Medical research

New way of preventing pneumococcal brain invasion

An international team of researchers, led from Karolinska Institutet, has identified two receptors on the cells in the blood vessels of the brain that can be blocked and thereby prevent pneumococci from entering the brain. ...

Medications

Seniors need two pneumonia vaccines, CDC advisory panel says

(HealthDay)—Adults 65 and older need two vaccines to better protect them from bacterial infection in the blood (called sepsis), meningitis and pneumonia, according to a revised vaccination schedule from the 2015 Advisory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new strategy for developing meningitis vaccines

Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the protective membrane that covers the spinal cord and brain. Children, elderly patients and immunocompromised patients are at a higher risk for the development of severe ...

Medical research

Pediatric vaccine effectively prevents pneumococcal meningitis

A standard pediatric vaccine used to prevent several common types of life-threatening infections also effectively reduced the rates of another disease, pneumococcal meningitis, in children and adults, according to a multi-center ...