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  • Health Canada concerned about vaccine plant

    07/05/2014 11:22:10 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Inside Toronti ^ | 7-5-2014
    The FDA letter said that since 2011, the company has repeatedly discarded batches of vaccine because of bacterial counts that registered above specified limits. It noted that 21 per cent of the plant's production in 2014 could not be released to the market because of the problem. "We have 30 days to review and respond to the findings noted in their report and we are committed to doing so by August 4, 2014," said the email from Michelle Smolenaars Hunter, communications manager for GSK Canada. GSK expects to provide between 28 million and 33 million doses of flu vaccine to...
  • Judge Upholds Policy Barring Unvaccinated Students During Illnesses

    06/24/2014 8:00:35 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06/22/2014 | BENJAMIN MUELLER
    In a case weighing the government’s ability to require vaccination against the individual right to refuse it, a federal judge has upheld a New York City policy that bars unimmunized children from public school when another student has a vaccine-preventable disease. Citing a 109-year-old Supreme Court ruling that gives states broad power in public health matters, Judge William F. Kuntz II of Federal District Court in Brooklyn ruled against three families who claimed that their right to free exercise of religion was violated when their children were kept from school, sometimes for a month at a time, because of the...
  • Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

    12/30/2013 1:08:18 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 80 replies
    FEEL Guide ^ | JULY 16, 2013 | BRENT LAMBERT
    Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote...
  • MIT researchers discover possible ‘vaccine’ for post-traumatic stress disorder

    12/15/2013 8:30:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2013 | Molly Line
    It’s a breakthrough that could help thousands of American soldiers returning from dangerous deployments. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe they may have discovered a way to create a vaccine that could prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “What it’s going to do is that they’ll still have perfectly strong memories of the event. They just won’t have the bad health consequences,” said Ki Goosens, an assistant professor of neuroscience with the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. The key is a lesser-known hormone produced by the stomach called ghrelin. “One of the really interesting things about ghrelin that was...
  • Emergency meningitis vaccine will be imported to halt Ivy League outbreak

    11/15/2013 7:26:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5 hours ago | JoNel Aleccia,
    Emergency doses of a meningitis vaccine not approved for use in the U.S. may soon be on the way to Princeton University to halt an outbreak of the potentially deadly infection that has sickened seven students since March. Government health officials said Friday they have agreed to import Bexsero, a vaccine licensed only in Europe and Australia that protects against meningitis B, a strain not covered by the shots recommended for college students in the U.S.
  • Two sisters, 20 and 19, are suing the makers of the HPV vaccine,......

    11/07/2013 8:59:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    FULL TITLE: Two sisters, 20 and 19, are suing the makers of the HPV vaccine, claiming the drug caused them to lose their fertility Two Wisconsin sisters have filed a federal claim, saying they believe a cervical cancer vaccine caused their ovaries to stop producing eggs. Madelyne Meylor, 20, and Olivia Meylor, 19, both of Mount Horeb, claim their condition came from the Gardasil vaccine for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Their attorney, Mark Krueger, told the newspaper it is the first allegation of its kind to reach a hearing through the National Vaccine...
  • Texas megachurch run by vaccine-denying preacher battles measles outbreak (Kenneth Copeland)

    08/31/2013 10:54:12 PM PDT · by iowamark · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/28/2013
    A Texas megachurch connected to a pastor who has openly questioned the benefits of modern medicine has been forced to host vaccination clinics after 21 members of the congregation contracted measles. The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, located about 20 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas. Officials with area health departments said those affected by the outbreak range in age from 4-months to 44-years-old. All of the school-age children with measles were homeschooled, and the majority of those who were infected had not been vaccinated. 'If it finds a...
  • New discovery brings hope to universal dengue vaccine

