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#Vaccine

# vaccine - Friday 11 January, 2013

Vaccine could prevent colon cancer in high risk patients

Clinical trials of a vaccine on patients at high risk of developing the disease has produced results which researchers say could spare patients the risk and inconvenience of invasive tests such as colonoscopies.

# vaccine - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV

Team in Spain says it is best indication yet that a ‘therapeutic vaccine’ might be possible in place of anti-retroviral drugs.

# vaccine - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE Flu

'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE

The HSE is advising at-risk people to get the flu vaccine as it “can be a very serious illness”.

# vaccine - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Tuesday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# vaccine - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.

# vaccine - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Eleven residents at Donegal nursing home suffering with flu symptoms

It appears that there may be a “slight mismatch” between the current flu vaccination and the circulating strain of the virus.

# vaccine - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Mary Robinson calls for greater access to cervical cancer vaccines

Writing a blog for the British Medical Journal, the former President has called on pharmaceutical companies to lower the prices they charge for the HPV vaccine.

# vaccine - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Hope for medical breakthrough with 'effective' malaria vaccine

Almost a million people are year are killed by malaria – but a new vaccine could cut cases in young children by half, a trial suggests.

Result of swine flu jab investigation expected later this year

The Health Service Executive is investigating the link between a swine flu jab and narcolepsy. This year’s vaccine does not contain the controversial Pandremix strain.

# vaccine - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Increase in throat cancer caused by virus that can spread from oral sex

A study has found that the number of cases of throat cancer caused by the human papillomavirus have risen.

# vaccine - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab

Comedian Brendan Grace is one of the advocates for the vaccine after discovering that as he has diabetes he is at risk for pneumo flu.

# vaccine - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Mother says she's totally convinced swine flu jab caused son's narcolepsy

There are now 16 confirmed cases of narcolepsy with links to the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix in Ireland. A support group is criticising what it’s calling the ‘minimal’ response from the HSE.

# vaccine - Friday 12 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# vaccine - Saturday 8 January, 2011

HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines

Meanwhile, Fine Gael’s health spokesman has warned that overcrowding in hospitals will cause infections to spread rapidly and will gravely endanger the lives of the seriously ill.

# vaccine - Monday 19 July, 2010

NEW VACCINE patches could eliminate the need for painful injections, Al Jazeera reports. US researchers have developed a patch which boosts the body’s immunisation against diseases such as the flu. The researchers, based at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, believe the patch can help eradicate diseases by increasing the number of people who are vaccinated.

People should be able to administer the patch themselves, rather than being attending to by medical personnel with needles. The patch is actually a series of 100 tiny needles which dissolve after entering the skin.

Check out the patch in this Al Jazeera report:

The patch has been tested using a flu vaccine on mice and the researcher says the results are encouraging. Tests on the small needles used in the patch have shown they are safe for use on humans.

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