Why Measles Making the News Is a Sign of Progress
A set of  measles outbreaks in Washington state, New York City, and elsewhere, is making national headlines and frightening parents around the United States. Counter-intuitively, measles making the news is a sign of progress. Not long ago, measles was so common that it was simply not newsworthy. Suffer ing from the extremely infectious disease, which causes spotty rashes and a hacking cough, was widespread and often deadly.It was once the case that even royalty fell victim to diseases now easily preventable with routine shots given during childhood.  Measles killed the un-vaccin...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chelsea Follett Source Type: blogs

Autism Is But One Part of a Complex Personality Structure
April is Autism Awareness Month. To review: Autism is one of the five pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) listed in the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) which provides diagnostic guidelines for mental health professionals. Autism is characterized by difficulties in social interactions, a narrow and particular range of interests and repetitive behaviors. Although it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, research has yet to identify the differences in the brain that determine what makes people with autism different from the norm. Since the combination of attributes can b...
Source: World of Psychology - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Aspergers Autism Communication anti-vaccination Asperger Syndrome Autism Awareness Month Autism Spectrum Disability polio Stereotypes Stigma Source Type: blogs

Pediatric Conjunctivitis a Simple Diagnosis Until It Isn’t
​Conjunctivitis is a common condition and easy enough to treat, but several uncommon conjunctivitis syndromes require more care and should not be missed.Conjunctivitis is either infectious (viral or bacterial) or noninfectious (allergic or nonallergic). Viral infections are more common in adults, bacterial ones in children, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. Adults tend to have more S. aureus infections, while the other pathogens are more common in children. An adenovirus is typically responsible for viral-associated infections in conjunct...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

The Far Right Goes Anti-Vax
A phenomenon which has always puzzled me is popular resistance to vaccination. It goes back to the very beginning, vaccination against smallpox, which was a terrible scourge that killed 30% of its victims and left the rest disfigured. When Edward Jenner proved in 1796 that inoculation with cowpox, which caused only mild disease, conferred immunity to smallpox, the world was given a priceless gift.Yet popular movements arose almost immediately to oppose vaccination, both in England and the U.S. Eventually smallpox vaccination became widely accepted, and smallpox was eradicated from the earth. Later, the terror of the polio ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - December 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

What you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis
You ’ve probably seen it on the news – a rare, polio-like illness is causing cases of paralysis in children. Here’s the latest info, based on our best current knowledge from the CDC. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a sudden illness that causes weakness in one or more extremities – one arm or (le ss likely) a […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/roy-benaroch" rel="tag" > Roy Benaroch, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Neurology Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

From Russia with Money - Harvard Medical School Accepts $200 Million from Russian Emigre with Ties to Russian Oligarchs and Putin, and Who Is Under Investigation for US Election Meddling
We present a big case of what looks like an entirely new, and very troubling variation on an institutional conflict of interest.A " Transformative " Gift to Harvard Medical SchoolOn November 8, 2018, Felice Freyer, writingin the Boston Globe, documented a huge new gift to Harvard Medical School.Harvard Medical School has received a $200 million donation— the largest in its history — to support research into fundamental questions about human illness and health.The pledge,from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, will enable the school to hire researchers, add to its advanced technology, and a build an'incu...
Source: Health Care Renewal - November 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: conflicts of interest crime Donald Trump Harvard Harvard Medical School institutional conflicts of interest oligarchy revolving doors Russia Source Type: blogs

AFM: The scary polio-like illness
It is a scary illness, not just for parents but for doctors, too: Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) causes sudden weakness and loss of muscle tone in the arms and legs and can go on to cause even more serious problems. It’s not just the symptoms that are scary. It’s also scary because we don’t know what causes it. Although the symptoms are similar to polio, patients with AFM have tested negative for polio. At one point it was thought that it was caused by another enterovirus, but that didn’t end up being the explanation. It may be another virus, or it may be some sort of toxin, or something else entirely...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Neurological conditions Parenting Source Type: blogs

