Whooping Cough

Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated? Beat the Back-to-School Rush!

Visit your local public health center today!<p>Even though the beginning of the new school year is still a few weeks away, it is never too early to …

Public Health

Health officials: California baby dies from whooping cough

Updated:Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:49:27 GMT<p>The San Diego City Council Tuesday approved a $5.5 million loan for construction of …

San Diego

FDA approves drug for smallpox nearly 40 years after disease was eradicated — here’s why

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a drug for smallpox — a disease that was eradicated nearly 40 years ago.<p>On July 13, the …

Public Health

FDA clears Quidel molecular test for whooping cough

The FDA grants 510(k) clearance for Quidel's (QDEL -0.5%) Solana Bordetella Complete Assay, a qualitative molecular diagnostic test for pertussis …

Business

Infant dies of whooping cough in San Bernardino County

A baby has died of whooping cough in San Bernardino County, health officials said Tuesday, marking the first infant fatality in California from the …

Public Health

4-month-old boy dies of meningitis coming into contact with an unvaccinated person

Four-month-old boy dies of meningitis 'after contact with an unvaccinated person at daycare'<p><b>Four-month-old Killy Schultz, from Chesterfield,</b> …

Public Health

Health emergency declared in northern Brazil after measles outbreak

Five days after a 7-month-old boy died in late June from complications related to measles, the mayor of Manaus, the capital city of northern Brazilian state Amazonas, declared a state of emergency.<p>Residents weren’t coming out in the numbers the city had expected since launching its vaccination …

Public Health

Quidel Receives FDA Clearance for Solana® Bordetella Complete® Molecular Diagnostic Assay for the Detection of Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Parapertussis Infections

<b>Quidel Corporation QDEL, +0.62% (“Quidel”),</b> a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic …

Public Health

Pediatricians who hand out numerous vaccination exemptions practice fake medicine

<b>To the editor:</b> I have had several patients over the years who have turned to pediatricians advertising themselves as anti-vaccination doctors. When I have had the chance later to ask about their experiences, the parents told me the pediatricians were more than willing to accede to the family’s …

Public Health

Cracking the cold chain challenge is key to making vaccines ubiquitous

Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, …

Public Health

Despite improvements, California's campaign for childhood immunizations faces pushback

Two years after California adopted one of the toughest child vaccination laws in the nation, the state’s immunization rates are near record high levels.<p>Approved after a measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland, the law makes California one of only three states that bar parents from citing …

Public Health

Healthy commuting and turning tides: News from the College

Here’s a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.<p>Choo-choo-choosing your commute (video above)<p>Leaving the car at home and taking …

Medicine

MGH doctor develops vaccination guide for expecting mothers

Loading...<p><b>BOSTON</b> - A leading obstetrician at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a set of guidelines – for what vaccines to give expecting …

Public Health

Build-a-Bear 'pay your age' deal shut down after lines get out of control

Kids and their parents lining up for a special promotion at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. were turned away Thursday …

Viruses

Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first drug intended to treat smallpox — a move that could halt a lethal pandemic if the virus were to be released as a terrorist bioweapon or through a laboratory accident.<p>The antiviral pill, tecovirimat, also known as Tpoxx, has never been …

Public Health

Australia fines parents who don’t vaccinate kids. Should Canada?

Canada could look at the lead of Australia, which is jabbing deeper at parents who don’t vaccinate their children by cutting child tax benefits, says …

Public Health

Immunize to protect your kids and those around them

It feels like a long time right now from the cooler days of fall, but of course my family is already in back-to-school mode. Every year, that means …

Public Health

Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of …

Public Health

Cases of 'Victorian' scarlet fever soar to highest levels in 60 years

Cases of scarlet fever soar to the highest levels in nearly 60 years as measles also continues to spiral, official data shows<p><b>Data shows 26,745 people</b> …

Public Health

Treating a Wet Cough at Home: 10 Natural Remedies

A wet cough is any cough that brings up phlegm. It’s also called a productive cough because you can feel the excess phlegm moving up and out of your …

Immune System

The Crucial Southern Blackberry

It’s berry season in much of the United States. Depending upon where you live, that might mean you can wander into a field where berries grow wild …

War

Four questions about back-to-school vaccinations in Georgia

Even before thinking about shopping for that new school backpack for next year, parents need to make sure their children are up to date on …

Public Health

We're not anti-breastfeeding, says The Department of Health and Human Services in response to the NYT report

So often, if the word "breastfeeding" is in a news headline the story that follows is about another study adding to the mountain of evidence about …

Motherhood

Italy Will No Longer Ask Parents for Proof That They Vaccinated Their Children

Months after the country reached an important vaccination goal following a new law that made vaccines mandatory for children attending nurseries and …

Public Health

How to Stop the Spread of Anti-Vaxxer Misinformation

When I set out to write a book about vaccines and immunity, my intent was that the over-arching theme of the manuscript reflect the countervailing …

Public Health

How to register your child for Fulton County Public Schools

If your child still needs to be registered for school in Fulton County, you should get that done in the next few weeks.<p>The first day of class for …

Education

Australia penalizes parents who don’t vaccinate kids — should Canada do the same?

The Australian government has tightened penalties for parents who don’t vaccinate their children under its existing “No Jab, No Pay” policy.<p>The …

Health Care (Canada)

Whooping cough vaccine: The power of first impressions: Type of pertussis vaccine used to prime immune system permanently skews immune response

Type of pertussis vaccine used to prime immune system permanently skews immune response<p>In their latest study, researchers report that individuals who …

Immune System

'In the days around Ella's death, there were big spikes in air pollution'

The evening before she died, Ella Kissi-Debrah picked the outfit she wanted to wear to her primary school disco the following day: new jeans and a checked top. Her mother laid them out next to her school uniform, but a few hours later the nine-year-old suffered an acute asthma attack. She never …

Environment

NHS 70: Thank your doctors and nurses for their care, says health boss

<b>OUR health service is celebrating its 70th birthday this week and NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group chairman Dr Dan Bunstone has shared his</b> …

Cheshire