Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests

June 28, 2016

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Infection with the Zika virus may protect against future infection, but pregnancy seems to extend how long the mosquito-borne virus stays in the body, a new study in monkeys suggests.
“We have good news for most people: If you are not pregnant and not at risk of becoming pregnant, […]

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine ‘Feasible’

June 28, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Studies involving mice support the effectiveness of two vaccine candidates against the Zika virus, scientists say.
This “critical first step” is leading to trials in monkeys and humans, “and gives us early confidence that development of a protective Zika virus vaccine for humans is feasible,” said […]

Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries

June 24, 2016

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Right now, people often associate the use of drones with warfare. But in the future they could serve humanitarian purposes, such as delivering aid to people in developing countries.
For example, the pilotless flying machines might offer a cheaper and better way to deliver vaccines. And that could potentially […]

The FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Is Ineffective, CDC Panel Says

June 23, 2016

Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine next flu season, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.

Risk of Seizures After Childhood Vaccinations Is Very Low, Study Says

June 6, 2016

Certain vaccines can trigger fever-related seizures in young children, but the risk is very low.

Flu Shot Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital

June 1, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Getting a flu shot reduces heart failure patients’ risk of hospitalization, a new study shows.
“Uptake of the flu vaccination in heart failure patients is relatively low, ranging from less than 20 percent in low and middle-income countries to 50 to 70 percent in high income countries like the […]

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

May 23, 2016

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates.
The researchers also found the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, which protects against whooping cough, is critical for the health of newborns that are particularly vulnerable to the illness.
“Our study adds to the growing body of evidence […]

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study

May 10, 2016

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — An experimental malaria vaccine protects a majority of adults against the mosquito-borne virus for up to one year, according to the results of a small study.
The findings also showed those who were vaccinated couldn’t spread the virus to others.
“These results are really important,” researcher Kirsten Lyke, from […]

Pregnancy Flu Shot Helps Keep Newborns Safe Later On

May 3, 2016

When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.

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 […]


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