Alzheimer’s Vaccine: Researchers Target Brain Proteins in Mouse Study

Alzheimer’s Vaccine: Researchers Target Brain Proteins in Mouse Study

U.S. and Australian scientists are reporting that they have developed a promising vaccine platform for Alzheimer’s disease. Investigators at Flinders University in Australia have teamed with researchers from California’s Institute of Molecular Medicine and the University of California on the international quest to discover a vaccine formulation for Alzheimer’s disease.

Study: Febrile Seizure Risk Higher When Childhood Vaccines Given Simultaneously

Study: Febrile Seizure Risk Higher When Childhood Vaccines Given Simultaneously

The link between febrile seizures—seizures associated with a fever in a child—and vaccines may be old news, but a new study published in the June 2016 issue of the journal Pediatrics confirms what parents have suspected for a long time: the risk of seizures is higher for children when doctors give them many vaccines at the same time. Public health officials at the U.S. Centers…

New Report Questions Causal Link Between Zika and Microcephaly

New Report Questions Causal Link Between Zika and Microcephaly

A recent news article in Science Daily cites a “status report” by New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) of Cambridge, MA raising questions about the supposed causal link between the Zika virus and the birth defect known as microcephaly. According to the article: “Brazil’s microcephaly epidemic continues to pose a mystery—if Zika is the culprit, why are there no similar epidemics in other countries also hit hard by the virus? In Brazil, the microcephaly rate soared with more than 1,500 confirmed cases.

Brazilian Study Unable to Determine Causal Link Between Zika and Brain Disorders

According to a new study led by neurologist Maria Lucia Brito Ferreira, MD of Restoration Hospital in Recife, Brazil, the Zika virus may be linked to an autoimmune disorder, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), that is similar to multiple sclerosis. ADEM is an immune mediated inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system that can be triggered by viral or bacterial…

Blacklisting of Gardasil Studies to Silence the Safety Debate?

Blacklisting of Gardasil Studies to Silence the Safety Debate?

News about Merck and Co.’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, is relentlessly being covered by the media. One recent news story was about the abrupt removal of a peer-reviewed research paper connecting Gardasil to neurological dysfunction and abnormal behaviors by the journal Vaccine. The media story was…

Study Linking Gardasil to Behavioral Abnormalities Pulled from Vaccine Journal

A peer-reviewed article published online on January 9, 2016 in the journal Vaccine regarding a study linking the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) Gardasil to behavioral abnormalities has been removed by the publication’s editor, Gregory Poland, MD of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, who is Founder and Co-Director of The Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic and Founder and President of the Edward Jenner Society.

JAMA Study Highlights Vaccination Risks in Low Birth Weight Infants

JAMA Study Highlights Vaccination Risks in Low Birth Weight Infants

A new study published in Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics (JAMA) provides evidence that extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants run a higher risk of suffering from adverse events such as fever, breathing problems (apnea), abnormally slow heart rates (bradycardia), and fever soon after being vaccinated. An even more serious and potentially deadly complication detected was sepsis, which is an overwhelming immune…

Congressman Wants CDC Investigated for Tampering With MMR Study

Congressman Wants CDC Investigated for Tampering With MMR Study

It’s troubling to me that in a recent Senate hearing on childhood vaccinations, it was never mentioned that our government has paid out over $3 billion to a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for children who have been injured by vaccinations. Regardless of the subject matter, parents making decisions about their children’s health deserve to have the best information available to them. They should be able to count on federal agencies…

What You Didn’t Know About a Doctor’s Stance on the HPV Vaccine

What You Didn’t Know About a Doctor’s Stance on the HPV Vaccine

It appears to be a neutral source in a prestigious medical journal: an article defending the controversial human papillomavirus (HPV) cervical cancer vaccine. It criticizes the Japanese government’s decision to stop promoting the vaccine amid concerns about injuries. And it implies patients are incorrectly blaming the HPV vaccine for unrelated ills. “Individuals who have the misfortune…