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Flu vaccine: NHS patients wanted to test 'universal' jab

<b>Researchers are seeking about 500 NHS patients to try out a new "universal" vaccine against seasonal flu.</b><p>The experimental vaccine works differently from the one currently available, which has to be remade each year based on a "best guess" of what type of flu is likely to be about.<p>The new jab …

Flu vaccine very effective in children, but not elderly

<b>Last winter's vaccine reduced the risk of flu by 66% in children, according to Public Health England, up 8% on last year.</b><p>It's the best result since 2013, when children first received flu vaccinations.<p>In adults aged 18-64 years, the vaccine reduced the risk of flu by about 40%.<p>The UK plans to offer …

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

<b>Plants have been "hijacked" to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists.</b><p>The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick.<p>As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach …

Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France

<b>A very small number of eggs contaminated with a toxic insecticide reached the UK earlier this year.</b><p>Some of the eggs, which originated from the Netherlands, were also found in France, the country's agricultural ministry said.<p>The UK's Food Standards Agency say the risk to the public is very low.<p>The …

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'I'm allergic to my husband'

<b>Twenty-nine-year-old Johanna Watkins from Minnesota cannot kiss her husband Scott, or even spend time in the same room as him. She suffers from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, a rare disorder of the immune system, which means she is allergic to almost everything, including her husband's …

New antibiotic could transform C. diff treatment

Clinical trials have begun of a treatment that could fight outbreaks of the bacterial infection Clostridium difficile.<p>Scientists at Strathclyde University, who developed the antibiotic, say it is the first of a new class of drug that could transform the treatment of potentially fatal diseases.<p>BBC …

Universal flu vaccine comes closer, scientists say

<b>Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.</b><p>Two separate US teams have found success with an approach that homes in on a stable part of the flu virus.<p>That should remove the problem with current flu …

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Flu jab drive to address last year's 'failure'

<b>Ministers are urging people not to be put off by failures of the flu vaccine last year.</b><p>They say those who qualify for a free jab, or spray for children, should take up the offer this winter as it offers the most effective cover against flu.<p>Last winter it emerged that the seasonal flu vaccine used …

Small tube - big problem

<b>Catheters are a common, but little considered aspect of many patients' care. But in this week's Scrubbing Up Mandy Fader, professor of continence technology at the University of Southampton, says there needs to be a rethink about how they are used.</b><p>Imagine you are going into hospital tomorrow - you …

C. diff used to beat C. diff infection

<b>Potentially deadly Clostridium difficile infections have been treated with a dose of... more C. difficile.</b><p>The "fight-fire-with-fire" approach by US doctors replaced aggressive versions of the bug with their friendlier cousins.<p>Trials on 173 people, published in the Journal of the American Medical …

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Ebola crisis: 'Too slow' WHO promises reforms

<b>The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out plans for reform, admitting that it was too slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.</b><p>At an emergency session in Geneva, director-general Margaret Chan said Ebola had taught the world and the WHO how they must act in the future.<p>She …

Measles outbreak at Disney raises vaccination questions

<b>A California measles outbreak that has been traced back to Disneyland in Anaheim is prompting concern over the growing trend among some parents to avoid immunising their children against infectious diseases.</b><p>According to state officials, there are currently 59 cases of the highly contagious disease …

Ebola: Experimental drug ZMapp is '100% effective' in animal trials

<b>The only clinical trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.</b><p>The researchers, publishing their data in Nature, said it was a "very important step forward".<p>Yet the limited supplies will not help the 20,000 …

Travel ban to Ebola affected countries, UK officials say

<b>The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office says all travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided - unless essential, due to the Ebola outbreak.</b><p>British Airways has suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia and other airlines are taking similar measures.<p>Such flight restrictions may …

Measles cases in the US reach 20-year high

<b>Public health experts in the US are urging people to get vaccinated after a spike in measles cases in the country this year.</b><p>The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported 288 cases of measles in the first five months of 2014 - the largest number for 20 years.<p>The outbreak is thought to be …

30,000-year-old giant virus 'comes back to life'

<b>An ancient virus has "come back to life" after lying dormant for at least 30,000 years, scientists say.</b><p>It was found frozen in a deep layer of the Siberian permafrost, but after it thawed it became infectious once again.<p>The French scientists say the contagion poses no danger to humans or animals, …

Flu risk 'cut by vigorous exercise'

<b>Doing at least two and a half hours of vigorous exercise each week cuts the chance of developing flu, new data suggests.</b><p>Around 4,800 people took part in this year's online Flu Survey, run by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.<p>Moderate exercise did not appear to have a protective …

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New strain of 'deadly' bird flu

<b>Experts are concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu that has already killed one woman in China.</b><p>The 73-year-old from Nanchang City caught the H10N8 virus after visiting a live poultry market, although it is not known for sure if this was the source of infection.<p>A second person has …

Multiple sclerosis 'linked to food bug'

<b>A food poisoning bacterium may be implicated in MS, say US researchers.</b><p>Lab tests in mice by the team from Weill Cornell Medical College revealed a toxin made by a rare strain of Clostridium perfringens caused MS-like damage in the brain.<p>And earlier work by the same team, published in PLoS ONE, …

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Night shift work causes body 'chaos', scientists warn

Night shift work causes "chaos" to the body and can cause long-term damage to health, researchers have warned.<p>Scientists at the Sleep Research Centre in Surrey found that sleeping at unnatural hours risked disrupting genes which control the body's daily functions.<p>Changes to the body clock could …