Do adults really need tetanus booster shots?
If you haven’t had a tetanus booster shot in the past decade, your doctor may recommend getting one. Many people think of a tetanus shot as something you only need if you step on a rusty nail. Yet even in the absence of a puncture wound, this vaccine is recommended for all adults at least every 10 years. But why? A group of researchers recently questioned whether you need to repeat tetanus vaccines on a regular schedule. What is a tetanus booster? Booster shots are repeat vaccinations you receive after your first series of immunizations as a child. Protection from certain vaccines can wane over time, which is why doc...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara W. Dong, MD Tags: Health Men's Health Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs

Will This Novel Virus Revive Older Ones?
Jeffrey A. SingerAs I recently wrotehere, and spoke abouthere, bans on elective surgery invoked by governors across the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many people to suffer and even possibly face fatal consequences due to delays in necessary medical care. But there are other reasons why the public health emergency has the potential to generate secondary public health crises.In some cases people are avoiding doctors ’ offices and emergency rooms because they worry about handling theexpense at a time they have seen their income, and perhaps their savings, vanish during the current ec...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

Why follow a vaccine schedule?
Right now, many people are hoping for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus. While that’s still on the horizon, new research suggests that families who do vaccinate their children may not be following the recommended schedule. Vaccines are given on a schedule for a reason: to protect children from vaccine-preventable disease. Experts designed the schedule so that children get protection when they need it — and the doses are timed so the vaccine itself can have the best effect. When parents don’t follow the schedule, their children may not be protected. And yet, many parents do not follow the sc...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs

Vaccines for women: Before conception, during pregnancy, and after a birth
The rise of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and hepatitis, in the United States and around the globe has been alarming in recent years. For women — especially those hoping to become pregnant, as well as women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby — vaccines can be a worrisome topic. There are many misconceptions about vaccine safety in and around pregnancy that can lead to confusion and unnecessary fear of a lifesaving medical tool. As a practicing ob/gyn, I often discuss vaccines with my patients and help them sort out fears versus facts. Which vaccines should you consider before concepti...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ilona T. Goldfarb, MD, MPH Tags: Health Parenting Pregnancy Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs

How Could Digital Tools Help Fight Against Anti-Vaccination?
Anti-vaccination movements lure increasingly more people into skipping potentially life-saving immunization against infectious diseases, such as measles, mumps, or rubella, highly impairing herd immunity for entire communities. Social media platforms could restrict the reach of anti-vax messages, groups, and activities, with algorithms recommending tailor-made content and health apps providing information about vaccinations. Here’s our collection of the most recent steps and digital tools supporting the fight against anti-vaccination and its believers. 300 percent increase in measles globally In a widely shared...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Empowered Patients Future of Medicine anti-vaccination anti-vax anti-vaxxer digital disease disease outbreak facebook figth Health Healthcare infection Innovation measles movement social media technology Source Type: blogs

Measles, tuberculosis, and wheat
Humans have made many dietary mistakes over the years but two mistakes, in particular, stand out: close contact with animals, mostly ruminants, who conveyed their diseases to us and the adoption of the seeds of grasses as human food. These two practices not only changed the course of human history but also human disease. Over the last several centuries, Westerners have populated North America, South America, Pacific islands and other regions. Equipped with superior tools of warfare such as swords and muskets, contact with Westerners decimated indigenous people such as the millions of native Americans, Aztecs, and Amazonian...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free grains joint pain Source Type: blogs

