Pinterest Restricts Vaccine Search Results to Curb Spread of Misinformation
The digital platform is grappling with the proliferation of anti-vaccination content online, a problem also faced by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Facebook Inc Pinterest Google Inc Twitter YouTube.com Measles Rumors and Misinformation Social Media Parenting Source Type: news

Mark Zuckerberg goes all-in with the deadly vaccine industry in sweeping new plan to censor ALL posts that question Big Pharma's vaccine dogma
(Natural News) At the request of California Leftist, Democratic cult leader, and American traitor Adam Schiff, Facebook has announced that it may soon implement new policies to actively censor content on its platform that goes against the official narrative that all vaccines are 100 percent “safe and effective.” Blaming several recent outbreaks of measles on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan Battles Worst Measles Outbreak in Years
Since the beginning of the year, more than 160 people have contracted the virus, which was spread through a religious group and a Valentine ’ s Day gift fair. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN RAMZY and HISAKO UENO Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Japan Source Type: news

FDA May Step In If States Don ’ t Tighten Vaccine Laws
BOSTON (CBS) – Routine childhood vaccines are required to stay in school, but more and more parents are opting out for what they call personal or religious reasons. Now, the head of the FDA says the federal government may have to step in if states don’t strengthen their vaccine laws. Seventeen states allow families to skip vaccines for personal beliefs. Forty-seven states, including Massachusetts, allow religious exemptions. A child gets a vaccine. (WBZ-TV photo) As a result, we’re seeing outbreaks of potentially deadly diseases that were once eradicated, like measles. In fact, there have been at least 12...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall FDA Vaccines Source Type: news

FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might someday regulate vaccine policies if “lax” state vaccine laws “force [its] hand” by allowing the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles to continue. Vaccine laws are currently decided at the state level. While all 50 states require certain vaccines for students, all but three — California, Mississippi and West Virginia — allow non-medical exemptions for people who have either religious or philosophical beliefs contrary to vaccination. But with preventable diseases like me...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- The U.S. government may have to take steps to reduce vaccine exemptions for children if states do not do it, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggested. His comments come as measles outbreaks rage in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered
The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK and ADEEL HASSAN Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Mumps Babies and Infants Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Washington (State) Texas New York City German Measles (Rubella) Source Type: news

B.C. measles outbreak: 33 students, staff asked to stay home from schools
Students and staff at two Vancouver French-language schools who have not provided proof they have been vaccinated against measles have been sent home and will only be allowed to return if there are no new cases by March 7. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C. measles outbreak: 33 students, staff ordered to stay home from schools
Students and staff at two Vancouver French-language schools who have not provided proof they have been vaccinated against measles have been sent home and will only be allowed to return if there are no new cases by March 7. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9
A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dr. Brian Hooker's bombshell testimony before Congress reveals how MMR vaccines INCREASE deaths from measles
(Natural News) Via Children’s Health Defense, headed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who is perhaps the only prominent Democrat in America that’s actually fighting to protect children from toxic vaccines, 5G electromagnetic radiation and dangerous fluoride chemicals in the water supply: (Testimony from Dr. Brian S. Hooker) There is a problem with measles in Washington... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak leads to 136 deaths in the Philippines
The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak
The outbreak has been blamed partly on recent vaccination fears. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How Strong Are the Anti-Vaxxers in SA?
[Daily Maverick] Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked 'vaccine hesitancy' as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yes, Vaccines Really Are Safe and Effective. Here ’s Why
Yet another outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease — this time measles in the Pacific Northwest — provides another reminder of the importance of getting children fully vaccinated, on schedule. Anti-vax or vaccine-skeptical parents are certainly not acting out of malevolence. They’re doing what they believe will protect their children’s health. But the fact is they’re achieving the opposite — potentially endangering their health. Those are the facts. Watch the video with TIME’s Editor-at-Large Jeffrey Kluger above to learn why. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Joey Lautrup Tags: Uncategorized are vaccinations safe health Science TIME Ideas vaccines Source Type: news

