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Two autopsies reveal Gardasil antigens entered brain, potentially triggering inflammation and death

A postmortem analysis of two girls from different parts of the world who died after receiving injections of Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has uncovered some astonishing evidence that components of the vaccine may be capable of triggering auto-immune diseases and even death. The study, conducted by Dr. Chris Shaw of the University of British Columbia and Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic from the Neural Dynamics Research Group in Vancouver, and published in the journal Pharmaceutical Regulator Affairs, examined brain tissue samples taken from the deceased girls. The researchers found particles of two HPV antigens used by Merck to produce the ... Read More

British Columbia truck crash kills vacationing California family

A family of four from California was killed in British Columbia, Canada, Friday after being struck by a flat-deck tractor trailer and trapped inside their van. The tragic crash happened just after 3 p.m. on Highway 93 in the Kootenay National Park in eastern BC, west of Calgary, Alberta. According to the Langley Times, the Howard family of Palo Alto, California, was apparently vacationing in Canada and had just crossed into the country the previous day. They were traveling in a van, which was towing a compact 4×4 vehicle, when the tractor trailer crossed the center line on an S ... Read More

OSHA fines Sea World for safety violations after orca trainer’s death

SeaWorld has been hit with a $75,000 fine by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three safety violations following the death of one of its senior trainers in February. One of the violations is classified as willful – OSHA’s most serious civil penalty. “SeaWorld recognized the inherent risk of allowing trainers to interact with potentially dangerous animals,” said Cindy Coe, OSHA’s regional administrator in Atlanta, Ga. “Nonetheless, it required its employees to work within the pool walls, on ledges, and on shelves where they were subject to dangerous behavior by the animals.” On Feb. 24, a six-ton orca named ... Read More

CPSC announces largest crib recall in U.S. history

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Stork Craft Manufacturing, Inc. of British Columbia, Canada announced the largest crib recall in U.S. history today, adding fire to a growing push for the ban of drop-side cribs, which have been the cause of numerous safety recalls. The latest recall involves 2.1 million drop-side cribs manufactured under the Stork Craft label, including about 150,000 units bearing the Fisher-Price brand name. The cribs may be unsafe and even deadly, the CPSC warned, adding that it is aware of 110 incidents in which the drop-side mechanism detached from the trip, causing causing ... Read More