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Anthrax vaccine tests in children not soon expected WASHINGTONDon’t look for tests of the anthrax vaccine to begin in children anytime soon. Controversy arose last year as experts debated whether such studies should be done to learn how to treat children in case of a bioterror attack. But a presidential commission says the federal government would have to take multiple steps – – including more safety study in young adults – – before it will be ethical to consider lab tests in children . The safety of our kids is paramount, and we must get this precisely right, said Dr. Amy Gutmann, who chair the Presidential Commission for the analysis of Bioethical Issues, which released its survey Tuesday.

Anti-HIV vaginal gel could also reduce genital herpes by half: Study By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD New research shows that a medication used as gel in avoidance of HIV transmission could possibly be useful against genital herpes. The study appears this week in the journal Cell Host & Microbe that examined the gel on women in South Africa discovered that the anti-HIV/AIDS medication tenofovir reduced herpes infections by 51 percent and HIV infections by 39 percent. Experts at National Institutes of Wellness, Gilead Sciences Inc. And universities in Italy and Belgium further note, that in human cells, the drug inhibits enzymes that the virus needs in order to replicate. But to protect against herpes, tenofovir needs to be topically applied to the vaginal canal.

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