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2009-07-31 11:35:00

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vaccinations begin soon after birth and continue throughout life. Making sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ones, and your communities from disease,"...

2009-07-30 12:52:39

In this week's New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in Singapore, The Netherlands and France report that they have developed a novel immunization method that will induce fast and effective protection in humans against the life-threatening malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, which infects 350 to 500 million people world-wide and kills over one million people each year."It is not practical to apply the experimental method used in our study as a means of vaccination," said Laurent...

2009-07-27 15:10:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that it has shipped the first doses of the 2009-2010 formulation of Fluzone((R)), Influenza Virus Vaccine. Fluzone vaccine is indicated for active immunization in people 6 months of age and older against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B contained in the seasonal influenza vaccine. Fluzone vaccine is the only...

2009-07-22 09:20:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Young adults may have grown up in an era of information overload, but they have alarmingly little awareness of the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases and the need to keep up with vaccinations into adulthood, new data show. For example, 84 percent of Americans over the age of 50 know that tetanus causes lockjaw and that they need to get a tetanus shot every 10 years. By contrast, just 49 percent of young adults aged 18 to 26 are aware of that...

2009-07-07 10:03:48

 Antibodies to a wide range of substances that can aggregate to form plaques, such as those found in Alzheimer's patients, have been identified in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy people. Levels of these antibodies decline with age and, in Alzheimer's patients, with increasing progression of the disease.These findings by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers and outside collaborators, described in a paper to be published online July 6 in the journal Proceedings...

2009-06-04 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday contributed $75 million to improve and expand children's immunization programs in developing countries. The contribution is part of the overall U.S. commitment to global health and the new global health initiative, a 6-year, $63 billion dollar effort announced by President Obama in May. The grant was announced by Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew at the Global Alliance for...

2009-05-22 19:46:32

U.S. researchers say they can prevent ear infections in animals with new vaccines rubbed on the skin. The experimental vaccines were applied in a new way -- a method called transcutaneous vaccination -- which involved placing a droplet of each vaccine onto the ear and rubbing it into the skin Previous work in our lab showed that after immunization by injection, each of the three vaccine candidates prevented experimental ear infections caused by NTHi, study researcher Laura Novotny of the...

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2009-05-21 10:25:00

An experimental vaccine applied the surface of the skin appears to protect against certain types of ear infections. Scientists from the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, report their findings today at the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Philadelphia. "Our data are the first to show that transcutaneous immunization is an effective way to prevent experimental ear infections and lays the foundation for an effective, yet...

2009-05-08 21:59:36

Children adopted from countries such as Russia, China or Guatemala may not be protected against polio or measles despite vaccine records, U.S. researchers say. Emaculate Verla-Tebit and colleagues at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland obtained data from 465 children who visited the International Adoption Clinic at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital between 2001 and 2006, and who presented for care within 180 days of arrival in the United States. The study,...

2009-05-05 10:28:57

Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital researchers report findings at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting According to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, there are several factors that contribute to children missing immunization visits. The findings will be reported in a platform presentation at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual...


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