- A Detroit-area woman has been jailed for seven days for refusing a court order to vaccinate her kids. Anti-vaccination groups have become louder and bolder in their efforts to not only allow their own children to go without vaccines, but to encourage other parents to opt out of vaccination.
- Four days after the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history that killed 58 people in Las Vegas, blood donation lines are not receding as hundreds of people line up to give. Red Cross officials have said they have received enough units in proportion to the tragedy.
- According to the World Health Organization, headaches are among the most common disorders of the nervous system, with almost half of the adult population experiencing a headache in 2015. Cluster headaches are considered by many experts to be the most painful type of headache a person could ever experience, affecting an estimated 1 in 1,000 in the United States.
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A Detroit-area woman has been jailed for seven days for refusing a court order to vaccinate her kids. There are no laws in the U.S. simply requiring parents to vaccinate their children, even though there is no doubt that vaccines protect children against deadly diseases. States regulate vaccination and do so by requiring immunizations for children to attend schools and daycare centers.There is no civil or criminal penalty for refusing to vaccinate children in any state, and all states allow parents to opt out for medical reasons. Some states also allow parents to decline to vaccinate their kids for philosophical or religious reasons, although no organized religion explicitly disallows vaccination.
What Rebecca Bredow’s case is about is her refusal to follow orders she agreed to, said Oakland County, Michigan, Circuit Court Judge Karen McDonald. “You agreed in a consent order to vaccinate your child,” McDonald told Bredow in the sentencing hearing, widely covered by national and international media. She added: “I understand you love your children. But what I don’t think you understand is that your son has two parents. And dad gets a say.” But that has not stopped the vaccine skeptics and vaccine opponents from taking on the cause as a vindication of their views. They gathered outside the courthouse to demonstrate and have been sharing reports about the case on social media, saying it’s about choice. Michigan allows parents to opt out of vaccinating their children for non-medical reasons, but they must speak to a health educator first. Bredow has framed it as a choice and said her ex-husband Jason Horne had broken a verbal agreement to limit vaccination of their children.
Anti-vaccination groups have become louder and bolder in their efforts to not only allow their own children to go without vaccines, but to encourage other parents to opt out of vaccination, also. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, World Health Organization and every other legitimate medical organization all strongly urge vaccination as the best way to protect individual children and the population.
Four days after the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history that killed fifty eight people in Las Vegas, blood donation lines are not receding as hundreds of people line up to give. Red Cross officials have said they have received enough units in proportion to the tragedy. “When a tragedy like this happens people want to do something, and that is something that’s very easy for most people to do, but we ask people to look at their calendars for the next two to three weeks… make that appointment,” Tony Briggs, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross, told Fox News. The American Red Cross of southern Nevada said they have sent four hundred fifty units of blood to ten of the fourteen area hospitals that they serve. Some people have waited up to ten hours to give while others have been trying since Monday to make an appointment.
Stockpiles of units of blood are immediately distributed in the wake of a tragedy like this shooting, Briggs said. Most of the blood already on the shelf that people donated two to three weeks ago went out to people who need it right now. The thousands waiting in lines are to replenish that stock and keep the blood flowing in the weeks ahead. Usually during the summer months, the Red Cross experiences a slowdown in people available to give. According to officials from the organization, about two weeks before the shooting there was a shortage and they sent out an appeal for donors. Many of those donating are doing so for the first time in the wake of the shooting. Red Cross officials were reluctant to give an estimate about how many units had been donated from how many people so far due to the fact that it is constantly changing.
According to the World Health Organization, headaches are among the most common disorders of the nervous system, with almost half of the adult population experiencing a headache in two thousand fifteen. They are started by an irritation of nerve fibers in the linings of the brain, causing pain, according to Doctor Patrick D. Lyden, chairman of the neurology department at Cedars-Sinai in the United States. But the exact cause or trigger of many headaches is often hard to pinpoint, connected to such factors as diet, emotions, genes or hormones. Some of the most common and most painful are cluster headaches and migraines. Cluster headaches are considered by many experts to be the most painful type of headache a person could ever experience, affecting an estimated one in one thousand people in the United States. The headache targets one side of the head, with excruciating pain building in a matter of minutes, occasionally causing a stuffy or runny nose as well as redness and swelling of the eye.The cause of an attack is unclear, but they can run in the family and are sometimes triggered by alcohol or strong smells such as perfume or petrol. Though some patients have them one to three times a year, some live with them for eleven months of the year, while others experience them for years on end, with little recovery time in between.
Migraines are by far the most common type of headache. Globally, thirty percent of people reported having a migraine in two thousand fifteen, according to the WHO. The classic migraines might come with auras, which can affect language, movement and visual perception. Auras can occur separately from head pain but are triggered by the same factors that cause the pain of migraines, such as stress, bright lights or a lack of sleep.