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Online information most cost-effective means of increasing MMR uptake, research finds
(University of Leeds) Giving parents access to a website containing information about the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is the most cost-effective way of increasing its uptake, new University of Leeds research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

RFK Jr. Joins the Anti-Vaccine Fringe
There are lots of places to go if you want dangerous crazytalk. There are websites, blog threads, cable channels trafficking in all kinds of addled nonsense about birther conspiracies and one-world governments. And then there was Robert Kennedy, Jr., the tireless, honest climate hero long famous for fighting the very good fight. MoreSpacing Out Kids’ Vaccines Can Hurt Their Health, Experts SayChildhood Vaccines Are Safe, Says Pediatrics GroupOverruled: Russia Caves to World on Jet Crash Investigation NBC NewsAppeals Judge Says Guillotine 'Probably Best' for Executions NBC NewsNetanyahu on Gaza: 'Man's Gotta Do What a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Andrew Wakefield ethylmercury Jenny McCarthy jr. methylmercury Robert F. Kennedy Thimerosal vaccines Source Type: news

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Childhood Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 1, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pediatrics, News, Source Type: news

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - July 1, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Causes Neck Stiffness?
Discussion The complaint of neck stiffness always makes the clinician a little concerned until he/she understands the whole history because of the potential diagnosis of meningitis/encephalitis. While this potential is always concerning, there are many other causes of neck stiffness or pain to consider that are much more common. Normal wear and tear, injury or overuse that occur in daily activities and work can cause neck stiffness or pain. Often, even in adults, the cause of the pain is not recognized. Good examples are the adolescent above, or an innocent stumble, particularly if carrying something that may cause a perso...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 30, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MMR jab unlikely to harm young babies
A young couple's baby was given the MMR jab by mistake "potentially putting her life at risk", The Daily Telegraph website reports misleadingly. Giving a baby the wrong vaccine is a serious mistake; fortunately, the error was quickly noticed and the baby appears not to have been seriously harmed. Unfortunately, the Telegraph has taken a sensationalist approach by quoting the most extreme possible reaction – anaphylaxis – without stating that this is extremely rare and treatable. The Telegraph's coverage says, “Newborns under six months must not be given the vaccine ...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Two month old baby 'given MMR jab'
Chloe Cser, aged just two months, was given the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine - usually only given to children after their first birthday (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combined MMRV vaccine shows slight rise in adverse events
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine shows a slightly increased risk of febrile seizures in children, compared with the previously separate vaccines for MMR and varicella (chickenpox) (MMR+V), according to an article in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 9, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The New Measles Outbreak: Blame the Anti-Vaxxers
You have to be spoiled to play cute with disease—spoiled or, well, stupid. And today’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that measles cases in the U.S. have hit record highs in the first five months of this year is a maddening example of both. I learned of the report in an especially striking way. MoreHow I Learned to Stop Fretting and Just Raise the KidsWhy the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s FutureNSA Officials: Snowden Emailed With Question, Not Concern NBC NewsMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostComet Outlives Predicti...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers CDC measles Opinion polio Rotary vaccines Source Type: news

Vaccines not linked with autism, study finds
Conclusion This systematic review and meta-analysis has found no association between vaccination and the development of autism or autism spectrum disorder. The cohort studies included in the systematic review had information on more than a million children from four different countries.  This was a valuable and rigorous piece of research that will hopefully reassure parents who have any concerns about getting their children vaccinated against childhood diseases. As with all studies, this research has limitations. It excluded data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in the United Sta...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Neurology Pregnancy/child Mental health Source Type: news

Delaying MMR Vaccine in 2nd Year Linked to Higher Seizure Risk (FREE)
By Kelly Young Receiving the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine later than the recommended age of 12 to 15 months increases seizure risks, a self-controlled case series analysis in Pediatrics concludes.Researchers searched a vaccine safety database to identify 5700 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 20, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NO link between autism and childhood vaccines, new survey has found
No statistical data to support a link between vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough and the development of autism or autism spectrum disorders, according to research by University of Sydney. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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?...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 5, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaccinators extremists measles mumps Parents polio vaccines WHO whooping cough Source Type: news

