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22 January 2013 Last updated at 04:58 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online A vaccine to protect children against one of the most common and deadly forms of meningitis has been licensed for use in Europe. The 4CMenB vaccine licensed by the European Commission is the first to cover meningococcal B meningitis – until now vaccines had protected against only some of the bacterial types involved. About 1,870 people contract meningitis B each year and one in 10 die.
21 January 2013 Last updated at 21:48 ET People who work with cleaning products risk developing asthma, believe UK experts who have explored the link. Their study of more than 7,000 people suggests exposure to bleach and other chemicals is a factor in one in six cases of adult-onset asthma among British people in their mid-50s . The study, in Thorax 1 , identified 18 high-risk jobs – four of which involved cleaning.
Jan. 21, 2013 Experts from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national U.S
21 January 2013 Last updated at 00:00 ET By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News There was a sharp fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with severe asthma after smoke-free legislation was introduced in England, say researchers.
Jan. 20, 2013 An extensive genomic study of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma reinforces the challenges in treating the most aggressive forms of this disease. Contrary to expectations, the scientists found relatively few recurrent gene mutations — mutations that would suggest new targets for neuroblastoma treatment.
Jan. 20, 2013 A research team led by the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology has discovered the mechanism that enables CD4 helper T cells to assume the more aggressive role of killer T cells in mounting an immune attack against viruses, cancerous tumors and other damaged or infected cells
17 January 2013 Last updated at 02:36 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Giving a patient HIV drugs as soon as they are diagnosed could be the future of treatment, say researchers.