Vaccines http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25045/all en INTERVIEW-Bioengineer develops needle-free "nanopatch" vaccines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/interview-bioengineer-develops-needle-free-nanopatch-vaccines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - When it comes to protecting millions of people from deadly infectious diseases, Mark Kendall thinks a fingertip-sized patch covered in thousands of vaccine-coated microscopic spikes is the future.</p> <p>A biomedical engineer with a fascination for problem solving, he has developed the so-called "nanopatch" to try to transform delivery of life-saving vaccines against potential killers like flu and the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/interview-bioengineer-develops-needle-free-nanopatch-vaccines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mark Kendall Medicine Prevention Technology Vaccines Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:30:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732581 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-U.S. faces shortages of flu vaccine, Tamiflu treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-us-faces-shortages-flu-vaccine-tamiflu-treatment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sanofi runs out of most vaccine dosages</p> <p>* Roche's Tamiflu shipments delayed</p> <p>* GlaxoSmithKline may run out in mid-February (Adds details on Canada)</p> <p>By Ransdell Pierson and Caroline Humer</p> <p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - One of the worst U.S. flu seasons in a decade has created shortages of vaccine and the Tamiflu treatment for children, raising the prospect that people considered at high risk of getting the flu might not get the protection they need.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-us-faces-shortages-flu-vaccine-tamiflu-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Medicine Social Issues Vaccines Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732908 at http://www.globalpost.com CDC says pneumonia, flu were 7.3 pct of US deaths last week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cdc-says-pneumonia-flu-were-73-pct-us-deaths-last-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - The proportion of all deaths in the United States last week caused by pneumonia and influenza reached 7.3 percent, above the epidemic threshold of 7.2 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.</p> <p>Only the Southwest and California had "normal" flu activity last week, the agency said. The other nine regions had "elevated" activity, confirming that seasonal flu has spread across the country and reached high levels several weeks before the usual time of late January or February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cdc-says-pneumonia-flu-were-73-pct-us-deaths-last-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Influenza Medicine Technology Vaccines Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733214 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>China media train fire on U.S. food giants over chicken scare</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Influenza vaccine Labor Medicine Social Issues Technology Vaccines Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:15:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735560 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-health-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>China media train fire on U.S. food giants over chicken scare</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-health-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Health Healthcare reform in the United States Hospitality Influenza vaccine Labor Social Issues Technology Vaccines Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:16:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735834 at http://www.globalpost.com Flu in U.S. still widespread, but starting to ease, CDC says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/flu-us-still-widespread-starting-ease-cdc-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* CDC says 10 million more doses of vaccine available</p> <p>* FDA to allow Roche to release reserve of Tamiflu</p> <p>By Julie Steenhuysen</p> <p>CHICAGO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Flu remains widespread in the United States and 29 children have died of complications from it, but there are signs the epidemic is easing, U.S. health officials said on Friday.</p> <p>For the week ended Jan. 12, 48 states reported widespread influenza, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/flu-us-still-widespread-starting-ease-cdc-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Social Issues Vaccines Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736330 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/reuters-health-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Insight: U.S. government investment gives flu vaccines a shot in the arm</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/reuters-health-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Influenza Influenza vaccine Vaccines Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736715 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Japan tsunami stress may have brought on seizures: study 2013-01-21T020411Z_2_BRE90H1CK_RTROPTC_0_US-TSUNAMI-SEIZURES.XM L () -</p> <p>Snowboarding linked to injury rate rise on slopes: study 2013-01-21T001224Z_2_BRE90H1BH_RTROPTC_0_US-SNOWBOARDING.XML () -</p> <p>Insight: U.S. government investment gives flu vaccines a shot in the arm</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Vaccines Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737089 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Japan tsunami stress may have brought on seizures: study 2013-01-21T020411Z_2_BRE90H1CK_RTROPTC_0_US-TSUNAMI-SEIZURES.XM L () -</p> <p>Snowboarding linked to injury rate rise on slopes: study 2013-01-21T001224Z_2_BRE90H1BH_RTROPTC_0_US-SNOWBOARDING.XML () -</p> <p>Insight: U.S. government investment gives flu vaccines a shot in the arm</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Vaccines Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:30:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737221 at http://www.globalpost.com Nearly half of U.S. children late receiving vaccines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/nearly-half-us-children-late-receiving-vaccines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 22 (Reuters) - Nearly half of babies and toddlers in the United States aren't getting recommended vaccines on time, according to a study - and if enough skip vaccines, whole schools or communities could be vulnerable to diseases such as whooping cough and measles.</p> <p>"What we're worried about is if (undervaccination) becomes more and more common, is it possible this places children at an increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases?" said study leader Jason Glanz, with Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Denver.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/nearly-half-us-children-late-receiving-vaccines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Technology Vaccines Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737506 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Placebo as good as most drugs for kids' migraines</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Medicine Technology Vaccines Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740859 at http://www.globalpost.com INSIGHT-Revived search for a TB vaccine may be about to pay off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/insight-revived-search-tb-vaccine-may-be-about-pay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julie Steenhuysen</p> <p>CHICAGO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - After nearly 100 years, researchers could be on the verge of finding a vaccine that would eradicate tuberculosis infections, a scourge that kills 1.4 million people a year.</p> <p>Global health experts are eagerly awaiting clinical trial results, expected early next week, of the first new vaccine in 90 years designed to prevent tuberculosis infections. While it might not prove effective, it will bring scientists much closer to creating a new generation of TB vaccines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/insight-revived-search-tb-vaccine-may-be-about-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Technology Tuberculosis Vaccination Vaccines Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742564 at http://www.globalpost.com Vaccine group funds cervical cancer immunisations for poor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/vaccine-group-funds-cervical-cancer-immunisations-poor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Eight countries to start pilot projects backed by GAVI</p> <p>* Cervical cancer HPV vaccines are made by Merck and GSK</p> <p>* Over 85 pct of cervical cancer deaths are in poor nations</p> <p>By Kate Kelland</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The GAVI global vaccines group is to help protect more than 180,000 girls in eight countries across Africa and Asia from cervical cancer by funding immunisation projects with vaccines from Merck and GlaxoSmithKline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/vaccine-group-funds-cervical-cancer-immunisations-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicine Papillomavirus Vaccines Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:31:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744889 at http://www.globalpost.com Key TB vaccine trial fails; more waiting in the wings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/key-tb-vaccine-trial-fails-more-waiting-the-wings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Vaccine failed to offer added protection in babies</p> <p>* Study was first of more than a dozen TB vaccines in human trials</p> <p>By Julie Steenhuysen</p> <p>CHICAGO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A highly anticipated study of the first new tuberculosis vaccine in 90 years showed it offered no added benefit over the current vaccine when it came to protecting babies from TB infections, a disappointing but not entirely unexpected outcome, researchers said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/key-tb-vaccine-trial-fails-more-waiting-the-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Tuberculosis Vaccination Vaccines Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745244 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Key TB vaccine trial fails; more waiting in the wings</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Prevention Social Issues Technology Vaccines Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745312 at http://www.globalpost.com