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Measles WARNING: Dr Chris urges parents to get children vaccinated before trips to Europe
MEASLES cases in Europe have surged over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries. Symptoms usually develop around 10 days after infection, and in some cases, the highly infectious viral illness can lead to brain damage, death and pneumonia. Dr Chris Steele urged parents on This Morning to get their children vaccinated before travelling to Europe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles cases rose by 400% across Europe last year
Measles affected 21,315 people across Europe last year, resulting in 35 deaths. This comes after a record low of just 5,273 incidences in 2016. Fear of vaccines is leaving many children unprotected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 400% across Europe
2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a 400% increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah BoseleyHealth editor Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health World Health Organization Society Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 300% across Europe
2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a four-fold increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health World Health Organization Society Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

mSakhi in Pictures
February 16, 2018The mobile app is transforming maternal and child health care in a Himalayan state.One of the smaller states in India, Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayan foothills with international borders touching Nepal and China. It ’s a land of mighty rivers, forests, hills, and mountains. Rich in natural resources, it boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, tigers, and elephants. The terrain, striking and beautiful, also makes it hard for people, particularly those in the middle Himalayan ranges, to access health care, including high-quality maternal and child health services.Many villag...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Only U.S. Cryotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Finds Success
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Shanda Blackmon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, believes there is a place for cryotherapy in the future multidisciplinary treatment of pleural mesothelioma. She wants to show it with this groundbreaking clinical trial. “We think [cryotherapy] could play an important role in treatment,” Blackmon told Asbestos.com. “So far, things look promising, but you can’t say anything specific without more numbers. Right now, it’s a little like telling a story.” Cryotherapy involves destroying cancer cells, or any abnormal tissues, by freezing them with controlled nitr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 14, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: ADI-PEG 20 cryoablation cryotherapy intrapleural measles virus Mayo Clinic mesothelioma clinical trial Opdivo pacific mesothelioma center pleural mesothelioma pleuroscopy Shanda Blackmon Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Thera Source Type: news

Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles
(Frontiers) Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - 12-Day Vaccination Commences Tomorrow
[Daily Trust] A total of 3,998 settlements have been earmarked for the measles vaccination campaign scheduled to hold from February 10 to February 22, the FCT Administration has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone
A health worker marks a boy’s finger with ink to show that he has been vaccinated against measles in India’s Gujarat State. Credit: UNICEF/UNI133530/PietrasikBy Bjorn LomborgCOPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there’s a global “inequality crisis,” but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years. The best data on this comes from Professor Branko Milanovic, formerly of the World Bank, now at City University of New York. His research sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bjorn Lomborg Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Inequity Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine 2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine
The new recommendations also address the use of an extra dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine during mumps outbreaks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

South-East Asia region aims to close immunity gap, wipe out measles by 2020 – UN health agency
The so-called ‘ big six ’ countries in the World Health Organization ’ s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerated strategy to wipe out measles and rubella in the next three years by targeting as many as 500 million children with vaccines. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South-East Asia region aims to close immunity gap, wipe out measles by 2020 – UN health agency
The so-called ‘big six’ countries in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerated strategy to wipe out measles and rubella in the next three years by targeting as many as 500 million children with vaccines. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles: Symptoms, treatment and how to get the vaccine - but also carry out this step
MEASLES has been spreading across the UK - the latest outbreak has led more than 100 people to be infected. But what are the symptoms to look out for, the best treatment for the rash and are you protected by the MMR vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles: Symptoms, treatment and how to get the vaccine - also carry out this step
MEASLES has been spreading across the UK - the latest outbreak has led more than 100 people to be infected. But what are the symptoms to look out for, the best treatment for the rash and are you protected by the MMR vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak: What are the early symptoms and will the MMR vaccine protect you?
MEASLES has been spreading across the UK - the latest outbreak has led 140 people to be infected. As health experts warn of “ongoing large outbreaks” in Europe, are you aware of all the symptoms, what the rash looks like, and are you protected by the MMR vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy reports 4,991 measles cases amid politicized debate
Italy's health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Measles cases continue to rise with outbreaks in five areas
Public Health England has issued advice for the public urging people to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after latest figures show measles cases are continuing to rise and outbreaks have been confirmed in five areas of England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles
Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn ’ t so important when a law can change behavior. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY OSTER and GEOFFREY KOCKS Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Measles California Education (K-12) Children and Childhood Preventive Medicine Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Proquad (Measles Mumps Rubella Varicella Vaccine Live) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks confirmed in five areas across UK
Public Health England has issued advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in five areas of England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization
Anupdated Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. In Europe, 11,316 cases of measles were reported during 2012, and an estimated four to 50 million symptomatic cases of flu occur each year.Reminders can be sent to patients, parents or guardians, or whole populations when vaccines are due, either because ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Everyone ’s talking about the flu. Here’s what to do about it
H3N2: If you ’ve had it, you know how bad it can be. If you don’t, you’ve heard about it and are afraid. Very afraid.We ’re talking about the flu, specifically this flu season’s dominant strain.Others are taking about the flu as well. Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have been featured in the media, and sought by patients and the public for advice on flu care and prevention — and for good reason.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that flu activity is widespread across the country. The California Department of Publi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated against measles in UN-backed campaign
One million children aged six months to 10 years in Puntland and 4.2 million across Somalia were reached during a five-day measles campaign that wrapped up on Sunday, the United Nations has reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide
Thanks to vaccines, the disease — which not long ago killed over 2 million children a year — now kills fewer than 100,000, the W.H.O. reported. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Third World and Developing Countries Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance World Health Organization Dr. Seth Berkley Source Type: news

