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Progress in Childhood Vaccination Data Progress in Childhood Vaccination Data
Are immunization information systems, which collect and manage immunization data, making progress in generating quality data concerning childhood vaccination coverage?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later
FINDINGSA new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall.Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time, because Chikungunya has a shorter incubation period — just two days, versus 10 days for Zika. The latter finding explains why a late-2015 Zika epidemic in Rio de Janeiro ended while the number of Chikungunya cases increased in February 2016.BACKGROUNDViruses transmitted by insects can lead to serious health repercussions. Zika is linked to birth defects, and up to 1 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researcher deliberately injected Americans with herpes
A researcher illegally injected people eight Americans in Illinois with a live herpes virus in an unregulated experiment for a vaccine that is now backed by billionaire Peter Thiel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual Flu Shot Won't Weaken Your Immune System
There's no evidence to support the notion that people who get the flu vaccine every year somehow "weaken" their immune system over time, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Guideline on HBV Released by ACP, CDC Clinical Guideline on HBV Released by ACP, CDC
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise vaccination and screening of adults at risk for HBV, including those who are unvaccinated, and linkage to care for infected individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Diabetes symptoms: Could THIS vaccine PREVENT the condition?
DIABETES could be prevented by having an enterovirus vaccine - a jab to prevent one of the most common viruses affecting humans - scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting Annual Flu Shot Won't Weaken Your Immune System
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 -- There's no evidence to support the notion that people who get the flu vaccine every year somehow " weaken " their immune system over time, researchers say. In fact, annual vaccination seemed tied to stronger immune cell... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New findings to help HIV scientists establish 'template' for potent antibodies
(International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) New data published today in Immunity further illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. Led by scientists at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the results offer important insight into a potential AIDS vaccine design. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pneumonia: Treatment with vaccines instead of antibiotics
(University of Zurich) A properly functioning immune system is key to resolve bacterial pneumonia. Researchers from the University Children's Hospital Zurich and UZH working with an international team have now found that specific immune cells are crucial for recovery. The researchers' work paves the way for developing new vaccines, which would also counteract the emerging resistance to antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The war on children's health: From vaccines and pharmaceuticals to sex changes and attacks on parental rights, our future is at risk
(Natural News) For all of the talk these days about “progress,” society sure seems to be taking at least three steps back for every one step “forward.” People are fatter and unhealthier than ever; culture at large has been dumbed down to something almost completely unrecognizable from even just 10 years ago; and perhaps most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SMS Reminders Moderately Effective for Flu Vaccination
One additional high - risk patient immunized for every 29 SMSs sent, costing $ 3.48 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Why India ’s High Court Should Overturn Decision to Grant Vaccine Patent to Pfizer
The unmerited patent on Pfizer ’s lifesaving pneumonia vaccine would limit access to children worldwide. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

MSF: India's Decision to Give Pfizer Unmerited Patent on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine Limits Access for Children Globally
Press releaseMSF: India's Decision to Give Pfizer Unmerited Patent on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine Limits Access for Children GloballyNovember 20, 2017At High Court of Delhi hearing tomorrow, Doctors Without Borders will urge India to remain the “pharmacy of the developing world” and rethink decision that solidifies Pfizer monopoly on critical pneumonia vaccine (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

ACP and CDC issue recommendations for hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and care
(American College of Physicians) Reducing chronic hepatitis B infections by screening at-risk adults, increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates, and linking infected persons to care is a public health priority, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MSF Continues Efforts to Reduce Pneumonia Vaccine Price so More Kids Can Be Protected
Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is challenging a recent Indian court decision to give U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer a patent it doesn't deserve on its pneumonia vaccine Prevnar13 (PCV13). This decision solidifies Pfizer's monopoly across the globe and prevents vaccine manufacturers in India from making and selling more affordable versions of PCV13 for people in India and other countries where the patent exists until 2026. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Flu Shot Could Help Your Kid Avoid Hospital
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- There's an easy way for parents to help cut their child's chances of ending up in the hospital with the flu -- get them vaccinated, researchers say. For the new study, the Canadian researchers analyzed the medical records of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Government advisers back adjuvanted flu vaccine for over 65s from 2018
Government advisers have concluded that adjuvanted flu vaccines are clinically more effective and more cost-effective for patients aged over 65 than vaccines currently used in the UK. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Influenza Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the immune system?
The immune system defends our body against " foreign " invaders. Here, we explain how it works, and the cells, organs, and tissues that are involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children
(Public Health Ontario) Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Tied to Reduced Respiratory Papillomatosis Rate
Reduction in incidence of juvenile - onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis from 2012 to 2016 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail Studies Receive High Ratings
[New Dawn] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) has received high marks for its ongoing research program in Liberia. PREVAIL is a joint Liberia-U.S. clinical research program established in 2014 in response to a request by former Liberian Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwinnegale to then U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to assist Liberia develop vaccines and therapeutics to tackle Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma
This study investigated the association of HBV infection and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Might HBV vaccination reduce the risk in certain populations?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A structural clue to attacking malaria's 'Achilles heel'
(Scripps Research Institute) New research could boost the development of a more potent vaccine against the global killer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine
The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibody-dependent enhancement of severe dengue disease in humans
For dengue viruses 1 to 4 (DENV1-4), a specific range of antibody titer has been shown to enhance viral replication in vitro and severe disease in animal models. Although suspected, such antibody-dependent enhancement of severe disease has not been shown to occur in humans. Using multiple statistical approaches to study a long-term pediatric cohort in Nicaragua, we show that risk of severe dengue disease is highest within a narrow range of preexisting anti-DENV antibody titers. By contrast, we observe protection from all symptomatic dengue disease at high antibody titers. Thus, immune correlates of severe dengue must be ev...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Katzelnick, L. C., Gresh, L., Halloran, M. E., Mercado, J. C., Kuan, G., Gordon, A., Balmaseda, A., Harris, E. Tags: Epidemiology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Advancing dengue vaccine development
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Feinberg, M. B., Ahmed, R. Tags: Epidemiology, Microbiology perspective Source Type: news