    08/14/2013 8:11:18 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08/13/2013 | CNA
    SINGAPORE: A new strategy that cripples the ability of the dengue virus to escape the host immune system has been discovered by A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN). The discovery, scientists said, brings hope to what may become the world's first universal dengue vaccine that can give full protection from all four types of the virus. The dengue virus requires the enzyme called MTase, also known as 2'-O-methyltransferase, to chemically modify its genetic material to escape detection. In this study, the researchers discovered that by introducing a genetic mutation to deactivate the MTase enzyme of the virus, initial cells infected by...
  • U.S. reports a breakthrough in malaria vaccine

    08/08/2013 3:46:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 6:03 PM EDT, Thu August 8, 2013 | Matt Smith and William Hudson
    U.S. researchers reported a breakthrough Thursday in the search for a vaccine for malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that sickens millions worldwide. More than three dozen volunteers received multiple, intravenous doses of a vaccine produced with a weakened form of the disease, scientists from the National Institutes of Health, the Navy, Army and other organizations reported Thursday. Though the results were promising, more extensive field testing will be required, the researchers wrote. Nevertheless, the it marks the first time any vaccine trial has shown 100% success in protecting subjects from the mosquito-borne tropical disease, which sickens more than 200 million a...
  • CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine Contaminated With Cancer Virus

    07/17/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT · by BCW · 201 replies
    Realfarmcy ^ | 17 JULY 2013 | Dave Mihalovic
    The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. It has been estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine.
  • Type 1 diabetes vaccine hailed as 'significant step'

    06/27/2013 3:28:10 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | June 26, 2013 | BBC
    It may be possible to reverse type 1 diabetes by training a patient's own immune system to stop attacking their body, an early trial suggests. Their immune system destroys the cells that make insulin, the hormone needed to control blood sugar levels. A study in 80 patients, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, showed a vaccine could retrain their immune system. Experts described the results as a "significant step". Normally a vaccine teaches the immune system to attack bacteria or viruses that cause disease, such as the polio virus. Researchers at the Stanford University Medical Centre used a vaccine...
  • News in Brief: No link found between vaccines and nerve-damaging condition (Guillain-Barré syndrome)

    06/27/2013 2:23:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Science News ^ | June 27, 2013 | Nathan Seppa
    Recently immunized people are not more apt to develop Guillain-Barre syndrome Shortly after getting a vaccination, people are no more likely to develop a dangerous nerve-damaging condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome, or GBS, than they are at other times, a new analysis finds. Roger Baxter of Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, and his colleagues reviewed medical records from 1994 to 2006 of more than 3 million Kaiser members and found 415 diagnoses of GBS. Only 25 of these people had received any vaccine in the six weeks prior to being diagnosed with the condition. None were children. Analyses showed that...
  • HIV vaccine trial shut down

    04/27/2013 5:02:06 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 64 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 25 2013 | Melissa Healy,
    Federal researchers shut down a clinical trial of an HIV vaccine involving about 2,500 subjects after it is found to be ineffective at preventing healthy subjects from contracting the virus.
  • First Vaccine to Help Control Some Autism Symptoms

    04/25/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT · by Kolath · 40 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 04/24/2013 | Brittany Pequegnat
    A first-ever vaccine created by University of Guelph researchers for gut bacteria common in autistic children may also help control some autism symptoms. The groundbreaking study by Brittany Pequegnat and Guelph chemistry professor Mario Monteiro appears this month in the journal Vaccine. They developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the gut bug Clostridium bolteae. C. bolteae is known to play a role in gastrointestinal disorders, and it often shows up in higher numbers in the GI tracts of autistic children than in those of healthy kids. More than 90 per cent of children with autism spectrum disorders suffer from chronic, severe...
  • Will the CDC's Bird Flu Vaccine Work if the Virus Mutates?

