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This Vaccine Is Making Some People Sick

According to the Center for Disease Control, Zostavax is a medication that was licensed in 2006 to treat shingles. It is administered through a shot and only one dose is given to protect individuals from acquiring shingles. While the product is marketed as a safeguard against the shingles virus, the vaccine has caused adverse effects… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Could an ingenious vaccine help treat colon cancer?

Vaccines are one the most potent protective medicines we have. They work by encouraging the body to ­protect itself, in almost all cases, against specific invaders like an infection. Vaccines are responsible for ridding the world of many scourges like smallpox, TB and childhood infectious diseases. But a vaccine can be a lot more ingenious… Read More »

Weak vaccine blamed for flu increase

A substantial increase in the number of people being hospitalised with the flu over recent years may be partly to blame on a ineffective influenza vaccination. Australia has been hit by an early and particularly nasty flu season this year, with more than 40,000 confirmed cases so far in 2019. It is unclear why Australians… Read More »