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New clues on the historical origin of the vaccine used to eradicate smallpox
(Publicase Comunica ç ã o Cient í fica) For centuries, researchers assumed that the active ingredient in the vaccine providing immunity against smallpox was the cowpox virus but a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates otherwise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vaccine Order Boosts Bavarian Nordic After Cancer Drug Flop Vaccine Order Boosts Bavarian Nordic After Cancer Drug Flop
Biotech group Bavarian Nordic said it expected to win more contracts in the United States for its smallpox vaccine after securing an order from the U.S. government stockpile.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vaccine order boosts Bavarian Nordic after cancer drug flop
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Biotech group Bavarian Nordic said it expected to win more contracts in the United States for its smallpox vaccine after securing an order from the U.S. government stockpile. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic eyes more U.S. government contracts after new vaccine order
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drug maker Bavarian Nordic expects to win further U.S. contracts for its smallpox vaccine after it secured a key government order, the company said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA clears first gene-altering therapy — ‘ a living drug ’ — for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be cleared in the United States — a “historic” action, the agency said -- and one with major ramifications for patients with […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears first gene-altering therapy — ‘ a living drug ’ — for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be cleared in the United States — a “historic” action, the agency said — and one with major ramifications for patients with […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first-of-its-kind ‘ living drug ’ for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' own genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be allowed in the United States — a “historic” approval, the agency said. The decision clears the Novartis drug, called Kymriah, […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA removes unproven, harmful treatment from stem cell centers
U.S. Marshals on behalf of the FDA seized five vials of the Vaccinia Virus Vaccine, for use only in smallpox, from stem cell centers in California on Friday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA intervenes after stem cell center offers unproven treatment to cancer patients
The FDA is cracking down on stem cell clinics that administer unproven and potentially dangerous treatments to patients, citing a California-based clinic that the regulatory watchdog said was treating cancer patients with the smallpox vaccine. Last week, the U.S. Marshals Service seized five vials of a vaccine that is reserved only for people at high risk for smallpox. The FDA said that StemImmune, a stem cell clinic in San Diego, had mixed the vaccine with fat-derived stem cells and injected it intravenously into patients’ tumors at the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers. Get the full story at our sister si...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stem Cells Source Type: news

The hurricane came, and these newborns refused to wait out the storm
HOUSTON — Large swaths of South Texas ground to a halt as Harvey dumped dozens of inches of rain on everything in its path. Some schools are closed until next month. Thousands of flights were canceled. Travel was stalled for anyone without a functioning boat. But some things could not wait. Particularly, the arrival of […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?Fewer antibiotic prescriptions are being filled, a new analysis finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine tyranny throughout history: Caribbean slave owners infected women and children with smallpox to "make them stronger"
(Natural News) The historical roots of Big Pharma are a chillingly ugly matter, as it’s been shown time and time again that the industry has taken advantage of vulnerable populations to shamelessly advance its agenda. In the case of Caribbean slaves, new evidence suggests that so-called doctors from Great Britain deliberately injected many of them... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patients
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced a crackdown on stem-cell clinics offering unproven and potentially dangerous treatments, including an operation in California that the agency said was using the smallpox vaccine on seriously ill cancer patients. U.S. marshals on Friday raided San Diego-based StemImmune and seized the vaccine, which the FDA said had […]Related:Does talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’Tibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnout (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA acts to remove unproven, potentially harmful treatment used in ‘stem cell’ centers targeting vulnerable patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took decisive action to prevent the use of a potentially dangerous and unproven treatment belonging to StemImmune Inc. in San Diego, California, and administered to patients at the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, California. On behalf of the FDA, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 the U.S. Marshals Service seized five vials of Vaccinia Virus Vaccine (Live) – a vaccine that is reserved only for people at high risk for smallpox, such as some members of the military. Each of the vials originally contained 100 doses of the vaccine, and although...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA acts to remove unproven, potentially harmful treatment used in ‘ stem cell ’ centers targeting vulnerable patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took decisive action to prevent the use of a potentially dangerous and unproven treatment belonging to StemImmune Inc. in San Diego, California, and administered to patients at the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, California. On behalf of the FDA, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 the U.S. Marshals Service seized five vials of Vaccinia Virus Vaccine (Live) – a vaccine that is reserved only for people at high risk for smallpox, such as some members of the military. Each of the vials originally contained 100 doses of the vaccine, and althoug...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Seeking the secret ingredient in the original smallpox vaccine
(Publicase Comunica ç ã o Cient í fica) Thanks to a secret vaccine ingredient as well as a net of worldwide researchers and successful vaccination campaigns, smallpox was finally eradicated in 1977. A new study entitled 'Revisiting Jenner's mysteries, the role of the Beaugency lymph in the evolutionary path of ancient smallpox vaccines' and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides an in-depth investigation of the mysteries associated with the development of smallpox vaccine and is a rich and interesting account of how the vaccine lymph was spread worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectiou...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Off-the-shelf DNA can be used to manufacture biological weapons, stunned scientists discover
(Natural News) A team of researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have successfully recreated a virus known as horsepox, which contains similar characteristics as smallpox. According to the research team, the goal of the process was to improve the current techniques in vaccine development and improve public safety. However, the researchers did not disclose how they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergent BioSolutions to buy Sanofi ’s smallpox vaccine business for $125m
US-based Emergent BioSolutions has entered an agreement to buy the ACAM2000, smallpox vaccine business of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi for up to $125m. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research: Report of the Eighteenth Meeting
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This 58-page report summarizes the 18th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research, held on November 2-3, 2016. The Advisory Committee reviewed the implications for its upcoming work in light of the 69th World Health Assembly's decision to have a substantive agenda item at the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019 on the destruction of smallpox virus stocks. It was also updated on continuing research projects using live variola virus for the development of diagnostic tests, animal models, smallpox vaccines, and antiviral and therapeutic agents. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fixing pharma's broken commercial model
Pharma is fast emerging from a golden era of high profit margins and a largely unblemished reputation that saw the industry ride the crest of a lucrative wave for many years.In recent year, the landscape has changed as leaner health budgets prompt payers to demand lower prices and greater value, empowered patients demand better care, and advances in medicines result in ageing populations with more complex and chronic diseases.Add to that tighter regulations around industry access to physicians, increased competition, a rise in generic medicines and the behaviour of a small number of companies causing scandals that have has...
Source: EyeForPharma - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Osbourne Source Type: news

