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No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules
June 22, 2017

 The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof.

The judges decided that factors falling short of scientific research, but that may suggest a link, can be enough to rule against a vaccine manufacturer. In particular, they said prior rulings on similar cases allow courts to lay blame on a vaccine if the illness occurred near the time of vaccination, the plaintiff was healthy before vaccination and there is no history of the illness in the plaintiff’s family.

Absorption level of daily intranasal corticosteroids has wide range, is product dependent

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Although some may be concerned about the use of intranasal corticosteroids for the treatment of allergic rhinitis because to their potential…
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Code red for MDR bacteria: Resistance to carbapenems doubles in ICUs

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Thomas P. Lodise, MD
Four years ago, the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report warned that inaction could have “potentially catastrophic…
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Organic causes of pediatric abdominal pain common in primary care

June 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Between 2% and 4% of all pediatric outpatient visits reference abdominal pain, with 3% to 8% having organic causes that create symptoms for more…
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FDA approves Mydayis for ADHD in adolescents

June 21, 2017
The FDA recently approved Mydayis, a once-daily mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product from Shire, for treatment of ADHD in individuals aged 13 years and…
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Health and Functional Literacy in Physical Rehabilitation Patients

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2017, Volume 1 Issue 2
People with disabilities, who face multiple barriers to care, experience health disparities, yet few studies have…
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Infectious Diseases: May 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

With improved diagnostic tools and increasingly rapid turnaround on results, we have never lived at a better time to…
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VIDEO: Vaccine significantly reduces risk for influenza-related death in children

June 5, 2017
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