Sean Niemi describes his painful battle for his rights to refuse vaccination while serving in the army. A right protected not only by the constitution, but by army regulation AR 40-562. more...

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Legislation to allow vaccinations of children without parental consent about to become law in California. more...

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Hilary Butler examines the problems surrounding adverse event reporting in India: "What happens when paediatricians take a look at the disease incidence in their own country and decide that certain vaccines are not justified on epidemiological grounds?  Nothing, So long as they keep their mouths shut.  What happens when they look into the use of certain vaccines, and find that reactions are being covered up?  Nothing." more...

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A Fox News Report on the safety in hospitals and medical errors: "Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care and going into hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday." This information is not new however and has been covered in depth by Gary Null in his book: "Death By Medicine" more...

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KidZui Mom discusses the issues surrounding making an informed decision whether or not to vaccinate: "If you had asked me five years ago (when I was pregnant with our first child) if I believed in childhood vaccines, I would have looked at you like you had a set of horns growing from your head. “Of course, I believe in them! Don’t YOU? It’s our duty to protect our children from those diseases!” However soon she began to have questions which she goes into in this interesting blog post. more...

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Do you remember a child’s saying, “Pishper shame, pishper shame, you ruined your name”, when someone was caught telling a fib? Well, what should we be saying now that it’s revealed that several respected medical researchers have been caught with their ‘disclosure pants’ down?According to the social causes network site Care2’s recently posted article, “3 Harvard Psychiatrists Disciplined Over Drug Company Ties,” The tragedy that probably has occurred is that in a zeal to promote ‘new and exciting’ psychiatric science—the least proven of all medical sciences—some grave miscalculations and misinformation may have been promoted that have caused children and their parents much personal anguish, heartache, and financial hardships. more...

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Hilary Butler dismantles the 60 minutes documentary on the current pertussis outbreak: "Perhaps this Australian documentary should have been labelled... Totally missing the point. Or .. A bunch of Lies.  Take your pick." Hilary aptly points out that "The increase in pertussis has nothing to do with the unvaccinated at all." but rather that doctors are finally admitting that vaccinated patients can acquire pertussis and therefore are actually testing for it and reporting it. more...

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Australian scientist Barry Marshall plans to create a drinkable flu vaccine from a cancer bug he created that won him the Nobel Prize. Trials are slated to begin next year. more...

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J. D. Heyes discusses the history behind the Polio vaccine and its contamination with the cancer-causing SV40 virus. more...

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A Documentary Film THE GREATER GOOD looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program. Latest News: THE GREATER GOOD was recently featured at the 2011 Amsterdam Film Festival and received the Cinematic Vision Award. To see more about the festival, visit the Amsterdam Film Festival Website. THE GREATER GOOD has now been accepted into the Sidewalk Film Festival taking place in Birmingham, Alabama August 26-28: more...

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Two women who say they suffered severe medical complications from a generic drug lost their Supreme Court appeal Thursday, essentially ending their separate lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers. more...

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"Use caution when administering ProQuad to children with a history of cerebral injury or seizures or any other condition in which stress due to fever should be avoided. (5.2)" I"m just wondering what a "history of cerebral injury" is. more...

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Jake Crosby analyzes the lecture Dr. Wakefield gave at Brandeis University. The event was met with much resistance but in the end went off without a hitch and the nay-sayers were left to bash Wakefield after the fact. Crosby covers this as well in this post and the video shows Wakefield in his usual good form. more...

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The UK stops the ineffective pneumonia vaccine while the U.S., which has the highest infant vaccination rate, was found to have the worst infant death rate. more...

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GMTA young boy receives the MMR jab. A new survey has uncovered many mix-ups over vaccinations. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images GPs and nurses have been urged to take more care with immunisations after 108 patients, mostly children, were found to have suffered a mix-up when receiving vaccines such as MMR. Cases have involved the wrong child getting a jab, a wrong vaccine being used and under-18s being vaccinated without their parents' consent. more...

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