M-M-R II (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nigeria:Sokoto to Vaccinate 1 Million Children Against Measles
[Guardian] Sokoto -Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has flagged off the 2017 measles vaccination campaign with a target of reaching one million children across the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreak MAPPED: Virus spreads to FIVE UK areas - parents urged to vaccinate kids
A MEASLES outbreak has spread to five areas of the UK, including four cities and Surrey. Parents have been urged to make sure children are vaccinated to stop the deadly spread. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles warning: Outbreak spreads to FIVE UK areas - parents urged to vaccinate kids
A MEASLES outbreak has spread to five areas of the UK, including four cities and Surrey. Parents have been urged to make sure children are vaccinated to stop the deadly spread. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks in five areas across UK
Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in five areas of England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs urged to step up MMR vaccination as measles outbreaks spread
Public Health England (PHE) has urged patients to ensure they have received the MMR vaccine from their GP, after declaring an outbreak of the disease is underway across England. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Viral infections Source Type: news

Measles mortality rates: The efficacy and safety of vaccines and the role of the medical establishment
(Natural News) “During the last 10 years, there has been one death from measles, but that patient was an adult woman who was on immunosuppressive medications and had other serious health problems. (But between) 2000 and 2017, there were 156 deaths related to the MMR vaccine.” – David Brownstein, MD – Holistic Family Practitioner “Up to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - Kaduna Begins Immunisation of 1.5 M Children
[Daily Trust] Kaduna State Government on Thursday began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Earmarks N3.5 Bn for Campaign Against Measles
[This Day] Kaduna -The federal government has earmarked N3.5 billion for the 2017/2018 national vaccination campaign against measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - Nigerian Govt Flags Off Vaccination Campaign Tuesday
[Premium Times] The federal government will on Tuesday flag off the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign, which aims to vaccinate over 33 million Nigerian children against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016
Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Taraba, Unicef Task Media On Measles Vaccination
[Guardian] Jalingo -The dream of halting Measles, polio and other child killer diseases from resurrecting its ugly head in Taraba state, media practitioners, as opined by the leadership of the State Primary Health Care Developed Agency and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) must educate the people on the adverse effects of rejecting the vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - Nigeria Has Highest Unvaccinated Children Worldwide - WHO Report
[Premium Times] Though there has been a substantial decline in global measles death, Nigeria still tops the chart of number of children not vaccinated against measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

CDC recommends booster shot of MMR vaccine during mumps outbreaks
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Wednesday to recommend the use of a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine during outbreaks of the mumps. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak at Syracuse as CDC weighs new vaccine recommendation
An outbreak of mumps has spurred Syracuse University to offer students a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR vaccine side effects do NOT include autism – where the myth came from explained
VACCINES for measles, mumps and rubella do not cause autism in children, and it ’s important to vaccine your kids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Terrorists at Large! NMA panel suggests no American has the right to refuse experimental vaccinations and children must be held down by police while injected
(Natural News) Are you ready for your front door to be kicked in by a CDC swat team and your children to be held down at gunpoint while being injected with the latest experimental vaccines for anthrax, zika, ebola, HPV, measles, chicken pox, swine flu, influenza, and whatever else they think up this year? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories
William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law of parsimony,” better known today as “Occam’s razor.” According to the razor principle, the simplest explanation for an event is almost always the best; shave away any extraneous assumptions, and what you’ve got left is usually the truth. That’s not exactly the way conspiracy theorists think. Either Barack Obama was actually born in Hawaii, or an international plot unfolded over multiple decades to conceal his Kenyan birthplace and in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior beliefs climate change Conspiracy Theories healthytime JFK moon landings Science the brain vaccines Source Type: news

WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 1.3 Million Children to Get Measles, Rubella Vaccine
[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Over 1.3 Million Children to Get Measles, Rubella Vaccine
[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles Cases Are Rising. Here Are the States Where It ’s Becoming More Common
Measles incidence in the United States has been extremely low since the disease was declared eliminated there in 2000. But in recent years, transmission rates have doubled, according to a new research letter published in JAMA, and the researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say it’s likely due to people not being vaccinated. From 2001 to 2015, 2,012 cases of measles were reported in the United States, and 1,789 of them were among U.S. residents. Cases were reported in 46 states, and Ohio, California, New York and Washington all reported at least 100. 70% of the people who got measles wer...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are vaccinations safe are vaccines safe Children's Health healthytime measles measles vaccine measles. vaccination public health vaccination risks Source Type: news