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Most people experience normal, usually mild reactions that include a sore arm, fever, and body aches. In recent tests, one in three people felt bad enough to miss work, school, or recreational activit ...


The EMEA ( European Medicines Agency ) has received reports of deaths in women who had previously received Gardasil, including two reports concerning the sudden and unexpected deaths of two young wome ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Rotarix, a vaccine for the prevention of rotavirus, an infection that causes gastroenteritis ( vomiting and diarrhea ) in infants and children. Ro ...


In the STEP study, one of two phase II trials of investigational HIV vaccine ( V520 ), the vaccine was not effective at either preventing infection in volunteers not previously infected with HIV or at ...


HPV infection is necessary for the development of cervical cancer and the vaccine may prevent primary infection with HPV types 16 and 18. However, Abby Lippman, chair of the Canadian Women's Health N ...


The National Vaccine Information Center ( NVIC ) issued a new report on HPV vaccine ( Gardasil ) safety analyzing adverse event reports to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System ( VAERS ). ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has expanded the approved age range for Menactra, a bacterial meningitis vaccine, to include children ages 2 to 10 years. Meningitis is a serious inflammati ...


Researchers have reported that women who are positive for HPV DNA, do not benefit from Cervarix, a vaccine against HPV 16/18 L1 virus-like particle. HPV is the sole cause of cervical cancer, and ty ...


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 ...


On June 8th 2006, the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) announced the approval of Gardasil, and on June 29th the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices ( ACIP ) voted to recommend adding Gar ...


A team of researchers led by Irun Cohen of the Weizmann Institute of Science Immunology Department has revealed the molecular mechanism of a vaccine for type 1 diabetes. The new findings should he ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Gardasil, the first vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer, precancerous genital lesions and genital warts due to human papillomavirus ( HPV ...


The FDA ( U.S. Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Gardasil, the first vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer, precancerous genital lesions and genital warts due to human papillomavirus ...


The FDA ( U.S. Food and Drug Administration ) has approved RotaTeq, a live, oral, vaccine for use in preventing rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants. Infection with rotavirus is a leading cause ...


In a study of more than 68,000 infants published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the vaccine Rotateq demonstrated that it can safely prevent 98 percent of severe cases of viral diarrhea and vo ...