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ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...d, pasteurized, gamma immune globulin, obtained by immunization of rabbits with human thymocytes, which contains cytotoxic antibodies expressed on human T-lymphocytes. Steroids have been considered a key component of liver transplant treatment, even though they are associated with adverse side effects. When a pat...

Babies Need Vaccination

....The new recommendation is listed in the childhood immunization schedule for 2002, prepared by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.It is a minor change from the group's list...

Problematic Use of smallpox vaccine

...ken into account, including the benefits of a mass immunization campaign, eliminating the threat of smallpox as a bioterrorist weapon, and the disadvantages, which include the vaccine's side effects. Scientists are working to develop newer and safer vaccines, but that takes time....

The importance of vaccines

...s. They also believe a fruitful effect from better immunization of children in poor countries could be less terrorism. Despair for one's lost children is a powerful tool to recruit new terrorists or to appeal to those who are discontent with their government....

Efficacy Of Meningitis C Vaccine

...arches say, with this data, an alternative routine immunization schedule should be considered to ensure high levels of protection.,...

New Inhalation Anthrax Vaccine

...osed to a lethal dose of inhalation anthrax, nasal immunization with the powder resulted in an 83-percent to 100-percent survival rate. The results are similar to the protection offered by the injected formula....

The Effectiveness Of The Flu Vaccine For Kids Questioned

...h a sham treatment. In conclusion researchers say immunization of very young children has not shown convincing evidence that vaccines can reduce mortality, hospital admissions, serious complications, and community transmission of influenza hence they say that further study should be done to study the outcomes of...

Drop in Worldwide Measles deaths by 40%

... The WHO strategy seeks to achieve routine measles immunization coverage of at least 90% in every district and to ...of age receives a "second opportunity" for measles immunization through routine services or supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) every three to four years. ...

Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results

...as been a long story of fighting prejudice against immunization of the disease, ignorance in the minority communit... where the virus has been hitting back after every immunization round. A lot of people here believed that polio drops would eventually lead people to impotency, so...

Vaginal Vaccine may prevent periodic infections

...ienced "brief vaginal irritation within one day of immunization or bad transient diarrhea." The investigators conc... confirms the safety of the vaccine itself and the immunization method." According to Elkahwaji, this is the only vaginal vaccine currently being tested for recurr...

Chicken Pox Hospitalizations Are Becoming Less

...ect. Varicella vaccine is recommended for routine immunization of children aged 12 to 18 months and for older susceptible children and adults in the United States, according to background information in the article. Before its licensure in 1995, almost everyone developed chickenpox; thus, incidence approximated ...

Encephalitis Spreads to Nepal

...rict public health chief in Kailali as saying that immunization campaign, along with awareness programmes, was ini...ease. "Due to the free treatment facility and the immunization drive, the impact of the disease in the district has been minimized significantly," he said. Source...

GlaxoSmithKline to Supply United States with 8 Million flu vaccine, Fluarix

...he effects of a pandemic by herd vaccination; herd immunization is achieved by providing vaccination to large population of people and increasing their protection against current strains of flu and helping isolate outbreaks of avian flu....

Health and Human Services stockpiles 20 million bird flu Vaccines

...s about 2 doses of 90 microgram doses to give full immunization protection against flu infection. HHS has given new two contracts for development and production of flu vaccines and drugs as a planning for prevention of any pandemic. It has sanctioned $100 million and $ 2.8 million to Sanofi Pasteur for developm...

Booster dose not required for Hepatitis B Vaccination

...titis B vaccination integrated into their national immunization programs. The researchers conducted their trial in 1212 children’s and 446 Italian Air Force Recruits by vaccinating with Hepatitis B vaccination. They found that 64% of children and 89% of the recruits retained protective concentrations of antibodi...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine To Be Developed In India

...inst Hepatitis B would become part of the national immunization schedule by the next financial year. The minister also reflected upon the need to shift focus towards non-communicable diseases including cancer, diabetes and mental health. The Government is expected to come out with a more effective educational ca...

Programs for development of health in poor countries not effective

...as a priority, and all children should get measles immunization and micronutrients as a matter of course, say the authors. The fight against malaria demands a much larger injection of resources than currently available, and substantial investment is also needed to meet targets on reducing tuberculosis, they arg...

India And China Discuss Import Of Encephalitis Vaccine

...art, the number of years the vaccine would provide immunization and whether it would meet global standards. China’s ability to meet India’s requirement of 12.5 million doses, beginning March to the end of April in 2006, was also part of the talks. With three more casualties being reported during the past 24 hour...

Genetic Disorders, Not Fetal Distress Increase Cerebral Palsy Risk

... it may be possible to prevent cerebral palsy with immunization programs when it's due to infection, or even through genetic engineering when it's due to genetic abnormalities....

‘India China Bhai Bhai’ on health Issus

...nity mortality. For that, we have launched massive immunization programmes and a new innovative plan called ASHA," he said. Plans were there to train around 2.5 lakh 'Accredited Social Health Activists' (ASHA) in all villages to work with rural women and act as a link among beneficiary at village level and Anganw...

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