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Vaccinating pregnant women is safe for babies

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:43:41 +0100

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found vaccinating pregnant women against the whooping cough and the flu won't put babies at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Vaccinating pregnant mothers is safe for babies

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:54:46 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Infants are much less likely to get influenza or whooping cough when their mothers were vaccinated against these infections during pregnancy, and a new study suggests this doesn ’t pose a safety risk for babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:11 +0100

-- Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that causes about half its victims aged 1 or younger to end up in the hospital,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Whooping cough: Could YOU benefit from getting the bacterial infection vaccine?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:12:00 +0100

WHOOPING cough is a contagious bacterial infection that can cause vomiting and difficulty breathing. But, is there a vaccine available to protect against the coughing infection, and should pregnant women get vaccinated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Whooping cough: Is there a vaccine and who should get the jab?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:43:00 +0100

WHOOPING cough is a contagious bacterial infection that can cause vomiting and difficulty breathing. But, is there a vaccine available to protect against the coughing infection, and should pregnant women get vaccinated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Whooping cough outbreak grows to dozens of cases

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:13:40 +0100

Health department says about 1,000 people in the community had close contact with someone who has the highly contagious respiratory disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Women want ‘more support and advice’ on flu and pertussis

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:32:00 +0100

Women want more support and advice from health professionals about flu and whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy, according to a new survey of recent mothers and pregnant women. (Source: Nursing Times)



Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:00:01 +0100

Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)



Nigeria:Whooping Cough Kills 11 Children in Kano

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:56:20 +0100

[Vanguard] Eleven children have died from whooping cough at Kankwana village in Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Nigeria:11 Children Die of Whooping Cough in Kano - Official

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:28:25 +0100

[Premium Times] The Kiru Local Government Council of Kano State says about 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:25:52 +0100

Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Fewer newborns get whooping cough when moms get vaccinated

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:21:56 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)



‘What Gets Remembered’: How Visiting a Cemetery Can Teach You About History

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:00:36 +0100

When planning vacation itineraries, graveyard visits may not be top of mind. But Loren Rhoads, author of the new book 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, makes the case for going out of your way to see burial grounds. “I think it adds a depth to travel that you can’t find anywhere else,” Rhoads tells TIME. “I see cemeteries as kind of open air museums full of art and history and stories and nature and wildlife, gardening… When you go to a graveyard, you see what’s important to a society, what gets remembered.” Rhoads’ book features cemeteries large (like Père Lachaise in Paris, the final resting place of notable names like Molière and Jim Morrison) to small (like George Washington’s tomb in Mount Vernon, Va.), and ancien...



Whooping cough shot effective, but many pregnant women skip it: CDC

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 17:10:59 +0100

Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in three-quarters of babies -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms - to - Be Skip It: CDC

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:00:00 +0100

Timely vaccination can prevent three - quarters of cases in newborns (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0100

Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)

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Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:09:25 +0100

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Clinical Diagnosis of Bordetella Pertussis Infection Clinical Diagnosis of Bordetella Pertussis Infection

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:14:38 +0100

What are the best ways to diagnose Bordetella pertussis in patients presenting with prolonged cough?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



BU: Resurgence of whooping cough may owe to vaccine's inability to prevent infections

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Boston University School of Medicine) The startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers argue in a new journal article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:15:07 +0100

Outbreaks of whooping cough are on the rise in the US. Review the diagnosis, prevention, and optimal treatment of this potentially serious respiratory infection in this article.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



New insights into bacterial toxins

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A toxin produced by a bacterium that causes urinary tract infections is related to, yet different in key ways from, the toxin that causes whooping cough, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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Babies to be protected against deadly hepatitis B

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:49:00 +0100

The Hexavalent injection shelters against diptheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough and Haemophilus influenzae type b as well as offering immunity against hepatitis B, Public Health England said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:40:43 +0100

Even though vaccinations don ’ t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:12:24 +0100

There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state in the first half of 2017, compared with 66 in the first half of 2016, but an expert was not alarmed. (Source: NYT Health)



Vaccine lessens severity of whooping cough infections

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:37:39 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Even though vaccinations don ’t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Are YOU suffering the 100 day cough? Symptoms of whooping cough revealed

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:12:00 +0100

WHOOPING cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lung - and could be causing your persistent cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Are YOU suffering the 100-day cough? Symptoms of whooping cough revealed

