Learn about the importance of vaccination against measles, as the number of children not being vaccinated increases so to does the cases of measles in children in this medical report.
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Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicine in 60. From Washington; The CDC is reporting that 2008 may see the highest number of reported cases of measles in seven years. At least 72 people ranging from young children to the elderly across ten states have been diagnosed. The majority had not been vaccinated against the infection. The CDC stresses the importance of childhood vaccinations including the measles, mumps, rubella or MMR vaccine. From Toronto; A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that electrical pulses generated by taser shock may actually stimulate the heart under certain conditions. Investigators study the use of tasers on pigs and found that of 150 discharges, 74 resulted in stimulation of a heart muscle. While the investigators cautioned that the human chest differs from that of a pig. It should also be noted that most of what is known about cardiac-taser relation is derived from animal studies. Finally back to Washington: According to the FDA, Amgen and Wyeth arthritis drug Enbrel must now carry a black box warning. The new label will warn patients about serious infections, including tuberculosis and bacterial sepsis that patients taking Enbrel could possibly develop. A statement released by the FDA advices patients who develop an infection to seek proper antimicrobial treatment. If the infection persists, use of Enbrel should be discontinued. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Doctor Susan Sharma.

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