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Drinking Water Fluoridation: Is It Safe?

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Experts have called the practice of adding the chemical compound fluoride to drinking water as “safe and effective” for decades. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named it one of the top 10 greatest health achievements of the 20th century. For years, those who have opposed it have been called “anti-science” […]

CDC Pushes Pfizer’s Pentavalent Meningococcal Vaccine

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On Oct. 20, 2023, Pfizer, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its new pentavalent meningococcal vaccine, Penbraya, which targets five meningococcal serogroups (A, B, C, W and Y) that most commonly cause meningococcal disease in adolescents and young adults 10-25 years old. Penbraya, is recommended to be given in two […]

Red Cross Does Not Sort Blood Donors by COVID Vaccination Status

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Contrary to some claims, the American Red Cross reportedly does not sort blood donations according to whether an individual has been vaccinated for COVID-19. A representative of the organization explained, “blood is tested to ensure its safety based on FDA requirements and then provided to medical facilities for their use. Every unit of blood is […]

RSV Vaccines for Senior Adults Linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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On Feb. 29, 2024, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) presented a preliminary analysis that showed that 23 adults over the age of 65 who received a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).1 When a person develops GBS, including after an infection or […]

FDA Proposes Banning Food Additive BVO

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Following California’s lead, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to ban the food additive brominated vegetable oil (BVO). Toxicology studies conducted in collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) led to the FDA concluding that BVO is “no longer safe” due largely in part to its ability to harm thyroid […]

Influenza Vaccines Only 42 Percent Effective in Adults This Year

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The influenza vaccines currently being administered in the United States are estimated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be 42 percent effective in adults. This is an interim estimate for the 2023-2024 “flu season” published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on Feb. 29, 2024.1 2 3 […]

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