Outbreaks were also reported in children who had been given one dose of vaccine. In 1989, it was recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians to implement a second dose of vaccine to children in all grades by 2001. With this second dose required of school age children, the United States declared endemic measles eliminated. (xxxxx, 2014) Measles is currently on the rise in the U.S. for the first time since the U.S. declared it eliminated. From January to May 2014 there have been 288 confirmed cases of measles.
Both figures are significantly higher than for the previous year. The chief medical officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies, said: "Whooping cough is highly contagious and newborns are particularly vulnerable. "It's vital that babies are protected from the day they are born - that's why we are offering the vaccine to all pregnant women." The vaccine will be offered during routine antenatal appointments with a nurse, midwife or GP. The vaccination programme is only temporary to deal with the heightened risk of whooping cough infection during this outbreak.
More than 12,000 bad reactions to vaccines are reported each year, if all doctors reported these reactions the total would be closer to 120,000 per year. Over 1,000 deaths are vaccine related. By 1997 families had received more than $802 million for hundreds of injuries and deaths from vaccinations. There are still thousands of cases pending totaling more than $1.7 billion. Vaccinations are more serious that the diseases they are supposed to protect a person from.
According to the Canadian Medical Association only 1 out of 100 women under the age of 40 learns she has breast cancer (Heisey, Ruth, McCready, David). But over the course of her lifetime 1 in 8 women will contract the disease. As women we have learned to fear the worst. Breast cancer touches many of our lives but every lump doesn’t mean a death sentence. There may be benign reasons for breast lumps such as hormonal changes, the breast tissue itself, and cysts.
Opinions on abortion vary for numerous reasons, but under certain circumstances, abortion may be the most appropriate action to take. “Approximately one-half of the 6.4 million pregnancies in 2001 in the United States were unplanned”(Henshaw, pg 90). That is about three million unplanned pregnancies. “These three million unplanned pregnancies include 1.3 million pregnancies that ended in abortion; 1.4 million live births that women reported were unplanned at the time of conception; and 411,000 miscarriages of unplanned pregnancies” (Henshaw, pg 91). Who really experience these unplanned pregnancies?
My step-mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2013. There are 2 different forms of breast cancer, lobular carcinoma and the most common form, ductal carcinoma. My step-mom had ductal carcinoma. Ductal carcinoma is when cancer forms in the breast tissue and begins in the lining of the milk ducts, thin tubes that carry milk from the lobules of the breast to the nipple. Her cancer was also invasive which means the cancer spread from where it started in the breast ducts or lobules in to the normal tissue.
Their statistics imply that there are around 35 million people infected with HIV worldwide, plus 2.7 million new cases in the year 2010 alone. Their latest numbers specify that 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, and one in five do not know it. (UNODC 2012) By outlawing the over the counter sales of hypothermic needles, it has encouraged needle sharing (Siegel446). Only a very small amount of blood is necessary to infect another user. It could be on your hands, cookers, or even filters.
To begin with, abortion became legalized in Canada in 1969. Just to think, abortion was illegal 43 years ago. In addition, over 100 000 abortions are performed in Canada per year at a ratio of 30 abortions per 100 live births. In this class there are roughly 15 girls in our If we used this ratio to the girls in this class, about 4-5 girls would abort their babies (after assumptions). Also, more than three million unborn babies have died from abortion in Canada since 1969 when abortion was first decriminalized.
Griffin Hayes Mr. Guay English 10 Honors 11/7/14 Should Cigarette Smoking Be Banned? Meet Anna, a five year old girl who lost her father to lung cancer. Like Anna’s father, cigarette smoking is a known leading cause of lung cancer and death for about 159,260 people in the United States this year so far ("How Many People Get Lung Cancer?"). Lung cancer has caused about 27% of all cancer deaths but can be prevented if we ban the smoking of cigarettes. Cigarette smoking has caused lung cancer to many smokers and even non-smokers.
From cervical cancer to breast cancer, cancer is a disease that is known all over the world. According to a study done by Sean Khozin, MD, MPH, the total number of deaths so far in the US from all types of cancer in 2011 is estimated to be almost 600,000 (300,430 men and 271,520 women) and over 1.5 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2011 (822,300 men and 774,370 women). Cancer is a deadly disease that has some very serious effects on a person both physically and mentally. Cancer can result in a simple surgery that may take only a couple days, or a life changing struggle that leaves someone so fatigued and tired that it makes them want to give up. It will put fear in anyone's eyes and will devastate even the strongest of people, but cancer can also bring out the courageousness in a person to fight this disease.