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Wakefield and MMR: New Revelations

Wakefield and MMR: New Revelations | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
A guest blog post from a UK Doctor

New revelations and implications about Andrew Wakefield’s research work.

For anyone who doesn’t know about the ramifications of the Andrew Wakefield sag...
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A Faked Study Linking Vaccines And Autism Is Being Eviscerated by Scientists

A Faked Study Linking Vaccines And Autism Is Being Eviscerated by Scientists | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Dumpster fire coming through.
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Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study - MedicineNet

Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study - MedicineNet | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Young children aged 3 months to 36 months who don't get all their doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine on schedule appear to be at increased risk for pertussis -- also known as whooping cough -- according to a new study.
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Could E. Coli Vaccine for Cows Cut Human Infections? - MedicineNet

Could E. Coli Vaccine for Cows Cut Human Infections? - MedicineNet | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Vaccinating cattle against E. coli bacteria could cut the number of human infections by 85 percent, far higher than previous estimates, British scientists say.
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Serum Institute's vaccine against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis found to be safe and efficient

Serum Institute's vaccine against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis found to be safe and efficient | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
ROTASIIL reduced severe rotavirus diarrhea by more than a third - 39.5 percent over two years.
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Cholera vaccination for one million persons begin in Borno State

Cholera vaccination for one million persons begin in Borno State | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one millio
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City of San Diego Offering Free Hepatitis A Vaccinations to At-Risk People - Times of San Diego

City of San Diego Offering Free Hepatitis A Vaccinations to At-Risk People - Times of San Diego | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The City of San Diego will be offering free hepatitis A vaccinations Thursday for at-risk populations, particularly homeless individuals.
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Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccine

Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccine | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
In a study published in 2009, results from a clinical trial carried out in Thailand found that an experimental vaccine against HIV lowered the rate of human infection by 31%. This gave cautious optimism that a vaccine against the virus might be a feasible prospect. A vaccine has obvious advantages over treatment with anti-retroviral drugs in that prevention could lead to eradication.
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Anti-vaccination GP's licence suspended following raid in Melbourne

Anti-vaccination GP's licence suspended following raid in Melbourne | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
A doctor who has been under investigation for his anti-vaccination stance has his licence to practise suspended by authorities.
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The influenza vaccine and miscarriages: Much ado about nothing

The influenza vaccine and miscarriages: Much ado about nothing | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
A study published on Wednesday claims to have found a link between influenza vaccination and miscarriage, and antivaxers are gloating. The study itself suffers mightily from post hoc subgroup analy…
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Court: State can’t vaccinate kids in temporary custody

Court: State can’t vaccinate kids in temporary custody | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state's child welfare agency cannot vaccinate children placed temporarily in its custody when the parents object.
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Dangerous stupidity shown by Supreme Court judges: "immunizing [children] against diseases does not constitute medical treatment".

It's like saying "washing with soap does not constitute hygiene"
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Fighting the Opioid Crisis with Vaccines and Better Chemistry

Fighting the Opioid Crisis with Vaccines and Better Chemistry | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Several immunizations show initial promise, but when they will be available remains murky
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Scientists can vaccinate us against fake news

Scientists can vaccinate us against fake news | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The persistence of misinformation spread by anti-vaccine campaigners is still having fatal effects. But it's only one instance of the kind of fake news that all scientists have a duty to combat.
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Vaccination Schedule: What to Expect - INFORMATION NIGERIA

Vaccination Schedule: What to Expect - INFORMATION NIGERIA | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
It’s almost time for your baby’s two-month doctor visit. Vaccines — one of the most important ways to prevent your child from getting some very dangerous diseases — are part of this visit. Here are the vaccines your child will get and the diseases they protect against: Hepatitis B vaccine guards against hepatitis B virus, …
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Refuting the anti-vax anti-flu shot copy’n’paste

Refuting the anti-vax anti-flu shot copy’n’paste | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Copy n pasted... Right of the bat, we know this anti-vaxxer is a winner. They couldn't come up with a response to what you said, so they're going to copy and paste this off their anti-vax cult page. Me: "May I please have the package insert for the flu vaccine?" Rite-Aid Pharmacist: "Why?" Me: "So…
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Meningococcal outbreak prompts vaccine program in remote NT

Meningococcal outbreak prompts vaccine program in remote NT | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Authorities will distribute vaccinations to Aboriginal people aged between one and 19 in remote parts of the Northern Territory amid an outbreak of the life-threatening meningococcal disease.
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This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC - MedicineNet

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC - MedicineNet | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu vaccine should be a better match than last year's for circulating flu strains, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
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[Opinion] May's Florentine foray: A step towards irrelevance?

[Opinion] May's Florentine foray: A step towards irrelevance? | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
In Florence, the prime minister confirmed a slower - if not softer - Brexit. This might at least give the British people time to draw breath, and perhaps to rethink.
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Researchers identify gonorrhoea vaccine candidates

Researchers identify gonorrhoea vaccine candidates | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
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Researchers identify gonorrhoea vaccine candidates
on Business Standard. Researchers have identified a pair of proteins that may help develop a vaccine to prevent gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease that affects millions of people around the globe, with nearly 78 million new cases estimated each year.
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They believe they know something you don't --- and that doctors don't

They believe they know something you don't --- and that doctors don't | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Vaccine skeptics, often called anti-vaxxers, are getting bolder with their message that vaccines are the product of a coverup by industry, government and media.
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Vaxxed bus tour – one man trolling against anti-vaccine lies

Vaxxed bus tour – one man trolling against anti-vaccine lies | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The Vaxxed bus tour is a gang of anti-vaccine radicals have been traveling in a bus across America promoting the anti-vaccine fraudumentary, Vaxxed.
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Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine

Credit: WEHI.TV/Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical..
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124 papers that DO NOT prove vaccines cause autism

124 papers that DO NOT prove vaccines cause autism | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
It seems like all I use Twitter for these days is arguing with antivaxxers.  And occasionally flat earthers . . . no, seriously.  Unlik
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Over 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in Syria: UN

Over 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in Syria: UN | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Over 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in Syria: UN
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five in two governorates, where violence has made access especially difficult.
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The vaccine liability case – ECJ lowers the standard of proof

The vaccine liability case – ECJ lowers the standard of proof | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The ECJ held that where there is a lack of scientific consensus, proving that a vaccine is defective may be established by evidence.
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5 Things Expectant Parents Need to Know About Vaccines in Pregnancy

5 Things Expectant Parents Need to Know About Vaccines in Pregnancy | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Expectant couples should rely on credible medical sources such as the CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American College of Nurse Midwives. Here are 5 things these organizations say that expectant parents need to know about the flu and Tdap vaccines routinely recommended during pregnancy.
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