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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: New Zoster Vaccine Worth Waiting For (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers
Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANERI PATTANI Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim beefs up St. Joe manufacturing after merger
After closing its mega-merger with Merial this year, Boehringer Ingelheim slowly began ramping up its animal health manufacturing in St. Joseph. The company confirmed that it would increase production capacity as it transfers products from its former Fort Dodge, Iowa, facility. Elanco U.S. Inc. acquired the facility from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health in 2016, as well as a portfolio of its vaccine products, for $885 million as part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial. The St.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Can Clinicians Influence Influenza Vaccination Rates? Can Clinicians Influence Influenza Vaccination Rates?
What can you say to convince a hesitant patient that influenza vaccine is necessary?Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

New influenza vaccine for over 65s 'could prevent 1,700 deaths'
Around 1,700 influenza-related deaths in the UK could be avoided every year if people over the age of 65 switched to a new type of vaccination, analysis has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike
Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccine cultists try to explain away newly discovered link between flu shots and spontaneous abortions
(Natural News) A recent study published in the journal Vaccine showed that there was a “strong association” between repeated seasonal flu shots and miscarriages. For anyone skeptical of vaccines, this finding, while saddening, is not exactly surprising. Why wouldn’t injecting a pregnant woman with a toxic cocktail of viruses, adjuvants and mercury cause a miscarriage? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the elimination of nonmedical exemptions for school vaccinations, but not everyone thinks legislation is the solution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Tooth decay vaccine could end visits to the dentist
The jab, developed by a team of Chinese scientists, offers a dose of proteins that are effective at removing build-ups of plaque responsible for cavities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fever in under 5s: assessment and initial management: Clinical guideline [CG160]
This guideline covers the assessment and early management of fever with no obvious cause in children aged under 5. It aims to improve clinical assessment and help healthcare professionals diagnose serious illness among young children who present with fever in primary and secondary care. In August 2017, recommendation 1.2.1.2 was added to cross-refer to the NICE guideline on sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management. Recommendation 1.4.3.3 was also added, to highlight that clinicians should not use a response to antipyretic therapy alone as a means to differentiate between serious and non-serious infection. A foot...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Parents Urged to Vaccinate Children
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has warned that his department may not achieve its set targets if anti-vaccine lobby groups continue to mislead parents about the efficacy of immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BREAKING: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. calls for extradition of CDC vaccine criminal mastermind Poul Thorsen to face charges of criminal scientific misconduct
(Natural News) Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) and his team at World Mercury Project have drafted up a new report that reveals the criminal conduct of CDC consultant and vaccine cultist Poul Thorsen. With an overwhelming body of evidence, RFK Jr is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take action and extradite Poul... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Security flaw: "Smart" drug syringes found to be hackable
(Natural News) As if the safety and efficacy of some vaccines weren’t already in question, now technology is making syringes less safe as well. “Smart” syringes, anyway. As reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail, smart syringes, which are wireless-controlled devices used to administer medications through IVs, are now subject to hacking and, thus, have become... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer industry frustrated that children treated with chemotherapy aren't getting enough HPV vaccines
(Natural News) The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the panel that makes vaccine policy recommendations for the mainstream medical community, has for several years now been pushing for the routine HPV vaccination of young boys and girls. Their recommendation has also been endorsed by many other health organizations. Along with the rest of the adolescent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
Title: Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

BU: Resurgence of whooping cough may owe to vaccine's inability to prevent infections
(Boston University School of Medicine) The startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers argue in a new journal article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Investigators may unlock mystery of how staph cells dodge the body's immune system
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system, offering a clearer picture of how a successful vaccine would work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditions
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may justify for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influenza vaccines in 50- to 64-year-old adults with chronic illnesses, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or cancer, to determine if they do provide considerably better protection than the currently recommended standard dose quadrivalent vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

