Dear Anti-Vaxxers: You Want Pure Nature? OK, Die Young.
None of the New York parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children today were around the city in the summer of 1916, which is good for them and good for any of the kids they might have had. It was in that summer that 27,000 children nationwide were struck by a polio outbreak, 9,300 of them in New York. Of those 9,300 victims, 2,700 died. The Salk family at 116th St. and Madison Ave. escaped the scourge, meaning that their two-year-old son Jonas was spared. History notes that when he grew up, he had a little score-settling to do with the poliovirus. MoreHow One Small Town Lowered Their Teen Birth Rate‘Date Rape...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers epidemics health health policy Jenny McCarthy Jonas Salk measles New York City polio vaccines whooping cough Source Type: news

What Causes Ataxia?
Discussion Coordination and balance problems are caused by various problems affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. Normal development of a child or weakness of a child are commonly mistaken for true ataxia. Ataxia specifically refers to “…impairment of the coordination of movement without loss of muscle strength.” If it is purely due to abnormalities of the cerebellum then there should be no changes in mental status, sensation or weakness. Sometimes it is difficult to determine if there are abnormalities in other areas. For example, Guillian-Barre often presents with difficulty or clumsy wa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 31, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Whooping cough
Dr Alan Fleischman discusses the new prevalence of whooping cough. He says that in the U.S., there are as many as three million cases per year, mostly in adults and adolescents. In these cases, the disease is not serious. The problem is that these individuals carry the disease to young children, who can die from the disease..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - March 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Changes in hospital orders increase pertussis immunization rates
Changing the hospital orders for women who have just delivered a child led to a 69% increase in the new mothers' pertussis vaccination rate, providing protection for themselves and their newborns against the disease, commonly known as whooping cough, according to a study in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Postpartum Care, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes in hospital orders increase pertussis immunization rates
(Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)) Changing hospital orders increased the whooping cough immunization rate among new mothers, increasing the protection for themselves and their infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough
Title: Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping CoughCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/24/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/24/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - February 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough
Initial symptoms may mimic a cold (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 24, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Sudan: Miscarriages and Whooping Cough in West Darfur Camps
[Radio Dabanga]Abu Shajeira -The displaced people living in Armankul camp in Sirba locality, West Darfur, have complained of the high rates of miscarriages among pregnant women, the outbreak of whooping cough in addition to a lack of medicines and health care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Long Does a Flu Shot Last?
A flu shot’s ability to last depends on how powerfully an immune system reacts to it, experts say.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 17, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By DONALD G. MCNEIL JR. Tags: Ask Well Whooping Cough Measles Influenza Tetanus Featured Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Vaccine lies: Whooping cough outbreaks being triggered by vaccinated children
It is a common myth perpetuated by both the entrenched system of monopolistic medicine and the mainstream media that unvaccinated children are the social scourge responsible for triggering outbreaks of rare diseases like pertussis (whooping cough), measles and shingles... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing Number Of Families Opt Out Of Vaccines For Kids
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Measles Medicine mumps Paula Ebben Shot Vaccine Whooping Cough Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine antigen disappearing from bacteria in US
Vaccines for whooping cough contain three to five protective antigens, the presence of which are critical to the vaccine's effectiveness. But one of the antigens, pertactin, which had been present in almost all isolates of Bordetella pertussis in the US as late as 2010, is now absent from more than half of them, according to a paper published ahead of print in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology."These findings tell us that there is an evolutionary advantage to lacking the protein that may have important vaccine implications," says first author Lucia C. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine antigen disappearing from bacteria in US
(American Society for Microbiology) Vaccines for whooping cough contain three to five protective antigens, the presence of which are critical to the vaccine's effectiveness. But one of the antigens, pertactin, which had been present in almost all isolates of Bordetella pertussis in the US as late as 2010, is now absent from more than half of them, according to a paper published ahead of print in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NYC requires flu shots for all daycare, preschool children
Board of Health voted to mandate flu vaccines for children under 5, in addition to vaccine requirements for other childhood ills like measles, whooping cough (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Andrew Semple obituary
Pioneering doctor and medical health officer in Liverpool who battled against infectious disease, slum conditions and pollutionFrom 1948 until 1974, Andrew Semple's patient was the city of Liverpool. Semple, who has died aged 101, was one of Britain's great 20th-century city medical officers of health. Under his guidance Liverpool tackled some of the persistent problems of infectious diseases, slum housing and air pollution that were a result of its rapid and often unplanned 19th-century growth. His ability to see the city as a living being, in which the health of residents was implicitly bound up with the declining fortun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Sally Sheard Tags: theguardian.com Tuberculosis Obituaries Infectious diseases Health Society Housing Local government Second world war NHS World Health Organisation Liverpool Pollution Royal Navy Source Type: news

Rates of Whooping Cough and Response to Vaccine
FDA Study Helps Provide an Understanding of Rising Rates of Whooping Cough and Response to Vaccine (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 3, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

FDA study helps provide an understanding of rising rates of whooping cough and response to vaccination
A new study is helping to provide a better understanding of vaccines for whooping cough, the common name for the disease pertussis. Based on an animal model, the study conducted by the U.S. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

