Is it ethically appropriate for a doctor to declare vaccines should not be given, even as there is a measles outbreak in the United States? Is it right for a doctor to refuse children as patients whose parents disallow vaccinations?
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents to get their children vaccinated against measles in light of the outbreak that began at Disneyland in California. The virus has now spread to six additional states and Mexico.
Chili’s, a popular U.S. restaurant chain, has cancelled their fundraiser for a national autism group. Chili’s had previously announced that they would be donating 10 percent of customers’ checks to the National Autism Association.
In the United States, vaccination programs have all but eliminated measles. But before a vaccine became available, almost everyone came down with the disease, and over 450 people died annually between 1953 and 1963, usually from complications.
A concerned British mother from the North of England took her baby boy to the doctors three times for check ups. She was convinced he had more than common chickenpox. She was sent home with pain killers.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been a divisive topic right from the start. The vaccine, branded as "Gardasil" or "Ceravix", is the cervical cancer vaccine created by Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline, respectively.
Testing plans are now in the making for the delivery of 200,000 doses of cholera vaccine for approximately 100,000 people --not enough to stop the cholera, but enough to show the world the vaccine works.
Toronto Public Health sent out a news release reporting that Hepatitis A was identified in a restaurant employee. The city is now urging customers who visited the restaurant Sunday to be vaccinated.
The foundation for personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits has to do with the infliction and nature of harm. What might occur in the courts in light of the Lancet Journal's retraction on the link between autism and vaccinations?
Knowing now that HNS1 is spreading in different parts of the world, experts are meeting to talk about how to mitigate the spread of the disease. Science and history form the platform for strategies to slow the spread of pandemic flu.
Today a great thing happened. The mothers of autistic children whose disease may be linked to a vaccination were finally given their day in court. Nearly 5,000 families were present for the hearing today in Washington, D.C.