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Archive for: vaccine

Vaccine developed at U of G could help in battle against autism

A groundbreaking new vaccine developed at the University of Guelph is providing hope for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. Researchers at the school say the vaccine may help with some of the gastro-intestinal issues commonly...

 

HIV vaccine trial fails in US

Nor did the shots reduce the amount of the AIDS virus in the blood when people who’d been vaccinated later became infected, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said. While disappointing, the failed HIV vaccine trial does offer researchers...

 

Latest bad news in hunt for AIDS vaccine: Govt halts US study, saying shots aren’t working

Latest bad news in hunt for AIDS vaccine: Govt halts US study, saying shots aren’t working

Bad news in the fight against the AIDS virus: The government is halting a large U.S. study of a possible HIV vaccine because the experimental shots aren’t preventing infection. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Obstetricians _ gynecologists group calls for HPV vaccine for boys

Obstetricians _ gynecologists group calls for HPV vaccine for boys

A leading physicians’s group is calling on provinces and territories to widen their HPV vaccination programs to include boys. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

P.E.I. extends school-based HPV immunization program to boys: vaccine maker

P.E.I. extends school-based HPV immunization program to boys: vaccine maker

Prince Edward Island has became the first Canadian province to extend publicly funded school-based HPV vaccination to boys, the vaccine maker Merck says. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

New technology speeding progress on bird flu vaccine

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Even as U.S. officials this week awaited the arrival of a sample of the new bird flu virus from China – typically the first step in making a flu vaccine – government-backed researchers had already begun...

 

Vaccine development for H7N9 flu problematic

Vaccine development for H7N9 flu problematic

Influenza experts say making a vaccine to protect against the new H7N9 flu virus that has emerged in eastern China could prove to be problematic. Vaccines developed so far for the H7 family of viruses have not been especially effective… Read...

 

Negative tweets about flu vaccine spread like wildfire: study

Wondering how social media may influence your health decisions? A new study finds that Twitter posts about flu vaccines may have unexpected effects — positive messages may backfire, while negative ones spread like wildfire. Canadian Online...

 

Scientists find antibody 'roadmap' to AIDS vaccine

Scientists on a quest for an antibody-based AIDS vaccine said Wednesday they found promising clues in the uncommonly "robust" natural immune response of a patient in Africa. Canadian Online Health News

 

Shingles vaccine effectiveness varies with age

A shingles vaccine advertising campaign promotes shots to prevent an itchy, blistering rash and persistent pain in seniors, but it may not present the full picture. CBC | Health News

 

Shingles vaccine effectiveness varies with age

Doctors need to decide what age of patients they should offer the vaccine to, given it costs about $ 200 and isn’t covered by provincial health insurance plans. The vaccine’s effectiveness varies with age. (Jim Cole/Associated...

 

Vaccine centre awaits certification from national bodies

Nearly 17 months after construction finished on the $ 140-million International Vaccine Centre, researchers have yet to do benchwork in one of its high-end labs. The StarPhoenix – News

 

Canadian study suggests flu vaccine halves risk of infection this year

Canadians who got a flu shot this year may have cut in half their risk of getting sick enough from flu to require medical care, new data suggests. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Flu vaccine cut Canadians’ infection risk in half this season: study

TORONTO — New data suggest that Canadians who got a flu shot this year cut their risk of getting sick enough to require medical care by about half. That’s slightly lower than the vaccine effectiveness estimate that the U.S. Centers...

 

Flu studies suggest vaccine ‘match’ not super predictor of effectiveness

Flu studies suggest vaccine ‘match’ not super predictor of effectiveness

From the start of this year’s influenza season, public health officials assured people the flu vaccine was a good ‘match’ for circulating strains of the virus, which suggests it should offer good protection this winter. Ottawa...