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Promising: Personalized Vaccine for Most Lethal Type of Brain Tumor

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Photo: Brain tumor [18/12/2013] Patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treated with an experimental vaccine made from the patient's own resected tumor tissue showed an improved survival compared with historical patients who received the standard of care alone, according to an analysis of a phase 2 trial of this vaccine.Promising: Personalized Vaccine for Most Lethal Type of Brain Tumor - Read more

Immune System: Could a Vaccine Help Ward off MS?

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Photo: Vaccine doses [09/12/2013] A vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis in other parts of the world may help prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who show the beginning signs of the disease, according to a new study.Immune System: Could a Vaccine Help Ward off MS? - Read more

New Method: Stabilizing Hemoglobin Could Lead to Stable Vaccines, Artificial Blood

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Photo: Hemoglobin molecule surrounded by polymer chain [04/12/2013] A research team has found a way to stabilize hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier protein in the blood, a discovery that could lead to the development of stable vaccines and affordable artificial blood substitutes.New Method: Stabilizing Hemoglobin Could Lead to Stable Vaccines, Artificial Blood - Read more

Influenza A: Lessons Four Years After the Public Alarm

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Photo: Boy with mask [25/11/2013] Paediatrician Eider Oñate analyzed how the H1N1 virus affected the paediatric population in Gipuzkoa in 2009.Influenza A: Lessons Four Years After the Public Alarm - Read more

Cervical Cancer: Leadership Void Slows Efforts

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Photo: Kentucky [13/11/2013] Indiana University public health researchers found that the opportunity for significant progress in addressing cervical cancer is being squandered -- not because of a lack of money, but because of a void of leadership and organization at the state levels.Cervical Cancer: Leadership Void Slows Efforts - Read more

HPV Vaccine: One Dose May Be Enough to Prevent Cervical Cancer

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Photo: Syringe [04/11/2013] Women vaccinated with one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine had antibodies against the viruses that remained stable in their blood for four years, suggesting that a single dose of vaccine may be sufficient to generate long-term immune responses and protection against new HPV infections, and ultimately cervical cancer, according to a new study.HPV Vaccine: One Dose May Be Enough to Prevent Cervical Cancer - Read more

Flu Shot: Halve Risk Of Heart Attack or Stroke

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Photo: Vaccine [23/10/2013] The flu vaccine may not only ward off serious complications from influenza, it may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by more than 50 per cent among those who have had a heart attack, according to new research led by Dr. Jacob Udell, a cardiologist at Women's College Hospital and clinician-scientist at the University of Toronto. Flu Shot: Halve Risk Of Heart Attack or Stroke - Read more

Pertussis: Teen Vaccinations

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Photo: Child with doctor [21/10/2013] Widespread vaccination of adolescents for pertussis was associated with lower rates of infant hospitalizations for the respiratory infection than would have been expected had teens not been inoculated according to new research.Pertussis: Teen Vaccinations - Read more

Immunization: No Serious Adverse Reactions to HPV Vaccination

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Photo: Girl vaccinated [17/10/2013] Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and their Danish colleagues have monitored HPV-vaccinated girls via patient data registries. Their results show no significant increase of the examined diseases in the vaccinated girls relative to their unvaccinated peers.Immunization: No Serious Adverse Reactions to HPV Vaccination - Read more

Online Health Tools: Well-child Visits More Likely

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Photo: Mother, child and doctor [14/10/2013] Young children whose parents used an integrated personal health record were more likely to attend six or more of the nationally recommended well-child care visits by 15 months of age, according to a Kaiser Permanente study.Online Health Tools: Well-child Visits More Likely - Read more

AIDS: New Vaccine Candidate Developed

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Photo: AIDS [12/09/2013] An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus from the body. AIDS: New Vaccine Candidate Developed - Read more

Vaccination: Combating Food Allergies with Viruses

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Photo: Intestinal Mucosa [01/08/2013] Researchers of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have succeeded in preventing food allergy against chicken protein using a modified vaccine virus.Vaccination: Combating Food Allergies with Viruses - Read more

Vaccines: New Design Combines Existing Technologies

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Photo: Samples [31/07/2013] A new method of vaccine design, called the Multiple Antigen Presentation System (MAPS), may result in vaccines that bring together the benefits of whole-cell and acellular or defined subunit vaccination.Vaccines: New Design Combines Existing Technologies - Read more

Public Health: Electronic Records Support Immunization

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Photo: Folder [22/07/2013] The structured, timely sharing of records enables more accurate care and more cohesive data for informing public health policy.Public Health: Electronic Records Support Immunization - Read more

