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  • 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...
  • HPV Vaccine Gardasil Kills: Confirmed By Court Ruling

    04/08/2018 8:11:54 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 58 replies ^ | April 2, 2018 | Catherine J. Frompovich
    HPV Vaccine Gardasil Kills: Confirmed By Court Ruling TOPICS:Catherine FrompovichGardasilHPVVaccines April 2, 2018 By Catherine J. Frompovich “After 8 long years, the government finally conceded that we met our burden of proof that Gardasil caused my death.” [1] Christina Richelle Tarsell “died from an arrhythmia induced by an autoimmune response to the HPV vaccine Gardasil which [she] had received only days before [her] death. …. This is a precedent setting case. …. Here are the links to the ruling by Judge Coster Williams and the revised ruling by the Special Master.” [1] [CJF emphasis] Interestingly, in the above ruling order...
  • New Shingles Vax??

    03/24/2018 2:19:15 PM PDT · by bboop · 121 replies
    Self ^ | 3.24.18 | self
    Feedback on the new shingles vaccine? I usually lie low on medical treatment and don't go for 'the latest' treatment on much of anything. But then, I am healthy. Any feedback about this new vaccine? Side-effects? Avoid it? Go for it? Just collecting data here, thanks.
  • Flu Drug Approved in Japan Claims to Stop Virus in 24 Hours

    02/27/2018 10:04:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | February 26, 2018 | By Kerry Grens
    One dose of the medication, called Xofluza, cripples influenza by interfering with an enzyme critical for viral replication. Health authorities in Japan on Friday (February 23) approved a new flu medication, called baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza), that aims to stop the virus within one day, according to The Wall Street Journal. The drug works by blocking the flu virus’s ability to use the host cell for replication. That’s a different mechanism from oseltamivir (Tamiflu), an anti-influenza medication available in the U.S. that works by blocking the virus’s neuraminidase enzyme, preventing its escape from the host cell. “The data that we’ve seen...
  • Florida arrests pediatrician for using partial vaccine doses

    02/25/2018 8:28:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    WFLA ^ | Feb 25, 2018 | wesh
    Sohail would, at times, administer only partial doses of the vaccine and the remaining dose in the vial would then be re-drawn at a later time and administered to another patient. The partial dose vaccine vials would be kept in the office refrigerator between administrations. The order says children were put at risk and that Sohail would record the proper dosage in the patient’s medical records and bill insurance for the full amount. Last week, one of Sohail’s staff members called the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, reporting that Sohail planned to shred patient files related to the vaccine administration, but...
  • Which pharmaceutical company holds the patent for the flu vaccine?

    02/25/2018 6:51:52 AM PST · by bgill · 52 replies
    vanity | Feb. 25, 2018
    I can't seem to find which company developed or has the patent for the flu vaccine. Would it be the same company for all the different strains each year?
  • Flu Vaccine Works Better Than Expected-CDC. Flu shot making bad year worse-AP

    02/16/2018 9:22:52 AM PST · by spintreebob · 67 replies
    New York Times - AP ^ | 2-16-2018 | Donald G. McNeil, Jr-NYT, Mike Stobbe-AP
    The flu vaccine is more effective than expected, federal health officials said on Thursday at a special news conference held to discuss the dangerous flu season, which is expected to kill more than 50,000 Americans. This year’s vaccine is about 25% effective against the H3N2 strain of flu that is causing most illnesses and deaths, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Per the NYT. But look at the AP story. The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that’s causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released...
  • Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice

    02/05/2018 7:13:59 AM PST · by mac_truck · 75 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 1/31/18 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The approach works for many different types of cancers, including those that arise spontaneously, the study found. The researchers believe the local application of very small amounts of the agents could serve as a rapid and relatively inexpensive cancer therapy that is unlikely to cause the adverse side effects often seen with bodywide immune stimulation. "When we use these two agents...
  • Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice, researchers find

    01/31/2018 11:45:55 PM PST · by qaz123 · 11 replies ^ | 21Jan18 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The approach works for many different types of cancers, including those that arise spontaneously, the study found.
  • $elling The Flupocalypse

    01/26/2018 7:49:18 AM PST · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Fire Breathing Christian ^ | January 25, 2018 | FireBreathingChristian
    While we’ve had over fifty Super Bowls with each accompanied by a more frenzied, fantastic wave of hype and mass marketing than the last, there is an annual event that is actually closing the gap on the NFL’s crown jewel when it comes to over-the-top hyper-marketing and product merchandising to Americans.Enter: The Flupocalypse.Each year it just gets bigger and bigger, with literally billions on the line as vaccine companies look to seize every opportunity to further their narrative that “vaccines are safe and effective, we should all vaccinate ourselves and our children, and anyone not getting with the State/Corporate program...
  • Symptoms of deadly flu strain spreading across US tend to 'escalate rapidly,' doctor says