When There's a Mumps Outbreak it Travels Quickly!
LA CROSSE, Wis. — Mumps is no longer very common in the United States, but when an outbreak does occur, it can spread quickly and affect anyone not immune from having had the mumps or the vaccination. “Living or being in crowded environments can be a major factor in mumps outbreaks,” says infectious diseases specialist Raj Varatharaj [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 28, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tidbits
We join the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) in mourning the loss of Chicago pediatrician Jerry Umanos who died in an attack at CURE children’s hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Dr. Umanos devoted his time volunteering in Afghanistan to care for the children of the war-torn country and to train physicians.  He also helped to institute a program to teach Afghan women basic health skills to care for mothers and children in their communities.He was a pediatrician at the Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago for 25 years.  A man of deep faith, he felt it was his calling t...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 25, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Americans Flunk Science—Again
Shhh! Listen! Hear that steady thumping? That’s the sound of scientists—particularly climate scientists—across the country pounding their heads against their desks. And at this point, that’s perfectly understandable, given a new poll released by Gallup concerning Americans’ beliefs about climate change. MoreFan TV Highlights Everything Wrong with Cable Right NowWant to Heal the Planet? Make Environmental Degrees FreeMen 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 Po...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 22, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Big Bang climate change Jenny McCarthy Koch Brothers misinformation Opinion Polls vaccine denial Source Type: news

Anti-Vaccine Myths and Misinformation
Of course, the great majority of parents vaccinate their kids and get them fully protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. And with the rise in these diseases, including mumps, measles, and pertussis, ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Pediatrics)
Source: About.com Pediatrics - April 16, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

That Moment When You Must Have a Word With Jenny McCarthy
Dear Jenny: MoreCritiques of Free-to-Play Games Aren’t All SnobberyChina’s Growing Debt ProblemMen 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 PostPrince William Hints at Baby No. 2 PeopleLook, it’s clear we haven’t always gotten along, and it was never likely we would. You believe vaccines cause autism, that they are related to OCD, ADHD and other physical and behavioral ills, that they are overprescribed, teeming with toxins, poorly regulated and that the only reason we...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 12, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers Jenny McCarthy measles mumps Opinion polio vaccines whooping cough Source Type: news

Chili’s Burns Anti-Vaxxers—and Probably Saves Some Kids’ Lives
(Correction appended 4/7/14) MoreMen 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 PostTexas 12-Year-Old Lost 6 Lbs., Has 'More Energy' Since Weight-Loss Surgery PeopleUConn-Kentucky title game matchup not as surprising as it seems Sports IllustratedSuperhero 'What the...?!' end-credits: We rank 'em Entertainment WeeklyToday’s tip of the tinfoil hat goes to the anti-vaccine kooks who nearly contaminated one of their biggest victims. This time it wasn’t just a child who became infected ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 7, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaccinators anti-vaxxers Autism Chili's Kristin Cavallari national Autism Association National Vaccine Information Center vaccines Source Type: news

Chili’s Burns Anti-Vaxxers — and Probably Saves Some Kids’ Lives
Correction appended: April 7, 2014 MoreMen 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 PostPHOTO: Katy Perry Dyes Her Hair 'Slime Green' PeopleLong journey for Napier and UConn ends with another national title Sports Illustrated'Dancing With the Stars' recap: A Fringe Fairy tale Entertainment WeeklyToday’s tip of the tinfoil hat goes to the antivaccine kooks who nearly contaminated one of their biggest victims. This time it wasn’t just a child who became infected with a vaccine-preve...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 7, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaccinators anti-vaxxers Autism Chili's Kristin Cavallari national Autism Association National Vaccine Information Center vaccines Source Type: news

Dear Anti-Vaxxers: You Want Pure Nature? OK, Die Young.
None of the New York parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children today were around the city in the summer of 1916, which is good for them and good for any of the kids they might have had. It was in that summer that 27,000 children nationwide were struck by a polio outbreak, 9,300 of them in New York. Of those 9,300 victims, 2,700 died. The Salk family at 116th St. and Madison Ave. escaped the scourge, meaning that their two-year-old son Jonas was spared. History notes that when he grew up, he had a little score-settling to do with the poliovirus. MoreHow One Small Town Lowered Their Teen Birth Rate‘Date Rape...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers epidemics health health policy Jenny McCarthy Jonas Salk measles New York City polio vaccines whooping cough Source Type: news

