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Stray Kerala Dogs Face Keyhole Surgery to Control Birth Rate

...nd four male. The dogs are first given vitamins vaccinations and devorming medicines a day before the operation...h dog, which includes medicine, surgery equipment, vaccinations and other expenses. For the first phase, a financial assistance for 500 dogs is provided to the S...

Genetic Variations Leads to Fever After Smallpox Vaccination

...r of medicine and microbiology. Routine smallpox vaccinations in the United States were halted in 1972, when the disease was considered eradicated in this country, but the U.S. military and other high-risk groups, including some healthcare workers, continue to get the vaccine. It is made with a live but weake...

Girls Could Be Vaccinated Against Cervical Cancer in Britain

...h government took a step Wednesday toward offering vaccinations against cervical cancer for girls as young as 12, ...lls more than 1,000 women in Britain annually. The vaccinations would be offered to girls throughout Britain, but would not be compulsory. Currently, there are tw...

Egyptian Boy Has Bird Flu

...campaign to combat the spread of the virus through vaccinations and raising awareness, but cases continue to appear....

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

...trics. While state mandates that require certain vaccinations upon school entry have provided an effective means to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as mumps, measles, polio, whooping cough and chicken pox, they have become increasingly controversial and the HPV vaccine, which also is licensed fo...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...effective. And Cuban researchers develop their own vaccinations and treatments when medications aren't available due to the blockade, or when they don't exist. For decades, Cuba has sent doctors abroad and trained international students at its medical schools. But things ramped up beginning in 1998 when Hurrica...

US Court Asked to Decide Whether Childhood Vaccines can Cause Autism

...r children developed autism as a result of routine vaccinations containing thimerosal. The court is being asked to decide whether there is a link between autism and childhood vaccines. If it finds one exists, the families could be eligible for compensation under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund, a program e...

Smokers to Be Taxed to Fund Healthcare for Uninsured

...ions. Cigarette tax money also would be spent on vaccinations for children and smoking prevention and cessation programs. The proposal also includes other health care initiatives, including a program that would permit certain employers to participate in plans that allow employees to pay for health care using ...

UCSF Brain Tumor Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results

...four injections. The first group receives biweekly vaccinations and the second receives weekly vaccinations. Patients are monitored for immune response before, during and after treatment. The UCSF investigators will continue to follow patients for progression-free survival and overall survival. According to inv...

Cochlear Implantation Increases Meningitis Risk

...d to educate the public on the need for meningitis vaccinations in potential cochlear implant recipients. The study involved making cochleostomy incisions (opening of the inner ear spaces of the cochlea—the most important moment in the procedure) in the ears of 54 healthy rats, implanting cochlear devices in 36...

Public Libraries Turning into Shelters for the Homeless in the US

...brary System, notes, ”We offer our staff hepatitis vaccinations and free tuberculosis checks. We place sanitizing gels and latex gloves at every public desk. Who would guess that working in a library could be a hazardous occupation?” There is hope, however. After decades of studies by various task forces, follo...

MPs Vow to Fight Malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh

...tioning of the mid-day meal and anganwadi schemes, vaccinations and supply of medicines and also interacted with the villagers and local officials to find out the reason for malnourishment despite huge government funds sanctioned. "Capacity building, resource allocation and growth of existing networks to tackle...

Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants

...ly because pertussis immunity from early childhood vaccinations wears off, leaving adults and adolescents susceptible to the disease. Most adolescents and adults are not diagnosed with pertussis because they frequently have milder cases of the disease and physicians still perceive pertussis as a childhood disease...

Children Receiving MMR Vaccine Still Below Target

...e was a significant drop in children getting these vaccinations due to a controversial study which linked MMR vaccine to autism. But such theories were reported to have no scientific basis. However, the situation is improving now thanks to the measures taken by the health professionals and parents. Dr Nanette Mil...

Chicken Pox Rears Its Head in Tamil Nadu, Yet Again

...ganizations should move in and arrange large-scale vaccinations for the poor, it has been suggested. SRM...

Teens to Be Lined Up for Vaccination Shots

...nital herpes. This decision to consider teenage vaccinations is supported by rising cases of drug abuse involvi...ents will not be an obstacle to their teens taking vaccinations - if they were given the right information. "If you provide the information, you get high rates of...

Hepatitis Rates Plummet in the U.S

... a third form of the disease, Hepatitis C. While vaccinations against hepatitis A and B have been available for several years, there is no vaccine yet against hepatitis C. Kevin Fenton, the director of the CDC division that manages viral infections such as HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis lauded the CDC announ...

More US Children to Be Covered by Health Insurance

...lth insurance. They are less likely to get all the vaccinations they need against diseases such as meningitis and measles, which can damage their brains and even kill them, against polio, against whooping cough and ear infections, and more. The care they get in hospitals is sometimes less complete than it should ...

UCI Scientists Reconstruct Migration of Avian Flu Virus

...d of the virus by strategically intervening. Local vaccinations can be better administered by using strains from regions that have repeatedly contributed to infections. "If you can control the virus at its source, you can control it more efficiently," said Walter Fitch, professor of ecology and evolutionary bio...

Nigerian Programme Increases Polio Immunisation

...benefits such as vitamin A, de-worming tablets and vaccinations for measles, DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) as well as oral polio vaccine (OPV). "The IPDs have really increased acceptance of immunisation," said Mustapha Mahmud, North-Central Zonal Coordinator for NPI. Mahmud told SciDev.Net that the ...

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