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The myth of mild measles by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 08 Oct 2008 6:15pm 1 Comment One of the common arguments from vaccine rejectionists is “These diseases aren’t really that bad”. Often this includes graphs of death rates over time, with the suggestion that the diseases were already going away by themselves when the vaccination program started. It boggles the mind that intelligent people can make that claim, but they do. ... Read on »
Measles outbreak strikes East Coast by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Apr 2009 11:43pm Did you see the Private Practice episode last week where the child returned from Switzerland with measles and then exposed an entire waiting room of young children and pregnant women? Sometimes art imitates life, and then life imitates art.... Several states are reporting measles outbreaks across the country this week, but particularly on th ... Read on »
Stephen Bustin: Why There Is no Link Between Measles Virus and Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 04 Apr 2013 5:14pm Andrew Wakefield promoted the idea that the MMR vaccine caused autism. While his now-retracted 1997 Lancet paper is most often discussed, the strongest evidence he had actually came in later work where his team reported that they found evidence of the vaccine strain of the measles virus in the intestinal tissues of autistic children. The team u ... Read on »
Measles Rising in California by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Sat 14 May 2011 4:33pm SACRAMENTO – California is experiencing an increase in measles cases, likely due to international travel or exposure to others who have recently traveled to Europe, Asia and Africa where there are outbreaks of this highly contagious disease. “California, like the rest of the nation and, indeed, the world, is experiencing an increase in measles c ... Read on »
#Blogust: Leave a Comment, Save a Child, Enough Said. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Aug 2012 8:36am 1 Comment This post is my contribution to the United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life Blog Relay for #Bloglust:  31 bloggers, one each day in August, are writing about people from our communities who have inspired us. TODAY, IT'S MY TURN TO HELP:  EVERY SINGLE COMMENT LEFT ON THIS BLOG POST RAISES $20 TO HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF A CHILD IN NEED.     ... Read on »
World Polio Day: A real danger you can do something about before piano and homework by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 24 Oct 2013 10:02am It's World Polio Day. It offers not just a temporary reprieve from our media-weary souls but an opportunity to recognize the many international efforts aimed at ending polio. It's a chance to help kids and families on the other side of the world.  It's also a chance to forget about the less than immediate and dire threats to our own kids (e.g., ... Read on »
Blogust: Blogging for Social Good by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 09 Aug 2012 11:56am Shot@Life : The Stats Let's forget breastfeeding and noted mayors who act like boobs for one moment and take a look at a public health effort designed to save children's lives that refreshingly is backed by solid empirical evidence and ultimately will make a big difference in the lives of families around the world - none other t ... Read on »
Does Ethylmercury(Thimerosal) Inhibit The Clearance Of Measles Virus Infection Of The Brain? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 May 2013 12:00am By Teresa Conrick    On June 18th, 1994, my daughter received an MMR vaccine and a HIB vaccine during a well-baby visit at our pediatrician.  Megan was fifteen months old.  Ten days later, her pediatrician report shows, -  "Fever- rash on body - ear infection."  That would be from me calling more than once as she had been s ... Read on »
Measles virus derivatives boon for prostate cancer by Invisalign topdentist Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Washington (IANS): Certain measles virus vaccine strain derivatives can effectively infect and kill prostate cancer cells. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men with an estimated 186,320 new cases and 28,660 deaths in 2008. A sizeable proportion of these patients ultimately relapse, wi ... Read on »
World Pneumonia Day is November 12 by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 10:02pm Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Globally, pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease. However, it can often be prevented with vaccines and can usually be treated with antibiotics or antiviral drugs. Every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a ... Read on »