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    kim got a reaction from mama4 in Anyone read the New York Times Educate Your Immune System article?   
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160511105352.htm
    Too much folate in pregnant women increases risk for autism, study suggests
     
    Jan, your remarks made me think of this. I remember some being unimpressed with this research although I don't remember the specific criticism.
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    kim reacted to searching_for_help in What do we know about chickenpox?   
    kim,
     
    The first couple of days were pretty painful. We got her on antivirals 2 days after she started having symptoms, and I'm giving her some l-lysine in addition to the Valtrex. Today would be about her 3rd day on abx, and this morning she became very emotional - Bart/Pandas style out of control. I'm guessing it's partly due to herxing - she had been on antivirals about a year ago and herxed on day 3 and 4.
     
    Her rash has not progressed to the oozy stage. It is still red, but a bit less so this afternoon. I'm wondering if we caught it early enough that it won't form the oozy, scabby stuff. Hoping...
     
    Yes, I'm reading the same thing about shingles increasing due to the vaccine. But now they just push the shingles vaccine! And the shingles vaccine only stops the shingles in a little over half the cases, but I do think it helps some with the post-pain stuff. (Like 67%, I believe.) Ugh...
     
    I'm reading a continuing education course on The Hidden Medical Causes of Mental Disorders by William Matteson, Ph.D. Wow, REALLY interesting read. He is talking about the brain, and says this: "The blood-brain barrier, which restricts the penetration of toxins to the brain, is not fully developed in humans until about one year of age. It is not known when the barrier becomes fully functional." (He is NOT talking about vaccines, but just discussing cortical growth). But that got me thinking - should we be giving vaccines to children BEFORE the blood brain barrier has developed? And should breast fed babies be given vaccines before they are done breastfeeding? There are so many questions that we aren't allowed to ask without being called ANTI-VAXXERS. Ugh! What an affective strategy to shut people up...
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    kim reacted to jan251 in one autoimmune mechanism uncovered   
    A quick search shows that hydrangea root is typically used for breaking up the mineral deposits of kidney stones. I'm trying to find out more on its interaction with Ca2+, if any.
     
    There are a number of pubmed articles on halofuginone though perhaps in the context of other sources besides hydrangea. E.g., for malaria and toxoplasmosis, various cancers, muscular dystrophy, leukemia. An interesting rabbit trail!
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    kim got a reaction from pr40 in one autoimmune mechanism uncovered   
    PR40,
     
    When I read the article that you linked, I noticed this one as I started clicking around that site. Thanks for posting.
     
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/152822.php?trendmd-shared=0
    Hydrangea Root Shows Promise In Treating Autoimmune Disorders
     
    An exciting new area in the field of autoimmune disease research is learning about the role of a particular immune system cell called the T helper 17 (Th17) which is genetically different from other types of CD4+ T cell like the Th1, Th2 and T-regulatory cells and appears to play a unique role in the part of the immune system that causes harm when it over-reacts.
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    kim got a reaction from MomWithOCDSon in one autoimmune mechanism uncovered   
    PR40,
     
    When I read the article that you linked, I noticed this one as I started clicking around that site. Thanks for posting.
     
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/152822.php?trendmd-shared=0
    Hydrangea Root Shows Promise In Treating Autoimmune Disorders
     
    An exciting new area in the field of autoimmune disease research is learning about the role of a particular immune system cell called the T helper 17 (Th17) which is genetically different from other types of CD4+ T cell like the Th1, Th2 and T-regulatory cells and appears to play a unique role in the part of the immune system that causes harm when it over-reacts.
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    kim got a reaction from dasu in one autoimmune mechanism uncovered   
    PR40,
     
    When I read the article that you linked, I noticed this one as I started clicking around that site. Thanks for posting.
     
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/152822.php?trendmd-shared=0
    Hydrangea Root Shows Promise In Treating Autoimmune Disorders
     
    An exciting new area in the field of autoimmune disease research is learning about the role of a particular immune system cell called the T helper 17 (Th17) which is genetically different from other types of CD4+ T cell like the Th1, Th2 and T-regulatory cells and appears to play a unique role in the part of the immune system that causes harm when it over-reacts.
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    kim got a reaction from dasu in autism and antibiotics - fyi   
    from the link above
    http://journals.plos...al.pone.0101257
    Antibiotic Treatment Attenuates Behavioral and Neurochemical Changes Induced by Exposure of Rats to Group A Streptococcal Antigen
     
     
     
    More on B. fragilis
     
    http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/content/autoimmune/art3294.html
     
     
    http://www.caltech.edu/article/13412
    04/21/2011
    Learning to Tolerate Our Microbial Self
     
    excerpt underlined by me

    From that vantage point, the bacteria are able to orchestrate control over the immune system—and, specifically, over the behavior of immune cells known as regulatory T cells, or Treg cells. The normal function of Treg cells is to prevent the immune system from reacting against our own tissues, by shutting down certain immune responses; they therefore prevent autoimmune reactions (which, when uncontrolled, can lead to diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, psoriasis, and Crohn's disease).

    Bacteroides fragilis has evolved to produce a molecule that tricks the immune system into activating Treg cells in the gut, but in this case, Mazmanian says, "the purpose is to keep the cells from attacking the bugs. Beautiful, right?"

    In their Science paper, Mazmanian and colleagues describe the entire molecular pathway that produces this effect. It starts with the bacteria producing a complex sugar molecule called polysaccharide A (PSA). PSA is sensed by particular receptors, known as Toll-like receptors, on the surfaces of Treg cells, thus activating those cells specifically. In response, Treg cells suppress yet another type of cell, the T helper 17 (Th17) cells. Normally, Th17 cells induce pro-inflammatory responses—those that would result, for example, in the elimination of foreign bacteria or other pathogens from the body. By shutting those cells down, B. fragilis gets a free pass to colonize the gut. "Up until now, we have thought that triggering of Toll-like receptors resulted solely in the induction of pathways that eliminate bacteria," says Round. "However, our studies suggest that multiple yet undiscovered host pathways allow us to coexist with our microbial partners."


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    kim got a reaction from MomWithOCDSon in autism and antibiotics - fyi   
    from the link above
    http://journals.plos...al.pone.0101257
    Antibiotic Treatment Attenuates Behavioral and Neurochemical Changes Induced by Exposure of Rats to Group A Streptococcal Antigen
     
     
     
    More on B. fragilis
     
    http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/content/autoimmune/art3294.html
     
     
    http://www.caltech.edu/article/13412
    04/21/2011
    Learning to Tolerate Our Microbial Self
     
    excerpt underlined by me

    From that vantage point, the bacteria are able to orchestrate control over the immune system—and, specifically, over the behavior of immune cells known as regulatory T cells, or Treg cells. The normal function of Treg cells is to prevent the immune system from reacting against our own tissues, by shutting down certain immune responses; they therefore prevent autoimmune reactions (which, when uncontrolled, can lead to diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, psoriasis, and Crohn's disease).

    Bacteroides fragilis has evolved to produce a molecule that tricks the immune system into activating Treg cells in the gut, but in this case, Mazmanian says, "the purpose is to keep the cells from attacking the bugs. Beautiful, right?"

    In their Science paper, Mazmanian and colleagues describe the entire molecular pathway that produces this effect. It starts with the bacteria producing a complex sugar molecule called polysaccharide A (PSA). PSA is sensed by particular receptors, known as Toll-like receptors, on the surfaces of Treg cells, thus activating those cells specifically. In response, Treg cells suppress yet another type of cell, the T helper 17 (Th17) cells. Normally, Th17 cells induce pro-inflammatory responses—those that would result, for example, in the elimination of foreign bacteria or other pathogens from the body. By shutting those cells down, B. fragilis gets a free pass to colonize the gut. "Up until now, we have thought that triggering of Toll-like receptors resulted solely in the induction of pathways that eliminate bacteria," says Round. "However, our studies suggest that multiple yet undiscovered host pathways allow us to coexist with our microbial partners."