Why is the flu vaccine so mediocre?
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
Lines are long and constant at pop-up clinics around San Diego, where hundreds of people have waited to get free hepatitis A vaccines. There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading. Mireya Villarreal reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
Combination strategy fully protects lab monkeys, studies find (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, AIDS, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Vaccine industry celebrates Disneyland measles outbreak operation as a huge success, seeks to model similar outbreaks for more fear propaganda
(Natural News) There’s nothing quite as effective as a good outbreak story to keep the masses in line when it comes to vaccines. While resistance to vaccine mandates and the CDC’s vaccination schedule have been steadily growing in recent years, there is no doubt that the mainstream media can manipulate an outbreak story very effectively... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting HIV on Many Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
Combination strategy fully protects lab monkeys, studies find (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Read Barack Obama ’s Speech Bashing the GOP’s ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
In conclusion, each of us can make a difference, and I know I’m preaching to the choir here because otherwise you wouldn’t be a goalkeeper. But many of you are young and maybe have only seen forward momentum and may not have seen backward momentum yet. Many of you may confront hurdles and roadblocks and disappointments in the future. And when that happens, that’s the test. The test is not how you feel when things are going good or when you are at a cool conference in New York with Bill and Melinda Gates, and Will I Am. The test is when you’re in the field and you’re on the ground and you are d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama onetime Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can Get a Free Flu Shot This Fall
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Klein / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized cvs flu shot flu season 2017 flu vaccine free flu shot medicine target flu shot urgent care flu shot walgreens flu shot walmart flu shot where can i get a flu shot Source Type: news

Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
Combination strategy fully protects lab monkeys, studies find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2017-18 Flu Season
CDC's seasonal flu vaccination campaign materials are available to assist partners in communicating about the importance of vaccination. This digital toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web assets, and media prep material. This material is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Evaluates Recent Study Linking Flu Vaccine, Miscarriage
Although evidence indicates that influenza vaccination is safe during pregnancy, data are limited for women in their first trimester, prompting a recent study that examined the incidence of miscarriage in women who received the vaccine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care 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

HPV vaccine does NOT cause fertility problems
Boston researchers say the anti-cancer HPV jab has a protective effect on fertility. Both HPV infection and the vaccine itself has been linked to reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations
The latest CDC influenza vaccination recommendations outline which vaccine products should--and which should not--be used to protect against flu this season.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- A combination antibody strategy could be the key to halting the spread of HIV, according to results from two promising animal studies. Two separate research groups completely protected their own sets of lab monkeys from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine 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

Nigeria: WHO Begins Cholera Vaccination for One Million in Borno
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

National Cancer Institute designates UCLA brain cancer program a site of research excellence
The brain cancer program at UCLA ’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Brain Tumor Center has been designated a Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE, by the National Cancer Institute, making it one of only five brain cancer programs nationwide to receive this national recognition and substantial rese arch funding.The designation comes with an $11.4 million, five-year grant that recognizes UCLA ’s brain cancer program as one of the best in the country. The program supports research into the prevention, detection and treatment of one of the most lethal and deadly cancers, which often...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak hits major city after 2 cases confirmed
Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients give a thumbs-up to flu jabs service
NHS England has shared the results of the patient questionnaire for the flu vaccination service in 2016/17, showing that the community pharmacy service was highly valued by patients last year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary HPV Screening Detects More Lesions Than Cytology in Vaccinated Population (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Human papillomavirus (HPV) screening — compared with cytology-based screening — is associated with higher detection rates for precancerous cervical … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid enter deal for varicella vaccine technology in Russia
Indian healthcare company Zydus Cadila has entered an exclusive agreement with Pharm Aid for the technology expertise of varicella vaccine production in Russia to prevent chickenpox. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Massive corruption and criminal misconduct uncovered at the CDC; World Mercury Project issues call for extradition of vaccine research criminal
(Natural News) Activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose work to expose the connection between mercury-laced vaccines and increased autism rates has earned him wide praise and plaudits, has released a new report which describes a number of criminal acts allegedly committed by employees and consultants working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant Parents Flu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant Parents
Clinicians can use this information to help parents make the decision to have their children vaccinated against influenza.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Strategies for Cancer Prevention
September 29, 2017 12:30-1:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Futile: Prostate Cancer Vaccine Phase 3 Trial Ends Futile: Prostate Cancer Vaccine Phase 3 Trial Ends
Prostvac is an immunotherapy designed to induce T-cell responses and thus kill prostate cancer cells. As a monotherapy, it is not effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: Flu vaccines don't work in the elderly, new science shows ... U.S. media total blackout
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the same authority that determines the national vaccination schedule, notes that those most at risk of complications from the flu virus are children younger than 5, but particularly those under the age of 2; pregnant women; people in nursing homes; and adults over the age... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid Ltd. enter into an exclusive agreement for vaccine technology in Russia
Through this agreement, Zydus gains access to the public and private market segments in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shingles Quiz: Symptoms, Vaccine & Pictures
Title: Shingles Quiz: Symptoms, Vaccine& PicturesCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/11/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 5:50:16 PM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 19, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'
Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BU: HPV vaccine associated with improved fertility in some women
(Boston University School of Medicine) More than 40 percent of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could affect future fertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news