The Migrant Caravan, Central America, and Vaccination Rates
Many commentators have recentlywritten andsaid that members of the migrant caravan and Central American immigrants in general are diseased.   Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent David Ward claimed that the migrants are “coming in with diseases such as smallpox,” a disease that the World Health Organization (WHO) certified as beingeradicated in 1980.   One hopes Mr. Ward was more careful in enforcing American immigration law than in spreading rumors that migrants are carrying one of the deadliest diseases in human history nearly 40 years after it was eradicated from the human population.&n...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Remembering the age of polio
“Polio. I’ve seen polio.” Last night, I was speaking with one of the most experienced pediatricians I’ve ever met, Dr. Jack Burstiner. I’ve known him for 50 years. I would have known him even longer if I had been born earlier. He lived in my neighborhood, two doors down. He was my pediatrician. Jack is almost 90 years old. But he still looks like a pediatrician. He’s got a smile a child could trust, now hidden under a white mustache. His green eyes twinkle when he talks about his patients, the kids he’s seen. There are some things about a pediatrician that never change. Though he s...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/roy-benaroch" rel="tag" > Roy Benaroch, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Infectious Disease Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

TWiV 504: Flying foxes and barking pigs
The TWiVerinos discuss Nipah virus and the recent outbreak in India, and the first cast of polio in Papua New Guinea in 18 years. &lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&amp;lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;span […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - July 29, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology date palm sap henipavirus Nipah virus outbreak Papua New Guinea poliovirus Smithsonian Institution vaccine viral viruses Source Type: blogs

Is There a Kind of Severe Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease?
Hand-foot-mouth disease can be caused by any of several related viruses, most commonly by one called coxsackievirus A-16. In 2008, an epidemic of one type of severe hand-foot-mouth disease (also known as HFMD) in China appeared in news reports around the world as the child-killing virus. More than forty people died in that outbreak; all of them children. The culprit was enterovirus 71, or EV-71. In 2011 another new cause of HFMD hit the United States, coxsackievirus A-6. People feel sicker with this one than typical HFMD; the rash is worse; it lasts longer; and they may temporarily lose their nails. One clue to t...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - July 27, 2018 Category: Child Development Authors: Dr. Alan Greene Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Diseases & Conditions Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

Vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts. Why is that?
One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of diseases that used to be widespread, like polio, and scientific consensus strongly supports their safety. Yet many Americans refuse or delay the vaccination of their children out of fear that it could lead to autism, even though scientific consensus refutes this claim. Anti-vaccine attitudes have been fueled in large part by growing rates of autism diagnoses as well as a now debunked study in The Lancet that linked autism and the measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine – pushin...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/matthew-motta-steven-sylvester-timothy-callaghan" rel="tag" > Matthew Motta, PhD, Steven Sylvester, PhD, and Timothy Callaghan, PhD < /a > Tags: Conditions Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Papua New Guinea is no longer polio-free
Last week we discussed the case of polio in Venezuela that turned out not to be polio. Unfortunately the same cannot be concluded about a bona fide case of polio in Papua New Guinea. Surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) revealed a 6 year old boy in Papua New Guinea with lower limb weakness on […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 28, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information cVDPV OPV Papua New Guinea poliovirus Sabin vaccine reversion viral viruses vrus Source Type: blogs

Venezuela is still polio-free
In early June it was widely reported that the first case of poliomyelitis in 30 years had been identified in Venezuela (see this Tech Times report as an example). Fortunately these reports were incorrect, and Venezuela remains free of polio. Let’s unpack exactly what happened. In early June the Pan-American Health Organization reported that on […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 21, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information acute flaccid paralysis AFP OPV poliovirus Sabin vaccine vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis vaccine-derived poliovirus vapp VDPV Venezuela viral viruses Source Type: blogs

Trump ’s Docs
BySTEVEN FINDLAY It’s now clear that two public assessments of President Trump’s health since 2015—the only ones we know about—were seriously compromised.    The import of this has been eclipsed by other (more salacious) recent events—Stormy Daniels, etc.   But what has transpired raises troubling questions and should prompt a reassessment of how candidates for president and presidents are medically evaluated, and the public’s right to that information.      I’ve written two pieces for THCB on Trump’s physical and mental health.  You can fin...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

