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By Dr. Mercola The featured article in the latest newsletter from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) gets straight to the point with its headline: 1 Back to School – Is the Child Sitting Next to Yours Immunized? The article goes on to berate vaccine exemption options and parents who use personal belief exemptions to opt-out of vaccines for their children. It stops short of ordering parents to march into their children's classrooms and demand to know who's vaccinated and who's not (health privacy laws prevent that anyway).
By Barbara Loe Fisher Ever since the first vaccines – smallpox and rabies vaccines – one of the most serious complications of vaccination has been brain inflammation. 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 Brain inflammation can cause convulsions, also known as seizures. 8 Continuing seizures can permanently damage the brain over time. 9 In fact, for the first 40 years that the pertussis vaccine was given to children in the DPT shot, pediatricians were told: "Do not give any more pertussis vaccines to children who develop seizures within 72 hours of a DPT vaccination." 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 Convulsions were an absolute contraindication to more DPT shots, especially if they occurred without a fever. Protecting Children Vulnerable to Vaccine Reactions
By Dr. Mercola According to the featured report by US News Health 1 , a new influenza A variant strain of swine flu, H3N2v, has been identified in children and adults recently in direct contact with pigs at country fairs. The CDC case count of detected human infections in the US with the H3N2-variant currently stands at 154. 2 Fortunately, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the virus is still principally limited to swine, and poses a very limited threat as it appears to spread to humans only with great difficulty, and appears to cause only mild disease when it does. Influenza A viruses infect humans, swine and wild birds.
The National Institute of Health finally declared formaldehyde a carcinogen yesterday after years of dragging its feet. This is the 12th cancer list released by the NIH through its subsidiary program, The National Toxicology Program. Formaldehyde is a very common chemical used in manufacturing and the risk of exposure to consumers is high due to its pervasiveness. That “new car” smell is really formaldehyde as is the smell in new homes. It’s a frequent ingredient in many if not most cosmetics. Workers in hair salons, mortuaries, particle board and plywood manufacturing typically have the most occupational exposure to formaldehyde.
By Barbara Loe Fisher On June 13, 2012, a study conducted by government health employees working at the Oregon Health Authority and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was published in Pediatrics , a medical journal owned by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 1 Using electronic vaccine records tracking systems, public health doctors concluded that about 10 percent of parents living in Portland, Oregon are making independent decisions about how many vaccines their babies should get and when they should get them.
Friday, 13 July 2012 07:07 Posted by David Icke 'Vaccines aren't supposed to cause disease. But that appears to be what's happening on Australian farms. Scientists have found that two virus strains used to vaccinate chickens there may have recombined to form a virus that is sickening and killing the animals. "This shows that recombination of such strains can happen and people need to think about it," said Glenn Browning, a veterinary microbiologist at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, in Australia and one of the co-authors on the paper.'
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Health Issues page and our Appetite For a Change page . Things aren't going so well lately in the litigation department for Merck, which stands accused of lying according to not just one, but two class-action lawsuits. In the first case, two former Merck virologists accuse their former employer of overstating the effectiveness of the mumps vaccine in Merck's combination MMR shot, which may have cost the US government hundreds of millions of dollars over the past decadei. Merck's mumps vaccine was originally licensed 45 years ago.
Research has found that polysorbate 80 causes infertility in rats and octoxynol 10 is a potent spermicide, yet it might be in your vaccine. According to the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) Pregnancy Health Information Line, there are many factors that can cause a man to be infertile and as around half of all infertility cases result from the man, it is important to properly study the causes. Previous studies have found that radiation and electromagnetic radiation from cell phones and computers have been linked to infertility or sub-fertility as well as chemicals, including heavy metals and solvents, heat and pressure (such as hot baths and tight underwear), environmental pollution, cigarette smoking and sexually transmitted diseases. But in their summary of different causes of infertility, they forgot one: vaccines.
By Barbara Loe Fisher I am grateful for the blessings that I have had in my life, including the hard times, when I learned that faith and hope can overcome fear and doubt. Adversity can make us stronger but it is also an opportunity to feel and offer compassion to others to ease their suffering.
As a new school year starts, public health and school officials are issuing their annual reminder to parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on their immunizations. Some parents, however, will ignore the message.
By Sadie Whitelocks UPDATED: 12:55 GMT, 27 October 2011 Preflucel has been recalled amid fears it is making people ill A flu vaccine has been recalled from thousands of surgeries and pharmacies across Europe amid fears it is making people ill.