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Naked DNA Vaccination May Conquer Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

A novel modification of a new technology born of genetic ..engineering, and known as naked DNA vaccination, holds the ..potential of overcoming autoimmune diseases such as multiple ..sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. .. ..The vaccine is currently being ..successfully tested in animals. In multiple sclerosis (MS) and ..rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the body essentially attacks itself, ..causing inf...

Vaccination reminder for anyone over 65..

Experts in the US recommend that everyone over 65 should get a pneumococcus vaccination.As you get older, your immune system may weaken, making you more prone to infection. That's why it may be wise to take a 'flu jab. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in the US also urge people over 65 to have a pneumococcal vaccination.// ....The jab protects you from pneumonia, meningitis, and various other serious...

No vaccination - diabetes link

Common childhood vaccinations, including newer ones such as those for hepatitis B, do not cause children to develop diabetes. The conclusion came from a look at 768 diabetes-free children who were compared to 252 others who had juvenile diabetes. Those who had been vaccinated against hepatitis B, whooping cough, chickenpox and other diseases were no more likely to have developed diabetes than tho...

Babies Need Vaccination

According to doctors, all newborns should be vaccinated against hepatitis B before leaving the hospital to protect against possible disease from infected mothers.Previously, giving the shots in the hospital was recommended only for newborns// whose mothers were known to be infected or whose disease status was unknown.The new recommendation is listed in the childhood immunization schedule for 200...

Vaccination to prevent strokes

A group of French researchers have found that people who have been vaccinated for flu are less likely to suffer a stroke.Researcher Dr Pierre Amarenco, from// Bichat Hospital in Paris, said if the results were confirmed it would mark a "major advance in stroke prevention". ....The theory suggest that they destabilise fatty deposits on the walls of arteries, helping to form clots. Strokes are cau...

Demand for universal flu vaccination

Numerous lives could be saved each year, if only everyone over the age of 60 had a flu jab. According to vaccine experts, Dr. Gregory Poland fe that universal vaccination in three regions// over two flu seasons reduced mortality from the disease by 40 to 50 per cent. Clearly vaccination can be a life-saver, yet take-up rates are still only around 70 per cent. ....Dr Poland proposes some changes...

The Link Between Childhood Vaccinations And Diabetes Questioned

Recent researcher has shown that there is no link between childhood vaccinations and type 1 diabetes.Research conducted // over the past few years has suggested vaccinations that kids get in early childhood to protect them against polio, diphtheria and other diseases might be putting children at higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes. ..Studies have shown countries where childhood vaccination...

Growing trend of delay in completing vaccination schedule

In the recent issue of Journal of American Medical Association, researchers have pointed out that there seems to be a growing// trend in delaying the vaccination schedules of the children resulting in increase in risk of the vaccinated diseases affecting the children. ....According to the latest study, most of the vaccines that need to be completed during the first two years of age in children o...

Myth Of Childhood Vaccinations Linked To Increased Hospitalization Busted

Researchers had shown that the pre-existent belief, of children who had received multiple vaccinations may have to be hospitalized more often for other diseases, is a myth and nothing else. The research report was published in the latest issue of JAMA. ....During the last 2 decades, more vaccinations have become available and routine vaccination schedules// have become increasingly complex, acco...

European Countries To Fund $4 Billion For Vaccination For Poor Children’

International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm) will be providing life saving vaccines for millions of poor children’s around the world with the project costing $4 billion to be funded by the European countries. // c....British finance minister Gordon Brown said the scheme, the International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFF), would save the lives of some five million children over t...

New Vaccination For Smokers To Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking made possible using anti-nicotine vaccine. ..Are you a chain smoker and not able to kick the habit? A new vaccine could help... ..Swiss scientists have developed a vaccine that blocks the pleasure factor in smoking leaving the smoker // with no kick, reports news portal Annanova... ..The anti-nicotine injection, CYT002 - NicQb, patented by Swiss pharmaceutical firm Cytos, works b...

Booster dose not required for Hepatitis B Vaccination

Alessandro Remo Zanetti and his colleagues from Institute of Virology, Italy has found that Initial vaccination with Hepatitis B produces the required concentrations of circulating antibodies in the blood of the patients for long periods//. The researchers have found that the circulating antibodies against Hepatitis B vaccination are present in the blood for at least 10 years after vaccination. R...

MMR Vaccination not linked to Autism

Professor Vittorio Demicheli an Italian epidemiologist as done a systematic review of various studies involving the use of Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.// The study is focused to find out the link between MMR vaccination and autism or bowel disease. As it is believed that use of MMR vaccine shots in children’s may cause Autism. This review looked at studies involving millions of child...

