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Daily News 2012-05-13


One in six cancers worldwide are caused by infection

Vaccines are available to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) - which is linked to cancer of the cervix - and hepatitis B virus - an established cause of liver cancer. And experts know that stomach cancer can be avoided by clearing the bacterial ...
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Officials suspect bacterial meningitis played role in UO student death

By Andrew Theen, The Oregonian A University of Oregon student died Friday and school officials suspect bacterial meningitis was the cause. The school is partnering with public health officials to identify any other people who may have contacted the ...
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Life-saving vaccines for kids end up in waste bins

But take a look at the wastage rates found by the AIIMS study: The findings were based on vaccine data at an immunisation clinic between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010. An unopened vaccine vial can be wasted in several ways - by lapsing into expiry, ...
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India Today

Parents to pay for vaccine

Little Sophie was immunised free of charge against the highly contagious respiratory infection at six weeks. Come July, it's a service parents will have to pay for, after the Victorian government scrapped access to the free vaccine in its budget.
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Nurse Joan Hazard earns Excellence in Nursing award

ZANESVILLE -- The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department announced Joan Hazard, a registered nurse and public health nurse, has received an Excellence in Nursing award from the associate degree nursing program at Ohio University-Zanesville.
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UO student's death most likely from meningitis

A University of Oregon student who died on Friday most likely succumbed to bacterial meningitis, according to Lane County Public Health. “We don't know yet,” said Pam Stuver, a nursing supervisor at the agency, referring to the death of Lillian ...
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Vaccine clinics scheduled

During the month of May, four clinics will be scheduled in and near the elementary schools so that rising sixth graders can receive this mandatory vaccine. The immunization is free and provides protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis ...
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What Has Science Done for Us?

“Ok, so they eliminated polio and smallpox, and decreased mortality rates from just about anything from small cuts to amputations. Big deal! Also, Hitler used them”. They did come up with anaesthesia. “So? When you have abdominal surgery you can just ...
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Immunologist to discuss potential cancer vaccine at high school

by Tim Troglen | Reporter "I think we can do for breast and ovarian cancer what's been done for polio," Dr. Vincent K. Tuohy said May 9. Tuohy's topic will be "vaccine mediated prevention of breast cancer and other adult diseases.
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FG distributes new polio vaccine to states

The Federal Government has distributed new polio vaccine to the 36 states in its bid to strengthen immunisation against the disease. Mrs Yewande Adeshina, the Special Adviser to Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, disclosed this while speaking at ...
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Mom always makes it better

Or when I had the chicken pox and stayed home from school with only a few little spots, while my brother was covered from head to toe. I had a mini vacation, with cartoons and toys. He spent the entire time trying not to scratch in front of our mother.
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HPV leads to rise in mouth cancers for men

But a vaccine available now also could prevent it. Gardasil was approved several years ago for young girls to prevent HPV infection. Now the CDC also recommends the vaccine for boys, ages 9 to 26. Husney is encouraging his own sons to consider the ...
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Free whooping cough shots in Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Forks

Public health officials will offer free pertussis vaccinations in Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Forks later this month. About 1280 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been reported in Washington this year, and health officials ...
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Travel briefs

Vaccinations are available for yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, meningococcal, Japanese encephalitis, tetanus, measles/mumps/rubella, polio, hepatitis B, and other serious diseases. In addition, clinic staff can discuss prevention strategies ...
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Measles surge: North Waziristan tribesmen face double whammy

By Zulfiqar Ali / Muhammad Irfan Due to a breakdown of basic health services and security, a large number of children in North Waziristan Agency have fallen prey to a recent spread of measles. In response to the increase in the number of cases and ...
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The Express Tribune

University of Oregon student dies, bacterial meningitis suspected

A University of Oregon student passed away Friday night at a Eugene hospital and the suspected cause of death is bacterial meningitis. According to a University of Oregon (UO) release Saturday, UO officials were notified of the death of the yet unnamed ...
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Bacterial meningitis suspected UO student's death

AP | Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:39 pm | Loading… Spokeswoman Julie Brown says the university is working with public health officials to identify other who may have had close contact with the student. She tells KVAL (http://bit.ly/Jmckpb) that ...
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UO student's death most likely from meningitis

By Mark Baker A University of Oregon student who died on Friday at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend most likely succumbed to bacterial meningitis, according to Lane County Public Health. “We don't know yet,” said Pam Stuver, ...
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HPV vaccine for 12-year-olds only?

Schranz added, “After all, treatment of a cancer case costs thousands of vaccine doses, so ultimately the country is losing out later, but certainly the victim/s who had been in time to take the HPV vaccine now but are left out will certainly be very ...
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Niger To Enforce Law Criminalising Refusal Of Polio Vaccines

Governor of Niger state Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu represented by the deputy Governor Hon Ahmed Musa Ibeto stated this yesterday at a one day sensitisation campaign on polio eradication held at the palace of emir of Minna.
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Leadership Newspapers

Fashola , Amosun Unite Against Polio

Residents of Lagos and Ogun states yesterday defied the heavy downpour of rain that fell in the early hours of the day to participate in the partnership on advocacy against polio held at the border town between both states.
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Leadership Newspapers

Health leaders explain why pertussis vaccine is less effective

More >> Marathon County has the most pertussis cases in the state. More >> We have a follow up on the whooping cough outbreak in our area. Newsline 9's story from Wednesday night sparked a lot of debate on our Facebook page. Many viewers wondered if ...
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Latest around the region

RiverStone Health said that there are six confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Yellowstone County. GILLETTE, Wyo. -- The Billings Scarlets split an American Legion baseball doubleheader with Gillete on Saturday.
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Three daughters, one disorder

Stagliano told the group that despite the challenges of being an autism parent, ... Editor of "Age of Autism," an online newspaper for the autism community.

