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The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) approved Fluarix, an influenza vaccine for adults that contains inactivated virus. Fluarix is approved to immunize adults 18 years of age and older against ...


A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo has reported in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science ( PNAS ), a new way to generate genetica ...


Studies of influenza vaccine effectiveness in elderly people substantially overestimate vaccine benefits, according to new research from the US published in the International Journal of Epidemiology ( ...


Approximately 2.5 million people received the intranasal influenza vaccine the last 2 flu seasons, and a new study did not identify unexpected serious risks associated with use of this vaccine. Unt ...


In a commentary published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal ( CMAJ ), Abby Lippman, an epidemiologist at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and colleagues wrote that there is no urgent n ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) and CDC ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ) routinely monitor the safety of all U.S. vaccines by using several vaccine safety surveillance systems, ...


During the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, pregnant women were at risk for severe influenza illness. This concern was complicated by questions about vaccine safety in pregnant women that were raised ...


The influenza A(H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccination programme was the largest mass vaccination initiative in recent US history. Commensurate with the size and scope of the vaccination programme, a proje ...


The possible risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome from influenza vaccines remains a potential obstacle to achieving high vaccination coverage. However, influenza infection might also be associated with Gui ...


In low-income countries, live measles vaccine reduces mortality from causes other than measles infection. Such nonspecific effects of vaccines might also be important for the health of children in hig ...


Inflammation, platelet reactivity and cardiac autonomic dysfunction increase the risk of cardiovascular events, but the relationships between these prognostic markers are poorly defined. In a stud ...


Numerous studies have shown that inflammation has a relevant role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis as well as of acute coronary syndromes. Moreover, markers of inflammation predict cardiovascul ...