Fixing Pharma's Broken Commercial Model
Pharma is fast emerging from a golden era of high profit margins and a largely unblemished reputation that saw the industry ride the crest of a lucrative wave for many years.In recent years, the landscape has changed as leaner health budgets prompt payers to demand lower prices and greater value, empowered patients demand better care, and advances in medicines result in ageing populations with more complex and chronic diseases.Add to that tighter regulations around industry access to physicians, increased competition, a rise in generic medicines and the behaviour of a small number of companies causing scandals that have se...
Source: EyeForPharma - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Osborne Source Type: news

17th Century strain of smallpox retrieved from partial mummified remains of Lithuanian child
New genetic research suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an ancient disease but a much more modern killer that went on to become the first human disease eradicated by vaccination. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smallpox, once thought an ancient disease, may have emerged in more recent times
(McMaster University) New genetic research from an international team including McMaster University, University of Helsinki, Vilnius University and the University of Sydney, suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an ancient disease but a much more modern killer that went on to become the first human disease eradicated by vaccination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic closes enrolment for Phase III study of smallpox vaccines
Biopharmaceutical firm Bavarian Nordic has completed enrolment for its Phase III study of smallpox vaccines, IMVAMUNE and ACAM2000. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Discovery's Edge: Foreseeing the future of vaccines
Since the first vaccine paved the way for the near-eradication of smallpox over 200 years ago, societies have looked to vaccines as a means to stop the spread of infectious diseases. Today the same concepts are being called upon for new disease threats including Ebola and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS),?and the continued reemergence of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Doctor's World: A Lieutenant in Eradicating Smallpox Remembers the General
How Dr. Donald A. Henderson, who died in August, turned a flailing measles program into a first in medicine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, M.D. Tags: Smallpox Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Henderson, Donald A United States Agency for International Development Source Type: news

Why you can't find safe vaccines
(NaturalNews) The very first vaccine was for smallpox. It turned out to be a disaster, increasing the death rates and incidence of smallpox, while causing numerous serious side effects.(Article by Michelle Goldstein, republished from VacTruth.com)Likewise, the polio vaccine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Of Today, The Americas Are Finally Measles-Free
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday. The milestone was confirmed after no cases of the highly contagious disease originating in the Americas were recorded in at least three years, the PAHO said. “This is truly a historic deed,” said Carissa Etienne, director of the PAHO, which serves as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional off...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

