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Different Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine strains may have different non-specific effects

26 July 2016

We assessed the effect of two BCG strains (Danish and Russian) on childhood morbidity and BCG scarification in Guinea-Bissau.

Vaccines against tuberculosis and smallpox may reduce overall mortality

6 July 2016

What if we affected health negatively when we phased out the two vaccines against smallpox and tuberculosis in the 1970s and 1980s in Denmark? Studies on non-specific effects of vaccines indicate that such live attenuated vaccines may reduce morbidity and mortality – not related to the vaccine-targeted diseases - through epigenetic changes of the innate immune system.

Evaluation of the effect of vaccines on overall health in Danish children

19 May 2016

The first results from Signe Sørups Postdoc studies on Danish children show that oral polio vaccine is associated with lower rate of admissions with infections.

Debate about the evidence base for the current timing of childhood vaccinations

12 May 2016

Following the publication of the paper “Is the timing of recommended childhood vaccines evidence based?” in the BMJ (see http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i867), scientists and public health practitioners have debated to which extend the whether the current timing of vaccine is based. Follow the debate on BMJ.com and see Ane Fisker’s letter “The question should be whether the timing of vaccination optimises the impact on child health” on (http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.i1713).

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