Medical News Today: New antibacterial defense mechanism discovered in the nose
Scientists have found a new antibacterial defensive 'swarm' in the nose. It helps explain how the airway protects itself from bacteria in the air. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO, Ministry Train Health Workers On Compassionate Use of Ebola Vaccine
[WHO] As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak escalates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda is ticking all the boxes to ensure that the country is able to respond effectively should there be a confirmed case of Ebola in the country. As of 13th November 2018, there were 295 confirmed cases with 209 death and still counting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS England is blaming GP practices for over-65s flu vaccine chaos
GP practices had'more than enough time' to place their orders for the new over-65s flu vaccine, NHS England has said.  As practices and pharmacies are still having to turn away patients due to problems securing stocks of the adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV), NHS England has suggested GPs are to blame for the mess, according to the Daily Mail. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

California forced vaccinations a blatant violation of the Nuremberg Code that outlawed medical experiments on humans
(Natural News) As California’s forests are going up in flames, you might wonder whether the bureaucrats of California actually care about children at all. If they did, they wouldn’t be forcing dangerous, deadly vaccinations onto the children of the state, in total violation of the Nuremberg Code that was created to halt the Nazi practice... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Low levels linked to compromised immune function
(Natural News) From the day a child is born, to every “well baby” doctor visit thereafter, Americans are trained to believe that vaccination is immunization. If you don’t receive every recommended dose of vaccine on time, as scheduled, you are putting your child and the community at risk… so we’re told. What if healthy immune... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Ebola Vaccination Kicks Off in Rwenzori Sub-Region
[Monitor] Vaccination of all health workers against the deadly Ebola disease has kicked off in the Rwenzori Sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meningitis progress lags substantially behind that of other preventable diseases
(Meningitis Research Foundation) The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Global Burden of Disease study showed that meningitis deaths reduced by just 21 percent globally between 1990-2016, whereas other preventable diseases such as measles, tetanus, and diarrhea due to rotavirus saw declines of 93 percent, 90.7 percent, and 57.9 percent, respectively, suggesting that progress in meningitis could have been substantially faster. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New way to manipulate immune cells may treat cancer, autoimmune disease
Altering levels of a molecule that T cells need to grow could help the body fight cancer and lead to new treatments for autoimmune disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio
Pakistan launches yet another vaccination drive against polio, targeting millions of children under 5 years of age (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Checkup: The War to End All Measles
Young people who went to war 100 years ago often died from what are now preventable childhood diseases. We can try to keep today ’ s children a little safer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Measles Mumps Children and Childhood Preventive Medicine Vaccination and Immunization World War I (1914-18) Parenting Source Type: news

Canada falling short on flu vaccinations: internal report
The Public Health Agency of Canada is failing to meet its flu vaccination goals as Canadians continue to balk at rolling up their sleeves. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

First Universal Flu Vaccine to Enter Phase 3 Trial
Numerous experimental vaccines that aim to provide multi-season protection are in human studies. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 12, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Immunisation - WHO Collates Empty Viles for Accountability
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) is collating empty viles of polio vaccines used in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State for accountability, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Breakthrough in understanding how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses
(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Breakthrough in understanding how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defences
(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China proposes new laws on vaccine management
China has proposed new draft laws on vaccine management which seek to tighten the supervision and management of how vaccines enter the country's market and will also require stricter management of their production, research and distribution. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

