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

Undervaccination appears associated with increased risk of whooping cough
Undervaccination with the diptheria, tetanus toxoids and acelluar pertussis (DTaP) vaccine appears to be associated with an increased risk of pertussis (whooping cough) in children 3 to 36 months of age, according to a study by Jason M. Glanz, Ph.D., of the Institute for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver. "Undervaccination is an increasing trend that potentially places children and their communities at an increased risk for serious infectious disease," according to the study... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
Title: Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/9/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 10, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Skipped DTaP Shot Boosts Pertussis Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Not getting all doses of the diphtheria, tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine increases the risk of whooping cough in young children, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - September 9, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations
It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Children's Health, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undervaccination appears associated with increased risk of whooping cough
(The JAMA Network Journals) Undervaccination with the diptheria, tetanus toxoids and acelluar pertussis (DTaP) vaccine appears to be associated with an increased risk of pertussis (whooping cough) in children three to 36 months of age, according to a study by Jason M. Glanz, Ph.D., of the Institute for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 9, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Reaches Epidemic Level in Texas: Official
Whooping cough has reached epidemic proportions in Texas and could hit a 50-year high, a health official said on Thursday. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 7, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Whooping cough in 16 states
Several states see an alarming increase in cases of whooping cough. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in Texas: official
(Reuters) - Whooping cough has reached epidemic proportions in Texas and could hit a 50-year high, a health official said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak in Texas
Texas health officials are recommending that state residents make sure they're vaccinated against pertussis, a sometimes fatal disease that is on track to sicken more Texans this year than at any time in decades. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pertussis Reaches Epidemic Level in TexasPertussis Reaches Epidemic Level in Texas
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has reached epidemic proportions in Texas and could hit a 50-year high, according to a health official. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine can cause brain damage and death
In July, the state of Missouri began offering for free a vaccine aimed at preventing, among other ailments, whooping cough. According to officials, the TDap vaccine, which reportedly prevents tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, was necessary because "of the rising incidence... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jab suggested for those working with children
Adults working with children should be immunised against whooping cough, researchers have suggested. You must sign in to continue reading this article Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - August 9, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: abrewerton Tags: Family health Editor ' s pick Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Adults working with children should have vaccine
Adults working with children should be immunised against whooping cough, researchers have suggested. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 9, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: abrewerton Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough
Title: Whooping CoughCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/20/2013 2:47:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - August 5, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whooping cough booster not enough to stop outbreaks
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving adolescents and adults a booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine offers some protection against the infection - but not enough to prevent outbreaks, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Booster Not Enough to Stop Outbreaks
Giving adolescents and adults a booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine offers some protection against the infection - but not enough to prevent outbreaks, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tdap Not Enough to Block Whooping Cough OutbreaksTdap Not Enough to Block Whooping Cough Outbreaks
Giving adolescents and adults the reduced acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine offers some protection against infection, but not enough to prevent outbreaks. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine is only moderately effective in adolescents and adults
Researchers have found that the pertussis "booster" vaccine, also known as reduced antigen content acellular pertussis vaccine or Tdap, is only moderately effective at preventing pertussis among adolescents and adults. This is first study to assess the effectiveness of the Tdap booster in members of a new generation that has received entirely acellular vaccines appears in the current online issue of BMJ... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Well: Whooping Cough Vaccine Lags in Efficacy
An analysis of more than 32,000 Californians older than 11 found the acellular pertussis vaccine to be 53 to 64 percent effective.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Body Featured Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine Lags in Efficacy
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is on the rise. In California, for instance, the incidence of the disease rose in 2010 to its highest level in 50 years. One reason may be the change from a whole cell vaccine to the currently used a cellular version. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - July 24, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

"Remain focused" on giving whooping cough vaccine
Local NHS and public health teams should “increase efforts” to vaccinate pregnant women for whooping cough, as cases are expected to rise over the summer months, Public Health England (PHE) has claimed Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Women Infections Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Paralysed with Fear: The Story of Polio by Gareth Williams – review
The history of polio and its treatment is one of dead ends, missed opportunities and downright skulduggeryMost British doctors and nurses working today will never have treated a case of polio. The closest most of us ever come to the polio virus is swallowing a sugarcube containing the oral vaccine or taking our children for their jabs. Today, we stand on the brink of eradicating polio from the world.Yet for anyone over the age of 50, polio still casts nightmarish shadows of babies entombed in iron lungs, children hobbling in leg irons and adults confined in wheelchairs. Seemingly appearing out of nowhere in unstoppable epi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Culture Health Vaccines and immunisation Reviews Books Polio Science and nature Source Type: news

Menu of Partner Assays for the BD MAX™ System Continues to Expand
BD Diagnostics, a segment of global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), and Diagenode, an international biotech company based in Belgium, have announced the European-only launch of the Diagenode Bordetella pertussis/paraper… (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - June 27, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

The Lifelong Health Impact Of Whooping Cough
People born during whooping cough outbreaks are more likely to die prematurely even if they survive into adulthood, research at Lund University in Sweden has found. Women had a 20% higher risk of an early death, and men a staggering 40%. Women also suffered more complications during and after pregnancy, with an increased risk of miscarriage as well as infant death within the first month of life... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults May Not Be Protected Against Whooping Cough
Many U.S. adults are not up to date on their whooping cough vaccinations, putting vulnerable babies at risk of the potentially deadly disease, according to a new survey. The number of whooping cough (Pertussis) cases is increasing in the United States. In 2012, over 41,000 kids and adults were affected by the disease, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rates are at their highest level in 50 years... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news