Tag Archives: Vaccine

Paediatrician suspended from IAP after raising voice against ‘nexus’ between vaccine manufacturers and doctors

Bengaluru: Dr Vipin Vashishtha, a paediatrician who wrote on December 17 last year to all 24,000 members of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) raising concerns over immunization guidelines being allegedly tweaked to favour certain vaccine manufacturers, was on Friday suspended from all memberships of the association, including as convener of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation Practices.

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Vaccine clears some precancerous cervical lesions in clinical trial

Washington: Scientists have used a genetically engineered vaccine to successfully eradicate high-grade precancerous cervical lesions in nearly one-half of women who received the vaccine in a clinical trial. The goal, say the scientists, was to find nonsurgical ways to treat precancerous lesions caused by HPV.

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Pioneering vaccine to cure Type 1 diabetes soon

London (IANS): A research by a team of Spanish scientists has shown promise for a novel vaccine that can prevent and even cure Type-1 disease in humans in the near future.

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Ban sought on pentavalent vaccine

New Delhi: A leading Indian journal of medical ethics has charged the World Health Organization (WHO) with promoting a vaccine whose use has been discontinued in some countries following adverse reactions and deaths in children.

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Experimental vaccine shows promise against TB meningitis

Washington: A team of Johns Hopkins researchers working with animals has developed a vaccine that prevents the virulent TB bacterium from invading the brain and causing the highly lethal condition TB meningitis, a disease that disproportionately occurs in TB-infected children and in adults with compromised immune system.

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Vietnam suspends Quinvaxem vaccine after 9 kids die

Hanoi: Vietnam has suspended the use of Quinvaxem vaccine until the World Health Organisation (WHO) gives a report, following the death of nine children after receiving the vaccine since November 2012, state media reported.

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Two-pronged approach could lead to a universal shot against flu

Washington: Scientists have shown that a combination of immune cells and antibodies could pave the way for a universal vaccine against influenza, says a study.

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Vaccine in sight for biggest hidden virus

London: A virus that most people have probably never heard of, yet most of us carry, is the number 1 infectious cause of congenital birth defects. One in 750 children are born with, or develop, permanent disabilities such as hearing loss or brain damage as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection in the womb. Major research efforts are underway to combat this invidious disease.

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Discovery leads to development of vaccine to help prevent deadly virus

Washington: A scientific discovery made in the laboratory of Christopher C Broder, professor of microbiology and immunology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), has led to the development of a vaccine to aid in the prevention of the deadly Hendra virus. On November 1, Pfizer Animal Health announced that the new vaccine, called Equivac HeV, is now available for use in Australia.

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Vaccine against Rubella to be rolled out from June

New Delhi: The union health ministry has decided to introduce a combination vaccine that will protect children against both measles and Rubella in its national immunization programme. The combination vaccine will be rolled out from June. Both pregnant women and children will be vaccinated with it.

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