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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

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Outbreaks of whooping cough are on the rise in the US. Review the diagnosis, prevention, and optimal treatment of this potentially serious respiratory infection in this article.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

New insights into bacterial toxins
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A toxin produced by a bacterium that causes urinary tract infections is related to, yet different in key ways from, the toxin that causes whooping cough, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Babies to be protected against deadly hepatitis B
The Hexavalent injection shelters against diptheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough and Haemophilus influenzae type b as well as offering immunity against hepatitis B, Public Health England said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections
Even though vaccinations don ’ t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate
There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state in the first half of 2017, compared with 66 in the first half of 2016, but an expert was not alarmed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAGGIE ASTOR Tags: Whooping Cough Indiana Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention JAMA Pediatrics (Journal) Source Type: news

Vaccine lessens severity of whooping cough infections
(Reuters Health) - Even though vaccinations don ’t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Are YOU suffering the 100 day cough? Symptoms of whooping cough revealed
WHOOPING cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lung - and could be causing your persistent cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are YOU suffering the 100-day cough? Symptoms of whooping cough revealed
WHOOPING cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lung - and could be causing your persistent cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK
Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Hepatitis B Science Society Children UK news Source Type: news

Whooping cough: vaccination in pregnancy programme resources
Public Health England has published a leaflet and poster to support the whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Would you accept $4499.33 to be deliberately infected with whooping cough?
(Natural News) We all put a price on our health, whether it’s our willingness to shell out a few extra dollars for organic fruit at the store or deciding that yoga classes are a good investment. However, have you ever thought about the opposite side of the coin? Would you accept a sizable sum of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Exponential' whooping cough outbreak in Alberta has officials urging immunization
Southern Alberta is seeing a surge in cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, and a health official says it’s directly related to low immunization rates in some areas. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Getting Whooping Cough Vaccine More Pregnant Women Getting Whooping Cough Vaccine
A U.S. study finds that a growing number of pregnant women are getting vaccinated against pertussis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More pregnant women getting whooping cough vaccine
(Reuters Health) - - Babies are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers get vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, and a U.S. study finds that a growing number of women are starting to follow this advice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Catch whooping cough and earn £3,500
Would you voluntarily get infected with a disease to help scientists make a better vaccine? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catch whooping cough and get £3,500
Would you voluntarily get infected with a disease to help scientists make a better vaccine? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping couch vaccine being developed by British researchers
A NEW vaccine is being developed against whooping cough, which causes 200,000 preventable deaths in children around the world each year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New whooping cough jab has the power to save 200,000 lives
A team of scientists from all across Europe, including from Southampton University, are working on the 'landmark' £2.3 million study to create a more effective vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Numbers Behind Fixing Health Care In America
On March 23, 2010 Democrats slammed a health care plan through Congress that helped many Americans, but it is far from perfect. Now Republicans are offering a plan that will leave millions of Americans without insurance.  It seems as if Congress is unable to fix health care, however the current system is unsustainable. According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare the U.S. spent $3.2 trillion on health care in 2015. That’s $10,035 per person. It’s an insane amount of money. Turns out it is possible to lower costs and improve care, but it’s not as easy as I thought when I started the research for...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Luminex Corporation Receives FDA Clearance for ARIES Bordetella Assay
Sample to answer assay provides accurate pertussis surveillance of clinically symptomatic patients AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that it has received FDA clear... Diagnostics, FDA Luminex, Bordetella, pertussis, parapertussis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Checkup: For Pregnant Women, Getting Serious About Whooping Cough
Vaccinating pregnant women is the best way to keep babies safe in the first few months of life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Babies and Infants Preventive Medicine Pregnancy and Childbirth Coughs Source Type: news

