Archive for vaccine

New lung cancer vaccine on the horizon, study reports

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

A 2-phase trial for a lung cancer vaccine containing the drug belagenpumatucel-L (Lucanix) demonstrated a significant improvement in the lifespans of tested patients.  At the conclusion of the research, individuals with advanced stages of cancer saw a 50 percent increase in survival rate out to the maximum projection of five years. For the research, as […]

Childhood narcolepsy linked to adjuvanted flu vaccine

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

In 2010 the number of Finnish children with narcolepsy took a steep climb, prompting an investigation into the H1N1 flu vaccine, Pandemrix. Hanna Nohynek of the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland and Markku Partinen of the Helsinki Sleep Clinic studied the narcolepsy increase from 0.31 incidents per 100,000 children during 2002-2009 to […]

Study reports that vaccines are safe for children

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

A study by the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Sciences, reports that vaccines generally have very few side effects and there is no evidence to support a link to autism or type 1 diabetes. Despite repeated assurances from health authorities, fear of autism, diabetes or serious side effects have caused some […]

International adoption raises risk of exposure to hepatitis A

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that international adoption may have been involved in 31 cases of hepatitis A  in Minnesota from 2007 through 2009. Twenty-one cases were recently-arrived, foreign-born adoptees (all were younger than 5 years of age, and only 6 were symptomatic), eight cases were direct contacts of an infected adoptee, and two cases were secondary contacts […]

‘Cured of HIV’ says Timothy Brown

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

After receiving a bone marrow transplant from a HIV resistant donor in 2007, Timothy Brown may have been “functionally cured” of AIDS. The 45 year old ‘Berlin Patient’ contracted HIV in 1995. In a CBS interview Mr Brown said, “I quit taking my HIV medication the day that I got the transplant and haven’t had […]

Million doses of meningitis vaccine recalled

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Expect this to be put in the arsenal of the anti-vaccine crowd — the drug company Merck & Co. discovered a sterilization problem at one of their factories and are recalling over one million doses of a widely used childhood vaccine: The company is not aware of any harm to children who received the vaccine, […]

HPV vaccine extremely promising

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Perhaps more parents will be on board with this vaccine and offer a great advantage to their daughters that they deserve… The vaccine, manufactured by Merck, had previously been thought to only protect against 70 percent of cervical cancer caused by viruses. However, the new research indicates that it may also have at least some […]