Can vaccines interact with drug metabolism?
Doctor and MPs in Italy are assaulted after vaccination law is passed (2017)
“A doctor and three MPs have been assaulted after protests in Italy against legislation requiring parents to vaccinate their children against 10 diseases by school age.
After the law passed through Italy’s lower house of parliament on Friday 28 July, anti-vaccine demonstrators assaulted three MPs outside the parliament building in Rome. The three parliamentarians—Elisa Mariano, Ludovico Vico, and Salvatore Capon of the ruling centre-left Democratic Party—were rescued by police officers from a mob shouting “killers.”
On 31 July it emerged that a man …”
Microglia and cytokines in neurological disease, with special reference to AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease.
Recent developments in understanding the role of the gut microbiota in brain health and disease. (2017)
“There is a growing appreciation of the role of the gut microbiota in all aspects of health and disease, including brain health. Indeed, roles for the bacterial commensals in various psychiatric and neurological conditions, such as depression, autism, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, are emerging. Microbiota dysregulation has been documented in all of these conditions or in animal models thereof. Moreover, depletion or modulation of the gut microbiota can affect the severity of the central pathology or behavioral deficits observed in a variety of brain disorders. However, the mechanisms underlying such effects are only slowly being unraveled. Additionally, recent preclinical and clinical evidence suggest that targeting the microbiota through prebiotic, probiotic, or dietary interventions may be an effective “psychobiotic” strategy for treating symptoms in mood, neurodevelopmental disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.”
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Thimerosal-containing Hepatitis B Vaccine Exposure is Highly Associated with Childhood Obesity: A Case-control Study Using the Vaccine Safety Datalink.
Vaccination Attitudes and Practices of Integrative Medicine Physicians.
“Integrative medicine physicians were less likely to administer vaccinations than physicians in traditional allopathic medicine. Among the 44% who provide vaccinations, 35% used alternative schedules regularly. Integrative medicine physicians showed a greater support of vaccination choice, were less concerned about maintaining herd immunity, and were less supportive of school, day care, and employment mandates. Toxic chemical and viral contaminants were of greater concern to a higher percentage of integrative medicine physicians. Integrative medicine physicians were also more likely to accept a connection between vaccinations and both autism and other chronic diseases. Overall, there was dissatisfaction with the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System as well as the vaccination recommendations of the CDC and their primary specialty. Conclusions • This survey documents significant variations in the vaccination attitudes and practices of integrative medicine physicians. This survey provides benchmark data for future surveys of this growing specialty and other practitioners. It is important for public health leaders and the vaccination industry to be aware that integrative medicine physicians have vaccination attitudes and practices that differ from the guidelines of the CDC and the Advisory Council on Immunization Practices.”