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New Federal 2017 Vaccine Schedules Approved

New Federal 2017 Vaccine Schedules Approved

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have approved new adult and childhood vaccine schedules, effective Feb. 1, 2017. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the…

Health
Vaccination May Increase Risk of Rare Psychiatric Childhood Disorders, Study Finds

Vaccination May Increase Risk of Rare Psychiatric Childhood Disorders, Study Finds

Children with anorexia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety and tic disorders were more likely to have had a recent vaccination, according to a new study based on a database of privately insured children’s medical claims. Children with anorexia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder...…

Ethics

Are Doctors Being Trained to Manipulate Patients About Vaccines?

The number of parents questioning the safety of vaccines, the ingredients used, and the expanding 70-dose CDC schedule is growing, and medical organizations are trying to understand why. Numerous studies have been conducted to learn the reasons more parents are selectively refusing vaccines and what…

Medicine

HPV Study Finds Higher Risk of Cervical Cancer Deaths in Older Black Women

The journal Cancer last month published a study that looked at mortality data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) between 2000 and 2012, and then applied new parameters to re-calculate the reported death statistics from cervical cancer in the United States. The…

Law

CDC Publishes Final Rule on Quarantine Powers

The federal government's legal authority to detain and quarantine persons infected with certain highly communicable and deadly infectious diseases historically primarily has involved detaining people entering the U.S. by boats and airplanes or traveling across state lines. Federal government officials have long had the...…

Media

Trump Sets Off Media Firestorm With Proposed Vaccine Safety Review Panel

Only nine days away from his swearing-in as president, Donald Trump held his first press conference since the election and announced that the pharmaceutical industry was "getting away with murder" and that during his presidency he would do something about high drug prices with more…

Business

Flu Vaccine Mandates for Hospital Workers Based on Flawed Research

A new study published in PLOS One questions the scientific validity of annual influenza vaccine mandates for all hospital workers. The flu vaccination policy, which is often a condition of employment, has been based on the assumption that it reduces influenza-associated morbidity and mortality among…