FDA study helps provide an understanding of rising rates of whooping cough and response to vaccination
A new study is helping to provide a better understanding of vaccines for whooping cough, the common name for the disease pertussis. Based on an animal model, the study conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and published November 25, 2013, in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that acellular pertussis vaccines licensed by the FDA are effective in preventing the disease among those vaccinated, but suggests that they may not prevent infection from the bacteria that causes whooping cough in those vaccinated or its spread to other people, including those who may not be vaccinated. (Sou...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 27, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaccination 'a civic duty' according to new report
This report provides useful information about adult immunisations in the UK as well as useful recommendations for increasing immunisation coverage, particularly among social care workers. However, it does not replace current guidelines for recommended vaccines. Currently recommended vaccines for adults in the UK are described below.    Who produced the report? This report, titled ‘Immune response. Adult immunisation in the UK’ was written by the UK’s International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK). According its website, the ILC-UK is a registered charity and independent think tank dedicated to address...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Older people QA articles Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup from Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include flu vaccines and heart problems, screening for cognitive decline, vaccinating teenagers for whooping cough, and statins for people on ventilators. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 1, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Whooping cough up in La, Texas, Ark
Whooping cough has set a post-1960s record in Louisiana and things are worse in Texas, where nearly 2,900 cases have been reported, and Arkansas, where numbers are double those of a year ago. Louisiana health officials are asking doctors to keep an eye out for it. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds
Increase in teens vaccinated against the infection has resulted in decrease in babies contracting it, researchers suggest (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds
Increase in teens vaccinated against the infection has resulted in decrease in babies contracting it, researchers suggest Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Teen Health, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds
Title: Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/21/2013 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - October 21, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine refusal contributed to 2010 whooping cough spread
BALTIMORE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Vaccine refusal contributed to the 2010 whopping cough spread of more than 9,000 cases in California, U.S. researchers said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ANH Book Review: “Dissolving Illusions” by Suzanne Humphries, MD and Roman Bystrianyk
Excellent new book uses forgotten data to demolish vaccination myths (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - October 2, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: diphtheria dissolving illusions DTP europe international measles pertussis Roman Bystrianyk scarlet fever smallpox Suzanne Humphries tetanus vaccine whooping cough Source Type: news

Vaccines in shock failure: Whooping cough vaccine stops working very quickly, warn scientists
Health experts are warning that new vaccines for whooping cough are needed quickly and that additional booster shots for children are likely to be required as well for the disease after a new study found that the effectiveness of the current vaccine fades sharply over... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines
Title: Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning VaccinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/30/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - October 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine Refusal Linked to California Pertussis Outbreak
New evidence suggests that clusters of people who refused the whooping vaccine may have been one of the factors that contributed to California's 2010 whooping cough outbreak. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 1, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2010 Calif. whooping cough outbreak linked to vaccine-averse parents
Non-vaccinated children who get whooping cough may put kids too young to get vaccine at higher risk of death (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Whooping cough outbreak in 2010 linked to vaccine refusals
More than a dozen states have seen a surge in whooping cough cases this year. A new study in Pediatrics has linked a previous outbreak to clusters of unvaccinated children. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines
Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Refusal Tied to Pertussis Outbreak (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Refusal to vaccinate children against whooping cough might have played a role in the 2010 pertussis outbreak in California, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - September 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines
Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 30, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: How to protect against whooping cough
Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the major medical stories of the week (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, ads for smoking cessation, screening for mild cognitive impairment, and vaccination for whooping cough. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Delayed vaccines tied to whooping cough risk
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who are not vaccinated according to the schedule recommended by U.S. health officials are at an increased risk of catching whooping cough, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Older Adults at Risk for Whooping Cough (CME/CE)
DENVER (MedPage Today) -- Whooping cough among adults 50 or older is much more common than generally thought, and the incidence appears to be rising, a researcher said here. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed Vaccines Tied to Whooping Cough RiskDelayed Vaccines Tied to Whooping Cough Risk
Children who are not vaccinated on the schedule recommended by U.S. health officials are at an increased risk of whooping cough, a new study shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Delayed Vaccines Tied to Whooping Cough Risk
Children who are not vaccinated according to the schedule recommended by U.S. health officials are at an increased risk of catching whooping cough, according to a new study. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 13, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What are the benefits of thyme?
Thyme is an herb with culinary, medicinal and ornamental uses. Thyme is of the genus Thymus, the most common being Thymus vulgaris. The flowers, leaves and oil of thyme are commonly used by people for the treatment of bedwetting, diarrhea, stomachache, arthritis, colic, sore throat, cough (including whooping cough), bronchitis, flatulence and as a diuretic (to increase urination). In Ancient Egypt thyme was used for embalming. In Ancient Greece thyme was used as an incense in temples - it was also commonly added to bathwater... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Texas Sees Rise in Cases of Pertussis
According to a report from Reuters, in the past year, close to 2,000 cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) have been reported in Texas alone. Because pertussis is highly infectious and can cause serious problems in infants—especially those under four months of age and therefore unable to be vaccinated—and children, these numbers are of great concern to doctors and health officials alike. Early signs of whooping cough infection include runny nose, low-grade fever, apnea, and a mild cough. After 1-2 weeks, the symptoms worsen into fits of rapid coughing followed by the tell-tale high pitched “wh...
Source: Network News - September 12, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Naomi Gonzales Tags: General (all entries) Public Health Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Texas battling whooping cough epidemic
2,062 pertussis cases of whooping cough reported since early September; On pace to be highest number in state in five decades (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Warning
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Toddler Health, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news