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  • Researchers test vaccine they hope could stem Alzheimer's

    06/22/2019 7:36:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/22/2019
    Researchers at University of New Mexico researchers are working on a vaccine they hope could prevent Alzheimer's disease, reports CBS Albuquerque affiliate KRQE-TV. UNM's Health and Sciences Department Associate Professor Kiran Bhaskar, who's been passionate about studying the disease for the last decade, says the work started with an idea in 2013. "I would say it took about five years or so to get from where the idea generated and get the fully functioning working vaccine," he said. Bhaskar and his team started to test the vaccine on mice. It has not yet been shown if it works in people....
  • MMR booster shot needed?

    06/05/2019 4:08:37 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 37 replies
    Do we old -school Patriots need an MMR booster?
  • NH 'measles' case was likely reaction to vaccine, state health officials now believe

    05/23/2019 6:34:31 PM PDT · by OddLane · 25 replies
    Manchester Union-Leader ^ | May 23, 2019 | Mark Hayward
    The Keene-area child believed to be infected with measles was probably experiencing a reaction from the measles vaccine, and the public is not at risk of a measles outbreak, state health officials said. Earlier this week, state officials said that the child had visited a church and school in the Keene area and warned that those near the child were at risk of exposure. It was New Hampshire’s only supposed case of measles, and the news piggybacked on outbreaks in New York and California, where health officials blamed parents who did not immunize children against the disease...
  • Looking at the Vaccine Controversy Objectively

    05/20/2019 3:56:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | May 20, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    The news headlines are full of articles about parents refusing vaccines for their children. Now some of those children are infecting others with measles and other contagious diseases. We’re in the middle of the worst measles outbreak in 25 years. But do these parents have valid concerns, that the vaccines could cause harmful side effects? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that allergic reactions and other serious side effects of vaccines are “very rare.” Vaccines prevent hundreds of thousands of cases of a deadly disease — but it’s true that it may come at the expense of a smaller...
  • Why Your Grandparents Didn't Have Food Allergies, but You Do

    03/08/2019 7:26:50 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies
    Butter Nutrition ^ | Catherine
    Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation. So why didn’t your grandparents have food allergies? It’s really quite simple… 1) THEY ATE SEASONAL REAL FOOD. Food came from farms and small markets in the early 1900’s, and because food preservatives were not widely used yet, food was fresh. Because of the lack of processed food, their diets were nutrient dense, allowing them to get the nutrition they needed from their food. For babies, breast milk was valued and it was always in season. 2)...
  • Michelle Malkin: Vaccine Skeptics Under Siege; Informed Skepticism Does Not Make One a Health Menace

    03/07/2019 12:29:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2019 | Michelle Malkin
    Watch out. Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley have locked their sights on the next targets of a frightening free speech-squelching purge: independent citizens who dare to raise questions online about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. I'm vaccinated. My children are up to date. There's no dispute that vaccines have saved untold lives. But over the years, I've voiced my concerns about vaccine claims and government coercion in my newspaper columns and blog posts. These concerns include my objections to Gardasil mandates for schoolchildren in Texas and California; schools' threatening parents with jail time for refusing chickenpox shots for their...
  • Yes, The U.S. Constitution Allows Compulsory Vaccinations

    03/05/2019 4:20:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | March 5, 2019 | Marina Medvin
    Vaccines save lives. Take smallpox, for example. Smallpox was a deadly viral disease that marked survivors with scars and disfigurations. Accounts from India and China showed primitive vaccine utilization as early as the 1500s, made from ground smallpox scabs that were inhaled through the nostril. The first modern smallpox vaccine was developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner. In 1813, the U.S. government enacted "An Act to Encourage Vaccination," establishing a National Vaccine Agency.  In 1853, the United Kingdom made smallpox vaccination mandatory. In 1874, the German Empire followed suit (population of 54 million). Then Sweden. And so on. By 1949, the last...
  • Arsonists attack Ebola clinics in DRC as climate of distrust grows

    02/28/2019 4:18:24 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Rebecca Ratcliff
    A second clinic serving patients affected by the escalating Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been set alight, as concerns mount over widespread distrust of health agencies. Seven months since the start of the outbreak, which has claimed 548 lives, experts warned that the virus is still not under control and said suspicion of agencies is severely undermining Ebola services. Médecins Sans Frontičres... runs treatment centres in Katwa and Butembo that were attacked, and is one of the agencies leading the wider Ebola response...(snip) ...There have been 872 cases of Ebola since the start of the outbreak,...
  • 'Killer' cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

    02/19/2019 9:34:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | 02/19/2019
    Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an "extraordinary breakthrough" that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease. Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Due to its mutating strains, vaccine formulas must be regularly updated and only offer limited protection currently. Researchers in Australia said that "killer T cells"—found in over half the world's population—had shown in testing to be effective in fighting all common flu varieties. This means the cells...
  • Researchers fear mysterious polio-like illness may spread in US

    12/28/2018 9:08:55 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 34 replies ^ | 12/27/18 | Noah Bressner
    A polio-like illness that has mysteriously affected at least 500 people — sometimes causing paralysis — could spread across the US in the next few years, medical researchers fear. The condition, known as acute flaccid myelitis ( or AFM), has struck in at least 46 states in the last four years. More than 90 percent of those who come down with the illness are children, according to the CDC.
  • Widespread flu activity across the country (includes Map)