    04/06/2013 3:07:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    livescience.com ^ | 05 April 2013 Time: 05:10 PM ET | Rachael Rettner
    On Thursday (April 4), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it had begun work on a vaccine against H7N9, a new bird-flu virus causing illness in China. So far, health officials have reported that 16 people have become sick with the virus, six of whom died. Currently, the virus does not appear to spread between people. The CDC plans to "build" the virus to use it in its vaccine, rather than wait for a sample to ship from China, the New York Times reported. Using the H7N9 genetic sequence as a blueprint, CDC researchers will synthesize genes...
  • US Panel backs Trial for Anthrax Vaccine on Children

    03/24/2013 9:26:05 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 8 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 19 March 2013 | BBC Staff
    A US presidential commission has paved the way for testing an anthrax vaccine on children, prompting criticism that participants would be "guinea pigs".But the bioethical issues report said researchers would have to overcome many hurdles before conducting any trial.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius must decide whether to act on the paper's recommendations.
  • Godzilla Versus Mothra (Could a Smallpox shot kill Cancer?)

    03/04/2013 10:02:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/04/2013 | Kent Sepkowitz
    Medical research typically is a cautious, restrained affair—but every once in a while, scientists try out a radical idea. Take this one for example: injecting a live virus into someone with cancer on the off chance that the virus might go ahead and kill some cancer cells. Nuts? Actually this approach, called viral oncolysis, has been around since at least the 1950s, when West Nile virus, thought harmless at the time, was injected into people with an array of advanced and seemingly hopeless cancers. Some got a little better, some a little worse, but the approach fell away, eclipsed by...
  • Flu shot doing poor job of protecting older people

    02/21/2013 7:57:24 PM PST · by don-o · 11 replies
    AP - via Yahoo ^ | February 21, 2013 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA (AP) — It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health officials are baffled as to why this is so. But the findings help explain why so many older people have been hospitalized with the flu this year.
  • Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot

    01/22/2013 4:11:51 PM PST · by eldoradude · 7 replies
    Yahoo! Health ^ | Jan. 22, 2013 | Kate Kelland
    Emelie is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she's often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school or having fun with friends. She is only 14, but at times she has wondered if her life is worth living. Emelie is one of around 800 children in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe who developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder, after being immunized with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in 2009.
  • DARPA studying pollen grains as vaccine delivery system

    12/05/2012 11:04:25 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    Vaccine News Daily ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jeffrey Bigongiari
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding the development of technology to package oral vaccines for delivery using pollen. The exterior of pollen grains are shells made of a non-allergenic, naturally durable polymer. The interior of the shell can be emptied, which eliminates any allergy-producing material, and then filled with vaccine, according to GlobalBiodefense.com. The shell’s durability also gives it a substantial advantage over traditional oral tablets because it serves to protect the vaccine while it is in the body. Stomach acids, for example, often limit a medication’s absorption. A pollen shell would protect the vaccine until it reaches...
  • All Signs Indicate That This Flu Season Is Going To Be Brutal

    12/04/2012 6:10:52 PM PST · by blam · 114 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-4-2012 | Jennifer Welsh
    All Signs Indicate That This Flu Season Is Going To Be Brutal Jennifer WelshDec. 4, 2012, 6:53 PMThe flu season could be especially bad this year, and is one of the earliest-starting flu seasons in a decade, said Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control. "This is the earliest regular flu season we've had in nearly a decade, since the 2003-2004 flu season. That was an early and severe flu year," CDC director Thomas Frieden said in a teleconference yesterday Dec. 3. That season was very severe, especially for children, they said. This is much different than we...
  • FDA Panel OKs Bird Flu Vaccine Stockpiling

    11/18/2012 8:40:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    KARN News Radio ^ | November 18, 2012 | ABC News Radio
    (WASHINGTON) -- A vaccine for the H5N1 avian flu, or bird flu, has been approved by a panel of experts to be stockpiled for emergency use in case of a pandemic. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 14-0 in favor that the vaccine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Quebec, was in compliance with licensing standards under accelerated approval regulations, reports MedPage Today. H5N1 currently does not spread as easily among humans as it does among domestic foul, but flu experts have feared it could mutate and potentially lead to a pandemic. In infected humans, the virus is...
  • New Flu Shot Guards Against Newest Strains

