All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Vaccinations’

Mark Zuckerberg: Vaccines Work and Are Important

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is wading into the vaccination debate, as his newest book club choice tackles “anti-vaxxers” and disproves their various arguments – without actually focusing on the anti-vaccination movement by name. Zuckerberg has chosen On Immunity by Eula Biss, one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014. And in his recommendation, Zuckerberg has …

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Jenny McCarthy Speaks Out on Vaccination Views

Even though The View panelist Jenny McCarthy has long argued that vaccinations are linked to autism, which has earned her the “anti-vaxxer” label, the former Playboy model claimed that she is pro-vaccinations in a piece published in The Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday. McCarthy says she simply doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to vaccinations. McCarthy has an …

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Jenny McCarthy Criticized For Vaccination Beliefs

On Thursday, Jenny McCarthy took to her Twitter profile to chat with her fans. Little did she know that she would soon be slammed by those fans for her decision not to have her children vaccinated. “What is the most important personality trait you for in a mate? Reply using #JennyAsks,” The View host asked her 1.3 million followers. In …

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Jenny McCarthy Harassed for Anti-Vaccination Views

Jenny McCarthy, currently a co-host on the daytime talk show The View, asked her Twitter followers on air to answer the question “what is the most important trait you look for in a mate?” and to tweet their answers with the hashtag #JennyAsks. The response? Overwhelmingly and resoundingly “not someone who is anti-vaccine,” criticizing Jenny’s strong campaign against vaccinating children. …

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New Flu Vaccine: No More Needles?

It’s not an easy thing to own up to, but a lot of people are afraid of needles. The dreaded “shot” has kept many an adult out of the doctor’s office. Even as we tell sobbing little kids that it’s important to get flu vaccinations to prevent illness, how many have passed on the opportunity themselves? Now it’s finally looking …

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Pig Virus Makes Its Way From the U.S. to Canada

A deadly virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDv) is spreading among hog herds in Canada and is said to be affecting two provinces. The pig virus, which was tested positive in the United States last May, has now made its way to the farm regions of Ontario and Quebec. Twenty-three hog herds (equivalent to 66 million animals) in the …

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Measles Still a Threat Worldwide, Says CDC

Though measles has been conquered in many parts of the world through the use of vaccines, the infection still poses a risk to global health, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, 430 children worldwide die of measles each day. Though the virtual elimination of the disease was …

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Flu Vaccinations Are Up, But Not Enough

While the days are getting a little shorter and cooler, there’s something lurking around the corner that takes away from the fall bliss–flu season. Flu shots are now available at many medical offices and pharmacies, and during a news conference today, an official from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said that while flu vaccinations are up, it’s …

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Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine, Study Says

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. They found that the flu vaccine provided around a 50% reduction in the risk of a “major cardiac …

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