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  1. Getting children vaccinated

    Billingsgazette.com - Health 07.25 / 13:06 billingsgazette.com
    Children get nearly all of their required shots before they start kindergarten. But a Tdap booster vaccine is required before the start of seventh grade. Tdap protects against three dangerous diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is also known…
  2. Veterinarians urge vaccinations after Dillon Co. horse found with EEE

    Wmbfnews.com-SC 07.25 / 12:58 www.wmbfnews.com
    A case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was discovered in a Dillon County horse last Friday, and now state veterinary officials are urging South Carolina horse owners to vaccinate their animals. This was the first case of EEE discovered this year in South Carolina, according to a news release from Clemson University. EEE is a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses that can also affect…
  3. 5 Percent Fewer Measles Vaccinations Could Mean Triple The Infections

    Newsy.com - Science 07.25 / 12:15 newsy.com
    Watch VideoA new study found that a small decline in children's measles vaccinations could cause a major increase in annual infections — and that could cost health care facilities millions of dollars.Researchers estimate that just a 5 percent decrease in the number of vaccinated kids ages 2-11 could result in the number of annual measles cases tripling to around 150.And that would force public health institutions to spend an additional $2.1 million caring for the sick.SEE MORE: M…
  4. More evidence treatment zeroes HIV transmission during sex while the world awaits a vaccine

    Gantdaily.com - Pennsylvania (PA) 07.25 / 09:09 gantdaily.com
    The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, taking regular treatment can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex. Sexual transmission of HIV is negligible when someone is on treatment, whether they’re in a heterosexual or homosexual relationship, according to results from previous…
  5. Treatment zeroes HIV transmission risk while vaccine remains in the works

    Fox43.com-NY 07.25 / 09:01 fox43.com
    The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, adherence to antiretroviral drugs can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex. Sexual transmission of HIV is negligible when someone is on treatment, whether they’re in a heterosexual or homosexual relationship, according to results from previous studies and now a large-scale study of homosexual men, presented at the ninth International AIDS Conference on HIV Science in…
  6. Treatment zeroes HIV transmission, vaccine shows promise

    CNN - Health 07.25 / 08:56 cnn.com
    The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, adherence to antiretroviral drugs can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during…
  7. New way of producing flu vaccine could provide better protection against infection

    News-medical.net -Health 07.25 / 03:06 www.news-medical.net
    A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against…
  8. UNC receives $5.6 million from NIH to test therapeutic HIV vaccine

    News-medical.net -Health 07.25 / 01:18 www.news-medical.net
    A multidisciplinary research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded more than $5.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to test a therapeutic vaccine in people living with…
  9. Italy Makes One Dozen Children’s Vaccinations Compulsory

    Wkrb13.com - World 07.25 / 00:50 wkrb13.com
    The Italian government ruled this week that children must receive 12 vaccinations against common illnesses prior to them being able to enroll in schools that are operated by the state. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni placed blame on the decrease in overall vaccinations on the spreading of anti-scientific theories. Since the start of 2017, Italy…
  10. Largest ever stock of cholera vaccine headed for Yemen

    One million doses of an emergency oral cholera vaccine from a global stockpile have been approved for urgent use in Yemen, IRIN has learnt. It is the largest quantity ever deployed at once and is intended to help combat a deadly outbreak sweeping across the war-torn…
  11. Lyme Disease Vaccine Gets Fast Track Status

    Empr.com - Technology 07.24 / 22:50 empr.com
    Additionally, the study will measure immunogenicity against the 6 most prevalent serotypes of Lyme borreliosis present in the…
  12. New vaccine production could improve flu shot accuracy

    Eurekalert.org - Chemistry and Physics 07.24 / 20:20 eurekalert.org
    (Duke University) For decades, vaccine manufacturers have used chicken eggs to grow the flu virus strains included in the seasonal vaccine. But because these human strains frequently mutate to adapt to their new environment, the resulting vaccine is often an imperfect match to the virus that it is supposed to protect against. Duke researchers have devised a way to keep the human influenza virus from mutating during egg-based production, generating a perfect match to the target…
  13. UNC to test therapeutic vaccine in people living with HIV

    Eurekalert.org - Health 07.24 / 20:20 eurekalert.org
    (University of North Carolina Health Care) The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of North Carolina more than $5.6 million to test a therapeutic vaccine for HIV. The study's principal investigator says the goals are to redirect and strengthen the immune response to the…
  14. New vaccine production could improve flu shot accuracy

    Medicalxpress.com - Medecine 07.24 / 20:15 medicalxpress.com
    A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against…
  15. Small drops in measles vaccination have disproportionate effects, new study finds

    Measles is ridiculously contagious: Sneezed from someone’s nose, the virus lingers in the air, able to infect others who enter the same room hours later. It spreads far more easily than HIV, Ebola or Zika. Before an effective vaccine was introduced in 1963, measles killed 2 million children worldwide each year. Thanks to the vaccine, ...Read M…
  16. Even a Tiny Dip in Measles Vaccinations Could Have Disastrous Consequences

    Toyland.gizmodo.com - Technology 07.24 / 18:39 toyland.gizmodo.com
    Modest reductions in measles vaccination rates among US children are poised to produce an inordinate number of new cases of the disease, while increasing annual public health expenditures by at least $2.1 million, according to new research.Read…
  17. Finnish Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Human Trials To Start In 2018

    Joinfo.com - World 07.24 / 18:31 joinfo.com
    According to yle.fi, type 1 diabetes may be more common in Finland than anywhere else in the world. A vaccine for type 1 diabetes developed by Finnish researchers will be tested on mainly Finnish human subjects in late 2018. The scientists first found that the prototype works effectively and safely on mice, and now say ... The post Finnish Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Human Trials To Start In 2018 appeared first on…
  18. Diabetes breakthrough: Vaccine to PREVENT it being tested in humans as early as next year

    Express-Health and Life 07.24 / 18:25 express.co.uk
    DIABETES is a condition where a person’s blood sugar level becomes too high. In type 1, the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin. However, a vaccine to prevent it from even developing could be on the hor…
  19. Immunizations, vaccines key to health for kids and adults | Ask A Doctor

    Htrnews.com - Lifestyle 07.24 / 18:06 htrnews.com
    Getting kids vaccinated is one of the most important things parents can do for their kids' health, but vaccines are also important for adults,…
  20. Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many

    Drugs.com -Health 07.24 / 17:57 www.drugs.com
    MONDAY, July 24, 2017 -- With a small percentage of U.S. parents not vaccinating their children for "non-medical" reasons, a new study warns that even a few such families can trigger a big jump in local measles cases. Based on data collected by…