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Indian vaccine to save 250 million lives in Africa


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Accra (Ghana), March 1 (IANS) A new India-made vaccine against meningitis is to be administered to nearly 250 million children and adults in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a joint campaign ... Read more...

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‘Watchful waiting’ appropriate treatment for many kids with ear infections


December 18th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have said that for many children suffering from acute otitis media, the most appropriate treatment is "watchful waiting" instead of using antibiotics immediately.Currently, watchful ... Read more...

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New affordable vaccine offers hope in fight against meningitis


November 10th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A new vaccine has been developed, which promises to give its receivers protection against the meningococcal bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.MenAfriVac is the first affordable and effective weapon against killer ... Read more...

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Hib vaccine: Are press releases telling whole truth?


April 15th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, April 15 (IANS) Is the Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B) vaccine that India is considering for routine immunisation really effective and should it be introduced in developing countries? The ... Read more...

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Bharat Biotech vaccine doses touch one-billion mark


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Leading vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech Wednesday delivered its billionth vaccine dose and announced to invest Rs.250 crore in two years to carry forward clinical trials in different ... Read more...

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Child groups to observe Nov 2 as World Pneumonia Day


October 21st, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) A coalition of over 50 child health organisations from across the world will observe Nov 2 as the first World Pneumonia Day. Two million children under five ... Read more...

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Universal flu vaccine edging closer to reality


April 28th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) An influenza vaccine that protects against death and serious complications from different strains of flu is edging closer to reality. "This is a significant first step in developing a ... Read more...

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Universal influenza vaccine comes closer to reality


April 28th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers from Saint Louis University have come a step closer to developing universal flu vaccine that would offer protection against different strains of influenza.Currently drug companies manufacture a ... Read more...

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Pneumonia vaccine useless, increases asthma risk: WHO


September 7th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Raising questions over India's decision to include a new pneumonia vaccine in the national immunisation programme, a report in a WHO bulletin has said the vaccine has ... Read more...

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New meningitis vaccine for infants shows promise


November 17th, 2007 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A new vaccine, Menveo, has shown promise in clinical trials, which might help protect infants against four types of meningitis.A study carried out on the new vaccine, which ... Read more...

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