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  • Samuel Berkovic

    Vaccines Cause Seizures?: Samuel Berkovic, An Unsung Hero

    To begin, vaccines do not cause epilepsy, a group of neurological disorders characterized by seizures. Seizures, which are a transient symptom of “abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain,” are more common than the average person realizes, especially during the first year of life. In the United States alone, as many as 150,000 […] More

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    Whooping Cough Vaccine During Pregnancy Recommended in Third Trimester

    According to a new recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnant women should receive the whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy during the third trimester. Pertussis, or the whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable and violent coughing, making breathing difficult. Although serious for any individual, the whooping […] More