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South Korea To Provide Vaccines for Children in the North

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it will provide vaccines against the hepatitis B virus for more than one million North Korean children. A South Korean official at Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Tuesday the vaccines, worth more than $932,000, will be delivered to the North through international relief agencies in the South as early as this month. The […]

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US Government Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. government medical panel is recommending that a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in girls should be given to boys as well to help stop the disease. The panel is urging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to formally recommend vaccinating 11- and 12 year-old boys against the human papillomavirus, known as […]

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US Study: Vaccines are Safe

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An independent medical research group says its review of vaccine research shows the routine shots cause very few side effects and do not lead to Type 1 diabetes or autism. The Institute of Medicine said Thursday its panel of experts analyzed more than 1,000 medical studies from nearly two decades of research. The research is […]

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British Doctors Successfully Test Cancer Vaccine in Mice

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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British researchers say they have developed a vaccine that appears to cure prostate cancer in mice. The vaccine works by triggering the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. The scientists, writing in the journal Nature Medicine, developed a special vaccine using the genetic code from a healthy human […]

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International Donors Pledge $4 Billion for Child Vaccines

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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International donors have pledged more than $4 billion to vaccinate children against life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and measles. At a one-day conference in London Monday, Britain led the donations with a contribution of $1.3 billion. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation declared it would donate more than $1 billion to the cause over the […]

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Studies: More Vaccines Could Save Billions of Dollars, Millions of Lives

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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New research says 6.4 million lives could be saved in the next 10 years by boosting childhood vaccination rates in the poorest countries. The three studies, published Thursday, said this would also save $6.2 billion in treatment costs and a further $145 billion in long-term productivity gains. The studies, published in Thursday’s Health Affairs, examined […]

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