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White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

... the maker of a commonly utilized white blood cell booster that goes by the names Neupogen and Neulasta. Kude... patients who did not receive the white blood cell booster early in treatment developed the fever and low white blood cell levels called febrile neutropenia, c...

Now a Polio Scare for Air Travellers

...ers have been found so far and about 50 were given booster shots at the Department of Human Services offices in Melbourne. Among them was Melbourne man Paul O'Connor, 66, who was terrified of polio as a child. "I remembered the 1950s epidemic in Melbourne and one of our neighbours, a boy that I used to m...

Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers

...d. A weight gain of 100-600 grams is a great moral booster for the mothers. Subasini Panda, one of the workers, says the programme has made a major impact in tackling malnutrition. The whole village is mapped and charts are drawn to indicate the nutritional status of each child as well as the village. Th...

Gardasil Could Be Effective, but Aggressive Marketing Raises Ethical Concerns

...losing efficacy after five years. So if you need a booster shot later, are we really providing the best prote...re the girl even becomes sexually active, and if a booster is needed, but is not given, a woman might assume the first shot is giving her coverage when it is n...

Child Car Seat Danger

...raduate to an adult seatbelt without the use of a booster seat when they are approximately 145cm tall, or a...5 cm tall). Canada and the US are gradually making booster seats mandatory for children less than 145cm tall. Since the introduction of child restraint laws in...

China to Curtail Organ Sale

... sourced from death-row prisoners and, acts as a booster to an existing ban, which prohibits sale of human organs. Organ trade today is a global issue. The backlash of unrelated transplants has resulted in many counties making this form of organ donation illegal. Currently countries like Pakistan and Ch...

Car Sickness for the Little Ones can Be Prevented

... kids to keep their eyes on the horizon. Thanks to booster seats and higher-profile vehicles, many can get a good view something that can minimize queasiness. Avoid rear-facing seats (except for infant car seats) and give the most sensitive children middle-row rather than way-back seats in minivans, station...

New Vaccine to Control Blood Pressure

... It would need a course of just three jabs, with a booster every six months. A booster shot every six months, or even once a year, would keep blood pressure low, the researchers said. P...

Mumps Breaks Out In Canada

...are now debating whether they need to administer a booster shot, as the latest attacks prove that those vaccinated years ago are getting infected once more. Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care confirmed yesterday that the cases, two of which are in Toronto, are linked to the outbreak in Nova S...

'Cocaine' Turns 'Censored' and Remains 'energy Drink'

...mic fireball" drink. The 8.4 fluid ounce energy booster has no actual cocaine in it, but it does contain 280 milligrams of caffeine. The beverage was initially marketed to give a person a "high" coupled with a tingly euphoric feeling within five minutes of drinking it. That initial boost is followed 1...

Stimulating the Ankle Can Help Patients With Overactive Bladder

...during and after the treatments, and an occasional booster stimulation may also be needed following the 12 sessions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that approximately 13 million people in the U.S. suffer from OAB and other forms of incontinence. Overactive bladder affects men and ...

Most Parents in U.S. Not in Favor of HPV Vaccine Mandates

...w that would require boys and girls to get the new booster vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, or Tdap, before entering ninth grade. The survey found that 68 percent of parents support a mandate for the Tdap vaccine, while only 44 percent are in favor of a mandate for the...

Cell Genesys Reports Additional Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of GVAX Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

...continue beyond 18 months, suggesting that ongoing booster administrations of GVAX should be evaluated. Immun...onducted by Johns Hopkins which include a study of booster administrations to patients in the completed Phase 2 trial as well as a second 60-patient Phase 2 tr...

Whooping Cough Spreads from a Massachusetts Hospital

...ks and two months of age. Adults are often given a booster shot of anti-pertussis vaccine when they receive tetanus shots....

Vaccine for Pancreatic Cancer Halts Progression of Disease in Some Patients

... weeks for a total of three doses and were given a booster dose six months later. Four patients demonstrated a stable and continuous presence of antibodies against MUC1 and have no evidence of disease more than three years after the vaccination was completed and close to five years after diagnosis and surger...

Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants

...ve been prevented if they had received a pertussis booster vaccination,” she said. The study, funded by grants from the Institut Pasteur Foundation, Sanofi Pasteur and Sanofi Pasteur-MSD, was conducted over a 20-month period in four countries – Canada, France, Germany and the United States. The researchers...

Teens to Be Lined Up for Vaccination Shots

...rities. Currently, teenagers are offered only a booster jab to the diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccine t...epatitis B and multiple strains of meningitis. A booster against whooping cough that is given to teenagers in France could be used in Britain to prevent youn...

Booster Dose for Chickenpox Vaccine Recommended

...orm of the disease. The study findings encourage a booster dose of the vaccine. In the surveillance data, children vaccinated five or more years earlier were 2.6 times more likely to have a moderate-to-severe breakthrough case of chickenpox than those who had been vaccinated more recently. Lead researc...

Inflammation can Lead to Cancer

...ere is no evidence and no likelihood that periodic booster shots of the immunoglobulin antibody, or even blood transfusions from someone with precancerous tissue could trigger cancer progression in a recipient. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

Nobel Prize and Lifespan

...onferred on a scientist somehow acts like a health booster and prolonged his life. This research was titled "Mortality and Immortality" and published this month. PRI...

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