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Oncology & Cancer

Is man's best friend the key to battling cancer? New study aims to find out

A new joint study by UC Davis, the University of Wisconsin and Colorado State University is looking for healthy canines to participate in a study that may benefit man and man's best friend alike.

Cardiology

Flu shot may aid heart bypass recovery

Getting a flu shot before heart bypass surgery can head off inflammation throughout the body and possibly lead to a healthier recovery, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia

A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe gives go ahead to market Ebola vaccine

The European Union authorised the marketing of a vaccine against Ebola on Monday, permitting the first wider commercial use of a protection that has helped stem an outbreak in DR Congo.

Cardiology

Flu shots help prevent illness, death in heart disease patients

An annual flu vaccination is inexpensive, easy and proven to prevent illness and death in people with heart disease, however, almost 1 in 3 patients skip the flu shot, according to preliminary research to be presented at ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Infectious diseases: Why moms-to-be need vaccines during pregnancy

Vaccines are a part of many well-child visits. But they also should be part of the care moms-to-be receive to protect their unborn children. "When we take care of pregnant patients, we're really taking care of two patients: ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine candidate for gonorrhea shows preclinical effectiveness

A report in the journal mBio, published by the American Society for Microbiology, describes a prototype vaccine candidate for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers move closer to new vaccine for killer TB

Scientists said Tuesday they are closing in on a new game-changing vaccine for tuberculosis, the world's deadliest infectious disease that claimed some 1.5 million lives last year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu shots benefit patients hospitalized with pneumonia

Routine, in-hospital influenza vaccinations for all adults hospitalized with pneumonia may save lives and reduce hospitalizations, according to a study presented at CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of the American College of ...

Pediatrics

4 ways to talk with vaccine skeptics

Your neighbor is telling you about his new baby. He feels nervous about vaccinating, and says he's considering delaying Lucy's vaccines.