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    kim got a reaction from EAMom in link to Oakland School Board Meeting SB277 VIDEO   
    I have donated already and I hope others from other states will too.
     
    Was anyone else astounded that Carson made the remarks that he did during the debate? I knew Trump's stance, although I was not impressed with his remarks but my mouth fell open when Carson chimed in.
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    kim got a reaction from mama2alex in link to Oakland School Board Meeting SB277 VIDEO   
    I have donated already and I hope others from other states will too.
     
    Was anyone else astounded that Carson made the remarks that he did during the debate? I knew Trump's stance, although I was not impressed with his remarks but my mouth fell open when Carson chimed in.
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    kim got a reaction from Jojo10 in autism and antibiotics - fyi   
    from the link above
    http://journals.plos...al.pone.0101257
    Antibiotic Treatment Attenuates Behavioral and Neurochemical Changes Induced by Exposure of Rats to Group A Streptococcal Antigen
     
     
     
    More on B. fragilis
     
    http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/content/autoimmune/art3294.html
     
     
    http://www.caltech.edu/article/13412
    04/21/2011
    Learning to Tolerate Our Microbial Self
     
    excerpt underlined by me

    From that vantage point, the bacteria are able to orchestrate control over the immune system—and, specifically, over the behavior of immune cells known as regulatory T cells, or Treg cells. The normal function of Treg cells is to prevent the immune system from reacting against our own tissues, by shutting down certain immune responses; they therefore prevent autoimmune reactions (which, when uncontrolled, can lead to diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, psoriasis, and Crohn's disease).

    Bacteroides fragilis has evolved to produce a molecule that tricks the immune system into activating Treg cells in the gut, but in this case, Mazmanian says, "the purpose is to keep the cells from attacking the bugs. Beautiful, right?"

    In their Science paper, Mazmanian and colleagues describe the entire molecular pathway that produces this effect. It starts with the bacteria producing a complex sugar molecule called polysaccharide A (PSA). PSA is sensed by particular receptors, known as Toll-like receptors, on the surfaces of Treg cells, thus activating those cells specifically. In response, Treg cells suppress yet another type of cell, the T helper 17 (Th17) cells. Normally, Th17 cells induce pro-inflammatory responses—those that would result, for example, in the elimination of foreign bacteria or other pathogens from the body. By shutting those cells down, B. fragilis gets a free pass to colonize the gut. "Up until now, we have thought that triggering of Toll-like receptors resulted solely in the induction of pathways that eliminate bacteria," says Round. "However, our studies suggest that multiple yet undiscovered host pathways allow us to coexist with our microbial partners."


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    kim reacted to rowingmom in Chelation and tic improvement?   
    We have never tested DD13 for metals, but she was quite electrosensitive with a significant increase of symptoms especially ticcing and shin pain/headache when exposed to EMFs in malls, library, museums, school etc. It makes sense to me that tissue metal burden would increase electrosensitivity.
     
    I too was nervous about IV chelation, and apparently our LLMD was as well because she never did suggest it for DD. I saw others in her office undergoing the procedure, but none were children.
     
    When a bit of motor ticcing was the last symptom to resolve after undertaking Buhner's bart/babs protocols, I decided to try a more natural chelation. We use 4 drops of organic cilantro tincture (Flower Fairy Herbs) 3x daily (8am, 3pm, 9pm). 2 hours after the first 2 doses (at 10am and 5pm), I dose DD with 1/2 tbsp. diatomaceous earth. She also takes psyllium with the second dose of DE (to keep everything moving along).
     
    The original protocol I found used pascalite clay. But being concerned about the potential amount of aluminum in the pascalite and not knowing the state of DD's intestinal lining (leaky gut) I opted for DE.
     
    http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/cilantro-clay-for-detoxification/
     
    The decline in DD's motor ticcing was noticeable within 2 days. We have kept up the regimen and a mouth stretching tic only temporarily returned for a month after dental extractions. They have resolved again since her teeth have shifted.
     