3 ways to help get more children immunized
Follow me on Twitter @drClaire There is much to celebrate during National Infant Immunization Week this year. More than 90% of children 19 to 35 months have received all the recommended doses of vaccines for their age against polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, and hepatitis B — and more than 80% have received all the recommended protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, pneumococcus, and Haemophilus influenzae. But there are also reasons to be concerned. Only 72% have had all the recommended vaccines, which means one in four children is missing at least one. Even more concerning, studies show that ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Infectious diseases Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs

I believe in vaccinations. And do my kids know it.
When preparations are underway for vaccinations to take place, my household becomes a war zone. The thought of an impending vaccine, to my boys, resembles the actual possibility of a weapons attack. It is, in essence, a weapon. It’s a needle that comes your way and invades the comfort of your normally undisturbed skin surface. But it also serves a purpose — much like the police department does — to protect and serve. It arms your body against any future attack. It revs up your immune system and prepares its antibody soldiers, so they’re ready when the threat becomes real. It has helped us to practic...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dana-corriel" rel="tag" > Dana Corriel, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Vaccinations: More than just kid stuff
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling This is the time of year when it’s important to think about flu vaccinations. And there’s good reason for that! The flu causes thousands of preventable hospitalizations and deaths each year. But what about other vaccinations? Do you think of them as something for kids? You aren’t alone. And it’s true, a number of vaccinations are recommended for young children as well as preteens and teenagers. These vaccinations have provided an enormous benefit to public health by preventing diseases that were common and sometimes deadly in the past, including polio, rubella, and...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Infectious diseases Prevention Vaccines Source Type: blogs

DDT and the Polio Fallout
There’s always a member of your family who you truly love. Who you wish you could spend more time with, and who treated you with so much love in return that you just couldn’t get enough of them. That was my Aunt Gerry. When I was a small guy growing up in Lansing, Michigan, she […] VacTruth.com (Source: vactruth.com)
Source: vactruth.com - February 2, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Eric Durak Tags: Injuries & Deaths DDT Polio truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President
BY STEVEN FINDLAY The resurgent debate about President Trump’s mental health prompts me to update a piece I wrote for THCB last June. That piece drew lively comments and debate. It’s also the one-year mark of the Trump presidency. As The New York Times editorial page recently asked, bluntly, on Jan. 11: “Is Mr. Trump Nuts?” Since last summer, that question has gained more traction and spurred more earnest debate. The results from Trump’s medical and “cognitive” exam on Jan 12 are unlikely to quell concern.   (More about those results below.) Nearly every major newspaper ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized APA Bandy X. Lee Steven Findlay The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump Source Type: blogs

Assessing a President ’ s Mental Health
Just as the President of the United States undergoes an annual checkup and physical every year, it makes sense that they should undergo an annual checkup for their mental health too. Since mental health is of equal importance to one’s physical health, it makes little sense to ignore it and pretend it’s not important. Or worse, to act as though a person’s mental health either doesn’t exist or can’t be objectively measured. It’s time for the President to undergo annual mental health checkups, coinciding with their physical exams. It goes without saying that most actual smart people don&rs...
Source: World of Psychology - January 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Brain and Behavior General Mental Health and Wellness Minding the Media Policy and Advocacy Psychology Donald Trump fitness for office litmus test mental exam Mental Fitness president's fitness president's mental health should we Source Type: blogs

A New Non-Partisan Panel to Monitor the President ’ s Medical Record
By ART CAPLAN & JONATHAN MORENO The White House has announced that President Trump has scheduled an annual physical exam for Jan. 12. The President will go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., the largest military hospital in the nation. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who has served as physician to the President since 2013, “will give a readout of the exam after it’s completed.” Some may have greeted this announcement with relief. Finally, concerns about the President’s slurred speech, o...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

