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Vaccination

Babies in India Die After Getting JE and MMR Vaccines

Two babies died in northeastern India following vaccination against Japanese encephalitis (JE) and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) at a health center in the village of Patori, Bihar state on the morning of May 5, 2017. Raja Babu Kumar, who was nine months old, and…

Health
MTHFR Mutations

MTHFR Mutations

Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a gene that is responsible for producing an enzyme that converts folic acid to methylfolate, a bioavailable form of vitamin B9. Nutrient deficiencies of Vitamin B6, B12, and folate increase homocysteine levels which causes inflammation in the body. The ability of…

Ethics

African-Americans, Vaccines and a History of Suspicion

A good parent is not sure what to believe. On one side, doctors tell us vaccinations are safe and necessary for our children. They’ve been in existence for hundreds of years, most people get them and they are credited with eradicating diseases and saving lives.…

Medicine

“Iron Lungs” Still Around. They’re Called Ventilators.

One of the most common lines of argument offered by vaccine apologists as "proof" of how effective mass vaccination programs were in vanquishing polio is to argue that there are no "iron lung" machines anymore. The logic goes something like this: "Do you see anymore…

Law

The ‘Vaccine Court’ Is Hazardous to Your Health

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act was passed in 1986, under the shadow of multi-million dollar jury verdicts against the makers of the Diphtheria Pertussis and Tetanus (DPT) vaccine. Congress announced that vaccine injuries and deaths are real and provided that vaccine-injured children and…

Media
Refusal to Vaccinate Should Be a Hanging Offense?

Refusal to Vaccinate Should Be a Hanging Offense?

If you have ever wondered what the opposite of love is, let me tell you... it's not hate. It's fear. Yes, I'm aware of the slightly different and perhaps more popular take on that idea by Elie Wiesel: "The opposite of love is not hate,…

Business

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…