Evidence supports it, so why are parents still reluctant to vaccinate their children?
Nearly 16 years after his controversial study was first published, the work of the discredited British doctor Andrew Wakefield - the researcher who linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine with autism - is back in the news. Since 2010, Wakefield has been barred from practicing medicine in the UK. He now lives and works in the US where he retains a cult following. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts
The HPV vaccine, food labelling, muscle mass related to lower risk of death, the mumps vaccine, GM pollen in honey, meningitis vaccine, and the ASA (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - March 26, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: allergy Alyssa Burns-Hill Alyssa Spills All ASA BMI europe food labelling FSA GM honey pollen HPV international meningitis mumps muscle mass NHS Jermey hunt research Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak spreading at Ohio State University
At least 23 people have gotten sick with case count expected to rise; Ohio and Ohio State University do not require MMR vaccines for incoming students (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard A. Insel, M.D.
Chief Scientific OfficerRichard A. Insel, M.D., oversees the research strategy of JDRF, the world’s largest funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Prior to joining JDRF in 2003, Dr. Insel was the founding director of the Center for Human Genetics and Molecular Pediatric Disease and professor of pediatrics and microbiology and immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. During his 26-year affiliation with the university’s medical center, he served as the acting chair of pediatrics, director of the Strong Children’s Research Center, and chief of the division of pediatric immunology, allergy...
Source: PHRMA - March 12, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Source Type: news

Vaccination campaigns can backfire, warn researchers
Campaigns designed to encourage parents to vaccinate their children against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) can backfire, according to research. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 3, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fordham University mumps outbreak affecting only vaccinated students; school bans unvaccinated students anyway
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sticking to Vaccination Schedules Cuts Infection Risk (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Following the recommended vaccination schedules for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-IPV-Hib) and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) is associated with a reduction in hospitalizations … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 26, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Measles Patients Identified As Framingham, Spencer Residents
FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – A restaurant and a corporation in Framingham are now dealing with exposure to measles, a day after it was revealed an infected person was at a Trader Joe’s in town. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Monday that two cases of measles had been diagnosed in the past week in residents living in the Metrowest area. DPH would not release specifics about the two cases, but Steven Ward, Framingham’s Director of Public Health, revealed Tuesday the patients are from Framingham and Spencer. Ward said the Framingham resident was in the Trader Joe’s store on Feb. 15 a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Bose CBS Boston Christina Hager Framingham Measles Route 9 Samba Spencer Trader Joe's Source Type: news

On-Time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital
Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Infectious Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR vaccine linked to lower rate of infection-related hospital admissions
(The JAMA Network Journals) In a nationwide group of Danish children, receipt of the live measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine on schedule after vaccination for other common infections was associated with a lower rate of hospital admissions for any infections, but particularly for lower respiratory tract infections, according to a study in the Feb. 26 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two Confirmed Cases Of Measles In MetroWest
FRAMINGHAM (CBS) — Health officials are reporting two confirmed cases of measles in MetroWest. The Massachusetts Department of Health says one of the patients was in the Framingham Trader Joe’s On February 15th and 16th. Officials won’t say whether the patient is a worker or a customer. The measles look and feel like a cold at first. Patients may develop a cough, fever, runny rose and red watery eyes. These first symptoms start about ten days after infection. A few days later, a red blotchy rash starts on the face then spreads to the rest of the body. According to the DPH, measles is a very contagious dis...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kckatzman Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen CBS Boston Framingham Jim Armstrong Measles Trader Joe's Source Type: news

Richard A. Insel, M.D.
JDRF Chief Scientific OfficerRichard A. Insel, M.D., oversees the research strategy of JDRF, the world’s largest funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Prior to joining JDRF in 2003, Dr. Insel was the founding director of the Center for Human Genetics and Molecular Pediatric Disease and professor of pediatrics and microbiology and immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. During his 26-year affiliation with the university’s medical center, he served as the acting chair of pediatrics, director of the Strong Children’s Research Center, and chief of the division of pediatric immunology, al...
Source: PHRMA - February 14, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Source Type: news

