Vietnam: Measles, chickenpox outbreaks in Ho Chi Minh City schools
The city is facing various outbreaks of diseases including measles and dengue in the past two months, said Dr. Dung.
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Flesh-eating scare: Ottawa man survives close call
Dean Liu is lucky to be alive after a nagging sore throat and cold took a terrifying turn last month.
Doctors at an AIDS conference this week made headlines with another...
Doctors at an AIDS conference this week made headlines with another infant "cured" of HIV.
Vaccines called safe option
In spite of misinformation, vaccines remain a safe, scientifically proven way to prevent disease, according to Dr. Margaret O'Dell.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Three chickenpox cases reported in Kenai/Soldotna area
Three cases of chickenpox in young adults from the Kenai and Soldotna area since mid-February have been reported by the Alaska Department of Health in a press release Thursday.
Emergent BioSolutions Reports Financial Results for 2013
Factoring in adjustments that exclude certain acquisition related, restructuring and non-cash impairment charges of approximately in 2012 .
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says
People older than 50 can reduce their risk for developing shingles by being vaccinated against the varicella-zoster virus that causes the painful condition, an expert says.
Kindergarten registration will be held this month
Kindergarten Registration is just around the corner and for the 2014-2015 school year, the age restrictions have changes.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Health Department Rules When We Were Children
When we were kids, the Milwaukee Health Department used to hang a quarantine sign on the door of a house when we had measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever and polio.
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HIV Cure: Vaccine or AIDS Cure Getting Close, as Experts Find...
Medical researchers are looking into the antibodies of a woman to derive clues to create an HIV vaccine or possible cure against .
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Brave toddler starts treatment
David Barsby, grandfather of two-year-old Bethany Topley told how things were now running smoothly following a complication with the toddler's IV line and a bout of Chicken Pox.
Researchers Seeking Volunteers to Test Vaccine against Common Herpes Virus
Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are testing a new vaccine against a little-known but widespread herpes virus.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Asia News Network
Water rationing begins in KL and Selangor
While some Klang Valley and Putrajaya folks are well-prepared to face the month-long water rationing, some first-timers scramble to adjust to the days when the taps run dry.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Kindergarten sign-ups begin for Central Valley, Spokane schools - Sat, 01 Mar 2014 PST
If your child is 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 this year and you live in the Central Valley School District, you can enroll for kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Chimerix's Brincidofovir (CMX001) Safety and Antiviral Data Presented at 2014 BMT Tandem Meetings
Chimerix, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, today released data from presentations at the 2014 BMT Tandem Meetings related to its investigational antiviral with broad-spectrum activity, brincidofovir .
Study: Asthma May Reactivate the Virus that Causes Shingles in...
Researchers believe that asthma may cause the latent Varicella Zoster Virus , which causes chickenpox, to reactivate in infected children.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Two-Dose Varicella Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 7 years...
In 2007, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended a routine second dose of varicella vaccine for children at age 4-6 years, in addition to the first dose given at age 12-15 months .
Two-dose chicken pox vaccinations rise sharply in young children
Two-dose immunization of young children with the varicella vaccine, administered for chicken pox, has increased sharply since its recommended adoption just a few years ago, according to a new report.The adoption of two doses of the vaccine for chicken pox has reached levels close to those of other... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Shingles: A Common and Painful Virus
Shingles is a painful viral infection that affects almost one million people worldwide and 30 percent of Americans every year.
Aim for a healthy camper
While your kids are trying to decide which swim suits to pack for summer camp, as their parents you should make sure that your camper's safety and health needs will be met.