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Chinese Drug Company Falsified Records, Distributed Thousands Of Faulty Vaccines For Children

Two vaccines produced by Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology, one of China's largest vaccine manufacturers, have been found defective. Some of the vaccines are already on the market and have been administered to Chinese children.

Medicine July 24, 2018

Child Visiting US May Have Spread Measles: These Are The Public Places The Youngster Visited

A visiting foreign minor was confirmed to have contracted measles during a stay with the host family in Snohomish County in Washington state. Local health officials released the list of public places visited by the sick child.

Public Health July 9, 2018

‘Mosaic’ HIV Vaccine Shows Promise In First Human Trial

An experimental HIV vaccine showed promise of protecting healthy adults from contracting the deadly virus that killed millions of people in the past years. The drug showed it could boost the immune responses against HIV.

Medicine July 7, 2018

US Metropolitan Areas See Increase In Anti-Vaccine Hotspots

Researchers noted an increasing anti-vaccine movement based on non-medical exemptions or philosophical beliefs across the metropolitan areas in the United States. The researchers argued that unvaccinated children create a higher risk for outbreaks to happen.

Public Health June 13, 2018

Buffalo Wild Wings In Warren, Michigan Cleared After Employee Confirmed Hepatitis A

The Buffalo Wild Wings branch in Warren, Michigan has now reopened after being closed due to an employee getting Hepatitis A. The restaurant had submitted to investigations to ensure it was safe to open its doors again.

Public Health April 18, 2018

Peanut Allergy Vaccine Turns Off Allergic Reactions By Redirecting Immune Response

An experimental nasal mist vaccine protected allergic mice from reactions, such as breathing problems and itchy skin, due to exposure to peanuts. The treatment works even if the allergy is already established.

Public Health April 12, 2018

NIAID Plans To Develop A Universal Influenza Vaccine

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

Orlando Doctor Arrested For Vaccine Fraud: 500 Children At Risk Due To Unsterile, Partial Vaccines

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

HPV Vaccination Rates Among American Teens Still Low: Why It’s Important To Get The Vaccine

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

Experimental Cancer Vaccine Wiped Out All Tumors In Mice: Human Trials Up Next

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

WHO Prequalifies Affordable Typhoid Vaccine For Infants By Bharat Biotech

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 Philippines Allegedly Ignored Expert Advice Before Rolling Out Controversial Dengue Vaccine Program

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

CDC Panel Recommends GSK's New Shingles Vaccine Shingrix

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

Mother Who Was Ordered To Vaccinate Her Child Didn’t Comply, And Now She’s Going To Jail

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

Mom Could Go To Jail For Refusing To Vaccinate Son

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

‘Unacceptable Tragedy’: Measles Claims 35 Child Lives In Europe

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

Vaccine Fuels Hope In The Tough Fight Against Gonorrhea

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

Cholesterol-Lowering Vaccine May Help Prevent Heart Attacks

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

New Ebola Outbreak In Congo: Can Vaccines Prevent An Epidemic?

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

Yellow Fever Vaccine In US To Run Out By Midsummer: CDC

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

Health Experts Eye 3rd Vaccine Dose Against Mumps Amid Outbreaks In Texas, Other US States

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

HPV Vaccine Safe For Pregnant Women, Study Finds

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

Measles Outbreak In Europe: More Than 500 Infected By Contagious Virus Amid Declining Vaccination Rates

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

New Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Half A Million Children Annually

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

Zika-Like Yellow Fever Raises Concern Despite Availability Of Vaccine: Here's Why

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

New DNA Vaccine Designed To Boost Immunity And Fight Off Tumors

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

How Effective Is The Flu Vaccine? Number Of Cases Continues To Rise

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

Therapeutic Vaccine Strategy May Be 'Functional Cure' For HIV Patients

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

Scientists Working On Better Flu Vaccine For Dogs

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

Robert De Niro, RFK Jr Offering $100000: You Have To Prove Vaccines Are Safe

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

Mumps Outbreak Hits Washington, Nearly 300 Cases Reported

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

Flu Shots For Dogs: Scientists Develop Vaccines Against Canine Influenza

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

Watch Out For Cold Spells! You’re Likelier To Catch The Flu After Outdoor Temperature Suddenly Drops

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

Fake News 'Vaccine' May Help Provide Immunity Against Misinformation Spreading On Facebook

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

Pakistani City Launches New Anti-Polio Drive As Rare Strain Surfaces

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

Ebola Vaccine rVSV-EBOV Gives 100 Percent Protection But Comes With Flaws: What Are Its Side Effects?

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

New Ebola Vaccine Offers Up To 100 Percent Protection Against Deadly Virus

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

Measles Complication That Can Occur Years After Infection Kills More Than Previously Thought

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

H1N1 ‘Swine Flu’ Vaccine Unlikely To Cause Increased Risks Of Birth Defects

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

New Shingles Vaccine Proving To Be Effective In Testing: Protection Still Provided After 4 Years

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

Chickenpox Cases In The US Down Since 2-Dose Vaccine Program Began

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

Smallpox Epidemiologist Donald Ainslie Henderson Dies At 87

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 Develop Potential Vaccine For STI Chlamydia

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

FDA Expands Use Of Pfizer Pneumonia Vaccine Prevnar

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

Programmable RNA Vaccines Fight Against Influenza, Ebola In Mice

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

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