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2009-05-26 12:40:00

Researchers said on Tuesday that one in 20 children whose parents do not get them vaccinated against whooping cough catch the highly contagious illness, Reuters reported. Kaiser Permanente's Colorado Institute for Health Research showed in a government-funded study that only one in 500 children who got vaccinated developed whooping cough. The study is the first to use medical records to confirm which children received immunizations and which ones did not, compared to the subsequent rates of...

2009-04-03 17:30:00

Departments Urge Public to Self-Report Suspected Measles HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in coordination with the Allegheny County Health Department and UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh today confirmed they are investigating four confirmed cases of measles seen at Children's Hospital. Exposures to measles may have occurred in the Children's Hospital Emergency Department on: March 10, at any time Between 8 p.m. on March...

2009-03-31 09:02:00

2009 Partner Program Guide Recognizes Exceptional Channel Commitment BOCA RATON, Fla., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- SECNAP(R) Network Security Corporation today announced that its channel partner program has been awarded five stars in the 2009 Partner Program Guide published by Everything Channel. The five-star ranking recognizes an elite subset of vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The SECNAP Channel One Partner Program was selected...

2009-03-27 15:43:00

SHENZEN, China, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com Today after the market closed the company announced the clinical trial protocol for their MMR Vaccine is under preparation, and is expected to be approved by the end of the second quarter 2009. The MMR Vaccine is a mixture of three live attenuated viruses administered via injection for immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (also called German measles). It is generally administered to...

2009-02-12 09:00:00

Computerized Personal Health Records: Just What the President Ordered LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MMR Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FVRL) ("MMR") announces private sector stimulus in support of the stimulus. Yesterday, the Senate and House negotiators reached an agreement on the economic stimulus bill that includes approximately $20 billion in funding for health information technology. One key component is the spending of billions of...

2009-02-08 13:18:30

A British doctor says he did not manipulate data that concluded vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella potentially could cause autism. Publication of Andrew Wakefield's research a decade ago is linked to a 12 percent drop in the number of children being vaccinated in Britain, The Sunday Times of London reported. Because fewer parents let their children be vaccinated, England and Wales last year saw 1,348 cases of measles with two deaths, compared with 56 cases and no deaths in 1998, The...

2009-02-06 11:11:14

Britain could face a measles epidemic because of parental reluctance to use the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, health officials said. There were 1,348 measles cases last year in England and Wales, up from 990 in 2007, The Daily Mail reported Friday. The newspaper said the decline in vaccinations is attributed to unfounded concerns the MMR vaccine may be linked to autism. Britain's Health Protection Agency said there is a very real chance of an epidemic of measles. Measles should not be...

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2009-02-02 11:25:00

A World Health Organization (WHO) study published on Monday said, more children in Germany must be vaccinated against measles to prevent another widespread outbreak.Three years ago, over 12,000 people were infected with measles in Germany, Romania, Britain, Switzerland and Italy in an unusual epidemic caused by low immunization rates against the contagious viral disease."The 2006 measles outbreak must be regarded as a wake-up call," experts from Berlin\'s Robert Koch Institute and two German...

2009-01-12 14:56:22

Measles persists as a health problem in Europe, largely because too few children are being properly vaccinated, a European Union study said. The disease -- whose symptoms include a four-day fever accompanied by a cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis, or pink eye -- will probably not be eliminated next year as health officials hoped, the study in the medical journal The Lancet said. The study by Denmark's Statens Serum Institut for the EU's European Commission found 12,132 measles cases in...

2008-10-09 15:00:37

U.S. preteen and teen immunization rates have increased for routinely recommended vaccines, but most teens don't have all immunizations, health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report estimates for 2007 vaccine coverage levels for three or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine and two or more doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine were more than 80 percent. Coverage with one dose of varicella vaccine was high at 75.7 percent....


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2011-02-17 17:26:28

Mumps virus causes mumps which is a common childhood disease characterized by swelling of the parotid glands and other epithelial tissues causing high morbidity in some cases deafness. Infection is currently restricted to humans while the virus is transmitted by direct contact, droplet spread, or via contaminated objects. It is a vaccine preventable disease although significant outbreaks have occurred in recent years in regions with high levels of vaccination. The virus belongs to the genus...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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