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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Not Yet a Global Emergency, WHO Says
World health leaders met on Friday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and concluded that for the time being, while the outbreak is serious, it is not a public health emergency of international concern. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in Geneva. Tedros, as he prefers to be called, previously visited an affected area of the country and said he’s impressed by the local response. “We were encouraged by what we have seen despite the cha...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

An epidemiological study of animal bite cases in a tertiary care center of Bhopal city: a cross-sectional study - Patel S, Toppo M, Lodha R.
BACKGROUND: Rabies is 100% fatal, 100% vaccine preventable disease, yet continues to kill. There are no global estimates of dog bite incidence; however, studies suggest that dog bites account for tens of millions of injuries annually. Tens of thousands of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Tremendous potential' for a herpes vaccine after success in animals
Universities in Louisiana and Pennsylvania have developed vaccines that stop monkeys and guinea pigs developing symptoms after being exposed to aggressive forms of the genital herpes virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA-led research finds vaccines against anthrax, plague and tularemia are effective in mice
Anthrax, plague and tularemia are three potent agents terrorists would be likely to use in an attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each is highly and quickly lethal to humans. But there are no licensed vaccines for tularemia and plague, and although there is an anthrax vaccine, it requires a burdensome immunization schedule and has severe side effects.Now, a UCLA-led group of researchers may have found a solution that, if found to be safe and effective in humans, could protect people from all three bacteria. The team used molecular engineering to develop vaccines against each that use a comm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bill Gates Commits $12 Million To Help Find A Universal Flu Vaccine
BOSTON (CBS Local) – After a devastating flu season around the world, Bill Gates is joining the search for a universal vaccine for the potentially deadly virus. The Details: Bill Gates is offering $12 million in grants to help create a universal flu vaccine Gates made the announcement on April 27 while warning about the risk of a global pandemic The CDC says the 2017-18 flu season has killed 160 children, the most in the U.S. since 2013  In a conference at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston on April 27, Gates stressed the need for new treatments and a better global response to futur...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bill Gates Chris Melore Flu Flu Vaccine Local TV Medicine talkers Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Growing up with animals makes you less stressed as an adult
A study finds that farm upbringings with animals build more resilience against stress-related physical and mental illness than pet-free city upbringings. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Growing up with animals could make you more resilient as an adult
A study finds that farm upbringings with animals build more resilience against stress-related physical and mental illness than pet-free city upbringings. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar Gears Up to Produce Own Livestock Vaccines Next Year
[Daily News] TANZANIA gears up to become self-reliant on livestock vaccine production, with the country's veterinary laboratory agency (TVLA) set to manufacture at least eleven such products by 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Marmosets as the canary in the coal mine for Zika
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) New research shows small, New World monkeys called marmosets may be an important animal model for emerging viruses with the potential for harmful effects on fetuses. Establishing animal models for emerging diseases, like Zika, is necessary for the development of vaccines, therapies and diagnostics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Innovative vaccine offers canine cancer patients a shot at a longer, happier life
(University of Pennsylvania) Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine is leading a multi-institutional clinical trial evaluating an immunotherapy approach to treat dogs with osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone. A new $775,000 grant from the Morris Animal Foundation will help her build on her past successes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Horses get the flu, too
(University of Rochester Medical Center) Flu vaccines for horses haven't been updated in more than 25 years, but researchers have developed a new live equine influenza vaccine that's safe and more protective than existing vaccines. Proactively preventing the spread of flu in animals is important, as animals are the most likely source of future human pandemics. Animals can be infected with multiple influenza viruses and have the potential to act as 'mixing vessels,' generating new strains that could infect people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Veterinary Group: Dogs Can ’t Get Autism, So Please Keep Vaccinating Them
Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the surreal message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners. It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their dogs due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals. “There’s currently ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Autism healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Dogs Can ’ t Have Autism, U.K. Officials Say After Vaccine Scare
The “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for outbreaks of measles in the U.S. and Europe has now turned to pets, leading officials to rebut claims about side effects from vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Animal Behavior Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Autism Veterinary Medicine Great Britain British Veterinary Association ITV (British television network - was offered iTV, which is either a case error in the tag name or another network...) Source Type: news

No, Your Dog Can ’ t Get Autism From a Vaccine
British officials were spurred to rebut claims about the possible side effects of vaccines because the “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for measles outbreaks has turned to pets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Animal Behavior Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Autism Veterinary Medicine Great Britain British Veterinary Association ITV (British television network - was offered iTV, which is either a case error in the tag name or another network...) Source Type: news

