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BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- What if the cure for cancer could be found in the body’s own immune system, with a little help from modern science? Now a new clinical trial is giving patients hope.
National Infant Immunization Week reminds parents of the importance of vaccination
(ARA) - Did you know that April 21 kicks off National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)? NIIW is an annual observance supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and can be a good reminder to parents about the importance of protecting their children before the age of 2 from diseases for which vaccines are available.
In people who show the beginning signs of multiple sclerosis (MS), a vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis in other parts of the world might help prevent the disease.
(NewsUSA) - Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.
Measles, mumps and even the flu are just a few of the ailments that may come to mind when you think about vaccines. But now a new therapeutic vaccine 15 years in the making could make cancer, kill itself.
(NAPSI)—Happy birthday to the 12,000 babies born in the U.S. today. There’s an important thing parents can do to keep their little ones happy and healthy: Get them vaccinated on time.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit retirees could see smaller pension checks after a judge said pensions are a fair target in the city's historic bankruptcy.
In what some see as a troubling sign, there is a growing number of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed wary of making any changes to tribal sovereignty laws as it considered whether Michigan can permanently block an American Indian casino.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, people 65 and older are at greater risk for serious complications from the flu compared to younger adults.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is sending a message to parents today. They're urging everyone to have their children immunized against influenza as soon as the vaccine is available. Flu season can last anywhere from October through March, but because the flu virus can strike at any time, and because of international travel, health care professionals are asking parents to be proactive about immunization.
(NAPSI)—Many Americans associate influenza with the fall, but you may be surprised to learn that during many flu seasons, influenza activity doesn’t peak until winter or early spring. In fact, virus activity peaked in February or later in approximately half of the past 35 flu seasons.
A single cell causes it and it kills millions of people around the world every year. We have a lot of ways to treat cancer once it forms, but there might be a new way to prevent it.
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss officials say France is seeking the extradition of a wealthy Israeli businessman who was arrested in Switzerland last week.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Kenya's foreign minister says her country will push ahead with moves to amend the International Criminal Court's founding document to ensure that sitting heads of state are granted immunity from prosecution.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's congress has voted in favor of granting President Nicolas Maduro the emergency decree powers he's seeking to help fight corruption and stabilize the inflation-plagued economy.
(BPT) - With the 2013-2014 flu season officially here, it’s important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as “the flu”) – the flu vaccine. What many older adults don’t know is that the immune system weakens with age, meaning older adults are at a higher risk for flu and related complications.
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations says a massive campaign to vaccinate children in the Middle East against polio has begun after the first cases in 14 years were confirmed in northeastern Syria last week.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is also called oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA). MRSA is any strain of Staphylococcus aureus that has developed, through the process of natural selection, resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, which include the penicillins (methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, oxacillin, etc.) and the cephalosporins. Strains unable to resist these antibiotics are classified as methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, or MSSA. The evolution of such resistance does not cause the organism to be more intrinsically virulent than strains of Staphylococcus aureus that have no antibiotic resistance, but resistance does make MRSA infection more difficult to treat with standard types of antibiotics and thus more dangerous.
MRSA is especially troublesome in hospitals, prisons and nursing homes, where patients with open wounds, invasive devices, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk of infection than the general public.
Researchers at the UT Health Science Center injected immune-deficient mice with human prostate cancer cells. Within three to four weeks, tumors typically started to grow in a large number of these mice. The study asked whether a walnut-enriched diet versus a non-walnut diet would be associated with reduced cancer formation.
(NAPSI)—Over the next decade, millions of baby boomers will begin their well-earned transition into retirement. This unique stage in life allows retirees time to do more of the things they love like enjoy time with friends and family, but it also comes with the added responsibility of keeping a closer eye on health to maintain an active lifestyle.