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:12:00 +0100

WHOOPING cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lung - and could be causing your persistent cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 15:24:03 +0100

Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Whooping cough: vaccination in pregnancy programme resources

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Public Health England has published a leaflet and poster to support the whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy programme. (Source: NHS Networks)



Would you accept $4499.33 to be deliberately infected with whooping cough?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:25:15 +0100

(Natural News) We all put a price on our health, whether it’s our willingness to shell out a few extra dollars for organic fruit at the store or deciding that yoga classes are a good investment. However, have you ever thought about the opposite side of the coin? Would you accept a sizable sum of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



'Exponential' whooping cough outbreak in Alberta has officials urging immunization

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 19:00:10 +0100

Southern Alberta is seeing a surge in cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, and a health official says it’s directly related to low immunization rates in some areas. (Source: CBC | Health)

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More Pregnant Women Getting Whooping Cough Vaccine More Pregnant Women Getting Whooping Cough Vaccine

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:43:07 +0100

A U.S. study finds that a growing number of pregnant women are getting vaccinated against pertussis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



More pregnant women getting whooping cough vaccine

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:58:25 +0100

(Reuters Health) - - Babies are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers get vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, and a U.S. study finds that a growing number of women are starting to follow this advice. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Catch whooping cough and earn £3,500

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 01:27:31 +0100

Would you voluntarily get infected with a disease to help scientists make a better vaccine? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Catch whooping cough and get £3,500

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 01:27:31 +0100

Would you voluntarily get infected with a disease to help scientists make a better vaccine? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Whooping couch vaccine being developed by British researchers

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:01:00 +0100

A NEW vaccine is being developed against whooping cough, which causes 200,000 preventable deaths in children around the world each year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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New whooping cough jab has the power to save 200,000 lives

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:50 +0100

A team of scientists from all across Europe, including from Southampton University, are working on the 'landmark' £2.3 million study to create a more effective vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



The Numbers Behind Fixing Health Care In America

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:46:40 +0100

On March 23, 2010 Democrats slammed a health care plan through Congress that helped many Americans, but it is far from perfect. Now Republicans are offering a plan that will leave millions of Americans without insurance.  It seems as if Congress is unable to fix health care, however the current system is unsustainable. According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare the U.S. spent $3.2 trillion on health care in 2015. That’s $10,035 per person. It’s an insane amount of money. Turns out it is possible to lower costs and improve care, but it’s not as easy as I thought when I started the research for this article.   The answer involves us reimagining health care. I’m going to call it “universal coverage” for the sake of simplification and becau...



Luminex Corporation Receives FDA Clearance for ARIES Bordetella Assay

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:09:30 +0100

Sample to answer assay provides accurate pertussis surveillance of clinically symptomatic patients AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that it has received FDA clear... Diagnostics, FDA Luminex, Bordetella, pertussis, parapertussis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



The Checkup: For Pregnant Women, Getting Serious About Whooping Cough

Mon, 01 May 2017 10:03:01 +0100

Vaccinating pregnant women is the best way to keep babies safe in the first few months of life. (Source: NYT Health)



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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:53:00 +0100

REMINDER:The World Vision/CareLink Foundation 6k race is Saturday, May 6th!  You may register at the race starting at 8:15 am. Cost is $50 for those 15 years of age, $25 for those under 15 years.Registration will be held at Pediatric Health's Naperville far south parking lotthat is off the River Road entrance.All funds go to World Vision's clean water initiatives.  We hope to see you there!*********************************************************************From the desk of Nurse Practitioner Josie Dawe:Josie Dawe, CPNPFor World Immunization Week (April 24-30), US medical experts have raised concern about the number of Americans who still are not vaccinating their children. Vaccines have dramatically decreased the number of people affected by potentially ...

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Medical News Today: Spotting the vaccine-preventable diseases that are back in the waiting room

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and tuberculosis are making a comeback. Why is spotting the symptoms in some cases like detective work? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:11:51 +0100

Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideological firefights in the state Legislature, which have plagued lawmakers in other states trying to crack down on vaccination waivers. The regulation had a dramatic effect. ...



