I was made aware of this great flu infographic at OnlineEducation.net and I am happy to share this with all of my readers. Really helpful and informative. We need more of these, preferably for each vaccine-preventable disease. Kudos to the nice folks who created this and allowed us to share it with all of you.
In a, what has become rare, example of good health-related journalism, ABC’s Mediawatch has aired a scathing, no-holds-barred critique of the “balanced reporting” many so-called news outlets lazily resort to, in order to appear as if they’re doing what they are supposed to. Click here to watch the clip and share it on your social networks.
The FDA has approved the first ever, quadrivalent flu vaccine. All flu vaccines in circulation today are trivalent, they protect against two strains of flu, generally to type A and one type B strain. The new vaccine will protect against four strains, two A and two B therefore increasing protection and the probability of the vaccine matching the actual flu strain in circulation. Here is the text of the full FDA Media Release (links added). FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Feb. 29, 2012 Media Inquiries: Rita Chappelle, 301-796-4672, email@example.com Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA approves first quadrivalent vaccine to prevent seasonal influenza FluMist Quadrivalent, a ———->FULL ARTICLE
Some doctors are taking a stand in a controversial way. Here’s a short NBC Today segment discussing the choice some pediatrician’s are making to refuse to see children of parents who refuse to vaccinate. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy