U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia Vaccination: Who Should Have One?
Title: Pneumonia Vaccination: Who Should Have One?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/8/2006 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Huge drop in children dying of meningitis and pneumonia
Hib and pneumococcus once killed thousands a year in the US and Europe, and still do in developing countries. A new Johns Hopkins report finds vaccines are driving down the rate of deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccination (Pneumonia Vaccine)
Title: Pneumococcal Vaccination (Pneumonia Vaccine)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/12/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

1.35 million children's lives saved by HiB and pneumococcal vaccines since 2000
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries, according to new estimates from a team led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

1.45 million children's lives saved by HiB and pneumococcal vaccines since 2000
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries, according to new estimates from a team led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to surpass Pfizer Inc. to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found l ed by new investor TPG Growth, the five-year-old… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to surpass Pfizer Inc. to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found l ed by new investor TPG Growth, the five-year-old… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to jump Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found led by new investor TPG Growth, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to jump Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found led by new investor TPG Growth, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

SutroVax Announces $85M Series C Financing led by TPG Growth
Provides growth capital to advance pneumococcal vaccine to clinic and beyond Preeminent executive vaccinologist, Moncef Slaoui, appointed Board Chairman Strategic alignment established with Lonza Pharma & Biotech to create end-to-end supply chain ... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital, Personnel SutroVax, pneumococcal vaccine, vaccine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Disease: A Vaccine Preventable Threat
Pneumococcal disease is one of the leading causes of illness among children and seniors. The potentially deadly pneumococcal bacteria causes pneumonia, but it also causes meningitis, sinusitis, sepsis, and ear infections. However, a pneumococcal vaccine can protect both children and adults. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research on immune response to PCV in preterm infants earns ESPID-PIDJ Award
(Wolters Kluwer Health) A study showing that pneumococcal vaccination produces a lasting antibody response in preterm infants has been named winner of the inaugural ESPID-PIDJ Award, recognizing the best paper submitted to The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ) by a member of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of the ESPID, is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO launches business case for immunization in Africa at the World Health Assembly
Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2018 – Today at the 71st World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the business case for WHO immunization activities on the African Continent 2018-2030,which outlines how WHO will support African Member States achieve universal immunization coverage.  While Africa has made tremendous progress in improving access to immunization, most countries are off track to achieve the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90% national immunization coverage by 2020.Every year, more than 30 million children under-five fall sick due to vaccine-preventable diseases (VP...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 24, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Recipe to Save 700,000 Young Children a Year: Clean Water & Decent Toilets
This study adds to the evidence that the lives of hundreds of thousands of young children could be saved each year if these pillars of development were combined with other health interventions.WaterAid and Defeat DD are calling on governments and donors to align child health and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, policies and financing to address this unnecessary health crisis more effectively and more efficiently. These investments create a positive cycle that builds human capital, strengthens economies, reduces future healthcare costs and contributes to national development.This July the UN’s Sustainable Dev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Savio Carvalho Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Syria: MSF vaccinates tens of thousands of displaced children in west Aleppo
More than 51,000 children were vaccinated  measles, rubella, and pneumococcal disease and its complications.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Synflorix cost saving compared with Prevenar in New  Zealand
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pneumococcal vaccine cost  effective in older adults
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?
Beyond annual flu shots, federal health officials say older adults need protection against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But many grown-ups aren't getting vaccinated.(Image credit: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

New vaccine targets pneumonia, blood poisoning, meningitis among children in Canada's North
Federal researchers have collaborated to develop a preventative vaccine for a potentially deadly bacteria that causes pneumonia, blood poisoning and meningitis in children and affecting predominantly children in northern and Indigenous communities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Influenza and MRSA Pneumonia Influenza and MRSA Pneumonia
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses the antimicrobial options for postinfluenza MRSA pneumonia, and makes the case for a universal flu vaccine.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Flu Has ‘ Definitely Peaked ’ Nationally; Remains High In Mass.
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Flu has been shown the door in the United States. Illness activity peaked and began to decline during the eighth week of the year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly surveillance report indicated Friday. Just 5% of people who visited their doctors did so while complaining of flu-like illness, down from 6.4% the previous week. Caused by viruses, flu is a contagious respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms that can sometimes lead to death. “We have definitely peaked,” CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said, quickly adding, “that doesn&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Source Type: news

