Vaccination

AHA: About one in three with ASCVD not receiving flu shot

About one in three individuals with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) did not receive an influenza vaccination in the past year, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said it had prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, hailing a "critical step" towards its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of outbreaks.

Cardiology

Flu shot may aid heart bypass recovery

Getting a flu shot before heart bypass surgery can head off inflammation throughout the body and possibly lead to a healthier recovery, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia

A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe gives go ahead to market Ebola vaccine

The European Union authorised the marketing of a vaccine against Ebola on Monday, permitting the first wider commercial use of a protection that has helped stem an outbreak in DR Congo.

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