A new study has shown that vitamin D is a highly effective way to avoid influenza. In fact, children taking low doses of Vitamin D3 were shown to be 42% less likely to come down with the illness.
Although the study itself did not make any compari…
The 2010 California pertussis epidemic came as a direct result of the failure of pertussis vaccine to deliver lasting protection to children aged 7 to 10 years. This has prompted infectious diseases experts to question the current schedule of chi…more info
Parents attempting to find alternatives to vaccinations for their children are being warned by a federal prosecutor that mailing lollipops licked by children with chickenpox is against the law. Jerry Martin, U.S. attorney for the Middle District …more info
Measles cases have greatly increased in parts of Canada and the United States this year. Although the linked article below blames unvaccinated children and teens for driving the high numbers, it also notes that a recent investigation into an outb…more info
A new study shows that flu vaccines only prevent the flu in 1.5% of adults. Somehow, however, the media is interpreting this as meaning that flu vaccines are “60% effective”. This bizarre number comes from failing to note the difference between abs…more info
The sensations associated with nasal congestion may be related to the temperature and humidity of inhaled air — perhaps more than anything else. Findings suggest that sensory feedback from nasal airflow contributes to the feeling of congestion, …more info
A study examining the effectiveness of vaccinating healthcare workers found that their influenza rates may be similar to that the general public, and they may transmit influenza to patients.
The research showed no effect from the vaccinations on labor…
As flu season approaches, many plan on getting vaccines as a preventative measure. Those who do not are often accused of being ignorant or irresponsible. In fact, however, it is a little known secret with the medical establishment that the …more info
Green tea contains antiviral components that can prevent flu infection. A recent study examined the association between green tea consumption and the incidence of influenza among schoolchildren.
More than 2000 elementary school pupils were given anony…
A study has revealed that the whooping cough vaccine which is currently given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years. This is much faster than had been believed, and could help explain a recent series of out…more info
The health benefits of ginger are astonishing. It is more effective against bacterial staph infections than antibiotics, it can kill cancer cells, it can resolve brain inflammations, it can fight radiation damage, and it can ease or cure a variet…more info
A new study shows that poultry farmers who adopt organic practices and stop giving their birds antibiotics significantly reduce bacterial antibiotic resistance in their flocks. In recent years, public health experts have become increasingly conce…more info
Not only is the number of multiresistant strains of bacteria in hospitals is increasing, but new research shows that developing resistance may also increase their ability to reproduce.
Usually, the acquisition of new genes, such as those for antibioti…
Francis Collins, the chief of the National Institute of Health, has made the unlikely prediction that a universal flu vaccine that protects against all strains may be within reach in the next five years. Flu viruses mutate yearly, causing small c…more info
Supermarket chicken meat and some hospital patients have both tested positive for the disease-causing bacteria Escherichia coli. The bacteria in both the chickens and the patients carried the same genes conferring drug resistance, suggesting a pa…more info