World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2013

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Photo: Three Monkeys [22/07/2013] „Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil” – this is a Buddhist maxim that is symbolized by the widely known image of the Three Wise Monkeys. While it means being good in Asia, it expresses the ignorance towards bad things in the western world.World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2013 - Read more

Flu: Prior Exposure Dictates Future Immunity

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Photo: Researcher [16/07/2013] A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has determined that it might be possible to stimulate the immune system against multiple strains of influenza virus.Flu: Prior Exposure Dictates Future Immunity - Read more

Children: Vaccination Protects Older Adults

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Photo: Vaccinating [12/07/2013] Children who receive a vaccine to prevent blood and ear infections, appear to be reducing the spread of pneumonia to the rest of the population, especially their grandparents and other older adults.Children: Vaccination Protects Older Adults - Read more

Infections: Malaria's Deadly Grip Revealed

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Photo: Blood [07/06/2013] Researchers have identified how malaria parasites growing inside red blood cells stick to the sides of blood vessels in severe cases of malaria. The discovery may advance the development of vaccines or drugs to combat severe malaria by stopping the parasites attaching to blood vessels.Infections: Malaria's Deadly Grip Revealed - Read more

Flu: School-located Vaccination Programs

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Photo: Vaccination [07/06/2013] Offering flu vaccines at elementary schools could expand vaccination rates and reduce costs, according to a new study.Flu: School-located Vaccination Programs - Read more

Infection: Strategy to Help Vaccines Outsmart HIV

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Photo: HIV [28/05/2013] A new discovery at Oregon Health & Science University highlights an ingenious method to ensure the body effectively reacts when infected with the highly evasive HIV virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).Infection: Strategy to Help Vaccines Outsmart HIV - Read more

Diarrhea: Results in Developing Oral Vaccin

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Photo: Child with diarrhea [22/05/2013] The University of Gothenburg Vaccine Research Institute (GUVAX) announces successful results in a placebo controlled phase I study of an oral, inactivated Escherichia coli diarrhea vaccine.Diarrhea: Results in Developing Oral Vaccin - Read more

Infection: Leading Explanations for Whooping Cough's Resurgence

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Photo: Girl and doctor [21/05/2013] Whooping cough has exploded in the United States and some other developed countries in recent decades, and many experts suspect ineffective childhood vaccines for the alarming resurgence.Infection: Leading Explanations for Whooping Cough's Resurgence - Read more

World Malaria Day - 04/25/2013

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Photo: World Malaria Day logo 2013 [19/04/2013] About 219 million people around the world suffer from malaria; nearly one million of them die from it annually. Almost 90 percent of the victims are children under 5 years of age. For this reason, each year at April 25th the progress in the fight against malaria is highlighted.World Malaria Day - 04/25/2013 - Read more

Dengue: Global Burden Is Triple Current Estimates

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Photo: Globe and stethoscope [09/04/2013] The global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization, according to a multinational study.Dengue: Global Burden Is Triple Current Estimates - Read more

Immune System: The Fates of Individual T Cells

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Photo: Immune cell [21/03/2013] By charting the differing fates of individual T cells, researchers have shown that previously unpredictable aspects of the adaptive immune response can be effectively modeled.Immune System: The Fates of Individual T Cells - Read more

HPV: Parents Won’t Vaccinate Their Daughters

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Photo: Teen at the doctor [18/03/2013] A rising percentage of parents say they won’t have their teen daughters vaccinated to protect against the human papilloma virus, even though physicians are increasingly recommending adolescent vaccinations, a study by Mayo Clinic and others shows.HPV: Parents Won’t Vaccinate Their Daughters - Read more

Rotavirus: Vaccinating Children Protects Adults

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Photo: Vaccination [24/01/2013] Pediatric rotavirus vaccination also indirectly protects unvaccinated adults from the highly contagious cause of severe diarrhea and vomiting, suggests a new study. The findings suggest pediatric immunization against the virus may be more cost effective than previously thought, given rotavirus-related health care costs among adults.Rotavirus: Vaccinating Children Protects Adults - Read more

Influenza: Pandemic Vaccine No Danger to Unborn

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Photo: Pregnancy [17/01/2013] Pregnant women who were vaccinated against pandemic influenza in 2009 were not at increased risk of experiencing fetal death. However, pregnant women who contracted influenza had an increased risk of fetal death.Influenza: Pandemic Vaccine No Danger to Unborn - Read more

Vaccination: Why Americans Rather Risk Flu Infection

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Photo: Flu risk [15/01/2013] With 41 states having reported widespread and severe outbreaks of flu this season, timely new research sheds light on why less than half of the American population has gotten a flu shot.Vaccination: Why Americans Rather Risk Flu Infection - Read more