Malawi:Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak Hits Thyolo
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Thyolo District Animal Health and Livestock Development Officer (DAHLDO), Mckinley Gudubuza on Thursday expressed concern over inadequate vaccine to arrest lumpy skin disease outbreak which has hit dairy farmers in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DISGUSTING: Study finds that animal vaccines have no safeguards against contamination and contribute to serious pet diseases like cancer
(Natural News) Most of us are incredibly attached to our pets. As such, we do everything we can to prevent them from getting ill, including getting them vaccinated at the intervals recommended on the schedules we receive from their veterinarians. What we might not realize, however, is that in getting them vaccinated we may be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Combination Looks Promising
Scientists at the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered a novel, two-agent immunotherapy combination that worked surprisingly well in animal models with malignant mesothelioma. The discovery has sparked new optimism for immunotherapy, which has struggled to provide consistently positive results with aggressive cancers such as mesothelioma. “This is the beginning of a new story of hope, a new combination of immunotherapy,” Dr. Mark Poznansky, director of the VIC and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, told Asbestos.com. “It worked quite well in a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation awards $775K to test osteosarcoma immunotherapy vaccine in dogs
(Morris Animal Foundation) Morris Animal Foundation has awarded a $775,000 grant to the University of Pennsylvania to test a vaccine that could improve longevity and quality of life for dogs with the deadly bone tumor, osteosarcoma. The research team will conduct clinical trials to evaluate a novel immunotherapy treatment which combines a molecule expressed by cancer cells with a modified live form of the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop macaque model to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease spread by ticks in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. Infection with CCHF virus is fatal in nearly one of every three cases. No specific treatments or vaccines for CCHF exist, primarily because a suitable animal model for studying the disease has not been available. Now, as reported in Nature Microbiology, researchers at NIAID have developed a new animal model to study the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could BioSig Play a Vital Role in the Bioelectronics Market?
BioSig Technologies is hoping to make an impact in the $4.6 billion electrophysiology (EP) market with its first product offering. The Santa Monica, CA-based company is developing the Pure EP system, a surface electrocardiogram and intracardiac multichannel device. BioSig filed said it filed for FDA clearance of the Pure EP system in late March. Once the company receives FDA clearance then it would turn its attention toward gaining regulatory clearance in Europe. “We feel like we’ve made a very robust submission to FDA,” Ken Londoner, founder and CEO of BioSig, told MD+DI. The Pure EP Syste...
Source: MDDI - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Virus-like particle could lead to new cancer vaccine
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University scientists are engineering a virus-like particle, known as Qβ, that will generate anti-cancer immune responses in the body and potentially be used as a new vaccine for the treatment of cancer. The project, funded by a $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, will support the development of the vaccine to protect animals against cancerous cells that are currently untreatable, and could easily translate to vaccines for humans' use of spontaneously occurring cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UCLA scientists receive $7.7 million grant to study HIV recurrence
The virus that causes AIDS is known to hide in certain rare cells. When people with HIV stop taking their medications, the virus can re-emerge and multiply, or “rebound,” from those hiding places. To better combat HIV, scientists have been working to understand how and why the virus re-emerges.“It’s the resurrection of virus that you couldn’t see in the body before,” said Jerome Zack, professor of medicine and chair of the UCLA department of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Zack, who is director of the  UCLA Center ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stem cell vaccine immunizes lab mice against multiple cancers
(Cell Press) Stanford University researchers report that injecting mice with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) launched a strong immune response against breast, lung, and skin cancers. The vaccine also prevented relapses in animals that had tumors removed. The work appears in the journal Cell Stem Cell on Feb. 15. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places
Researchers have developed an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills the influenza virus but isn’t harmful to human skin or eyes, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. They hope the technology can be commercialized and marketed to prevent the spread of seasonal flu in public places, such as schools, hospitals, and airports. “We’ve known for a century that UV light is extremely efficient at killing microbes, bacteria, and viruses,” says study leader David Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. For that reason, UV devices are often u...
Source: TIME: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Australia's cat plague is back after 40 years – and the solution is vaccination
Herd immunity is essential. If parvovirus vaccination rates fall below 70%, cats are in troubleA deadly feline disease is now spreading between cats after hiding for nearly 40 years. Multiple cases of feline parvovirus, also known as cat plague, or panleukopenia, have been reported in stray kittens inthe greater Melbourne area this week.Feline parvovirus was a common disease in the 1960s and 1970s. Australia was one of the first countries to develop an effective vaccine. Once widespread vaccination became routine, the disease was pushed back into nature.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mark Westman and Richard Malik for The Conversation Tags: Veterinary medicine Cats Animals Pets Australia news New South Wales Veterinary science Medical research Source Type: news

Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice, Stanford researchers find
(Stanford University Medical Center) Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Recent Dog Flu Outbreaks Have Pet Owners Worried. Here ’s What to Know
The San Francisco SPCA announced Friday on Twitter that cases of dog flu had been confirmed in the Bay Area, and encouraged dog owners to contact their veterinarians if their pets display symptoms of the virus. California is one of several states that has reported outbreaks of dog flu, also known as canine influenza, over the past several months. The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, which monitors reports of dog flu around the country, confirmed that six dogs have tested positive for the canine influenza H3N2 virus in California in the last 45 days. Although there is also an H3N2 strain of human seasonal ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Can a dog get the flu Can dogs get the flu Can you give your dog the flu Dog flu 2018 Dog flu symptoms Dog flu symptoms and treatment dog flu vaccine healthytime public health Signs of dog flu Symptoms of dog flu the Source Type: news

The flu vaccine could get a much-needed boost
More than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized due to illnesses associated with the seasonal flu during the 2014 –15 flu season, according to federal estimates. A radical new approach to vaccine development at UCLA may help lower that figure for future flu seasons.The scientists used leading-edge genomics to identify and eliminate the virus ’s defense mechanisms, enabling them to develop a vaccine “candidate” — meaning that it must still undergo evaluation and approval by the FDA — that in animals has been proven to be safe and highly effective against influenza.In the study, which was pu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists Seek a Better Flu Vaccine
THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 -- Instead of getting a flu shot at the doctor's office, you might someday inhale a nasal spray vaccine at home. That's the goal of researchers who say a genetically engineered flu vaccine shows promise in animal research,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Investigation Raises Concerns About Animal Study Misreporting
(MedPage Today) -- TB vaccine debacle traced to cherry-picked results from preclinical models (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

TB vaccine that killed monkeys given to 1,400 babies
An information sheet given to the parents of the babies said the vaccine had been tested on animals and was ‘shown to be safe and effective’. But it did not mention the failed monkey trial. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil expects to be declared free of foot-and-mouth with vaccination
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil expects the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to declare the country free from foot-and-mouth disease with vaccinations at a meeting in May, according to a government statement on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Top 10 Mesothelioma News Stories of 2017
Every year, mesothelioma specialists and researchers make strides to advance the standard of care, improve treatment strategies and develop new diagnostic practices. Mesothelioma remains a rare cancer, with an estimated 3,000 people diagnosed each year in the U.S., but the fight to find a cure only grows stronger. And while researchers are busy finding breakthroughs in care, advocates are hard at work campaigning for a ban on asbestos, the main cause of mesothelioma. This was a memorable year on both fronts. Immunotherapy continues to be the hot topic among emerging treatments. Drugs such as pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and ni...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 22, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: canada asbestos ban Food and Drug Administration Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act keytruda Medical marijuana mesothelioma mesothelioma vaccine Opdivo Scott Pruitt talcum powder lawsuit yervoy Source Type: news

Aratana nears approval for canine cancer vaccine
Aratana Therapeutics Inc.'s cancer immunotherapy drug for dogs gained a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company announced Wednesday. To gain full licensure, Aratana (Nasdaq; PETX) will start another field study in early 2018. The vaccine initially will be available for purchase at 12 veterinary oncology practices participating in the study. It's designed to treat dogs with bone cancer after the tumor is surgically removed. It works using listeria, a type of bacteria,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Aratana nears approval for canine cancer vaccine
Aratana Therapeutics Inc.'s cancer immunotherapy drug for dogs gained a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company announced Wednesday. To gain full licensure, Aratana (Nasdaq; PETX) will start another field study in early 2018. The vaccine initially will be available for purchase at 12 veterinary oncology practices participating in the study. It's designed to treat dogs with bone cancer after the tumor is surgically removed. It works using listeria, a type of bacteria,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Aratana nears approval for canine cancer vaccine
Aratana Therapeutics Inc.'s cancer immunotherapy drug for dogs gained a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company announced Wednesday. To gain full licensure, Aratana (Nasdaq; PETX) will start another field study in early 2018. The vaccine initially will be available for purchase at 12 veterinary oncology practices participating in the study. It's designed to treat dogs with bone cancer after the tumor is surgically removed. It works using listeria, a type of bacteria,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Heroin Vaccine Blunts Drug's Effect in Animals
TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 -- An experimental heroin vaccine has shown promise in an early animal study. In mice and rats, the vaccine triggered antibodies that prevented heroin from crossing the blood-brain barrier. " By eliciting antibodies that bind... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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Katie Parker, CPNPFrom the desk of Katie Parker, CPNP   Over 93 million people travel over the winter holiday season.  Below are travel safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help keep your family safe while traveling!Tips for flying with a baby:*Babies tend to sleep more reliably at nighttime than they do during naptime travel after the first few weeks of life.  If you and your baby can sleep on the plane, a late-night flight may be the right way to go!*It is recommended that babies have their 2 month vaccinations prior to flying.Purchasing airline tickets:*Turbulence is the ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - December 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Safety Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Tips for Flying with a Baby
Katie Parker, CPNPFrom the desk of Katie Parker, CPNP   Over 93 million people travel over the winter holiday season.  Below are travel safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help keep your family safe while traveling!Tips for flying with a baby:*Babies tend to sleep more reliably at nighttime than they do during naptime travel after the first few weeks of life.  If you and your baby can sleep on the plane, a late-night flight may be the right way to go!*It is recommended that babies have their 2 month vaccinations prior to flying.Purchasing airline tickets:*Turbulence is the ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - December 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Safety Vaccination Information Source Type: news

