Rotavirus Vaccine Gives No Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Rotavirus Vaccine Gives No Type 1 Diabetes Prevention
Review of nearly 8000 Swedish children with incident type 1 diabetes showed no signal of a protective effect from rotavirus vaccination, which started in Sweden during 2014 –2019.First Look (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 12, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Data Doesn ’t Support New COVID-19 Booster Shots for Most, Says Vaccine Expert
In a perspective published Jan. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine, vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit says it’s time to rethink booster recommendations. In the third year of the pandemic, the population’s immune situation is vastly different from what it was in 2019 when SARS-CoV-2 emerged. Now, most people have been vaccinated against the virus, been infected with it (once or multiple times), or both. And the latest data show that the newest booster shot, which targets the Omicron BA.4/5 strain and original virus variants in a bivalent formulation, isn’t that much more effective in generating virus-fi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Small victories: South Africa is struggling to improve kids ’ health decades after apartheid’s demise
KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA— By her country’s standards at the time, there was nothing too unusual about how Nosipho Mshengu arrived in the world. She was born on the side of the road on 20 September 1993, as her mother tried to get from Mafakatini, a rural village in South Africa where there was then no health facility, to a Roman Catholic clinic an hour away. The bus she awaited was nowhere in sight when time ran out, and Mshengu made her entry then and there. This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. A little more than 14 years later, Mshengu was pregnant herself. Her labor story...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 22, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Fully Liquid Presentation of GSK ’s Rotarix Vaccine to Prevent Gastroenteritis Caused by Rotavirus
New fully liquid formulation of Rotarix removes the need to reconstitute prior to administration, for improved convenience Clinical data demonstrated non-inferiority of immunogenicity as compared to the lyophilized formulation of Rotarix and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 7, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CDC: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on October 19-20, 2022. The agenda will include discussions on influenza vaccines, pneumococcal vaccine, meningococcal vaccines, respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, dengue vaccines, adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule, COVID-19 vaccines, and Chikungunya vaccine. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting is open to the...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Jigawa Vaccinates 1 Million People Against Cholera
[Premium Times] Rotavirus vaccine a vaccine used to protect children against certain viruses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotavirus Vaccine Integrated Into National Vaccine Programme Amid Shortfalls
[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria -- Nigeria this week added a rotavirus vaccine to its national program that is expected to prevent 50,000 deaths of children per year from the diarrheal disease. But the launch comes amid shortages of the vaccine in countries such as Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Introduces Rotavirus Vaccines Into Routine Immunisation
[Premium Times] The NPHCDA boss noted that the rotavirus vaccine introduction has the potential to avert over 110,000 deaths in 10 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Govt Introduces Rotavirus Vaccine to Avert 110,000 Children's Deaths
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government yesterday flagged off rotavirus vaccine in Nigeria's Routine Immunization Schedule and this year's African Vaccination Week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Introduces Rotavirus Vaccine to Avert 110,000 Children's Deaths
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government yesterday flagged off rotavirus vaccine in Nigeria's Routine Immunization Schedule and this year's African Vaccination Week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Federal Govt Introduces Vaccine to Fight 50,000 Diarrhoea Deaths Annually
[Leadership] Federal government has said that about 50,000 deaths occur in children under five years in Nigeria as a result of rotavirus infection, saying vaccination against the virus will avert these deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kissing Can Spread Norovirus; Mood Tied to Bowel Prep Symptoms; Anti-TNF & Psoriasis
(MedPage Today) -- NIH scientists discovered that enteric viruses such as norovirus and rotavirus can replicate and spread through saliva, making talking, coughing, sneezing, and kissing potential routes of transmission. (Nature) As of the latest... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 30, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Viruses survive in fresh water by ‘hitchhiking’ on plastic, study finds
Intestinal viruses such as rotavirus were found to be infectious for up to three days by attaching to microplastics, research showsDangerous viruses can remain infectious for up to three days in fresh water by hitchhiking on plastic, researchers have found.Enteric viruses that cause diarrhoea and stomach upsets, such as rotavirus, were found to survive in water by attaching to microplastics, tiny particles less than 5mm long. They remain infectious, University of Stirling researchers found, posing a potential health risk.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Karen McVeigh Tags: Plastics Environment Health Oceans Pollution Society Biology Science Microbiology Source Type: news

Bill Gates Says the World Got Lucky With COVID-19: ‘It Could Have Been Way More Fatal’
The cost of the COVID-19 pandemic is staggering, in terms of both human life and and economic activity. But Bill Gates believes humanity is fortunate that the virus was not even more devastating. “I have to say, given the toll of this pandemic 20 million dead globally, a million in the U.S., and it could have been way more fatal. We just got lucky that the death rate per case was like 0.2%,” Gates told TIME senior correspondent Alice Park during the TIME 100 Summit in New York City on Tuesday. While the official global death toll from COVID-19 is about 6.3 million, experts estimate that the real number of death...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 nationpod News sponsorshipblock TIME100 Summit 2022 time1002022 Source Type: news

Protecting your baby against rotavirus
This leaflet answers your questions on the vaccine that protects babies against rotavirus infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news