AAP Bronchiolitis Guidelines a Mismatch with Clinical Practice
​I recently met with a group from our children's hospital to standardize the hospital management of bronchiolitis according to the latest American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. (Pediatrics 2014;134[5]:e1474; http://bit.ly/2QIGbMX.) Unfortunately, these guidelines seem to cause confusion for experienced and inexperienced emergency physicians alike.This confusion comes from the guidelines raising unaddressed issues and new questions, most importantly not tackling important aspects of frontline clinical practice. These guidelines were developed with the best evidence currently available, and their application mostly cau...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - December 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Obama, Prince Harry, Angelina: Celebrities As Health Influencers
Beloved Hollywood celebrities, famous politicians or members of the British royal family: no better advertisement for fitness tracker producers and health tech companies. As models, actors and actresses are highly influential people, their early adoption of digital solutions could also push the masses towards living more healthily with technologies. On the other hand, celebrities are inclined to follow questionable health trends, too, which go against decades of medical evidence. Those examples, everyone should rather reject. Wearables conquered Hollywood, the White House, and the British royal family Celebrities are all a...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Social media in Healthcare celebrities digital health digital technologies digital technology famous fitness future health influencer health influencers Hollywood trackers trends wearables wellness Source Type: blogs

“ Your Best Shot ”
The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) have collaborated to develop the “Your Best Shot” vaccine video series. These videos highlight the importance of vaccines across the lifespan. Each video focuses on a particular disease such as whooping cough, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Viewing these videos helps people understand why they need to get vaccinated. View the promotional toolkit with graphics, tweets, and newsletter content and promote the importance of immunizations during National Immunization Awareness Month. (Source: BHIC)
Source: BHIC - August 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Children and Teens Public Health Senior consumer health family health immunizations vaccines Source Type: blogs

I believe in vaccinations. And do my kids know it.
When preparations are underway for vaccinations to take place, my household becomes a war zone. The thought of an impending vaccine, to my boys, resembles the actual possibility of a weapons attack. It is, in essence, a weapon. It’s a needle that comes your way and invades the comfort of your normally undisturbed skin surface. But it also serves a purpose — much like the police department does — to protect and serve. It arms your body against any future attack. It revs up your immune system and prepares its antibody soldiers, so they’re ready when the threat becomes real. It has helped us to practic...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dana-corriel" rel="tag" > Dana Corriel, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

BioethicsTV (March 5-9): #ChicagoMed, #GreysAnatomy-Vaccination & Medical Marijuana
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Chicago Med (Season 3; Episode 11): Harms of not vaccinating An infant comes to the ED with a case of whooping cough. She has had her first vaccinations. As it worsens, we learn that he was recently exposed to his cousin who had a cold—which may have been a mild case of whooping cough. The cousin has never been vaccinated because his father does not believe in it. Dr. Manning calls the father an “idiot” and lectures him on how dangerous not vaccinating a child is for others.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - March 9, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: BioethicsTV Featured Posts Pediatrics AntiVax cancer medical marijuana Source Type: blogs

Larry Nassar doesn ’t define an entire profession
The Los Angeles Times recently published an article chronicling the beginning of disgraced Dr. Larry Nassar’s career up to his disgusting acts of molesting young Olympic gymnast women. The author egregiously states, Osteopathic medicine focuses on the joints, muscles, and spine. Historically, though, osteopathy — its original name — was closely associated with a set of esoteric massage styles that some researchers now consider ineffective or worse. For its part, MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine still teaches these unusual manipulations — a special “benefit” uniq...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brandon-jacobi" rel="tag" > Brandon Jacobi < /a > Tags: Conditions Mainstream media Source Type: blogs

Vaccinations: More than just kid stuff
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling This is the time of year when it’s important to think about flu vaccinations. And there’s good reason for that! The flu causes thousands of preventable hospitalizations and deaths each year. But what about other vaccinations? Do you think of them as something for kids? You aren’t alone. And it’s true, a number of vaccinations are recommended for young children as well as preteens and teenagers. These vaccinations have provided an enormous benefit to public health by preventing diseases that were common and sometimes deadly in the past, including polio, rubella, and...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Infectious diseases Prevention Vaccines Source Type: blogs

