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De Niro yanks anti-vaccine documentary from film fest
De Niro yanks anti-vaccine documentary from film fest

De Niro offs a documentary by a former British medical researcher about a link between vaccines and autism from Tribeca Film Festival.

De Niro yanks anti-vaccine documentary from film fest
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Possible causes of negative reactions to measles vaccination

Chief Kazakh Sanitary Doctor and Vice-Minister of Health and Social Development declare preliminary causes of the negative reactions to the measles vaccination conducted in February.

Possible causes of negative reactions to measles vaccination
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Vaccination against measles in Kazakhstan puts teenagers into hospital beds

Vaccination against measles in Kazakhstan went terribly wrong when dozens of teenagers were hospitalized in fever and unconscious to local hospitals.

Vaccination against measles in Kazakhstan puts teenagers into hospital beds
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Kazakhstan joins global combat against infectious deseases

Kazakh scientist says that domestic specialists have the potential to develop a vaccine against deadly Ebola virus and are already working on vaccines against other types of deseases.

Kazakhstan joins global combat against infectious deseases
Sierra Leone readies for controversial Ebola shutdown
Sierra Leone readies for controversial Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone was preparing for an unprecedented three-day nationwide shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone readies for controversial Ebola shutdown
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US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

A US-based Japanese scientist said he has succeeded in engineering a version of the so-called swine flu virus that would be able to evade the human immune system.

US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu
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What is behind anti-vaccination movements in Kazakhstan?

Every day there are more and more parents refusing to get their children vaccinated for religious reasons.

What is behind anti-vaccination movements in Kazakhstan?
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Vaccine fears in China after hepatitis B scare

Chinese state-run media and Internet users demanded action Wednesday after the deaths of at least seven babies since November following their vaccinations against hepatitis B.

Vaccine fears in China after hepatitis B scare
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Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: study

The flu vaccine is generally less effective for men than for women, scientists said in a study Monday, tracing the effect to higher levels of testosterone that curb the immune response.

Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: study
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One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

A single dose -- rather than the recommended three -- of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease HPV may be enough to ward off cervical cancer.

One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer
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Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine

US scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of HIV have made an important breakthrough after capturing the clearest image yet of a protein which allows the deadly virus to attack human immune cells, new research showed Tuesday.

Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine
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GSK to seek green light for malaria vaccine

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said on Tuesday it hoped to get the green light for a prototype vaccine against malaria after trials showed it offered children a partial shield against the disease.

GSK to seek green light for malaria vaccine
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New meningitis vaccine slashes cases by 94 percent

A new vaccine being rolled out in the "meningitis belt" that stretches across north-central Africa has reduced cases of the potentially fatal disease by 94 percent.

New meningitis vaccine slashes cases by 94 percent
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Brazilian scientists to test AIDS vaccine on monkeys

Brazilian scientists have developed an HIV vaccine and plan to begin testing on monkeys later this year.

Brazilian scientists to test AIDS vaccine on monkeys
Health Minister Yael German. ©REUTERS/Ammar Awad
Israel to launch mass polio vaccination campaign

Israel on Monday launches a mass campaign in the south of the country to vaccinate 200,000 children up to nine years old against polio.

Israel to launch mass polio vaccination campaign
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Vaccine hopes for hand, foot, mouth disease

Researchers in China said Wednesday a trial vaccine provided "significant" protection against a virus that can cause potentially deadly hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in children.

Vaccine hopes for hand, foot, mouth disease
England prepares mass-vaccination push as measles cases rise
England prepares mass-vaccination push as measles cases rise

England aims to inject a million youngsters with measles vaccine following a surge in cases of the potentially fatal disease.

England prepares mass-vaccination push as measles cases rise
H7N9 vaccine may take months: US agency
H7N9 vaccine may take months: US agency

Developing a vaccine for the H7N9 strain of bird flu that has killed 10 people in eastern China could take "many months".

H7N9 vaccine may take months: US agency
US health authorities announce bird flu vaccine effort
US health authorities announce bird flu vaccine effort

US health authorities said Thursday they are liaising with domestic and international partners to develop a vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed five people in China.

US health authorities announce bird flu vaccine effort
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Parental concerns rise over HPV vaccine: study

A growing number of US parents oppose doctors' recommendations to vaccinate teenage girls against human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer.

Parental concerns rise over HPV vaccine: study