RFK Jr. wins case against U.S. government for vaccine safety violations
(Natural News) Del Bigtree, founder of Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), teamed up with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to take on the U.S. government by filing suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for vaccine safety violations — and they won. This is big news for all concerned with the topic of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcry as boys' HPV 'catch-up' is rejected by the government
The MoS has learnt that Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Vaccines Minister Steve Brine have rejected this extension for boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS bosses and GPs are blaming each other for flu jab fiasco 
Thousands of elderly patients have not yet been vaccinated after surgeries and chemists ran out of stock. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biotech unicorn Moderna files for IPO of up to $500M
One of the biotech industry's largest unicorns, Cambridge-based Moderna Therapeutics, is planning to go public with an IPO of as much as $500 million, according to documents filed Friday. Moderna is developing messenger RNA molecules, including cancer vaccines, that executives estimates could impact dozens of diseases. The company currently has 10 drug products in clinical trials and another 11 drugs in preclinical development. The company filed documents with the SEC on Friday t o seek up to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Biotech unicorn Moderna files for IPO of up to $500M
One of the biotech industry's largest unicorns, Cambridge-based Moderna Therapeutics, is planning to go public with an IPO of as much as $500 million, according to documents filed Friday. Moderna is developing messenger RNA molecules, including cancer vaccines, that executives estimates could impact dozens of diseases. The company currently has 10 drug products in clinical trials and another 11 drugs in preclinical development. The company filed documents with the SEC on Friday t o seek up to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Health Record Prompts Can Improve Hepatitis Diagnosis Health Record Prompts Can Improve Hepatitis Diagnosis
Despite guidelines, one in five people with HIV have not been tested for hepatitis C and one in three have not been vaccinated for hepatitis B. Can electronic health record reminders change this?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Safety for Frontline Health Workers Paramount to Ebola Response and Global Health Security
November 09, 2018The threat in DRC may no longer be containable and could become endemic.US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield came to Capitol Hill in Washington Monday with an ominous warning:The current Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now so serious that it might not be containable and could become endemic.TheWorld Health Organization (WHO) reports this week that there are now 300 cases of the virus and 186 deaths since the outbreak was declared four months ago. Twenty-seven health workers have been infected and three have died.Key to ending the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Child vaccinations and development checks ‘prevent admissions’
Vaccinations and developmental checks reduce likelihood of hospital visits during childhood, a study by UK researchers has confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hepatitis A linked to Charlotte's Village Tavern, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at a Charlotte restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St., was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Hepatitis A linked to Charlotte's Village Tavern, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at a Charlotte restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St., was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Viewers outraged as shouting mother claims MMR vaccine 'doesn't work'
A mother-of-three, Biba Tanya, has been called a 'screaming banshee' for her animated performance on Good Morning Britain today in which she argued with Dr Hilary Jones about the MMR vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Would Two Flu Shots Protect Me Better Than One?
Booster doses can make the flu vaccine more effective, but the benefit is limited to a few specific groups. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Influenza Source Type: news

Over-65s struggling to get flu vaccine after improved batch was ordered months later than usual 
Barbara Thomas, 75 and from Billingshurst, West Sussex has found herself unable to get the flu jab as her surgery has been low on supplies and many patients have been turned away. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Dept: Hepatitis A linked to SouthPark restaurant, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at this SouthPark restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked on Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  The Village Tavern is located at 4201 Congress St., Suite 190. “Acc ording to the Centers for Disease Control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Health Dept: Hepatitis A linked to SouthPark restaurant, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at this SouthPark restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked on Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  The Village Tavern is located at 4201 Congress St., Suite 190. “Acc ording to the Centers for Disease Control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

CDC Confirms First Death Related to Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey
(NEW YORK) — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn’t have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said 164 people have fallen ill in 35 states, with the most recent case being reported on Oct. 20. No products have been recalled, and the agency hasn’t recommended that people avoid turkey. But it said it believes the outbreak is widespread and ongoing, and it reminded people to properly cook and handle turkey with Thanksgiving...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized California Death health onetime Source Type: news

