Centre launches drive to eradicate Hepatitis B

The health ministry in collaboration with Unicef on Monday launched a media campaign with the resolve to make India Hepatitis B Virus-free by the next decade.

New Ebola vaccine safe, stimulates strong immune response

 A fresh clinical trial of a new Ebola vaccine has found that it is well tolerated, safe and stimulates strong immune responses in adults in Mali, West Africa and in the US.

Single vaccine for Chikungunya, related viruses comes closer to reality

 Researchers have identified "broadly neutralizing" antibodies that protect against infection by multiple, distantly related alphaviruses, including Chikungunya virus, that cause fever and debilitating joint pain.

Nagaland includes Pentavalent vaccine as routine immunization for children

 Nagaland on Wednesday included Pentavalent vaccine into routine immunization schedule for children as part of the government's immunization programme available for every infant free of cost.

High dose influenza shots more effective in older people

Apart from being more effective, the shots also reduce risk of hospitalization.

Vaccine to prevent cervical cancer found promising

A genetically engineered vaccine has been found effective in removing high-grade pre-cancerous cervical lesions in nearly one-half of women who received the vaccine in a clinical trial.

Flu vaccinations also protect the elderly

Contrary to claims that the youth benefit more from flu vaccines, a 10-year study has found that annual influenza vaccinations can also reduce the hospitalisation rate and delay mortality among the elderly.

Experimental vaccine against MERS virus shows promise

An experimental vaccine against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, has shown promise when tested on lab monkeys, researchers said today.

Cuban prostate cancer vaccine to enter third phase of trial

A Cuban vaccine against advanced prostate cancer will soon enter the third stage of its trial process, where it will be tested on 300 patients, specialists said in Havana.

Brazil to release its own dengue vaccine

 Brazil has said the vaccine against dengue developed in the country will be available by 2018 when all tests are completed.

First human trial of new vaccine for common childhood infection shows promise

Researchers claimed to have successfully completed the first human trial of a vaccine for a common virus that is particularly dangerous to infants.

Soon, no more vaccine would be needed to cure 'flu'

Soon, flu could be wiped out without the need of an injection, as researchers have found a way of increasing the level of a key protein in the human body that could end the virus.

Soon, nasal spray flu vaccine for infants and elderly

Researchers have developed a method to modify the nasal spray flu vaccine to make it effective for those under two and over 49 - two groups for which the vaccine is not approved.

Ebola vaccine found effective against new strain in monkeys

A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects monkeys against the newly emerged West African Ebola strain when given at least seven days before exposure, and partially protects them if given three days prior.

New vaccine approach to fight dengue
New vaccine approach to fight dengue

US researchers have devised an entirely new approach to vaccines - creating immunity against the dengue virus without vaccination.

Global vaccine fund could prevent deadly disease outbreak

Creation of a $2 billion global vaccine-development fund could prevent the future outbreak of Ebola and such other deadly diseases, an international team of physicians has proposed.

World's first malaria vaccine approved by EU regulators

The world`s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

World's first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from EU regulators

The world`s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

US develops bird flu vaccine fully effective on chicken

Scientists are developing a vaccine that has already tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu but is yet to be tested on other birds including turkeys, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

Oral cholera vaccines can now end dreadful disease in Bangladesh

It is a sigh of relief for Bangladesh, where oral cholera is an endemic disease, as a vaccine called Shanchol which is given as part of routine health services has been tagged safe and will protect children and adults from severe cholera.