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Japan reports new mad cow disease strain

Japan recently reported its eighth new case of mad cow disease and raised the concern that it may be seeing a new strain of the disease. Read More »

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No connection found between vaccinations and Japanese deaths

A Japanese health ministry panel of experts has found no direct connection between vaccines made by Sanofi-Aventis SA and Pfizer Inc. and the deaths of four children, though further safety checks of the vaccine manufacturers will be required. Read More »

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Japan suspends use of two vaccines

Japan has suspended the use of two vaccines made by Pfizer, Inc., and Sanofi-Aventis as it investigates the deaths of four children that have been linked to the drugs. Read More »

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Mosquitoes turned ‘flying vaccinators’ unlikely to bite anytime soon

Experts in Japan developed a mosquito that spreads vaccine rather than disease when it bites humans, it emerged March 19. Read More »

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‘Painless’ vaccine needle invented in Japan

Kanji Takada, a professor of pharmacokinetics, has developed a round vaccine “chip” measuring 1.5 centimeters in diameter that contains as many as 300 micro needles. Read More »

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New inhaled drug protects from flu in 1 dose

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