    09/28/2012 12:49:14 AM PDT · by LucyT · 60 replies
    ABCNews.go.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer
    Last year's flu shot won't shield you this year: Two new strains of influenza have begun circling the globe, and the updated vaccine appears to work well against them, government officials said Thursday. [snip] Influenza strains constantly evolve, and some cause more illness than others. "...strains from the H3N2 family tend to be harsher than some other flu types, and a new H3N2 strain is included in this year's vaccine because it is circulating in parts of the world. Only one ingredient in this year's flu vaccine was retained from last year's, protection against the H1N1 strain that caused the...
  • Synthetic protein kick-starts the immune system to prevent all strains of the flu

    07/09/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 7 replies
    Gizmag / Dan Diego State University ^ | July 09, 2012 | Darren Quick
    We've seen promising moves towards developing a universal or near-universal influenza vaccine, but researchers at the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center have taken a different tack to ward of the crafty virus. Although the flu virus actively keeps the immune system from detecting it for a few days, giving it time to gain a foothold, the researchers have found that a powerful synthetic protein, known as EP67, can kick start the immune system so that it reacts almost immediately to all strains of the virus. Previously, EP67 had primarily been used to help activate the immune response by being added...
  • Anti-cocaine vaccine described in Human Gene Therapy Journal

    06/19/2012 11:34:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | June 18, 2012 | NA
    A single-dose vaccine capable of providing immunity against the effects of cocaine offers a novel and groundbreaking strategy for treating cocaine addiction is described in an article published Instant Online in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (http://www.liebertpub.com) The article is available free online at the Human Gene Therapy website (http://www.liebertpub.com/hum). "This is a very novel approach for addressing the huge medical problem of cocaine addiction," says James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, and Director of the Gene Therapy Program, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia. In...
  • Autism, traffic, and unstudied vaccine components (Abortion/bio-tech industry links to autism rise)

    04/10/2012 1:36:06 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 10 April 2012 | Matthew Hanley
    Back in November, the Wall Street Journal featured a prominent article with the following headline: “The Hidden Toll of Traffic Jams; Scientists Increasingly Link Vehicle Exhaust With Brain-Cell Damage, Higher Rates of Autism”. It was careful to point out that current evidence is circumstantial; no one is certain about such a connection between traffic, exhaust, brain-cell damage and autism. After all, vehicles today put out far, far less pollution than those operating decades ago, when autism rates were far, far lower. It highlighted one study published in Environmental Health Perspectives which found that children born to mothers within 1,000...
  • 'Universal' cancer vaccine developed

    04/08/2012 2:58:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 8, 2012 | Richard Gray
    A vaccine that can train cancer patients' own bodies to seek out and destroy tumour cells has been developed by scientists. The therapy, which targets a molecule found in 90 per cent of all cancers, could provide a universal injection that allows patients' immune systems to fight off common cancers including breast and prostate cancer. Preliminary results from early clinical trials have shown the vaccine can trigger an immune response in patients and reduce levels of disease. The scientists behind the vaccine now hope to conduct larger trials in patients to prove it can be effective against a range of...
  • Vaccine to stop heart attacks could be here in 5 years

    03/31/2012 5:51:58 AM PDT · by ak267 · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-30-2012 | Rebecca Smith
    A vaccine delivered in an injection or nasal spray to prevent heart attacks could be available within five years. Scientists have discovered that the drug stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies which prevent heart disease by stopping fat building up in the arteries. It is the first time that the underlying cause of heart disease has been targeted. Current treatments focus on using drugs to reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure. The vaccine can cut the build up of fat in arteries by up to 70 per cent, according to tests by researchers at Lund University in Sweden....
  • Rabies vaccine to be dropped from the air

    01/22/2012 3:52:05 PM PST · by Libertynotfree · 18 replies
    Natural Remedies Matter ^ | Jan22,2012 | Libertynotfree
    The Texas Department of State Health Services will drop vaccines from the air Wednesday. It's part of the annual effort to protect people and livestock from rabies.
  • Scripps Research scientists create vaccine against heroin high

