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Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
Ironically this is considered just a minor shift...

Ironically this is considered just a minor shift in terminology by professional astronomers. It's only the general public (ie. people who are not professional astronomers) who seem to think it's a...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
teacozy, sortacrispy - just wanted to say how...

teacozy, sortacrispy - just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your contributions to this thread. I'm super busy at work, so not much time to join it, but I'm still trying to read along.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2015, 01:41 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
I'm sure she can too. Nice we can agree on...

I'm sure she can too. Nice we can agree on something for once. :)
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   07-26-2015, 01:39 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
We're probably closer than most of you to this...

We're probably closer than most of you to this decision - and I'm not going to lie, I'm pleased we still have a few years. But I think I would also choose to follow the recommendation if it were...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-24-2015, 06:27 AM
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Posted By prosciencemum
I'm a physicist, and even I think calling all...

I'm a physicist, and even I think calling all science other than physics "lesser fields" might be found offensive.

I do agree there are issues with the process of science today. But lets not...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   07-18-2015, 11:27 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
UK recommending nasal spray for flu shot

Seems the UK is recommending the nasal spray for the flu vaccination for young children this year. I'm pretty happy with that. We'll sort ours out in ~October I think.

What are your plans for the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2015, 11:23 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
I've posted before I don't agree with US style...

I've posted before I don't agree with US style mandates.

However just to point out that vaccinated children do not have any different chemicals in their bodies than unvaccinated (or not...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2015, 11:17 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
I've said it before too but I think this is an...

I've said it before too but I think this is an extraordinary comparison to make, given that smoking and lung cancer is an example where mainstream medicine went against big business, and made a big...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2015, 11:10 PM
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Views: 454
Posted By prosciencemum
This effect (confirmation bias) is a huge issue....

This effect (confirmation bias) is a huge issue. I went to a fascinating talk on it (not specific to vaccines - climate change was the topic used as an example). The speaker also discussed the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-13-2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
They could also be wrong about one and right...

They could also be wrong about one and right about the other. Or right about both. The only way to work that out is using the scientific method.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-13-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,887
Posted By prosciencemum
I explained why there are different numbers in my...

I explained why there are different numbers in my previous post.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-13-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
I object to that statement.

I object to that statement.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-13-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
From Deborah's link (which is this:...

From Deborah's link (which is this: http://www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/understanding-vaccines/goes-vaccine/ for anyone who doesn't fancy trawling back up thread - see that was easy wasn't...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-13-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By prosciencemum
European Medicines Agency to review of HPV vaccines

Looks like the European Medicines Agency didn't get the "memo" from big pharma, and is instead conducting a review of the HPV vaccine programme.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33504211


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Forum: Vaccinations   07-13-2015, 01:03 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
So we're asked to state if we'd object if...

So we're asked to state if we'd object if non-vaccinating parents were to be threatened with jail. I'm happy to say I'd object to that. I also object to kittens being described as not cute, pigs...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-13-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,909
Posted By prosciencemum
Exactly the same has happened to me. I...

Exactly the same has happened to me.

I mostly post to point out not all Mothering parents are against vaccination. It's perfectly reasonable to enjoy the Mothering style of parenting, read the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-13-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By prosciencemum
If you look in detail most of the objections are...

If you look in detail most of the objections are that the results (which generally do demonstrate efficacy in their sample) are not easily applicable to flu in the elderly in general. A common...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-07-2015, 02:08 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
That's a remarkably accurate description of how...

That's a remarkably accurate description of how it actually works. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   07-06-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By prosciencemum
Be careful not to fall into the "confirmation...

Be careful not to fall into the "confirmation bias" trap. Are you sure you don't think the abstract is firmly based on data when it agree with your viewpoint, and it's an expression of opinion...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-06-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,887
Posted By prosciencemum
Hmmm. Perhaps you should share your resources. I...

Hmmm. Perhaps you should share your resources. I think they may be wrong.

Here're where I got the details on formaldehyde content: Skeptical Raptor blog "Simple Math on Scary Sounding Vaccine...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-04-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,887
Posted By prosciencemum
No my list was accurate - the quantities in a...

No my list was accurate - the quantities in a single vaccine are genuinely that small. It's amazing isn't it!
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   07-04-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,296
Posted By prosciencemum
Great news. :) My daughter was playing with...

Great news. :)

My daughter was playing with her doll this morning and telling her about how she needed to get he flu shot to protect her from getting sick in the winter! I guess my simplified...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   07-04-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By prosciencemum
Sorry to hear about the rash. I'd trust a...

Sorry to hear about the rash.

I'd trust a doctor over strangers online about vaccine combinations! I've never heard of any problems combining, and it can be a lot less stressful for the child....
Forum: Vaccinations   07-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By prosciencemum
OK anyway seriously. I have gone back and looked...

OK anyway seriously. I have gone back and looked at the links Deborah provides. First up is the Cochrane report from 2010: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004876.pub3/summary
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Forum: Vaccinations   07-04-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By prosciencemum
OK so I finally got time to get back to this...

OK so I finally got time to get back to this thread and my long post is lost due to a bug. I'm not going to cry anti-vax conspiracy but…..
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