    DD's electrosensitibity has also significantly resolved, as has my own ( I am dosing myself as well). She can no longer tell when she is an area with WIFI, although we try hard to keep exposure at a minimum at home (wired computers and phones, cell phones on airplane mode most of the time, circuits off in bedrooms at night).
     
    One caution. Thinking that more would be better, I initially increased cilantro dosage to 10 drops 3x daily. Yeast infection was the almost immediate result. Apparently the body will allow yeast to bloom in the gut if there is a large release of metal into the intestines. The yeast helps to sequester the metal and keeps it from being reabsorbed. More is not better here.
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    kim reacted to EAMom in New interview with Dr. Wakefield   
    This is a really good interview w/Dr. Wakefield. Please watch and share.
     

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    kim reacted to EAMom in Sacramento Observer article on CDC Whisteblower   
    Here's a very good article from Thinking Mom's Revolution re the CDC whistleblower. Tics are mentioned! http://thinkingmomsrevolution.com/the-thompson-transcripts-shocking-revelations-by-the-cdc-whistleblower/

    Here's a link from the article to easily contact your reps:
    http://capwiz.com/a-champ/issues/alert/?alertid=67424921&queueid=%5Bcapwiz%3Aqueue_id%5D
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    kim got a reaction from HopeinHIM in 6 year old went bonkers as soon as we started Zith   
    HopeinHIM,
     
    I had mentioned this study on another thread recently.
     
    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0101257
    Antibiotic Treatment Attenuates Behavioral and Neurochemical Changes Induced by Exposure of Rats to Group A Streptococcal Antigen
     
    The report of the type of reaction your neice had used to be chalked up to the dye in zithromax by some parents. It was said that it could be ordered dye free. Some parents said that helped. In addition to all of the other remarks for you to consider here, the above study points out something that I think is worth mentioning/discussing with Dr. T.
     
    Under
    Treatment with ampicillin (you can read about the details in the study) about 3/4 of the way through

     
    Both the control rats and the GAS rats were given various adjuvants such as complete Freunds adjuvant, heat killed mycobacteria h37RA, heat killed B pertussis and boosted later 2 +4 weeks. I think the control rats (no GAS antigen ) would have had a permeable BBB as did the GAS group. The control group had an increase in TH (tyrosine hydroxylase=precursor to DOPA) and D1 and D2 in the prefrontal cortex. I find that quite interesting and wonder if that could be a clue for some children who react negatively?
     
    In this study they used ampicillin ( B-lactam). Zithromax is a Macrolide, so I don't now if that would make a difference or not. For that matter the rats/kids might make a difference too, but still interesting!
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    kim reacted to WorriedDADNMOM in Could it be PANDAS/PANS PLEASE HELP   
    I would concur with what everyone is saying. I also sent you a PM from your PM to me.
     
    I noticed you said pasta and rice as preferred foods. In our world what our kiddos like is most likely what is hurting them. That much starch and I would consider candida or at the very least a little bit of dysbiosis.
     
    The standard of care is treating the symptoms with SSRI or therapy......etc................Most good docs with any pandas success will be more integrative and or homeopathic to treat ACTUAL bio-medical issues that are going on physiologically that are contributing to behavior, appetite, growth and muscle tone, temperament, attitude, happiness........virtually every way shape and form we improved.
     
    Let me know if you need any thing else.
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    kim got a reaction from pr40 in vaccines mmr, varicella -- your experience   
    rowingmom,
     
    are you aware of the Merck lawsuit regarding the mumps portion of the MMR? They have been accused of adding rabbit antibodies to fake efficacy in the 90+ range. Any one who is testing titers should be aware of this and make their physician aware. Funny as they are forcing vaccination for education, they don't seem to think this is a threat and splash it all over the news. Here are a couple of links for that story.
     
    http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/judge-lawsuit-against-mercks-mmr-vaccine-fraud-to-continue/
    http://philadelphia.legalexaminer.com/fda-prescription-drugs/massive-fraud-in-merck-mmr-vaccine-testing/
     