    07/20/2011 7:26:44 AM PDT · by decimon · 10 replies
    Scripps Research Institute ^ | July 20, 2011 | Unknown
    Vaccine may hold promise for those who want to break their heroin addiction LA JOLLA, CA – Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a highly successful vaccine against a heroin high and have proven its therapeutic potential in animal models. The new study, published recently online ahead of print by the American Chemical Society's Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, demonstrates how a novel vaccine produces antibodies (a kind of immune molecule) that stop not only heroin but also other psychoactive compounds metabolized from heroin from reaching the brain to produce euphoric effects. "In my 25 years of making drug-of-abuse...
  • TX College Students Under 30 Required to Get Meningitis Vaccine

    01/09/2012 8:41:41 PM PST · by Altariel · 9 replies · 1+ views
    KTEN ^ | December 14, 2011 | Jennifer French
    DENISON, TX--College students may have to visit the doctor before they enroll next semester. The State of Texas now requires all students under 30 to get a meningitis vaccine. Starting in January 2012, Grayson County College students will have to follow suit. Those who have already been vaccinated only need to show a proof of immunization. "We really need to have them immunized and have proof of immunization," Shelle Cassell said, Grayson County College Director of Marketing/Public Information. There is an exception process that the state has put in place if you have religious beliefs or if you have a...
  • UGA researchers, scientists develop vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice

    12/14/2011 6:24:02 PM PST · by JosephMama · 13 replies
    Researchers from the University and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases—including those resistant to common treatments. The vaccine, described this week in the early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a promising new strategy for treating cancers that share the same distinct carbohydrate signature, including ovarian and colorectal cancers.
  • Breakthrough: Israel Develops Cancer Vaccine

    11/14/2011 8:26:48 PM PST · by arbee4bush · 50 replies
    United With Isreal ^ | Rivka Borochov
    Vaxil’s groundbreaking therapeutic vaccine, developed in Israel, could keep about 90 percent of cancers from coming back. As the world’s population lives longer than ever, if we don’t succumb to heart disease, strokes or accidents, it is more likely that cancer will get us one way or another. Cancer is tough to fight, as the body learns how to outsmart medical approaches that often kill normal cells while targeting the malignant ones.
  • McCaskill asks for investigation into Obama administration’s sole-source vaccine contract

    11/24/2011 3:33:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/11 | Will Rahn
    Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has asked The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the Obama administration’s award of a $443 million sole-source contract to a company owned by a major Democratic donor. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that the Obama administration has taken unusual steps to procure an experimental smallpox vaccine from a company owned by a major Democratic donor despite concerns from some experts that such a drug was unnecessary and would not be effective. Citing “serious questions” about the contract, the Los Angeles Times reported that McCaskill has asked the...
  • A vaccine that can kill cancer (Israeli company formulates a drug that ‘trains' the immune)

    11/16/2011 3:32:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Israel 21 ^ | 11/16/2011 | Karin Kloosterman
    Israeli company formulates a drug that ‘trains' the immune system to seek and destroy malignant cells that have already invaded the body. As we get older, modern medicine will help more of us live with cancer rather than die from it. That's the assumption behind a vaccine to treat cancer, being developed by a pharmaceutical company in Israel. Vaxil BioTherapeutics' main product, ImMucin, is now in advanced clinical trials at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem. CEO Julian Levy tells ISRAEL21c that this therapeutic vaccine doesn't prevent cancer from invading, but activates and enhances the body's natural immune system to...
  • There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine

    11/15/2011 10:18:12 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI - The Blaze ^ | 11-15-2011 | Becket Adams
    There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine Becket Adams, The Blaze Nov. 15, 2011, 12:21[Editor's note: smallpox is indeed a horrifying and terrible disease; this cannot be overstated. It is not the intent of this article to mitigate the very real and terrible nature of the disease. The point of this article is to question the White Houses’ intentions in this deal.] Several critics believe that the Obama administration’s $433 million investment in the new ST-246 smallpox vaccine reeks of scandal. How could a multimillion dollar investment in an antiviral pill that could...
  • Advisory Panel Urges U.S. to Conduct Controversial Anthrax Vaccine Trial in Children

