vaccine

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Thimerosal To Return To Vaccines?
Dec 21, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

In a press release from Dec. 17, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the World Health Organization’s recommendation that thimersol, an...

Flu Season Hits Early This Year
Dec 5, 2012 | Jane Huston

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed this week that the flu season has hit the United States early this year. In fact, it’s...

Prevent Flu This Season with Vaccines and Digital Tools
Oct 10, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

With the start of October, flu season has arrived, and the CDC has recommended that everyone six months of age and older get a vaccine before...

Over 100 Egyptian Children Face Mumps Outbreak
Oct 1, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Over 100 children have been affected by a mumps outbreak in Marashda, Egypt, with 43 cases and 70 infections reported. Officials at the ministry of...

Dengue Vaccine Candidate Falls Short in Clinical Trial
Sep 14, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

The full results of a clinical trial testing a potential dengue vaccine were published Tuesday in the Lancet, in a study that both disappointed and...

Ethnic Disparities in Flu Vaccine Coverage
Sep 13, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Vaccine uptake has been a front-page issue over the past year, given the epidemic levels of whooping cough in some U.S. states and the upsurge of...

Lenient Standards Lead to More Medical Exemptions From Vaccines in Kindergartners
Sep 7, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

In states where medical exemptions for school vaccinations are easier to get, exemption rates are higher, according to a new study published late...

FDA Approves 2012-2013 Influenza Vaccine
Aug 15, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Early this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of vaccines for the 2012 – 2013 influenza season. In a post from last...

Potential Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise in Thailand Trial
Jul 31, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur announced Wednesday that its dengue vaccine candidate showed significant success during a study...

Did Scientists Just Discover a Cure for Ebola?
Jun 22, 2012 | Jane Huston

Scientists in Canada announced the successful treatment of Ebola viral infection in monkeys. The encouraging results were published in the journal...

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Kids Against Meningitis
Jun 21, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Federal regulators approved a new vaccine that could prevent bacterial meningitis in young children. Studies show that the combination vaccine,...

Drug-Resistant Whooping Cough in France
Jun 11, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Doctors recently discovered an antibiotic-resistant case of pertussis in an infant in Lyon, France. The child, an 18-day-old, arrived at Hôpital...

Artificial Immune System to Further Vaccine Development
May 23, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Sanofi Pasteur, a prominent vaccine manufacturer, has developed an artificial immune system that can replicate human immune responses to vaccines and...

Whooping Cough Making Headlines Across the Country
May 18, 2012 | Jane Huston

The Washington State Secretary of Health Mary Selecky has declared whooping cough is at epidemic levels and requested federal assistance. Washington...

HPV Vaccine: Controversy and Solution
Mar 28, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

We all remember Michele Bachmann’s insidious comments from last September, in which she insinuated that the HPV vaccine had potential ties to mental...

Meningitis Vaccine Development
Jan 26, 2012 | Gilan Megeed

Following the scare in Kuwait of a possible Meningitis-Neisseria outbreak, news came out of a potential breakthrough in the development of an...

Malaria Vaccine Becoming a Reality?
Oct 25, 2011 | Katharina Schwan

Initial outcomes from a Phase-III trial conducted for a malaria vaccine shows promising results. The vaccine, RTS,S reduced the risk of developing...

September 28 2011: World Rabies Day
Sep 26, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

Each year on Sept. 28 events are held worldwide to raise awareness about the impact of rabies in both humans and animals. Despite rabies being...

Paralyzing Virus Returns to China
Aug 31, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

On Friday night, four children in China’s Xinjiang province were diagnosed with polio, a virus absent from China for over a decade.  The poliovirus...

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Shows Promise
May 18, 2011 | healthmap

A new HIV/AIDS vaccine may be in the works as research at an Oregon University has shown to prevent virus replication in monkeys. Louis Picker, a...