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.

Ghana suspends Ebola vaccine trial after `guinea pig` backlash

Ghana has suspended a trial for an Ebola vaccine after complaints that locals were being needlessly used as "guinea pigs" in a country currently free of the deadly disease.

Nanotherapy brings diabetes vaccine a step closer

Researchers have for the first time used nanoparticles that imitate naturally dying cells to prevent diabetes in mice, an advance that may pave the way for a human vaccine to protect against the disease.

Live anthrax found in US military shipment to Australia - Official

An investigation of a US military facility`s mistaken shipments of live anthrax bacteria has turned up another live sample, this one from a 2008 batch sent to Australia, a US defence official said on Friday.

HIV 'un-canned', paving way for virus transmission-preventing vaccine

A team of researchers has "un-canned" the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is a bit like a hermetically sealed tin can no one has yet been able to break open.

New microneedle patch for measles vaccination designed

A new 'game-changing' microneedle patch could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, scientists say.

Ella Foundation completes preliminary studies on Ebola vaccine

Ella Foundation on Monday announced that it has successfully completed preliminary studies to develop a vaccine for the Ebola virus, which has claimed hundreds of lives in West Africa.