Children are Being Educated in School to Obey the Government ’s Vaccination Agenda
Conclusion The message is clear, as far as governments are concerned: the more often something is repeated, the more likely the public will believe it. Or, in the words of Joseph Goebbels, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” [8]   References https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com…history-and-biology-of-vaccines/ http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/magic-madness-governments-nlp-assault-our-minds https://thenib.com/vaccines-work-here-are-the-facts-5de3d0f9ffd0 https://www.popsci.com/16-african-countries-have-overtaken-us-measles-vaccinations https:...
Source: vactruth.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England, BA Hons Tags: Christina England Logical Top Stories Maki Naro NLP truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Back to School Vaccine Threats and Exemptions
Conclusion Because the mainstream media has financial interest in promoting vaccines, informed parents must seek information elsewhere about back to school vaccine mandates and exemptions. Parents, as you prepare to send your child back to school, do your homework and determine which exemptions are available in your area. A list of vaccine exemptions for all fifty states is published online by the National Vaccine Information Center. Sharing this article with other parents will also help them make informed decisions about vaccines. References: http://www.nvic.org/vaccine-laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx http://www.oma...
Source: vactruth.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Missy Fluegge Tags: Top Stories truth about vaccines Vaccine Exemptions Source Type: blogs

Out of tragedy, a campaign to increase vaccine uptake in Michigan
I’ve written before about how our vaccination rate here in Michigan are…suboptimal. Indeed, a couple of years ago, health officials were so alarmed at the increases in personal belief exemptions to school vaccine mandates that a new regulation was instituted that require parents seeking nonmedical exemptions to school vaccine mandates to travel to an office… (Source: Respectful Insolence)
Source: Respectful Insolence - March 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Orac Tags: Antivaccine nonsense Complementary and alternative medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking Francesca McNally Franny Strong I Vaccinate Michigan pertussis vaccines Veronica McNally whooping cough Source Type: blogs

What Will Trump Do On Vaccines? The Jury Is Still Out.
By COURTNEY GILDENGIL and LAURA FAHERTY On January 10th, then-President-elect Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a vocal skeptic of vaccine safety. Although the details and implications of the session are still unclear, the meeting and several of Trump’s tweets have raised questions among public health experts who wonder what, if anything, Trump might do on the issue as president. A chorus of celebrities and politicians continue to question vaccine safety and propagate a myth linking vaccines and autism, fueled by a fraudulent 1998 article by Dr. Andrew Wakefield that was later retracted. In 2014, RAN...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Aluminium Adjuvants Have Never Been Approved For Use In Vaccination
Conclusion Over the years, hexavalent vaccinations have been responsible for many deaths and disabilities worldwide, and yet they remain in use today. It is shocking to know that a leading pharmaceutical company such as GlaxoSmithKline has known of the danger of these vaccines for years, and yet they continue to portray them as safe and effective. This is just one of the many papers that have been hidden over the years. How many more scholarly papers that reveal similar adverse reactions have the pharmaceutical industries and governments hidden in their archives? To learn more about hidden documents, read At Last! Gov...
Source: vactruth.com - November 17, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England, BA Hons Tags: Christina England Physical Top Stories adjuvants Aluminum truth about vaccines Vaccine Death Source Type: blogs