    12/28/2018 8:25:12 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 28 replies ^ | Dec 27 2018 | staff
    Federal authorities are reporting widespread flu activity across the country and two states (Ga. & Colorado) with especially high levels. Previously high rate of influenza in Louisanna are beginning to drop off. This report consists of medical data as of 12/15/18, and includes a graphic map .
  • NYC bans unvaccinated kids from Brooklyn Jewish schools

    12/27/2018 3:41:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | December 27, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t the first time the question of banning unvaccinated students from school has arisen, but the story coming out of Brooklyn this Christmas season has a bit of a twist. School officials in several communities informed parents this week that students attending Orthodox Jewish yeshivas in Williamsburg, Mapleton, Broadway Triangle, Kensington, Sunset Park, Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Midwood and Marine Park would not be allowed to attend class until they receive the proper number of measles vaccinations. This rule would apply even if the student had a religious exemption. An outbreak of the disease in these schools prompted the decision....
  • 100 years after ‘Spanish Flu’: Is the world ready for the next pandemic?

    12/27/2018 1:55:24 PM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies ^ | October 24th, 2018 | Gary Finnegan
    ‘In the winter of 1918-1919, a flu pandemic affected 500 million people and killed between 40 million and 70 million. ’ In the autumn of 1918, a global influenza outbreak began that would claim more lives than World War I (or the Great War). The war itself, which ended in November 1918, had a significant impact on how the virus spread around the world – and even influenced the name Spanish Flu. Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, ill with Spanish influenza at a hospital ward at Camp Funston (US Army Photographer) ___________________________________________________________________ There was nothing particular ‘Spanish’ about the flu:...
  • Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but worries about Congo outbreak growth

    12/11/2018 1:23:48 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 16 replies ^ | 12/10/18 | Jon Cohen
    "’s now the second largest Ebola outbreak ever documented, and one of the longest running. The outbreak has hit mothers and their young children especially hard, because many sought care for malaria at health centers that unknowingly have Ebola cases. Women have made up 62% of all cases, and 24% were children under age 15. Only about 50% of new infections are in people previously identified as having been in contact with a case, which underscores how the violence has interfered with contact tracing."

    12/06/2018 2:44:12 PM PST · by NYer · 167 replies
    Infowars ^ | December 5, 2018 | Adan Salazar
    A Las Vegas man lost his vision, became partially paralyzed and has been unable to breathe without assistance since getting a flu shot last month.Shane Morgan and his wife Monique decided to get flu shots on November 2, believing it would help protect them and young family members ahead of the busy holiday season.But what they thought was a pro-active measure turned to horror when Shane began losing feeling in his arms and legs.“About 36-hours after he got the flu shot he started to get sick,” Monique explained to KSNV.“I never dreamed that any of this could ever happen,” Shane...
  • Father on Life Support After Getting Flu Shot, Family Blames Vaccine

    11/28/2018 8:13:33 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 43 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-28 21:00 | ay Greenberg
    A Las Vegas father has been hospitalized in a critical condition after receiving his flu shot, which his wife blames for her husband's life-threatening condition.
  • Congo's Ebola fight complicated by war and suspicion over vaccine [seen as 'satanic']

    11/11/2018 4:26:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | 20:43, UK, Saturday 10 November 2018 | John Sparks
    The idea is pretty simple: track down everyone who has been in contact with an Ebola victim and provide them with a newly available vaccine developed in Canada. It has not been approved by major health authorities but it has shown itself to be effective in early trials. There is problem with the plan however. First, many city residents do not want to be tracked down and secondly, they do not want the vaccine. "Lots of people reject the vaccine and they talk a lot about it. They say if you take it you will become infertile, it will kill...
  • This years flu vaccine - what the CDC wants you to know

    09/30/2018 12:34:50 PM PDT · by eastexsteve · 58 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 9/27/2018 | Ron Brackett
    CDC Says 80,000 People Died of the Flu Last Winter in the U.S An estimated 80,000 people died of the flu and its complications in the U.S. last winter — the highest death toll for the diseases in at least four decades. At a Glance The CDC says everyone 6 months old or older should have a flu vaccination. This year's formulation is expected to work better than last year's. The flu season can begin as early as October or November.
  • Congo, U.N. deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

    05/13/2018 6:17:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2018 | staff
    The WHO said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak... The Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. agencies began deploying emergency teams of specialists over the weekend to try to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic suspected to have infected more than 30 people [including health care workers]... this epidemic’s proximity to the Congo River, a major transport route and lifeline both to Congo’s capital Kinshasa and to neighboring Congo Republic’s capital Brazzaville, makes it more likely the virus could break out into a wider area.
  • Cancer vaccine that cured 97% of mice with no painful side effects may be available in just one year

    04/20/2018 2:24:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Vaccine, which contains two safe drugs, may cause just fever and site sorenessIf approved, researchers expect it will be one-to-two years before it is availableRather than creating lasting immunity, the vaccine activates the immune systemThis then attack tumours in certain forms of the disease, such as lymphomaApproximately 1.7 million new people develop cancer every year in the US A cancer vaccine that cured 97 percent of blood tumours in mice will be tested on humans with low-grade lymphoma later this year.Patients receiving the vaccine, which contains two drugs proven for their safety, will not require any chemotherapy, with the...