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New Human Fetal Cell Line Available for Vaccine Production

Since the 1960s, a number of vaccines have been manufactured using "human-diploid fibroblast cell cultures"—cells from tissue of aborted human fetuses.1 2 3 4 5 They include the following 11 vaccines listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vaccine Excipient & Media…

Health

Immune Response May Highlight Gender Differences

The designation “man flu” began as a joke to acknowledge the eye-rolling observation among women that the men in their lives consistently complain more and feel and act sicker than they do, given the same diagnosis. New research, however, may vindicate males: gender differences in…

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

Sudden Infant Deaths Remain High in the U.S.

A recent report by WTVM television of Columbus, GA claimed, “Three to four babies a week are dying in Georgia due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or other sleep related causes.” In 2015, there were 170 sleep-related infant deaths in Georgia alone, up from…

Law

Forced Vaccination Judged Unconstitutional in Colombia

The Constitutional Court in Colombia recently ruled that mandating the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is unconstitutional. However, the precedent-setting judicial decision went beyond HPV vaccine mandates and affirmed the ethical principle of informed consent to medical risk taking. According to the Court, which is the…

Media
Beware of Applying Numbing Creams Before Vaccination

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
Investigation Questions Gardasil Clinical Trial Safety Data

Investigation Questions Gardasil Clinical Trial Safety Data

While Merck & Co. and many health authorities share the view that the benefits of the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), Gardasil, outweigh the risks, an eight-month investigation by medical journalist Frederick Joelving, which was published by the online magazine Slate, confirms...…