HPV Shot Rids 97-Year-Old of Advanced Skin Cancer
On a hunch, a doctor injected the Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, directly into the tumors of a woman with advanced skin cancer. The tumors disappeared. Nobody thinks it should be standard treatment, but it will spur more testing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:123 Million Infants Received Vaccine in 2017, WHO, Unicef Say
[Premium Times] UN agencies said a record-breaking of about 123 million, or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017 globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GPs and pharmacists have cut quit-smoking prescriptions by 75%
CCGs must retract all guidance that withdraws GPs ’ right to prescribe stop-smoking medications Related items fromOnMedica Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Pledge to cut 1000 alcohol deaths Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Age Threshold of 50 for New Zoster Vaccine Not Cost-Effective: Study Age Threshold of 50 for New Zoster Vaccine Not Cost-Effective: Study
The new Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guideline that recommends the new recombinant adjuvanted zoster subunit vaccine (RZV) over the live attenuated zoster vaccine (ZVL) and lowers the vaccination age to 50 years is not cost-effective, according to a new analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Join the " Power to Prevent HPV Cancer " Summer Campaign
The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable's Power to Prevent HPV Cancer communications package makes it easy for you to encourage the healthcare providers, systems administrators, clinical practice staff and immunizers in your local health department and at other local organizations to flex their super powers and prevent HPV cancers. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Get Ready for National Immunization Awareness Month 2018
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), held in August, is an annual observance to promote the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. To facilitate local support of this national awareness effort, the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) developed a communications and messaging toolkit for each week of NIAM 2017. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Record 123 million infants received at least one vaccine in 2017, says UN
A record-breaking total of around 123 million,  or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Not Tied to Spontaneous Abortion
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- The quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (4vHPV) is not associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion when inadvertently given before or during pregnancy, according to a study published in the July issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Toxins.news offers a wealth of knowledge on heavy metals, pesticides, vaccines and more
(Natural News) We live in a toxin-laden world; there’s no doubt about that. Whether it’s in food, vaccines, the water we drink or the skies above, there is no shortage of harmful pollutants in modern society. But getting the details on what’s contaminating the food you eat and the water you drink, or what lurks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inflammation: What can deep-diving seals teach us?
Inflammation is a part of many diseases, so researchers are keen to understand how it may be modified. A new study suggests that seals may offer insight. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

'Groundbreaking' diabetes research catches insurers' attention
When Gov. Charlie Baker called Massachusetts General Hospital diabetes researcher Dr. Denise Faustman, she thought it was a prank. It was 5 o’clock on a Friday afternoon in 2017, days after the latest research on Faustman’s work in diabetes had been released. Faustman had been studying a vaccine that could potentially reverse type 1 diabetes. Often, mothers of diabetic children would try to get her on the phone by pretend ing to be the FDA, she said. “(I said) take a message. I don’t believe… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Health Canada ordered to release confidential drug company data on HPV vaccines
A Federal Court judge has ordered Health Canada to release to an American researcher reams of clinical trial data on five medications, undercutting the federal government’s attempts to keep the information confidential. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

'Groundbreaking' MGH diabetes research catches eye of Gov. Baker, insurers
When Gov. Charlie Baker called Massachusetts General Hospital diabetes researcher Dr. Denise Faustman, she thought it was a prank. It was 5 o’clock on a Friday afternoon in 2017, days after the latest research on Faustman’s work in diabetes had been released. Faustman had been studying a vaccine that could potentially reverse type 1 diabetes. Often, mothers of diabetic children would try to get her on the phone by pretend ing to be the FDA, she said. “(I said) take a message. I don’t believe… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

'Groundbreaking' MGH diabetes research catches eye of Gov. Baker, insurers
When Gov. Charlie Baker called Massachusetts General Hospital diabetes researcher Dr. Denise Faustman, she thought it was a prank. It was 5 o’clock on a Friday afternoon in 2017, days after the latest research on Faustman’s work in diabetes had been released. Faustman had been studying a vaccine that could potentially reverse type 1 diabetes. Often, mothers of diabetic children would try to get her on the phone by pretend ing to be the FDA, she said. “(I said) take a message. I don’t believe… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Yale researchers identify target for novel malaria vaccine
Researchers have created a vaccine that protects against malaria infection in mouse models, paving the way for the development of a human vaccine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers identify target for novel malaria vaccine
(Yale University) A Yale-led team of researchers have created a vaccine that protects against malaria infection in mouse models, paving the way for the development of a human vaccine that works by targeting the specific protein that parasites use to evade the immune system. The study was published by Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public 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

Mosaic HIV-1 Vaccine Induces Responses in Humans, Monkeys
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- A mosaic adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26)-based HIV-1 vaccine induces immune responses in humans and rhesus monkeys, according to a study published online July 6 in The Lancet. Dan H. Barouch, M.D., from Harvard Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