    10/31/2011 8:29:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 28 October 2011 | Jennifer Couzin-Frankel
    An advisory board to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon urged the U.S. government to launch a controversial trial of the anthrax vaccine in children. The 12-1 vote backs a September recommendation from a working group that spent about 3 months weighing the pros and cons of such a study and came out in favor of it. Today's recommendation, by the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB), isn't binding, and even if a study goes forward it will have to jump through many hoops before it can get up and running. That's because a trial like this...
  • U.S. to decide on anthrax vaccine for kids

    10/28/2011 2:40:00 PM PDT · by TheSentry · 20 replies
    United Press International ^ | 25 OCT 2011 | UPI-staff
    WASHINGTON, OCT25 (UPI)-The Obama Administration is mulling whether an anthrax vaccine meant to protect against bioterrorism attack should be tested on U.S. children, officials say...
  • U.S. to decide on anthrax vaccine for kids

    10/28/2011 1:41:55 PM PDT · by TheSentry · 21 replies
    United Press International ^ | 25 OCT 2011 | UPI-staff
    "...Washington, Oct.25 (UPI)- The Obama administration is mulling whether an anthrax vaccine meant to protect against bioterrorism attack should be tested on U.S. children, officials say..."
  • Flu shots less effective than experts thought (Ard is right, again.)

    10/26/2011 8:36:35 PM PDT · by arderkrag · 61 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 10/26/2011 | Maura Lerner
    Annual flu shots protect only about 59 percent of the population -- far less than previously thought -- according to a new study led by University of Minnesota researchers. The study found "major holes and gaps'' in the vaccine given to tens of millions of Americans every year to prevent influenza and its complications, said Michael Osterholm, the lead scientist and head of the university's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. But until a better vaccine comes along, Osterholm said, 59 percent "is a lot better than zero." --SNIP-- "This is the most comprehensive review of influenza vaccine that...
  • Professors Offer $11,000 for Proving Bachmann's HPV Vaccine Story

    09/20/2011 9:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Two bioethics professors have said that they are willing to pay $11,000 for medical records that could prove that the story Rep. Michele Bachmann told about the toxicity of HPV vaccine, after Monday night's GOP presidential debate, is true. Bachmann first raised the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine issue during the presidential debate, attacking Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who issued an executive order in 2007 mandating that girls get the HPV vaccine as part of a school immunization requirement. She questioned the state's authority to force "innocent little 12-year-old girls" to have a "government injection" that was "potentially dangerous." The following...
  • Rumors, untruths find a friend in Michele Bachmann

    09/18/2011 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    It's one thing to have a philosophical disagreement with the Texas governor on whether he should have mandated a vaccine for girls against a sexually transmitted virus. But it's an entirely different matter to spread false rumors about the vaccine, hoping to leverage parental fears for political gain. That's the depths to which Minnesota's Michele Bachmann has sunk in her bid to counter Rick Perry's surge in polls. It's conduct unbecoming a member of Congress, much less a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Bachmann used the issue last week at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate in Tampa to land...
  • California schools to turn away children without whooping cough vaccine

    09/18/2011 10:40:55 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:08 AM on 18th September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Some California schools are turning away middle and high school students who have not received a required whooping cough vaccine while others are defying a law passed last year after a historic spike in cases of the potentially fatal disease. The law approved last September initially required all students entering grades seven through 12 to get vaccinated by the start of the 2011-2012 school year. Lawmakers passed a 30-day extension this summer as districts worried many students wouldn't meet the deadline.
  • Playing Politics With Little Girls’ Lives

    09/17/2011 3:24:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Wilton Patch ^ | September 17, 2011 | Heather Borden Herve
    Candidates who bring the HPV vaccine into the political arena are playing with fire. You and I are just getting to know one another. While I’ve been writing a twice-weekly opinion column for Wilton Patch for the last year, and readers there are more familiar with where I stand on many things, this “Patch In” column is only in its third week. I thought we’d take it slow. Earlier this week someone sent me the link to an editorial in the Wall Street Journal. It was about GOP presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann’s recent comments about the human papillomavirus (or HPV)...
  • FunVax (Fundamentalist Vaccine) leaked. Real or Fake?

