Up to 100 children die from tainted measles vaccine – Syrian ambassador to UN ” the immunisation of children continues “

18 September 2014 UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM Some 100 children have died in the Syrian opposition-controlled areas of the north-western Idlib province where the UN measles vaccination campaign was held, Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari said on Wednesday. Earlier media reports suggested 40 children died following measles vaccination. The diplomat told Itar-Tass that he…

Live virus used in polio vaccine can evolve and infect, warns TAU researcher

” Can act like wild poliovirus and continue the threat of contagion ”  November 7, 2011 _ Requested Re-Post from our HRR Site Health professionals and researchers across the globe believe they are on the verge of eradicating polio, a devastating virus which can lead to paralysis and death. Despite successful eradication in most countries,…

WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” – The BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism report that was covered up

Conflicts of Interest – A joint investigation by the BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has uncovered evidence that raises troubling questions about how WHO managed conflicts of interest among the scientists who advised its pandemic planning – The secrecy of the committee is also fuelling conspiracy theories, particularly around the activation of dormant…

AIDS guidelines for children may not improve death rates but may improve treatment access ( Yes, you read that right )

Contact: Fiona Godwin medicinepress@plos.org Public Library of Science Recent changes to World Health Organization guidelines for starting anti-AIDS drugs (antiretroviral therapy—ART)  in young children are unlikely to improve death rates but may increase the numbers of children receiving ART by simplifying access to treatment,  according to a study by international researchers published in this week’s…

WSU researchers link DDT and obesity / Effects seen across generations

Contact: Michael Skinner skinner@wsu.edu 509-335-1524 Washington State University PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to environmental compounds like the insecticide DDT may be a factor in high rates of obesity. The finding comes as DDT is getting a second look as a tool against malaria. “What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy,…

Mentally ill tied to trees and left to die in Somalia

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Mon, 7 Oct 2013 01:28 PM Author: Emma BathaMore news from our correspondents Men walk on a beach in front of a building destroyed during a war in Mogadishu June 27, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic        In Somalia there’s a belief that a mentally ill person can be cured by…

Study adds lung damage to harmful effects of arsenic / lung damage comparable to decades of smoking

Contact: John Easton john.easton@uchospitals.edu 773-795-5225 University of Chicago Medical Center A new study confirms that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function. Doses of about 120 parts per billion of arsenic in well water—about 12 times the dose generally considered safe—produced lung damage comparable to decades of…