It works by blocking the drug’s ‘high’ which could lead to breaking the cycle of addiction.
Soon, we might truly eradicate polio.
Non-medical exemptions and widespread misinformation are to blame.
Bacterial strains that cause gonorrhea have become resistant to antibiotics.
The move has been backed by the nation’s leading doctors.
This man and his colleagues saved millions of lives. But you’ve probably never heard of him.
The new therapy gives the body new tools to weed out the HIV virus without any other drugs — one man has been HIV-free for 7 months.
The risk for a potential biohazard would be seriously reduced.
Seems like our bodies were fighting the disease the wrong way all along.
We may be zooming in on a vaccine.
Doctors Without Borders has a strong message for giant pharma company Pfizer.
Clean brain, clean memories.
Ten years ago, the first cervical cancer vaccine was administered in Australia.
Things are rough with Zika nowadays, but scientists are now finally testing a vaccine.
Human trials for the vaccine formulation will begin after the current pre-clinical studies are completed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially endorsed the world’s first Dengue fever vaccine, a disease that infects 390 million people each year.
People love Roald Dahl’s creations (such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda) for their creativity and sense of humor, but Dahl had his own share of tragedy.
A new study confirms the the effectiveness of a HPV vaccine introduced almost a decade ago in the US; the virus’ prevalence in teenage girls is down by almost two thirds. Even for women in their early 20s, the group with the lowest vaccination rates, infections have been reduced by more than a third.
Vaccines are arguably one of the most impactful medical developments ever. According to the CDC, vaccines given to infants and young children over the past two decades will prevent 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes. If that’s not impressive, a group of researchers put this into another perspective that almost all people seem to appreciate: money. Their findings suggest that though it costs a lot to research new vaccines, manufacture and implement them, the return of investment is absolutely stunning. Pharmaceutical companies make a nice profit, but the bulk goes to society.
Scientific American recently reported that the three countries most affected by dengue fever have approved the use of the first vaccine against this affliction. Officials from Mexico, Philippines and Brazil hope that this will curb the nearly 400 million new infections each year, 22,000 of which result in death.