Robert F. Kennedy Jr at an anti-vaccine and mask march in Washington, DC.
COVID truthers use four enticing promises to gain a loyal following.
More than 70 per cent of the world’s population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccination.
New analysis answers questions about the ongoing effectiveness of COVID vaccines: How well they protect against infection, hospitalization and death months after initial doses or after a booster shot.
Vaccines help protect farm animals from various diseases.
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While mRNA vaccines are designed to last longer in the body than mRNA molecules typically would, they are also tested to ensure they are eliminated from livestock long before milking or slaughter.
Involving young patients and their parents or caregivers can help bring new research evidence into clinics.
Three factors that can speed up adoption of clinical research discoveries are context, tailoring resources and efficient knowledge sharing.
The long-awaited vaccine is a necessary tool in the fight against the most common respiratory viruses.
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The newly approved RSV vaccine could be rolled out by fall 2023, in time for the typical winter surge in RSV infections.
Micrograph of RSV virions.
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The first vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus is 83% effective.
For much of the 20th century, Americans were used to seeing people bearing the signs of past polio infection.
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Polio vaccines have been a massive public health victory in the US. But purely celebratory messaging overlooks the ongoing threat if vaccination rates fall.
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Oropharyngeal cancer has now become more common than cervical cancer in the US and the UK.
Afrigen, a biotechnology company based in Cape Town, South Africa was recently visited by WHO DG Dr Tedros.
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Africa has come a long way, in the post-COVID era, in boosting the morale around local production investments among local and foreign companies. But more is needed.
Human metapneumovirus, or HMPV, peaks in North America from February to May, just on the heels of flu season.
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Similar to the patterns seen with COVID-19, flu and RSV, HMPV is making a comeback after years of being repressed by people wearing masks and social distancing.
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Countries must ensure adequate and full immunisation of every child to curb polio mutations.
Avian influenza (‘bird flu’) is a highly transmissible and usually mild disease that affects wild birds such as geese, swans, seagulls, shorebirds, and also domestic birds such as chickens and turkeys.
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Avian influenza — commonly known as ‘bird flu’ — is infecting domestic and wild birds in Canada and around the world.
The character Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey) is immune.
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In reality, fungal infections cause thousands of deaths each year – making the need for vaccines urgent.
Bird flu is transmitted mainly by wild birds, like these snow geese in Ruthsberg, Md., in January 2023.
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Avian influenza viruses have evolved to infect birds, but the current H5N1 outbreak is also infecting a wide range of mammals. This suggests that it could mutate into forms that threaten humans.
Catch-up vaccinations are free. These hints and tips will help you get started.
Cancer vaccines are an emerging personalised treatment for cancer. Using the same mRNA technology as COVID vaccines, they stimulate the immune system to destroy cancer cells.
Here’s why it’s taken so long to develop a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus and what we can expect next.
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You’d be surprised how far back the roots of anti-vaccine arguments stretch.
Turning 50 can be the time of your life – but it also means adapting to new challenges.
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Middle age means staying a step ahead on both the medical and financial fronts.
A team from the University of Tours and INRAE is working on the development of an innovative nasal vaccine against Covid, in spray form.
Vaccination is often combined with an injection. It can also take the form of a nasal spray: an approach that is still rare, but which could be effective against Covid. Here’s why.