Items Tagged ‘vaccine’

October 15, 2012

Study Looks Into Flu Shot Effectiveness

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Flu season is here. The first case in Olmsted County was reported last week. But new Monday, a study done by the University of Minnesota found vaccines for the flu could be improved…Dr. Gregory Poland of Mayo Clinic says the study is less for individuals and more for government and policy makers. “What the authors […]

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, flu season, flu shot, KAAL, University of Minnesota, vaccine


July 23, 2012

Potential Whooping Cough Epidemic

By Mystery User

The number of cases rising at an epidemic rate. Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far. Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato’s Jessica Sheehy says the original vaccine had more side effects, but the new vaccine isn’t as strong. Sheehy says, “so the immunity people are getting from the vaccine isn’t lasting into adulthood so the […]

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Tags: epidemic, Jessica Sheehy, KEYC Mankato, vaccine, whooping cough


June 28, 2012

Vaccine Shows Promise for Nicotine Addiction

By Mystery User

A one-dose vaccine aimed at preventing nicotine addiction showed promise in studies on mice, researchers said Wednesday. In the study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers inserted a gene for a nicotine antibody into the liver cells of mice, preventing most of the nicotine given to the animals from reaching the brain, where […]

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Tags: Dr. Richard Hurt, nicotine addiction, Science Translational Medicine, vaccine, Wall Street Journal


March 19, 2012

Vaccine For Skin Cancer on the Horizon?

By Mystery User

Scientists have created a vaccine that has successfully eradicated skin cancer in some mice, the Mayo Clinic reported Monday. Results from early studies have shown that 60 percent of mice with melanoma were cured in fewer than three months with minimal side effects, thanks to the treatment. Additional coverage: KTTC, Examiner, News-Medical, Emax Health, e! […]

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Tags: skin cancer, vaccine


December 19, 2011

Vaccine Attacks Breast Cancer in Mice: Study

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Scientists in the United States say they have developed a vaccine that attacks tumours in mice, a breakthrough they hope will help fight breast, colon, ovarian and pancreatic cancer in humans. Although studies on mice often do not translate directly into remedies that work for human subjects, researchers are hopeful because of the strength of […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, vaccine


February 3, 2010

Lancet Retracts Study Tying Vaccine to Autism

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

The study that first suggested a link between vaccines and autism and spurred a long-running, acrimonious debate over the safety of vaccines has been retracted by the British medical journal that published it…Ten of the 13 authors of the original paper, all of whom were researchers at the Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine […]

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Tags: autism, vaccine


November 9, 2009

House Call with Sanjay Gupta – H1N1 Flu

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Transcript: GUPTA: And we are back in a very special edition of HOUSE CALL. You’ve heard the symptoms: fatigue, coughing, body aches, all of those are symptoms of the H1N1 flu which the CDC says incidentally is even more widespread than a week ago. And still, as you know, there’s a lot of confusion about […]

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Tags: H1N1, vaccine


October 26, 2009

Visitation Policy Changes Coverage

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Hospitals Limit Visitors Come Monday, only parents and primary caregivers will be able to visit their child in the pediatrics wing at Mayo Clinic hospitals.   It’s a temporary change in an effort to curb the spread of the H1N1 virus.   “All of us at Mayo are very concerned about this, but not overly […]

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Tags: flu, H1N1 virus, vaccine, visitation


October 23, 2009

Mayo to vaccinate up to 1,500 pregnant women

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic will vaccinate up to 1,500 pregnant women against pandemic H1N1 influenza Friday and Monday.    The injectable vaccine will be available at Mayo’s Gonda Building, in the 16th floor walk-in clinic, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. today and Monday, says a Mayo announcement.   About 6 percent of confirmed H1N1 deaths in […]

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Tags: flu, H1N1, vaccine


October 22, 2009

POLL: The Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Nearly four in 10 parents do not plan to have their children get the swine flu vaccine this year, with doubts about its safety overwhelmingly cited as the chief reason, underscoring safety concerns as potentially a major impediment to vaccination efforts.   Other results in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll buttress the point: Three […]

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Tags: H1N1, swine flu, vaccine


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