"Incredible Hulk" Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after vaccination goes horribly wrong
(Natural News) A famous Hollywood celebrity is in the hospital after he reportedly experienced a series of horrific adverse effects following a pneumonia vaccination. Lou Ferrigno, the 67-year-old who played the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk, tweeted a picture of himself lying in a hospital bed with IVs attached to his arm, along with a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno, 67, hospitalized after 'botched pneumonia vaccine'
Ferrigno, 67, posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Twitter on Wednesday, saying the shot left him with fluid in his bicep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Incredible Hulk' actor Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after pneumonia vaccination
Actor Lou Ferrigno, star of the late 1970s TV series 'The Incredible Hulk,' says he got a vaccine shot for pneumonia that left him hospitalized with fluid in his bicep. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most US Adults Have Not Gotten A Flu Shot For This Mild Season
(CNN) — Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to NORC, which has conducted the National Immunization Survey for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2005. Another 14% who remain unvaccinated claim that they will get the shot, the survey indicates. Even if they do as they intend, that leaves considerably more than a third of adults (41%) who have not — and will not &mdas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Flu Shot Local TV Source Type: news

It ’ s National Influenza Vaccination Week!
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2018, is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Why December? Flu vaccination coverage estimates from past seasons have shown that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November. Flu isn’t a “bad cold” and can result in serious health problems (complications), such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitaliz...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Assessing cost effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Measles Cases Spiked Worldwide Last Year Due to ‘Gaps in Vaccination Coverage’: New Report
Reported cases of measles spiked in 2017, threatening years of public health progress and pointing to gaps in vaccination coverage worldwide, according to new data released Thursday from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2017, reported measles incidence dropped by 83%, saving about 21 million lives and resulting in an 80% decline in measles mortality, the new data shows. But toward the end of that time period, researchers observed a worrisome trend: between 2016 and 2017, reported measles cases increased by 31% globally. Increases were observed i...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped for the Third Year in a Row. Drugs and Suicide Are Partly to Blame
U.S. life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third consecutive year, as deaths by suicide and drug overdose continue to claim more American lives. The average American could expect to live to 78.6 years old in 2017, down from 78.7 in 2016, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). That decline may be modest, but it marks the third year in a row that life expectancy at birth has fallen — a noteworthy phenomenon, since the previous multiyear drop recorded by the NCHS was in the early 1960s. The modern trend seems to be pr...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Breakthrough in understanding how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defences
(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breakthrough in understanding how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses
(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Millions of at-risk patients have yet to get their flu jab this winter because of delivery problems
Just 33.8 per cent of over-65s have been vaccinated, compared to 53.7 per cent this time last year, according to a Public Heath England national flu report. This is despite the risk of pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs Cause Confusion Among Docs
THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 -- While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations, according to a study published in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Here ’s How to Tell if You Have a Cold or the Flu
Your nose is dripping like a leaky faucet, your throat is sore and you can’t stop sneezing. You don’t have a fever, but you feel wiped out—like you could curl up on the floor and fall asleep. Do you have a cold or the flu? If you guessed cold, you’re probably right. But experts say that differentiating the common cold (an upper respiratory infection) from the flu (influenza) can be trickier than most people assume. “There is huge overlap among non-influenza viruses and the symptoms produced by influenza and other bugs,” says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine and community...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Flu, Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates on the Rise
Jane Martin, RN, director of nursing for a small skilled nursing facility in rural Georgia, has won a major immunization coup. In a community that has no hospital, no public transportation services, and only one medical office served by nurse practitioners — a community where getting vaccinations has traditionally “not been a top priority” — her facility, Treutlen Health and Rehabilitation, has achieved a near-perfect flu vaccination record for its patients and its staff in the last 8 years or so. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Inhaled corticosteroids linked to higher infection risk
People using ICS at much greater risk of developing non-TB mycobacteria lung infections Related items fromOnMedica Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Macrolide antibiotics improve symptoms in bronchiectasis Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD, says NICE Pneumonia guidelines might raise death rate More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

5 Qs on Vaccines for People Over 50
Sample:  Which vaccine is considered optional for healthy adults aged 50-64 years? Hepatitis A? Pneumococcal? Other? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

First Case Of Dog Flu Confirmed In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – Dog owners are being urged to vaccinate their pets as the first case of canine flu this year has been confirmed in Massachusetts. A six-month-old poodle was treated and released on Aug. 14 after a two-day stay at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center. The MSPCA is urging owners of at-risk dogs to consider vaccinating their pets against the highly contagious virus for added protection. Veterinarians estimate that the the vaccine is about 60 percent effective. Dr. Virginia Sinnott of Angell’s Emergency & Critical Care Unit examines a dog after Massachusetts saw its first confirmed case...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Angell Animal Medical Center dog flu MSPCA Source Type: news

