Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Can Alzheimer's be stopped years before it starts?

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States—Alzheimer's disease—with a new study that intervenes decades before the disease develops.

Health

US recommends routine HPV vaccination for boys

US health authorities on Friday urged all boys age 11-12 to get a routine vaccination against the most common sexually transmitted disease, human papillomavirus, or HPV.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researcher turns 'SARS mask' into a virus killer

(Edmonton) A University of Alberta engineering researcher has developed a new way to treat common surgical masks so they are capable of trapping and killing airborne viruses. His research findings appear in the prestigious ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Needleless vaccine will protect children from dangerous viruses

Orally administered vaccine can protect millions from hepatitis B. Oral vaccines are both safer and less expensive than injections. Therefore, researchers are continuously pursuing ways to produce an oral vaccine that is ...

Medical research

Goodbye needle, hello smoothie (w/Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Instead of a dreaded injection with a needle, someday getting vaccinated against disease may be as pleasant as drinking a yogurt smoothie.

Medications

FDA warns doctors about Glaxo rotavirus vaccine

(AP) -- U.S. health officials urged pediatricians Monday to temporarily stop using one of two vaccines against a leading cause of diarrhea in babies, after discovering that doses of GlaxoSmithKline's Rotarix were contaminated ...

Medications

Rotavirus vaccine trials successful in Asia and Africa

Studies in Asia and Africa have shown that a rotavirus vaccine is safe and effective in preventing severe rotavirus gastroenteritis (severe RVG), which is responsible for more than half a million child deaths worldwide. The ...

Oncology & Cancer

Oral breast cancer vaccine may offer new prevention tool

(Medical Xpress)—A new oral vaccine that produces a novel two-pronged immune system attack on cancer cells could be effective in preventing breast cancer recurrence, according to findings from a collaborative research team ...

Medical research

Good Bacteria Can Be 'EZ Pass' for Oral Vaccine Against Anthrax

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that the good bacteria found in dairy products and linked to positive health benefits in the human body might also be an effective vehicle for ...

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