• Home

Study raises questions about flu shots and miscarriages

Posted: Updated:

NEW YORK (AP) - A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.     

The study, published Wednesday in the journal Vaccine, found that 17 of 485 miscarriages they studied involved women who miscarried within 28 days of getting a shot that included protection against swine flu, and had a flu shot the previous season. Four of a comparable 485 healthy pregnancies involved women who were vaccinated that way.     

Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. The government recommends all pregnant women be vaccinated against the flu. Other studies have found flu vaccines are safe during pregnancy.     

    • Monday's Question of the Day

      Here's today's Question of the Day. 

    • Texas News Minute

      The latest Texas news from The Associated Press
    • Drone Brings the Goliad Sheriff's Office to New Heights

      The Goliad Sheriff's Office new drone is giving deputies a vantage point above the horizon that they haven't been able to reach before. 

    • Veteran turns 100

      The family of Felipe Canchola held a birthday party for the World War II veteran. He was a migrant farmer for many years and then a truck driver for the city of Ganado. He turns one hundred tomorrow. 

    • Local organization honors Veterans

      Titan of Victoria held a flag raising cermony today. The goal was to honor local veterans During the ceremony, veterans along with the ROTC marched with flags. They then posted the flags along the gate, and saluted the flag while singing the national anthem.

    • One year anniversary for Kevin's Closet

      Kevin's closet off east Rio Grande is a thrift store with a story. The place is celebrating its one year anniversary. Newscenter 25s David Gibson explains the real goal is to solve a tragic fatal hit and run. Helpful, encourging and youthful,  just a few words to describe Kevin Garza. But on September 27th 2016, tragedy occured in the small town of Bloomington. 11 yr old Kevin Garza was killed by a hit and run driver.

    • Lawyer: 13-year-old oil leak remains 'long-term problem'

      BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A government lawyer says a 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a "long-term problem" without a clear solution for eliminating chronic slicks that often stretch for miles off Louisiana's coast.

    • Dewitt County Sheriff office negotiating with Yorktown

      The Yorktown city council approached the Dewitt County sheriffs office about a month ago, requesting them to take over policing. "my plan is to divide the county into two separate districts. An eastern district and a western district. It's a division to bring unity in Dewitt County law enforcement.

    • Shareholders in 2nd lawsuit against Wynn Resorts

      LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the termination agreement announced Friday between casino mogul Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts: A second group of Wynn Resorts shareholders has filed a lawsuit following the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced last month against casino mogul Steve Wynn. 

    • Crossroads Residents Encouraged To Bring Batteries To Recycling Centers

       Some alkaline or single use batteries are not recyclable because they are less viewed as dangerous to the environment since mercury is not used anymore. 

Current Conditions
/