USA: Children’s Flu Vaccination Rates Are Low

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Photo: Vaccination [14/01/2013] This year's flu season is in full swing with 41 states now reporting widespread illness. Unfortunately, not enough children are getting the flu shot even though health officials recommend that all children 6 months and older get the vaccine.USA: Children’s Flu Vaccination Rates Are Low - Read more

Influenza: College Students Report Low Vaccination Rate

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Photo: Vaccination [04/12/2012] College football and basketball games may provide more than a way for students to show school spirit – they could help prevent the flu, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.Influenza: College Students Report Low Vaccination Rate - Read more

USA: Medical Exemptions from School Vaccination Requirements

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[30/08/2012] In states where medical exemptions from vaccination requirements for kindergarten students are easier to get, exemption rates are higher, potentially compromising herd immunity and posing a threat to children and others who truly should not be immunized because of underlying conditions, according to a study.USA: Medical Exemptions from School Vaccination Requirements - Read more

HPV Vaccine: Reducing Infection

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[09/07/2012] The HPV vaccine not only has resulted in a decrease in human papillomavirus infection in immunized teens but also in teens who were not immunized. The study lead by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is believed to be the first to show a substantial decrease in HPV infection in a community setting as well as herd.HPV Vaccine: Reducing Infection - Read more

Breast Cancer: Hybrid Vaccine Can Prevent Recurrence

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[21/05/2012] A breast cancer vaccine already shown to elicit a powerful immune response in women with varying levels of HER2 expression has the ability to improve recurrence rates and is well tolerated in an adjuvant setting, according to new research from The University of Texas.Breast Cancer: Hybrid Vaccine Can Prevent Recurrence - Read more

The Slightly Different Kind of Flu: Pneumonia as reflected in modern medicine

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[02/04/2012] Pneumonia is a classic among infectious diseases. Hippocrates already described an illness whose symptoms included coughing followed by pneumonia but today would more resemble an influenza virus. Sir William Osler, considered to be the father of modern medicine, characterized it as “Captain of the Men of Death“ at the start of the 20th century. And what about today?The Slightly Different Kind of Flu: Pneumonia as reflected in modern medicine - Read more

Severe Flu: Cause of Lung Injury

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[02/03/2012] While some scientists report engineering a super virulent strain of the H5N1 influenza virus, which could potentially wipe out a significant percentage of the human population, another group of researchers from the United Kingdom now reports a discovery that may one day help mitigate the deadly effects of all flu strains.Severe Flu: Cause of Lung Injury - Read more

Vaccine: Polio Still a Threat to Public Health

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[09/11/2011] Health professionals and researchers across the globe believe they are on the verge of eradicating polio, a devastating virus which can lead to paralysis and death. Despite successful eradication in most countries, there are still four countries where the virus is considered endemic — and many more in which the virus still lurks.Vaccine: Polio Still a Threat to Public Health - Read more

Stepped-up: Vaccine Series for Hepatitis B during Pregnancy

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[30/06/2011] A new study conducted by a team of researchers of medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), sheds light on a possible new approach to treat the bone marrow disease known as myelofibrosis by inhibiting an enzyme that connects extracellular fibers. Stepped-up: Vaccine Series for Hepatitis B during Pregnancy - Read more

New Immunization Campaigns: Fall in Cases of Meningitis A in Africa After Vaccine Introduction

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[09/06/2011] Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger report the lowest number of confirmed meningitis A cases ever recorded during an epidemic season this year following the successful introduction of a new vaccine that could eliminate the primary cause of the deadly disease from Africa's meningitis belt, announced the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) today. New Immunization Campaigns: Fall in Cases of Meningitis A in Africa After Vaccine Introduction - Read more

Children With Inherited Disorder: Immunisation Not Linked to Increased Hospitalisation

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[11/04/2011] Children with inborn errors of metabolism received vaccines on the same immunization schedule as did healthy infants, according to Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center scientists. In addition, immunization was not associated with significant increases in emergency room visits or hospitalizations during the month following vaccination, according to Doctor Nicola Klein, lead author of the study. Children With Inherited Disorder: Immunisation Not Linked to Increased Hospitalisation - Read more

Research: Maybe New and Improved Vaccines

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[15/03/2011] Alum is an adjuvant (immune booster) used in many common vaccines, and researchers from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine have now discovered how it works. The new findings will help the medical community produce more effective vaccines and may open the doors for creating new vaccines for diseases such as HIV or tuberculosis. Research: Maybe New and Improved Vaccines - Read more

Malaria: A New Vaccine Strategy?

