Tag Archive | "vaccination"

Vaccination Not Found To Increase Risk Of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Friday, July 5, 2013

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Source: Medical News Today Article Date: 26 Jun 2013 – 0:00 PDT   Patients are not at increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome in the six-week period after vaccination with any vaccine, including influenza, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The retrospective study by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study […]

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Reasons for Not Vaccinating Adolescents: National Immunization Survey of Teens, 2008–2010

Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Source: Pediatrics Authors: Paul M. Darden, MD, David M. Thompson, PhD, James R. Roberts, MD, MPH, Jessica J. Hale, MSa, Charlene Pope, PhD, MPH, RN, Monique Naifeh, MD, MPHa, and Robert M. Jacobson, MD Published Online: March 18, 2013     Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the reasons adolescents are not vaccinated for specific vaccines and how these reasons have changed over time. […]

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Throat Cancer and HPV – the researcher

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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6 February, 2013 12:26PM AEDT By Carol Duncan (ABC Local) Source: abc.net.au   Assoc Prof Karen Canfell is a researcher with the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at the University of NSW. HPV is her area of expertise. What does she want us to know about HPV and the vaccination program? CAROL DUNCAN: Karen, your area […]

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HPV-related cancers on the rise

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: Drbicuspid staff The rising incidence of cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) shows a need to increase HPV vaccination coverage levels, according to a report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (January 7, 2013). Despite the decline in cancer death rates in the U.S., the rate of HPV-associated cancers has […]

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1 of 6 cancer deaths worldwide caused by preventable infections

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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Source: Los Angeles Times One in every six cancer deaths worldwide is caused by preventable infections, a total of 1.5 million deaths yearly that could be halted by widespread vaccination programs, researchers reported Wednesday. Since 1990, that number has grown by about half a million, suggesting that vaccination programs are losing ground in the battle […]

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Vaccination rates higher in states requiring them in middle school

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Source: LA Times States that require vaccination for pertussis, meningitis and tetanus for admission to middle school have a higher vaccination rate than states that do not, but the rate is not nearly as high as one might expect from such a requirement, researchers reported Monday. States that required only that educational materials be sent […]

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Viruses recruited as killers of tumors

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Source: nytimes.com Author: Rachel Nuwer In 1951, a 4-year-old boy with leukemia contracted chickenpox. His liver and spleen, swollen by the cancer, soon returned to normal, and his elevated blood cell count fell to that of a healthy child. His doctors at the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology in San Francisco were thrilled by his sudden […]

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Canadian provinces weighing HPV vaccination of boys

Sunday, February 26, 2012

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Source: www.cmaj.ca/ Author: Laura Eggertson Provinces weighing the merits of implementing the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s recommendation to offer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to boys and men aged 9–26 are facing a tricky trade-off between benefits and costs. “I think the benefits are there, but the costs are high,” which is a crucial issue […]

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Girls-Only Vaccine Could Be Best Weapon Against HPV

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Source: Jezebel.com A new study argues that vaccinating boys against HPV isn’t the best use of resources, since vaccinating more girls will actually lead to a greater reduction in overall infections. However, there are also political implications to consider. Back in October, I wrote that the rise of HPV-related throat cancer in men was an […]

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HPV vaccine myths put health, lives at risk, say health leaders: Airing the facts

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Source: TheNationsHealth.org Vaccination rates for human papillomavirus are lagging for teens, and a complicated web of confusion and misinformation may be to blame, according to public health leaders. Several strains of HPV can cause cervical cancer, and two vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, have been shown conclusively to defend against those strains. The Food and Drug […]

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