Ralph Turchiano

Can Vaccines change how you feel?

Can Vaccines change how you feel? A quick review of three separate clinical studies, that used vaccines to induce behavior changes in healthy subjects. The original intent was to use vaccines to mimic disease like conditions in individuals. Since the hypothesis was that disease itself would alter the mood of healthy individuals. Regardless of the…

74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if others are unvaccinated

41 percent of parents say under-vaccinated kids should be excluded from daycare, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records every year, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott…

Vaccines in the short-term may accelerate the transition from subclinical MS to overt autoimmunity in patients with existing disease

Vaccines and the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis and Other Central Nervous System Demyelinating Diseases JAMA Neurol. Published online October 20, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.2633 Importance  Because vaccinations are common, even a small increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or other acquired central nervous system demyelinating syndromes (CNS ADS) could have a significant effect on public health. Objective …

Dosing schedule of pneumococcal vaccine linked with increased risk of getting multiresistant strain

Public release date: 7-Sep-2010 – EEV: Requested Re-Post from the HRR site. – Infants who received heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV-7) at 2, 4, and 11 months were more likely than unvaccinated controls to have nasopharyngeal acquisition of pneumococcal serotype 19A – the increase in serotype 19A disease was associated in time with the widespread…

Vaccination campaign doubles HBV mutations

Contact: Garth Hogan ghogan@asmusa.org 202-942-9389 American Society for Microbiology WASHINGTON, DC – October 7, 2013 – A universal infant vaccination campaign in China has led the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) to more than double its rate of “breakout” mutations. These mutations may enable the virus to elude the vaccine, necessitating new vaccination strategies. Researchers at…

Expert questions US public health agency advice on influenza vaccines: “All influenza is “flu,” but only one in six “flus” might be influenza”

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmj.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Marketing influenza vaccines involves marketing influenza as a threat of great proportions, argues Johns Hopkins fellow Promotion of influenza vaccines is one of the most visible and aggressive public health policies today, writes Doshi. Today around 135 million doses of influenza vaccine annually enter the US market,…

Large HIV study stopped after safety review found more study participants who received the vaccine later became infected

HIV vaccine study halted by US government over unsuccessful shots Associated Press in Washington guardian.co.uk,  Thursday 25 April 2013 17.52 EDT A 2009 study in Thailand is the only HIV/Aids study ever to show a modest success. Photograph: Denis Farrell/AP The US government halted a large HIV vaccine study on Thursday, saying the experimental shots…

Scientists described small genetic changes that enable the H5N1 bird flu virus to replicate more easily in the noses of mammals

  Bird flu mutation study offers vaccine clue by  Sam Wong   08 April 2013                       Scientists have described small genetic changes that enable the H5N1 bird flu virus to replicate more easily in the noses of mammals. So far there have only been isolated cases of bird flu in humans, and no widespread transmission as…

Increased risk of sleep disorder in children who received swine flu vaccine : Up to 16-fold increased risk

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Results consistent with findings from Finland and Sweden, but may still be overestimated The results are consistent with previous studies from Finland and Sweden and indicate that the association is not confined to Scandinavian populations. However, the authors stress that the risk may still be overestimated, and…

Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot : Doctors are fearful of having their reputations ruined by reporting possible links

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent | Reuters – 8 mins ago STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Emelie is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she’s often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school or having fun with friends. She is…

Designer bacteria may lead to better vaccines: Contaminated vaccines work better!!!

Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer daniel.oppenheimer@utexas.edu 512-745-3353 University of Texas at Austin Designer bacteria may lead to better vaccines 61 new strains of genetically engineered bacteria may improve the efficacy of vaccines for diseases such as flu, pertussis, cholera and HPV AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a menu of…