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[21/12/2010] There is no efficient vaccine against malaria, although nasal and oral vaccination seems to be the most promising and suitable solution in countries where the parasite Plasmodium, which causes the disease, is rife. Malaria: A New Vaccine Strategy? - Read more

Breast Cancer: Scientists Discover Potential Strategy to Improve Vaccines

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[15/12/2010] The promise of vaccines targeted against various types of cancer has raised the hopes of patients and their families. The reality, however, is that these promising treatments are difficult to develop. Breast Cancer: Scientists Discover Potential Strategy to Improve Vaccines - Read more

Rapid Test: “Strep Can Be Found All Over the World“

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[08/09/2010] They cannot be seen with the naked eye and yet we are surrounded by them every day: Germs like strep can make us sick – urinary tract infections, tonsillitis or meningitis – and without antibiotics you can often not tackle them. Scientists have tried for many years to find effective vaccines against these germs. Rapid Test: “Strep Can Be Found All Over the World“ - Read more

Mumps: Vaccine Coverage Should Be Improved

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[27/08/2010] Although immunity to mumps is high in the United States, mumps vaccine coverage must be maintained and improved to prevent future outbreaks.Mumps: Vaccine Coverage Should Be Improved - Read more

New Study: Genetic Differences Make Some People Susceptible to Meningitis

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[10/08/2010] The research is the largest ever genetic study of meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal bacteria. It suggests that people who develop these diseases have innate differences in their natural defences that leave them unable to attack meningococcal bacteria successfully. New Study: Genetic Differences Make Some People Susceptible to Meningitis - Read more

Patients: Cancer does not stand a chance – the promise of Immunotherapy

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[01/06/2010] Reduced to its essence, cancer can be described this way: Several body cells degenerate and begin an uncontrolled growth inside the body. If this was a virus, our immune system would kick into high gear to fight the threat. Patients: Cancer does not stand a chance – the promise of Immunotherapy - Read more

'Flying Vaccinator': Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Against Malaria

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Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Against Malaria [01/05/2010] Mosquitoes transmit infectious diseases to millions of people every year, including malaria. New research reveals that mosquito genetic engineering may turn the transmitter into a natural 'flying vaccinator'.'Flying Vaccinator': Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Against Malaria - Read more

Nanotechnology: Vaccine Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

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[09/04/2010] Using a nanotechnology-based "vaccine," researchers were able to successfully cure mice with type 1 diabetes and slow the onset of the disease in mice at risk for the disease.Nanotechnology: Vaccine Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice - Read more

HIV Infected: New Vaccine to Prevent Tuberculosis

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[01/02/2010] Investigators have reported results of a clinical trial showing that a new vaccine against tuberculosis is effective in preventing tuberculosis (TB) in people with HIV infection.HIV Infected: New Vaccine to Prevent Tuberculosis - Read more

Flu: Mandatory Vaccinations for Hospital Employees

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[10/09/2009] Even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommends that all healthcare workers receive seasonal flu shots, only about 40 percent do so. Now some infectious diseases experts and hospitals say flu shots should be mandatory. Flu: Mandatory Vaccinations for Hospital Employees - Read more

Swine Flu Vaccination: „We Do Not Expect Heavy Side-Effects“

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[10/08/2009] More and more people contract the swine flu virus every day. In Germany, over 9000 patients have been registered until now. Thus, over 25 million Germans are supposed to be vaccinated this autumn. However, critics worry about potential side-effects. Swine Flu Vaccination: „We Do Not Expect Heavy Side-Effects“ - Read more

Vaccination: The Controversial Prick (Part 1)

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[15/05/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de The opinions regarding vaccinations are very different: They cover a wide spectrum reaching from people totally opposing vaccines to those advocating it in any situation. However, who is right? A guideline could be true to the motto: As much as necessary, as little as possible.Vaccination: The Controversial Prick (Part 1) - Read more

Diseases: Out of Sight, out of Mind

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[01/02/2009] Diseases from long ago are slowly disappearing from our minds. Wrongly, however, as only one deadly disease, smallpox, has been eradicated throughout the world. Diseases: Out of Sight, out of Mind - Read more

Disease Control: „In Long Years of Detail Work“

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„In Long Years of Detail Work“ [01/02/2009] Just as Don Quixote tilts at windmills, so do countries, health organisations, epidemiologists and physicians fight against tiny disease agents. The noble aim: eradicating the pathogens and making them sink into oblivion. They succeed only in the rarest of cases.Disease Control: „In Long Years of Detail Work“ - Read more

 
 

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