Why You Can ’t Find Safe Vaccines
Conclusions Safe, effective, affordable homeopathic immunizations exist for almost every illness now targeted by unsafe, costly, failed conventional vaccinations. If the goal were to provide protection from disease in a safe manner, why aren’t these safe, inexpensive homeopathic options made available to the public on a large scale? Millions of dollars in healthcare costs would be saved by using a less expensive immunization. Most significant would be the reduction of vaccine-caused diseases including autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and cancer. The health of Americans would improve in drama...
Source: vactruth.com - September 17, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Recent Articles Top Stories homeopathic vaccination homeopathic vaccines truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Aggressive Hospital Vaccine Policies: Get Vaccinated or Lose Your Job!
Conclusions The very unfortunate reality is that health freedoms are increasingly becoming limited in our country. The choice to become vaccinated as an adult should be a private decision, but it is now being tied with conditions for employment at many hospitals. Those who fight for a religious or medical exemption are often denied due to the strict interpretations by hospital policy administrators. The assistance of a vaccine lawyer is often required to successfully utilize exemptions which hospital policies allow. Placing dedicated hospital employees in such a difficult position is unethical and unfair. Many who have res...
Source: vactruth.com - August 13, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Recent Articles Top Stories Flu Vaccine FORCED VACCINATION Mandatory Vaccination truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Vaccines Blamed for Alarming Increase in Seizure Disorders Among Children
Conclusion Epilepsy is a serious medical condition with far-reaching implications for children, adults, and their families who are affected by this neurological disorder. Many different vaccines put children at an increased risk of developing epilepsy, and the effects of suffering repeated seizures can last for years or for a lifetime. Has your child suffered a seizure following vaccination? If so, please share your story in the comments below, and share this article with other parents to help them learn about the true risks of vaccines.   References: http://www.examiner.com/article/parents-question-vaccines… ...
Source: vactruth.com - July 25, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Missy Fluegge Tags: Logical Missy Fluegge Top Stories Epilepsy seizures truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Everything You Wanted to Know About Vaccine Marketing, PR, Earned Media, Lobbying, and "Anti-Vaxxers"
Anti-HPV vaccines (e.g., Merck's Gardisil) are back in the news these days.Last night, NBC Nightly News reported "Study Shows Alarming Rise in HPV-Related Cancers." The takeaways are (1) HPV infection causes cancers, (2) those cancers can be prevented with new vaccines, but (3) not enough kids are getting vaccinated.A woman with cervical cancer attributed to HPV says at the end of the piece "I don't know how you can not prevent your child from getting cancer if there is a way to do it."This comes on the heels of a new Merck campaign that blames parents for not getting their children vaccinated (...
Source: Pharma Marketing Blog - July 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: anti-vaxxers Flu Gardasil GSK HPV Merck Vaccine Whooping cough Source Type: blogs

Everything You Wanted to Know About Vaccine Marketing, PR, Earned Media, Lobbying, and " Anti-Vaxxers "
Anti-HPV vaccines (e.g., Merck & #39;s Gardisil) are back in the news these days. Last night, NBC Nightly News reported & quot;Study Shows Alarming Rise in HPV-Related Cancers. & quot; The takeaways are (1) HPV infection causes cancers, (2) those cancers can be prevented with new vaccines, but (3) not enough kids are getting vaccinated. A woman with cervical cancer attributed to HPV says at the end of the piece & quot;I don & #39;t know how you can not prevent your child from getting cancer if there is a way to do it. & quot; This comes on the heels of a new Merck campaign that blames parents for...
Source: Pharma Marketing Blog - July 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: anti-vaxxers Flu Gardasil GSK HPV Merck Vaccine Whooping cough Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 238
Welcome to the 238th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Radiopaedia has the entire SMACC Radiology playlist available to view. All cases, discussion notes—everything! Awesome #FOAMed. [SO]   The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine Sydney HEMS have just released a wealth of superb Pre Hospi...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: Education LITFL review Source Type: blogs

When Children are Harmed by Vaccine Refusal
The recent diphtheria death of a child, those with serious illness/admissions and the need for active health surveillance of many others is of grave concern. It appears we are reversing all our health gains in our country. The majority of our population have little memory of the horrific nature of diseases that we have prevented using vaccines. Those of us who have worked in the health system for many decades have experienced the devastating effects of diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, measles, Hib meningitis, etc. I remember going through two diphtheria epidemics in different parts of the country whe...
Source: Malaysian Medical Resources - June 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: palmdoc Tags: - Education - Ethics - Guest diphtheria pertussis vaccination vaccines Source Type: blogs

