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Not only will a nasal vaccine avoid the ‘ouch’ factor, it gets the vaccine straight to the most common site of infection. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Vaccine for strep throat and rheumatic fever to be trialled in humans

Infection with streptococcus bacteria leads to a wide array of diseases ranging from strep throat to rheumatic heart disease.
A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet are seen at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, February 26 2015. Brian Snyder/Reuters

Are US vaccine rates going down because public trust and social ties are eroding?

The anti-vaccination movement is not the cause of falling vaccination rates. It is a symptom of the public’s growing distrust in the government and the medical profession.

DIY flu vaccine takes form of painless patch

A painless do-it-yourself injection device may make the flu vaccine more popular, research shows. The patch contains a micro-needle…
There is no truth to claims that immunisations cause autism, brain damage or sudden infant death syndrome. theloushe

Monday’s medical myth: childhood vaccinations are dangerous

When I was an infant I had whooping cough and was ill for three months. I don’t remember it, of course, but I know it was very distressing for my parents. I do remember later trips with my researcher father…
Almost 90% of the world now has access to drinking water, but there is still a long way to go. barefoot photographers of tilonia/flickr

Is this progress? Watering down the Millennium Development Goals

Did you hear about the latest success for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? Don’t be ashamed to say no – most of the world missed it with you. So what happened? You’ll remember that the MDGs are…

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