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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India unveils vaccine for deadly diarrhoea virus

    Posted May 14th 2013, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Scientists unveiled an affordable vaccine against a deadly diarrhoea-causing virus that kills some 100,000 children in India every year on Tuesday. ... healthcare is often out of reach. K Vijaraghavan, secretary of India’s Department of Biotechnology which steered the hunt for an affordable rotavirus vaccine, said it was a product of international ...

  2. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Hundreds of girls in Colombian town sick after taking Gardasil vaccine

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:08pm by AP

    ... with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a vaccine against cervical cancer. But others suggest it is a case of mass hysteria. Authorities say they still do not know what caused ... the girls, ranging in ages from nine to 16, were injected in recent months with the common vaccine Gardasil. Francisco Vega, the town's mayor and a doctor, said that illnesses first appeared ...

  3. Cool heads work wonders

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... Richard Watt Hong Kong is set to receive its first delivery of a swine flu vaccine before the flu season reaches its peak this winter. And according to Dr Alfred Tam, a specialist in paediatrics at Children at 818 in Central, 'the vaccine is very effective in children'. The news will come as a welcome relief to concerned parents, but as Tam explained, the panic ...

  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO for use in Africa

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Winnipeg, Canada Experimental drug as yet untested, but WHO says it's ethical given the public health crisis Canada to donate Ebola vaccine to WHO for Africa Canada will donate a small quantity of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed in its government lab to the World Health Organisation for use in Africa, the country's health minister said. The decision ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    GSK-made Ebola vaccine to start trials and may be available by next year: WHO

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus made by British pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline may begin next month and made available ... where we have the cases,” Jean-Marie Okwo Bele, the WHO’s head of vaccines and immunisation, told French radio. He said he was optimistic about making the vaccine commercially available. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - RESEARCH

    Study linking narcolepsy to flu vaccine retracted

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Study on sleep disorder link retracted Scientists who believed they had started to decipher links between a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine and the sleep ... vaccine, Pandemrix. The results appeared to show that the debilitating disorder, characterised by sudden sleepiness and muscle weakness, could be set off by an immune response to a portion ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time to spend money on an Ebola vaccine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Time to spend money on Ebola vaccine One suspected Ebola case in Hong Kong turned out to be a false alarm. But officials say they will still be on high ... should have been a prime target for medical research. But that hasn't happened. Over the years researchers came up with four or five projects that showed an effective vaccine may ...

  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Liberian doctor who received last dose of experimental Ebola drug dies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Monrovia Canada works on new vaccine as supplies of untested ZMapp run out Liberian doctor given last of Ebola drug dies A Liberian doctor who received one of the last ... it had yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating. The experimental vaccines are still at a Canadian laboratory, said Patrick Gaebel, spokesman for the Public Health ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... director-general for emergency operations, said. Separately yesterday, the US National Institutes of Health announced it would start testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in humans next week. The vaccine was developed by the US government and GlaxoSmithKline and the preliminary trial will test the shot in healthy US adults in Maryland. At the same time, British experts will test the same vaccine ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Number of cases in first five months of the year outstrips total for 2013 Measles returns as vaccination falters Measles- a disease Beijing had intended to virtually eliminate by 2012- is making a comeback as millions of migrant workers miss out on vaccinations. Cases of measles on the mainland hit 11,089 in April compared to 2,070 ...




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