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Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens
An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has urged jurors not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors say the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Shocking' disregard for safety in US meningitis case
Glenn Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at New England Compounding Center, oversaw the production in filthy conditions of tainted steroids, a court in Boston heard on Tuesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Latest: Lawyer: Pharmacist didn't contaminate the drugs
The attorney for a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids says there is no evidence the man caused the drugs to become contaminated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Plans New Compounding Pharmacy Policy, Agency Head Says FDA Plans New Compounding Pharmacy Policy, Agency Head Says
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday the agency is working on a new policy that would encourage more compounding pharmacies to register under a law enacted in the wake of a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to one such company.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trial of pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak begins
A federal prosecutor says a pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts pharmacist faces trial over 2012 meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist is due in court on Tuesday to face trial on charges including murder stemming from his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds of people and killed 76 across the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Halifax schoolgirl sent home dies next day from meningitis
Penny Lockett, from Halifax, was in intensive care as doctors battled to keep her alive, but they were unable to stop the onslaught of Men W. Her mother, Kym, has spoken for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis not on GP's diagnostic radar, inquest hears
Kate Pierce was misdiagnosed with tonsillitis and suffered severe brain damage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl sent home from school dies next day from meningitis
Penny Lockett, from Halifax, was in intensive care as doctors battled to keep her alive, but they were unable to stop the onslaught of Men W. Her mother, Kym, has spoken for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial to begin for pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak
A Massachusetts pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is set to go on trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kate Pierce's brain damage after meningitis misdiagnosis
Kate Pierce died in 2013 seven years after a doctor misdiagnosed her meningitis as tonsillitis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 18, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pharmacist Faces Trial Over Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak A trial is set to begin Tuesday for the supervisory pharmacist at the Massachusetts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Meningitis symptoms warning: New DEADLY strain of condition on the rise
MENINGITIS is a deadly infection that causes symptoms including a rash, headache and vomiting. Students are being urged to get vaccinated in time for the start of university. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: FDA plans new compounding pharmacy policy, agency head says
BOSTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday the agency is working on a new policy that would encourage more compounding pharmacies to register under a law enacted in the wake of a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to one such company. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whether polio or meningitis, India has shown way in health innovation: Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation
"One of the fantastic things I see in India are self-help groups led by women. They're explaining, culturally, to young women why things like exclusive breastfeeding are important", said Gates. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial infection warning: Do YOU know the symptoms of these five serious types?
BACTERIAL infections can vary in severity, with septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis causing serious symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning from our Lotte
Sam, Lotte and Caroline Parenting is a messy adventure – it tests our patience, our will and our energy, but never our concern, love or passion for our children. With three kids under 10, my wife, Caroline, and I have managed broken noses, split lips, cuts and bruises too numerous to count … even Lyme disease, skin disorders, and serious fevers – most seem to come with the territory. But there have been rare moments when one of our kids was sick and we didn’t know what was wrong or how to ease the pain, and in those moments, we felt pretty desperate. One of those times was when our 4-year-old daugh...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sam Bigelow Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Richard Yu vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) Source Type: news

FDA warns Entellus Medical over Xpress sinus dilator pediatric trial
The FDA sent a warning letter to Entellus Medical (NSDQ:ENTL) over its failure to prevent physicians from violating the approved protocol for a pediatric trial of its Xpress sinus dilator. The April 6 letter, published online this week by the federal safety watchdog, stems from an inspection that began exactly a year ago of a Plymouth, Minn., Entellus plant that the FDA conducted to review the company’s procedures in sponsoring the pediatric Xpress study. The inspection found “serious violations” of regulations covering investigational device exemptions and the protection of human subjects, involving...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Entellus Medical Inc. Warning Letter Source Type: news

Girl died from meningitis after rash dismissed as bruise
Layla-Rose Ermenekli, from Oldham, was told she was fit to go home but passed away within 12 hours. An internal investigation found 'missed opportunities' to spot the illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health problems for first year college students rising
94% of universities see growing demand for counselling services Related items fromOnMedica Eight-year-olds to get 'happiness lessons' Help offered to medical students in crisis Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination Keeping our focus on suicide prevention Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Video captures Bath amputee toddler taking first steps
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Harmonie-Rose Allen, from Bath, was just 11 months old when she developed a rare strain of meningitis that nearly killed her. She had a 10 per cent chance of survival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman got meningitis from a tick bite in New York City
Dee Vandenburg, of Staten Island, was at her home near a deer park earlier this year when she was bitten by a deer tick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis symptoms: Seven signs you could have the DEADLY infection
MENINGITIS could soon be diagnosed in under an hour with a simple test. Here are seven symptoms you should also know in order to catch the deadly infection early. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: These teenage girls DIED of meningitis even after getting vaccinated... total media blackout
(Natural News) It’s not hard to find stories in the news urging people to get vaccinated against meningitis, particularly as kids prepare to go back to school. Plenty of headlines warn parents that their teens should get the jab before heading off to college, but hardly any of them discuss the fact that some people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New meningitis test 'could save lives'
Existing tests are too slow in an emergency, say scientists, who are asking doctors to try out their alternative. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis test with a diagnosis in just one hour
A meningitis test which provides a result within an hour is being rolled out to patients for the first time. The DNA test is a simple swab, taken from the mouth, which provides a result at the patient ’s bedside. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis news: New test could identify potential case in fraction of the time
SCIENTISTS have come up with a new test which can identify potential cases of meningitis in a fraction of the current time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The National Meningitis Association is a front for the vaccine industry
(Natural News) As is the case with many other highly charged issues in the United States today, there is a widening chasm between those who staunchly support and push for vaccinations, and those who have become skeptical of the merits of the CDC’s vaccination schedule. The sheer volume of anecdotal evidence from parents whose children’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Police State: Pro-vaccine freaks want police to kick down doors and forcibly vaccinate children at gunpoint
(Natural News) The National Meningitis Association (NMA) convened (again) on May 8th of 2017 in New York City to “Advance Vaccine Impact” and spread their fake science propaganda through several industry shills and pharma “panel” mouthpieces, including their insidious leader and vaccine sales puppet Paul Offit. The pernicious and perverted huckster gathering was moderated by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers urge parents to give kids meningitis B vaccination
Kimberly Coffey of New York (left) and Emily Stillman of Michigan (right) both died because they contracted meningitis B, a rare strand of the fatal disease, for which a vaccination is available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Students must get meningitis vaccination before university
Public Health England (PHE) said cases of meningitis caused by the meningococcal W strain are still rising in the UK - as the disease spreads across the world (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oropouche virus could emerge and cause a public health problem
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazil runs a serious risk of being afflicted by Oropouche, another virus that is widely distributed throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean. An arbovirus transmitted by a mosquito (like Zika and yellow fever), Oropouche causes acute fever and may lead to meningitis and meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and meninges). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gardasil or Meningococcal Vaccine: Which Would Spock Choose?
The topic of HPV vaccination can be a loaded one for parents. Click here for some rational data to help then face facts. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Special Report Vaccines Source Type: news

Nigeria: Illiteracy, Poverty Major Causes of Death During Meningitis Outbreak - Emir
[Daily Trust] The Emir of Gusau in Zamfara, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, has identified abject poverty and illiteracy as the major causes of death during Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) outbreak in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Zamfara 90 Percent Ready for Future Meningitis Outbreak
[Daily Trust] Zamfara, the worst-hit state in the just-ended outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis, says it has learnt lessons and is 90% ready to combat a future outbreak, after training and mobilizing health workers in anticipation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hereford toddler loses his hands and feet  to meningitis
Two-year-old Finley Amos, from Hereford, had four amputations after contracting meningitis and septicaemia. His parents say he has coped with the partial loss of his limbs better than they have. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination
Only a third of students got MenACWY vaccine last year Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine programme halves MenB cases GPs urged to step up meningitis vaccination programme Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine Childhood immunisation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Time is running out to vaccinate school leavers
Nurses are calling for an urgent social media campaign to encourage school leavers to get the meningitis vaccination. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Arthritis warning: Going without THIS vaccine puts you at risk of joint damage
ARTHRITIS is a complication of meningitis - a serious condition that can also lead to recurrent seizures, loss of limbs or even death. However, many are not having the free meningitis ACWY vaccine which can give immunity from the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student has legs amputated because of meningitis
Charlotte Hannibal, business student at Nottingham Trent University, also lost most of her left hand and the finger tips on her right from the Men W strain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCN warns too few students having meningitis vaccine
Two thirds of school leavers remain unvaccinated against meningitis, despite the national catch-up programme and a rising number of “W strain” fatalities, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'
School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Meningitis Mimicking a Stroke Pneumococcal Meningitis Mimicking a Stroke
This unusual case demonstrates a rare presentation of bacterial meningitis in the elderly and immunocompromised: a strokelike presentation in the absence of CSF inflammation.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Febrile Neonate With Probable UTI: Likelihood of Meningitis Febrile Neonate With Probable UTI: Likelihood of Meningitis
How often do febrile infants with evidence of urinary tract infection also have meningitis?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

School nurses to take on all meningitis vaccination in Hants
The meningitis ACWY vaccine is to be offered in all Hampshire secondary schools from September in a bid to boost take-up. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease With Eculizumab High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease With Eculizumab
This report details the increased risk for serious meningococcal disease in patients receiving eculizumab for treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

All Hampshire schools to offer Men ACWY meningitis vaccine
NHS England says it hopes to improve meningitis vaccination rates in southern areas of Hampshire. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass vaccination plan to combat meningitis
All schools in Hampshire targeted to beat ‘new and deadly’ strain Related items fromOnMedica Childhood immunisation Meningitis GPs launch new MenW vaccination campaign GPs urged to step up meningitis vaccination programme Men B jab won ’t be extended to children under two in the UK (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news