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions
Washington state lawmakers have advanced a measure that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content
Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread
In New York state and Washington state, U.S. travelers picked up measles in foreign countries where the highly contagious disease was running rampant and brought it back to places where vaccination rates were too low by U.S. public health standards. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Measles is on the rise. But telling anti-vaxxers they ’re stupid won’t fix it | Ellie Mae O’Hagan
Simply telling people they are ignorant has failed. We need to find a better way to communicateAfter reading the news that cases of measles havesoared by 50% in the last year, I recalled the first time I heard an anti-vaccination conspiracy theory. It wasn ’t from a member of Donald Trump’s administration, or part of a frenetic, grammatically challengedFacebook post– it was from a classmate when I was at school. Her family wasn’t waging a crusade against medical science: they simply gave credence todisgraced former doctorAndrew Wakefield’s study that wrongly asserted a link between the MMR vac...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ellie Mae O ’Hagan Tags: Vaccines and immunisation MMR Health Society UK news Climate change Science Source Type: news

‘Bring back our #ChildHoodDiseases,’ White House official’s wife says as she criticizes vaccines
Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, said on Twitter that childhood diseases, such as measles, “keep you healthy & fight cancer.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Explainer: Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread
A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and returned to a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Rockland County. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is There Any Benefit Of " Natural Immunity " When It Comes To Infections Like Measles?
In the midst of one of the largest worldwide measles outbreaks since the initiation of the measles vaccine, those with large social media platforms are spreading inaccurate medical information regarding the safety and efficacy of immunization. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

There Is No Benefit Of " Natural Immunity " When It Comes To Infections Like Measles
In the midst of one of the largest worldwide measles outbreaks since the initiation of the measles vaccine, those with large social media platforms are spreading inaccurate medical information regarding the safety and efficacy of immunization. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

‘Bring back our #ChildHoodDiseases:’ White House communications director’s wife criticizes vaccines
Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, said on Twitter that childhood disease, such as measles, “keep you healthy & fight cancer.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

‘Bring back our #ChildHoodDiseases’: White House communications director’s wife criticizes vaccines.
Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, said on Twitter that childhood disease, such as measles, “keep you healthy & fight cancer.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why a Mom Finally Decided to Vaccinate Her Kids After 15 Years —And What That Can Teach Us About Talking to Vaccine Skeptics
For 15 years, Kristina Kruzan refused to vaccinate her three children. When the Seattle-area doula’s eldest son was 3, she says, she started to search the internet for more information about vaccines. She realized that there was a lot she didn’t know about vaccines — but when she went to pediatricians for answers, she says, they seemed annoyed that she was even asking questions. “You want me to poke a needle in my baby’s skin, put chemicals in them and you can’t even tell me what it’s made of?” she says. Without more information, she says, she didn’t feel like she could...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime washington Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study on measles transmission in China have implications for controlling the epidemic worldwide
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study on the measles epidemic in China has far-reaching implications for eliminating the infection globally. Using a new model-inference system developed at the Columbia Mailman School, the researchers were able to estimate population susceptibility and demographical characteristics in three key locations in China, in a period that spans the pre-vaccine and modern mass-vaccination eras. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Why Anti-Vaccine Beliefs Spread So Fast On the Internet
[The Conversation Africa] There's been a recent increase globally in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This can be seen in recent measles outbreaks in parts of the world where it was thought to have been eradicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As Portland-area measles numbers hold steady, critics call for Facebook to keep closer watch on anti-vaccination groups
Amid measles outbreaks and the World Health Organization announcing anti-vaxxers pose a global health threat, Facebook is drawing criticism for the proliferation of anti-immunization groups on the social media platform.   The Guardian reports that the groups promote alternatives to vaccines, like high doses of vitamin C to fight communicable diseases, or vitamin A to ward off measles. Some groups have tens of thousands of members and are closed, which means new members must be approved before joining.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

As Portland-area measles numbers hold steady, critics call for Facebook to keep closer watch on anti-vaccination groups
Amid measles outbreaks and the World Health Organization announcing anti-vaxxers pose a global health threat, Facebook is drawing criticism for the proliferation of anti-immunization groups on the social media platform.   The Guardian reports that the groups promote alternatives to vaccines, like high doses of vitamin C to fight communicable diseases, or vitamin A to ward off measles. Some groups have tens of thousands of members and are closed, which means new members must be approved before joining.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Why vaccines work in the fight against measles and other infectious diseases
It is often said that vaccines are only second to clean drinking water in terms of public health impact. In recent years, misinformation about vaccines, especially childhood vaccinations, has spread and left many with questions about their efficacy and necessity. It ’s important to understand that preventative vaccines work with your body to develop immunity to a disease by imitating an infection to teach the immune system how to recognize, remember and target microbial invaders, like viruses and bacteria, without actually causing an infection. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Moscicki, M.D. Tags: Vaccines infectious diseases Source Type: news