Galliano resident keeps son's spirit alive

By Thad Angelloz That's what Jeri Acosta was thinking after learning her only son, Robert, was suffering from bacterial meningitis, something that was preventable with a vaccine. Following her son's death, Acosta wanted to tell others her son's story.
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How To Detect Meningitis

The main question on the University of Oregon campus on Saturday is what exactly is meningitis? "It is an infection that gets into the spinal fluid and tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord," said Dr. Alex Morley of Urgent Care.
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KEZI TV

Bacterial meningitis caused UO student's death, officials say

By Deborah Bloom, The Oregonian The recent death of a University of Oregon student was caused by bacterial meningitis, health officials confirmed Saturday. Due to privacy restrictions, the University will not release any information on the student.
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Hundreds line up for free whooping cough vaccinations

Hundreds of people lined up outside Group Health's Burien Medical Center to get a free whooping cough booster shot – the vaccine is also known as "T-dap." The vaccines were offered to adults who are around children a lot and who can't afford to pay or ...
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Why is it that the HPV vaccine is more effective before a female ...

If you are already sexually active, there is a chance that you have already contracted one or more strains of HPV, even if you do not, or have not yet shown symptoms ...
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Child dies after vaccination, Indian authorities stop vaccine use

The incident happened on Thursday in Dahisar, a suburb of Mumbai city, where 3-month-old Megha Devkari died hours after she was vaccinated orally for polio and injected two other vaccines, which were for Hepatitis-B and DPT. Times of India reports that ...
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DigitalJournal.com

Vacant home catches fire in Owensboro

The Vanderburgh County Health Department opened a Hepatitis A vaccine clinic for patrons who visited the Lone Star Steakhouse at the end of April and beginning days in May. Lone Star reopened its doorsMore >> Lone Star reopened its doors Saturday ...
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Measles on Merseyside: Outbreak reaches more than 200 cases

More than 200 cases of measles are confirmed on Merseyside in the largest outbreak in the area since 1988, the Health Protection Agency has said. There are 210 confirmed cases, 39 of which needed hospital treatment. Ninety two cases are under ...
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BBC News

UO sorority student died of bacterial meningitis

A University of Oregon spokesperson said a UO student died Friday, and the probable cause of death is bacterial meningitis. Officials are not releasing the student's identity or age. Julie Brown with the University of Oregon said the university is ...
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KATU

CMU student, 19, dies after positive meningitis...

Nicholas Collind died Thursday at St. Mary Mercy Livonia hospital after being diagnosed with meningitis earlier this week. Officials at CMU had been notified by an alert originally from the Wayne County Health Department that Collins, ...
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Fashola, Amosun Call For Vigilance to Ward off Polio from Lagos, Ogun

The two Governors who spoke at the St. John Anglican Primary School, Ogijo /Ikorodu border town venue of the quarterly Governors Forum Polio eradication sensitization campaign said both states cannot afford to rest on their oars about the need to keep ...
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Anambra will remain polio-free –Obi

Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has expressed determination of his government to make the state polio-free. He said this yesterday during the campaign for eradication of polio from the state at the premises of Regina Caeli Hospital, Awka.
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Fashola, Amosun unite against polio

By OLUWOLE FAROTIMI Residents of Lagos and Ogun states yesterday defied the rains to participate in the advocacy against polio held at the border town between both states. Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos and his Ogun counterpart, Senator Ibikunle ...
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Four Preventable Diseases G8 Leaders Should Keep in Mind

Rotavirus -- By age five, every child across the world will have been affected by rotavirus at least once. Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrheal hospitalizations and deaths among children worldwide. Development of a rotavirus vaccine has been ...
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Gardasil | Sorting it Out

Gardasil. Our doctors and health officials, including Alberta's chief medical officer Andre Corriveau, say it's safe, it's free, just do it. Those who have been harmed ...
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Budget Cuts Hurt a State's Response to Whooping Cough

Whooping cough, or pertussis, a highly infectious respiratory disease once considered doomed by science, has struck Washington State this spring with a severity that health officials say could surpass the toll of any year since the 1940s, ...
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Vaccine offered for those possibly exposed to Hepatitis A

Allee Campbell was sitting inMore >> A vaccination clinic is underway right now for people who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A at an Evansville restaurant. This clinic opened up at 1:00 pm Friday. The Health Department tells 14 News they saw about ...
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Free whooping cough booster shots for adults without insurance

Vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others—including babies— during the ongoing whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic, so Public Health – Seattle & King Countyand Group Health Cooperative are partnering to provide free whooping cough ...
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Bacterial meningitis suspected UO student's death

(AP) — Officials believe a University of Oregon student has died of bacterial meningitis. Spokeswoman Julie Brown says the university is working with public health officials to identify other who may have had close contact with the student.
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A Vaccine For Smokers To Kick Habit?

A Boston biopharmaceutical company is exploring a new and unique method in the world of anti-smoking - a nicotine vaccine. The startup, Selecta Biosciences, believes it could approach nicotine addiction as if it were a virus, creating an immune ...
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