known side effects of fussiness, fever, pain and irritation that can accompany ...
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Vaccine policy should not be one size fits all

Rathi Asaithambi's April 11 op-ed advocating a federally mandatory vaccination policy with no exemptions ("Time to get tough on vaccine refusal") is based on straw man arguments and ignorance of documented adverse effects of vaccines.
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Ukraine tells fans to get measles jab

Ukraine - which will host Euro 2012 in June together with Poland - has urged fans to get vaccinated against measles before visiting as the country gets to grips with fears of a mass epidemic. "If you plan to come to Ukraine, please get vaccinated at ...
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Eurosport.com ASIA

Lydon's guilt over childhood illness

The Sex Pistols singer was seven years old when he was diagnosed with spinal meningitis, and he spent a year in hospital suffering from hallucinations and even slipping into comas. Now the rocker admits he spent years blaming himself for putting his ...
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Meningitis could strike you, warns campaigning mum

Deborah Hoey (left with her son Thomas 3) is organising a 'toddle waddle' to raise funds for the Meningitis Trust. Her daughter Shannon is also pictured along with family friend Stacy Cawley and her 22 month old daughter Ruby. MHLC-11-04-12 Meningitis ...
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Leamington Courier

Vaccine patch could replace jabs

“The conventional flu jab could be replaced by a skin patch,” says The Guardian. The patch, which is coated in microscopic dissolving spikes, is designed to deliver the flu vaccine into the skin without a syringe. The news is based on important ...
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Flu levels fall thanks to high vaccine uptake

Fewer people have been exposed to the risks of flu this winter thanks to increased immunity levels in the community. The highest vaccine uptake rate for three years combined with low levels of flu naturally circulating across mainland Europe and the UK ...
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Taking Measure of Countermeasures: Protecting...

In order to make the plan both cost effective and protect even our most remotely located employees, OHA worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to draft an Emergency Use Authorization ...
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China Stocks: Chongqing Brewery, CSR, Sichuan Changhong

(600132) (600132 CH), a brewer that also develops vaccine, tumbled 8.1 percent to 27.55 yuan, the biggest decline since March 15. The company said in a statement the future of its hepatitis B vaccine research was“uncertain.” CSR Corp.
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Ukraine calls on foreign fans to get vaccinated against measles before Euro 2012

Ukraine's state sanitary and epidemiological service has advised foreign fans to get vaccinated against measles before visiting Ukraine during Euro 2012. "We have sent information to the embassies of all of the countries represented in Ukraine that if ...
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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Tiffany Thornton 'So excited to be a mom'

The mom-to-be also shares her experience fighting meningitis and her upcoming concert "to help raise awareness about the disease and the availability of the meningitis vaccine." Celebrity Baby Scoop: Tell us all about your upcoming concert to raise ...
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Meningitis baby saved at North Tyneside General hospital

Chris and Gemma Stone rushed 24-day-old Jack to North Tyneside General hospital when they feared he had been struck down with meningitis. They were told that he could have been sent home if they had come in a few hours earlier, but might not have ...
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New One Stop Solution HPV Vaccine

It has been recently revealed in a report that the women in British Columbia shall now be given the HPV vaccine. This shall be a onetime vaccine which would be able to effectively protect them from the onset of the disease. This is a vaccine which ...
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French Tribune

Coridon gears up for herpes vaccine trial

In February, Coridon revealed it is also developing a new combined HPV vaccine and treatment. This vaccine will be based on preliminary research from Coridon founder professor Ian Frazer, which also serves as the foundation for existing HPV vaccines ...
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Should boys have access to free HPV shots?

