Vaccines

Mother flouts court orders to get son vaccinated, gets sentenced to 7 days in jail

Mother flouts court orders to get son vaccinated, gets sentenced to 7 days in jail

Michigan parents are legally allowed to skip or delay their children's vaccinations due to personal beliefs.

Oct 05, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Being in good spirits can help improve efficiency of flu shots

Being in good spirits can help improve efficiency of flu shots

 The team measured negative mood, positive mood, physical activity, diet and sleep three times a week over a six week period in a group of 138 older people due to have their flu jab.

Sep 26, 2017, 17:07 PM IST
Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

The novel vaccine was produced with a method that uses virus-like particles (VLPs) -- non-pathogenic mimics of the polio virus which are grown in plants.

Aug 17, 2017, 00:05 AM IST
No more flu shots? These painless disposable patches may soon replace needles

No more flu shots? These painless disposable patches may soon replace needles

The new technology can be self-administered and stored without refrigeration, making it significantly cheaper that traditional vaccines.

Jul 02, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
Parents' ignorance, fear among reasons why children miss out on vaccination

Parents' ignorance, fear among reasons why children miss out on vaccination

As per the report, 14 percent of the children missed out as they were not in their village the day the exercise was carried out while in the case of another five per cent, the parents simply refused to get their child vaccinated.

May 16, 2017, 00:41 AM IST
Antibody found in blood of infected people offers hope for Zika vaccine

Antibody found in blood of infected people offers hope for Zika vaccine

Scientists say the discovery of an antibody in the blood of infected people may lead to a new vaccine against the disease.

 

May 08, 2017, 16:51 PM IST
Tiny silica 'cages' to keep vaccines safe at high temperatures

Tiny silica 'cages' to keep vaccines safe at high temperatures

The team, working with colleagues at the University of Newcastle in the UK, created a technique which can keep proteins intact at high temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius, by encasing them in silica cages.

Apr 26, 2017, 00:48 AM IST
Zika vaccine from live virus found to protect mice

Zika vaccine from live virus found to protect mice

Rapid and promising progress has been made towards Zika vaccines, but they have been made either from an inactivated version of the Zika virus or subunits of the virus.

Apr 11, 2017, 13:47 PM IST
Vaccination rescued more than 10 million lives in the US after 1962 breakthrough, say researchers!

Vaccination rescued more than 10 million lives in the US after 1962 breakthrough, say researchers!

In 1963, vaccination against these infections became widespread, thanks to the development of a human cell strain that allowed vaccines to be produced safely.

Mar 06, 2017, 00:11 AM IST
Many websites providing 'misleading' vaccine safety info: WHO

Many websites providing 'misleading' vaccine safety info: WHO

The global health body said every month around 173 million users access VSN websites that contain, among other information, credible vaccine safety information.

Mar 03, 2017, 00:43 AM IST

Zika vaccines give complete protection against virus in monkeys!

The researchers found that all the three experimental vaccines, when tested on rhesus monkeys gave complete protection against infection with the virus. 

Aug 05, 2016, 14:15 PM IST