    01/25/2018 3:13:20 PM PST · by Sopater · 175 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/18 | Melanie Dadourian
    It started with a cold, and then it turned deadly. The grieving family of Dylan Winnik of West Palm Beach, Fla. is in shock after their 12-year old son died Tuesday from complications related to the flu. Dylan’s family said cold symptoms developed just a day after the seventh-grader was playing at a birthday party on Sunday, according to a report from Local10 News. By Tuesday, his condition worsened and a neighbor called 911. When sheriff's deputies arrived at the home, Dylan already had died. Family member Mike Medwi told the Palm Beach Post that the boy had not gotten...
  • Researchers Develop Universal Vaccine To Protect Against Influenza A Viruses

    01/25/2018 12:56:57 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    Georgia State University ^ | 1/24/2018 | Georgia State University media
    Researchers Develop Universal Vaccine To Protect Against Influenza A Viruses JANUARY 24, 2018 ATLANTA—Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs, is among the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC estimates influenza has resulted in between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually in the U.S. since 2010....
  • Flu Outbreak Shutters Texas School District

    01/17/2018 3:51:19 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-17-2017 | Merrill Hope
    A flu outbreak is forcing a North Texas school district to shut down for a week because the number of students, teachers, and staff exhibiting influenza-like symptoms continues to soar. The Bonham Independent School District will close its doors on Wednesday, January 17, and reopen a week later, on January 24, after cleaning crews sanitize classrooms, common campus areas, supplies, and school buses, as recommended by state public health officials. Bonham ISD Superintendent Marvin Beaty said he decided to cancel classes after so many students, staff, and faculty members manifested flu-like symptoms. Fourteen percent, or 266, of the school district’s...
  • Florida has reported more mumps cases in 2017 than the last five years combined

    12/20/2017 9:58:48 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies
    Miamiherald ^ | 12/19/17 | Daniel Chang
    At least 56 cases of mumps have been reported in Florida in 2017, a significant rise over prior years but well below outbreaks in other states, which have reported hundreds of infections this year. The 2017 count includes confirmed and probable cases, said Brad Dalton, a health department spokesman. Dalton said the health department publishes a monthly surveillance report for mumps and other diseases, though the most current report is for November and counts 54 cases. “The Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to prevent all three conditions,” he said. Yet, in at least half of the...
  • Flu season hits Massachusetts early as experts worry vaccine won’t match dominant strain

    12/05/2017 1:03:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | Erica Yee
    The state has seen a “very rapid increase” in influenza-like illness and a surge in confirmed flu cases, the state’s public health commissioner Monica Bharel said in a statement Tuesday. Medical experts wrote last week in The New England Journal of Medicine that there is “mounting concern” about the record level of flu in Australia after reports emerged that the vaccine there was only 10 percent effective against the dominant H3N2 strain. The American flu vaccine uses the same composition, indicating possible low vaccine effectiveness and a similarly severe flu season. ... The department recommends people get the flu vaccine as soon as...
  • Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated

    11/06/2017 7:44:52 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 70 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/6/17 | PERRI KLASS, M.D.
    The number of mumps virus infected in 2010 was in the hundreds. Last year there were 6,000 cases reported. (See news source due to copyright restrictions)
  • What Australia's bad flu season means for Europe, North America

    09/04/2017 1:47:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:41 PM ET, Sun September 3, 2017 | Susan Scutti,
    Australia is having a worse flu season than usual this year, with 93,711 laboratory-confirmed cases reported to its National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System as of August 18, government data show. That's almost 2½ times more infections than in the same period last year... A total of 52 deaths associated with influenza have been reported in Australia this year, compared with 27 as of this same time last year.... ... In Australia, the early data "indicates the four flu strains in the vaccine are well-matched to circulating viruses," said Sheppeard. "It is known that one of the strains in the vaccine...
  • Lyme disease is set to explode and we still don’t have a vaccine

    04/04/2017 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 35 replies ^ | March 29, 2017 | Chelsea Whyte
    A new prediction says 2017 and 2018 will see major Lyme disease outbreaks in new areas. This could lead to lifelong health consequences, so where's the vaccine? Thanks to a changing climate it could be one of the worst on record: the ticks that carry the disease have been found in places where it has never before been a problem – and where most people don’t know how to respond. The danger zone isn’t confined to the US: similar signs are flagging potential outbreaks in Europe. Polish researchers predict a major outbreak there in 2018. In theory, Ostfeld’s early warning...
  • Vaccine clinic being held in response to mumps outbreak

    03/11/2017 3:40:30 PM PST · by davikkm · 24 replies
    BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Health officials are holding a vaccination clinic in response to a mumps outbreak at suburban Chicago schools. The Lake County Public Health Department says four cases have been confirmed at Barrington High School and one case at Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire. More than 35 other suspected cases have been reported in the area.