Critics call for Facebook to keep closer watch on anti-vaccination groups
Amid measles outbreaks and the World Health Organization announcing anti-vaxxers pose a global health threat, Facebook is drawing criticism for the proliferation of anti-immunization groups on the social media platform.   The Guardian reports that the groups promote alternatives to vaccines, like high doses of vitamin C to fight communicable diseases, or vitamin A to ward off measles. Some groups have tens of thousands of members and are closed, which means new members must be approved before joining.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

The Measles Vaccine: If a Patient Asks, How Would You Answer?
The measles outbreak shows no signs of slowing. Are you prepared to answer questions on vaccination from patients and parents? This 5-question quiz may help.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 13, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Immunization Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 11, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine in Washington State Health clinics in Clark County, Washington are scrambling to meet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Facts and straight answers about childhood vaccines
Four more pediatric flu deaths have been reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC says flu activity has reached it's highest level this season and the flu season will continue for several weeks, reminding people it's not too late to be vaccinated. Meanwhile, some health officials are blaming measles outbreaks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Hundreds rally against vaccinations amid measles outbreak
Washington currently allows parents to refuse vaccines for philosophical reasons (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington lawmakers debate vaccination bill amid measles outbreak
With more than 50 cases of measles in Washington state, there's been a new push to change the law. Washington is one of 17 states that allow parents to refuse vaccines for philosophical reasons. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington measles outbreak draws crowd to hearing on vaccine law
Hundreds of Washington residents demanding the right to choose whether to vaccinate their children packed a public hearing Friday to oppose a bill that would make it harder for families to opt out of immunization requirements for measles, mumps and rubella amid the state’s worst measles outbreak in more than two decades. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak
Washington lawmakers are considering a measure to limit school-vaccine exemptions amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amid Measles Outbreak, Docs Hope Facts Top Myths
According to the CDC, more than 90% of children have gotten the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. But there are pockets in the country that fall well below the 90% considered crucial for protection. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles anywhere is a threat to kids everywhere
Homegrown outbreaks in the U.S. aren't caused by lack of access to a vaccine, but because parents in this country are choosing not to get their kids vaccinated (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Health clinics in Clark County, Washington, are scrambling to meet the sharply increased demand for measles vaccination as people seek protection during an outbreak of the highly contagious virus. State health department data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' We Are Going to Have More': Measles Threat Grows'We Are Going to Have More': Measles Threat Grows
Before the measles vaccine, about 3 to 4 million people got the virus every year in the United States. About 400 to 500 of them died.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Bill would require vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak
Cecilia Rodriguez was too young to be vaccinated when she contracted measles. 30 years later, her eye sight, speech and hearing are still affected. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington state weighs vaccination bill amid "critical" measles outbreak
Lawmakers in Washington state are proposing a bill that would no longer allow parents to cite philosophical or personal reasons for not vaccinating their child, as the region battles a growing measles outbreak. Currently, 18 states allow those exemptions. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid measles outbreak, clinics scramble to keep up with vaccine demand
Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year -- including among people who had previously shunned the shots. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles cases triple in Europe but immunisation rates grow
72 people killed by measles in 2018, official WHO figures show Related items fromOnMedica BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Flu jab linked to fewer hospitalisations US expert calls for mandatory vaccines UK ‘can and should do better’ in many areas of healthcare Two HPV jabs protect women from genital warts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Measles Outbreak Is Hitting the Pacific Northwest. Now There ’s a Surge in People Getting Vaccinated
MMR vaccine rates in two areas in the Pacific Northwest, which has been at the epicenter of a measles outbreak, are surging as people rush to protect themselves and their children from the virus. In Clark County, Washington – where about 50 people have been infected since the outbreak started – more than 6 times as many people were vaccinated for measles from January 13 to February 2 compared to the same period last year, according to a spokesperson for Washington State Department of Health. The rush to receive the MMR vaccine – which inoculates the recipient from measles, mumps and rubella – in Cla...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized health onetime washington Source Type: news