TB vaccine shows promise against diabetes
For Hodalis Gaytan, 20, living with Type 1 diabetes means depending on an assortment of expensive medicines and devices to stay healthy. Test strips. Needles. A glucose meter. Insulin. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervarix (Human Papillomavirus Bivalent Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO, Adamawa Move Against Cholera in High-Risk Councils
[Guardian] Maiduguri -World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, says the global agency in collaboration with the state government has taken a vaccination campaign to very prone councils in the wake of the recent cholera outbreak in Adamawa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stringent Vaccination of Cancer Patients: Is It Important? Stringent Vaccination of Cancer Patients: Is It Important?
New recommendations provide guidance for immunization of cancer patients and survivors.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fertility treatment does not appear to raise serious cancer risk
Small higher risk of non-invasive breast and ovarian tumours may not be due to treatment Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer Unprotected sex among British teens – soars Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Use of contraceptive pill may lead to longer life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An economic analysis of flu vaccination
A report published by International Longevity Centre – UK presents findings from a new economic model of the costs and benefits of flu vaccination in England using recent efficacy data. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks across England
Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had two doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mixed Results with TB Vaccines in Trial
(MedPage Today) -- No difference for initial infection, but reduced rates of sustained QFT conversions versus placebo (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New study proves the FDA is actively suppressing information about the harmful effects of Gardasil
(Natural News) Young, healthy women who experience amenorrhea, ovarian failure, and infertility have likely been damaged by Merck’s HPV vaccine. A new study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health analyzed data on pregnancy outcomes, comparing women who received an HPV vaccine with those who did not. The data analysis is titled, “A lowered probability... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIAID scientists create 3D structure of 1918 influenza virus-like particles
Details could advance vaccine development for several human diseases. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mandera Polio Jab Drive Targets Over 200,000 Children
[Nation] At least 205,000 children under the age of five years will receive the polio vaccine in a campaign that has begun in Mandera County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Moffitt licensing deal could provide new approach for some cancer patients
Moffitt Cancer Center and MultiVir Inc., a Houston-based immune oncology company, have agreed to work together to develop a personalized cancer vaccine. The therapeutic vaccine, made up of a patient’s own cells, would activate cancer-fighting immune cells to target a genetic mutation found in nearly 50 percent of all cancers, Moffitt said in a press release. Moffitt, based in Tampa and the only Florida institution designated by the National Can cer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Outbreak - WHO Begins Vaccination Exercise in Adamawa
[Premium Times] In response to the cholera outbreak in Adamawa State, the World Health Organisation has began the first round of the two-phase oral vaccination (OCV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS England tells staff groups to act on flu vaccine
NHS England is calling on the royal colleges to provide an action plan to encourage uptake of the flu vaccine among staff, after a clinical study made a direct link between vaccination and mortality rates. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NIAID dcientists create 3D structure of 1918 influenza virus-like particles
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Virus-like particles (VLPs) are protein-based structures that mimic viruses and bind to antibodies. Because VLPs aren't infectious, they show promise as vaccine platforms for many viral diseases, including influenza. Since details about influenza VLPs are scant, a team of researchers developed a 3D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus. The research, conducted by NIAID scientists, could benefit VLP vaccine projects, targeting a range of viruses from HIV to Ebola and SARS coronavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NEJM publishes final results from phase two study showing vaccines can reduce rate of sustained TB infections
(Burness) Aeras, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), today announced the publication of the full results from a Phase 2, randomized, controlled clinical trial of two TB vaccines-- the currently available BCG vaccine and an investigational vaccine, H4:IC31--in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hepatitis C vaccine could dramatically reduce transmission in people who inject drugs
(Loyola University Health System) Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that if a hepatitis C vaccine were successfully developed, it would dramatically reduce transmission of hepatitis C among drug users -- even though it's unlikely such a vaccine would provide complete immunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cleaning out pollen shells (video)
(American Chemical Society) As allergy season intensifies, many people are cursing pollen -- the powdery substance released by plants for reproduction. However, pollen may serve a purpose beyond making new plants and triggering sneezes. In ACS Biomaterials Science& Engineering, researchers report a new method for cleaning out the insides of pollen grains so that the non-allergenic shells can be used to carry medicines or vaccines into the human body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Explaining Herd Immunity May Convince More People to Get Flu Shots Explaining Herd Immunity May Convince More People to Get Flu Shots
The knowledge that getting a flu shot can help prevent flu from spreading in the community may help convince more people to get vaccinated, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kenya:Counties Target Two Million Children in Polio Vaccination Drive
[Nation] The Lamu County Health department is targeting at least 21,217 children under the age of five years for polio immunization campaign starting Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- Public health vaccine opposition has been growing in recent years in the United States, and has resulted in measles outbreaks, according to a policy forum article published online June 12 in PLOS Medicine. Jacqueline K.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why polio outbreaks are returning in unexpected places
With the world on the brink of polio eradication, the same oral vaccine used to stamp out the virus also might be behind rare outbreaks of the disease. Experts weigh in on what that means for ongoing eradication efforts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why polio outbreaks keep coming back in unexpected places
With the world on the brink of polio eradication, the same oral vaccine used to stamp out the virus also might be behind rare outbreaks of the disease. Experts weigh in on what that means for ongoing eradication efforts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two babies die following MMR vaccination
The Samoan government has launched an inquiry into the deaths of two one-year-old infants after a routine vaccination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune discovery should help develop improved vaccines for infants and newborns
(Trinity College Dublin) Specific immune danger signals are highly efficient in triggering immune responses in infants and newborns, whose immune systems function very differently to those of adults. The scientists believe their discovery could reduce both the age at which vaccines can be first administered, and the need for multiple booster shots. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Vaccines.news brings you the latest research on vaccines, updates on vaccine mandates and more
(Natural News) Vaccine dogma is everywhere, from the mainstream media to conventional healthcare practitioners – and its even present at a government level. That’s why keeping up with the latest vaccine research and legislative initiatives is so important. Being well-informed is essential, but getting real information about what’s in vaccines, and what kinds of problems... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
Title: Experimental HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Early TrialCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - July 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine: The power of first impressions
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) report that individuals who had been inoculated with the newer pertussis vaccine as part of their initial series of shots, mount a weaker recall response when receiving booster shots later on. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Certain antibodies against a sugar are associated with malaria protection
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Certain type of antibodies againstα-Gal- a carbohydrate expressed by many organisms including the malaria parasite- could protect against malaria, according to a new study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. The results, published in Scientific Reports, indicate that a-Gal is an interesting candidate to include in future vaccines against malaria and other infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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