Wrong Vaccination given during surgery in Derbyshire

Paige, was given a wrong vaccine before a surgery in Derbyshire the child was given a vaccine which is supposed to be given during pre-school booster. The booster contained vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio. // ..The parents Natacha and Roger Cockerill of the child was very much angry and upset over the mix up of jab and said, You put your trust in these people and t...

Influenza Vaccination for children with neurological or neuromuscular disease

A new research shows that in Children with neurological or neuromuscular diseases are at increased risk for developing respiratory failure ,if they're hospitalized with influenza.// .. ....The results, which are reported in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association, are based on a study of 745 children who were hospitalized for influenza at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...

Endemic Encephalitis in India can be controlled by early vaccination

A recent report in Nature Medicine had said that the cause of high death tolls and spread of Japanese Encephalitis in India is due to lack of preparedness of Indian Health Officials in forming preventive strategies and early vaccination programs//. The encephalitis infection is spread by transmission of Japanese Encephalitis Virus by mosquitoes which breed in water logged paddy fields in the mons...

Vaccination to fowl in Vietnam reduced the spread of bird flu

In Vietnam some regions are under the possible threat of bird flu infection and some cities are free from bird flu infection. //Bird flu samples collected from the delta regions of Dong Thap and An Giang have been tested negative to the bird flu virus strain. These regions and other regions are free from infection which were the main source of infecting grounds in the last years epidemic was free...

More Polio Vaccination programs Planned for Indonesia

Mass Vaccination to children’s against polio virus is conducted in Indonesia in order to eradicate the Polio infection in Indonesia which has experienced about 290 polio cases in the last six months.// ..The Indonesian officials are planning the third round of vaccination program this month end and they have successfully conducted two mass polio vaccine programs which has provided vaccination to...

Mass Bird flu vaccination to Chinese Poultry

China as started mass vaccination against bird flu to all its poultry birds and wild birds in it's country and as also increased its awareness program to farmers and villagers about the importance of vaccination to poultry // and as asked the villagers to report immediately any doubtful death of birds in their area as it is reported that China has an estimated 14.2 billion birds. ....China has...

Measles Vaccination Drive Intensified In Quake-Hit Pakistan

The UNICEF is intensifying its battle against measles outbreaks in the quake-hit Pakistan as the harsh Himalayan winter is closing in, with plummeting temperatures//... ..Pakistan-administered Kashmir has now seen half a million children vaccinated against the disease, with nearly 200,000 under-five receiving vitamin A supplements as well. An extra dose of oral polio vaccine was also administered...

India's vaccination project gets a boost

to provide five basic vaccines and introduce three new ones..."We will give India the money in two phases. In the first phase, we will provide $40 million and then more than double it in// the second phase," said Dr Julian Lob-Levyt, Secretary, GAVI. ..Addressing a press conference after the conclusion of the 3rd GAVI Partners meet here, Mr Lob-Levyt said India has made a lot of progress in the v...

Vietnam administers Bird flu vaccination to all birds

Vietnam has told the press that it has completed the vaccination for all the poultry across the nation. It has reported that 242 million // poultry were vaccinated across Vietnam. .. According to the department of Animal Health, which comes under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. ..Some of the birds were given a single dose of vaccination whereas others received a booster dose...

Media Plays Crucial Role In Flu Vaccinations

Many parents are going in for vaccinating their children against flu as a result of the extensive coverage the media has given to the influenza virus. This has been revealed by the researchers belonging to the Vanderbilt University// Medical Center, and it has been published by the journal Pediatrics. The coverage of the media is reported to have resulted in increased public awareness, resulting...

Vaccination Schedules Rates among Canadian Kids Dip Low

In a study conducted over 100,000 babies born in urban Ontario and followed over two years, researchers found that only 66 % were up to date on immunizations. //Dr. Astrid Guttmann, lead author of the study by the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) said that the overall visit rates to the doctor were around 19 times in two years. It was later found that the mothers of the kids visit...

Russia Initiates Mass Vaccination Of Poultry To Restrict Bird Flu

Mass vaccination of poultry has been initiated in Russia to contain the spread of the much dreaded bird flu virus. Provinces in Southern Russia, believed to face an increased risk of bird flu // have already been provided with millions of bird flu vaccine. ....The initial focus of the vaccination programme would be targeted at delivery of the bird flu vaccine to farms, located close to ponds and...

Canada Witness Delay in Flu Vaccination Programs

The Public Works and Government Services Canada said that there would be a delay in the initiation of flu vaccination programs this year.// ..The vaccine instead of being launched in the beginning of October would be done so in the month of November. Dr. Sheela Basrur, Ontario's chief medical officer said that all the Canadians will be vaccinated by the beginning of the flu season. Public Works...

Influenza Vaccination For The Elderly

Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System say the federal government could promote flu vaccination to the elderly in a cost-effective manner that would ultimately save lives. They suggest that if the Federal government were to start a Flu vaccination programme, //by direct advertising much in the lines of pharmaceutical companies. .. ..They are hoping to target individuals more than...

