With the influenza virus constantly mutating, the next influenza season may bring in more deaths. Fortunately, a universal flu virus by the NIH’s NIAID is coming soon with an efficiency of 75 percent.
Medicine March 3, 2018
A doctor in Orlando, Florida, has been arrested for vaccine fraud. The alleged malpractice has placed about 500 children at risk, and parents are recommended to consider revaccination to ensure that their children are protected.
Public Health February 26, 2018
The number of American teenagers who receive HPV vaccinations are still low, according to a new research. Only a measly 43 percent of them are up to date on the vaccines, in fact.
Public Health February 21, 2018
A 'cancer vaccine' developed by researchers from Stanford University eliminated tumors in mice during experiments. The treatment, made up of a combination of molecules, will now undergo human trials to confirm if they are safe.
Medicine February 1, 2018
An Indian pharmaceutical company formulated a typhoid vaccine that could provide long-lasting immunity for infants older than 6 months. WHO announced that it will be in distribution in developing countries by 2019.
Medicine January 15, 2018
The Department of Health of the Philippines allegedly ignored experts' recommendations on the rollout of the controversial Dengvaxia immunization program. Instead of the vaccine protecting children against the dengue virus, the recipients now carry greater risk.
Public Health December 11, 2017
GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix is the newly approved vaccine for preventing shingles. The vaccine has got the thumbs up from CDC.
Public Health October 27, 2017
The court has ordered a Michigan mother to be sentenced to seven days in jail after failing to vaccinate her child. She was given until Oct. 4 to get her son vaccinated, but she failed to comply.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2017
An Oakland County court judge has ordered a mother to have her child vaccinated within the week. Non-compliance to the order could land the mother in jail.
Public Health September 30, 2017
In a new statement, the World Health Organization has released details on measles deaths in Europe. The U.N. agency has hit low coverage of the measles vaccine for the spread of the contagious disease.
Public Health July 12, 2017
In a new study, a mass vaccination campaign for a meningitis outbreak in New Zealand has offered the unintended benefit of helping reduce gonorrhea incidence. Should we expect a gonorrhea vaccine soon amid the threat of antibiotic resistance?
Public Health July 11, 2017
In mice study, an experimental vaccine that lowers cholesterol led to less narrowing of the arteries and reduced markers of blood inflammation. What makes the vaccine different from currently available medications for decreasing cholesterol levels?
Medicine June 20, 2017
A new Ebola outbreak has just been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo but vaccine rVSV Zebov-GP could end it. Just how effective are vaccines in the face of epidemics?
Feature | Health May 14, 2017
CDC officials claimed that Yellow Fever vaccines in the United States would likely run out in July. However, the FDA authorized import of Stamaril, a yellow fever vaccine, which is licensed in Europe but not in the United States.
Public Health April 30, 2017
A 20-year-high outbreak of mumps is underway in Texas, and cases across the United States have also increased. Now, health officials are mulling over a third vaccine dose for mumps to get the situation under control.
Public Health April 15, 2017
The HPV vaccine Gardasil doesn’t cause major birth defects if administered during pregnancy. The human papillomavirus vaccine is still not recommended for pregnant women, but a new safety study proves it’s OK to get vaccinated while carrying a baby.
Public Health March 30, 2017
Countries most hit by the measles outbreak in Europe have low vaccination rates, WHO revealed. What factors are behind the declining immunization levels in these countries?
Public Health March 29, 2017
Unlike other rotavirus vaccines, the new product is cheaper and doesn’t require refrigeration. Pending WHO approval, it could soon be available for large-scale immunization.
Medicine March 24, 2017
U.S. health officials have warned that advancement of Zika-like yellow fever in Brazil could pose another mosquito-borne health threat to the United States. They urged for closer monitoring of the outbreak, which is moving from less populated areas to cities.
Public Health March 11, 2017
Wistar Institute and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. developed a new DNA vaccine designed to improve anti-tumor immunity in cancer patients. How does it work and is it different from other cancer vaccines?
Medicine February 26, 2017
Flu vaccine is only 48 percent effective against the most common strain of flu virus, according to epidemiologists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials urged people to get vaccinated, noting that less than half of Americans got the shot.
Public Health February 26, 2017
A therapeutic vaccine strategy may be a 'functional cure' for patients with HIV, a new study revealed. The clinical trial found the vaccine is effective in controlling HIV levels without the need for antiretroviral drugs.