June 4th, 2016 News Review – Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreaks
  Will You Stand by Us? Vaccines harm children every day. Your generous gift helps us bring you more stories like this one and help families in need.   Vaccine Schedule: https://vactruth.com/vaccine-schedule/ CDC MMWR: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a2.htm News Links: http://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh… http://fox40.com/2016/05/25/… http://www.pharostribune.com/news/… http://www.wfsb.com/story/… http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news… http://www.journalnow.com/news/…   Photo C...
Source: vactruth.com - June 4, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Jeffry John Aufderheide Tags: Jeffry John Aufderheide Logical Top Stories dtap Pertussis TDaP Source Type: blogs

June 4th, 2016 News Review – Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreaks
  Will You Stand by Us? Vaccines harm children every day. Your generous gift helps us bring you more stories like this one and help families in need.   Vaccine Schedule: https://vactruth.com/vaccine-schedule/ CDC MMWR: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a2.htm News Links: http://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh… http://fox40.com/2016/05/25/… http://www.pharostribune.com/news/… http://www.wfsb.com/story/… http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news… http://www.journalnow.com/news/…   Photo C...
Source: vactruth.com - June 4, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Jeffry John Aufderheide Tags: Jeffry John Aufderheide Logical Top Stories dtap Pertussis TDaP Source Type: blogs

How Does Vaccinated Children’s Health Compare to Unvaccinated Children?
Conclusion While government groups maintain that no studies have been done to compare the health of vaccinated to unvaccinated, the reality is that several comparative studies have been completed by independent researchers in the US and in other countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refuses to conduct such studies, claiming they would be unethical to perform. In reality, these studies could easily be performed, since many educated parents choose to not vaccinate their children. The evidence is overwhelming. Studies completed in New Zealand, Germany, Africa, Great Britain and the United States have come ...
Source: vactruth.com - June 3, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Top Picks Top Stories truth about vaccines vaccinated vs. unvaccinated Source Type: blogs

How Does Vaccinated Children ’s Health Compare to Unvaccinated Children?
Conclusion While government groups maintain that no studies have been done to compare the health of vaccinated to unvaccinated, the reality is that several comparative studies have been completed by independent researchers in the US and in other countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refuses to conduct such studies, claiming they would be unethical to perform. In reality, these studies could easily be performed, since many educated parents choose to not vaccinate their children. The evidence is overwhelming. Studies completed in New Zealand, Germany, Africa, Great Britain and the United States have come ...
Source: vactruth.com - June 3, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Top Picks Top Stories truth about vaccines vaccinated vs. unvaccinated Source Type: blogs

Incentivized competitions boost innovation
The last decade has witnessed a tremendous advance in technological innovations. This is also thanks to the growing diffusion of open innovation platforms, which have leveraged on the explosion of social network and digital media to promote a new culture of “bottom-up” discovery and invention.An example of the potential of open innovation to revolutionize technology and science is provided by online crowdfunding sites for creative projects, such Kickstarter and Indiegogo. In the last few years, these online platforms have supported thousands of projects, including extremely innovative products such as the heads...
Source: Positive Technology Journal - May 24, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Blue sky Creativity and computers Source Type: blogs

Vaccinations are more about trust than science
I am going to confess that I am my children’s pediatrician.  I have given them every vaccination they have ever had and probably would not trust another provider to do it.   I endorse the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics; I believe it is safe and prevents disease.  I completed medical school and three years of pediatric training that helped shape this belief.  I have seen death in children from polio, whooping cough, and pneumococcal meningitis. However, I have chosen to use an alternative vaccination schedule when my vaccine-hesitant families request it....
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Louisiana Mother Knows 8 Vaccine Doses Killed Her 2 Month-Old Son
Two month-old Reid Thomas Englehart was vaccinated on May 20, 2015. He was given eight vaccine doses, which included the DTaP, Hib, polio, pneumococcal, hepatitis B and the oral rotavirus vaccines. These are the routine vaccines given to two month-old babies, even premature babies, in the United States and elsewhere. [1] At the time of his appointment, Reid was still wheezing from a previous infection and still had a residual cough, but his doctor insisted it was fine to vaccinate him, after a test came back that Reid was negative for pertussis. Nine days later, without a struggle and without any obstruction of his airways...
Source: vactruth.com - March 7, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Augustina Ursino Tags: Augustina Ursino Case Reports on Vaccine Injury Human DTaP vaccine Hepatitis B vaccine HiB Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7) Polio Vaccine Reid Thomas Englehart Rotavirus Vaccine Vaccine Death Source Type: blogs