    For anyone with a child due for a meningococcal vaccine, please be aware that the multidose vial of Menomune still contains 25 mcg mercury per dose. This is the vaccine for A/C/Y/W-135 strains. The newer B strain is a separate vaccine (which deserves a thread of it's own).
    Package inserts can be found here.
    http://www.immunize.org/packageinserts/pi_meningococcal.asp
     
    pr40,
     
    Have you already made a decision on the other vaccines that are on the schedule for 4-6 year olds? 5th dose DTaP, 4th dose polio and influenza? http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf
     
    If you do decide to get the MMR and varicella, you might want to think of doing them separately. There is a combo shot, but you can get a separate MMR and the varicella and space them which is the way I would personally go, if I were going to vax. I think (you will have to check this in the insert) that the amt of antigen in the stand alone varicella is lower than in the combo shot (ProQuad).
     
    Since there has been some discussion of HLA types here, I have a few things saved. The Hep B vaccine response in relationship to celiac caught my eye.
     
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18519462
    Gluten intake interferes with the humoral immune response to recombinant hepatitis B vaccine in patients with celiac disease.
     
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14572581 (excerpt)
    AIM:

    Human leucocyte antigen (HLA) system plays an essential role in the human immune system activity and the expression of some specific HLA antigens could modify the immune response to vaccinations. Celiac disease is included among the diseases associated to specific HLA profiles, principally characterized by the expression of the HLA DQ2 antigen
    Celiac disease has a strong association with a particular HLA genotype of DQ2

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17629515?dopt=Abstract&holding=npg
    A structural and immunological basis for the role of human leukocyte antigen DQ8 in celiac disease.
     
    Here is something on HLA-DR4
     
    http://www.smartvax.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=145:potential-genetic-marker-for-susceptibility-to-vaccine-injury
    HLA-DR4: A Potential Genetic Marker for Adverse Event Risk in Response to Vaccination
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    kim reacted to EAMom in Rheumatic disorders developed after hepatitis B vaccination   
    Yes, when Senator Anderson asked Pan about the Hep B, Pan ending up not answering the question and started a talking about measles at Disney (again).
     
    So, I found out from somebody that works at a hospital that they do know which moms are Hep B positive and which aren't...don't know if this is true at all hospitals.

    I should say that the legislators (and their people) are sorely uninformed. Basically the legislators (aside from a couple, like Anderson) are getting spoon fed info from Pan, and that's all they are processing. I had a meeting with an aide of one of the CA senators. Her stance was that vaccines are very well tested and completely safe. She simply couldn't understand why anybody would NOT want to give a baby Hep B, even if that infant was at very low risk for infection (eg Hep B negative mom).

    I should also add that this person (who is working closely with the senator, and we weren't allowed to actually talk to the senator) was so uninformed that she thought a Hep B positive child would be allowed to go to school AFTER that child received a Hep B vaccine. So these people (who don't even understand that vaccinating a Hep B positive child for Hep B would be completely pointless)...the ignorance is frightening and these are the people in control.
    .


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    kim got a reaction from EAMom in Rheumatic disorders developed after hepatitis B vaccination   
    ajcire, That type of information may be imperative as choice is being threatened in multiple states (or lost already) in the case where you might want to try to get a medical exemption for vaccination. History of advese events and immune function testing results are going to be valuable for those who have it. The problem is going to be over coming the attitude that any immune dysfunction is going make it all the more reason that your child should be vaccinated with anything/everything that they can create a response to, no matter how unnatual (or inflammatory) the response is. Personally, I'm of the opinion that constant manipulation of the infant immune system is wrecking havoc on at least some of our children. This is not to dismiss genetics or other environmental insults. I also have full respect for any one choosing a particular vaccine where they feel the reward out weighs the risk. Unfortunately, it seems parents are going to have to be the ones who convince the medical "authorities." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20531967 Biologics. 2010 May 25;4:75-81. Hepatitis B virus and Homo sapiens proteome-wide analysis: A profusion of viral peptide overlaps in neuron-specific human proteins.
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    kim reacted to rowingmom in non therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock   
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/09/livestock-antibiotics.aspx
     
    Use of antibiotics in healthy livestock account for about 80 percent of all antibiotic use in the US, so in order to halt the growth of antibiotic resistance, we really must address this source.
    According to a 2009 report by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this subject, factory farms used a whopping 29 million pounds of antibiotics that year alone.
     
    Besides promoting growth in livestock, antibiotics are also used to compensate for the crowded, unsanitary living conditions associated with large-scale confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
    Since the animals are routinely fed low doses of antibiotics, the bacteria become resistant far more easily than they do when you’re aggressively treating an active infection until all the bacteria are eradicated.
     
    As a result of this agricultural practice, you end up ingesting these drug remnants through the animal products you consume. And, since you’re now getting very low doses of antibiotics through your food on a regular basis, the promotion of resistance continues in the human population as well.
    Even vegetables may be contaminated with antibiotics if the farmer uses manure from treated cows as crop fertilizer... The only way to avoid it is to make sure you’re eating organically-raised, grass-fed or pastured meats and animal products, as organic standards do not permit hormones and antibiotics to be used in livestock for growth promotion purposes.
     
    Use of glyphosate is also implicated in the development of antibiotic resistance:
     
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/05/05/glyphosate-residue-testing.aspx
     
    The chemical technology industry, led by Monsanto, is responsible for a crisis in both human and environmental health, and they're fighting tooth and nail to keep up appearances that all is well. This is understandable when you consider that they stand to lose just about everything. They can't stay in business unless toxic chemicals remain the norm and the hazards minimized. But the fact is that if you're eating foods contaminated with glyphosate, you're compromising your health in a number of ways, as this chemical:
    Acts as an antibiotic (glyphosate is in fact patented as an antibiotic); preferentially affecting beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow Inhibits enzymes that detoxify chemical compounds. This appears to be one of the previously hidden mechanisms of harm, because by inhibiting these enzymes, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of chemicals and environmental toxins you may be exposed to Readily promotes antibiotic resistance by activating certain genes in the bacteria, as demonstrated in the study mentioned earlier Decimates your microflora and its ability to produce essential amino acids like tryptophan that converts to serotonin, an important neurotransmitter, 90 percent of which is produced in your gut
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    kim got a reaction from EAMom in Vaccine Exemptions in CA   
    eamom,
     
    I think the original link to your last post was here
    http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/study-flu-vaccine-causes-5-5-times-more-respiratory-infections-a-true-vaccinated-vs-unvaccinated-study/
     
    a statement from that article
     
    The authors play with statistics in this study by using assumptions about whether people actually had diseases, because there were many reported instances that couldn’t be verified. They came up with a relative risk of 4.4. In any case, relative risk is actually a meaningless statistic here, because it requires that exposure to the causative agent be known, which it clearly wasn’t in this study
    I was trying to figure out this case control study on the effectiveness of vaccinating a pregnant mom with the pertussis vax. I can find very little but here's one

    http://www.gsida.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/A-Case-Control-Study-to-Estimate-the-Effectiveness-of-Maternal-Pertussis-Vaccination-in-Protecting-Newborn-Infants-in-England-and-Wales-2012-2013.pdf

    case-control study was undertaken in England and Wales between October 2012 and July 2013.
    Cases were infants aged <8 weeks at onset with pertussis infection tested by real-time polymerase chain reaction
    or culture. Family doctors of each case were asked to identify healthy infants born consecutively after the case in
    each practice, to act as controls. Fifty-eight cases and 55 controls were included in this study. Odds ratios (ORs)
    were calculated for the association between maternal vaccination and infant pertussis infection. The vaccine effec-
    tiveness (VE) was calculated as 1–OR. This was adjusted for sex, geographical region, and birth period. Results.

    Mothers of 10 cases (17%) and 39 controls (71%) received pertussis vaccine in pregnancy. This gave an
    unadjusted VE of 91% (95% confidence interval [CI], 77%–97%). Adjusted VE was 93% (95% CI, 81%
    –97%)
    .Conclusions. Maternal pertussis vaccination is effective in preventing pertussis infection in infants aged <8
    weeks and may be considered in other countries experiencing high levels of pertussis notifications.

