Researchers synthesize protein of maternal malaria

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have become the first in the world to synthesize the entire protein that is responsible for life-threatening malaria in pregnant women and their unborn children, ScienceDaily reported Feb. 5. Read More »

Novavax, Rovi end flu vaccine development plan

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For obese people, vaccine needle size matters

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Bivalent polio vaccine introduced in Delhi, U.P.

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Infection persists, despite vaccine, analysis finds

A vaccine introduced in 2000 has been highly effective in reducing the number of severe lung, blood and brain infections in infants and children. But at the same time, a serious and sometimes fatal complication has become more common. Read More »

Nearly half of Americans believe H1N1 outbreak is over, poll finds

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More than 1,000 get mumps in New York, New Jersey since August

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H1N1 flu still out there, officials caution


H1N1 flu vaccine safe, California and CDC data show

At the height of fears over H1N1 flu this fall, some vaccination foes claimed it was safer to get illness than to be inoculated against it. Read More »

New York City urges some to get mumps vaccine

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Global Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 cases reach 225

The World Health Organization reported that 225 cases of H1N1 flu with resistance to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) have been found worldwide, and resistant viruses have spread from person to person in several clusters but have not spilled into the community. Read More »

Novavax reports positive data from its VLP vaccine study

Novavax Inc. announced Feb. 9 new data from a clinical study that began in May among healthy adults 18 to 49 years old with Novavax's trivalent seasonal influenza virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine. Read More »

Israel moves to stop delivery of more H1N1 flu vaccines


CDC answers questions about vaccine selection for 2010-11 flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently addressed questions about the vaccine for the 2010-11 flu season on its Web site. Read More »

Preteen vaccine campaign has a Native American spokesperson

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is partnering with the Indian Health Service to launch a campaign informing American Indian and Alaska Native parents about the importance of a preteen medical check-up and preteen vaccines. Read More »

Vaccine firm secures $3 million in funding

A Scottish life science firm has secured an additional $3.1 million in funding to develop new vaccines, BBC News reported. Read More »

Cervarix vaccine approved in Canada

A second vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus, or HPV, has been approved for use in Canada, CBC News reported Feb. 9. Read More »

Voluntary system of H1N1 vaccinations works, research shows

Social interaction between neighbors, work colleagues and other communities and social groups makes voluntary vaccination programs for epidemics such as H1N1 flu, SARS or avian flu a surprisingly effective method of disease control. Read More »

Vaccine not fail-safe in ongoing mumps outbreak

In a recent mumps outbreak occurring in the eastern United States, even some of those who were vaccinated against the infectious illness got sick, health officials report according to HealthDay News. Read More »

Scientists prove hypothesis on the mystery of dengue virus infection

An immunology research institute has validated the long-held and controversial hypothesis that antibodies Read More »