#Vaccines

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Kentucky teen who sued over school ban for refusing chickenpox vaccination now has chickenpox

Kentucky teenager Jerome Kunkel, who refused to get chickenpox vaccination, has caught chickenpox.

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Polio Vaccinator Is Shot and Killed in Pakistan

The woman was part of a vaccination campaign. Another worker in her team was injured. A total of three polio workers have been killed this week as unfounded rumors against vaccines spread.

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New York Courts: Mandatory Measles Vaccination Is Not A Violation Of The Constitution

A New York City judge has dismissed a complaint from parents who objected to the city's emergency vaccine order meant to immediately curb a dangerous measles epidemic threatening the city's vulnerable.

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How long do vaccines last? The surprising answers may help protect people longer | Science | AAAS

Scientists are developing vaccines that produce more durable immune responses and debating when booster shots are needed

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An Unvaccinated Boy Got Tetanus. His Hospital Stay: 57 Days and $800,000.

The boy’s harrowing experience with the disease in 2017 was the first pediatric case of tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years, according to a new C.D.C. report.

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Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Pictures

Get the WebMD list of the top 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, whooping cough, flu, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, mumps, Hib, tetanus, and hepatitis B.

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FDA head says federal government may take action if states don't adjust lax vaccine exemption laws

In interviews with Axios and CNN, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the federal government could intervene in states' vaccine exemptions. Some states are considering proposals that would eliminate vaccine exemptions for pe

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Washington measles cases rise, leading to a state of emergency - CNN

As of Sunday, there are 35 confirmed cases of measles in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee has already declared a state of emergency.

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School with chickenpox outbreak has high vaccination exemption rate

The Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has the state's largest chickenpox outbreak since a vaccine for the virus became available more than 20 years ago. The school has one of the highest vaccination exemption rates in the state.

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Measles cases hit record high in Europe

More than 41,000 people have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.

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57K Un-Vaccinated Kids Could Cause Texas Measles Outbreak, Says Physician

Up to 57,000 children whose parents who opted out of school vaccinations could fuel an outbreak of measles in Texas.

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California doctor critical of vaccines is punished for exempting 2-year-old boy from all childhood immunizations

Under the decision, Dr. Bob Sears can keep practicing medicine but will be required to take medical education courses for 40 hours a year, as well as an ethics class, and also be monitored by a fellow doctor. He also must notify all hospital and medical

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Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports.

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CDC: A second flu outbreak may be here

New cases of Influenza B could be the start of a second round of the flu for the country.

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Measles: Passengers expose fellow travelers at 3 airports to virus

Measles has a 10- to 12-day incubation period, and those infected are contagious a few days before they show symptoms.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

New Canine Vaccine Rules Rolled Out

A rare new set of canine vaccine guidelines was just released, and they contain a stunning departure from their orthodox way of thinking - something holistic vets have advocated for years.

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Vaccine Studies Parents and Pediatricians Need to Be Aware of

Research shows the more vaccines an infant receives simultaneously, the greater risk of being hospitalized or dying compared to those receiving fewer vaccines.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous

Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor

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Dog Vaccine Schedule for Puppies and Adult Dogs

WebMD discusses vaccination types and requirements for adult dogs and puppies.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Titer Tests for Dogs | Whole Dog Journal

It s always been interesting to me that few people know why young puppies have to be vaccinated several times, a few weeks apart and yet, few question the practice. There s a term for it: puppy shots! The concept is widely accepted and rarely explained. I

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Thankful for Dog Vaccines | Whole Dog Journal

My husband and I were talking about childhood dogs for some reason, and he said, We got a dog when I was little and it died of distemper, and my parents said, That s it, no more dogs. When he said that, I suddenly remembered that my family, too, had lost

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Former anti-vaxxer felt ‘really guilty’ after her family contracted a deadly disease

“It was awful and it didn’t have to happen because I could have had them vaccinated. I felt guilty, I felt really guilty,” Kristen O’Meara said about her three children catching rotavirus.

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Free chickenpox jab call after toddler suffers 'worst case' - BBC News

A woman calls for the chickenpox vaccination free for all on the NHS after her son had what is thought to be the "worst ever case".

