Trials of HIV vaccine halted after research found it failed to prevent infections


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Trials of US HIV vaccine halted after research found it failed to prevent infectionsStudy called HVTN 505 was found not to prevent infection or reduce levels of virus in bloodResearch is just one of many failed attempts to develop a vaccination for disease By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 11:19 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:46 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315175', 'title': 'Trials of US HIV vaccine halted after research found it failed to prevent infections', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315175/Trials-HIV-vaccine-halted-research-failed-prevent-infections.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Trials%20of%20HIV%20vaccine%20halted%20after%20research%20found%20it%20failed%20to%20prevent%20infections%20http://bit.ly/13zgnEh%20via%[email protected]' }); Research into a new HIV vaccine has been halted after experts found it to be of no use.

South Wales measles cases reach 942 as tests into death of "first victim" are inconclusive

South Wales measles cases reach 942 as tests into death of 25-year-old 'first victim' are inconclusive Measles cases in the region have jumped by 56 in the last two days Gareth Williams was suffering with measles at the time of his deathBut tests have been unable to confirm the virus was responsible for deathCoroner has ordered further examinations in order to determine cause .

Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientist


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Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientistDr Craig Venter, a leading biologist, said unvaccinated children are a 'hazard to society'Department of Health said that such measures were unnecessary and risked alienating parents By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 08:44 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 25 April 2013 Schools should have the right to refuse access to pupils who have not had the MMR jab, a leading scientist has said.

Rush for MMR jab as measles outbreak spreads to the North East where there have been 200 cases of the disease


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Rush for MMR jab as measles outbreak spreads to the North East where there have been 200 cases of the disease 19 new measles cases in the Middlesbrough in the last week after 200 in the last six monthsFigure compares with 11 cases in the whole of 2010 and 18 in 2011 1,000 people queue for MMR jab in Swansea after outbreak .

Doctors warn travellers of vaccine shortages for the potentially deadly typhoid fever


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Doctors warn travellers of vaccine shortage for deadly typhoid fever Shortage follows a recall by one pharmaceutical company of 88 per cent of its typhoid vaccine stock in OctoberTyphoid fever occurs mostly in developing countries in areas with poor sanitationProves fatal in up to 30 per cent of cases if left untreated | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 26 December 2012 Holidaymakers escaping the British winter to exotic climes may struggle to get immunised against typhoid, doctors have warned.

New flu vaccine that could last FOREVER in the works


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New flu vaccine that could last FOREVER is in the worksA new flu vaccine that may work for life is in development in GermanyIt is based on a single-stranded molecule that conveys genetic information from DNA to the ribosomeThe experimental vaccine currently protects animals against influenza and may one day offer a fast way to develop new shots for humans | UPDATED: 08:10 GMT, 27 November 2012 A new flu vaccine that may work for life is in development in Germany.

End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall


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End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall<br> At 2.5 million, the number of new infections in 2011 was 20 per cent lower than in 2001Deaths from AIDS also fell to 1.7 million in 2011, down from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005 <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 18:52 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <p>With the number of people being diagnosed with HIV falling, AIDS could one day be eradicated, experts claim.</p><p>A report from the United Nations said this was thanks to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.</p> <p>This meant the aim of ending the AIDS epidemic was not 'merely visionary' but 'entirely feasible.'</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236987-162AC279000005DC-553_468x286.jpg" width="468" height="286" alt="A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011</p> <p>Some 34 million people had HIV at the end of 2011.

Smallpox virus may help treat deadly form of breast cancer


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Smallpox virus may help treat deadly form of breast cancer Virus that helped eradicate smallpox used against type of breast cancer resistant to current treatmentsIt destroyed 90 per cent of cancer cells in lab tests | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 2 October 2012 A relative of the small pox virus may be an effective weapon against one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer, researchers say.

Panel rules MMR jab made girl deaf – but not enough for payout


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Panel rules MMR jab made girl deaf – but not enough for payout | UPDATED: 22:09 GMT, 18 August 2012 Loss of hearing: Katie Stephen was left deaf by an MMR jab A woman has won her fight to prove she was left deaf by the MMR jab – only the second time it has been linked to disability.

"Super antibody" could cure flu with a single jab


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'Super antibody' could cure flu with a single jab Antibody CR9114protected mice against two strains of influenza B and also fought off strains of influenza A | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 9 August 2012 A 'super antibody' against flu has been identified by scientists offering hope of a universal jab that could wipe out the infection.


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