Jamie Schanbaum thought she was coming down with the flu, not realizing she was in the throes of bacterial meningitis —
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The mother of a young Newfoundland girl who died last summer is furious her daughter's altered image was used online as part of an anti-vaccination campaign. The girl, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at an early age, was well known in Newfoundland and Labrador for starting a lemonade stand to raise money for children with cancer. "To say this has upset our family is an understatement," the girl's mother, Holly Denine, said in a text message Tuesday. "Nevaeh loved social media, interviews and talking about her lemonade stand.
“As a mother, my daughter was vaccinated,” says Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady, in response to an old episode which portrays the virus as harmless.
“Until you can prove vaccines do not cause DNA mutations, I do not consent,” wrote Jamie McGuire, author of 20 books, in a Facebook post that's been shared more than 26,000 times.
It's been years since actress Jenny McCarthy insisted vaccines gave her son autism — a statement with no scientific founding. It's a claim that has been proven wrong time and again — the newest, largest-ever study shows there is absolutely no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Cases of measles are spiking around the world, and the World Health Organization has listed "vaccine hesitancy" on its list of top threats to global health.
When you’re in your 20s and have a Pap test, you don’t really think much will come of it. At least, that’s what Cammie Yang thought — and then she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.