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Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children

April 23, 2015

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — According to the World Health Organization, about 584,000 people, mostly in Africa, die from mosquito-borne malaria each year.
Most of those victims are children, but the success of a new malaria vaccine in late-stage trials could offer real hope against the disease, experts say.
There is currently no vaccine for […]


Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

April 22, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a step toward personalized vaccines against cancer, scientists report they have developed an immune-system therapy that knocks out several types of aggressive tumors in mice.
German researchers said the findings, reported April 22 in the journal Nature, could lead to a “blueprint” for developing tailored […]


Another Study Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine and Autism

April 21, 2015

Yet another study finds no evidence that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine raises the risk of autism—even among children who are at increased genetic risk.


Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

April 21, 2015

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven’t already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.
“HPV is a local infection that can separately infect the cervical, anal, or oral sites, where it […]


California Declares Measles Outbreak Over

April 17, 2015

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The California measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks was officially declared over Friday by state health officials.
A total of 131 people in California were diagnosed with measles during the outbreak, according to the state’s Department of Public Health.
However, additional cases were reported outside of […]


Dog-Transmitted Rabies Kills 160 People a Day Worldwide: Study

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Rabies transmitted by dogs kills 160 people a day worldwide and about 59,000 a year, a new study finds.
While rabies is nearly always fatal, it is also nearly 100 percent preventable, researchers noted. They said the best, most cost-effective way of preventing canine rabies in people is by […]


Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks in California will officially be over if no new cases are reported by Friday, state health officials said.
According to the California Department of Public Health, a total of 134 people in California have been diagnosed with measles […]


Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study

April 15, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A comparison of injected and inhaled measles vaccines in Indian infants found the injected version provoked a much stronger immune system response, researchers report.
International scientists split a group of 2,000 babies between the ages of 9 and 12 months into two equal groups, giving them […]


Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC

April 14, 2015

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine has been launched in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
The trial, which will include 6,000 health and other frontline workers in five districts of the country, is designed to assess […]


Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine

April 8, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A quick-acting, single-dose Ebola vaccine is safe and effective in nonhuman primates, and may lead to a new human vaccine, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.
The experimental vaccine is effective against the West African Makona strain of Ebola Zaire virus, which to date has infected more than 25,000 people — […]



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