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Vaccination target met for the first time
The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR1) by their fifth birthday has met the World Health Organisation target of 95% for the first time in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Latest fall in English MMR coverage by age two 'of concern'
Coverage of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine by children ’s second birthday has decreased in 2016-17 for the third year in a row in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Third MMR Dose Can Help Prevent Mumps During Outbreaks (FREE)
By the Editors A third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine helped prevent mumps infection during an outbreak at the University of Iowa in 2015 –16, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk
Giving the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine as the second dose of measles-containing vaccine does not appear to increase the risk of febrile seizures, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Small decline in MMR vaccination rates could have dramatic effect, experts warn
A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations could cause a threefold increase of measles cases, costing the public sector millions, US study showsA small decline in the uptake of vaccines could have a dramatic impact on both public health and the economy, research suggests, as concerns about outbreaks of preventable diseases grow in the US and Europe.The new study reveals that even a 5% drop in uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine among children in the US could result in a threefold increase in measles cases, and cost the public sector millions of dollars.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation MMR Health Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Malawi: Measles Campaign On Promising Note - Report
[Nyasa Times] Communities and School going children have responded positively to the ongoing National Integrated Measles- Rubella vaccination campaign within the Area 18 Health Centre catchment areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Targets Over 10 Million Children in 3 Vaccine Intervention
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Government is targeting over 10 million children in 2017 Measles-rubella vaccine campaign which is set for 12 to 16 June this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

VACCINE HOAX unveiled as rigorous scientific study finds NO reduction in measles, mumps, rubella, influenza or rotavirus among vaccinated children
(Natural News) The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine controversy started with the 1998 publication of a research paper in the medical journal The Lancet. Former gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his team found a link between the MMR vaccine and inflammatory bowel disease. The paper was eventually retracted under the weight of an organized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Hospital Geared for Measles Rubella Vaccination
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Thyolo District Hospital says cooperation and coordination amongst stakeholders is vital for the successful implementation of the Measles-Rubella (MR) Vaccination exercise which is scheduled to start from June 12 to 16 this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine, Live
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - May 17, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Many Americans Skipping MMR Vaccination Before Traveling Abroad (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Of U.S. adults who go to travel clinics before traveling internationally, only about half of those eligible for the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More than half of eligible US travelers not receiving measles immunization
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators found that 53 percent of individuals seeking pre-travel consultations at clinics across the country who were eligible to receive the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine were not vaccinated during the clinic visit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Doctors Weren't Listening To Somali Immigrants' Autism Concerns. Then Anti-Vaxxers Did.
Deeqa Hussein can’t put her finger on exactly how or when the vaccination disconnect happened in her community. For years, the large number of Somali immigrant parents in the Twin Cities area vaccinated their children at rates as high as 92 percent ― outpacing virtually every other ethnic group. And then, Hussein said, many parents just stopped.  “I felt like there was a lot fear and anxiety surrounding the MMR vaccine,” said Hussein, a special-education teacher with the Minneapolis Public Schools who also serves as the vice president of the local Somali Parents Autism Network and has two sons with...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minnesota Sees Largest Outbreak of Measles in Almost 30 Years
Officials attribute some of the causes to unvaccinated children of Somali immigrants whose parents fell under the sway of anti-vaccination activists. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTOPHER MELE Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Somali-Americans German Measles (Rubella) Minnesota Source Type: news

Uganda: German Measles Outbreak Confirmed in Agago
[Observer] The ministry of health has confirmed an outbreak of Germany measles also known as Rubella in Agago district in northern Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Measles Outbreak in Agago, 34 Cases Registered
[Monitor] Agago -An outbreak of rubella commonly known as German measles or three-day measles has been confirmed in Agago District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mumps and Rubella: Stepchildren of the MMR?
The number of US cases of mumps in recent years may surprise you. What's behind the rise and why don't we hear about it? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Civil Society: “Everyday Things Are Getting Worse” for Children in Yemen
Water delivery in Yemen. Credit: UN photoBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 2017 (IPS)Persistent attacks on health care in Yemen is severely impacting children’s well-being, civil society detailed at the launch of a report. In the report, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, in collaboration with Save the Children, found a series of systematic attacks on medical facilities and personnel and families’ restricted access to health care across three of the most insecure governorates in the Middle Eastern nation.According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), warring parties carrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Women's Health Source Type: news

