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Vaccination

Girl’s Ovaries Destroyed by Gardasil: Merck Did Not Research Effects of Vaccine on Female Reproduction

When one looks at the independent literature, so, studies which are not sponsored by the vaccine manufactures... with relation to Gardasil, there have been several reports documenting multiple sclerosis and encephalitis,1 which is brain inflammation, in girls who have received their Gardasil vaccine. So, just…

Health

Vaccination and the Growing Rates of Childhood Food Allergies

We all know of someone that has a food allergy because it has become such a common condition that people suffer from, particularly children. According to the non-profit organization Food Allergy Research and Education, researchers estimate that 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Approximately…

Ethics

Does Informed Consent Truly Exist?

Informed consent is a basic human right in which a person has the ability to voluntarily accept or reject a treatment or medical procedure, including use of pharmaceutical products, after being fully informed of all possible risks and benefits. “The most important goal of informed…

Medicine

Malaria Burden Worldwide Has Dropped Without Vaccines

It is a common position taken by vaccination proponents that vaccines deserve all the credit for the worldwide decrease in incidence and mortality from communicable diseases since the early 1900s. Last month, vaccines were credited with saving nearly a half million lives since 1963, in…

Law
Americans Traveling Abroad Face Vaccine Decisions

Americans Traveling Abroad Face Vaccine Decisions

U.S. public health officials commonly advocate vaccinations for Americans traveling abroad, but most foreign countries “recommend” rather than “mandate” vaccinations for visitors. Cholera vaccine, for example, has a limited and transient effectiveness for reducing illness and does not prevent transmission of infection. Because of this…

Media

Did Payton Pierson Die of Influenza?

Ten-year old Payton Elizabeth Pierson was reported to have died of influenza on Feb. 9, 2017, according to media sources. The girl, a third grade student at Trinity South Elementary School in Washington, PA, was diagnosed with influenza on the evening of Feb. 4 by…

Business
The Safety Implications of Pharmacists Giving Vaccines

The Safety Implications of Pharmacists Giving Vaccines

A new survey conducted by healthcare communications solutions firm PrescribeWellness LLC of Irvine, CA found that 62 percent of respondents preferred visiting their local pharmacy to get vaccinated rather than going to their doctor’s office. In its 2017 Vaccination and Preventive Care Survey, PrescribeWellness interviewed…