Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia

July 21, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new Canadian study with mice suggests there is hope for a vaccine to protect against chlamydia, a common, sexually transmitted infection that can render young women infertile if left untreated.
The vaccine works by interrupting the process by which chlamydia infects host cells, said senior […]


Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

July 20, 2016

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of Princeton University students given a vaccine to combat a meningitis B outbreak on campus in 2013 didn’t show signs of protection from the immunization, researchers reported.
However, none of the vaccinated students developed a meningitis infection, the study found.
It was the first-ever use […]


Cancer Experts Endorse CDC’s HPV Vaccine Guidelines

July 19, 2016

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The American Cancer Society has endorsed the U.S. government’s HPV vaccination recommendations, which include immunizing all preteens against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus.
In a new report, the cancer society says 11- and 12-year-old girls as well as boys should be vaccinated to guard against cancers associated with […]


HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.

July 8, 2016

Cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) keep rising in the United States, even though most cases are preventable.


U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine

July 6, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said Wednesday that it’s joining with U.S. Army researchers to work on a vaccine for Zika virus, which has caused thousands of birth defects, primarily in Brazil.
Brazil is the site of the upcoming Summer Olympics.
Sanofi Pasteur said it will begin […]


Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study

July 5, 2016

TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A flu shot during pregnancy protects newborns against the flu for about two months after birth, a new study finds.
Previous studies have shown that flu vaccination during pregnancy helps protect newborns. This study shows the length of protection is likely limited to the first eight weeks of life, […]


Study Hints at HPV Vaccine’s Cancer Prevention Promise

July 4, 2016

MONDAY, July 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to prevent abnormalities that can lead to cervical cancer, a new study shows.
Canadian researchers found that young women who received the vaccine through a school-based program were less likely to have such abnormalities when screened for cervical cancer than those who did […]


Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

July 1, 2016

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A vaccine made with a component of the bacteria that causes anthrax protected monkeys from the deadly infection in a preliminary trial.
Previous research showed that this component — the anthrax capsule — played a pivotal role in providing protection, the researchers said.
In this study, the same team of […]


Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children

June 30, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The world’s most promising malaria vaccine appears to offer short-lived protection, fading away within a matter of years, a new clinical trial reveals.
Even worse, the vaccine — dubbed RTS,S/AS01 — might increase children’s long-term risk of contracting malaria if they live in a region with […]


Babies with Normal-Shaped Heads Could Still Be Affected by Zika, Report Says

June 30, 2016

In the ongoing crisis around Zika-linked birth defects, attention has been largely focused on infants born with too-small heads, or microcephaly.



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