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Needle reuse in clinics imperils patients

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Four of the largest outbreaks of hepatitis in the United States have been traced back to healthcare workers in doctor's offices reusing needles and employing other unsafe procedures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes in a new study.
STEVE MITCHELL, Medical Correspondent

Babies exposed to risky smallpox shot

ATLANTA, May 1 (UPI) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that -- inadvertently -- more than 100 women were pregnant when they received the smallpox vaccine

Common pneumonia strain beats vaccine

SEATTLE, April 30 (UPI) -- The pneumonia vaccine, which is recommended for all people over the age of 65, does not prevent the most common form of the illness in the elderly, a study released Wednesday reveals.

CDC: Smallpox shots might affect heart

ATLANTA, March 26 (UPI) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory Wednesday notifying health officials that people with certain heart conditions should be temporarily deferred from receiving the smallpox vaccine due to several reports of heart problems, i

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Infants advised to get flu vaccine

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- It is time once again to be vaccinated against the flu and public health officials said Monday no delays in supply are expected this season and they have recommended infants should receive the medication this year.
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

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Captain William Schaffner (born September 11, 1941 - September 8 1970) was a pilot in the United States Air Force. He died in mysterious circumstances in 1970 over the North Sea.

In September 1970, Captain Schaffner was an American exchange pilot flying with the RAF at RAF Binbrook in north-east Lincolnshire, England. Binbrook was one of the bases, along with RAF Coningsby (which flew Phantoms), that was on Quick Reaction Alert. On the evening of September 8 1970, an object was spotted over the North Sea by radar and he was on duty so took off to follow the object. His callsign was Foxtrot 94.

An object was picked up on radar at 20.18 by an operator at RAF Saxa Vord on the island of Unst in the north of the Shetland Islands. The object has travelling at 630mph at 37,000 ft heading south-west between Norway and the Shetland Islands. It changed direction to south, and increased speed to 900 mph at 44,000 ft. Two Lightning planes were scrambled from RAF Leuchars in Fife, east Scotland. The object on the radar screen then inexplicably changed direction by 180 degrees and disappeared off the radar screen. The speed of the object at this point was later calculated to be around 17,000 mph. The object appeared a few times for the next hour, with planes being scrambled, only for the object to disappear from the radar screen again. Two USAF Phantoms were scrambled from the USAF base at Keflavik in Iceland. These planes had more sophisticated radar than the (British) Lightning planes. They were unable to intercept the object.

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