Vaccines

  • Effective HIV vaccine comes closer to reality 03-03-2014 01:53 PM

    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...
  • Infant dies after being given polio drops, probe ordered 23-02-2014 06:47 PM

    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...
  • Pentavalent vaccine: Vaccine vs free vaccine?

    Not Quite Miscellaneous |  Shalini
    The pentavalent vaccine has been recommended for national scale-up in India. It was first introduced in two states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in 2011 as...

  • J&K: Pentavalent vaccine cleared of links to infant deaths 15-10-2013 10:47 AM

    Srinagar: A five-member 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...
  • Pakistan: 2 killed after a bomb explodes near polio vaccination team in Peshawar 07-10-2013 12:09 PM

    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...
  • Encephalitis claims 9 more lives; toll crosses 300 mark 26-09-2013 12:01 PM

    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...
  • Brinda Karat demands action against those involved in vaccine trial 03-09-2013 10:03 PM

    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...
  • Supreme Court seeks Centre's reply on plea to ban pentavalent vaccine 02-09-2013 12:56 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking its direction to ban use of pentavalent vaccine, which prevents diseases like Hepatitis-B and diphtheria in children. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam issued notice to the Centre on a plea of senior doctor...
  • 'Teeka Express' to provide doorstep vaccination services across state 02-08-2013 12:41 PM

    A mobile health care system which will help vaccinate children at their doorsteps to protect them from life-threatening diseases was on Thursday launched in Rajasthan's Alwar by Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Jitendra Singh was also present at the launch of the...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad launches mobile vaccine vans for children 01-08-2013 09:18 PM

    National Teeka Express, an initiative to protect children from life-threatening diseases, was launched by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajasthan's Alwar district on Thursday. "Vaccines of seven deadly diseases will be distributed in villages and hamlets under this scheme. This affirms our commitment to vaccinate children in remote...
  • Pak: Gunmen kill woman polio worker, WHO suspends campaign 29-05-2013 10:23 AM

    Islamabad: Suspected militants shot and killed a woman polio vaccinator and injured another in an attack in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, prompting the World Health Organisation to suspend its vaccination campaign. Two gunmen riding a motorcycle fired at the vaccinators at Badabher area on the outskirts of...
  • Diarrhoea is life threatening for children under 2 years: Dr NK Arora 23-05-2013 04:40 PM

    A landmark study published in 'The Lancet' pinpoints rotavirus as the major cause of diarrhoeal disease among Indian children. The findings can guide prevention, treatment and research on diarrhoeal diseases which globally claim the lives of 800,000 children every year. Dr NK Arora, executive director, The Inclen Trust, joined IBNLive...
  • Human health is not a priority for our government: Dr T Jacob John 26-04-2013 05:14 PM

    The week between April 24 and April 30 is marked as World Immunization Week. India has already weeded out Polio but several other life-threatening diseases remain. What should be the next priorities? Virologist and pediatrician Dr. Jacob John shared his perspective with IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue....
  • First vaccine to help control autism symptoms developed 26-04-2013 12:41 PM

    Toronto: Scientists have developed the first-ever vaccine for gut bacteria common in autistic children that may also help control some autism symptoms. Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the gut bug Clostridium bolteae. C bolteae is known to play a role in...
  • Pakistani Taliban willing to back polio vaccination 13-04-2013 11:59 AM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has said they will back the government's polio vaccination program if they are guaranteed it will not be used to mask a US espionage campaign. "We're not opposed to any vaccination if we are convinced that the dose for polio is allowed by Islam and that...
  • Dengue vaccine closer to reality, say researchers 09-04-2013 01:30 PM

    Washington: Researchers have inched closer to developing a novel therapy using mutated antibodies to protect people from the dengue virus. Scientists, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research, said that nearly half of the world's population is at risk of infection by the dengue virus, yet...
  • Scientists closer to developing more effective HIV vaccine 04-04-2013 04:51 PM

    Washington: Scientists have tracked the earliest days of a man's robust immune response to HIV which may lead to a potential new vaccine for the deadly virus. The research team, led by Barton F Haynes from Duke Human Vaccine Institute and John Mascola of the NIH Vaccine Research Center, has...
  • Petition against pentavelent vaccine 14-12-2011 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: As the five-in-one or pentavalent vaccine is set to roll out in Kerala and Tamil Nadu - chosen because these states have the best immunisation programs in place - CNN-IBN finds another vaccine controversy is brewing. There are several points of criticism - one, that this vaccine isn't...
  • Kerala kids to get new pentavalent vaccine shots 06-12-2011 05:06 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the Universal Immunisation Programme of the Indian government, Kerala will on Dec 14 introduce the pentavalent vaccine which provides protection to a child from five life-threatening diseases. The pentavalent vaccine will replace the current hepatitis B and DPT primary vaccines schedule in the immunisation programme. The...
  • 30 years of HIV: Still no vaccine for AIDS 01-12-2011 09:21 AM

    Mumbai: Thirty years since the first reported case of a person infected with the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus or HIV and 25 million deaths later, there's still no realistic prospect of a vaccine against the disease, AIDS. One of the main reasons is that HIV is such a complex virus! There...
  • Japanese Encephalitis vaccines to be ready soon 19-11-2011 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: There is some good news in the fight against Japanese Encephalitis that has claimed the lives of several children in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Department of Biotechnology Secretary Dr MK Bhan says by March 2012, three Indian companies will introduce vaccines for the new strain of Japanese...
  • Pneumonia kills infants due to lack of vaccine 15-11-2011 09:16 AM

    Mumbai: One child below the age of five dies in India every four minutes. Most of these deaths occur due to preventable illnesses like pneumonia. The International Access Vaccine Centre blames India for not introducing the latest vaccines. But can that alone save nearly four lakh children's lives every year?...
  • UP: Encephalitis claims lives of 40 children 31-10-2011 12:10 PM

    Mahrajganj (UP): Forty children have died due to encephalitis in Mahranganj district in the last two months, health officials said here on Monday. "Since September, 230 encephalitis patients were admitted for treatment, of which 40 children died, while 55 children are still being treated in the Nehru Chikitsalya of BRD...
  • Coming soon: A vaccine for malaria

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    It's a eureka moment for scientists ... Experts have made a breakthrough with a malaria Vaccine being clinically tested in Africa right now. The new...

  • Anti-malaria vaccine in sight, claim researchers 18-07-2011 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: Researchers have claimed that they are very close to developing an anti-malaria vaccine. Almost 15,000 African children are participating in the phase three trials for the initiative. Two-year-old Philip Ouma is getting a shot that could transform the fight against malaria. He is one of the 15,000 African...