Vaccinations in Decline at Heart Failure Hospitalization Vaccinations in Decline at Heart Failure Hospitalization
The drop in flu and pneumococcal vaccinations in such vulnerable patients in the analysis was worrisome; their cardioprotective efficacy was also questioned. But the data have caveats.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Funding of flu vaccines 2018/19
NHS England has published a briefing for CCGs and NHS England local teams about changes for some CCGs to the mechanism for funding seasonal flu and adult pneumococcal vaccines. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Six Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Patients
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Kenya:Alarm As Children Miss Vaccines Due to Health Workers' Strikes
[Nation] A prolonged health workers strike last year has cost the country its gains in immunisation coverage, exposing children under one year to polio, pneumonia and tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nurse-Driven Protocol Increased Vaccination for Flu, Pneumonia
A pilot protocol developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center resulted in exponential increases in both influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations in the outpatient setting. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth Rodriguez, DNP, RN, OCN Source Type: news

Drop in Childhood Pneumococcal, Hib Deaths From 2000 to 2015
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) deaths in children decreased between 2000 and 2015, following introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and Hib vaccine, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Funding two pneumococcal vaccines cost  effective in Canada
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

13-Valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine better value for money
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia Vaccination: Who Should Have One?
Title: Pneumonia Vaccination: Who Should Have One?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/8/2006 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Huge drop in children dying of meningitis and pneumonia
Hib and pneumococcus once killed thousands a year in the US and Europe, and still do in developing countries. A new Johns Hopkins report finds vaccines are driving down the rate of deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccination (Pneumonia Vaccine)
Title: Pneumococcal Vaccination (Pneumonia Vaccine)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/12/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

1.35 million children's lives saved by HiB and pneumococcal vaccines since 2000
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries, according to new estimates from a team led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

1.45 million children's lives saved by HiB and pneumococcal vaccines since 2000
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries, according to new estimates from a team led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to surpass Pfizer Inc. to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found l ed by new investor TPG Growth, the five-year-old… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to surpass Pfizer Inc. to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found l ed by new investor TPG Growth, the five-year-old… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to jump Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found led by new investor TPG Growth, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In quest to leapfrog Pfizer, Peninsula vaccine company gets $85 million injection
The vaccine that halts pneumonia, meningitis and other bloodstream infections is good, but SutroVax Inc. has 85 million new reasons to believe it can do better. The Foster City company added $85 million in a Series C round and welcomed a well-respected biopharmaceutical executive as chairman as it hopes to jump Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) to produce a broader, next-generation vaccine against a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. Thanks to the Series C found led by new investor TPG Growth, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

SutroVax Announces $85M Series C Financing led by TPG Growth
Provides growth capital to advance pneumococcal vaccine to clinic and beyond Preeminent executive vaccinologist, Moncef Slaoui, appointed Board Chairman Strategic alignment established with Lonza Pharma & Biotech to create end-to-end supply chain ... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital, Personnel SutroVax, pneumococcal vaccine, vaccine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Disease: A Vaccine Preventable Threat
Pneumococcal disease is one of the leading causes of illness among children and seniors. The potentially deadly pneumococcal bacteria causes pneumonia, but it also causes meningitis, sinusitis, sepsis, and ear infections. However, a pneumococcal vaccine can protect both children and adults. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research on immune response to PCV in preterm infants earns ESPID-PIDJ Award
(Wolters Kluwer Health) A study showing that pneumococcal vaccination produces a lasting antibody response in preterm infants has been named winner of the inaugural ESPID-PIDJ Award, recognizing the best paper submitted to The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ) by a member of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of the ESPID, is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO launches business case for immunization in Africa at the World Health Assembly
Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2018 – Today at the 71st World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the business case for WHO immunization activities on the African Continent 2018-2030,which outlines how WHO will support African Member States achieve universal immunization coverage.  While Africa has made tremendous progress in improving access to immunization, most countries are off track to achieve the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90% national immunization coverage by 2020.Every year, more than 30 million children under-five fall sick due to vaccine-preventable diseases (VP...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 24, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Recipe to Save 700,000 Young Children a Year: Clean Water & Decent Toilets
This study adds to the evidence that the lives of hundreds of thousands of young children could be saved each year if these pillars of development were combined with other health interventions.WaterAid and Defeat DD are calling on governments and donors to align child health and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, policies and financing to address this unnecessary health crisis more effectively and more efficiently. These investments create a positive cycle that builds human capital, strengthens economies, reduces future healthcare costs and contributes to national development.This July the UN’s Sustainable Dev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Savio Carvalho Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Syria: MSF vaccinates tens of thousands of displaced children in west Aleppo
More than 51,000 children were vaccinated  measles, rubella, and pneumococcal disease and its complications.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Synflorix cost saving compared with Prevenar in New  Zealand
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pneumococcal vaccine cost  effective in older adults
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?
Beyond annual flu shots, federal health officials say older adults need protection against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But many grown-ups aren't getting vaccinated.(Image credit: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news