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FDA expands use of best-selling pneumonia vaccine Prevnar 13

FDA expands use of best-selling pneumonia vaccine Prevnar 13

In a statement released on Tuesday, Pfizer Inc. revealed that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the use of its best-selling pneumonia vaccine Prevnar 13.

The vaccine works as a safeguard against 13 strains of the streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that cause pneumonia and other diseases. It has earlier been granted approval for usage by kids between 6 and 17 years old and grownups above 50 years old.

The latest approval has now permitted the vaccine usage in infants, young children and adults above 18 years old or older.

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HIV-positive surgical technician pleads guilty to tampering with narcotics at Colorado hospital

HIV-positive surgical technician pleads guilty to tampering with narcotics at Colorado hospital

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said a HIV-positive ex-surgical technician pleaded guilty for interfering with narcotics at a Colorado hospital, probably exposing thousands of patients to blood-borne diseases, like the AIDS virus.

Authorities said that in January the 29-year-old Rocky Allen was spotted switching a syringe full of fentanyl citrate, a strong synthetic painkiller, with a dose of a mysterious substance during the surgery of a patient at the Swedish Medical Center in suburban Denver.

Scientists get a step closer to Developing vaccine to prevent Alzheimer’s

Scientists get a step closer to Developing vaccine to prevent Alzheimer’s

The cure for Alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia in the elderly, may be a reality soon as researchers in the US and Australia have make a breakthrough finding in the quest towards discovering a new and potentially effective vaccine targeting the pathological proteins associated with disease that lead to brain degeneration.

Why Jet Lag Recovery takes Longer When One Flies to East

Why Jet Lag Recovery takes Longer When One Flies to East

Researchers of a study published on July 12 in the journal Chaos suggests why it is relatively more difficult to recover from jet lag when you fly to east. They have studied responses of certain brain cells toward different time zones. These cells are neuronal oscillator cells that regulate biological clock.

Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine gets extended approval

Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine gets extended approval

Pfizer announced Tuesday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the use of its pneumonia vaccine named Prevnar 13. With the new approval, the vaccine can be used in infants, young children and adults who are 18 years old and above.

The vaccine provides protection against 13 strains of the streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, which lead to pneumonia and other diseases. Earlier, the vaccine has been approved to be used in children aged between six and 17 years old and adults who are 50 years old.

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Cycling on regular basis lowers type-2-diabetes risk

Cycling on regular basis lowers type-2-diabetes risk

A new Danish study has found that those who cycle on regular basis are at lower risk to be diagnosed with type-2-diabetes. Even if a person has started cycling late in his/her life, the benefits are being witnessed.

Study researchers have unveiled that people who took up habitual cycling were at 20% lower risk for diabetes than non-cyclists. The researchers have also unveiled that cycling can also lessen the risk of many chronic diseases in all age groups.

FDA permits Juno to resume testing potential leukemia treatment

FDA permits Juno to resume testing potential leukemia treatment

A rise was witnessed in the shares of Juno Therapeutics after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed the company to resume a drug trial of a potential leukemia treatment. The therapy was temporarily stopped after two patient deaths.

On Tuesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given permission to Juno Therapeutics to resume the trials for its potential leukemia treatment. The trial was temporarily stopped after the therapy was linked with two patient deaths.

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