    I am thinking this is a fake. What say you? FunVax (Fundamentalist Vaccine)
  • Professors offer more than $10,000 for proof that Bachmann’s story about HPV is true

    09/15/2011 1:35:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 226 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/15/2011 | Chris Moody
    Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's story about a woman who claimed that her daughter suffered "mental retardation" after receiving a vaccine against HPV could fetch the woman's family thousands of dollars. But the family can only collect if Bachmann or the unnamed woman can prove the story is true. Two bioethics professors have offered to pay more than $10,000 for medical records that prove the anecdote Bachmann told after Monday night's Republican presidential debate is true, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: Steven Miles, a U of M bioethics professor, said that he'll give $1,000 if the medical records of the woman...
  • Bachmann’s Former Chief Of Staff: Her False Statements Are The Result Of Her ‘Impulsive Nature’

    09/15/2011 6:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 1+ views
    MEDIAITE ^ | 09/15/2011 | Alex Alvarez
    On Wednesday night, Anderson Cooper took some time to address how Michele Bachmann‘s recent comment about the danger of the HPV vaccine — relaying a story about a Tampa woman who supposedly shared that her daughter had developed mental retardation following the vaccination — fits in with other misleading and incorrect comments she had made in the recent past.Said Cooper: Now it’s certainly not a new phenomenon for politicians to stretch the truth and manipulate facts. But Bachmann is spreading an all-out falsehood here — a dangerous falsehood at that. It’s not the first time she’s done this by any...
  • A deadly hysteria - Bachmann’s vaccine lunacy

    09/14/2011 12:59:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 214 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2011 | ROBERT GOLDBERG, vice president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
    n Monday night’s debate, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum all seemed to be auditioning for the role that Jude Law plays in the film “Contagion” -- Alan Krumwiede, a blogger who tells millions that a vaccine to combat a lethal pathogen is actually dangerous, and claims both the epidemic and vaccine were created by government to enrich drug companies. Krumwiede’s conspiracy theory proves deadly -- and so will these Republicans’, if anyone listens. ....Don’t be distracted by legitimate, but minor, questions about how states should make public-health decisions: The thrust of this attack is garbage -- and deadly...
  • Gardasil and the GOP

    09/13/2011 2:48:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 188 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 13, 2011 | Henry I. Miller
    More than an hour into last night’s debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann attacked Gov. Rick Perry on the HPV vaccination controversy — or more accurately pseudo-controversy. It stems from an executive order issued by Perry in 2007 that required all Texas girls to receive Gardasil, a vaccine against the most common strains of human papilloma virus, before entering the sixth grade. However, Texas lawmakers blocked that mandate. Some critics argued that the vaccine was too new to have been confirmed safe, while others said that Perry’s order would preempt parental rights or give girls a false sense of security, possibly causing...
  • Huge review finds few vaccine side effects; rejects autism link

    09/13/2011 1:58:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 08/26/2011 | Letitia Stein, Times staff writer
    The nation's leading group of independent medical experts on Thursday weighed in on the debate over vaccine side effects, releasing a report that found few serious health problems are linked to immunizations. After reviewing more than 1,000 scientific articles, experts at the Institute of Medicine found the controversy over certain vaccines and autism was completely unfounded. It also rejected any link between immunizations and Type I diabetes, Bell's palsy and asthma. The report did find evidence of rare vaccine-related adverse effects that can range from mild seizures to fainting. For most of the more than 150 possible reactions studied, experts...