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King's College London: Injection-free vaccination technique

Scientists at King's have demonstrated the ability to deliver a dried live vaccine to the skin without a traditional needle, and shown for the first time that this technique is powerful enough to enable specialised immune cells in the skin to kick-start the immunising properties of the vaccine. Dr Linda Klavinskis from the Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology at King's explains the research behind the new technique and its wider potential. Read more about this technique on the King's College London website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents/news/newsrecords/2013/02-Feb/Injection-free-vaccination-technique.aspx.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Vaccination Schedule

 
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over 5 years ago
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Call to end vaccine 'nightmare' - BBC News

The need to keep child vaccines cold is hampering immunisation campaigns around the world, a charity warns.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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In pictures: The immunisation card - a lifesaver - BBC News

Immunisation is widely regarded as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. To mark World Immunisation Week, we look at the global story of the immunisation card, its importance and its evolution.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening in Australia

Stream HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening in Australia by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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over 5 years ago
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Use of population based background rates of disease to assess vaccine safety in childhood and mass immunisation in Denmark: nationwide population based cohort study

Objectives To predict the number of selected outcomes temporally associated but not caused by vaccination, to aid causality assessment of adverse events arising after mass immunisation in a paediatric population.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Neurological and autoimmune disorders after vaccination against pandemic influenza A (H1N1) with a monovalent adjuvanted vaccine: population based cohort study in Stockholm, Sweden

Objective To examine the risk of neurological and autoimmune disorders of special interest in people vaccinated against pandemic influenza A (H1N1) with Pandemrix (GlaxoSmithKline, Middlesex, UK) compared with unvaccinated people over 8-10 months.  
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over 5 years ago
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Pakistan to immunise people going abroad against polio - BBC News

Pakistan is to immunise travellers against polio by setting up mandatory immunisation points at international airports and border crossings.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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HPV vaccination for gay men

Stream HPV vaccination for gay men by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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over 5 years ago
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US will no longer use vaccination programs as cover for spy operations, White House says

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will no longer use vaccination programs as a cover for its spy operations, a White House official has told US public health school deans, who nearly a year ago wrote to President Barack Obama protesting against the practice.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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WHO | Statement on the United States Government’s announcement on vaccination campaigns

WHO and UNICEF appreciate the commitment by the United States Government to stop making operational use of immunization campaigns.  
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over 5 years ago
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HPV vaccination for gay men

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over 5 years ago
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Pneumococcal vaccination for welders

Stream Pneumococcal vaccination for welders by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
almost 5 years ago
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Measles outbreak at Disney raises vaccination questions - BBC News

Disneyland disease outbreak spreads through California, prompting renewed criticism of vaccination opponents.  
BBC News
over 4 years ago
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STI podcast: Australia’s HPV vaccination programme and disappearing genital warts

Stream STI podcast: Australia’s HPV vaccination programme and disappearing genital warts by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
over 4 years ago
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Mark Zuckerberg's book club fights US fear of vaccination

Facebook founder picks On Immunity by Eula Biss as American public health officials tackle major measles outbreak  
the Guardian
over 4 years ago
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What should the value of PCR of AntiHcv be after six months of immunoglobulin therapy when the initial value was 52,000 at the start of treatment?

What should the value of PCR of AntiHcv be after six months of immunoglobulin therapy when the initial value was 52,000 at the start of treatment?  
humaira zulfiqar
almost 7 years ago
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Money-back guarantees

Ironically, it seems the health products with the least evidence are coming with the greatest assurances. A few years ago, a package holiday company advertised guaranteed sunny holidays in Queensland (Australia). The deal went something like this: if it rained on a certain percentage of your holiday days, you received a trip refund. An attractive drawcard indeed, but what the company failed to grasp was that the “Sunshine State” is very often anything but sunny. This is especially so where I live, on the somewhat ironically named Sunshine Coast. We had 200 rainy days last year and well over 2 metres of rain, and that was before big floods in January. Unsurprisingly, the guaranteed sunny holiday offer was short-lived. There are some things that really shouldn’t come with guarantees. The weather is one, health is another. Or so I thought… “Those capsules you started me on last month for my nerve pain didn’t work. I tried them for a couple of weeks, but they didn’t do nothin'.” “Perhaps you’d do better on a higher dose.” “Nah, they made me feel kinda dizzy. I’d prefer to get my money back on these ones an’ try somethin’ different.” “I can try you on something else, but there are no refunds available on the ones you’ve already used, I’m afraid.” “But they cost me over 80 dollars!” “Yes, I explained at the time that they are not subsidised by the government.” “But they didn’t work! If I bought a toaster that didn’t work, I’d take it back and get me money back, no problem.” “Medications are not appliances. They don’t work every time, but that doesn’t mean they’re faulty.” “But what about natural products? I order herbs for me prostate and me heart every month and they come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You doctors say those things don’t really work so how come the sellers are willing to put their money where their mouths are?” He decided to try a “natural” treatment next, confident of its likely effectiveness thanks to the satisfaction guarantee offered. Last week I had a 38-year-old female requesting a medical certificate stating that her back pain was no better. The reason? She planned to take it to her physiotherapist and request a refund because the treatment hadn’t helped. Like the afflicted patient above, she didn’t accept that health-related products and services weren’t “cure guaranteed”. “My thigh sculptor machine promised visible results in 60 days or my money back. Why aren’t physios held accountable too?” Upon a quick Google search, I found that many “natural health” companies offer money-back guarantees, as do companies peddling skin products and gimmicky home exercise equipment. I even found a site offering guaranteed homeopathic immunisation. Hmmm… In an information-rich, high-tech world, we are becoming less and less tolerant of uncertainty. Society wants perfect, predictable results — now! For all its advances, modern medicine cannot provide this and we don’t pretend otherwise. Ironically, it seems the health products with the least evidence are coming with the greatest assurances. A clever marketing ploy that patients seem to be buying into — literally and figuratively. I think we all need to be reminded of Benjamin Franklin’s famous words: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” We can’t really put guarantees on whether it will rain down on our holidays or on our health, and should retain a healthy scepticism towards those who attempt to do so. This blog post has been adapted from a column first published in Australian Doctor http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/articles/11/0c070a11.asp Dr Genevieve Yates is an Australian GP, medical educator, medico-legal presenter and writer. You can read more of her work at http://genevieveyates.com/  
Dr Genevieve Yates
over 5 years ago
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WHO | Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO

Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (24 -30 April), the WHO is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Needle stick-injured Ebola doctor free of virus after vaccination

Postexposure injection for a single aid-working doctor's case suggests promise, so fast-tracking development of Ebola vaccines proven in animals 'is a matter of utmost urgency.'  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago