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#1 of 4 Old 10-07-2008, 12:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Today on Yahoo health:

Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years
http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20081006...Grv0XGpzrgcbYF
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Over the past two flu seasons, vaccinating children five and younger did not reduce the number of child hospitalizations or doctor's visits linked to influenza, according to results of a new study
Jump seen in staph-linked flu deaths in kids
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081006/...hED3ZIKEHgcbYF
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More children have died from flu because they also had staph infections, according to a new government report that urges parents to have their kids get the flu shot.
Study Questions Guidelines on Immunizations
http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20081004...gZaPXw0EngcbYF

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They reported that federal recommendations about the lengths of needles don't take into account the bodies of children. Nearly four in 10 babies under the age of 1 would suffer from overpenetration of needles if they got injections in the thigh with the size needles that are typically recommended, the study said. One-inch needles are also recommended, and they'd cause overpenetration 11 percent of the time, according to the study.


Patients who got vaccinated in the shoulder with 1-inch needles would have overpenetration 61 percent of the time, the study reported. For two other recommended needle lengths, 5/8-inch and 7/8-inch, the rates of overpenetration were estimated at 11 percent and 55 percent, respectively.

bb to edit but ar ehtey kidding? eta: are they kidding? I see things like that on Yahoo health all the time.. three or four contradicting "news" articles on vaccinations... have you seen any funnies?
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Everyone, run, run, get your flu shot! We know it hasn't worked for the past few years, but OMG, you have to get it!!!!!!!!
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And don't forget the giant oversized needles they will use to give them to your kids!!! Fun for all!!!!
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Thanks for the laugh.

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