VACCINATION

  • WHO recommends annual vaccination to combat swine flu 20 hours 15 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Annual vaccination is the most effective solution for combating seasonal influenza infections such as swine flu, which has killed more than 1,200 people in 2015 in India, the World Health Organisation has said. "It is recommended that people get a flu vaccine even during seasons when drifted viruses are circulating....
  • 31 more die, toll from swine flu rises to 774 February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu deaths continued unabated in the country with 31 more people succumbing to the H1N1 virus even as the total number of affected persons neared the 13,000 mark. The Health Ministry, however, said that there was no dearth of medicines and hospitals were equipped to deal with the...
  • Thousands of children vaccinated with polio drops in Pakistan January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Thousands of children between the age group of four to 24 months were on Monday administered polio drops in tribal northwest Pakistan after this year's first anti-polio campaign was cancelled last week following an attack on a health worker. As many as 17,034 children have been vaccinated with Inactivated...
  • WHO deems two Ebola vaccines 'acceptably safe' January 10, 2015

    Geneva: Two vaccines for treating the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which have already undergone the first phrase of trials, were deemed to be acceptably safe by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday. "The year 2014 will be remembered as a year the Ebola virus challenged humanity. I believe 2015 will...
  • Russian scientists develop Ebola vaccine December 29, 2014

    Moscow: Russian researchers have developed a candidate vaccine to protect against the deadly Ebola virus which will soon undergo human clinical trials in Africa. A group of scientists at the St Petersburg-based Research Institute of Influenza developed the vaccine and its trials are due to complete in Africa in February....
  • China to test its Ebola vaccine on humans December 25, 2014

    Beijing: China on Thursday said it has developed a vaccine to combat the spread of deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 7,000 people in three West African countries, and the test of the drug on humans would begin this month. Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters that...
  • Ebola vaccine safe for use in Africa: Study December 23, 2014

    Washington: The first trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Africa has shown it is safe for use, scientists say. "This is the first study to show comparable safety and immune response of an experimental Ebola vaccine in an African population," said lead author Dr Julie Ledgerwood from the National...
  • California battles whooping cough epidemic December 12, 2014

    San Diego: California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine. Doctors emphasize that the inoculation has led to fewer deaths than in the past and in instances where...
  • New vaccine against breast cancer shows promise December 1, 2014

    Washington: A vaccine against breast cancer developed at Washington University's School of Medicine is safe for patients afflicted with the disease, results of a clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients' immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer's progression. The new vaccine...
  • The Vaccines, Goldspot, Amit Trivedi: Six artistes to watch out for at the Weekender in Delhi November 29, 2014

    If you are headed to the 'happiest music festival' in town this weekend, here's a heads up at some of the artist we'd recommend you to listen at the Weekender in Delhi. Of these, some are known internationally, some in India and all of them represent varied genres of music-...
  • Experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe in human trials: Scientists November 27, 2014

    Washington: An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a phase 1 clinical trial, say scientists. The candidate vaccine contains segments of Ebola virus genetic material from two virus species, Sudan and Zaire. The...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 14, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Government urged to provide free Pneumonia vaccine to save children November 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: The local chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) reiterated its appeal to both the Centre and state Governments to provide free Pneumococcal vaccine to children to prevent the increasing death rates due to Pneumonia. Our country witnesses nearly 45 million Pneumonia cases among children below five years, of...
  • EU scheme commits $350 million for research on Ebola vaccines, tests November 6, 2014

    London: The Europe Union and drugmakers pledged on Thursday to invest 280 million euros ($350 million) in Ebola research, with the lion's share going to the testing and manufacture of potential vaccines. The funding will go to projects backed by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a public-private scheme jointly paid for...
  • Ebola countries to get $450 million in financing November 6, 2014

    United Nations: A new private sector initiative announced on Wednesday will provide at least $450 million in commercial financing to the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola to promote trade, investment and employment. The International Finance Corporation, which is part of the World Bank Group, announced that the package...
  • Inhaled Ebola vaccine could offer long-term protection November 4, 2014

