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Study casts doubt on new whooping cough vaccine

The limited effectiveness of the current pertussis vaccine might explain the resurgence in whooping cough in babies, new research has found. A study of 40,000 children in Queensland has shown children vaccinated against whooping cough with the current vaccine were ...

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When a cough gets nasty

It is critical that the current whooping cough epidemic should not undermine public trust in vaccination programs, write Jodie McVernon and Julie Leask. Even though we have had a whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine since the 1950s, the disease is proving ...

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Cervical cancer vaccine shows promise

The number of girls developing medical problems which can lead to cervical cancer has begun to drop, following the introduction of a revolutionary vaccine. A study of schoolgirls and young women given the cervical cancer vaccine in Victoria as part ...

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Vaccines need a shot in the arm

With nearly four times as many cases of measles in Australia reported in the first few weeks of 2011 alone, compared to all of 2005, trust in a decade-old fraudulent anti-vaccine report by some parents is risking everyone’s health. In ...

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