A New Non-Partisan Panel to Monitor the President ’ s Health
By ART CAPLAN & JONATHAN MORENO The White House has announced that President Trump has scheduled an annual physical exam for Jan. 12. The President will go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., the largest military hospital in the nation. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who has served as physician to the President since 2013, “will give a readout of the exam after it’s completed.” Some may have greeted this announcement with relief. Finally, concerns about the President’s slurred speech, o...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 27th 2017
We examined associations between mortality and accelerometer-measured PA using age-relevant intensity cutpoints in older women of various ethnicities. The results support the hypothesis that higher levels of accelerometer-measured PA, even when below the moderate-intensity threshold recommended in current guidelines, are associated with lower all-cause and CVD mortality in women aged 63 to 99. Our findings expand on previous studies showing that higher self-reported PA reduces mortality in adults aged 60 and older, specifically in older women, and at less than recommended amounts. Moreover, our findings challenge th...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 26, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

James Peyer at TEDxStuttgart: Can We Defeat the Diseases of Aging?
My attention was drawn today to a recently published presentation by James Peyer. He heads up Apollo Ventures, one of the new crop of investment concerns focused on funding companies that are developing means to treat aging. These include the Longevity Fund, first out of the gate some years ago, as well as Juvenescence and the Methuselah Fund, created this year, and a repurposing of existing funds, such as Michael Greve's Kizoo ventures. Apollo Ventures is the source of the Geroscience online magazine that helps to advance and explain the position taken on aging by this group; this is something that more investors should d...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 23, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community Source Type: blogs

Health Affairs Puts The Place Of Technology In Health Care In A Larger Perspective.
This appeared last week:How The Rise Of Medical Technology Is Worsening DeathJessica Nutik Zitter November 6, 2017 10.1377/hblog20171101.612681 Our aging population is at risk from a most benign-appearing source —the medical technologies we trust to keep us healthy.When they were first widely used in the 1930s and 1940s, breathing machines did what humans could never have imagined a generation earlier: They kept young polio victims alive until their bodies cleared the virus that had temporarily weakened t heir respiratory system. Thanks to these miraculous machines, tens of thousands of these patients recovered and ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David More MB PhD FACHI Source Type: blogs

Forever Damaged From An Untested 8-in-1 Vaccine, Help Needed As Jodie ’s Legal Battle Continues
Conclusion We don’t know how many other children were given this experimental vaccine, but Jodie Marchant is the only one known to have survived this and her family is the only family in the world to hold the records proving this vaccine corruption has gone on. In recent times, due to immense pressure regarding informed consent not being provided often enough to parents by doctors, the Supreme Court Montgomery ruling was passed. This ruling will help change the way doctors provide informed consent and should help families receive compensation for their child’s vaccine injury. This ruling might also help the Mar...
Source: vactruth.com - October 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Augustina Ursino Tags: Augustina Ursino Case Reports on Vaccine Injury Human Top Stories truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Social Ramifications of Vaccine Injury
When my son David was born in 2001, I was 23 years old and blissfully optimistic about the journey into motherhood. I had read every book about pregnancy and parenting I could find. I researched the safest vehicles and car seats for our precious angel. I bought him stacks of the best books money could buy as I knew instinctively he was to be a genius. I was ready and well prepared for the road ahead. When David was an infant, I took him to his well-child visits armed with the confidence of the Roman Empire. When asked if I wanted to vaccinate my son, I boldly declared, “Of course I do. It would be irresponsible of me...
Source: vactruth.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Sarah Carrasco Tags: Case Reports on Vaccine Injury Sarah Carrasco Top Stories autism truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Think of the person behind the cells: the motivations of biomedical research
Born in 1920, Henrietta Lacks lived in Virginia and Maryland, worked as a tobacco farmer, and mothered five children.  At age 31, her life was unfortunately cut short by cervical cancer.  Since her death, she has helped catalyze numerous biomedical discoveries. Upon treatment at Johns Hopkins, Henrietta’s physician obtained a tumor sample.  To his amazement, her cells survived and divided in a petri dish.  Today, her cells are still used in labs around the globe.  Henrietta’s cells, or HeLa cells as they are referred, provide scientists an unlimited supply of human cells in which they c...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/samuel-falkson" rel="tag" > Samuel Falkson < /a > Tags: Conditions Genetics Medical school Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