Could Dangerous Mandatory Vaccines Containing Aluminum Salts be Responsible for Microcephaly in Brazil?
Conclusion There is mounting evidence to suggest that vaccinations and medications containing aluminum salts are harmful to brain development. We need to ask ourselves why a vaccination known to contain well above the recommended levels of aluminum has been passed as safe for use in pregnancy by the Brazilian Health Ministry. For more information on the dangers of aluminum, I recommend parents read the growing number of articles, studies and peer-reviewed papers that the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute have listed on their website.   References: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7087284 www.cdc.gov/...
Source: vactruth.com - March 1, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Logical Top Stories adjuvants Aluminum Salts Brazil Dr. Sears Microcephaly Source Type: blogs

CDC: Help Protect Babies from Whooping Cough
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious illness that can be especially serious for babies. The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following steps to protect babies from whooping cough: If you are pregnant, get vaccinated with the whooping cough vaccine in your third trimester. Surround your baby with family members and caregivers who are up-to-date with their whooping cough vaccine. Make sure your baby gets all his doses of the whooping cough vaccine. More information about protecting babies from whooping cough: http://1.usa.gov/1SPOi8T Protect Babies from Whooping Cough Infographic: http://1.us...
Source: BHIC - February 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Children and Teens Health Information Literacy Public Health Source Type: blogs

Horrifying suffering caused by treating pertussis “naturally”
Naturopathy is a cornucopia packed to the brim with virtually every quackery known to humankind, be it homeopathy, much of traditional Chinese medicine, vitamin C for cancer, or basically any other pseudoscientific or prescientific treatment for disease that you can imagine. I feel obligated to start most of my posts about naturopathy with a statement… (Source: Respectful Insolence)
Source: Respectful Insolence - November 4, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Orac Tags: Antivaccine nonsense Complementary and alternative medicine Quackery Heather Dexter Michigan naturopathy pertussis vaccines whooping cough Source Type: blogs

A Truthful Vaccine Consent Form – That No Mom Could Ever Sign
The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.(1) Those are the closing words of the first tenet of the Nuremberg Code - informed consent – and make no mistake about it - from the most personal of parental perspectives, vaccination’s a macabre experiment, every time: no parent can be certain that a vaccine won’t permanently disable her child.(2) Egregiously, the administering doctor or nurse - or CVS pharmacis...
Source: vactruth.com - May 25, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Shawn Siegel Tags: Logical Shawn Siegel Top Stories informed consent Nuremberg Code Ronne study Vaccine Consent Form Source Type: blogs

Prince Charles’ letters confirm that he’s not fit to be king
Jump to follow-up This post was written for the Spectator Health section, at short notice after the release of the spider letters. The following version is almost the same as appeared there, with a few updates. Some of the later sections are self-plagiarised from earlier posts. Picture: Getty The age of enlightenment was a beautiful thing. People cast aside dogma and authority. They started to think for themselves. Natural science flourished. Understanding of the natural world increased. The hegemony of religion slowly declined. Eventually real universities were created and real democracy developed. The modern world wa...
Source: DC's goodscience - May 15, 2015 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: Duchy Originals Foundation for Integrated Health Freedom of Information Act Prince Charles Prince of Wales Prince's Foundation Anti-science antiscience badscience CAM herbal medicine herbalism homeopathy politics quackery Que Source Type: blogs

