Swine flu jab linked to narcolepsy
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, and paralysis attacks.
Scientists spotted a sudden increase in narcolepsy rates among Finnish children early in 2010.
Research showed it was associated with the Pandemrix vaccine, given to children to protect them against H1N1 swine flu.