Vaccines

Most Nations May Be Rid Of Cervical Cancer By 2100

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims. HPV (human papillomavirus) causes...
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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U.s. May Enforce Stricter Vaccine Laws If States Don't, Fda Head Says

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned that some states' lax vaccine requirements are "going to have national implications."
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Pinterest Blocks Vaccination-related Searches To Avoid Spreading Misinformation

The search engine for inspiration takes a stand against health misinformation.

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Pediatric Office Takes A Serious Stand On Vaccines With 'controversial' T-shirts

Post by Genny Glassman. With an alarmingly increasing number of measles cases in children being reported across the country, a Rochester, NY, pediatrician's office has decided to take a bold stand against the anti-vax movement. Staff members from...

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Food & Drug Administration Threatens To Step In To Federalize Vaccine Uptake

Note:  The American FDA is responsible for regulating vaccine production and production safety through the division devoted to Vaccines, Blood and Biologics.  From the CDC Website: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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What To Do When A Minor Seeks Vaccination Without Consent?

More adolescents may be spurred to act on their own and get vaccinated amid growing disease outbreaks and seeing peers doing the same on social media. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Social Media

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Immune Cell Discovery Takes Us One Step Closer To A Universal Flu Vaccine

A group of international researchers have made a discovery which could take us one step closer to the universal, one-shot flu vaccine that people around the world have been dreaming of. The post Immune cell discovery takes us one step closer to a...
Related topics: Medical Research, Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu)

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Fda Head Says Feds May Intervene To Cut Vaccine Exemptions

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- The U.S. government may have to take steps to reduce vaccine exemptions for children if states do not do it, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggested. His comments come as measles outbreaks rage in a...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Pinterest Blocks Some Searches To Curb Anti-vaccination Myths

Social networks have made a number of efforts to halt the spread of anti-vaccination myths, but Pinterest recently took things a step further: it's curbing all talk about vaccination. The site has revealed to the Wall Street Journal that it...

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New Insight On Potent Hiv Antibody Could Improve Vaccine Design

A new observation highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes in the virus's outer envelope protein structure. This flexibility enables the...
Related topics: HIV, HIV Vaccine, Virus, Genetics, Virology, Proteins

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Vaccine Rejection: Truth And Consequences

Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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On These Remote Pacific Islands, Children Now Get Life-saving Vaccines From Drones

Moving medicine between Vanuatu’s 80 mountainous islands used to be incredibly difficult. Now they just put the medicine on a drone and fly it where it needs to go. On a recent day in January, a drone took off from one corner of a remote...
Related topics: Drones

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Is Heidi Larson Out Of Her Depth?

By John Stone Having raised the issue of Heidi Larson's intervention in the vaccine debate on the BBC last week, it is worth considering - given her global status as vaccine confidence chief - how much she actually knows, but also her lack of...
Related topics: Debate, BBC

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How Youtube Helps Flat-earthers Organize

It’s been a big month for conspiracy theories. Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff sent a strongly worded letter to Google and Facebook about the way their platforms recommend anti-vaccination content to parents, potentially putting healthy populations at...
Related topics: Conspiracy Theories, Google, Social Media, Facebook

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Vaccine Could Virtually Eliminate Cervical Cancer: Study

The rapid scale-up of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer in a handful of rich countries within three decades, and in most other nations by century’s end, researchers said Wednesday. Without...
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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How One Woman Is Working To Educate Parents On Vaccinations

Public health advocates have struggled to change the minds of these so called anti-vaxxers. But one South Carolina woman has a different approach: reaching parents before they even become parents.
Related topics: Anti Vaxxers

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A Lack Of Antibody Diversity May Make The Elderly More Susceptible To The Flu

The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report. With age, B cells and the antibodies they secrete...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research

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Measles Outbreaks Underscore Risks Of Allowing Nonmedical Vaccination Exemptions

Too many states make it too easy for parents to avoid having their kids immunized. Exemptions should be granted only for narrowly prescribed medical or religious reasons: Our view        
Related topics: Religion

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Recombinant Zoster Vaccine Cost-effective In Simulation

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Vaccination with recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) seems cost-effective under a wide range of conditions, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Heidi Larson Calls For Vaccine Criticism To Be Prosecuted As Hate Crime

  By John StoneHeidi Larson, the director of Vaccine Confidence Project, was seen and heard on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show on Friday morning. Here is an extract: HL: Well, I think the main thing is there most incredibly extensive safety...
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