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Latest Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine Stories

2014-03-10 12:25:44

WOODBRIDGE, ON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX: PVTTF) (CSE: PVO), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and overall health, announced today that James Connolly has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Connolly brings over 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to Pivotal, including 23 years in various leadership positions at Wyeth,...

2014-01-11 23:02:38

In response to an article published by Healio Pediatrics, Dr. Michael Gabriel discusses the studies found on children in day care centers and their pneumococcal carriage. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel, of Gabriel Pediatrics, responds to an article published by Healio Pediatrics on December 23, which reports that being a pneumococcal carrier changes throughout age, but can still be a problem within places like day cares. According to the Healio Pediatrics article...

2014-01-07 13:38:28

Findings suggest utility of text messaging to monitor safety Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the fever was brief, and medical care was sought for few children, supporting the routine immunization schedule for these vaccines, including the recommendation to...

2013-11-26 13:36:03

Advent of PCV-13 vaccine in 2010 contributed to sharp downward trend Otitis media, more commonly known as ear infection, is the leading cause of pediatric health care visits and the most frequent reason children are prescribed antibiotics or undergo surgery. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered that, during recent years, several interventions have been introduced aiming to decrease the otitis media burden — and they've been successful....

2013-11-18 20:21:18

Professor Fred Binka, Dr. Joseph J. Kim, and Dr. George R. Siber to join the International Vaccine Institute's Board SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) announced today that Professor Fred Binka, Dr. Joseph J. Kim, Dr. George R. Siber, and will join the IVI Board of Trustees. The three new Board members, who hail from Ghana, the United States, and Canada, respectively, will serve a three-year term to oversee the governance and...

2013-11-18 08:29:25

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genocea Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing novel T cell vaccines, announced today that Katrine Bosley, who previously served as an independent board member, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors. Previous Chairman, George Siber, M.D., will continue to serve as an Executive Director on the Company's Board of Directors and head of the Company's Scientific Advisory Board. "We are fortunate to continue to...

2013-09-25 10:24:47

Everything published by PLOS Medicine is open access: freely available for anyone to read, download, redistribute and otherwise use, as long as the authorship is properly attributed. Please mention PLOS Medicine in your report and use the links below to take your readers straight to the online articles: -Acupuncture or counseling plus usual care may improve depression symptoms -Vaccine against pneumococcal infections has led to widespread reduction in serious disease -The importance...

2013-09-04 08:19:59

The use of 4 different 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine immunization schedules in healthy term infants resulted in no statistically significant differences in antibody levels between the infants after the booster dose at 12 months of age for almost all serotypes, according to a study in the September 4 issue of JAMA. "The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that more than 800,000 children younger than 5 years died from pneumococcal disease in 2000, making it the leading...

2013-07-11 13:05:23

Children who receive a vaccine to prevent blood and ear infections, appear to be reducing the spread of pneumonia to the rest of the population, especially their grandparents and other older adults. Results of a new Vanderbilt study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and published in the July 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine show infant vaccination against pneumococcal bacteria since 2000 has reduced pneumonia hospitalization by more than 10...

2013-07-10 12:27:08

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FinancialNewsMedia.com issues market news updates for today's active healthcare companies Pharmacyclics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC), Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLDX), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) Pharmacyclics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC) today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the investigational oral Bruton's...