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    1. Flu Vaccine and Narcolepsy: New Findings May Explain Link via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 11:00 AM

      An unusual increase in narcolepsy cases in Europe was linked to a new flu vaccine used there, and now researchers may have figured out why: A protein in the vaccine appears to mimic one in the brain that plays a role in the sleep disorder. People with narcolepsy experience severe daytime sleepiness and "sleep attacks," in which they suddenly fall asleep for a short time. The vaccine that was ...

    2. By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental Johnson & Johnson vaccine completely prevented HIV infection in half of monkeys that got the shot and then were exposed to high doses of an aggressive virus, results that spurred the company to test the vaccine in people, academic and company researchers said on Thursday. It is the first time since Merck's failed 2007 trial that a major ...

    3. J&J's AIDS Vaccine Protects Half of Monkeys as Human Tests Start

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceJul 02 11:00 AM

      Johnson & Johnson’s experimental AIDS vaccine protected half the monkeys who received it in a study, boosting confidence in the possibility for a shot that would stop the world’s deadliest infectious disease in humans. J&J has started the first human trials of an AIDS vaccine since 2009 among 400 volunteers in the U.S., Thailand, South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda, and expects results next year ...

    4. "I think it is quite promising," said Mitchell Warren of the HIV vaccine and treatment advocacy group AVAC.

    5. WASHINGTON – One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.

    6. By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists investigating why a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine triggered narcolepsy in some people say they have the first solid evidence the rare sleep disorder may be a so-called "hit-and-run" autoimmune disease. The researchers were trying to find out why, of two different flu vaccines widely deployed during the 2009/2010 swine flu pandemic, only one -- GSK's ...

    7. New experimental HIV vaccine shows promise

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJul 02 10:48 PM

      New York, July 3 (IANS) A vaccine regimen that first primes the immune system and then boosts it to increase the response could ultimately prove to be the strategy for protecting against the global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection, new research suggests. The study showed that the investigational "prime-boost" vaccine regimen provided complete protection to non-human primates from ...

    8. Positive results of trials in monkeys triggered the pharmaceutical company to begin trials in humans, according to researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

    9. Following the June 29, 2015 enactment by Governor Jerry Brown of a California law eliminating the legal right for parents enrolling children in school to exercise vaccine exemptions for religious and conscientious beliefs, the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center is urging citizens in every state to act to protect the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking in America.

    10. I personally suffered through the scenario that anti-vaccine advocates stay up at night worrying...

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