    New York: A single dose of a breathable, respiratory vaccine could provide long-term protection against the deadly Ebola virus, new research shows. Currently in development, the vaccine was found effective in shielding non-human primates from the virus. The findings could have significant global implications in controlling future Ebola outbreaks as they represent...
  • Google thanks Jonas Salk for the polio vaccine with a birth centenary doodle October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Jonas Salk is standing on a street with cheerful children playing around him. Two kids hold up a placard saying, "Thank you Dr Salk", in the Google doodle commemorating the birth centenary of the person credited with developing the first effective polio vaccine. The American physician, virologist, and...
  • WHO says Ebola vaccine plans accelerating as trials advance October 24, 2014

    Geneva/London: Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be available for use by the middle of next year, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Vaccines are being developed and made ready in record time...
  • Flu vaccine may prevent heart disease: Study October 22, 2014

    London: Flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a new vaccine against the deadly heart disease, scientists have found. Flu vaccines are known to have a protective effect against heart disease, reducing the risk of a heart attack. The new study has for the first time shown the molecular...
  • Johnson & Johnson aims for 1 million Ebola vaccine doses in 2015 October 22, 2014

    London: Johnson & Johnson is accelerating work on its experimental Ebola vaccine and aims to produce 1 million doses next year, 250,000 of which are expected to be available by May. There is currently no proven vaccine against the deadly disease but several companies are racing to develop products. Clinical tests...
  • Countries should remain vigilant against polio: WHO October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite the victory over polio, Southeast Asian countries should remain vigilant against the crippling virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Ahead of World Polio Day on October 24, WHO regional director for South-East Asia Poonam Khetrapal-Singh said, "World Polio Day is a reminder of our monumental victory...
  • Canada will send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO October 19, 2014

    Ottawa: The Canadian government said that it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organisation on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak. The government said in a news release that the Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying...
  • 'Stealth' nanoparticles could improve cancer vaccines October 2, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new way to deliver vaccines, using unique 'stealth' nanoparticles, that successfully stifled tumour growth in mice. Cancer vaccines have recently emerged as a promising approach for killing tumour cells before they spread. But so far, most clinical candidates have not worked that well. Now, scientists...
  • Ebola vaccine will not be ready until March: WHO October 2, 2014

    Geneva: Two vaccines that give preliminary indications of providing effective and reliable immunization against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa will not be ready for testing until next March, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Developing a vaccine usually takes time and is expensive, the WHO said. "Even in best conditions...
  • Vaccine for cervical cancer to cost about Rs 100, says Abdul Kalam September 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: Work is on to develop a vaccine to contain prevalence of cervical cancer among women, especially in rural and tribal areas, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Tuesday. "The vaccine will cost around Rs 100," he said at a conference organised here by the Institute of Microbial Technology...
  • Experimental Ebola vaccine doses ready by 2015: WHO September 26, 2014

    Geneva: Thousands of experimental Ebola vaccine doses from British GSK and US NewLink should be ready for use by early 2015 in countries affected by the epidemic, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. "If everything goes well, we may be able to begin using some of these vaccines in some...
  • Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster September 8, 2014

    Washington: New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way. Some healthy people are rolling up their sleeves at the National Institutes of Health for the first human safety...
  • Drug and vaccine makers in race against Ebola September 6, 2014

    Geneva: Drug and vaccine companies are racing to conduct clinical trials of potential treatments for Ebola but it will be 2015 before there are any initial results and much later before significant quantities could be available, executives said on Friday. In interviews on the sidelines of a meeting hosted by the...
  • Health officials set to begin trials on experimental Ebola vaccine September 1, 2014

    The death toll of the Ebola outbreak in Africa has risen above 1500. More than 3000 people have been infected, with 40 per cent of those cases reported in the last 3 weeks. Health officials are set to begin trials on an Ebola vaccine this week. ...