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June 1, 2016

Google Searches for 'Chickenpox' Reveal Big Impact of Vaccinations

May 30, 2016 — Countries that implement government-mandated vaccinations for chickenpox see a sharp drop in the number of Google searches for the common childhood disease afterward, demonstrating that immunization ... read more

May 26, 2016 — While no dengue vaccine has yet been approved for general use, several candidates are in clinical development. Data from the clinical trials can be used in mathematical models to estimate the ... read more

Gaps in Vaccine Coverage Highlighted With New Report and Online Tool

May 24, 2016 — As the 69th World Health Assembly discusses progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a new data visualization platform, the Vaccine Information Epidemiology Window (VIEW-hub), identifies ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A simple and environmentally friendly method for extracting RNA from the cells of bacteria, plants and animals for detecting viruses has been developed by a research ... read more

Two-Minute Video Boosts Pneumonia Vaccinations

May 14, 2016 — A two-minute video about pneumococcal vaccination sent to patients before a primary care visit tripled the likelihood they would get the vaccine. Only about 60 percent of older adults get the vaccine ... read more

What the Disneyland Measles Outbreak of 2014-15 Can Teach Us About How Stories Go Viral

May 12, 2016 — New research revealed a key factor for what it takes to make an article about vaccines go viral: including a clear bottom-line message explaining the meaning of ... read more

May 12, 2016 — A synthetic sugar-based molecule activates the immune system and could serve as a vaccine against C. difficile bacteria, say scientists. The discovery may pave the way for developing inexpensive and ... read more

Pertussis Vaccination in Pregnancy Is Safe, Study Finds

May 11, 2016 — Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women in the U.S. as the key medical intervention to protect newborn infants from pertussis (whooping cough). ... read more

Ontario Rotavirus Hospitalizations Drop 71 Percent After Launch of Infant Vaccine Program

May 11, 2016 — Immunizing babies against rotavirus in Ontario, Canada, led to a 71 percent drop in hospitalizations for the infection, new research from Public Health Ontario and the Institute for Clinical ... read more

Long-Term Survival Achieved in Metastatic Melanoma With Personalized Vaccine

May 10, 2016 — Two patients with melanoma that had spread to the liver survived for at least 8.5 and 12 years after resection of the hepatic tumor and treatment with patient-specific immunotherapeutic vaccines. The ... read more

Yellow Fever Epidemic: New Global Health Emergency?

May 9, 2016 — Evidence is mounting that the current outbreak of yellow fever is becoming the latest global health emergency, say two experts who call on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency ... read more

Immunization Rates Climb When Pediatricians Have Easy Access to Vaccination Records

May 5, 2016 — Exchange of immunization data between a centralized city immunization registry and provider electronic health records led to significant improvements in pediatric immunization coverage, a reduction ... read more

Sepsis: Sneak Attack or False Alarm?

May 5, 2016 — Severe bacterial infections can push the human body into sepsis, a life-threatening cascade of inflammation and cell death that can be difficult to cure. Scientists and doctors have long puzzled over ... read more

Early Warning: Current Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Might Not Protect

May 3, 2016 — Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is the leading cause of viral encephalitis (infection of the brain) in Asia. There is no specific treatment for Japanese encephalitis (JE) which can cause death or ... read more

Ebola Vaccine: Promising Phase I Trials

May 3, 2016 — The clinical phase I trial of a potential vaccine against the dreaded Ebola virus has been successfully completed at four partner sites in Africa and Europe. The safety of the tested vaccine ... read more

One in Five Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Missing Recommended Flu Jab

May 3, 2016 — Research has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing their infection ... read more

Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu If Moms Are Vaccinated While Pregnant

May 3, 2016 — Babies whose moms were vaccinated against the flu while pregnant had a 70 percent reduction in confirmed flu cases compared with infants whose moms weren't immunized, study ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Follicular helper T cells (Tfh cells), a rare type of T cells, are indispensible for the maturation of antibody-producing B cells. They promote the proliferation of B cells that produce highly ... read more

HPV Vaccination Expected to Reduce Cancer in All Races, May Not Eliminate All Disparities

Apr. 28, 2016 — Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers occur more frequently among Hispanics, blacks, American-Indians, and Alaska Natives than among whites. A new study finds that HPV vaccination is expected ... read more

Influenza in the Tropics Shows Variable Seasonality

Apr. 27, 2016 — Whilst countries in the tropics and subtropics exhibit diverse patterns of seasonal flu activity, they can be grouped into eight geographical zones to optimise vaccine formulation and delivery ... read more

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