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Babies Need Vaccination

...recommended vaccines are: hepatitis B; diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis combined; haemophilus influenza type b; inactivated polio; measles, mumps, rubella combined; chickenpox; and pneumococcal vaccine. Hepatitis A and flu vaccines are recommended for certain at-risk children.McMillan noted that because of ...

When Man Bites Man

...resented with exposed cartilage. Patients received tetanus shots when needed, along with other standard medical care. On average, patients were followed for around four months. Researchers were especially interested in finding out what role infection plays in human bites and how surgical intervention might ...

Common Infections Found To Raise An Individuals Risk Of Having A Heart Attack Or Stroke

...d some had also received the pneumonia vaccine and tetanus shots or had an upper respiratory or urinary tract infection shortly before the heart attack or stroke. Results showed significantly greater risks of having a heart attack or stroke within the first few days of being diagnosed with a respiratory or ...

Tetanus causing toxin has therapeutic properties

...pain have discovered the beneficial effects of the tetanus toxin by isolating a harmless part of the toxin called the carboxy-terminal domain. This part of the toxin stops serotonin from being transported by the synaptic membranes, and thus the membranes cannot interconnect to pass on the neural signals thro...

Measles Break Out In Relief Camps

...ccinations for various diseases including measles, tetanus and polio during the ongoing campaign jointly launched by the region's health department and the United Nations. He said the vaccination drive had been intensified and 250 staff members had been sent to remote mountainous villages. Out of 800,000, h...

Serum Institute Launches New Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine

...d Td-Vac and will combat the deadly diphtheria and tetanus among both adolescents and adults. The new vaccine will replace the existing TT (Tetanus) vaccine, which is normally administered after an injury. Td-Vac is priced at Rs 7.50 whereas the TT vaccine costs Rs.6.50. Revenues of Rs 5-6 crore is expected...

New tetanus-diphtheria combination vaccine launched by Serum Institute of India

A combination vaccine for immunization against tetanus and diphtheria, Td-Vac priced at Rs. 7.50 has been...// . The vaccine is aimed at combating the fatal tetanus and diphtheria (Td) in adolescents and adults. It is much different than the currently existing dual...

Vaccination Schedules Rates among Canadian Kids Dip Low

...pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, polio, and tetanus to be given at two, four, six, and 18 months and one combined dose of measles, mumps and rubella to be given after the completion of a year. All these vaccines should be given to th child by the end of two years. Recently the cost of newer vaccines...

Indonesian Quake Survivors Fall Prey to Tetanus

... workers has started vaccination campaigns against tetanus and measles. The earthquake occurred on May 27 around Yogyakarta which resulted in the death of more than 5,700 people and left tens of thousands homeless. The Indonesian earthquake survivors were mainly poor laborers living under plastic sheets and...

Demand for More Widespread Use of HPV Vaccine

...e said, ‘Seat belts do not cause reckless driving, tetanus shots do not cause children to seek out rusty nails, and hepatitis B vaccination has not altered sexual practices or increased injection-drug abuse in any population.’ Research authors said, ‘Preventive measures do not always lead to high-risk beha...

Exposure to Pollutants Reduce The Effectiveness Of Vaccines In Children

... children who received the standard diphtheria and tetanus vaccines and those who were examined at 18 months, there was a significant negative connection between the prenatal exposure to PCB and antibody concentrations, especially for diphtheria. They explained to have found that the higher the level of PC...

Childhood vaccines may lose their power of long-term protection with exposure to chemical pollutants.

... Among the 119 children who got the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines and examined at 18 months, revealed the greater the PCB exposure level, the antibody body protection lowered to the extent of exposure. The researchers also observed that nearly 21 percent of the seven year olds had antibody levels that were...

New Immunizations for Adults

...accine’s protection wanes over time. Immunities to tetanus and diphtheria wear off, too, which is why doctors advise a Td booster every 10 years. But until now, boosters for adolescents and adults lacked the pertussis vaccine, because the traditional vaccine often caused older people to develop fever and oth...

MMR Vaccines on Its Way to Regain Past Glory

...005. The count of vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus and polio is status quo, at 94%, since five years. Immunizations for whooping cough and Hib did not see too many ups and downs for a decade, staying at 94%. As per the recommendations of The World Health Organization, it is important that atleast 9...

Outbreaks of Whooping Cough Contributed by Vaccine Exemptions

...hildhood vaccination with the combined diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis or the DPT vaccine can prevent whooping cough, the rate of infection in the U.S. has been steadily rising in recent years. According to Dr. Daniel A. Salmon, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Florida College...

Vaccines — Good for Adults to

...ed. Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) or tetanus and diphtheria (Td): Tdap is recommended especially for adults ages 19 to 64 and for those in contact with small children. Measles, mumps and rubella: It’s recommended for adults born after 1956 who weren’t vaccinated as children. Chickenpox: I...

Paucity of Tetanus Vaccine

New Zealand: The supply of tetanus vaccine meant for children below seven is fast depleting, which has sent the Ministry of Health in a tizzy to manage replacements.// The Pharmaceutical Company CSL had stopped the production of the Tet-tox vaccine in July 2006, making the replenish...

Teens to Be Lined Up for Vaccination Shots

... are offered only a booster jab to the diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccine that they receive in childhood. Yet, a decision on whether female teenagers aged 11 and 12 should be immunized against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, is due. Research is also t...

Haryana Declared Neonatal Tetanus-free

Haryana has been declared free of neonatal tetanus by the central government. // State Health Minist...d family welfare ministry, declaring that neonatal tetanus had been eliminated from Haryana. The status has been conferred on the basis of a survey conducted...

Scotland’s Parents Still a Little Wary of MMR Shot

...ent of two-year-olds protected against diphtheria, tetanus and polio, 97.8 per cent given the whooping cough vaccine, 97.6 per cent vaccinated against haemophilus influenza type B and 97 per cent immunized against meningitis C. Conservative health spokeswoman Dr Nanette Milne was reported arguing that t...

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