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ISLAMABAD, Jan 17, (APP): The United States is helping to protect children in Pakistan from diseases such as polio and measles by supporting a mass vaccination campaign in 30 high-risk, flood-affected districts including 11 districts in Punjab. The campaign to vaccinate children against measles...

The editors of the British Medical Journal recently concluded that a 1998 study ringing alarm bells on a possible connection between vaccines and autism was an "elaborate fraud." It is the culmination of a more-than-decade-long controversy in which the charge was initially and frighteningly plausible,...

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...

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