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Worldwide Immunization at an All-Time High - Report


According to a new report issued Wednesday by the WHO, UNICEF and World Bank, worldwide immunization is currently at an all-time high, with 120 vaccines available globally to prevent deadly diseases, a record number that is. Also, more than 80 new vaccines are in late-stage clinical testing, taking the number to a new high.

Experts Aim to Study HIV "Elite Controllers" on Global Level

AIDS researchers

AIDS researchers are now aiming to expand their study of HIV elite controllers and include people from all over the world. Elite controllers are a rare group of HIV infected people whose immune systems, for reasons unknown, have been able to prevent the thriving of the virus in their bodies.

The research, which earlier included only people from North America, will now involve subjects from all over. Researchers aim to get people from Asia, Africa and Latin America involved as well.

ACIP Says No to Routine Use of HPV in Boys

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Despite repeated pleas to make sure that both men and women are protected against cancer, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has said no to routine administering of a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to boys.

Cancer Society Caught Up in Controversy; Overplayed Breast, Prostate Cancer Screening Benefits

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society has been caught up in controversy over a statement by Dr. Otis Brawley, ACS's Chief Medical Officer which hinted that benefits of screening in cases of Breast and Prostate Cancer are somewhat "exaggerated". The statement came as a response to doubts raised about the screening process by leading cancer doctors in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which analyzed the process and raised a question mark on the claim that screening can save lives.

76 Grants Awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Chewing Gum and Chocolate to Fight Malaria?

Bill Gates

Chewing Gum and Chocolate have made a place among dozens of unlawful approaches to combating worldwide health troubles and are ready to act as new weapons against protozoal infection. These won support today from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is giving out 76 grants of $100,000 each to scientists in 16 nations.

Ares 1-X Test Model Ready

Ares 1-X test rocket

The Ares 1-X test rocket is ready and is just about the same shape, size and weight as the real thing would be, believe NASA officials. As the $360 Million test flight is all set to launch on Tuesday from the Kennedy Space Center, scientists at the world renowned center are one step closer to their hope of someday launching a new, manned Orion Spaceship.