Pregnant Mothers Need Whooping Cough Vaccine

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:43:37 +0100

The Tdap vaccine is highly effective in protecting newborns against pertussis in the first two months of life, but less than half of women get it. (Source: NYT Health)



Vaccinating pregnant moms protects newborns from whooping cough

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:50:14 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Infants are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers are vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, a large U.S. study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Mom's Vaccine Protects Babies From Whooping Cough

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:15:12 +0100

Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)



Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies from Whooping Cough

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Pregnancy, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Pertussis Vaccine In Pregnancy Protects 9 Of 10 Newborns From Whooping Cough

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:28:00 +0100

The most effective way to prevent whooping cough in a young baby is the mother's vaccine booster during pregnancy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:04:17 +0100

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 -- Babies are far less likely to develop whooping cough if their mother was vaccinated while pregnant, a new study reveals. The study included nearly 149,000 infants born in California between 2006 and 2015. The percentage... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Care, Germs and Hygiene, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:03:24 +0100

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 -- Living near a day care center won't increase your child's risk of catching contagious illnesses like whooping cough, new research suggests. Scientists from Drexel University in Philadelphia reported that kids in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:47:05 +0100

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



More day cares near by, more germs? Maybe not, according to whooping cough study

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:43:04 +0100

Researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn't really have much of an effect. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



More day cares near by, more germs? Maybe not, according to Drexel whooping cough study

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Drexel University) A team of Drexel University researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn't really have much of an effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Whooping Cough Symptoms

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Whooping Cough SymptomsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Infectious Diseases A-Z: Vaccines prevent diseases

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:00:00 +0100

"Vaccinations prevent infections before they occur," says Dr. Vandana Bhide, a pediatrician and internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic.?She says, "Childhood diseases, once thought to have been eradicated, such as measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, are making a resurgence in the U.S." from waning immunity or lack of immunizations. Watch: Dr. Vandana Bhide talks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:22:56 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) published in Annals of Internal Medicine. “Vaccinations not only protect you. They also protect those around you,” ACIP liaison Dr. Sandra Fry...



Why Trump Will Lose His War on Science

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:08:25 +0100

Donald Trump, meet science. Science, meet Donald Trump. I bet you two are going to get along fantastically. OK, maybe not. It was never likely that an Administration that coined a term like “alternative facts” after just three days was ever going to be comfortable with a world of study in which facts are the hard, un-devaluable currency. If I tell you that the speed of light is 186,282 miles per second, you don’t get to argue for 187,000—not if you want to be taken seriously. But while you can’t change established science, you can try to deny it or silence it. On that score, the Trump team has moved quickly and appallingly. Even before the election, Trump was a shameless peddler of scientific fictions — that climate change is a Chinese hoax; that vacci...



Nigeria: '1m Children Die of Preventable Diseases Yearly'

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:00:21 +0100

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -About one million Nigerian children die every year mostly from preventable diseases including pneumonia, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B infection, whooping cough, measles and meningitis among others, the President of Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:31:34 +0100

(NaturalNews) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



New Mexico Sees Four Cases of Whooping Cough

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:30:04 +0100

Untitled by Mindy Olson P is licensed under CC0. New Mexico is seeing its largest cluster of whooping cough cases in infants since 2013. So far, four infants from Eddy, Curry, Rio Arriba and San Juan have a confirmed case. The cases have all been reported in infants under six months old. “Whooping cough is very contagious and can cause serious cough illness―especially in infants too young to be fully vaccinated,” said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher in a New Mexico Department of Health news release. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent your child from getting it.” Whooping cough, scientifically known as pertussis, is highly contagious. It is characterized by uncontrollable, violent coughing, which often makes it hard to breathe, according to the U.S. Ce...



Don’t Let History Repeat Itself: The Dangers Of Pseudoscience And Denialism

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:53:14 +0100

On Tuesday, Robert F Kennedy Jr. told major media outlets that he may head a new Commission on Vaccine Safety. The purpose of this commission, per Mr. Kennedy, is to debate the science. “[Mr. Trump] says that his opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter,” he reported.At first glance, the idea of an impartial commission to debate and resolve a controversy does not seem like a bad idea. Except for two big problems.The first: Mr. Kennedy is a vocal anti-vaxxer. He has openly and repeatedly supported the notion that vaccines cause autism. Thus, he is by no means impartial.The second: Vaccine safety is no longer a source of controversy within the scientific community. As numerous physician groups ― including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physici...



