Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Whooping cough on the rise again

(Medical Xpress)—Whooping cough (Pertussis) is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and characterized by attacks of severe coughing, often (but not always) with a characteristic high-pitched ...

Vaccination

How does mixing and matching COVID-19 boosters work?

On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots and also said Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can receive a booster shot of a vaccine that is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pertussis more common in Europe than previously thought

Although vaccination programs against pertussis are effective in Europe, a new Finnish study shows that the disease is still very common among middle-aged adults in various European countries. At the same time, the results ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

History of vaccines offers lessons on COVID-19 for pregnant women

Pregnant women, who are at increased risk of preterm birth or pregnancy loss if they develop a severe case of COVID-19, need the best possible guidance on whether they should receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an article ...

Vaccination

New method for evaluating vaccine safety

A research group at the University of Turku, Finland, has led the development of a new method to evaluate vaccine safety. The new method may significantly reduce the use of animal testing in the vaccine industry.

Vaccination

'No Jab, No Pay' raises catch-up vaccination rates

The national "No Jab, No Pay" policy has been associated with substantial catch-up vaccination activity in lower socio-economic status areas in Australia, according to research published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

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