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Could swine flu vaccine cause narcolepsy? Scientists probe link between drug and increase in cases

Daily Mail Reporter Daily Mail Swine flu vaccine may have been responsible for a sudden increase in cases of narcolepsy among schoolchildren in Finland, a study has found. The sleep disorder is characterised by periods of extreme drowsiness, sudden naps, … Continue reading

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Parents claim link between flu vaccine and narcolepsy

Source: Telegraph Caroline Hadfield claims her six-year-old son Josh developed the condition just three weeks after being given the jab. She has set up a website to see if other children have developed the symptoms after taking the drug called … Continue reading

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Young people should not take flu vaccine, watchdog says

Source: The Telegraph Children should no longer be given a widely-used flu vaccine over concerns it is linked to a rare sleep disorder, the European drug regulator has recommended. The European Medicine Agency said that Pandemrix should only be given … Continue reading

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Finland vows care for narcolepsy kids who had swine flu shot

Source: Google News HELSINKI — The Finnish government and major insurance companies announced Wednesday they will pay for lifetime medical care for children diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine. “The compensation will provide much-needed financial assistance for … Continue reading

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Narcolepsy link to swine flu vaccine established – victims to get compensation

Source: Helsingin Sanomat Victims of the surge in cases of narcolepsy after the vaccination campaign against the H1N1 or swine flu virus nearly two years ago will be entitled to compensation. The compensation will be primarily the responsibility of the … Continue reading

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GPs must return flu vaccine over narcolepsy fears

Source: Independent The Heath Service Executive (HSE) will remove all stocks of the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix from GPs’ surgeries, the Sunday Independent has learned. The vaccine has been linked to the disabling sleep disorder, narcolepsy. Last week, this newspaper … Continue reading

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