Well: Whooping Cough in Infants Tied to Epilepsy Risk
Whooping cough is associated with an increased risk for childhood epilepsy, a new study has found. The findings underscore the importance of pertussis vaccination in infants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Epilepsy Live Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Well: Whooping Cough in Infants Tied to Epilepsy Risk
Whooping cough is associated with an increased risk for childhood epilepsy, a new study has found. The findings underscore the importance of pertussis vaccination in infants. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 17, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Epilepsy Live Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Heartbreaking Video Of Baby With Whooping Cough Has Strong Message About Vaccinations
An Australian mom has issued a powerful statement about vaccinations with a heartbreaking video of her baby. Mom Rebecca Harreman posted a video on Facebook that shows her 4-month-old son Austin suffering from pertussis, aka whooping cough.  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Okay so I know I said I'd let the hate go. But I'm tired. Damn tired. I...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

PHA: Remind pregnant women to get whooping cough vaccine
Nurses and health visitors should encourage women who are 28 weeks pregnant or more to get a whooping cough vaccine, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has advised Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Children ' s health Baby Care Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk
But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 4, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Neurology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Kids' Whooping Cough and Risk of Epilepsy
But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk
But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Epilepsy, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infant whooping cough infection tied to later epilepsy risk
(Reuters Health) – Children in Denmark who were diagnosed with pertussis, or “whooping cough,” in early childhood appear to have an increased risk of epilepsy later in childhood, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surprise Link Between Epilepsy And Whooping Cough: What's The Connection?
One of the more common concerns parents have about vaccines is the fear their child will suffer seizures following vaccination. The fear is grounded in reality: febrile, or fever-induced seizures, can occur after vaccinations. Their risk even increases when the MMR vaccine is delayed, an ironic fact for parents who delay this vaccine out of misguided safety concerns. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 3, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Pertussis Booster In Every Pregnacy Safe For Mother And Child, Study Finds
The resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years has left doctors, researchers and public health officials scrambling to find ways to protect those most likely to die from the disease: infants under 2-3 months old who are too young to be vaccinated. The most promising strategy — giving mom a dose of the pertussis vaccine toward the end of her pregnancy — means getting a booster in every pregnancy. The booster, called Tdap, actually protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Pertussis Booster In Every Pregnancy Safe For Mother And Child, Study Finds
The resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years has left doctors, researchers and public health officials scrambling to find ways to protect those most likely to die from the disease: infants under 2-3 months old who are too young to be vaccinated. The most promising strategy — giving mom a dose of the pertussis vaccine toward the end of her pregnancy — means getting a booster in every pregnancy. The booster, called Tdap, actually protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Flu, whooping cough vaccine combo safe in pregnancy
Study of more than 36,000 pregnant women is reassuring, say experts (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An In Vitro Assay for Substrate Translocation by FhaC in Liposomes
The two-partner secretion (TPS) pathway is used by gram-negative bacteria to secrete a large family of virulence exoproteins. Its name is derived from the fact that it involves two proteins, a secreted TpsA protein and a cognate TpsB transporter in the outer membrane. A typical TPS system is represented by the filamentous hemagglutinin FhaB (TpsA protein) and its transporter FhaC (TpsB protein) of Bordetella pertussis. Results from mutational analysis and heterologous expression experiments suggested that FhaC is essential for FhaB translocation across the outer membrane of bacteria. We have devised a cell-free biochemical...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Protein Science - October 6, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: news

Whooping Cough's Rare Cousin Caused Outbreak (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Symptoms are similar to classical disease but current vaccine is no protection (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul: Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers?!? Really?!?
Being a pediatrician and a public health advocate, there were several things that bothered me about Wednesday night's "debate" about vaccines. Let's start with the first part of Jake Tapper's question: "Dr. Carson, Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly linked vaccines, childhood vaccines, to autism, which, as you know, the medical community adamantly disputes." Mr. Tapper, there is no dispute. The medical community has repeatedly disproven any links between childhood vaccines and autism. We did our job. It's time to do yours as a journalist. The next part of your question to Dr. Carson, "Should ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul: Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers?!? Really?!?
Being a pediatrician and a public health advocate, there were several things that bothered me about Wednesday night's "debate" about vaccines. Let's start with the first part of Jake Tapper's question: "Dr. Carson, Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly linked vaccines, childhood vaccines, to autism, which, as you know, the medical community adamantly disputes." Mr. Tapper, there is no dispute. The medical community has repeatedly disproven any links between childhood vaccines and autism. We did our job. It's time to do yours as a journalist. The next part of your question to Dr. Carson, "Should ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Take a Number: 732,000: American Lives Saved by Vaccination
A federal agency estimates that the vaccination of children from 1994 to 2013 will prevent hundreds of thousands of early deaths. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Measles Deaths (Fatalities) Rotaviruses Tetanus Mumps German Measles (Rubella) Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Why Public Schools Should Require the HPV Vaccine
If you live in Rhode Island and your children go to public school, they will need to be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV. This is a new requirement—and not everyone likes it. Those who oppose the change point out that you catch HPV through sex, unlike infections like measles or whooping cough that you can catch if someone in the classroom has it and coughs on you. Why, they say, should the HPV vaccine be required for school? Because it could save lives, that’s why. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer. It’s also the cause of many other cancers, and genital warts. The vaccine, wh...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Vaccines HPV hpv vaccine human papilloma virus Human Papilloma Virus vaccine Source Type: news

