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Still unsure about the benefits of getting a flu vax?

Gestational Influenza Increases Risk for Bipolar Disorder
 
For some time now there's been much conjecture about vaccinations, including whether to have a flu shot. There is the long running argument about drugs crossing the placental barrier (and autism); the various strains of influenza and which vaccination to choose; and risk vs. reward including costs...
 
New research shows that if a woman has the flu during pregnancy, her child has a nearly 4-fold increased risk of having bipolar disorder later in life.
 
"We now have evidence that maternal influenza is related to increased risk of bipolar disorder in the offspring," study co-investigator Alan Brown, MD, told Medscape Medical News. "This suggests that prevention of influenza during pregnancy could reduce the risk of bipolar disorder."
 
Dr Brown, a professor of clinical psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center, New York City, conducted the study with researchers from the New York State Psychiatric Institute, also in New York City; Kaiser Permanente, in Oakland, California; and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in Durban, South Africa.
 
The findings were published online May 8 in JAMA Psychiatry. These results lend further support to the possibility of a viral cause of certain psychiatric disorders. Dr Brown and his collaborators earlier found that the risk for schizophrenia increases with foetal exposure to maternal influenza virus (Arch Gen Psychiatry 2004;61:774-780).
 
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1 Comment to Still unsure about the benefits of getting a flu vax?:

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Healthcare Worker Sydney on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 2:55 PM
The controversial 'no jab, no play' legislation has been passed through the NSW cabinet. This means that children who haven't been fully vaccinated will be banned from childcare centres if their parents have not registered for exemption. Under the new laws, child care centres could also be fined if they allow kids who aren’t immunised to be in attendance. Well done I say.
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