Worst of Bad US Flu Season is Over as Illnesses Decline
NEW YORK (AP) — The worst of the nation's nasty flu season is finally over. U.S. health officials said Friday that the flu season apparently peaked in early February and has been falling since then. The number of people going to the doctor with symptoms of the flu has continued to decline. Deaths from the flu or pneumonia are going down, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 32 states reported heavy patient flu traffic last week, down from 43 a month ago. This flu season started early and the intensity level was among the highest seen in a decade. The flu vaccine didn't work very well this season a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Worst of Bad US Flu Season is Over as Illnesses Decline
NEW YORK (AP) — The worst of the nation's nasty flu season is finally over. U.S. health officials said Friday that the flu season apparently peaked in early February and has been falling since then. The number of people going to the doctor with symptoms of the flu has continued to decline. Deaths from the flu or pneumonia are going down, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 32 states reported heavy patient flu traffic last week, down from 43 a month ago. This flu season started early and the intensity level was among the highest seen in a decade. The flu vaccine didn't work very well this season a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Worst of Bad US Flu Season is Over as Illnesses Decline
NEW YORK (AP) — The worst of the nation's nasty flu season is finally over. U.S. health officials said Friday that the flu season apparently peaked in early February and has been falling since then. The number of people going to the doctor with symptoms of the flu has continued to decline. Deaths from the flu or pneumonia are going down, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 32 states reported heavy patient flu traffic last week, down from 43 a month ago. This flu season started early and the intensity level was among the highest seen in a decade. The flu vaccine didn't work very well this season a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Worst of Bad US Flu Season is Over as Illnesses Decline
NEW YORK (AP) — The worst of the nation's nasty flu season is finally over. U.S. health officials said Friday that the flu season apparently peaked in early February and has been falling since then. The number of people going to the doctor with symptoms of the flu has continued to decline. Deaths from the flu or pneumonia are going down, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 32 states reported heavy patient flu traffic last week, down from 43 a month ago. This flu season started early and the intensity level was among the highest seen in a decade. The flu vaccine didn't work very well this season a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Why Flu Outbreaks Have Been the Worst in Nearly a Decade
The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s vaccine. The current shot is just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better. “There has to be a wholesale change to how we make the flu vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Ce...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

PCPs' Struggle With Adult Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations PCPs' Struggle With Adult Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations
Which vaccine--or both? Are primary care physicians confused regarding the current adult pneumococcal vaccine recommendations?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccine, Polyvalent
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 27, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Rural/Urban Disparities in Pneumococcal Vaccine Service Delivery Among the Fee-for-Service Medicare Population
The objective of this study was to identify rural versus urban disparities in pneumococcal vaccine provision in the elderly (age 65 or older) adult population and assess the impact of pharmacy as an alternate site provider in rural communities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off
(NEW YORK) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it’s no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic also held steady at 43. “I thought I was going to die,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe, Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Confused About the Pneumococcal Vaccine Schedule? You're Not Alone Confused About the Pneumococcal Vaccine Schedule? You're Not Alone
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that many clinicians are unclear on pneumococcal vaccination schedules for adults.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Shot Only Worked a Third of the Time, CDC Says
Early estimates suggest the flu shot only worked about a third of the time this year. Between Nov. 2 and Feb. 3, total vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 36%, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. When broken down by strain, however, efficacy varied widely. H3N2, the dominant strain circulating this flu season, is notoriously more virulent and less receptive to vaccination than other types of influenza. True to form, vaccine effectiveness against this strain was low this year — approximately 25%, according to the CDC report. (That’s actually better than experts originally feared, based on tren...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

CDC Estimates This Year ’s Flu Vaccine Is Only 36 Percent Effective
Early estimates suggest the flu shot only worked about a third of the time this year. Between Nov. 2 and Feb. 3, total vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 36%, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. When broken down by strain, however, efficacy varied widely. H3N2, the dominant strain circulating this flu season, is notoriously more virulent and less receptive to vaccination than other types of influenza. True to form, vaccine effectiveness against this strain was low this year — approximately 25%, according to the CDC report. (That’s actually better than experts originally feared, based on tren...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

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

A 3-Year-Old Indiana Girl Who Was Not Vaccinated Died From the Flu This Week
A three-year-old Indiana girl who died from the flu Monday was not vaccinated, according to local news outlets. Alivia Viellieux, passed away in her sleep at her Muncie, Indiana home after being discharged from BallMemorial Hospital last Thursday, WRTV reported. Her family says they were advised not to give their daughter the flu shot, according to local media reports. “Alivia did not have [the flu vaccine] because they had told us once the flu is going around, it’s not going to matter if you get it or not,” the toddler’s grandmother, Tameka Stettler, told WRTV. “We just decided not to put tho...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized flu health onetime Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC Says
(NEW YORK) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Dise...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC Says
(NEW YORK) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Dise...
Source: TIME: Science - February 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Flu Season Now As Bad As 2009 Swine Flu
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for D...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Flu Swine Flu Source Type: news

10 More Kids Have Died This Flu Season — And We May Not Have Reached the Peak, CDC Says
The past week brought reports of 10 more pediatric deaths related to this year’s deadly flu season — and we may have yet to see the worst of it, according to CDC officials. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” CDC Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said during a call with reporters Friday. Forty-eight states, all but Oregon and Hawaii, are still reporting widespread flu activity, Schuchat said, and cases may continue to rise. “Flu is incredibly difficult to predict,” she said, “and we don’t know if we’v...
Source: TIME: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

MSF Challenges Pfizer's Monopoly on Pneumonia Vaccine in South Korea
Unmerited patents on Pfizer's lifesaving pneumonia vaccine are a barrier for people, governments, and treatment providers trying to protect children against pneumonia.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

MSF Challenges Pfizer's Monopoly on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine in South Korea
Press releaseMSF Challenges Pfizer's Monopoly on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine in South KoreaFebruary 06, 2018The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has filed a legal petition to the Supreme Court of South Korea requesting that the court review Pfizer’s patent to for its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). On November 29, 2017, the Patent Court of Korea upheld the patent granted to Pfizer for its PCV13 product , marketed as Prevnar13. Unmerited patents like this are a barrier for people, governments, and treatment providers, such...
Source: MSF News - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Thousands of over-65s missing out on vital pneumonia jab
The lung condition kills an estimated 30,000 a year in the UK and now thousands are thought to be at increased risk as GPs struggle to get hold of enough of the vaccine to meet demand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news