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Wildlife officials want to shoot vaccine-laced M&Ms from drones to save ferrets

U.S. wildlife officials have a problem: How to save the endangered black-footed ferret from a plague. So they’ve come up with a sweet plan. They plan to shoot vaccine-smothered M&Ms over acres of habitat from a drone.

Health & Fitness | Vaccine information

Vaccines Cause Allergies – Dr. Dave Mihalovic

By Dr. Dave Mihalovic   Prevent Disease.com June 8, 2012 ‘Recent evidence indicates that routine childhood vaccinations contribute to the emergence of chronic allergic problems such as eczema…

Politics | The circus we run our country with

Donald Trump Is Totally Incoherent On Health Care Policy Because Policy Is Irrelevant to His Campaign

His flip-flop on Obamacare's individual mandate is an admission that policy details don't matter.

Politics | The circus we run our country with

OPINION: Why Is Donald Trump Reviled By The Anti-Vaccination Movement?

Why does it seem the anti-vaccination movement really doesn't want Trump? I have some ideas on this.

Health & Fitness | Vaccine information

Anti-Vaxxers Aren't Stupid

Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and the government have a lot of power over children's lives. That can make parents act irrationally.

Health & Fitness | Vaccine information

Pro-life OR pro-vaccine? Not both.

Fetal cell line WALVAX 2 is taken from the lung tissue of a 3 month gestation female who was ultimately selected from among 9 aborted babies.

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Simian virus in polio shots tied to cancer / Two studies support widely disputed theory

Scientists have found traces of a monkey virus that contaminated the polio vaccine in the 1950s in a common form of highly malignant human cancer that has mysteriously doubled in incidence over the past 30 years. Two studies, published yesterday in the Br

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Government Continues to Pay Damages for Injuries and Deaths Due to the Flu Vaccine in Vaccine Court

While seldom, if ever, reported in the mainstream media, every week cases of vaccine injuries and deaths are litigated in the U.S. vaccine court known as the

Health & Fitness | Vaccine information

Public Health Officials Know: Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2015-- Physicians and public health officials know that recently vaccinated individuals can spread disease and that contact with the immunocompromised can be especially dangerous. A statement on the website of St. Jude's Ho

Health & Fitness | Health and Nutrition

Everything We Know Is Wrong - BBC Radio 4

Most published science papers are untrue, but few ever get tested. Jolyon Jenkins reports.

Politics | Politics

Doctors 'Horrified’ by Republican Candidates’ Outlook on Vaccines

“I watched the debate, and I was kind of horrified when I heard these comments,” a Harvard medical professor told Yahoo Health. During the debate, Donald Trump told the story of an employee whose “beautiful” baby developed a fever after getting a

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Measles carries risk of a terrifying, always-fatal and rare complication

Measles is commonly thought to be a one-time deal: Get it once, survive, and you’re immune for life.

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Scientists shows AIDS vaccine candidate successfully 'primes' immune system

New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Rockefeller University shows in mice that an experimental vaccine candidate designed at TSRI can stimulate the immune system acti

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.

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No association found between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children at higher risk

In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), regardless of whether older siblings had ASD, find

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

CDC: Save yourself a lot of pain and get shingles vaccine

Everyone over 60 should be vaccinated against shingles, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends in a report Tuesday.

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Scientists announce anti-HIV agent so powerful it can work in a vaccine

In a remarkable new advance against the virus that causes AIDS, scientists from the Jupiter, Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective, it migh

Politics | From the HuffPost

Here's Where 2016 Candidates Stand On Vaccinations

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) caused a stir on Monday after he called for “balance” on the issue of vaccinating children against disease. (For the record, the scientific community overwhelmingly supports childhood vaccination...

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Disneyland measles outbreak spreads

An outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland before Christmas is now disrupting lives in six states. Contributing: Associated

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Doctor behind vaccine-autism link loses license | TIME.com

It took nearly six months but the General Medical Council (GMC) in the U.K. has pulled Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s license to practice medicine in the United Kingdom. Wakefield is the researcher who nearly single-handedly fueled parental concerns about the l

Family & Parenting | Kids

Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—Or Get Out of My Office

If you won’t trust your doctors on vaccinating your kids, will you ever really trust them at all?

Family & Parenting | Kids

'Are Your Children Vaccinated?' Is the New 'Do You Have a Gun in the House?'

Most of your parenting choices don't affect me. Having a loaded weapon in your house does. The same is true when you don't immunize your children.