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Polio

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  • How a Canadian Prairie city made an Ebola vaccine

    How a Canadian Prairie city made an Ebola vaccine
    An experimental Ebola vaccine that is offering some hope for West Africa was invented in a small Canadian Prairie city and had its roots in the Cold War, the German town of Marburg and a disease scare that panicked Toronto in the 1970s. The Canadian...
  • New District Governor Bill Fine looks to 'Light Up Rotary' in area

    For Bill Fine, Rotary has come full circle. His father was a Rotarian for 35 years, and Fine will take over as the District 7620 governor in July. While Fine described his role as a "cheerleader" for the organization, he'll have his work cut out for...
  • Important Kids' Health Topic

    (Family Features) As a parent, you make decisions every day to keep your child safe and healthy, which include keeping your child up-to-date on vaccines to help protect against serious diseases. You may wonder if the diseases that vaccines prevent are...
  • Worried about MERS? Worry about polio instead.

      On May 9, the World Health Organization stopped short of calling Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, a global health emergency. That's a good thing. In the 2 1/2 years since it was first identified, MERS has had a case fatality rate of...
  • CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

    CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths
    How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Thriving anti-vaccine movement sends an alarming message

    It seems the "anti-vaccine" movement is still alive and well and has become a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook again. Unfortunately, much of what I've read on these sites seems to be inaccurate and based on a lot of emotion and very little science....
  • Enjoy Beer, Bands, and Brats in Mathews Saturday

    The Mathews Rotary Club is hosting the third annual Beer, Bands, and Brats by the Bay June 21 from 3-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward the efforts of Rotary International and the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio by 2018....
  • Poliovirus discovered in Brazilian sewage, WHO reports

    Brazilian health officers have discovered the polio virus in sewage in the World Cup host city of Campinas, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was discovered during a routine health check at the city's...
  • Vaccines are safe, and kids should get them, study says

    Vaccines are safe, and kids should get them, study says
    Vaccines are "one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century" but their use is "suboptimal" because some parents, worried about their safety, refuse them for their children. Vaccines, however, are safe and adverse reactions...
  • Review: 'Afternoon of a Faun' a graceful tale of ballet, loss

     Review: 'Afternoon of a Faun' a graceful tale of ballet, loss
    We open with two dancers, a man and a woman, on a bare stage. He is Jacques d'Amboise, one of the greatest male dancers this country ever produced, but you barely notice him. Your eye is drawn to the woman, to the fluid, almost miraculous way she moves,...
  • Time to talk about HPV

    (BPT) - Four out of five women are likely to be infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV, at some point in their lives, although most will never know it. Using a condom won't always prevent it. And it's the cause of virtually every case of cervical...