Growing Number Of Families Opt Out Of Vaccines For Kids
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Measles Medicine mumps Paula Ebben Shot Vaccine Whooping Cough Source Type: news

Father sentenced to life in prison for 'murder' after daughter dies following MMR vaccine
A U.K. father has been sentenced to life in prison after being falsely accused of murdering his own daughter, who reportedly developed mysterious head injuries just one day after receiving the high-risk measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, more commonly known as MMR... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Disclaimer: I am not an opponent of the theory of inoculation. Nor am I opposed to science. What I am opposed to is fraudulent science, and that's what this article is all about. Measles and mumps are making a huge comeback in the United States, but doctors and journalists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some 2.4 million children in Syria need polio, measles vaccine
GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Health officials in Syria and UNICEF say they are mobilizing an effort to vaccinate 2.4 million children against polio, measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety
WebMD Health News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Jennifer Shu, MD For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance — protecting your child against disease naturally helps you sleep better at night — but also anxiety about side effects and reactions. With misinformation about vaccines and health problems, it can be difficult for a parent to sort it all out. For help, WebMD turned to the CDC’s Frank DeStefano, MD, MPH, director of its immunization safety office. Are there dangerous side effects or reactions to childhood vaccines? Fortunately, dangerous side effects or reactions to vaccines are fe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mreal197 Tags: WebMD News Source Type: news

MMR fears: Discredited claims gave my son measles
When parents opt out of the MMR vaccine, children too young to be immunised become vulnerable to the old fashioned diseases of measles, mumps and rubella (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians should respect parents' rights when dealing with immunization
Controversy about the risks of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines has been rumbling in the United States for years - and now it's Israel's turn. After finding traces of the polio virus in sewage, Israel's Ministry of Health launched a national vaccination campaign that reached more than half a million children. Surprisingly, dissenting voices flooded social media and the mainstream news, calling for a halt to the campaign. Endorsements by public figures, like Israel's president Shimon Peres, did little to calm the storm... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

MMR vaccine: Biggest percentage of children immunised since vaccine introduced
September 26, 2013: The percentage of children reported as immunised against Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) by the age of two is now at its highest level since the vaccine was first introduced in England, new figures show. (Source: The IC : Health Survey)
Source: The IC : Health Survey - September 26, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccine Rates High, but Measles On the Rise
(MedPage Today) -- Infant vaccine coverage remains high in the U.S. with targets near or above 90% being met for the recommended doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, as well as for polio, hepatitis B, and varicella immunizations, a CDC report found. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - September 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Measles clinic claims 'misleading'
A clinic selling separate measles, mumps and rubella vaccines must remove "misleading" claims from its website implying a link between MMR jab and autism. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR Booster Vaccine Does Not Appear To Worsen Disease Activity In Children With Juvenile Arthritis
Among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who had undergone primary immunization, the use of a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) booster compared with no booster did not result in worse JIA disease activity, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA. "Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common childhood rheumatic disease, with a prevalence between 16 and 150 per 100,000. Patients with JIA may be susceptible to infections through the immunosuppressive effect of their disease or its treatment... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

MMR Booster Shots Safe, Effective in Juvenile ArthritisMMR Booster Shots Safe, Effective in Juvenile Arthritis
Children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis were not harmed by live attenuated measles-mumps-rubella booster vaccinations but did gain additional protective immune responses. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

MMR Booster Safe in Kids with Arthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The live attenuated booster vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) does not worsen disease in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 18, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis
Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infants Born To Vaccinated Mothers May Lose Initial Measles Immunity Sooner Than Those Born To Unvaccinated Mothers
Dutch study findings support earlier vaccination of newborns at high risk for measles A new Dutch study suggests that infants born to mothers who received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine lose their initial immunity to measles--acquired from their mothers--sooner than infants born to mothers who were naturally infected with measles... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news