JK facing shortage of 12 lakh measles vaccines: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said while the Centre has been very helpful in dealing with floods, the state is facing a shortage of nearly 12 lakh measles vaccines, which they will now purchase from the open market.

J&K facing shortage of 12 lakh measles vaccines: Omar

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said while the Centre has been very helpful in dealing with floods, the state is facing a shortage of nearly 12 lakh measles vaccines, which they will now purchase from the open market.

Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity: Study

New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world`s most remote and conflict-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who`ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

Four new vaccines in national immunization programme

The Indian government Thursday introduced four new vaccines, including one for Japanese Encephalitis (JE), in the national immunization programme, which will now provide free vaccines against 13 life-threatening diseases to 27 million children annually.

Dengue fever could soon be history

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

Soon, more effective vaccines to help in fight against cancer

Researchers have described the earliest stages of fate determination among white blood cells called T lymphocytes, providing new insights that may help drug developers create more effective, longer-lasting vaccines against microbial pathogens or cancer.

Preserving vaccines for world`s poorest toddlers

We all know that vaccines need refrigeration to preserve their structure and immunogenicity. But in the case of children living in remote hinterland across the globe that get less or no electricity, this becomes a daunting task.

New breakthrough brings `effective` hepatitis C cure closer to reality

Researchers have determined the most detailed picture yet of a crucial part of the hepatitis C virus, which the virus uses to infect liver cells.

UAE provides vaccines to two million children: Minister

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Development and International Co-operation, said the country has provided vaccines to about two million children worldwide.

Chinese encephalitis vaccine gets WHO nod

China`s first vaccine to save children in Asia from deadly Japanese encephalitis has been approved for global use by the World Health Organization.

Brazil to test new low-cost dengue fever vaccine on humans next month

Brazilian scientists are going to begin clinical tests on humans for a new low-cost and effective dengue fever vaccine next month.

West Bengal: 114 kids given Hepatitis B vaccine instead of Polio; inquiry ordered

In a case of serious laxity, 114 children were hospitalised near Kolkata, after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccines instead of Pulse Polio drops.

`Haphazard use of vaccines led to bird flu in Nepal`

Bird flu outbreaks in Nepal, which have not yet been controlled, mainly spread due to unverified vaccines being administered haphazardly to chickens by poultry farmers, an official said Sunday.

Now, first vaccine to protect kids against hand, foot and mouth disease

Chinese scientists have developed the first vaccine to protect children against a virus called enterovirus 71, or EV71, that causes the common and sometimes deadly hand, foot and mouth disease.

Promising strategy to help vaccines outsmart HIV discovered

Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have discovered an ingenious method to ensure the body effectively reacts when infected with the highly evasive HIV virus that causes AIDS.

Attack on team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan kills one

Taliban factions in Pakistan`s northwest have banned polio vaccination campaigns over the past two years.

Too many vaccines too soon doesn`t increase risk of autism in kids

Although scientific evidence suggests that vaccines do not cause autism, approximately one-third of parents continue to express concern that they do, a new study suggests.

WHO lauds India for regulatory authority for vaccines

WHO has congratulated India on getting UN body`s nod for its national regulatory authority for vaccines while praising the role played by it and other BRICS nations in lowering of medicine prices and ensuring universal healthcare.

First mouse model of typhoid fever created

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) including Indian origin scientists have developed the first true mouse model of typhoid infection.

Next-generation vaccines may eliminate pain of injection

New vaccines being developed by scientists from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway may eliminate the need for needles as they can be delivered via a nasal spray, or as on oral liquid or capsule.