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Vaccination

India’s Rotavirus Vaccine Receives WHO Prequalification

Bharat Biotech of India announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) awarded the its rotavirus vaccine, Rotavac, prequalification status. The company introduced Rotavac into India’s national immunization program in 2016. However, the prequalification designation by the WHO is necessary for United Nations...…

Health
The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis and Vaccines

The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis and Vaccines

Ever since the discovery of the antibiotic commonly known as penicillin in the late-1920s, antibiotic drugs have transformed the face of modern medicine. Antibiotics have historically played an instrumental role in successfully treating bacterial infections. However, the overuse and misuse of these medications over the…

Ethics

How Two Michigan Court Cases are Mainlining Informed Consent and Parental Choice

It was just recently that Metro Detroit mother Rebecca Bredow stated publicly that she would ‘rather sit behind bars for standing up for what she believes in, than giving into something she strongly doesn't believe in.’ A few short days later, she was in front…

Medicine

Pasteur vs Béchamp: The Germ Theory Debate

"Louis Pasteur was a French chemist-turned-microbiologist, who proved the existence of microbes in air. His pioneering studies laid the foundation for the modern-day understanding of diseases, their etiology as well as vaccine development." How that quotation is interpreted—whether as high praise or condemnation—depends on the…

Law

European Countries Move to Expand, Enforce Vaccine Mandates

A number of countries—namely Italy, France and Romania—have passed legislation to expand vaccine mandates and punish families refusing to comply. Others, such as the U.K., do not have compulsory vaccination laws but parents are facing more pressure and disapproval from physicians and government health officials...…

Media

Beware of Applying Numbing Creams Before Vaccination

Numbing creams that contain lidocaine and prilocaine can also lead to irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, seizures, and coma and death. In 2012, the University of Toronto in Canada conducted a survey of 1,204 children and 883 parents and found that the fear of needles was…

Business

Medicine’s Symptomatic Focus

The terms “medicine” and “health” are often used interchangeably. However, these concepts are based on very different philosophies. Conventional medicine (also known as modern medicine or allopathic medicine) is a system whereby medical doctors and other healthcare professionals treat symptoms...…