From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:00:49 +0100

According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as: rapid breathing, nasal flaring, retractions (pulling in of the chest wall) or bluish lips or fingertips (can indicate poor oxygenation). Looking for a pediatrician? Try Find-a...



Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:20:53 +0100

President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines have saved millions of lives around the world and has said he vaccinated all six of his children.  But he has also alleged that there’s a global corporate ...

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Meeting with Trump emboldens anti-vaccine activists, who see an ally in the Oval Office

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:10:52 +0100

By Rebecca Robins The discredited researcher who launched the anti-vaccine movement met with Donald Trump this summer -- and found him sympathetic to the cause. Now, with Trump preparing to move into the White House, leaders of the movement are newly energized, hopeful they can undermine decades of public policy promoting childhood vaccinations. At the most basic level, they're hoping Trump will use his bully pulpit to advance his oft-stated concern -- debunked by an extensive body of scientific evidence -- that there's a link between vaccines and autism. "For the first time in a long time, I feel very positive about this, because Donald Trump is not beholden to the pharmaceutical industry," movement leader Andrew Wakefield told STAT in a phone interview. "He didn't rely upon [d...



Mother of boy who died from whooping cough thanks doctors who tried to save him

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:37:38 +0100

Perth mother Catherine Hughes lost her baby boy Riley to whooping cough at just 32 days old. She recently penned an emotional letter to all the doctors and nurses who tried to save him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



DBV, BioNet-Asia study needle-free pertussis booster vaccination

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:08:36 +0100

DBV Technologies (NSDQ:DBVT) and BioNet-Asia said today that the independent Data & Safety Monitoring Board positively reviewed DBV’s needle-free vaccine patch technology, Viaskin, and that enrollment in a Phase I trial for booster immunization against pertussis will continue into the 2nd dosing cohort. The Viaskin pertussis booster vaccination program will test the ability of DBV’s needle-free vaccine tech to epicutaneously deliver 2 different doses of BioNet’s genetically detoxified pertussis toxin, in the hopes of boosting immunity against whooping cough. The study enrolled 60 adults, ranging from 18 to 40 years old, who were vaccinated against pertussis as a child. The Viaskin patches will be applied for 48 hours, with a 2 week interval between applications. Ge...



Nunavut ramps up vaccinations to beat largest whooping cough outbreak on record

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:57:47 +0100

The Nunavut government wants to get all Grade 6 to 9 students in the territory immunized by Christmas as it struggles to contain the territory’s largest whooping cough outbreak on record. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 19:00:42 +0100

MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2016 -- It's easy to spread germs that cause colds, flu and other serious illnesses, including whooping cough and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). That's why you need to protect yourself and take steps to avoid infecting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:15:15 +0100

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough (Source: WebMD Health)



Pitt-developed program improves adult immunization rates at primary care offices

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) A University of Pittsburgh-developed program successfully boosts vaccination rates in adult patients seen at primary care offices, two recent studies demonstrated. Physician offices participating in the 4 Pillars Practice Transformation Program had nearly three times the increase in patients getting the Tdap vaccine for protection against pertussis (whooping cough) compared to non-participating offices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Mom Changes Her Anti-Vax Stance After Entire Family Gets Sick

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:40:53 +0100

Kristen O’Meara refused to vaccinate her children for more than five years.  Then her entire family contracted Rotavirus, a potentially deadly stomach virus that can be prevented with a vaccination. It was a wake-up call she couldn’t ignore. O’Meara decided to forego vaccines when her first daughter, Natasha, was born in 2010. “I entered motherhood with what I thought was a healthy skepticism regarding vaccination,” she wrote in a New York Post article last week. The Chicago-area special needs teacher purposely sought out books and research that confirmed what she already believed to be true: vaccinations were dangerous and could be linked to anything from ADHD to autism. “I got absorbed in the anti-vax culture and secretly thought of myse...

