‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  

Scientists have discovered that the rotavirus vaccine reduces the likelihood of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Rotavirus causes a severe gastrointestinal illness characterised by diarrhoea and dehydration. It is rarely fatal in developed countries but can be deathly in low-income countries

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  The authors of the current study looked at almost 1.5 million insurance records of American children born after 2001, who were followed for periods ranging from 1 to 16.5 years, depending on their year of birth and registration with the insurance firm. Among completely immunised children, the risk of type 1 diabetes went down by […]

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancy

A pregnant woman and her unborn child need to be protected from various infections and illnesses; vaccination could be one of the ways to protect both the mother and the baby. It is important for a woman to be informed on what vaccinations should be taken and when

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancyThe immune system becomes weak during pregnancy, as it supports the growing foetus; this increases the risk of the mother catching an infection along with the baby. If a mother has a strong immunity, it helps create the baby’s first line of resistance to fight against uncertain maladies. Not only does vaccination protect the woman […]

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, proves decade-long study

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine isn’t associated with an increased risk of autism even among kids who are at high risk because they have a sibling with the disorder, a Danish study suggests

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, proves decade-long studyA new large-scale Danish study searches for connections between autism and the MMR vaccine. In particular, they investigate at-risk individuals. Once again, no links are found. Concerns about a potential link between the MMR vaccine and autism have persisted for two decades, since a controversial and ultimately retracted 1998 paper claimed there was a direct […]

Air pollutants trigger allergic cough in urban Indian population, states report

Living in India and inhaling lungful of polluted air every day is like being a chronic smoker according to a recent report by India’s State-Level Disease Burden Initiative

Air pollutants trigger allergic cough in urban Indian population, states reportThis partly explains why many people in urban India have a persistent dry and hacking cough even if they don’t have asthma or have never smoked. Allergic cough is more common in the winter months when drop in temperature prevents air pollutants and allergens from dissipating, trapping them close to the ground in toxic concentrations […]

Maharashtra: Over 2.10 crore children in administered measles-rubella vaccine, states Deepak Sawant

As per the preservation campaign conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) the state got over 99 percent marks in 21 parameteres. Those children who are yet to get the vaccine dose, can approach the government hospital and get vaccinated for, all necessary arrangements are made available there stated Maharashtra’s health minister

Maharashtra: Over 2.10 crore children in administered measles-rubella vaccine, states Deepak SawantDuring the last 28 days of vaccination campaign over 2.10 crore children were given the measles-rubella vaccine in the state competing 60 percent plus target of vaccination. As per the preservation campaign conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) the state got over 99 percent marks in 21 parameteres. Those children who are yet to […]

Maha CM Fadnavis appeals parents, enrol your child for measles-rubella vaccination

The measles-rubella vaccination campaign drive in Maharashtra will continue for six weeks. As per the health minister, the vaccine is safe and has no side effects at all. Earlier due to confusion, apprehension and lack of awareness parents had refused for the vaccination campaign

Maha CM Fadnavis appeals parents, enrol your child for measles-rubella vaccinationOn November 27, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched the measles-rubella vaccination drive in the state. CM Fadnavis has appealed to the citizens to participate in the vaccination drive in large numbers. The campaign will run for six weeks in the state. Children between the age group of nine months to 15 years, will […]

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubella

In Mumbai and Maharashtra, this campaign will be launched on November 27, 2018. During this campaign, 30 lakhs children will be vaccinated in Mumbai

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubellaThe Government of India has set a goal to eliminate measles and control rubella syndrome by the year 2020. India launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles-rubella on February 05, 2017. Till date, the campaign is completed in 28 states and more than 13 crore children (between 9 months and 15 years […]

MMR vaccine: Maharashtra govt to start awareness campaign

The state government of Maharashtra has undertaken an awareness drive in order to dispel the misconceptions regarding the measles and rubella (MMR) vaccine. This is crucial, as it has been a controversial subject and is an important issue for parents

MMR vaccine: Maharashtra govt to start awareness campaignThe Maharashtra government has decided to launch an awareness campaign to inform parents about the MMR vaccine. It will run advertisement through various mediums such as the television, newspapers, and radio. It will also provide information regarding what exactly is the MMR vaccine. This step has been taken as the union health ministry had recently […]

Key ingredient for a universal flu vaccine, found in llama blood

Llamas make an array of immune system antibodies so tiny they can fit into crevices on the surface of an invading virus.That feat could one day protect humans from entire families of flu viruses that bedevil scientists with their unpredictable and shape-shifting ways

Key ingredient for a universal flu vaccine, found in llama bloodA universal flu vaccine could finally end this inefficient guessing game. According to the National Institutes of Health, such a vaccine should be 75% effective, protect against group I and group II influenza A viruses (the most common to infect humans), last for at least one year, and be suitable for all age groups. All, […]

Immunisation: ‘She’ is safeguarding the health of the next generation

In India, ASHA workers have been the true health ambassadors, who have been entrusted with the responsibility to ensure that no child is left out from getting immunised. Till now, crores of children have been immunised in India but this would not have been possible without the ceaseless efforts put in by ASHA workers and Geeta Varma, is one of them

Immunisation: ‘She’ is safeguarding the health of the next generationGeeta Varma, an ASHA worker from Himachal Pradesh’s, Mandi district represents the face of around 12 lakh Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers in India. These workers go beyond their call of duty, when it comes to saving precious lives. Their role could be different, but their aim is one – to save a life. […]
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