What Novavax needs for success as it advances blockbuster vaccine candidates
As Novavax Inc. continues to push its flu and RSV vaccine candidates through clinical trials, the Gaithersburg biotech is inching closer to both finish lines, expecting new data within a few months. And, as Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) CEO Stanley Erck said on a Wednesday earnings call, “We are preparing for success.” The company is now three to four months away from reporting results for its two lead vaccine programs. For both — heavily watched vaccine candidate NanoFlu, completing phase 2 trials,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Survivors Benefit From HPV Vaccine Childhood Cancer Survivors Benefit From HPV Vaccine
When healthcare providers recommend the HPV vaccine to survivors of childhood cancer, the patients take the advice to heart and are more likely to get vaccinated, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vaccination Strategy Can Prevent a Deadly Childhood Infection
The sound of pertussis, or whooping cough, is terrifying. It is the sound of someone coughing violently, and then gasping for air; the gasp is the “whoop” sound. Whooping cough is a highly contagious, potentially fatal respiratory disease, and a big problem in Texas. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indonesia is set to face a measles epidemic after Muslim clerics declared its vaccine 'sinful'
Vaccinations rates in Indonesia against measles and rubella have plummeted from the recommended 95 per cent to as low as just eight per cent. Gelatine is added as a stabiliser to vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- The herpes zoster adjuvant recombinant subunit vaccine may be more effective than the live attenuated vaccine, though it is associated with an increased risk for adverse events at the injection site, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccine court admits that the chickenpox vaccine permanently disabled a young boy
(Natural News) While vaccine makers and the mainstream media continue to deny that vaccines can be harmful, the vaccine court in the United States is quietly awarding money to victims of vaccine injuries, and after a protracted legal battle, the Department of Health and Human Services has even admitted the chickenpox vaccine caused one boy’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding the HPV Vaccine
-- The HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus, which has been shown to cause cancer in males and females, the American Cancer Society says. More than 270 million doses have been administered since 2006, reports the society, saying studies... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding the HPV Vaccine
Title: Health Tip: Understanding the HPV VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating best practices preparing for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being whe...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Researchers closer to gonorrhea vaccine after exhaustive analysis of proteins
(Oregon State University) In a study of proteins historic in its scope, researchers have pushed closer both to a vaccine for gonorrhea and toward understanding why the bacteria that cause the disease are so good at fending off antimicrobial drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

InDevR's VaxArray platform to tackle measles-Rubella vaccines
(InDevR, Inc.) InDevR announced today that it will pursue proof of concept development for new VaxArray potency assays for measles (M) and rubella vaccines sponsored by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. The long-term objective is to create in vitro measles and rubella potency assays in order to deliver high quality MR vaccines to market faster and with lower production costs. The project will leverage the multiplexed VaxArray platform, which was first developed and validated for more efficient potency testing of influenza vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Frontline Workers Vaccinated in Bid to Halt Spread of Deadly Ebola
[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO), and Ugandan Ministry of Health, have begun vaccinating frontline health workers in the country against Ebola, in a bid to stop an outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic of Congo (DRC) from crossing the border. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An autoimmune disease variant of IgG1 modulates B cell activation and differentiation
The maintenance of autoreactive B cells in a quiescent state is crucial for preventing autoimmunity. Here we identify a variant of human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) with a Gly396->Arg substitution (hIgG1-G396R), which positively correlates with systemic lupus erythematosus. In induced lupus models, murine homolog Gly390->Arg (G390R) knockin mice generate excessive numbers of plasma cells, leading to a burst of broad-spectrum autoantibodies. This enhanced production of antibodies is also observed in hapten-immunized G390R mice, as well as in influenza-vaccinated human G396R homozygous carriers. This variant potentiates t...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chen, X., Sun, X., Yang, W., Yang, B., Zhao, X., Chen, S., He, L., Chen, H., Yang, C., Xiao, L., Chang, Z., Guo, J., He, J., Zhang, F., Zheng, F., Hu, Z., Yang, Z., Lou, J., Zheng, W., Qi, H., Xu, C., Zhang, H., Shan, H., Zhou, X.-j., Wang, Q., Shi, Y., L Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Guidance for GP practices in England: advice for patients aged 65 years and over regarding 2018/19 flu vaccination: Letter from Pauline Philip
NHS England has written to GP practices to highlight the support in place to manage this year ’s phased delivery of the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) for flu which is recommended for people over 65. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CDC Provides Influenza Updates, New Clinician Resources
The CDC recently issued an update on the current flu season and published resources to help clinicians make a strong recommendation that their patients receive the flu vaccine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Vaccinate Health Workers Amid Contagion Fears Along DRC Border
[RFI] Uganda planned to start vaccinating some of its health workers against Ebola on Wednesday, making it in the first country in the world to give the vaccine without experiencing an active outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is the mysterious "polio-like disease" sweeping America caused by vaccines? Herbicide exposure?
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control recently revealed they are investigating 155 possible cases of “polio-like syndrome,” or acute flaccid myelitis. So far, 80 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been confirmed in 25 states, as of November 2, 2018. While health officials say they “don’t know” what’s causing the outbreak of polio-like symptoms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Wants to Manufacture Its Own Vaccines
[Deutsche Welle] Vaccinations save lives, but African countries almost always have to import the necessary serums. Now some governments are talking about producing vaccines locally - but it's not that simple. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news