Shrinking malaria’s toll is a great health success of our time—but it still kills 430,000 people annually, 70% of them under 5.The RTS,S vaccine is taking a stab at shrinking those numbers—set to be piloted on hundreds of thousands of children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi in…

Courageous reporting on the pseudoscience that stoked fear in Japan about the HPV vaccine landed Riko Muranaka the prestigious John Maddox prize prize last week.

The Philippines has halted a dengue immunization campaign after a drug manufacturer announced its flagship vaccine could make the disease worse in people not previously infected. The alarm was raised after an 11-year-old boy with congenital heart disease died after…

Vaccine c­­ampaigns declared victory against measles, once an everyday global killer, by 2000. In Texas, it could return within the year, warns veteran vaccine developer and pro-immunization frontman Peter Hotez.Wildly-contagious measles commands 95% immunity to avoid an…

India should overturn its August decision to grant Pfizer a patent on its pneumonia vaccine Prevnar13 (PCV13), Médecins Sans Frontières is arguing in a Delhi court today.

Does a 250-pound male linebacker need the same flu vaccine as a 120-pound female dancer? Probably not. Biomedical research has established that factors such as gender, age and body composition can affect the body’s immune responses prompted by vaccination. Pregnancy, a…

Nearly 100 years after the 1918 flu pandemic claimed as many as 50 million lives, many of us would like to think such devastating losses will never be seen again. Unfortunately, the experts say otherwise. Despite a century’s worth of lifesaving scientific and medical…

Marian Wentworth’s journey to leading Management Sciences for Health, the global health NGO that works in 36 countries, didn’t have a typical beginning.

There is something that you and I both do 23,000 times each day. Breathe. Inhale life-sustaining oxygen, without which we’d only survive a handful of minutes. Breathing shouldn’t be a privilege. But it is. Around the world, pneumonia makes breathing impossible for too many…

Despite countless breakthroughs in medicine since the 1918 flu pandemic, one key advance continues to elude researchers. Without a universal vaccine to combat ever-changing flu strains, another pandemic threatens to overwhelm US health care system, warns Tom Inglesby, MD…