All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘vaccine’

Flu Shots: The Pros And Cons Of The Vaccine

It’s flu season, the time of year when sneezes, coughs and fevers seem almost inevitable. One of the ways you can try to avoid catching the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. Some doctors insist that flu shots are a great way to avoid the most common flu strains, and many people swear by them. Others believe that …

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Jenny McCarthy Says She’s Pro-Vaccination

Model and The View host Jenny McCarthy has claimed that she was misunderstood on her stance on vaccines, firing back with a column on the Chicago Sun-Times. Just last month, the “Playboy Playmate of the Year” was called out by fans saying she’s anti-vaccination. In recent years, McCarthy has voiced out that vaccines administered during childhood are tied to autism …

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Mumps Outbreak at OSU Renews Prevention Discussion

Mumps continues to make a comeback this year, recently hitting Ohio State University after making the rounds at Fordham University last month. The number of infections in reports steadily increased: 11, then 13, 23, and finally 28. Victims included students and a member of the OSU staff. Since students have returned to campus after spring break, the issue has become …

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HIV Prevention Shot Shows Promise

An experimental drug to prevent HIV has been showing a lot of promise, according to researchers. At the AIDS conference on Tuesday, AIDS expert Dr. Robert Grant from the Gladstone Institute said that the drug has been tested on two groups of monkeys and studies show that it has protected them from getting the infection. If the drug proves to …

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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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Mumps Outbreak: 14 Fordham Dorm Students Infected Since January

An outbreak of the mumps has spread across two of the Fordham University campuses, with the number of infected students rising each day since Monday. “The University community was notified that there has now been one case of suspected mumps reported at the Lincoln Center campus, and four new cases at Rose Hill,” officials from Fordham reported included in a …

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Flu Running Rampant; Blamed For Multiple Deaths

The flu virus is causing widespread panic again this year, with the largest outbreak since the H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic that swept through the U.S. in 2009. Several deaths have already been reported nationwide this season, with 4 dead in Michigan and 5 fatalities already reported in California since October 1. The H1N1 strain has been one of the most …

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New Bird Flu Infects First Human

Zoonosis occurs when a disease or sickness in a non-human animal is transmitted to a human being. Approximately 61% of 1415 pathogenic infections to human beings are zoonotic. The first case of a bird-to-human transmission of infection came in China in 1996. Since its inception, the H5N1 flu strain has killed more than 600 people, most of those residing in …

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Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

Cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, are rising in some areas of the United States. Nevada is one area that has seen a rise in whooping cough cases in 2013, with Clark County having 103 reported cases of the illness so far this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the best way to …

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