By Community Team The fastest way to protect females from cervical cancer is to offer HPV vaccination to boys in addition to girls, some doctors say. (iStock) Boys should have free access to immunization against the human papilloma virus (HPV) say an ...
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CBC.ca

Dragons Help Promote National Influenza Vaccination Program

The St George Illawarra Dragons made sure they were ready for the chilly months ahead by having their seasonal influenza vaccine before training at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Wednesday. Read Story The St George Illawarra Dragons made sure they were ...
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On time immunisation best protection

This year Immunisation Week from April 23-29 is all about protecting your child by getting them immunised on time. Why is that important? Right now New Zealand has a whooping cough outbreak that has affected hundreds of babies, children and adults.
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TangataWhenua.com: Maori News & Views

Reader's view: Vaccinations keep the young and old healthy

Pertussis, or whooping cough, has been in the news as cases have been increasing in Minnesota and across the nation over the past three years. Most deaths from pertussis occur in the first two months of life, before a baby is old enough to receive ...
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CDC Chief: New Vaccines In Haiti Will Save Tens Of Thousands

The drive beginning this week will protect against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and Hib (in a 5-in-1 shot), along with polio and rubella. In addition to these, Haiti is launching a "catch-up campaign" to vaccinate children against ...
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At first it was flu-like, then I massively deteriorated...

A STUDENT who contracted bacterial meningitis at Bristol University is helping to organise an event to tell people about her experience and to raise money for charity. Onor Crummay, 23, who came to the city in September 2008 to study history, ...
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LHWs threaten to boycott anti-polio drive

MARDAN, April 17: Lady Health Workers on Tuesday threatened to boycott the anti-polio campaign starting from April 23, if their charter of demand was not approved and implemented till April 20 by the relevant quarters. The demands include payment of ...
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Anti-polio drive

Tank—Head of Jamia Siddiqia, Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Niaz Tuesday informed that arrangements have been finalized for anti-polio vaccination in the district and teams have been dispatched to polio-hit areas in joint collaboration of Health Department ...
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SC House panel OKs providing information to parents about HPV vaccines

Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control has recommended the vaccine be given to all 11- and 12-year-old girls. But recent research shows the vaccine benefits boys, too. DHEC predicts the measure would cost the state nearly $312000 annually to ...
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HPV Vaccine Now Recommended For Boys | CRC Health Group Blog

Since 2006, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been recommended for girls and young women, largely to prevent cervical cancer. Now, health ...
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Health officials want adults to get vaccination message

She added that among those already targeted are staff at Dubai Public Prosecution, who have been given shots for hepatitis B and tetanus as their jobs brings them into contact with a large number of people and dangerous objects.
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Over Rs 89L kids given polio vaccine drops

PUNE: The second round of the national polio immunisation drive on April 15 covered 77% of the targeted 1.16 crore children below five years of age in the state. Compared to the first day of the first round held in February, the number of children ...
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CDC Chief: New Vaccines In Haiti Will Save Tens Of Thousands

In addition to these, Haiti is launching a "catch-up campaign" to vaccinate children against measles. "That's quite important," Frieden says. On Thursday, the CDC will issue a report on measles outbreaks in the US caused by travelers to Europe and ...
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Why Bill Gates Is A Hero And Donald Trump Is A Zero

Because the mothers who heard that lie, many of them didn't have their kids take either pertussis or measles vaccine, and their children are dead today. And so the people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts — you know, they, ...
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HPV vaccine for boys questioned

ONE of the Hunter's leading public health physicians has cautioned against extending to boys a national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination presently administered to schoolgirls. HPV refers to a group of viruses that cause skin warts, genital warts ...
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First human rabies case in 81 years stirs up Toronto

According to the Centers for Disease Control in the United States, there are no documented cases of confirmed human-to-human transmission. There has been the rare exception for transplants. TPH: If you are bitten by a wild animal or an animal you are ...
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Ravalli County Reports 15 Confirmed Pertussis Cases RAVALLI COUNTY

Ravalli County reported one more pertussis case Tuesday. That's a total of 15 confirmed whooping cough cases in the Bitterroot. The latest case is another child. Fourteen children are now sick with pertussis. Only one adult has tested positive.
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Whooping cough outbreak spreads to Randolph County

RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC — Randolph County has 15 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and health director Mimi Cooper said many of the cases are related to the 129 cases in Alamance County. “We can connect those children to each other.
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State Tests For Cause Of Veterans' Home Flu Outbreak

Another is that the vaccine that they received at the start of the flu season in October has lost its effectiveness. "You get a flu shot, and you think it's for a whole year, but it's not," she said. "The strength of the vaccine starts to dissipate.
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Wren students are named to Principal's List

... Brooke Isabella Parker, Holly Alyssa Perry, Christopher Curtis Phillips, .... Addison Taylor Tow, Jordan Merck Tripp, Matthew Earl Trowbridge, ...

Immunisation coverage against polio dips

Blame it on the hot weather and holiday season, but this year's immunisation coverage against polio in the state has dipped by three per cent. While the seven-day follow-up round will cover the children aged 0-5 years who could not be brought to the ...
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Niabi Zoo announces party for the planet event

1887 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island physicians have expressed fear of a measles epidemic after the death of two children within 24 hours. 1912 -- 100 years ago: The new Coryn, Seids and Josephson Building on 5th Avenue between 15th and 16th streets in ...
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Quad-Cities Online

Eustace Tilley and the Tax Man

HL Mencken once wrote, “Taxation is eternally lively; it concerns nine-tenths of us more directly than either smallpox or golf, and has just as much drama in it.” For those of us who waited to file our tax returns until today, the drama can seem ...
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New Yorker (blog)

Highly contagious European measles strain found in Colombia

Public health authorities in Bogota recently discovered a highly contagious form of the measles rarely seen in Colombia. The “D4” strain is a mutation of the common measles. Although most patients survive the illness, there remains a high risk of ...
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Which Vaccines Does Your Child Need?

Human papilloma virus is transmitted sexually and linked to cervical cancer in women, but certain hpv strains are also the cause of many head and neck cancers -- particularly in men. The reason for the change is that the vaccine is most effective at ...
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Has your child had the HPV shots? If not, you're not alone

Dr. May Lau, assistant professor at University of Texas Southwestern and an attending physican at the adolescent and young adult clinic at the Childen's Medical Center, has written a paper on factors associated with receiving the HPV vaccine.
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Study: No added risk in booster

The vaccine -- which combines the shot for measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, with the vaccine for varicella, or chickenpox -- is given to children in two steps, first as toddlers and then between 4 and 6. Several years ago, scientists found that ...
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More incentives for ASHAs

Importantly, it has also been decided to further incentivise ASHAs by providing an additional Rs. 100 for every child who receives complete first year immunisation and Rs. 50 for every child who further completes two years of immunisation as per the ...
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HEALTH CARE AND MEASLES

Some parents do not let their children get vaccinated because of unfounded fears that the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella, can cause autism. Large studies of thousands of children have found no connection between this ...
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The Cypress Times

Few Adolescent Males Are Getting the HPV Vaccine

It's hoped that new guidelines on HPV vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are likely to increase boys' access to the HPV vaccine, as private insurers typically cover the cost of vaccines that are recommended for routine use.
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Family Practice News Digital Network

Human papillomavirus vaccine New and underused vaccines support ...

Safe and effective human papillomavirusHPV vaccines protect against HPV types ... GAVI is working with vaccine manufacturers to ensure that HPV vaccines are ...
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Leaders in Science, Advocacy to Judge 2012 Biotech Humanitarian Award

Last year’s Honoree was Dr. Paul Offit, a vaccine advocate who serves as the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine ...

Govt approves pentavalent vaccine in 6 more states

It has approved an outlay of Rs 332.70 crores toward the cost of the vaccine which provides protection against five diseases -- Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza B. The decision was taken at the 8th meeting of the ...
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Katie Wright: Confessions of an Obese Autism Mom

I am a big fat load and my out of control eating caused my son's autism. The minute I found out I was pregnant I started eating all the food I could get my ...