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

Maurice Hilleman, M.M.R. Vaccine’s Forgotten Hero
An irascible but modest scientist devoted his life to preventing childhood illnesses, with such success that their once-fearsome toll has faded from consciousness.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By RICHARD CONNIFF Tags: JC Penney Company Inc JCP NYSE Medicine and Health Mumps Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Measles outbreak prompts national vaccination catch-up program in UK
Health officials in the UK have announced a national catch-up program to target 10–16 year olds who did not receive the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination in early childhood due to fears about links with autism. (Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases)
Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases - May 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Measles outbreak prompts national vaccination catch-up program in UK
Health officials in the UK have announced a national catch-up program to target 10–16 year olds who did not receive the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination in early childhood due to fears about links with autism. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - April 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Mother of autistic boy still fears MMR vaccine
Karenza Cassidy, from Swansea, believes that the MMR vaccine caused her son Eddie's autism, so she refuses to have his younger sister immunised, despite the measles epidemic in South Wales.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rubella autistic MMR vaccine Measles health outbreak autism Mumps Wales Source Type: news

VIDEO: Overcoming MMR vaccine fears
The Department of Health is preparing a stockpile of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines in the event of a measles outbreak in Swansea spreading. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs Should Redouble Efforts On MMR Initiative, Says Unite, UK
GPs across the UK should target the parents of children who they think have not received the MMR immunisations, Unite, the largest union in the country, has urged. Unite, which embraces the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association, said that there needs to be a public awareness programme that informs parents - and not scares them. Unite lead professional officer Obi Amadi that said that the government and GPs had 'a duty to explain' the importance of the MMR vaccine which is designed to prevent measles, mumps and rubella... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Why a drop-off in measles, mumps and rubella jabs for some is bad news for all
Waning herd immunity means even those who were vaccinated are now susceptible, says Cherrill Hicks     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak: man who died in Swansea was infected, lab tests reveal
Coroner investigates whether measles was cause of Gareth Williams's death and health officials call again for parents to immunise childrenA 25-year-old man has become the first person to die with measles in the Swansea outbreak as health authorities in Wales try to bring the highly infectious disease under control.Laboratory tests by Public Health Wales (PHW) confirmed the diagnosis within hours of the man's body being found in a flat in Swansea on Friday. He has been named locally as Gareth Williams.Investigations by the coroner as to whether the measles caused the death are continuing. If it were the reason, it would be ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, James Meikle Tags: The Guardian Infectious diseases News Health Vaccines and immunisation Society MMR UK news Wales Source Type: news

Measles outbreak: man suspected to have died of disease in Swansea
If cause is confirmed, 25-year-old's death would be first measles fatality in UK since 2008The Swansea coroner is investigating whether a 25-year-old man has died of measles. The city is at the centre of a major outbreak of the highly infectious disease, and the fatality – if the cause is confirmed – would be the first UK death from measles since 2008. Seventy-seven people have needed hospital treatment during the outbreak.More than 800 cases, many among 10- to 18-year-olds, have been reported since November, and numbers are rising steadily and spreading north from the south of the country despite health author...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: James Meikle Tags: Infectious diseases News Health guardian.co.uk Vaccines and immunisation Society MMR UK news Wales Science Source Type: news

Multiple Vaccines Not Linked To Autism Risk, CDC
There is no casual link between certain vaccine types and autism, says a new study carried out by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Parental concerns that vaccines might be related to a higher risk of developing autism were initially related to the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and thimerosal-containing immunizations. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IoM) carried out a study which concluded that according to all evidence, there is no casual link between these vaccines and ASDs (autism spectrum disorders)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Potential Treatments For Ebola And Other Deadly Viruses
Illnesses caused by many of the world's most deadly viruses cannot be effectively treated with existing drugs or vaccines. A study published by Cell Press in the journal Chemistry & Biology has revealed several compounds that can inhibit multiple viruses, such as highly lethal Ebola virus, as well as pathogens responsible for rabies, mumps, and measles, opening up new therapeutic avenues for combating highly pathogenic viruses... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tropical Diseases Source Type: news