Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
Title: Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - June 19, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whooping cough has lifelong health impact, study finds
(Lund University) 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 percent higher risk of an early death, and men a staggering 40 percent. 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: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Whooping cough can be deadly for infants, but 61 percent of adults don't know their vaccine status
(University of Michigan Health System) A new University of Michigan poll shows that 61 percent of adults say they don't know when they were last vaccinated against pertussis, which could mean they might be unwittingly exposing vulnerable babies to the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Protected Against Whooping Cough? Most Adults Don’t Know
Rates of whooping cough in the United States are at their highest level in decades, yet most adults don't know whether they are adequately protected against the disease, results from a new poll suggest. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - June 17, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

Vaccine Exemptions Rising, Tied to Whooping CoughVaccine Exemptions Rising, Tied to Whooping Cough
The number of New York parents who had their child skip at least one required vaccine due to religious reasons increased over the past decade, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gellar: Let's protect our babies
In babies, pertussis -- also known as whooping cough -- can be fatal. In a majority of infant cases, researchers found family members were responsible. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine
In New York, study found unvaccinated kids were 14 times more likely to get illness Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine
Title: Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/3/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 3, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Vaccine exemptions rising, tied to whooping cough
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of New York parents who had their child skip at least one required vaccine due to religious reasons increased over the past decade, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pertussis Cases Climb with Vax Exemptions (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- As rates of religious exemption from childhood vaccination rise, so does the incidence of whooping cough, even among vaccinated children, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 3, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine
Parents who opt out of vaccinating their children are putting their own kids and others around them at risk of serious illness, finds a study conducted in New York. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - June 3, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top Stories: Quantum Links, Whooping Cough, and the Science of Itching
Some of our favorite stories of this week (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

In The Resurgence Of Whooping Cough, Leading Explanations Don't Stand Up To Scrutiny
Whooping cough has exploded in the United States and some other developed countries in recent decades, and many experts suspect ineffective childhood vaccines for the alarming resurgence. Some say the vaccine wears off quicker than public health officials had previously believed. Others suggest that the vaccine protects against illness but does not prevent transmission of the bacterial disease, which is also known as pertussis... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newer whopping cough vaccines less effective than older shots, says study
Older vaccines for whooping cough were phased out in 1990s due to side effects (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newer whooping cough vaccines less effective than older shots, says study
Older vaccines for whooping cough were phased out in 1990s due to side effects (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
Title: Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More EffectiveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - May 20, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uptick in Whooping Cough Linked to Subpar Vaccines
Newer shots are safer, but not as effective as older ones (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 20, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Newer whooping cough vaccine not as protective
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A newer version of the whooping cough vaccine doesn't protect kids as well as the original, which was phased out in the 1990s because of safety concerns, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Newer Whooping Cough Vaccines Fall Flat (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Youngsters who received older whole-cell whooping cough vaccines had greater protection during a recent outbreak than those who got newer acellular medications, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Leading explanations for whooping cough's resurgence don't stand up to scrutiny
(University of Michigan) Whooping cough has exploded in the United States and some other developed countries in recent decades, and many experts suspect ineffective childhood vaccines for the alarming resurgence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 20, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Latest whooping cough cases published by PHE
This report comes as Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS England confirm the extension of the vaccination campaign to immunise all pregnant women against whooping cough between week 28 and 38 of their pregnancy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Irish team develops improved whooping cough vaccine
Resurgence of the disease means a better treatment is needed     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pertussis vaccine uptake in pregnant women February 2013
The provisional data suggest that in England, nearly 60% of pregnant women due to give birth during February were vaccinated against whooping cough. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 22, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccinations to continue
GPs and practice nurses will continue to offer whooping cough vaccines to pregnant women read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Family health Infections Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Whole-Cell Pertussis Vaccine Shot Boosts Later ProtectionWhole-Cell Pertussis Vaccine Shot Boosts Later Protection
Protection against whooping cough was better in the past, with an older whole-cell pertussis vaccine (wP), than it is now with a series of doses of acellular pertussis vaccine (aP), a new study shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maternal Immunisation ('Cocooning') Before Pregnancy Halves Risk Of Whooping Cough In Infants Less Than 4 Months Of Age
The results of a study of the impact of a pertussis vaccine "cocooning" strategy for adults in New South Wales shows that a mother receiving the whooping cough vaccine before delivery lowers the risk of whooping cough (pertussis) infection in very young infants... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Immunity Wanes After Last Dose of Whooping Cough Vaccine
Even though high numbers of the vaccine for whooping cough have been administered throughout the United States, incidence of pertussis is still at its highest in years. One reason could be that after the fifth dose is administered, immunity starts to wane. (Pertussis is the medical term for whooping cough.) Research from the U.S... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine protection wanes as kids age
(Reuters) - Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final shot, according to a U.S. study, meaning that some children may be at risk of developing the disease before they can get a booster shot. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine may wane earlier
ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers found evidence immunity to whooping cough, or pertussis, wanes before children get a booster shot at age 11 or 12. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes
Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine protection wanes
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) shot, a new study confirms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Wanes as Kids Age
Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final shot, according to a U.S. study, meaning that some children may be at risk of developing the disease before they can get a booster shot. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - March 11, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak cases fall
The number of people catching whooping cough continues to fall in England and Wales, official figures show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Further drop in whooping cough cases
Cases of whooping cough have continued to decline for the third month running after a peak of more than 9,700 cases in 2012 read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Infections Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Cases of whooping cough continue to decrease: 1 March 2013
Figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) today show that confirmed cases of whooping cough in England and Wales have continued to decrease with 668 cases reported in January 2013, compared to 835 cases in December 2012. (Source: Health Protection Agency)
Source: Health Protection Agency - March 1, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HPA: Cases of whooping cough continue to decrease
Source: Health Protection Agency (HPA) Area: News Current figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show that confirmed cases of whooping cough in England and Wales have continued to decrease with 668 cases reported in January 2013, compared to 835 cases in December 2012. Although this will be the third month in a row that cases have decreased, the overall numbers remain unusually high following a sustained outbreak during 2012 which saw a record 9,741 cases (provisional number). The press release also notes that large numbers of cases continue to be reported in those aged 15 years and older with 579 cases r...
Source: NeLM - News - March 1, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cases of whooping cough continue to decrease
Although number of cases still high, cases decrease for third month runningRelated items from OnMedicaWhooping cough cases at all time highPregnant women to be offered pertussis vaccineTenth whooping cough death as number of cases soarsWhooping cough reports show slight declineWhooping cough outbreak slows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 1, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protecting Babies from Whooping Cough
Adults should be vaccinated Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Infant and Newborn Care, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough
Title: Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping CoughCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/27/2013 8:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough
Adults should be vaccinated (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Tdap vaccine: Now recommended during pregnancy
As whooping cough makes a comeback, the CDC encourages the Tdap vaccine for pregnant women. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moms-to-be should get pertussis vaccine
ATLANTA, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials say women should get whooping cough vaccine every time they are pregnant, to protect infants. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Symptoms
Title: Whooping Cough SymptomsCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/20/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2013 4:36:31 PM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Whooping cough down after record year
LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The number of confirmed cases of whooping cough in England and Wales last year was almost 10 times higher than cases reported in 2011, health officials said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Whooping Cough Strain in US Raises Questions
From Associated Press (February 6, 2013) NEW YORK -- Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine. Health officials are looking into whether cases like the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Possibly vaccine-resistant whooping cough strain found in U.S.
It may be resistant to the vaccine and may have contributed to nation's worst whooping cough year since 1955, experts say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news