Prince Charles ’ letters confirm that he ’ s not fit to be king
Jump to follow-up This post was written for the Spectator Health section, at short notice after the release of the spider letters. The following version is almost the same as appeared there, with a few updates. Some of the later sections are self-plagiarised from earlier posts. Picture: Getty The age of enlightenment was a beautiful thing. People cast aside dogma and authority. They started to think for themselves. Natural science flourished. Understanding of the natural world increased. The hegemony of religion slowly declined. Eventually real universities were created and real democracy developed. The modern world wa...
Source: DC's goodscience - May 15, 2015 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: Duchy Originals Foundation for Integrated Health Freedom of Information Act Prince Charles Prince of Wales Prince's Foundation Anti-science antiscience badscience CAM herbal medicine herbalism homeopathy politics quackery Que Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, May 5, 2015
From MedPage Today: Whooping Cough Epidemic Hit Vaccinated Kids Hard. The 2012 pertussis epidemic in Washington state affected a surprising number of adolescents who were vaccinated on schedule. 3-Year Curriculum: The Cure for Med-Ed’s Ills?. In response to complaints that medical education costs too much, takes too long, teaches the wrong things, and distorts the physician work force, schools are reconfiguring themselves in a variety of ways — with revamped curriculums, new teaching styles, individually shaped courses of study, and shortened study periods. Are Expensive, High-Tech Wearables for Babies Ta...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 5, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Infectious disease Twitter Source Type: blogs

Six Month-Old Baby Dies Just Five Days After Receiving 13 Vaccines
Conclusion Deciding on whether to vaccinate your baby is never easy. In this case, Alisa decided to hold back on having her baby vaccinated until he was older. She was then emotionally blackmailed and forced into having her baby over-vaccinated with a massive cocktail of vaccines, by whom many would call an overzealous doctor. She was not offered any information on the vaccinations being given to her baby, she was not given any paperwork and she was not offered any advice on any possible adverse reactions. Alisa trusted her doctor to do the right thing and was let down in the worse possible way and believes that the doctor...
Source: vactruth.com - April 23, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Human Top Stories Dr. Paul Offit Dr. Tomljenovic truth about vaccines Vaccine Death Source Type: blogs

Vaccination Outbreak Forces Orange County To Declare State of Emergency.
Orange County - Shortly after Disneyland became ground zero for the largest vaccine preventable disease outbreak the United States has seen in decades, unvaccinated children of Orange County families overwhelmed doctors' offices and local healthcare clinics fearfully seeking immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough and other childhood illnesses.  This surge in vaccination cases left government officials no choice but to declare a vaccination state of emergency."Due to the actions of a few thousand heartless pseudo-anti-vaxx parents who abandoned their principles at the first sign of a li...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - February 11, 2015 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs

Frozen 2 Soon: The Anti-Vaxx Years Coming Soon!
Lake Buena Vista -- After the wildly successful Frozen franchise and ground zero to the largest U.S. measles outbreak since elimination was documented in 2000, the Walt Disney Corporation (WDC) announced the release of Frozen 2 Soon:  The Anti-Vaxx Years to capture the hearts, imaginations and wallets of an ever growing population of anti-vaccination families.Frozen 2 Soon:  The Anti-Vaxx Years Coming Soon!To compliment the movie, crews at Florida's Walt Disney World Theme Park have been feverishly working around-the-clock constructing the Frozen 2 Soon display at Magic Kingdom, where unvaccinated children and th...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - January 30, 2015 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs

Children’s Health: Health Affairs’ December Issue
The December issue of Health Affairs includes a number of studies examining current threats to the health and health care of America’s children, and what can be done to meet the needs of children within an ever-evolving health care system. Some of the subjects covered: the role of Medicaid in reducing early-term elective deliveries; how pediatric services are covered in the state insurance Marketplaces; Medicaid spending on children with complex medical conditions; and the effect of abuse and neglect on children’s health and school engagement. This issue of Health Affairs is supported by The W.K. Kellogg Founda...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - December 8, 2014 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Fleming Tags: All Categories Children Insurance Medicaid Nonmedical Determinants Policy Spending Source Type: blogs

