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Cows have ‘remarkable’ ability to fight HIV and could hold clue to vaccine, say scientists – The Independent

Fri, 21 Jul 2017


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Cows have 'remarkable' ability to fight HIV and could hold clue to vaccine, say scientists
The Independent
Cows have a "remarkable" ability to fight HIV, according to a new study that researchers say could help develop a vaccine for humans. The animals' powerful immune systems rapidly produce special antibodies that neutralise the virus, scientists found.
Could cows be the vaccine factories of the future?STAT
Cow antibodies yield important clues for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccineScience Daily
Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS VaccineMadison.com
KCRA Sacramento –NHS Choices –TIME
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WHO: Almost 13 Million Babies Missed Vaccines in 2016 – VOA Learning English

Fri, 21 Jul 2017


VOA Learning English
WHO: Almost 13 Million Babies Missed Vaccines in 2016
VOA Learning English
The World Health Organization (WHO) says almost one in 10 babies worldwide received no vaccines in 2016. That means almost 13 million babies missed the first of three required injections of a vaccine to protect against the diseases diphtheria, tetanus

Finnish Researchers Set to Start Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Trials? – snopes.com

Fri, 21 Jul 2017


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Finnish Researchers Set to Start Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Trials?
snopes.com
A vaccine for type 1 diabetes developed by Finnish researchers will be tested on mainly Finnish human subjects in late 2018, researchers announced on Tuesday. The scientists first found that the prototype works effectively and safely on mice, and now

HPV vaccine: anger over decision not to extend NHS scheme to boys – The Guardian

Wed, 19 Jul 2017


The Guardian
HPV vaccine: anger over decision not to extend NHS scheme to boys
The Guardian
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which has been reviewing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme, concluded that it was “highly unlikely to be cost-effective” to extend the scheme to include adolescent boys as …
Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern – BBC NewsBBC News

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High-dose flu vaccine reduces hospital visits for nursing home residents – Science Daily

Sat, 22 Jul 2017


McKnight’s Long Term Care News
High-dose flu vaccine reduces hospital visits for nursing home residents
Science Daily
A large, randomized clinical trial tested whether a flu vaccine with four times the antigen of a standard vaccine could reduce the risk of hospitalization among those especially vulnerable seniors. The results, published in the Lancet Respiratory
High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study findsNews-Medical.net
Quadruple-dose flu vaccine lowers SNF residents' hospitalizations, largest study showsMcKnight’s Long Term Care News
High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid HospitalSioux City Journal
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Vaccines: An investment in health for a better tomorrow – Hindustan Times

Fri, 21 Jul 2017

Vaccines: An investment in health for a better tomorrow
Hindustan Times
It is heartening to see that India's universal immunisation programme (UIP) covers free vaccination against 12 life-threatening and debilitating diseases: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles, rubella, hepatitis B, rotavirus

Patients lacking vaccination spend on average nearly week in hospital – dailytelegraph.com.au

Sat, 22 Jul 2017


dailytelegraph.com.au
Patients lacking vaccination spend on average nearly week in hospital
dailytelegraph.com.au
NSW Health figures estimate the average stay in hospital for one night is between $1100 and $1500, making the impost on the public purse for vaccine-preventable diseases up to $508 million a year. Lismore paediatrician Dr Chris Ingall said he has seen …

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County readies arsenal of no-cost hepatitis vaccine – Port Huron Times Herald

Fri, 21 Jul 2017


Port Huron Times Herald
County readies arsenal of no-cost hepatitis vaccine
Port Huron Times Herald
The state provided more than 700 doses of the hep A vaccine to use in the area.

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Explainer: What is a vaccine? | Science News for Students – Science News for Students

Tue, 18 Jul 2017


Science News for Students
Explainer: What is a vaccine? | Science News for Students
Science News for Students
Most vaccines are given through injections, but some can be given by nose or mouth. Remains/iStockphoto. The immune system is the body's natural defense …

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Refusing boys HPV vaccine saves the NHS cash but is bad science … – New Scientist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017


New Scientist
Refusing boys HPV vaccine saves the NHS cash but is bad science …
New Scientist
A UK advisory committee has decided that it isn't cost effective to give boys a vaccine that wards off cancer, but that ignores the reality of teenagers' sex lives.

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