Kenya to Launch Measles Vaccination Drive

Kenya's health authorities have declared that they will be launching a mass vaccination drive for Measles this week to curb infant and child deaths. This emergency vaccination// exercise will be set off in 16 districts and aims to protect nearly thousands of children who are between the ages of nine months and five years. ....Nearly 1,600 cases of measles have been reported from all over the co...

Ontario Ranks Highest in Free Bird Flu Vaccination Rates

Following announcement of free flu shots in Ontario, flu vaccination rates have doubled to 60%, reveals two new studies// conducted recently. ....Although bird flu vaccination rates have rose in other provinces as well, Ontario topped the list, surpassing all others. This is true even when factors such as age, gender and health status are taken into consideration. Ontario deserves credit impleme...

Government Might Conduct Measles Vaccination Campaign

The Union Government may go in for an immunisation campaign similar to pulse polio programme to administer a booster dose of measles vaccine. // ....Though the measles vaccines are provided free of cost to children in state-run hospitals, the government wants to ensure full coverage through an additional dosage, a top official of the Tamil Nadu Health Department told PTI... ..The campaign would...

Tourists Face Health Risks by Missing Vaccinations

According to a new survey millions of British tourists face several health risks are risking their health by not taking their vaccinations or anti malaria pills before they go abroad//. ..The study has revealed that around three million people have visited tropical countries on holiday over the last five years without taking the recommended vaccination. ....Although malaria has claimed over a...

Research on the Flu in Children Resulted in New Vaccination Recommendations

The study that led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to change its recommendations for giving flu shots to children is published in the July 6 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine//. The recommendations went into effect in February. ....Lead author, Katherine Poehling, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,...

Experts Advice That Pregnant Women Should Receive Flu Vaccination

Experts on flu in the UK have advised the Department of Health to add pregnant women to the list of people who are usually given the influenza vaccine//. ....This recommendation has come from the influenza sub-group of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), and they have explained that the vaccine would help in protecting women and their unborn children. The subgroup have fu...

Complete Vaccination Of Poultry Flock Essential to Check The Spread Of Avian Flu

Scientists have explained that the risk of incomplete vaccination on the poultry flocks could be the probable spread of the deadly strains of avian flu.// ....Scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick have found, in their research that there could be a risk of spreading of the deadly strains of bird flu like H5N1 due to the incomplete vaccination of the poultry flocks. The research...

Indonesia To Conduct Mass Vaccination Of Poultry

Indonesia plans to begin vaccinating about 300 million poultry next month against bird flu.// ....Indonesian government health officials in the midst of large-scale criticism over the country's efforts to stamp out bird flu have announced that the government plans of mass vaccination today. Indonesia has the world's highest human ..The death toll from the disease is the highest in the world and...

Babies under two years of age to be administered Meningitis vaccination

Following the advice of the Scottish Executive Health experts, NHS forth valley has decided to include the pneumoccocal vaccine// into the child immunization programme, which will necessitate and all babies under the age of two to compulsorily take the shot that accords protection against a lethal meningitis form. The number of doses of the vaccine will depend on the age of the children. ....Ne...

U.S. Scientists Discover Better Vaccination Method

..U.S. scientists discover an effective method of vaccinating mice against infection by the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis//, with the details of their study published in October issues of the journal nature Immunology. ..Egil Lien and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have manipulated the bacterial coat of bacteria such as Y. pestis, which is comprised of protein...

A Promising New Vaccination Strategy for Late-Stage Melanoma

A therapeutic cancer vaccine being developed by an international team of cancer immunologists working within the Cancer Research Institute/Ludwig Institute for Cancer// Research Cancer Vaccine Collaborative (CVC) successfully induced a comprehensive, tumor-specific immune response in patients with late-stage metastatic disease, with results indicating that the vaccine had a favorable impact on di...

Four deaths cause halt of flu vaccination in Israel

A spokeswoman reported that Israeli Health Ministry had suspended flu vaccine administration on Sunday following the deaths of 3 people who were inoculated. According to// the Israeli media, the fourth death was reported later. .. ..'The ministry is investigating whether the deaths are connected to the vaccines,' said Inbal Jacobs, a ministry spokeswoman. According to the Israel Radio, the 3 de...

Polio afflicts a girl despite vaccination

A 1-year-old girl has been diagnosed with polio in spite of receiving 9 doses of the polio vaccine. According to an official statement, polio can be prevented by 4-10 doses of the vaccine//. However, this does not hold true for this girl called Jannat. ..“Earlier she used to roam around the house. Now she can't even stand properly,” Jannat's Mother, Akhbari Khatun says...Jannat was diagnosed wit...
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