Tiny Nanopatch Shown Highly Effective Against Polio Virus
A new vaccine delivering “Nanopatch” has just been tested that may finally help put an end to polio. Developed by a scientist at Queensland University in Australia and commercialized by Vaxxas, a firm based in Sydney, the patch has microscopic needles projecting from its bottom that pass the vaccine directly to the antigen-presenting cells below the surface of the skin. This is a big advantage, as one doesn’t need to use a syringe and the vaccine is delivered more efficiently, requiring less of it. The latest study has shown that the Nanopatch activates a powerful immune response in rats to the three inac...
Source: Medgadget - October 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Medicine Nanomedicine Pediatrics Public Health Source Type: blogs

TWiV 459: Polio turns over a new leaf
The TWiV team reviews the first FDA approved gene therapy, accidental exposure to poliovirus type 2 in a manufacturing plant, and production of a candidate poliovirus vaccine in plants. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 459 (63 MB .mp3, 105 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at microbe.tv/twiv (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - September 17, 2017 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology accidental exposure acute lymphoblastic leukemia Agrobacterium CAR chimeric antigen receptor empty capsid gene therapy inactivated polio vaccine IPV Kymriah lentivirus vector Nicotiana plant poliovirus t Source Type: blogs

How we can all help protect babies with immunizations
This study should mostly be a wake-up call to health care providers, who clearly need to do a better job of getting information about the benefits of immunization to pregnant women. But it also points out that every single one of us can make a difference, by getting the word out. The majority of American children are fully immunized, yet it’s the parents who choose not to immunize who are more vocal. That needs to change — especially because studies clearly show that when it comes to health information, the opinions of friends and family really do matter. So speak up. If you have vaccinated your children, talk ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Pregnancy Vaccines immunization immunizations Source Type: blogs

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Back to School Vaccine Threats and Exemptions
Conclusion Because the mainstream media has financial interest in promoting vaccines, informed parents must seek information elsewhere about back to school vaccine mandates and exemptions. Parents, as you prepare to send your child back to school, do your homework and determine which exemptions are available in your area. A list of vaccine exemptions for all fifty states is published online by the National Vaccine Information Center. Sharing this article with other parents will also help them make informed decisions about vaccines. References: http://www.nvic.org/vaccine-laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx http://www.oma...
Source: vactruth.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Missy Fluegge Tags: Top Stories truth about vaccines Vaccine Exemptions Source Type: blogs

UNICEF Vaccinates African Refugee Children with Combination OPV/IPV Vaccines as Part of Vaccination Experiment
In 2014, a report published by UNICEF revealed that, due to an outbreak of polio in Kenya, the charity had decided it was time to step up their efforts to contain the disease. According to their reports, the most effective way to increase the children’s immunity was to vaccinate them with a combination of both the oral (OPV) and the injectable polio vaccine (IPV) simultaneously. [1] According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “There are two types of vaccines that protect against polio: inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) and oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). IPV is given as an injection in ...
Source: vactruth.com - July 31, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England, BA Hons Tags: Christina England Interviews Recent Articles Top Stories Bill Gates Polio Vaccine truth about vaccines vaccine-induced polio Source Type: blogs

How Do US Vaccine Rates, Policies and Children ’s Health Compare to Other Countries?
Conclusion The US has the highest vaccination rate of all industrialized countries. US children are experiencing a health epidemic with more chronic diseases than ever before in our history. The US has the highest infant mortality in a study comparing America with 29 other developed countries. Children in the US suffered with more autism than in all other countries studied. Studies comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated show conclusively that unvaccinated children enjoy far superior health. Research and data demonstrate that vaccines cause neurological damage and contribute to significant health damage. Vaccines are a major...
Source: vactruth.com - July 29, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Recent Articles Top Picks autism truth about vaccines vaccine injuries Source Type: blogs