New model for Zika developed to aid in testing vaccines and treatments
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) An alternative animal model that mimics key features of the Zika virus infection, including its lingering presence in bodily fluids, has been developed at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Animal vaccine company expanding Athens footprint as part of $80M investment
Athens' health-care economy is getting a booster shot. Boehringer Ingelheim, a provider of animal health products for pets and livestock, said it will invest more than $80 million to expand its existing facilities in Athens and St. Joseph, Missouri to accommodate increased production of animal vaccines. The company said its Athens facility will gro w from its current footprint of approximately 350,000 square feet to 400,000 square feet and will nearly double its filling capacity for companion… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Eric Mandel Source Type: news

Antibody-dependent enhancement of severe dengue disease in humans
For dengue viruses 1 to 4 (DENV1-4), a specific range of antibody titer has been shown to enhance viral replication in vitro and severe disease in animal models. Although suspected, such antibody-dependent enhancement of severe disease has not been shown to occur in humans. Using multiple statistical approaches to study a long-term pediatric cohort in Nicaragua, we show that risk of severe dengue disease is highest within a narrow range of preexisting anti-DENV antibody titers. By contrast, we observe protection from all symptomatic dengue disease at high antibody titers. Thus, immune correlates of severe dengue must be ev...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Katzelnick, L. C., Gresh, L., Halloran, M. E., Mercado, J. C., Kuan, G., Gordon, A., Balmaseda, A., Harris, E. Tags: Epidemiology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

UCLA helps many to live long and prosper
In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experts Concerned About Effectiveness Of This Year ’ s Flu Vaccine
(CNN) — Last year’s seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu. This limited effectiveness was due to a mutation that occurred in the influenza A (H3N2) vaccine strain, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This vaccine mutation resulted from an egg-based manufacturing process commonly used today. This year’s flu vaccine may also be imperfect, said Scott Hensley, author of the new study and an associate profe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Flu Vaccine Local TV Source Type: news

Meet the Heroic Animals That Went Into Space Before Humans
The First Space Pioneers Bettmann Archive Animals were every bit as heroic as the first human astronauts By Jeffrey Kluger Animals have long been the science community’s shock troops—the first to hit the beaches when a new frontier of knowledge is being claimed. Those soldiers hardly volunteered for the misison: The thousands of monkeys and mice that were used as test subjects for Jonas Salk’s first polio vaccine were conscripted for the job, whether they wanted to do it or not. That doesn’t diminish their profound contribution to scientific knowledge—indeed, it enlarges it. The same is tru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: animals belka ham Laika NASA space strelka Source Type: news

A Promising Experimental Vaccine Could One Day Be A Universal Flu Shot
Animal experiments showed that it protected them from typically lethal doses of the flu. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clarivate Analytics & Chinese Academy of Sciences announce annual report identifying 100 hottest and 43 emerging areas in global scientific research
This report reveals that based on the 143 Research Fronts, the USA is still leading global research followed by China in second place ahead of the UK and Germany. China is most prolific in chemistry, materials science, mathematics, computer science and engineering, and is leading the rest of the world in terms of research in mathematics, computer science and engineering. Twenty noteworthy topics among the 100 hottest Research Fronts are: Hot Research Fronts Field of Science Research on genome editing in plants and the utility in crops Agricultural, Plant and Animal Sciences Regulation mechan...
Source: News from STM - November 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Promising Pneumonia Vaccine Under Development
Animal tests showed an immune response to 72 of the 90 - plus known strains of S. pneumoniae (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news