Siblings Give Babies More Pertussis Than Moms Do
Immediate family members gave pertussis to infants in two thirds of cases where the source of a baby’s infection could be identified, according to a new study in Pediatrics. Specifically, more than a third of babies caught pertussis, or whooping cough, from their brother or sister, the researchers found. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Infants More Likely To Get Pertussis From Siblings
BOSTON (CBS) – Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can be particularly dangerous for young babies. A new study finds that infants are more likely to catch it from their older siblings rather than their mom or dad. While routine vaccination of kids against whooping cough is recommended to prevent the spread, experts are also urging all pregnant women to get a booster shot in the last three months of pregnancy so they can pass on some of their immunity to their newborn babies. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Infants most likely to catch whooping cough from siblings
(Reuters Health) - Infants are now most likely to catch whooping cough from their brothers and sisters, a new study says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Siblings now main source of infants' whooping cough
Experts say there are steps moms can take during pregnancy to help protect their babies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Infants more likely to catch whooping cough from siblings than mothers
The AAP have found a shift in the source of transmission of pertussis from mothers to siblings and call for greater protection through booster vaccinations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Pertussis Passed to Newborns From Siblings
A new study suggests that siblings, not mothers, are now the most common source of whooping cough infections in newborns. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 7, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth medicine and health Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Well: Pertussis Passed to Newborns From Siblings
A new study suggests that siblings, not mothers, are now the most common source of whooping cough infections in newborns. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth medicine and health Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Well: Pertussis Passed to Newborns From Siblings
A new study suggests that siblings, not mothers, are now the most common source of whooping cough infections in newborns. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 7, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth medicine and health Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants’ Whooping Cough: CDC
A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 7, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Vaccination appeal as pertussis in pregnancy remains high
More pregnant women should be encouraged to take up the whooping cough vaccine, after new figures revealed the disease remains at raised levels in England. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New whooping cough figures prompt call for pregnant women to get immunised
New surveillance figures confirm that whooping cough (pertussis) activity remains at raised levels in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 4, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women urged to have whooping cough vaccine
Just over half of pregnant women have the vaccine, with experts believing some women are put off the idea of receiving jabs in pregnancy. Whooping cough can be fatal, particularly in babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough jab plea to mums-to-be
Pregnant women should ensure they have the whooping cough vaccine to protect their babies, Public Health England is urging. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reno County Health Department says the majority of whooping cough cases were found in vaccinated individuals
(NaturalNews) A majority of the people coming down with whooping cough in Reno County, Kansas, were vaccinated against the disease, according to the county's health department. A spokesperson for Hutchinson Schools took it further, noting that every case he had seen was in a vaccinated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tdap booster vaccine rates triple at family care clinics using automated reminders
Electronic reminders at clinics helped boost rates of Tdap booster that protects against tetanus, diptheria, and whooping cough, a study shows. Guidelines recommend that adolescents and adults ages 11 and up receive a single dose of the Tdap vaccine for booster immunization even if they have had a Td (tetanus and diphtheria) vaccine within the past 10 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tdap booster vaccine rates triple at family care clinics using automated reminders
(University of Michigan Health System) Electronic reminders at clinics helped boost rates of Tdap booster that protects against tetanus, diptheria, and whooping cough. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Well: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Well: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 10, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Personal Health: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Personal Health: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 10, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Well: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 10, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Tetanus Mumps Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

State policies influence vaccination, disease outbreak rates
Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases—like whooping cough and measles—according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study finds state policies influence vaccination, disease outbreak rates
(University of Georgia) Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases -- like whooping cough and measles -- according to a new study from the University of Georgia.Through their research, released in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs, study authors David Bradford and Anne Mandich found higher rates of pertussis, or whooping cough, in states that allowed philosophical exemptions and used a standardized exemption form. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Personal Health: Pregnancy Is the Best Time for Some Vaccines
Many women go through pregnancy unprotected by readily available vaccines that can prevent irreversible harm to the woman, the unborn baby or the very young infant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Personal Health: Pregnancy Is the Best Time for Some Vaccines
Many women go through pregnancy unprotected by readily available vaccines that can prevent irreversible harm to the woman, the unborn baby or the very young infant. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 3, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Whooping Cough Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Parenting Featured Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

9 Childhood Illnesses: Get the Facts
WebMD shares facts on 9 childhood illnesses you may not know about: RSV, fifth disease, croup, scarlet fever, impetigo, Kawasaki disease, Reye's syndrome, whooping cough, and hand, foot, and mouth disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seattle Flunks Vaccine Science
Nothing says First World city like Seattle does. Come for the cachet, stay for the Seahawks, and give a nod to the Starbucks and the Amazon and the mothership that is Microsoft just to the east. There’s nothing this so-hip-it-hurts town lacks, it seems—except perhaps for common sense. If you’re looking for that, the developing world is a far better bet. That’s the inescapable conclusion on what should be a very good week for public health—and childhood health in particular—with the World Health Organization and other groups announcing on July 24 that Nigeria has gone a full year without ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers Nigeria polio Seattle vaccines Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccines could be causing a resurgence in deadly disease, scientists warn
(NaturalNews) The whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine may not actually prevent many people from becoming infected with the disease, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Santa Fe Institute and published in the journal BMC Medicine on June 24. Instead, the vaccine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news