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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 »
Yep, measles is still a killing disease by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 21 Mar 2014 6:49pm Vaccines are a side show to the autism discussion, I know. And, yes, I know I spend a lot of time on this side show. One reason is that the autism parent community has a segment which does a lot to harm public health by creating fear of vaccines. With the resurgence of measles in the U.S., we are seeing the discussion rise again. For exampl ... Read on »
Straight Talk on Measles Vaccine in Canada by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 May 2014 12:00am By Anne Dachel (NOTE: I want to thank Ginger Taylor who recently described reporters as “stenographers” –in this case, for the CDC.  The term fit perfectly in my last question.) Lawrence Solomon Every once in a while I come across a story and a columnist that really impress me.  That happened recently with two stori ... 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 »
Health Threats caused By Low Hygiene by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 30 Jul 2014 11:00am By Silvia Marks There are a number of health threats, which can be caused by low hygiene. So keeping your body clean by regularly washing your hands, face and body, can protect you from the bacteria, microbes and allergens, waiting to penetrate in it, causing threats for your health. Regular and good washing of your fingernails, fingertip ... 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 »
Bullying on the Decrease? by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 28 May 2014 4:45pm Excuse my end-of-year rush but I don't want to forget about Harvard's Shorenstein Center's recap of recent bullying studies. Anyhow, it gives me a chance to assign some Summer Reading. If you haven't done so before, check out the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy. They gather up recent research and do mini-reviews on timely ... Read on »