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Vaccination

Bernice Eddy Warned of Defective Salk Polio Vaccine

During the Republican primary presidential debate on September 16, 2015, CNN moderator Jake Tapper noted a U.S. Treasury Department announcement that a woman would appear on the $10 bill. He posed the following question to the 11 candidates on stage, "What woman would you like…

Health

Pesticides, Birth Defects and Brain Damage in Children

The recent number of articles in the popular press concerning loss of intellect among children exposed to chlorpyrifos is important in the use of this pesticide. Although in-home use of chlorpyrifos was restricted in the U. S in 2000, it is widely used in agriculture,…

Ethics

OB/GYN Group Says Pregnant Women Have Right to Informed Consent and Refusal of Doctor Recommendations

Earlier this month, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committee on Ethics issued an opinion paper on "Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment During Pregnancy." The document laid out a series of nine recommendations for what doctors should do when pregnant women refuse medical…

Medicine

The Cost of America’s Childhood Asthma Epidemic

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. The prevalence of chronic diseases among children continue to rise1 with asthma being one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood affecting an estimated 7.1 million children under 18 years…

Law

Victims of HPV Vaccine in Japan Will Sue State and Vaccine Makers

In the U.S., the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been a subject of controversy from the very beginning after Merck’s Gardasil vaccine was licensed in 2006. Japan is one of the many nations raising concerns about HPV vaccine following persistent reports that girls are suffering…

Media
Microcephaly Cases in Brazil Vastly Overestimated

Microcephaly Cases in Brazil Vastly Overestimated

A study published in the The Lancet on Feb. 6, 2016, reported that, prior to 2015, the number of reported suspected cases of microcephaly in infants born in Brazil had remained "consistently below 200" each year. Between mid-2015 and Jan. 30, 2016, the number of…

Business

Gardasil 9 Vaccine Prompts Push for National Program

U.S. government health officials continue to push hard for a countrywide mandate of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. They maintain that the cost-benefit ratio of the new nonavalent Gardasil vaccine, which contains nine HPV strains, the ticket to succeeding in their efforts...…