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Supreme Court rules vaccine makers protected from lawsuits

The court ruled 6 to 2 that going before a special tribunal set up by Congress is the only way parents can be compensated for the negative side effects that in rare instances accompany vaccinations.<p>The majority said that Congress found such a system necessary to ensure that vaccines remain readily …

Court Awards $969,474 For MMR Vaccine Causing Boy’s Autism

Do vaccines cause autism? Many parents think so – and the story is very familiar to many of us. Parents often report their child regressing into an …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Mandatory Enforcement of Vaccines and Criminalization To Those Refusing Vaccines: Is This The Future of The U.S.?

Well here we are with the mainstream media threatening those of us who refuse vaccinations with prison and pulling MDs licenses for even questioning …

Dr. Suzanne Humphries, M.D. – Vaccine Strain of Measles Virus Found in Measles Outbreaks

Dr. Suzanne Humphries, M.D. – YouTube<p><b>Health Impact News Editor Comments</b><p>Dr. Suzanne Humphries is a practicing nephrologist (kidney physician). In this …

Public Health

Gandhi's Anti-Vaccine Views Ring True A Century Later

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or …

Drop in Ebola cases ‘signals turning point’

The Ebola epidemic seems to have reached a turning point, as cases fall in all three of the worst-hit countries of west Africa, according to World Health Organisation figures.<p>Last week there were fewer than 150 cases reported, with Sierra Leone accounting for most of them – 117 of the total. The …

Disease

Measles outbreak: doctors see tighter 'philosophical' vaccine exemption as fix

California moves to change law allowing parents to opt out on philosophical grounds as medical experts warn of link between such laws and disease rates<p>The US measles outbreak has health officials pleading with parents to just say yes and vaccinate their children against the highly infectious – and …

Public Health

Striving For The Perfect Diet Is Making Us Sick

One cannot live on kale alone<p>Americans today have a complicated relationship with food, to put it kindly. Sure, mega-portioned processed meals and spiking rates of diabetes still dominate headlines. But in a climate that now includes $70-a-day juice cleanses, four gluten-free lifestyle magazines, …

Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

Could using a dishwashing machine increase the chances your child will develop allergies? That's what some provocative new research suggests — but don't tear out your machine just yet.<p>The study involved 1,029 Swedish children (ages 7 or 8) and found that those whose parents said they mostly wash …

Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to …

Anglo-Saxon antibiotics are just the start – it’s time to start bioprospecting in the past

Bioprospecting – the search for new drugs and commercial products from the natural world – is big business, and has recently turned towards the search for new antibiotics. The collaboration at the University of Nottingham between a microbiologist and an Anglo-Saxon scholar may show the way for a …

Native Americans

In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, whether those dark clouds will linger or …

Judith Woods: Where do we draw the line between playing Darwin and playing God?

The fact that Chinese geneticists have taken the first steps to creating designer babies should fill us with horror<p>TWO contrasting stories this week have thrown into sharp relief the complex relationship between humanity and science. The first was the harrowing yet inspirational story of how …