Are Vaccines Right for Your Child? Debunking the Myths of the DTaP Vaccine
Families with new babies who query vaccinations in Arizona are being given a wad of paperwork assuring them that vaccinations are safe and effective. Reading through this information, I was shocked to see exactly what these vulnerable parents are being told, because, as usual, they are only being told half the story. Part one of the paperwork, titled Infections Are the Enemy, Not Vaccines, was written by Karen Lewis, MD, the Medical Director of the Arizona Immunization Program Office for the Arizona Department of Health Services and published by the magazine Immunications. She wrote: “My first exposure to antivaccine...
Source: vactruth.com - August 17, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Top Stories Dr. Karen Lewis DTaP vaccine dtp Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Fun times with whooping cough in #DavisCA
Just got this email.  I have removed the specific sender / facility since that does not seem needed for my purposes here.  I have replaced the name of the site with "Our Facility". Anyway - thought some people would be interested in the things that can happen when too many people in your community do not vaccinate their kids. From: Office Administration Subject: Possible Exposure to Whooping Cough - PertussisDate: June 25, 2014 at 12:55:59 PM PDTTo: Office Administration Dear Parent or Guardian,Our Facility was informed this morning that a student who has been attending a c...
Source: The Tree of Life - June 25, 2014 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs

Should Premature Babies Be Included In The One-Size-Fits-All Vaccination Policy?
Conclusion Clearly, the one-size-fits-all vaccination policy does not fit premature babies. How can it be considered lawful or indeed moral to vaccinate premature babies with the same vaccinations that are administered to adults? We can see from the studies undertaken by Dr. Viera Scheibner and her late husband Leif Karlsson that many of the routine vaccinations used on premature babies today can cause them to suffer stress-induced breathing patterns. These studies are irrefutable and have been used worldwide to demonstrate the link between vaccinations and breathing difficulties in young babies. Despite this information, ...
Source: vactruth.com - June 17, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Top Stories premature birth truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

This ‘Misdirection Tactic’ is Used by Mainstream Media When Reporting Outbreaks
Conclusion It is difficult for parents to know who is right and who is wrong when it comes to vaccination. It is even more difficult to know whom to trust. As parents, it appears that we are ‘damned if we do and damned if we don’t.’ When Professor Poland stated that the new vaccination “would lack contraindications and permit administration without highly trained health care personnel; it would be inexpensive, and heat stable,” could he inadvertently have been saying that the current MMR vaccination does have contraindications, is not always being administered by highly trained health care per...
Source: vactruth.com - May 18, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Top Stories herd immunity measles outbreak MMR truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Vaccine-Induced Tissue Scurvy Globally Misdiagnosed as Child Abuse
Conclusion In trying to help falsely accused parents worldwide, I am currently aware of at least seven falsely accused parents whose children became ill after they received multiple vaccinations. In four of these cases, tests revealed that, far from being abused, the children had been suffering from the autoimmune disease tissue scurvy. Why are governments around the world burying their heads in the sand and refusing point-blank to investigate this atrocity? INNOCENT parents are being locked up on a daily basis, accused of the most horrendous crimes, and it seems as if no one actually cares. The evidence speaks for itself:...
Source: vactruth.com - March 19, 2014 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Top Stories adverse reactions Dr. Michael Innis shaken baby syndrome the truth about vaccines tissue scurvy Source Type: blogs

Tips to Avoid the The Flu - Flu is Spreading Across the United States
Most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza like illness (Flu) according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Courtesy of the CDC http://www.cdc.govMayo Clinic specialists are offering advice and dispelling some misconceptions about the influenza to help people stay healthy.Here are some tips for avoiding the FluWash your hands thoroughly and frequently with water and soap or alcohol-based hanWoman sneezing and coughing with a cold of flud sanitizer. This is particularly important before leaving the bathroom, eating or touching your face.A good rule of thumb is to wash your hands for 20 seconds, a...
Source: I am an Alzheimer's Caregiver - January 16, 2014 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs