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2014-04-17 11:34:30

Trans-generational defense mechanism in humans proved Children who have been conceived during a severe epidemic are more resistant against other pathogens later in life. For the first time this has been proved by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, for the 18th century epidemics of measles and smallpox in the Canadian province of Québec. Children who were conceived during the wave of measles in 1714 and 1715 died significantly less...

Anti-Vaccine Conspiracy Theories May Lower Vaccination Rate
2014-02-26 09:39:35

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Within an hour of birth it is suggested that children receive their first vaccinations. Interestingly, many people balk at the idea of vaccinating their infants and children due to an overwhelming amount of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories. These rumors often fill parents with fear when it comes time for the nurse to shove the dreaded needle into their little one. However, many people attaching to these theories forget the...

2013-12-11 23:03:31

A news release from Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics discusses a new report on the elimination of measles and similar viruses. The release concludes by showing the important role of vaccines in eradicating viral infections. (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 A recent expert panel convened by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the measles and rubella have been eliminated from the United States. These results were reported in and published by the JAMA...

50 Years After Measles Vaccination Was Developed, US Threat Still High
2013-12-06 07:18:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1950s and early 60s, Dr. John Franklin Enders, who was known as “The Father of Modern vaccines,” with the aid of Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, then of the Children’s Hospital Boston, and Samuel L. Katz, MD, professor emeritus of Duke University, worked to develop a new vaccine that would rescue America from one of the most contagious diseases in the world: measles. Now, fifty years after the approval of the extremely...

2013-12-05 12:29:43

On 50(th) Anniversary of Measles Vaccine, Spike in Imported Measles Cases ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty years after the approval of an extremely effective vaccine against measles, one of the world's most contagious diseases, the virus still poses a threat to domestic and global health security. On an average day, 430 children - 18 every hour - die of measles worldwide. In 2011, there were an estimated 158,000 measles deaths. In an article published on December 5 by...

2013-10-16 23:03:02

Dr. Marta Katalenas of the Pediatric Center of Round Rock contends that the recent increase in measles cases is a result of decisions made 15 years ago, based on bad information, fear, and the desire for notoriety. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Recently The Wall Street Journal reported on an epidemic of measles affecting children in the United Kingdom and on an outbreak close to home at a church in Texas. From November 2012 to July 2013 there has been 1,219 cases of measles in...

2013-10-02 10:52:14

TAU research recommends that pediatricians respect parents' rights to make the case for immunization Controversy about the risks of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines has been rumbling in the United States for years — and now it's Israel's turn. After finding traces of the polio virus in sewage, Israel's Ministry of Health launched a national vaccination campaign that reached more than half a million children. Surprisingly, dissenting voices flooded social media and the mainstream...

2013-09-27 12:25:45

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research suggests that a person's cultural "worldview" helps explain much of the opposition to vaccination evident in the United States despite strenuous efforts by public health officials to communicate their message that immunizing children is necessary and safe. This study reveals that the vaccine controversy does not depend just on a lack of education about vaccine-related scientific knowledge. Differences in perceived...

2013-09-26 23:00:28

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds latest report on “Research Report on China Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine Market, 2013-2017” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Measles, mumps and rubella are major infectious diseases that threaten the health of children. Measles is a kind of acute respiratory infectious disease caused by measles virus with rashes covering the whole body. Mumps is a kind of respiratory infectious disease caused by mumps virus, which can...

Measles Outbreak Concerns US Health Officials
2013-09-15 04:50:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With over three months remaining in the year, US health officials report that 2013 is already one of the worst years for measles in more than a decade – and the unusually high number of cases has them concerned. According to the Associated Press (AP), the average number of measles cases amongst Americans each year is about 60. This year, however, 159 cases have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...