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More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows

March 26, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ebola likely won’t mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests.
That’s because the Ebola virus has been mutating at its normal pace during the current West African […]


New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials

March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola vaccine shows promise in an early clinical trial, but requires much more testing, researchers report.
The trial included 120 healthy adults in China who received either a low or high dose of the vaccine, or a placebo. Twenty-eight days later, 38 of 40 people in the […]


Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study

March 16, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pockets of unvaccinated children appear to have fueled the recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California, researchers report.
“The Disneyland outbreak is quite possibly a direct consequence of the growing anti-vaccination movement in the United States,” said study author Maimuna Majumder, a research […]


Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

March 12, 2015

THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ebola caused major disruptions to health care systems in West Africa and has put hundreds of thousands of children at risk for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests.
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that began in December 2013 and has […]


More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll

March 12, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In the wake of the measles outbreak that has generated headlines for months, more Americans now say they have positive feelings toward childhood vaccinations, according to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll.
Of more than 2,000 adults surveyed, 87 percent said they thought that the vaccines routinely given […]


Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds

March 12, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adding a simple tetanus shot to another vaccine treatment for a highly lethal form of brain cancer dramatically extended some patients’ survival in a small new study.
Researchers from Duke Cancer Institute found that three of six patients with glioblastoma — a brain tumor with a […]


Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study

March 10, 2015

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s a glimmer of hope for millions of people infected with genital herpes: A new study in mice hints at the success of a vaccine against the virus.
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City report that the vaccine was safe and effective in […]


Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

March 5, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As the flu season continues to wind down, it’s increasingly clear that older Americans have been hit particularly hard, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Not only did record numbers of seniors wind up in the hospital due to the flu, but “this age group also accounts […]


Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case

March 5, 2015

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola vaccine may have prevented the disease in a doctor who was at high risk of infection, according to a new report.
The report comes on the heels of news from the World Health Organization that trials of the vaccine, called VSV-EBOV, will begin this weekend in […]


Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine

March 4, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new vaccine for hepatitis E provides protection from the virus for at least 4.5 years, according to Chinese researchers.
Although hepatitis E is relatively rare in the United States, it’s a leading cause of serious liver problems in the developing world. Hepatitis E is spread […]



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