Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection

April 27, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A single injection of a powerful HIV-fighting antibody protected monkeys from an HIV-like infection for up to six months, scientists report.
Researchers from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) found that each of four HIV antibodies helped protect macaque monkeys from repeated […]


With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything

April 26, 2016

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Flu shots may be more effective when people get them in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study suggests.
British researchers assessed 276 people 65 and older who received vaccinations against three different flu strains between 2011 and 2013. The patients received the vaccines either between 9 […]


Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial

April 19, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new two-step Ebola vaccine strategy has shown some promise in early clinical trials.
The trials involved two candidate Ebola vaccines that were given to volunteers in separate shots, the researchers said. One vaccine was provided first as a “primer” shot, and the second was given […]


A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC

April 12, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season may not quite be over, but it’s clearly winding down and will be recorded as a relatively mild one, U.S. health officials say.
That’s a far cry from the 2014-2015 flu season, which was a particularly early and nasty one. Last year, […]


For Pregnant Women, Seasonal Flu Shot Could Reduce Stillbirth Risk

March 31, 2016

A seasonal flu shot may reduce a pregnant woman’s risk of stillbirth, according to a new study.


Adults Don’t Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: Study

March 25, 2016

FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Adults can get tetanus and diphtheria vaccine boosters every 30 years instead of the recommended 10 years, a new study suggests.
“We have always been told to get a tetanus shot every 10 years, but actually, there is very little data to prove or disprove that timeline,” said researcher […]


Flu Season Hasn’t Peaked Yet

March 18, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — This flu season continues to be the mildest in the past three years, U.S. health officials say.
But flu is still cropping up in new areas of the country, and flu season isn’t over yet, the experts cautioned.
In most years, flu season peaks in February […]


New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise

March 16, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine against dengue — the mosquito-borne virus behind a very painful illness — was found effective in a new study.
In the small trial involving just 41 healthy volunteers, one dose of the “TV003” vaccine offered 100 percent protection against a particularly tricky […]


Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds

March 15, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A look at recent measles outbreaks in the United States finds more than half of the cases involved unvaccinated children.
Vaccine refusal was also often the culprit in whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks as well, according to the new study.
“When vaccine refusal rates are high, the rates […]


Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

March 14, 2016

MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Surgery patients don’t have an increased risk for complications if they receive a flu shot in the hospital, a new study suggests.
The findings support routine flu vaccination for surgery patients while hospitalized, the Kaiser Permanente researchers said.
“Historically, there has been concern among surgeons that vaccinating patients while they […]



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