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Tetanus: First pediatric case in >30 years in Oregon

An unvaccinated 6-year-old OR boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and nearly died of the bacterial illness after getting a deep cut while playing on a farm, according to a case study published Friday by the U.S. The tetanus bacterium secretes a toxin that gets into the bloodstream and latches onto the nervous system. In the case of this boy, the bacterium C.

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Major study again rejects that vaccinations cause autism

Researchers in Denmark conducted a nationwide study of all children born to Danish mothers between 1999 and 2010. Comparing children who received MMR vaccine with those who did not receive it, researchers calculated a fully adjusted autism hazard ratio of 0.93 (95% CI, 0.85 to 1.02) - meaning the MMR vaccine was not associated with an increased risk for autism.

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FDA Approves Ketamine Nasal Spray For Depression

The drug is a nasal spray created to treat severe forms of depression that don't respond to other treatments. Esketamine seems to help alleviate depression by acting on the NMDA/glutamate receptor, which is different from more recently popular antidepressants .

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Ohio Teen Who Defied Mother By Getting Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress

Ethan Lindenberger made national news when he got vaccinated behind his anti-vax parents' backs after turning 18. "I have seen people who have not been vaccinated who have required liver transplantation because they were not, and who have ended up with bad diseases for no other reason than they did not understand vaccination was important".

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'It was not a fluke': Second patient cured of HIV after transplant

Brown, who is still HIV-free, told the Telegraph : "It gives the scientists hope that they should keep looking for finding cures for HIV and also gives patients hope that there will be a cure that will help them one day". "However, the results do offer a greater insight for researchers working on HIV cure strategies and highlight the continuing importance of investing in scientific research and innovation", added UNAIDS.

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Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case

A spokesperson stated, "When there are allegations of information being leaked, an internal investigation has been opened and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities". After turning himself in, a judge set Smollett's bond for $100,000 and he was released from jail. The blast radius from the alleged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett continues to grow - and we don't mean the actor's future onEmpire or his next court appearance.