The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Complications of Mumps During a University Outbreak Among Students Who Had Received 2 Doses of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine — Iowa, July 2015–May 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Causes Uveitis?
Discussion Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, or uvea, is termed uveitis. Uveitis can be divided into anterior, intermediate or posterior uveitis by involving the anterior (iris and ciliary body), intermediate (vitreous) or posterior (choroid and usually retina) compartments. Panuveitis involves all 3 compartments. Duration can also be used to classify uveitis. Acute is 6 weeks and> 3 months is chronic persistent uveitis. Episodic periods of inactivity and reactivity that last more than 3 months are called recurrent uveitis. A third way to characterize uveitis is if it is granulomatous or not. Uveitis increase...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Mumps outbreaks in the U.S.
The Arkansas Department of Health is investigating 2,918 confirmed cases of mumps and reports some of those cases involved children and adults who were immunized. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says, "The measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) is very good in preventing mumps but not perfect. Often we see a large [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Questions and answers on immunization and vaccine safety
WHO: Q&As on immunization and vaccine safety (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: immunization [subject], vaccination, immunization [subject], vaccination, measles [subject], rubella [subject], german measles, congenital rubella syndrome, rubella virus, vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, vaccines [subject], v Source Type: news

Antenatal screening in Europe: How to avoid mother-to-child transmission of infections
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe -- despite existing prevention methods. A new ECDC report outlines the cornerstones for effective antenatal screening programs across the EU/EEA countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'Fake News' Is Also Plaguing The World Of Science
By David Mills The political arena isn’t the only place where “fake news” is being debated. Scientists are now speaking out about false information and “alternative facts” that they say are diluting and harming legitimate research. To be sure, there has always been phony scientific material from snake oil salesmen to industry-sponsored research to tabloid headlines. However, experts interviewed by Healthline say the advent of the internet and the popularity of social media have made it easier for fraudulent information to spread. The topic is worrisome enough that the American Association for ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaxess Technologies lands $6m for microneedle vaccines
Vaxess Technologies said today that it won 2 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation totalling up to $6 million for the development of inactivated polio and live attenuated measles rubella vaccines using the company’s Mimix sustained-release microneedle patch technology. The company’s Mimix technology is designed for sustained, transdermal delivery of vaccines and inmmunotherapies, according to Vaxess. The company engineered biopolymer microneedles to encapsulate antigens for controlled, transdermal administration and claims that the technology enhances efficacy, simplifies dosing and improves produ...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Research & Development Wall Street Beat Vaxess Technologies Source Type: news

What rubella vaccine can teach us about fighting Zika virus
Against the backdrop of the hunt for a vaccine to fight the Zika virus, journalist and doctor Meredith Wadman examines the science and politics behind the creation of the rubella vaccine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

Ten million lives saved by 1962 breakthrough, study says
Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A -- and approximately 450,000 deaths from these diseases -- were prevented in the US alone between 1963 and 2015 by vaccination, researchers estimate. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ten million lives saved by 1962 breakthrough, study says
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A -- and approximately 450,000 deaths from these diseases -- were prevented in the US alone between 1963 and 2015 by vaccination, researchers estimate. The study is published in AIMS Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Health Officials To Decide If The U.S. Should Get 3 MMR Shots Instead Of 2
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between herpes in pregnancy and autism is unconfirmed
Conclusion This was a Norwegian case-control study that looked at whether maternal infections during pregnancy are associated with the risk of neurological developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in their children. The study initially found no association between any of the pathogens during pregnancy or after delivery, and the development of ASD in boys or girls. Further investigations suggested that high levels of HSV-2 virus antibodies during mid-pregnancy were associated with increased risk of the development of ASD in boys. The researchers suggest that the suspected risk of ASD associated wit...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Neurology Mental health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Vaccines prevent diseases
"Vaccinations prevent infections before they occur," says Dr. Vandana Bhide, a pediatrician and internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic.?She says, "Childhood diseases, once thought to have been eradicated, such as measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, are making a resurgence in the U.S." from waning immunity or lack of immunizations. Watch: Dr. Vandana Bhide talks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Most Americans Agree That Vaccinations Should Be Required For School Attendance
Most Americans think vaccines are beneficial for health, and that children should be required to get them, according to a new poll. The poll, from Pew Research Center, found 82 percent of U.S. adults say healthy children should be required to get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in order to attend school, while just 17 percent say parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their kids. In addition, nearly three-quarters of respondents (73 percent) rated the health benefits of the MMR vaccine as “high” or “very high,” while just 7 percent rated the benefits as “low.” Ove...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Americans Agree That Vaccinations Should Be Required For School Attendance
Most Americans think vaccines are beneficial for health, and that children should be required to get them, according to a new poll. The poll, from Pew Research Center, found 82 percent of U.S. adults say healthy children should be required to get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in order to attend school, while just 17 percent say parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their kids. In addition, nearly three-quarters of respondents (73 percent) rated the health benefits of the MMR vaccine as “high” or “very high,” while just 7 percent rated the benefits as “low.” Ove...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