Acute Otitis Media in Young Children Today Acute Otitis Media in Young Children Today
A recent epidemiologic study paints a picture of early childhood AOM in the pneumococcal vaccine era.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Reducing Disparities in Vaccination Coverage by Poverty Status Among Young Children: An Assessment of Parental Experience, Barriers, and Challenges with Accessing Quality Vaccination Services
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to gain a better understanding from the parents/guardians of young children about the factors contributing to vaccination coverage disparities observed between young children living below the poverty level and those living at or above the poverty level. These factors may include challenges accessing vaccination services, receiving lower quality vaccination services, Medicaid policy-related barriers, knowledge/attitudes/beliefs toward vaccination, and competing priorities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malaria Vaccine Trial in July 2018
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malaria vaccine trial is expected to be conducted in the country in July, 2018 in a pilot phase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Pneumonia Claims 1 Million African Kids Yearly
[CAJ News] Dakar -CIVIL society organisations across Africa are advocating for governments to invest in immunisation and eradicate pneumonia. The disease kills nearly 1 million children in Africa per year. Organisations in some ten countries have met in Senegal where they called for more domestic financing to pneumonia vaccines, routine immunisation programmes and strengthening of health systems. The organisations that met under the auspices of the just-commemorated World Pneumonia Day are from Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Heplisav B (Hepatitis B Vaccine Solution for Intramuscular Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UTEP team advances in developing vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis
(The University of Texas at El Paso) A research team at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing an effective human vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis. During the team's more than four years of research at UTEP's Border Biomedical Research Center, they discovered a vaccine formulation that resulted in a 96 percent decrease in the lesions caused by the illness and showed an 86 percent protection rate from the disease in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Text message reminders increase rates of influenza vaccination
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Text message reminders increase rates of influenza vaccination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Smart People Still Believe Conspiracy Theories
Millions of Americans believe in conspiracy theories — including plenty of people who you might expect would be smart enough to know better. Despite mountains of scientific evidence to the contrary, at least 20% of Americans still believe in a link between vaccines and autism, and at least 37% think global warming is a hoax, according to a 2015 analysis. Even more of us accept the existence of the paranormal: 42% believe in ghosts and 41% in extrasensory perception. And those numbers are stable. A 2014 study by conspiracy experts Joseph Uscinski of the University of Miami and Joseph Parent of Note Dame University sur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 9/11 behavior Conspiracy Theories healthytime human behavior moon landings politics psychology Science vaccines Source Type: news

The medical police state has arrived in California: Mother threatened with ARREST for refusing to vaccinate her children
(Natural News) California’s unconscionable vaccine mandate law (SB 277) went into effect July 1, 2016. The law eliminates parental rights, medical choice, and informed consent, forcing parents to submit their children to 40 doses of 10 vaccines, with no exceptions. The law applies to all children attending public and private K-12 schools, licensed daycare facilities,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Break From Methotrexate Boosts Flu Shot Efficacy in RA
With a drug holiday, patients with rheumatoid arthritis could improve their response to influenza vaccinations without increasing disease activity. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Vaccines are now the vehicle for perpetuating diseases that would otherwise have been eradicated
(Natural News) In a new video, Natural News founding editor and longtime vaccine whistle-blower Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, warns about a phenomenon known as vaccine-induced polio. While the wild polio virus has became rare throughout the world, Adams explains that some vaccines aren’t fully attenuated/weakened, which means some doses contain the live virus. This can result... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks
San Diego County, battling a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, is postponing an outreach campaign to provide the second of two inoculations against the contagious liver disease until a national shortage of the vaccine is resolved.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Break From Methotrexate Boosts Flu Shot Efficacy in RA
With a drug holiday, patients with rheumatoid arthritis could improve their response to influenza vaccinations without increasing disease activity. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High, Say Speakers
Awareness campaigns, scientific advances and documentation help keep childhood vaccination rates high, said speakers at the 2017 AAFP State Legislative Conference. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

MSF Welcomes Suspension of Harmful Intellectual Property Measures in New TPP Trade Deal
Press releaseMSF Welcomes Suspension of Harmful Intellectual Property Measures in New TPP Trade DealNovember 14, 2017Ministers from the eleven countries assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have suspended many of the damaging provisions that would have restricted access to medicines and vaccines, a victory for millions of people who rely on affordable medicines worldwide. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

How could an adjuvanted vaccine help GPs tackle flu?
UK GPs will be able to order an adjuvanted flu vaccine for the first time from next year, which experts have backed as a more effective line of defence against drifting strains of the virus. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Influenza Source Type: news

Entire mainstream media ignores the bombshell medicine story of the decade as Natural News trailblazes the truth: Covert infertility chemicals CONFIRMED in vaccines
(Natural News) Researchers have confirmed the presence of infertility chemicals in vaccines that are being administered to young, black women in the African country of Kenya, Natural News has learned. Confirming what Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, recently covered in a video lecture he posted to YouTube, the new study, entitled “HCG Found in WHO... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Parents help shape how much pain preschoolers feel after vaccination
(York University) New research from York University's OUCH Cohort at the Faculty of Health found that the amount of distress and pain felt by a preschooler during a vaccination is strongly related to how to their parents help them cope before and during an appointment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news