Vaccine Ingredients: America ’s Dirty Little Secret
Conclusion The increase in childhood illness must have a cause or trigger. There must be common factors when half of America’s children are chronically ill. Could vaccine ingredients be the causal factor of the increase in childhood illnesses? This question remains unanswered by the CDC. As stated above, many CDC employees have a vested financial interest in continuing to sell and market vaccines. As childhood illnesses continue to increase, logic and reason must be applied to the debate and we must identify common factors. What do American children have in common? The large majority receive vaccines per the CDC sche...
Source: vactruth.com - June 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Sarah Carrasco Tags: Logical Sarah Carrasco Top Stories Polysorbate 80 truth about vaccines vaccine ingredients Source Type: blogs

New Leader, New Era: Five Building Blocks For A Reinvigorated World Health Organization
The World Health Assembly’s election of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve as its 9th Director-General may be the most momentous in the Organization’s 70 years for reasons far beyond electing the first African. The World Health Organization (WHO) faces a crisis in confidence following its anemic response to Ebola. It remains caught in an unvirtuous cycle: Member State loss of trust results in a paucity of funding and the continual inability to perform. This is a moment to take stock of the new Director-General’s record and vision, as well as the reforms needed to transform WHO into the 21st century ...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - June 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Lawrence O. Gostin Tags: Featured Global Health Policy Millennium Development Goals UNAIDS World Health Organization Source Type: blogs

All About Infant Immunizations: Q & A with Pediatrician Dr. Adam Spanier
  Adam Spanier, MD, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a Pediatrician with University of Maryland Medical Center. What vaccines are recommended for infants and children? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a group of medical and public health experts called the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices. They develop and regularly review vaccine recommendations. Parents should talk to their pediatrician or family doctor, or reference the CDC or American Academy of Pediatrics. It’s important to know the vaccine schedule is ...
Source: Life in a Medical Center - April 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UMMC Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Why vaccines are important for our country ’s financial health, too
Follow me on Twitter @drClaire Imagine there was a simple treatment that could be given to babies and toddlers that was not only remarkably effective in preventing illness, but also inexpensive. And imagine that this treatment was not only inexpensive, but also lowered overall health care costs. There’s no need to imagine; the treatment exists. It’s called immunization. It’s National Infant Immunization Week, a time to recognize and celebrate immunization. It’s during infancy that we give the most vaccines, but the benefits extend far beyond infancy and beyond those babies. The protection lasts for ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Health policy Infectious diseases Managing your health care Parenting Prevention Vaccines Source Type: blogs

What are the best uses of rehabilitation medicine in patients with cancer?
Rehabilitation medicine is one of the best-kept secrets in health care. Although the specialty is as old as America’s Civil War, few people are familiar with its history and purpose. Born out of compassion for wounded soldiers in desperate need of societal re-entry and meaningful employment, “physical reconstruction” programs were developed to provide everything from adaptive equipment to family training, labor alternatives and psychological support for veterans. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) then expanded to meet the needs of those injured in World Wars I & II, followed closely by c...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 5, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/val-jones" rel="tag" > Val Jones, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Hospital Source Type: blogs

Cancer Patients May Not Get The Rehab They Need: A Missed Opportunity To Consider
This blog post first appeared at: Curious Dr. George  Rehabilitation medicine is one of the best-kept secrets in healthcare. Although the specialty is as old as America’s Civil War, few people are familiar with its history and purpose. Born out of compassion for wounded soldiers in desperate need of societal re-entry and meaningful employment, “physical reconstruction” programs were developed to provide everything from adaptive equipment to family training, labor alternatives and psychological support for veterans. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) then expanded to meet the needs of tho...
Source: Better Health - April 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Val Jones Tags: Health Tips Opinion Cancer Rehab Oncology Physiatry PM&R Rehabilitating From Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine Source Type: blogs