[In Brief] News at a glance
In science news around the world, the critically endangered saiga antelope faces a new threat from a livestock virus in Mongolia, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives a global health trends institute at the University of Washington a big financial boost, Russia's health ministry decides the country cannot afford to spend $1.2 billion to ramp up the response to its burgeoning HIV/AIDS epidemic, a new Pew Research Center poll reveals that 82% of Americans think the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine should be required for public school entry, and more. Also, scientists remind U.S. President Donald Trump that tortur...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine (mailto:soleditor at aaas.org) Tags: SCI COMMUN Source Type: news

[Book Review] Our best shot
Meredith Wadman's meticulously researched and carefully crafted book, The Vaccine Race, is an enlightening telling of the development of vaccines in the mid-20th century. Drawing from firsthand interviews, personal correspondence, journal articles, and governmental archival documents, Wadman relates the work of the brilliant scientists who toiled for years to develop vaccines against diseases including polio, rubella, and rabies; the experiences of vulnerable individuals who were unwittingly enrolled in vaccine trials; and the suffering of families and individuals devastated by diseases that have since been nearl...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Erica C. Jonlin Tags: History of Science Source Type: news

Most U.S. adults support routine MMR vaccine for children
HealthDay News More than eight out of 10 Americans support mandatory measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccination for children attending public schools, a new survey finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump ’ s vaccine views are at odds with those of most Americans, study says
The criticism of vaccines voiced by President Trump and some other public figures is at odds with the attitudes of most Americans, who overwhelmingly support requiring public school children to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday. Overall, 82 percent of Americans support requiring students in public […]Related:A swig of hydrogen peroxide — promoted by alternative-health devotees — can kill youThe longest running streak ever ended Saturday at 19,032 daysDrug company to help improve Virginia’s prescription drug monitoring syst...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Health Disparities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 -- More than eight out of 10 Americans support mandatory measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination for children attending public schools, a new survey finds. Despite some well-publicized opposition, this look at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 2, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Vast Majority of Americans Say Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks
Most Americans support requiring the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine for public school children in order to protect public health. They see high preventive health benefits of such vaccines, and low risk of side effects, and they consider the benefits of the vaccine to outweigh the risks. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Majority of Americans say benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh risks
(Pew Research Center) Despite debate about the safety of childhood vaccines among some groups in the public, 82% of Americans support requiring children attending public school to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Still, several groups, such as parents of young children, express more concern about the safety of the MMR vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ocular Complications of Congenital Infections
This article summarizes the ocular complications of the 5 infections typically represented by the acronym TORCHES (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and syphilis), as well as others, including newer pathogens such as the human immunodeficiency, West Nile, and Zika viruses. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - January 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Khazaeni, L. M. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Bereaved parents call for routine Strep B screening
250,000-signature petition says testing would prevent avoidable deaths and disability Related items fromOnMedica New hopes for eradication of streptococcus B in children The risks posed by Group B Streptococcus infection Pregnant women will no longer to be screened for rubella susceptibility Local Strep B guidelines must be reviewed regularly, audit says (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news