News tagged with immune health
More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of now discredited research that linked the vaccine to autism. Now, health officials are scrambling ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn't necessary.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In the summer of 1968, a new strain of influenza appeared in Hong Kong. This strain, known as H3N2, spread around the globe and eventually killed an estimated 1 million people.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—As the bird flu outbreak in China worsens, a Purdue University expert is working on vaccines that offer broader protection against multiple strains of the virus.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Young children who suffer from allergy to raw egg are being fed cake containing baked egg in a new study aimed at helping children to outgrow their allergy.
Immunology May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A University of Eastern Finland study showed that low serum vitamin D levels are a risk factor for pneumonia. The risk of contracting pneumonia was more than 2.5 times greater in subjects with the lowest vitamin D levels ...
Health Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Although rare in the United States, three babies with birth defects caused by rubella (or "German measles") were reported in 2012 and doctors need to be on the lookout for such cases, a new ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that improving vitamin D status by increasing its level in the blood could have a number of non-skeletal health benefits. The study, published online in PLOS ON ...
Immunology Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A vaccine that works in newborns? Promising compound may help protect babies during vulnerable window
The underdeveloped immune systems of newborns don't respond to most vaccines, leaving them at high risk for infections like rotavirus, pertussis (whooping cough) and pneumococcus. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital ...
Immunology Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
AIDS experts cautioned Monday against hype of a cure after doctors in the United States suppressed HIV in a child born with the virus by administering a potent drug cocktail shortly after birth. ...
HIV & AIDS Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Rite Aid is expanding a new drugstore clinic that allows customers to have virtual visits with doctors who can diagnose conditions and prescribe medications based on a 10-minute consultation.
Health Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health are the first to report an association between early childhood exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and an ...
Immunology Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Inflammatory response plays a major role in both health protection and disease generation. While the symptoms of disease-related inflammatory response have been know, scientists have not ...
Inflammatory disorders Feb 23, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (10) | 4 |
Researchers have launched an early-stage human clinical trial of two related candidate vaccines to prevent infection with Shigella, bacteria that are a significant cause of diarrheal illness, particularly among children. The Ph ...
Medications Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Concerns and anxieties about one's close relationships appear to function as a chronic stressor that can compromise immunity, according to new research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |