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New insights into a leading poultry disease and its risks to human health

Posted January 31, 2009

Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University associate research scientist Melha Mellata, a member of professor Roy Curtiss’ team, is leading a USDA funded project to develop a vaccine against a leading poultry disease called avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC).

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HPV Vaccine Shot Causes 500 Percent Increase in Allergic Reactions Compared to Other Vaccines

Posted January 28, 2009

The “cervical cancer” vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is between 5 and 26 times more likely to cause severe, potentially fatal allergic reactions in young women than other vaccines, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia.

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Flu Shot “Totally Worthless” at Reducing Death Rate in Elderly

Posted January 28, 2009

Influenza vaccination has no significant effect on death rates among the elderly, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Alberta, Canada. Previous studies have concluded that getting a flu shot reduces an elderly person’s risk of dying from any cause by 50 percent, a claim that other scientists have challenged as unlikely.

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Study adds to evidence of vaccine safety

Posted January 27, 2009

A new study from Italy adds to a mountain of evidence that a mercury-based preservative once used in many vaccines doesn’t hurt children, offering more reassurance to parents.

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US doctors pay to hear Ore. town’s vaccine views

Posted January 13, 2009

There are so many parents in this free-spirited, unconventional small town who won’t get their kids vaccinated that federal researchers are paying money just to hear their side of things.

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New bird flu cases revive fears of human pandemic

Posted January 7, 2009

Just when you thought you could scratch bird flu off your list of things to worry about in 2009, the deadly H5N1 virus has resurfaced in poultry in Hong Kong for the first time in six years, reinforcing warnings that the threat of a human pandemic isn’t over.

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Pediatricians Demand Annual Flu Shots for Infants as Vaccine-Pushing Doctors Descend into Extremist Quackery

Posted January 4, 2009

Vaccinations are modern medicine’s most-favored form of quackery. Even while the bulk of the evidence shows vaccines and flu shots ultimately harm more people than they help, they continue to be pushed by doctors, drug companies and state health authorities. Now you can add pediatricians to that list.

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Extreme Coughing: Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback

Posted December 31, 2008

A young woman in her early 30s was the picture of health: She was fit and ran regularly but had this nagging cough that she couldn’t seem to shake

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Too sick to work? Need health care? Take a number

Posted December 27, 2008

Master toolmaker John McClain built machine parts with details so small they couldn’t be seen with the naked eye. Then a lump on his neck turned out to be cancer

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Got the flu? CDC says Tamiflu may not be much help

Posted December 21, 2008

The medical arsenal against the flu just got weaker. Government health officials said Friday that a leading flu medicine, Tamiflu, might not work against all cases of the flu this year. The most common flu bug right now is overwhelmingly resistant to Tamiflu, they said.

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