VACCINES

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 14, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Human trials of Ebola vaccine to start next week August 29, 2014

    Washington: The US government announced on Thursday that it will start initial human trials of Ebola vaccine next week. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement that the phase one clinical trial will determine if a vaccine, codeveloped by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
  • Experimental Ebola vaccine by US company to be made available in market August 13, 2014

    As the Ebola crisis continues to ravage west africa, a US company is working to make its experimental vaccine available in the market. Newlink genetics in Iowa has signed a million dollar contract with the US department of defense. This experimental drug has proven 100 per cent effective in animal...
  • GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine July 25, 2014

    London: GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside the European Union but will be evaluated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in...
  • Government introduces 4 new vaccines in the Universal Immunisation Programme July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been a big boost to the public healthcare sector with India deciding to introduce four new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme. Three new vaccines will be introduced for children. These include the indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine and those to combat Rubella and Polio....
  • Pakistan: Polio vaccine a must for exit travellers May 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan will require all travellers leaving the country to obtain a polio vaccination from June 1, 2014, the health ministry said on Tuesday. A statement from the ministry said the restrictions comply with a decision by the World Health Organisation advising travellers of all ages to be vaccinated by next...
  • Effective HIV vaccine comes closer to reality March 3, 2014

    Washington: Scientific have discovered how the immune system makes a powerful antibody that blocks HIV infection of cells by targeting a key site, paving way for an effective vaccine for the deadly virus. Researchers believe that if a vaccine could elicit potent antibodies to a specific conserved site in the V1V2...
  • Infant dies after being given polio drops, probe ordered February 23, 2014

    A six-month-old boy on Sunday died of suspected polio drop at Itunda village in Bhilwara district, a senior health official said. Quoting preliminary report, district Chief Medical Officer Mushtaq Khan said that Mohit Raigar first convulsed white bubbles immediately after taking suspected polio drop, and later he collapsed. Block Development Officer of...
  • J&K: Pentavalent vaccine cleared of links to infant deaths October 15, 2013

    Srinagar: A fivemember Central team of doctors on Monday gave a clean chit to the Jammu and Kashmir government and said that the use of Pentavalent vaccine was not responsible for the death of children in GB Pant and SKIMS hospitals recently. "There is no casual link of Pentavalent vaccine with...
  • Pakistan: 2 killed after a bomb explodes near polio vaccination team in Peshawar October 7, 2013

    A bomb that exploded near a polio vaccination team in the volatile northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday killed at least two people, and possibly as many as six, police said, the latest in a string of attacks against health workers. Islamist violence has been on the rise in Pakistan,...
  • Encephalitis claims 9 more lives; toll crosses 300 mark September 26, 2013

    With nine more children succumbing to encephalitis, the death toll due to the disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 301 this year. The dead include three children from Kushinagar, two from Deoria, and one each from Gorakhpur, Siddharthanagar and Santkabirnagar districts of eastern UP, health officials said on Thursday. One...
  • Brinda Karat demands action against those involved in vaccine trial September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat has demanded action against those involved in the trial of a vaccine which allegedly used thousands of children as guiney pigs to test their new product. Karat demanded action in the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine trials which was allegedly conducted on thousands of children...