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The Anti-Vaxxers Simply Won’t Quit

It’s never easy to say oops. You know it if you’ve ever said something nasty during an argument and found it hard to apologize later. You know it if you’ve ever caused a fender bender on the road and been unable to say “my bad.” And you know it if you’ve ever failed to inoculate your baby against a range of disabling and deadly diseases that can be easily and harmlessly prevented with vaccines, in effect failing to perform the most basic job of parenthood, which is to keep your children safe. MoreMeasles Outbreaks Have Hit 13 States This Year, CDC Says‘Are Your Children Vaccinated?’ Is the New ‘Do You Have a Gun in the House?’Men Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostSee Jessica Simpson's Sexy Gown Switch-up (Plus, New Wedding Scoop!) PeopleWhat’s that? You think that under those circumstances an oops wouldn’t be hard to get out? Not so, according to a disturbing study presented Monday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver. Researchers looked at vaccination rates both before and during an outbreak of whooping cough in Washington state in 2011 and 2012, and found that even as the disease was spreading and unvaccinated children were suffering, the percentage of parents who brought their 3- to 8-month olds in for their scheduled inoculati...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaccinators extremists measles mumps Parents polio vaccines WHO whooping cough Source Type: news

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Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Aetna CVS Niran Al-Agba Source Type: blogs
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Conditions:   Opioid Dependence;   Opioid Intoxication;   Substance Use Disorders Interventions:   Behavioral: Active treatment referral of opioid overdose survivors to long-term treatment;   Behavioral: Control Sponsor:   Anders C Håkansson Recruiting
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Condition:   Vaccine Response Impaired Interventions:   Biological: Co-administration of MMR/YF;   Biological: MMR followed by YF;   Biological: YF followed by MMR Sponsors:   Alba Maria Ropero;   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;   Ministry of Public Health, Argentina Recruiting
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Condition:   Infection, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Intervention:   Procedure: Blood sampling Sponsors:   GlaxoSmithKline;   University of Ghent Not yet recruiting
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National vaccination guidance has been updated to reflect evidence suggesting that adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccines (aTIVs) work better for older patients than other flu jabs.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
[MSF] Ugandan authorities have declared the end of the Marburg fever outbreak that has affected the eastern part of the country since October. MSF provided support to local authorities, in particular in case management capacity and epidemic surveillance. MSF, the Ugandan Ministry of Health and their partners have also introduced new tools which will improve case management in future haemorrhagic fever outbreaks.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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Source: Pediatric Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH REPORT Source Type: research
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