As Of Today, The Americas Are Finally Measles-Free
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday. The milestone was confirmed after no cases of the highly contagious disease originating in the Americas were recorded in at least three years, the PAHO said. “This is truly a historic deed,” said Carissa Etienne, director of the PAHO, which serves as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional off...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Pledge Billions To Fight All Disease
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to “cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children’s lifetime.” Speaking through tears at a San Francisco event to announce the initiative, Chan said she hoped to spare parents the pain she had seen while delivering difficult news as a pediatrician. “In those moments and in many others we’re at the limit of what we understand about the human body and disease, the science behind medicine, the limit of our ability to alleviate suffering. We want to push back that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government £40 million investment for arthritis research
The Department of Health has announced that over the next five years, over£40 million will be rewarded toarthritis-related research projects. This amount falls within a larger investment of£816 million. The£816 million of funding has been awarded to 20 biomedical research centres through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Each of the funded centres is a collaboration between an NHS organisation and a university partner, and will apply their research expertise to a variety of different research themes and health conditions.  Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, said:"The UK has so often...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 14, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

D.A. Henderson, who led effort to eradicate smallpox, dies at 87
(Reuters) - Donald A. Henderson, who headed the World Health Organization vaccination effort that wiped out smallpox in 1977 and later became a U.S. bioterrorism expert, has died from complications following a hip fracture, officials said on Sunday. He was 87. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dr. Donald A. Henderson, Who Helped End Smallpox, Dies at 87
Starting in 1966, Dr. Henderson, known as D.A., led the World Health Organization ’ s war on the smallpox virus, and achieved success astonishingly quickly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Henderson, Donald A Deaths (Obituaries) Smallpox Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation World Health Organization Somalia Africa Source Type: news

New report highlights more than 250 vaccines in development
More than 200 years ago, the first vaccine was developed for smallpox, and now, the disease has been eradicated worldwide. And in the United States, the transmission of poliovirus, measles and rubella have been eliminated. These are examples of tremendous scientific progress, and through our growing understanding of how these and other diseases work at the molecular level, many new therapeutic and preventative vaccines have been developed. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - August 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development Vaccines Prevention Source Type: news

New report highlights more than 250 therapeutic and preventative vaccines in development
More than 200 years ago, the first vaccine was developed for smallpox, and now, the disease has been eradicated worldwide. And in the United States, the transmission of poliovirus, measles and rubella have been eliminated. These are examples of tremendous scientific progress and through our growing understanding of how these and other diseases work at the molecular level, many new therapeutic and preventative vaccines have been developed. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - August 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development Vaccines Prevention Source Type: news

Alaska scientist receives $1.6 million award for vaccine research
(University of Alaska Fairbanks) A treatment credited with saving about nine million lives a year worldwide and bringing major human diseases including smallpox, tetanus, whooping cough and polio under some degree of control is said to have begun with a milkmaid, a boy, a cow and a doctor about two hundred years ago.Yet in all that time, the details of how the treatment actually works are still unclear. Dr. Andrea Ferrante, a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist, hopes to change that. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Russia – A Country In Focus
By Sue Lee, Technical Portfolio Manager, World Courier The largest country in the world, Russia is bigger than Pluto at 16.6million km2, and is separated from the USA by less than 4 km. Still nominally at war since 1945 with Japan over the Kuril Islands, it has 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water in a single lake, Lake Baikal. It spans nine time zones, has 28 official languages and has the world’s longest railway. The first Russian child to receive the vaccine against smallpox was called “Vaccinov,” given a pension, and observed throughout his life. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - May 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Russia Is An Atrractive Market For Clinical Trials
By Sue Lee, Technical Portfolio Manager, World Courier The largest country in the world, Russia is bigger than Pluto at 16.6million km2, and is separated from the USA by less than 4 km. Still nominally at war since 1945 with Japan over the Kuril Islands, it has 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water in a single lake, Lake Baikal. It spans nine time zones, has 28 official languages and has the world’s longest railway. The first Russian child to receive the vaccine against smallpox was called “Vaccinov,” given a pension, and observed throughout his life. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - May 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

[Feature] The Truest Test
Over the past few years, there has been a surge in studies that intentionally infect volunteers with a wide variety of pathogens to test novel drugs and vaccines. The so-called "human challenge model" has a long and checkered past that began with 18th century experiments by smallpox vaccine developer Edward Jenner and later fell under intense scrutiny when they were conducted by Nazi doctors, military researchers, and academic scientists working with prisoners. Today, challenge experiments follow strict ethical guidelines, minimize risks to volunteers at every turn, and face increased scrutiny from regulatory age...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jon Cohen Source Type: news