Medicine February 23, 2017
Researchers are working on improving canine flu vaccine. They are targeting the creation of the live-attenuated canine influenza vaccine, away from the killed or inactivated virus currently being used for canine shots.
Animals February 20, 2017
Renowned Actor Robert De Niro along with Robert F. Kennedy Jr has offered $100,000 to anyone who can prove vaccines are safe. The announcement was made in a press conference held on Feb.15.
Medicine February 16, 2017
The Washington state has reported 278 confirmed and likely cases of mumps in five counties since October. Health officials urge everyone to get protected through the MMR vaccine.
Public Health January 30, 2017
New vaccines for the prevention of Canine Influenza have been developed by scientists. The new live-attenuated vaccines are more effective in preventing the development and spread of the virus.
Medicine January 29, 2017
After looking into three years’ worth of scientific data from 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers from Sweden found that flu outbreaks always begin a week after the first cold spell of winter.
Public Health January 26, 2017
Amid proliferation of fake news on social media and the internet, researchers developed a psychological tool to fight misinformation. How does it work?
Neuroscience January 23, 2017
The Southwestern city of Quetta in Pakistan launches a special anti-polio drive as the rare Type 2 polio virus surfaced in sewage samples. Officials have recruited religious leaders for the mission amid resistance of extremists to immunization campaigns.
Public Health January 3, 2017
The new Ebola vaccine rVSV-EBOV shows promise in preventing the next outbreak of the disease but it comes with side effects. It also only works against one subtype of the hemorrhagic virus.
Medicine December 24, 2016
The experimental Ebola vaccine rVSV-EBOV was up to 100 percent effective in providing protection against the deadly hemorrhagic disease but it is far from perfect. What are the flaws of the vaccine?
Medicine December 24, 2016
SSPE, a deadly complication that occurs years after a child gets infected by the measles virus, is more common than previously believed. Experts recommend that children get two doses of MMR vaccine.
Public Health October 30, 2016
A number of factors can lead to birth defects but swine flu vaccine is unlikely to be one of them. Researchers were able to determine this after comparing children exposed and not exposed to the vaccine in Sweden.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2016
GSK's experimental vaccine against shingles, named Shingrix, is proving to be effective in testing. In addition to providing highly effective protection, its effect also lasts longer compared with available vaccines.
Medicine September 15, 2016
Since 2006, Americans have been receiving better protection against chickenpox via a two-dose vaccination program. According to the CDC, this has led to a further drop in cases since a vaccine against the disease was introduced.
Public Health September 3, 2016
Epidemiologist Donald Ainslie Henderson, credited for vanquishing smallpox around the world, has passed away at age 87. Henderson's international war against the virus has saved millions of lives.
Medicine August 21, 2016
Researchers found a potential vaccine that can prevent chlamydia infection. Untreated cases of the sexually transmitted infection is known to cause infertility and blindness.
Public Health July 19, 2016
The FDA has expanded the use of Pfizer's pneumonia vaccine Prevnar. It can now be used by infants, young children and adults between 18 and 49 years old.
Medicine July 12, 2016
A new type of programmable vaccine has been found to be 100 percent effective against influenza, Ebola and other parasites in mice. The vaccine's unique process can revolutionize the way vaccines are deployed during outbreaks.
Medicine July 4, 2016
Researchers analyzed Google Trends data to study chickenpox incidence worldwide and the impact of the chickenpox vaccine. Countries with mandated immunization appeared to have lost their seasonal epidemics.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2016
Is the world on the brink of a yellow fever epidemic? The WHO announced that outbreaks in Angola, Congo and Uganda are now under control, but urged vigilance in case the disease turns into a global emergency.
Public Health May 12, 2016
Sanaria Inc.'s experimental malaria vaccine PfSPZ protects half of the study participants who tried it for at least a year. To date, this is the longest duration of malaria protection from an experimental vaccine.
Public Health May 10, 2016
A single injection of antibody was able to provide protection for monkeys against an HIV-like virus. The study brings hope that someday, antibodies may be used to prevent the disease.
Medicine April 28, 2016
Because of the lack of proper health and medical care systems in India, more than 1 million children who are 5 years old and below die each year. The country registers the highest mortality rate in a 15-nation list.
Public Health April 27, 2016
Yuba River Charter School in Nevada County, California has shut down to curb the spread of measles that an unvaccinated child might have been infected with.
Life March 31, 2016