Enlarge (credit: Getty | Thomas Samson) The young son of anti-vaccine parents endured excruciating pain and spent 47 days in pediatric intensive care after contracting tetanus, a devastating bacterial infection easily prevented by vaccines. Despite the nightmarish ordeal, his parents still refused to have him vaccinated, according to health officials in Oregon who helped treat […]
Vaccines against Hepatitis A and B, shingles, yellow fever and even rabies are just some of the injections Canadians are having a tough time finding.
A measles outbreak in Europe this summer is due to a lack of immunization, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers say that Russian trolls posting misinformation on vaccines are part of the problem.
A Federal Court judge has ordered Health Canada to release to an American researcher reams of clinical trial data on five medications, undercutting the federal government’s attempts to keep the information confidential.
Skipped vaccines for personal belief reasons ‘have caused a lot of damage’ in U.S. measles outbreaks, MD says
Since 2009, the number of ‘philosophical-belief’ vaccine nonmedical exemptions has risen in 12 of 18 U.S. states that currently allow this policy, researchers find.
A so-called anti-cocaine vaccine has just been approved for human trials. The vaccine works by absorbing the drug in the bloodstream and blocks the dopamine-induced high when the user consumes cocaine. CBC | Health News
FLU VACCINES must be taken by asthma, diabetes and heart disease sufferers, urged three-time London marathon winner Paula Radcliffe. Daily Express :: Health Feed
The consequences of flu could be serious, Radcliffe said, whose own asthma has developed into bronchitis a number of times. Radcliffe’s comments after reports that deadly Aussie flu was headed to the UK. Australia is in the midst of its worst outbreak of the flu in 50 years. Being vaccinated this winter against flu will […]
‘You’re trying to solve a drug problem with another drug’: Vaccines for cocaine, heroin and opioid addictions
Scientists are exploring ways to create vaccines against drug addiction. So far, there’s research into vaccines for cocaine, heroin and other opioid addictions. The vaccine would prevent a high by blocking drugs from getting to brain cells. CBC | Health News
Someday, kids might only have to endure a single jab to get the benefits of several vaccines, thanks to a new technology by a team of MIT engineers. They’ve created a method that allows a single injection to carry enough doses for the first one to two years of a child’s life, with each dose […]