Op-Docs: Errol Morris: ‘Demon in the Freezer’
Smallpox has inflicted untold suffering and death. So why are we keeping it around? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERROL MORRIS Tags: Smallpox Viruses Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Source Type: news

Contributions of Islamic Theology to Modern Day Public Health
Exploring Islam's contribution to public health has been an astounding journey for me. Working across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia in Muslim majority countries, I'm amazed at not only the history of Islamic theology in contributing to our modern day understanding of public health, but also its potential to improve its practice. Yet, what is puzzling is that very little attention is given to the relationship between Islam and public health, especially in academia. Practices of good hygiene and nutrition, disease prevention, and infectious disease control-- recognized as hallmarks of public health today, were supp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking Science: Facts About Vaccines and Herd Immunity
This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity. But first... What exactly IS a vaccine? A vaccine is a biological agent that stimulates a person's immune system to produce immunity to a specific pathogen, protecting the person from a disease. That's how vaccines work. You get an inactivated, attenuated, or a portion of the version of the pathogen you're hoping to avoid. According to the CDC, routine vaccines given to children in the last two decades will prevent hundreds of millions illnesses, tens of millions h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking Science: Facts About Vaccines and Herd Immunity
This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity. But first... What exactly IS a vaccine? A vaccine is a biological agent that stimulates a person's immune system to produce immunity to a specific pathogen, protecting the person from a disease. That's how vaccines work. You get an inactivated, attenuated, or a portion of the version of the pathogen you're hoping to avoid. According to the CDC, routine vaccines given to children in the last two decades will prevent hundreds of millions illnesses, tens of millions h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccines are useless against GMO bioweapons; boosting non-specific immune system is best defense, says former Soviet scientist
(NaturalNews) The deliberate manufacture by governments of deadly biological weapons containing diseases like smallpox and plague is nothing new. But the threat of these agents being used as weapons of war in today's world is escalating, says a former Soviet scientist, who told PBS's... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Disease Can Still Get You Quarantined For Months -- And It's On The Rise
In August 2014, Kate O’Brien, a 34-year-old media producer from Brooklyn, found out she was expecting her second child. She was ecstatic. But this pregnancy didn't proceed like the first. For the next few months, O'Brien had a cold she couldn't shake. She woke up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. She wanted to blame it on her pregnancy, yet she kept losing weight. She could barely eat. She coughed up balls of bloody mucus. Her throat burned. None of her doctors could figure out what was wrong. A physician sent her to Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan in January 2015, when, at five months pregnant, sh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

He Looks At Tuberculosis Death Toll And Wonders Why You're Not Worried
Aaron Motsoaledi is tired of delivering the same spiel over and over again. No matter how many times the charismatic health minister of South Africa speaks out, people don’t seem to grasp the threat presented by tuberculosis, now the No. 1 infectious killer in the world. “People think it’s a curable disease that’s been there for ages, so what’s new? I think that’s the mentality,” Dr. Motsoaledi told The Huffington Post. As chair of the Stop TB Partnership, a group of public and private leaders hosted through the United Nations Office for Project Service, he has seen the eyes o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Use of Vaccinia Virus Smallpox Vaccine in Laboratory and Health Care Personnel at Risk for Occupational Exposure to Orthopoxviruses — Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC Publishes Smallpox Vaccine Recommendations (FREE)
By the Editors The CDC has published updated guidelines on using vaccinia … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 18, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Curing Cancer Is Not a ‘Moonshot’
Here are some things that have been compared to moonshots: Google Books, nuclear fusion, Google Glass, artificial brains, drone delivery, getting from New York to London in one hour, a really big home run. Here are some things that actually are moonshots: going to the moon. Of all of the metaphors that have gotten shiny at the elbows, it’s the beleaguered “moonshot” that may be the worst. President Obama rolled it out again during his final State of the Union address when, expressing a desire to cure cancer once and for all, he called for a moonshot to get the job done. The audience applauded as audiences...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Cancer health moonshot NASA President Kennedy President Nixon President Obama state of the union War on Cancer Source Type: news

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Source: Pediatric Health Associates - September 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

New clues on the history of the smallpox vaccine virus
Given the fear that the variola virus could be reintroduced to humans in weaponized form, new generations of smallpox vaccines are highly needed. A new study provides fresh insights on the relationship among the vaccinia strains used to eradicate smallpox in the world and indicates that differently than previously thought, the Dryvax virus that led to the second-generation of smallpox vaccine in the USA is closely related to the Brazilian strain and might as well have come from the French and not the British. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news