Vaccine advice outweighs fear of autism, study finds

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WHO official sees promise from India cholera vaccine

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New inhaled drug protects from flu in 1 dose


Medicago, McGill University receive grant to research VLPs

Medicago Inc., and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre have been awarded a $288,000 research grant to study plant-made virus-like particles with a focus on immune response induced. Read More »

Scientists use Olympics to study spread of infectious diseases

As an international crowd of athletes and supporters gathered en masse in Vancouver, some scientists used the Olympics as their virtual test tube to find out how to prevent the outbreak of diseases spread by air travel. Read More »

Egg allergy no bar to flu shot, researchers say


Puerto Rico declares epidemic of dengue fever

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Panacea Biotec signs H1N1 flu vaccine deal

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CDC monitors malaria cases in Haiti

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of several cases of malaria in Haiti since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the country Jan. 12. Read More »

Advisory committee silent on high-dose flu vaccine for elderly

The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices last week heard a report about the high-dose influenza vaccine that was recently approved for people 65 and older but voiced no preference for its use in that age group. Read More »

Coalition for Vaccine Safety calls for congressional hearings

A new coalition is calling for hearings to investigate HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government agencies for what it describes as a failure to fully address issues of vaccine safety. Read More »

Experimental vaccine protects monkeys from chikungunya

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U.S. H1N1 vaccine campaign challenging, speakers say


Patient trials of genital herpes vaccine begin in London

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CDC awards contracts to evaluate effectiveness of H1N1 vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Abt Associates two new contracts to evaluate the effectiveness of the H1N1 vaccine among health care workers and children younger than 18, the company announced March 5. Read More »

Indian H1N1 vaccine to be out mid-May

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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 »

Findings confirm H1N1 flu's toll on pregnant women

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85 million children to be immunized across 19 countries

More than 85 million children under five years old will be immunized against polio in 19 countries across West and Central Africa in a massive cooperation aimed at stopping a year-long polio epidemic the World Health Organization announced. Read More »

Vaccine for asbestos-related cancer shows promise

An investigational vaccine for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma is safe, according to a new study cited in a press release March 4 from the American Thoracic Society. Read More »