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June 24, 2019

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Measles Vaccination Linked to Health and Schooling Benefits

Researchers have assessed the long-term associations of measles vaccination and child anthropometry, cognition, and schooling outcomes in Ethiopia, India, and ... read more

Visible Public Health Leadership Needed to Boost Vaccine Coverage

Public health experts are calling for local directors of public health to provide visible leadership to address the recent systematic deterioration of vaccine coverage ... read more

Study Shows Success of Measles Vaccine Campaigns in India

A mass measles vaccination campaign saved tens of thousands of children's lives in India between 2010 and 2013, according to a new ... read more

Research Explains Public Resistance to Vaccination

A new study explains why it is so hard to increase public vaccination levels even when evidence indicates that vaccines are safe and ... read more

Certain State Lawmakers Aim to Loosen Childhood Vaccine Requirements, but Legal Barriers Persist

An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization ... read more

Fatal Measles Case Highlights Importance of Herd Immunity in Protecting the Vulnerable

A new report describes a recent case highlighting the importance of maintaining high vaccination coverage in the community to help protect people with compromised immune systems from measles and ... read more

Healthcare Cuts 'Strongly Linked' to the Resurgence of Measles in Italy

Studies show that primary reason for the measles outbreak, affecting several European countries, is the decline in vaccination coverage, for which mainly the 'spread of anti-scientific ... read more

Differences in Immune Responses Due to Age, Sex, and Genetics

Age, sex, and specific human genetic variants are the key factors behind differences between immune responses among healthy humans, finds a study of 1,000 ... read more

Online Information on Vaccines and Autism Not Always Reliable

Google search results in several countries can provide unreliable information based on old, 'weak' scientific studies. Researchers analyzing the top 200 websites in a search for ... read more

Childhood Vaccination Exemptions Rise in Parts of the US

Non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations are rising in some areas of the United States, creating a risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, argue ... read more

Individualized Ovarian, Brain Cancer Therapies

Researchers have discovered that a molecular communication pathway -- thought to be defective in cancer -- is a key player in determining the effectiveness of measles virus oncolytic cancer treatment ... read more

Brick by Brick: Assembly of the Measles Virus

Researchers have been able to capture images of measles viruses as they emerge from infected cells, using state of the art cryo-electron tomography techniques. The new images will help with a greater ... read more

Measles Serious Threat for Babies, Toddlers, Unvaccinated Youths

The vast majority of measles cases in Europe were reported in unvaccinated patients, and children younger than two years old were at a higher risk of dying from measles than older patients, according ... read more

Vaccination Apathy Fueled by Decades of Misinformation

A legacy of social and political factors rather than bad parenting may be influencing people's decisions not to vaccinate their children, according to a new ... read more

Mumps Resurgence Likely Due to Waning Vaccine-Derived Immunity

A resurgence of mumps in the US among vaccinated young adults appears to be due to waning of vaccine-induced immunity, according to a recent analysis. Researchers found vaccine-derived immune ... read more

False Beliefs About MMR Vaccine Found to Influence Acceptance of Zika Vaccine

People's willingness to use a Zika vaccine, once it's available, will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine, but also by their misconceptions ... read more

Measles Vaccine Increases Child Survival Beyond Protecting Against Measles

Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) ... read more

New ACIP Adult Immunization Schedule Recommends Changes to Shingles and MMR Vaccines

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) released its 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule for adults with changes to the administration of the herpes zoster and measles, mumps, and ... read more

Zika Remains a Research and Public Health Challenge

The Zika virus has become established in more than 80 countries, infected millions of people, and left many babies with birth defects. Although scientists have made progress in their understanding of ... read more

Social Media Trends Can Predict Tipping Points in Vaccine Scares

Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of ... read more

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