Bit by the Research Bug: Priscilla ’s Growth as a Scientist
This is the third post in a new series highlighting NIGMS’ efforts toward developing a robust, diverse and well-trained scientific workforce. Credit: Christa Reynolds. Priscilla Del Valle Academic Institution: The University of Texas at El Paso Major: Microbiology Minors: Sociology and Biomedical Engineering Mentor: Charles Spencer Favorite Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot Favorite Food: Tacos Favorite music: Pop Hobbies: Reading and drinking coffee It’s not every day that you’ll hear someone say, “I learned more about parasites, and I thought, ‘This is so cool!...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - March 28, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Christa Reynolds Tags: Being a Scientist Bacteria BUILD Infectious Diseases Profiles Training Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 180
LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 180. Question 1 You are stuck in the wilderness and your friend has an anaphylactic reaction. You swiftly deploy his epipen into his thigh but there is limited effect after 5 minutes. His airway is becoming compromised. How do you get more adrenaline into him? Do you extra...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five adrenaline Anaphylaxis bolivia combs sign coxsackie virus EpiPen lithium measles muffin muffin technique pimping polio Salar de Uyuni salt flats Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 180
LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 180. Question 1 You are stuck in the wilderness and your friend has an anaphylactic reaction. You swiftly deploy his epipen into his thigh but there is limited effect after 5 minutes. His airway is becoming compromised. How do you get more adrenaline into him? Do you extra...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five adrenaline Anaphylaxis bolivia combs sign coxsackie virus EpiPen lithium measles muffin muffin technique pimping polio Salar de Uyuni salt flats Source Type: blogs

Economic Benefit Of Vaccines Highlighted In 2017 Bill & Melinda Gates Annual Letter
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates released their annual letter on February 14, 2017, and this year’s letter highlights the couple’s optimism about progress in global health. The letter, written in the form of a response to a query from Warren Buffet about the effectiveness of his investment in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ten years ago, explains that 122 million children’s lives have been saved since 1990, through sustained reduction in childhood deaths. (1990 is typically the baseline year considered for measuring recent progress to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which wer...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - February 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Margaret K. Saunders Tags: Costs and Spending Global Health Policy GrantWatch Public Health Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Children Health Philanthropy Prevention vaccines Source Type: blogs

Let ’s spend money on autism support, not conspiracy theories
I spent many sleepless nights in the months after my son’s autism diagnosis fretting whether I could have done something to prevent it. I recounted, in obsessive detail, the course of my pregnancy, the birth, and the two years of child-rearing that led to the moment when our pediatrician confirmed my fears — and life as I’d known it tilted off its axis. In my spare waking hours, I pored over research that exhausted me mentally and emotionally. It was a painful period of reckoning — and it’s the reason I vehemently oppose a commission to investigate a link between autism and vaccines, as propos...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 30, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jessica-berthold" rel="tag" > Jessica Berthold < /a > Tags: Meds Medications Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

A Necessary Retelling of the Smallpox Vaccine Story
A curious confluence of events unfolded Tuesday night. Just hours before President Obama uttered the powerful “science and reason matter” in his farewell address, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced that the incoming president had tapped him to head a committee on vaccine safety. RFK Jr. is not a pediatric immunologist nor an epidemiologist, but a vocal “vaccine skeptic.” Although the PEOTUS dialed back on the purported appointment shortly after social media erupted, a tweet from March 28, 2014 makes his analysis of the history and science of vaccines clear: Healthy young child goes ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 30, 2017 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Bioethics Today Tags: Health Care syndicated vaccines Source Type: blogs

TWiV 425: All picornaviruses, all the time
The TWiVaniellos discuss a thermostable poliovirus empty capsid vaccine, and two cell genes that act as a switch between entry and clearance of picornavirus infection. You can find TWiV #425 at microbe.tv/twiv, or listen below. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 425 (65 MB .mp3, 107 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - January 22, 2017 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology autophagy empty capsid gene trap haploid cell LGALS8 picornavirus PLA2G16 polio eradication poliovirus thermostable vaccine viral virus entry viruses Source Type: blogs