Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS/WAM) A team of volunteers of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is undertaking a campaign to vaccinate over two million Pakistani children against measles and polio in coordination with Unicef.

WASHINGTON - A research team has developed and successfully tested a dry powder, live-attenuated measles vaccine that can be inhaled.

LONDON - The British Medical Journal has declared that an infamous article in Lancet last year that linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to a new combined disorder of bowel problems and autism, was in fact, a 'hoax'.

HANOVER - German scientists have discovered a substance known as a peptide that thwarts the AIDS virus and causes far fewer side-effects than existing anti-HIV drugs, they said Wednesday.

WASHINGTON - A new research has strongly endorsed the continuation of vitamin A supplementation programmes, which reduce the incidence of measles and diarrhoea and ultimately save lives.
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