Vaccination

CDC Reports 107 Measles Cases Already This Year, Here Are Potential Outbreak Hotspots

Harrison Ford once said in the movie <i>Six Days and Seven Nights</i>, “I decided my life is too simple, I wanna complicate the hell out of it.” Here’s one way to do that. Go against established medical advice. Stop using vaccines that have been preventing a potentially deadly disease and watch the disease …

Public Health

Shelters Cleared, Hearts Filled as Animals Find Forever Home

Shelters are being cleared and hearts are being filled as animals find their forever homes during the annual Clear the Shelters event on …

Southern California

Mr. Foo the tuxedo mix cat would be good for you

Mr. Foo likes dogs and most other cats, but he’d do best in an adults-only home. (Courtesy of DREAM Animal Rescue)<p>Mustafa is a 6-year-old …

Animal Rescue

Hong Kong’s commercial landlords poised for bonanza from China’s vaccine safety woes as parents flock south for jabs | South China Morning Post

Angela Young had the shock of her life when China’s drugs regulator revealed that the company which produced the two vaccine shots for her …

Hong Kong

China sacks 6 senior officials over vaccine scandal

Rabies vaccines made by the Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Company, the second largest in China, were found to have violated national standards …

Viruses

Support South Africa at UN – we need better & affordable TB medicines

Negotiations are currently underway in New York for a United Nations (UN) political declaration on tuberculosis. In order to have a meaningful impact …

South Africa

Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, even though many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children.<br>Read More

Public Health

Newly discovered class of molecules may boost cancer vaccine development

Cancer vaccines are designed to heighten the immune system's awareness of a tumor's unique features, boosting its ability to recognize, attack, and …

Cancer

Production, quality control, stability, and potency of cGMP-produced <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> RH5.1 protein vaccine expressed in <i>Drosophila</i> S2 cells

1.<p>WHO. World Malaria Report. (2015).<p>2.<p>Draper, S. J. et al. Recent advances in recombinant protein-based malaria vaccines. <i>Vaccine</i> <b>33</b>, 7433–7443 …

Clinical Trials

Measles not a threat in Pennsylvania despite nationwide outbreak

Pennsylvania is among 21 states reporting a measles outbreak, but state health officials said they don't consider Pennsylvania to be more at-risk …

Public Health

Recent visitor to Sedona may have exposed others to measles

Arizona health officials say an out-of-state visitor to Sedona may have exposed others to measles.<p>The state Department of Health Services issued a …

U.S. Dept. of State

Researchers Plot Maps, Collect Data to Fight Future Infectious Disease Outbreaks

With the Democratic Republic of the Congo facing its second major Ebola outbreak this year, emergency responders have worked to contain the spread of …

Disease

Scientists discover natural plant-based food preservative

Found in almost all fruits and vegetables, they are responsible for inducing vivid colours. These include onions, tea, strawberries, kale and grapes. …

Nitrates

Health Officials Say Get Your Flu Shot Now

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — It’s probably a subject you wouldn’t expect to hear about in the midst of August, but health care officials say now is the time …

Flu Vaccine

SoCal Animal Shelters Preparing for Pet Version of Black Friday

Just Now<p>Around 65 facilities in Southern California will take part in the national Clear the Shelters campaign. More than 11,000 pets found forever …

Pets

District 211 students intern in medical field

James B. Conant High School senior Kimi Nijjar and William Fremd Junior Ambrozia Itellari had the opportunity to sample the medical field when they …

College & University

Doctors Encourage Coloradans To Get Measles Vaccinations

<b>By Dillon Thomas</b><b>DENVER (CBS4)</b>– With 21 states across the Unites States reporting cases of measles, doctors at Denver Health told CBS4 the public …

Public Health

Check your vaccines during National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and local health departments want you to keep your kids up-to-date with their vaccinations and …

Public Health

11-Month-Old Suffers Stroke After Chickenpox — Shining a Light on the Importance of Vaccines

Yes, vaccines are safe.<p>An 11-month-old boy suffered a stroke after contracting chickenpox, which he likely got from his older siblings, according to …

Public Health

China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal.<p>FILE PHOTO: Boxes of vials containing the rabies vaccines …

China

Hope for a new autism treatment: Scientists discover a defunct gene in people on the spectrum

Scientists have discovered a defunct gene that affects most autism patients.<p>Known as CPEB4, the gene controls the expression of around 200 other …

Autism

Why not go get your 2018/2019 FLU SHOT right now? It is not too early according to experts!

The following is a re-post from a few a few years back but since flu season is right around the corner I wanted to share this post on the blog again! …

Public Health

Kathy Griffin Puts Kat Von D On Blast For Choosing Not To Vaccinate Her Child

"Are you going to vaccinate your kid now or continue to put public health at risk while sharing pseudoscience with your millions of fans?"<p>With the …

Public Health

China Takes Action Against 40 Officials in Widening Vaccine Scandal Fallout

China’s powerful Politburo announced disciplinary action Thursday against more than 40 officials, state media said, in the latest fallout over a …

Stock Markets

Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

BEIJING - A Chinese provincial deputy governor and the mayor of a major city were fired Thursday as the ruling Communist Party tried to defuse public …

Communist Party

Chinese Investigators Find Another Batch Of Defective Kids' Vaccines

Chinese investigators say a pharmaceutical company is responsible for another batch of defective children's vaccines.<p>An investigation found more …

Viruses

CPC leaders hear reports on defective vaccine investigation

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday held a meeting to hear reports on …

News (China)

China Fires 10 Officials Over Bad Vaccines as Anger Mounts

BEIJING — The Chinese leadership, bowing to immense public pressure, has fired 10 officials and punished dozens more in connection with a scandal over faulty vaccines that has undermined President Xi Jinping and fueled parent protests.<p>The government said on Saturday that it had removed six senior …

World News

Florida Urges Vaccination Importance During Measles Outbreak

Aug 17, 2018<p>Florida health officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children against measles after three cases of the disease were reported in …

Public Health

Here are 5 ways $92 million could be put to better use than on Trump's military parade

With President Trump’s military parade budget careening out of control at more than seven times the original cost, and who knows what such a march …

American Red Cross