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REMINDER:The World Vision/CareLink Foundation 6k race is Saturday, May 6th!  You may register at the race starting at 8:15 am. Cost is $50 for those 15 years of age, $25 for those under 15 years.Registration will be held at Pediatric Health's Naperville far south parking lotthat is off the River Road entrance.All funds go to World Vision's clean water initiatives.  We hope to see you there!*********************************************************************From the desk of Nurse Practitioner Josie Dawe:Josie Dawe, CPNPFor World Immunization Week (April 24-30), US medical experts have raised c...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spotting the vaccine-preventable diseases that are back in the waiting room
Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and tuberculosis are making a comeback. Why is spotting the symptoms in some cases like detective work? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnant Mothers Need Whooping Cough Vaccine
The Tdap vaccine is highly effective in protecting newborns against pertussis in the first two months of life, but less than half of women get it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant moms protects newborns from whooping cough
(Reuters Health) - Infants are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers are vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, a large U.S. study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mom's Vaccine Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies from Whooping Cough
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Pregnancy, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pertussis Vaccine In Pregnancy Protects 9 Of 10 Newborns From Whooping Cough
The most effective way to prevent whooping cough in a young baby is the mother's vaccine booster during pregnancy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
MONDAY, April 3, 2017 -- Babies are far less likely to develop whooping cough if their mother was vaccinated while pregnant, a new study reveals. The study included nearly 149,000 infants born in California between 2006 and 2015. The percentage... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids
Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Care, Germs and Hygiene, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 -- Living near a day care center won't increase your child's risk of catching contagious illnesses like whooping cough, new research suggests. Scientists from Drexel University in Philadelphia reported that kids in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More day cares near by, more germs? Maybe not, according to whooping cough study
Researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn't really have much of an effect. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

More day cares near by, more germs? Maybe not, according to Drexel whooping cough study
(Drexel University) A team of Drexel University researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn't really have much of an effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Symptoms
Title: Whooping Cough SymptomsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Vaccines prevent diseases
"Vaccinations prevent infections before they occur," says Dr. Vandana Bhide, a pediatrician and internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic.?She says, "Childhood diseases, once thought to have been eradicated, such as measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, are making a resurgence in the U.S." from waning immunity or lack of immunizations. Watch: Dr. Vandana Bhide talks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization P...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Trump Will Lose His War on Science
Donald Trump, meet science. Science, meet Donald Trump. I bet you two are going to get along fantastically. OK, maybe not. It was never likely that an Administration that coined a term like “alternative facts” after just three days was ever going to be comfortable with a world of study in which facts are the hard, un-devaluable currency. If I tell you that the speed of light is 186,282 miles per second, you don’t get to argue for 187,000—not if you want to be taken seriously. But while you can’t change established science, you can try to deny it or silence it. On that score, the Trump team has...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized alternative facts climate change EPA onetime politics trump vaccines Source Type: news

Nigeria: '1m Children Die of Preventable Diseases Yearly'
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -About one million Nigerian children die every year mostly from preventable diseases including pneumonia, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B infection, whooping cough, measles and meningitis among others, the President of Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly
(NaturalNews) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Mexico Sees Four Cases of Whooping Cough
Untitled by Mindy Olson P is licensed under CC0. New Mexico is seeing its largest cluster of whooping cough cases in infants since 2013. So far, four infants from Eddy, Curry, Rio Arriba and San Juan have a confirmed case. The cases have all been reported in infants under six months old. “Whooping cough is very contagious and can cause serious cough illness―especially in infants too young to be fully vaccinated,” said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher in a New Mexico Department of Health news release. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent your child from getting it.&rdquo...
Source: Network News - January 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Consumer Health General (all entries) Health Literacy New Mexico Public Health Source Type: news

Don’t Let History Repeat Itself: The Dangers Of Pseudoscience And Denialism
On Tuesday, Robert F Kennedy Jr. told major media outlets that he may head a new Commission on Vaccine Safety. The purpose of this commission, per Mr. Kennedy, is to debate the science. “[Mr. Trump] says that his opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter,” he reported.At first glance, the idea of an impartial commission to debate and resolve a controversy does not seem like a bad idea. Except for two big problems.The first: Mr. Kennedy is a vocal anti-vaxxer. He has openly and repeatedly supported the notion that vaccines cause autism. Thus, he is by no means impartial.The second: Vaccine safety...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet
According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as:&n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting Croup RSV strep throat whooping cough Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meeting with Trump emboldens anti-vaccine activists, who see an ally in the Oval Office
By Rebecca Robins The discredited researcher who launched the anti-vaccine movement met with Donald Trump this summer -- and found him sympathetic to the cause. Now, with Trump preparing to move into the White House, leaders of the movement are newly energized, hopeful they can undermine decades of public policy promoting childhood vaccinations. At the most basic level, they're hoping Trump will use his bully pulpit to advance his oft-stated concern -- debunked by an extensive body of scientific evidence -- that there's a link between vaccines and autism. "For the first time in a long...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news