GPs urged to find children without measles jabs

GPs urged to find children without measles jabs http://www.healthcarerepublic.com/news/NURSE/908470/GPs-urged-find-children-without-measles-jabs/ 27-May-09 GPs are being urged to search their practice lists for any children who have not been vaccinated against measles, in an attempt to boost poor MMR uptake levels. Speaking at the Primary Care 2009 conference in Birmingham last week, Dr Rosemary McCann, consultant in communicable […]

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Managing and Reducing Uncertainty in an Emerging Influenza Pandemic

Managing and Reducing Uncertainty in an Emerging Influenza Pandemic http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/NEJMp0904380 Published at www.nejm.org May 27, 2009 (10.1056/NEJMp0904380) Marc Lipsitch, D.Phil., Steven Riley, D.Phil., Simon Cauchemez, Ph.D., Azra C. Ghani, Ph.D., and Neil M. Ferguson, D.Phil. The early phases of an epidemic present decision makers with predictable challenges1 that have been evident as the current novel […]

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New study warns over pandemic flu vaccine 6-month time lag

New study warns over pandemic flu vaccine 6-month time lag http://health.taragana.net/articles/new-study-warns-over-pandemic-flu-vaccine-6-month-time-lag/ April 28th, 2009 WASHINGTON – It will take at least six months to come up with an effective vaccine in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak, scientists have warned. Dr Iain Stephenson, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and a […]

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Mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine unraveled

Mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine unraveled http://health.taragana.net/articles/mystery-of-potentially-fatal-reaction-to-smallpox-vaccine-unraveled/ May 25th, 2009 WASHINGTON – A husband-wife scientific team from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have identified the cellular defect that makes eczema sufferers more prone to eczema vaccinatum, a severe and potentially fatal reaction to the smallpox vaccine. Doctors Toshiaki and […]

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Tastes like yogurt? It’s a vaccine

Tastes like yogurt? It’s a vaccine http://health.taragana.net/articles/tastes-like-yogurt-its-a-vaccine/ March 18th, 2009 WASHINGTON – Instead of dreaded injections, getting vaccinated against disease may become as tasty as drinking a yogurt smoothie. A researcher from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has developed a new oral vaccine using probiotics, the healthy bacteria found in dairy products like […]

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4-year-old dies after polio drops

4-year-old dies after polio drops http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/4-year-old-dies-after-polio-drops/articleshow/4577034.cms 25 May 2009, 2320 hrs IST, TNN new delhi : A four-year-old child allegedly died after being administered Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) on Sunday. After his condition deteriorated, Ashish, a resident of Todapur village near Patel Nagar, was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where he was declared brought […]

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Doctors signed Merck’s Vioxx studies

Doctors signed Merck’s Vioxx studies http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25311725-5013871,00.html Milanda Rout | April 09, 2009 Article from: The Australian SCIENTISTS were allegedly recruited by a pharmaceutical giant to put their names on research done by the drug company to promote the safety of its anti-arthritis drug Vioxx. The Federal Court has heard that Merck & Co “prepared and […]

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Merck Settles Clean Water Act Violations at its Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Plant

Merck Settles Clean Water Act Violations at its Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Plant http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2007/December/07_enrd_1000.html FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007 WWW.USDOJ.GOV Merck Settles Clean Water Act Violations at its Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Plant WASHINGTON—Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising […]

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Depopulation Linked Merck Pharma Announces “Philanthropic Initiative” in Africa

Depopulation Linked Merck Pharma Announces “Philanthropic Initiative” in Africa http://www.truthnews.us/?p=899 Kurt Nimmo TruthNews November 19, 2007 CSRwire reports: The Merck Company Foundation announced today a $2.8 million commitment to establish two new immunization training centers in Uganda and Zambia and to expand the Foundation’s support of two existing centers in Kenya and Mali as part […]

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Pediatric Ear Infection Vaccine Shows Promise

Pediatric Ear Infection Vaccine Shows Promise http://www.forbes.com/feeds/hscout/2009/05/21/hscout627191.html 05.21.09, 12:00 PM EDT Animal study shows droplets rubbed into skin prevented infections THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) — Vaccines delivered via droplets rubbed into the skin appear to protect against ear infections, say researchers who tested the method on chinchillas. If this approach proves effective in humans, […]

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Humans, hogs may eat their way to flu resistance

Humans, hogs may eat their way to flu resistance http://www.meatpoultry.com/news/weekly_enews.asp?ArticleID=102157&[email protected] (MEATPOULTRY.com, May 05, 2009) by Bryan Salvage AMES, IOWA — Iowa State University researchers are putting flu vaccines into the genetic makeup of corn, which may someday allow pigs and humans to get a flu vaccination simply by eating corn or corn products. “We’re trying […]

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Sanofi-Aventis fined for $500k drugs deal linked to prescription sales

Sanofi-Aventis fined for $500k drugs deal linked to prescription sales http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25515016-23289,00.html Adam Cresswell, Health editor | May 21, 2009 Article from: The Australian DRUG giant Sanofi-Aventis has been slapped with a $25,000 fine for striking a groundbreaking but controversial sponsorship deal that was expected to funnel $500,000 a year into one of Australia’s top medical […]

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Scientists Develop Novel Approach to Fighting AIDS Virus

Scientists Develop Novel Approach to Fighting AIDS Virus http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1690719/scientists_develop_novel_approach_to_fighting_aids_virus/ Posted on: Monday, 18 May 2009, 12:05 CDT Scientists are testing a new approach that involves the insertion of a gene into muscle tissue that will allow the body to produce antibodies that fight off the HIV/AIDS virus. Reporting in the online edition of the journal […]

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