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Woman Dies After Given Formaldehyde Instead of Saline Drip

Woman Dies After Given Formaldehyde Instead of Saline Drip

A 27-year-old Russian woman has died after doctors mistakenly filled her IV bag with a solution containing formaldehyde. Ekaterina Fedyaeva was said to be undergoing routine surgery at a hospital in Ulyanovsk, Russia when the hospital put her on a formalin drip, which contains formaldehyde and is used to prevent corpses from decomposing. Doctors had […]

CDC Predicted “Second Wave” of Influenza This Year

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Although spring is when the typical “flu season” ends, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in mid-March 2018 that a “second wave” of influenza B virus appeared to be on the way and could cause more illness, especially among young children. News reports stated that the majority…

WHO Recommends New Typhoid Vaccine

Typhoid vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that infants and children can be given a new typhoid conjugate vaccine when it is released in 2019. After collecting five years of follow-up observation data for seroconversion, WHO officials put forward recommendations to introduce the first typhoid conjugate vaccine for infants and children over six months of age as a single dose.

Embalming Fluid in Vaccines?

mummy woman

I recently read an article about a woman who died in hospital in Ulyanovsk, Russia after doctors mistakenly administered a formaldehyde solution instead of saline during a scheduled laparoscopic operation to remove ovarian cysts. During the procedure, doctors irrigated the abdominal cavity of 28-year-old Ekaterina Fedyaeva with formalin—a 40 percent solution of formaldehyde in water—causing the woman to convulse and fall into a coma.

Six-Year-Old Had Gotten a Flu Shot But Reportedly Died of Influenza

vial of influenza vaccine

Six-year-old Nevaeh Hernandez suffered four seizures and went into a coma before dying on Feb. 12, 2018 at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. Her death was attributed to influenza, although tests conducted for both strep throat and influenza three days earlier at nearby Hoboken University Medical Center had come back negative.

Big Pharma Pays Universities for Most Medical Research in U.S. Today

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In the past, collaboration between scientists in academia and pharmaceutical companies was relatively uncommon. However, lately there has been a growing interest in developing financial partnerships between these two sectors. The drug industry’s funding patterns for academic research has shifted from handpicked projects on investigation of…

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