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Parents should vaccinate children against whooping cough every three years

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:01:00 +0100

PARENTS should get their child vaccinated against whooping cough every three years, a new study warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Whooping cough vaccine's immunity drops substantially over time

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0100

The vaccine to protect against whooping cough works well at first, but immunity drops off quickly, making it more important for babies to get inoculated when they're most vulnerable, Canadian doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)



Whooping cough: Experts discuss signs of contagious bacterial infection on This Morning

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:43:00 +0100

A WORRIED mother contacted GPs on This Morning over concerns her son was suffering with whooping cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



5 Lessons From Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia Diagnosis

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:04:44 +0100

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is recovering from a case of pneumonia she was diagnosed with last Friday. She was treated and advised to rest, but according to her doctor became “overheated and dehydrated” Sunday at a 9/11 memorial service.  Footage that showed Clinton needing to be helped to her car as she departed the service for a brief rest at her daughter’s apartment fueled speculation about medical conspiracies and “raised questions” about the state of her health and fitness to run for president. But the truth is that pneumonia is a common and highly treatable illness for which people Clinton’s age, 68, are at high risk. With proper treatment, the symptoms will likely disappear without Clinton feeling anything more than ...



DBV Technologies begins patient enrolment in Phase I trial of Viaskin rPT to treat whooping cough

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:00:00 +0100

French clinical-stage specialty biopharmaceutical company DBV Technologies has begun enrolment for its proof of concept Phase I clinical trial of Viaskin rPT to treat Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough). (Source: Drug Development Technology)



More Kids Will Get Vaccinated Under New California Law

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:36:39 +0100

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. Mississippi hasn’t had a case of measles since 1992. West Virginia last saw measles – a highly contagious virus that kills an estimated 314 people worldwide every day – in 2009. Now, with California’s new vaccination law rolling out shot by shot, the state joins Mississippi and West Virginia to become the third in the nation to adopt stringent vaccination school entrance requirements. And medical experts say disease rates are likely to fall in California as they have in those states. “It’s a good club to be in,” said Rahul Gupta, state health officer in West Virginia, who was effusive in welcoming California – home to more than eight times the number of ...



“Double dipping” your chip: Dangerous or just…icky?

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:30:53 +0100

Double dippers are everywhere – the 4th of July barbeque, family reunions, Super Bowl parties, anywhere chips and dip are a staple. These are the people who take a bite and dip their chips a second time when they think no one is looking. Just ask George Leave it to George Costanza on Seinfeld to make double dipping a mainstream public health scare. The episode, which originally aired in 1993, brought shame to George as he was caught dipping a chip a second time at a wake. The partygoer objecting to this practice exclaims “That’s like putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” But is double dipping really so bad? Ever since that Seinfeld episode, the “health menace” of double dipping has been a mainstay of party conversation, high school science projects, and even high-lev...



Get Vaccinated for a Healthy Back-to-school Start

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:40:45 +0100

By Stacy Simon It won’t be long before the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom - if they haven't already. Protect your children by making sure they are up to date with vaccinations. In fact, your state may require children entering school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Check with your child’s doctor, your child’s school, or your health department to find out.Some diseases that are preventable through vaccines, such as whooping cough and chickenpox, are still common in the US. Thanks to vaccines, some other diseases are no longer common. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if we stopped vaccinating, the few cases we have in the US could very quickly grow to tens or hundreds of thousands. Getting your ...



Medicare Monday: Access to vaccines for older Americans

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:45:10 +0100

When you think about vaccines, you may not think about the need for them later in life, but vaccines for older Americans are a critical component of maintaining health as you age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our immune systems weaken over time, which puts older Americans at higher risk for certain diseases. Important vaccines for older Americans include the flu, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumococcal, meningococcal, shingles and more. (Source: The Catalyst)

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Bordetella Pertussis: Concepts in Pathogenesis and TreatmentBordetella Pertussis: Concepts in Pathogenesis and Treatment

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:23:36 +0100

This review offers new insight into the pathogenesis of this infectious disease and discusses new and current treatment options. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:00:00 +0100

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Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:49:56 +0100

Women wait to immunize their children at the Kisugu Health Centre in Kampala, Uganda, where free vaccinations take place. The nurse in the foreground is Betty Makakeeto. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPSBy Amy FallonKAMPALA, Jun 29 2016 (IPS)Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.“The medicine they are injecting them with means the boy when he’s an adult won’t be able to reproduce,” Patience, 32, recalled to IPS what she’d been informed. “She said: ‘Don’t even think about immunization’.”Patience said that in her neighborhood, the Kyebando slum in Kampala, many families “lied to medical personnel” because they were “te...



GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0100

Guidance should help cut antibiotic prescribingRelated items from OnMedicaGPs slash total antibiotic scrips by over 7% in a yearPoint-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistanceA fifth of children with persistent cough have whooping cough (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



'Please vaccinate your kids,' pleads mom of infant in hospital with whooping cough

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:57:11 +0100

A Vancouver Island mother whose baby is hospitalized with whooping cough says her sick daughter is proof that children who are not vaccinated can harm others. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Whooping cough outbreak strikes school with unvaccinated child... what happened next will never be reported by the CDC

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:00:00 +0100

(NaturalNews) We've all heard the horror stories about what can happen if you choose not to vaccinate your kids, and such kids are quick to get the blame when epidemics do occur. However, the experience of one mom shows a completely different side to the issue.In keeping with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



'Please vaccinate your kids': mum shares SHOCKING images of baby girl with whooping cough

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:56:48 +0100

A MOTHER has posted heartbreaking photos of her baby girl after she unexpectedly caught whooping cough in a desperate bid to get other parents to vaccinate their children against the illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Don't Fall For The Latest Zika Virus Conspiracy Theory

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:01:03 +0100

While it may not be the most widespread Zika conspiracy theory on the internet, it's certainly among the weirdest.  The fact-checking website Snopes revealed last Wednesday that at least a few people falsely believe Americans are immune to Zika virus, as these tweets demonstrate: @SpeakerRyan @WashTimes Say NO to more Obama requested FAKE #Zika virus funding. American immune systems are immune to it. Virus isn't new— Chad (@FlyOSUBuckeye1) May 22, 2016 @ABC dont spread propaganda about a non-existent threat to Americans Fake Zika war is a terrorist tactice— Barbara Adams (@SheSellsBoise) May 26, 2016 Such claims are completely unfounded, according to Derek Gatherer, a lecturer at Lancaster University in the U.K. who studies virus genetics. Asked if the...



Alaska scientist receives $1.6 million award for vaccine research

Mon, 30 May 2016 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Alaska Fairbanks) A treatment credited with saving about nine million lives a year worldwide and bringing major human diseases including smallpox, tetanus, whooping cough and polio under some degree of control is said to have begun with a milkmaid, a boy, a cow and a doctor about two hundred years ago.Yet in all that time, the details of how the treatment actually works are still unclear. Dr. Andrea Ferrante, a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist, hopes to change that. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



New App Advises and Reminds Pregnant Women about Vaccinations

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:00:00 +0100

The Maternal Immunations (MatImms) app is aimed at pregnant women to guide them about infections that could be harmful to them and their baby, such as flu and whooping cough, and which could be prevented by getting vaccinated in pregnancy. (Source: eHealth News EU)

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Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

Mon, 23 May 2016 22:00:00 +0100

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Whooping cough shot safe for pregnant women

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:35:05 +0100

HealthDay News The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:00:00 +0100

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Pertussis vaccination in pregnancy is safe, study finds

Thu, 12 May 2016 02:18:02 +0100

Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women in the U.S. as the key medical intervention to protect newborn infants from pertussis (whooping cough). However, the safety of giving the Tdap vaccine to pregnant women has not been fully determined. According to a new study the Tdap vaccine is safe for both mothers and infants. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

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Bordetella pertussis Strain Lacking Two Vaccine ImmunogensBordetella pertussis Strain Lacking Two Vaccine Immunogens

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:23:43 +0100

Although this pertussis strain lacking pertactin and pertussis toxin is rare, any increased mutation in these vaccine immunogens may have serious implications for the efficacy of current vaccines. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:24:18 +0100

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has reviewed new evidence on the optimum time to offer whooping cough in pregnancy. As a result of the review it has now recommended that from 1 April 2016, vaccination should be offered between gestational weeks 16 and 32 to maximise the likelihood that the baby will be protected from birth. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



'Anti-vax' mum's whooping cough regret

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 01:18:07 +0100

An Australian mother who passed the potentially fatal whooping cough infection to her newborn says she regrets refusing the vaccination. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Nigeria: Measles, Whooping Cough Casualties Not Six - Jigawa Govt

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:15:02 +0100

[Daily Trust] Dutse -The Jigawa State Government has said only one child died in Suletankarkar local government area of the state as a result of outbreak of measles and whooping cough, but not six persons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



The return of Victorian diseases: Doctors alarmed by rise in deadly illnesses

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:59:00 +0100

SCARLET fever, whooping cough, TB and scurvy killed off many Victorians. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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