NVIC Launches “Stand Up Be Counted Campaign”

To Protect Voluntary Vaccination Decisions in America Washington, D.C. – The oldest and largest consumer organization dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), announced today that it will launch a national public education campaign to protect the legal right to make informed, voluntary decisions about vaccination in America. Citing Continue Reading …

Estrogen powers women, like testosterone in men

According to a University of Michigan study, estrogen appears to be the critical factor in what motivates women to be competitive—very similarly to how testosterone makes men aggressive. U.S. biopsychologist Steven Stanton, working with U.S./German researcher Oliver Schultheiss (University of Michigan, currently on temporarily leave of absence at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany), conducted the Continue Reading …

Autism theory gains support

Conceding a rare vaccine tie. By Marie McCullough Staff Writer The Philadelphia Inquirer May. 29, 2008 For a decade, the government, public- health experts and medical groups have said there is no credible scientific evidence – none – that vaccines cause autism. Then came Hannah Poling, a 9-year-old from Athens, Ga. A federal program created Continue Reading …

Eliminate Birth Control Pills, IUDs are safer

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Dr. Erika.com Eliminate Birth Control Pills, IUDs are safer Let me preface this blog with a clear and unequivocal statement: Birth control pills are dangerous to your health! There is no debate here, just facts. Birth control pills are made of chemical substances that are specifically designed to destroy your body’s Continue Reading …

Immunity Gap: A Growing Number of Concerned Parents Exempt Children from Required Shots

As more parents refuse vaccines for their kids, health officials worry.by Andrea Orr May 27, 2008Edutopia.org The George Lucas Education Foundation   http://www.edutopia.org/health-child-vaccinations Late last year, Jessie Griffiths took a notarized document into the rural New Hampshire school her three-year-old son Cole attends, stating that, because of religious objections, he was not up-to-date on his Continue Reading …

FDA Warns Consumers Against Using Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream

FDA News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2008 Media Inquiries: Rita Chappelle, 301-827-6242 Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA Warns Consumers Against Using Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream Product can be harmful to nursing infants The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use or purchase Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream, marketed by MOM Enterprises, Inc., Continue Reading …

GARDASIL AND HPV INFECTION — GET THE FACTS

HPV Report from the National Vaccine Information Center National Vaccine Information Center (Debold V, Downey C, Fisher B). (2007). NVIC Analysis of Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System Reports: Part III, Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Safety, Analysis of Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System Reports: Part III (August 15, 2007 http://www.nvic.org/Diseases/HPV/HPV_Vaccine_Safety_ Report__Part_III_(081507_revised)[1].pdf NVIC Analysis Shows Greater Risk Continue Reading …

Irregular Menstrual Cycles in Teens May Be Warning Sign of Bulimia

Science News Science Daily ( May 22, 2008 ) Girls who make themselves throw up to control their weight are putting their health at risk, even if they do so only occasionally and even if their weight is in a healthy range, finds a study published in May’s Journal of Adolescent Health. Analyzing data from Continue Reading …

Vaccination Decisions

Are you trying to make a decision about whether to vaccinate yourself or your child? en Espanol Introductory Message Parents Dos and Don’ts Refusing Vaccines — Doctors Speak Out (Off-site video) Introductory Message If you are trying to make a decision about whether to vaccinate yourself or your child we hope you find the information Continue Reading …

FDA Sentinel Initiative — Information Management

New Efforts to Help Improve Medical Products for Patient Safety and Quality of Medical Care HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today announced efforts underway at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that will complement each other to improve patient safety and the quality of medical care. Continue Reading …