Salmonella-based shots hold promise against fatal diseases

June 30th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) A powerful new class of vaccines, derived from Salmonella, holds great promise in fighting fatal diseases like hepatitis B, cholera, typhoid, AIDS and pneumonia. Qingke Kong ... Read more...

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Oral vaccines are ‘alternative to jab’

February 11th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has found that oral vaccines could be used to immunise individuals against a wide range of diseases.The research found that salivary glands are able to ... Read more...

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U.S. apologizes for 1940s STD experiment in Guatemala

October 2nd, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Friday apologized to Guatemala for conducting a scientific study in the 1940s in the Central American country that involved infecting people with sexually ... Read more...

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Humanized mice paves way for better typhoid fever treatment

September 23rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): New experiments in mice might reveal valuable clues for better treatment of typhoid fever in humans, says a new study.A new model based on transplanting human immune stem ... Read more...

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Encephalitis vaccination campaign hampered by shortage of vaccine in Uttar Pradesh

June 3rd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), June 3 (ANI): With the vaccination programme not successfully completed in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District, the children here are under the threat of Japanese Encephalitis this year.The inoculation drive ... Read more...

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FACTSHEETS - Smallpox: in detail

March 25th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The following is a factsheet, as provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), on smallpox. On Thursday, the WHO said it is investigating four suspected cases of smallpox ... Read more...

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South Korea to vaccinate people against swine flu

December 2nd, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korean health authorities plan to vaccinate nearly 40 percent of the country's population against the influenza A (H1N1) virus, WAM news agency reported Wednesday. The vaccination will be ... Read more...

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Afghanistan losing fight against swine flu, says health minister

November 11th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.11 (ANI): Afghanistan appears to be losing the fight against swine flu, as many parts of the country remain fairly unsanitary.Kabul, which currently is the center of Afghanistan's H1N1 outbreak, ... Read more...

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Kissing spreads bugs that protect pregnancy

October 31st, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Kissing was created to spread germs which build up immunity to illness, believe scientists.The loved-up gesture allows a bug, which is dangerous in pregnancy, to be passed from ... Read more...

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Here’s why pandemic flu vaccine programs fail more often than not

October 31st, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Public can incorrectly link pandemic vaccination campaigns with coincidental and unrelated health events with the vaccines, thus undermining the effectiveness of such programmes, concludes a new study.Authored by ... Read more...

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No “serious adverse reaction” from China-made swine flu vaccine: Health Minister

September 28th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep 28(ANI): Chinese Health Minister Chen Zhu has said that no "serious adverse reaction" has been reported from people being immunized with the China-made A/H1N1 flu vaccine.Zhu's comments follow reports ... Read more...

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About 39,000 given swine flu vaccine shots in China

September 23rd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 23 (Xinhua) In their bid to control the fast spreading swine flu epidemic, authorities in China have so far administered H1N1 vaccine shots to more than 39,000 people, an epidemic ... Read more...

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Soon, single shot to protect against rabies

September 19th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): A single shot of vaccine might soon be efficient enough to provide protection against rabies, say researchers.The team led by Dr James McGettigan, assistant professor of Microbiology and ... Read more...

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China becomes first country to be ready with H1N1 vaccine

September 9th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep. 9 (ANI): With the release of first batch of the H1N1 vaccine, the Chinese Health Ministry has announced the country's vaccination plan against the influenza pandemic.China has become the first ... Read more...

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China’s H1N1 cases will double to 10,000 soon, says expert

September 7th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep. 7 (ANI): With the surfacing of 100 new H1N1 cases since Friday, Chinese health experts have warned that the total cases nationwide will soon double to 10,000, as the peak ... Read more...

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Dried fish can boost taste of low-salt foods

September 6th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): For health conscious people who turn to low-salt foods adding dried bonito flakes made from fish may accentuate the salty taste of products, according to a new study.Low ... Read more...

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Police asked to protect woman who feeds stray dogs

August 12th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked police to provide protection to a woman lawyer who was assaulted by some residents for tending stray dogs in the capital. ... Read more...

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Antibodies in blood may help prevent Alzheimer’s

July 7th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Stanford University Medical Centre scientists have identified certain antibodies in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy people that may help prevent Alzheimer's disease.They say that the levels ... Read more...

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Smoking ciggies may alter immune response in COPD exacerbations

April 7th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Smoking cigarettes is not the only risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it may also change the body's immune responses to bacteria that commonly cause exacerbations ... Read more...

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$635 million effort to wipe out polio in India, Pakistan

January 22nd, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) An international effort spearheaded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $635 million towards eradicating the crippling polio disease with focus on India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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DNA-based vaccine against West Nile virus on the anvil

November 4th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig are developing a DNA-based vaccine against the dreaded West Nile virus (WNV), which can ... Read more...

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Now, novel vaccine to protect against all four strains of dengue virus

July 23rd, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 23 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists at Maryland and South Carolina have come up with a novel four-component vaccine that has shown success against all four strains ... Read more...

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