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Antibiotic resistance arises when bacteria change to protect themselves against an antibiotic. What does this mean for you?

What you need to know about antibiotic resistance | Visual.ly

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The International Polio Vaccine program.

public health and vaccines! If even a small % of people stop vaccinating, it could be catastrophic for those at risk!

Smallpox lesions on face of 15 year old boy - wax model Maker: William Gottheil 1917.

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Awakening from Keto-acidosis: The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the purified extract - insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. One by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death became a place of joy and hope.

Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1933) When asked why they had to receive several "back shots"(spinal taps), researchers repeatedly lied to the men, claiming theshots were "therapeutic" when in fact the spinal taps gaveinsight to infection from the spinal canal into the brain.

A Somali baby receives a polio vaccine, at the Medina Maternal Child Health centre in Mogadishu, Somalia on April 24, 2013. [Credit :Ben Curtis/AP]

Can you believe it?..Nearly 21,000 children under five died every day in 2010. The good news isthat’s about 12,000 fewer a day than in 1990. We CAN put an end to preventable child deaths. Learn more:  http://www.unicef.org © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0599/Shehzad Noorani

Mothers wait with their babies to be vaccinated at Medina Mother and Child Health Centre in Mogadishu, Somalia

In pictures: Fighting disease in Somalia

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It’s Tick Season: Be Prepared With these Tick Prevention Tips - Because ticks carry disease-causing microbes and some (deer ticks) can even transmit Lyme disease, your best bet is to avoid ticks all together. Like many things in life, prevention is key.

A new study concluded that infants on alternative immunization schedules are growing from 2.5% in 2006 to 9.5 % in 2009. While fewer babies in the Northwestern state are being vaccinated, parents are being admonished to stick to the recommended schedule of regular vaccines. The Oregon ALERT Immunization Information System , used to track children born between 2003 and 2009 in Portland, Oregon found trends displaying anti-vaccine attitudes from parents in this metropolitan area.

"Vector-borne disease" is the term commonly used to describe an illness caused by an infectious microbe that is transmitted to people by blood-sucking arthropods. The arthropods (insects or arachnids) that most commonly serve as vectors include: 1.) blood sucking insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, lice, biting flies and bugs, and 2.) blood sucking arachnids such as mites and ticks. The term “vector” refers to any arthropod that transmits a disease through feeding activity.

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