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WHO recommends mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child's first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, they should be given nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age of two years or beyond. The latest systematic review of...

Thirty years on, smallpox remains the only human disease to have been eradicated, despite relentless efforts to get rid of others. In the late 1980s, guinea worm eradication was scheduled for 1995 and polio for 2000 — but they are still with us. And efforts to...

NEW DELHI: A malaria vaccine could be a reality by 2015. The most promising candidate now showing that it can protect children for 15 months. The efficacy of the vaccine, whose phase-II trial results have just been published in the British medical journal " The Lancet",...

Kampala — After long weeks of waiting, the yellow fever vaccine finally arrived in the country with five districts; Abim, Agago, Pader, Kitgum and Lamwo set to first receive the drug. One million doses arrived on Wednesday and if all goes as planned, vaccination is to...

Research published today (FRI) online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases indicates that the vaccine reduces the risk of infection by the parasite that causes severe malaria by 46 per cent over 15 months. Malaria, which is passed to humans via infected mosquitoes, is one of the...

Only 3% of the pharmaceutical industry’s research and development budget goes to diseases in the developing world, even though developing countries bear 90% of the world’s disease burden. In an effort to fix that imbalance, in 2000 Victoria Hale, a former FDA official, founded the Institute...

Since the introduction of the first vaccine, there has been opposition to vaccination. In the 19th century, despite clear evidence of benefit, routine inoculation with cowpox to protect people against smallpox was hindered by a burgeoning antivaccination movement. The result was ongoing smallpox outbreaks and...

GENEVA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation launched a plan on Wednesday to stop a form of drug-resistant malaria from spreading from Southeast Asia to Africa, where millions of lives could be at risk. It would cost about $175 million a year to contain...

Dhaka, Jan 11 (bdnews24.com)--Severe diarrhoea caused by rotavirus is spreading alarmingly among infants and children under two across Bangladesh. Scientists at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) say the situation worsens with plunging mercury level in the winter. Read more....

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