Vaccinating pregnant women against whooping cough reduces risk in babies: Study

When women got vaccinated in the second trimester, the vaccine was 64 percent effective.

Oct 08, 2017, 19:56 PM IST

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

Human antibodies produced in lab to treat diseases

A team of researchers led by Facundo Batista of Francis Crick Institute in London and Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard have been able to produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory.

Jul 25, 2017, 00:30 AM IST

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

It is believed that cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their complex and bacteria-packed digestive system.

Jul 21, 2017, 10:47 AM IST

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

Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

It has been estimated that rotavirus vaccination can prevent 41,000 to 48,000 deaths of children under 5 years of age in India.

Apr 27, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.

Apr 25, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

Experts call for full immunisation for every child

 Terming immunisation as a very cost-effective child survival intervention, experts have sought concrete steps to ensure full immunisation in order to check infant mortality caused by vaccine-preventable diseases.

Nov 20, 2016, 14:00 PM IST

Google Search reveals impact of chickenpox shots

A sharp drop in Google searches on chickenpox has revealed that immunisation efforts to get rid of the common childhood disease have worked well in several countries.

May 31, 2016, 15:14 PM IST

Get your kid vaccinated at home at the click of a button

 Aiming to ease the process of immunisation for busy parents, a new healthcare startup here on Thursday launched a hassle-free door-to-door vaccination service for children.

Nov 27, 2015, 00:47 AM IST

India's vaccination programme to reach 90% within 3 years: JP Nadda

Union Health Minister J P Nadda today said that the vaccination program under 'Mission Indradhanush' will reach a coverage of almost ninety per cent in next three years.

Nov 23, 2015, 21:17 PM IST

India tops list of pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths

Despite the progress India is making to accelerate immunisation, it remains the country with the highest burden of pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths among children under five.

Nov 20, 2015, 23:11 PM IST

Rural children in India have better immunization rates: Report

Contrary to earlier studies, children in rural India have higher vaccination rates than those in cities and Hindu kids are more likely to get their shots than Muslims, researchers from a leading American university have said.

Sep 15, 2015, 12:06 PM IST

As a mother, stress on immunization for child's healthy future: Madhuri Dixit

 After lending support to 'Set Beautiful Free', Vivek Oberoi and Amruta Fadnavis' initiative for a rehabilitation centre for girl children born to sex workers, Madhuri Dixit Nene pitched for awareness of routine immunization as a UNICEF celebrity advocate at the Radio4child awards.

Sep 08, 2015, 23:48 PM IST

'Major step' toward universal flu vaccine: Studies

Scientists have taken a major step towards creating a vaccine that works against multiple strains of influenza, according to two studies published today in top journals.

Aug 25, 2015, 00:23 AM IST

New moms don't get physician's advice on infant care

Many new mothers do not receive advice from physicians on aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunisation and pacifier use, says a new study.

Jul 27, 2015, 16:09 PM IST

Religious groups crucial in addressing current global health challenges

 Religious groups could play a vital role in tackling global health challenges, claims a new research.

Jul 07, 2015, 12:25 PM IST

Govt pursuing Swasth Bharat mission with vigour: JP Nadda

 Swasth Bharat mission, aiming at providing affordable health services to all and immunisation of children under 'Mission Indradhanush' to bring down the mortality rate from 28 to single digit is being pursued with vigour, Union health minister J P Nadda today said.

Jun 04, 2015, 22:36 PM IST

Virender Sehwag stands for 400,000 babies

To put a spotlight on the cause of routine immunisation UNICEF recently launched the #babiesneedyou campaign, which urges parents and citizens alike to prioritize vaccination. 

May 19, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

58% immunisation rate in rural areas, 67 pc in urban: Govt

The current immunisation rate in rural areas is around 58 per cent while it is over 67 per cent in urban regions of the country, the government Tuesday said and attributed lack of awareness among parents and non- availability of vaccines as the reasons behind the low rate.

May 12, 2015, 15:50 PM IST