    The strength of this study and the findings aren't particularly reassuring (10 out of 58 infants of vaccinated moms still had diagnosed pertussis) in my limited understanding. This is not even taking into consideration the effects on the mothers immune system, or the infants.



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    kim reacted to jan251 in non therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock   
    There was a news story today about a silly occurrence at a town council meeting. Silliness aside, I got curious about what the mayor was referring to with regard to concern about antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases. As far as I can tell, the topic was banning the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock in this town in TX. I'm guessing this is the proposed resolution http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:J1o1JcIhvGkJ:agendas.georgetown.org/AttachmentViewer.aspx%3FAttachmentID%3D15571%26ItemID%3D10264+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us I don't know what became of the resolution, nor do I know much about the topic; I just thought it was interesting that it was even proposed.
     
    (And possibly, many of us could use a little levity. As an aside, am I the only one here who has accidentally started laughing while watching their child perform their usual compulsions/rituals, possibly because the alternative would be crying?)
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    kim reacted to EAMom in Vaccine Exemptions in CA   
    More original antigenic sin??
     
    "More concerning than the fact that the flu vaccine is not effective, and therefore cannot be used as a reason to justify flu vaccine injuries and deaths, is the research showing that the vaccine can actually cause people to be more susceptible to the flu, or suffer worse symptoms if they contract the influenza virus.
     
    This phenomenon where the flu vaccine can actually make the flu worse was originally observed in mass in Canada during the 2008-2009 flu season. Researchers studied the issue for the next couple of years and concluded that the flu vaccine did in fact increase the severity of flu symptoms among those who were vaccinated (see: Study finds flu shot really did make people sicker.)
     
    The same issue was studied in Hong Kong in 2012 by comparing a group of people vaccinated with the flu vaccine against a group that used a placebo. The researchers found that those who received the flu vaccine suffered 5.5 times more incidents of similar diseases (see: Study: Flu Vaccine Causes 5.5 Times More Respiratory Infections A True Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Study.)
     
    In 2013, a study conducted by microbiologist Dr. Hana Golding of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at Bethesda in Maryland showed that pigs vaccinated against one strain of influenza were worse off if subsequently infected by a related strain of the virus (see: Vaccination may make flu worse if exposed to a second strain.)"
     
    - See more at: http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/government-pays-damages-to-vaccine-victims-flu-shot-most-dangerous-with-gbs-and-death-settlements/#sthash.JG1fUBwu.dpuf
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    kim reacted to EAMom in Vaccine Exemptions in CA   
    "Scientists studying flu vaccines have identified ways to overcome an obstacle called "original antigenic sin," which can impair immune responses to new flu strains.
     
    Original antigenic sin (OAS) is a situation where the immune system is fighting with obsolete weapons and has trouble adapting. After encountering one viral strain, and then a new one that is related to the first, the immune system can respond by making antibodies against the first strain, resulting in a less effective defense."
     
    http://news.emory.edu/stories/2012/08/flu_vaccines_original_sin/campus.html
     
     
     
    ^^ so I'll bet the non-vaccinated kids with whooping cough can fight it off better if they do get infected, so maybe it doesn't get to the diagnosed/severe stage.
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    kim got a reaction from EAMom in Vaccine Exemptions in CA   
    I'm truly sick and so disappointed in the people who are elected to do this job. http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_28007m382/california-vaccine-legislation-advances-senate-judiciary-committee
     
    California vaccine legislation advances in Senate Judiciary Committee
     
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    http://sanevax.org/hpv-vaccines-precautionary-principle-advised/
     
    This video adds insult to injury today
     
    HPV Vaccines: Dr. Sin Hang Lee, Director of Milford Medical Laboratory, explains the potential consequences of non-b conformation foreign DNA combined with aluminum salts discovered in Gardasil. Due to the unknown toxicity of this new chemical compound, he recommends that governments around the world apply the precautionary principle and halt HPV vaccination programs until research is done to determine how toxic this new chemical compound is. (The following video is recorded in English, subtitled in French.)
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