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  • Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
    (20-Sep-2017)
    Combination strategy fully protects lab monkeys, studies find

  • Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Program will also save $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, study says

  • Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Program will also save $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, study says

  • HPV Vaccine May Even Protect Women Who Never Got It
    (08-Sep-2017)
    'Herd immunity' effect shows U.S. females now less likely to contract the cancer-causing virus

  • Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist
    (06-Sep-2017)
    By late October is best, says American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Nasal Flu Vaccine's Demise May Mean Fewer Immunized Kids
    (01-Sep-2017)
    Overall child immunization rates fell after CDC advised against the inhaled form, study shows

  • Health Tip: Getting the HPV Vaccine
    (30-Aug-2017)
    Who should get it, and at what age

  • Vaccination 101: Make Sure Kids Are Up to Date
    (28-Aug-2017)
    Classrooms, locker rooms and dormitories are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, expert says

  • Hep B Vaccine Should Be Given Sooner: Pediatricians Group
    (28-Aug-2017)
    Shot should come within 24 hours of delivery, and not at first checkup

  • Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur: Review
    (28-Aug-2017)
    Findings add to evidence of safety of childhood immunizations, pediatricians say

  • More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV
    (24-Aug-2017)
    But rates still lagging against the cancer-causing virus that's caused by sexual contact, CDC says

  • Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Giving just one shot instead of two may be better way to control outbreaks, researcher suggests

  • Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

  • Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Giving just one shot instead of two may be better way to control outbreaks, researcher suggests

  • Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

  • 'Herd Immunity' May Be Curbing U.S. Zika Numbers
    (17-Aug-2017)
    But smaller future outbreaks are likely, scientists warn

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Cut Kids' Hospitalization, Medical Costs
    (10-Aug-2017)
    Virus a common cause of diarrhea among children, study authors report

  • Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine
    (07-Aug-2017)
    The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

  • Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

  • Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

  • Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots
    (26-Jul-2017)
    Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccines

  • Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots
    (26-Jul-2017)
    Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccines

  • Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many
    (24-Jul-2017)
    A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

  • Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine
    (21-Jul-2017)
    Their rapid reaction to immunization makes them potential guinea pigs, study suggests

  • Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC
    (20-Jul-2017)
    15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year

  • Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!
    (17-Jul-2017)
    More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

  • Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!
    (17-Jul-2017)
    More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

  • Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika
    (13-Jul-2017)
    A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

  • Malaria Drug Protected Mouse Fetus From Zika: Study
    (11-Jul-2017)
    More research is needed on effects in primates and humans, researcher says

  • New Hope in Search for Vaccine Against Gonorrhea
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Study shows that routine meningitis shot may offer at least some protection

  • Malaria Drug Protected Mouse Fetus From Zika: Study
    (11-Jul-2017)
    More research is needed on effects in primates and humans, researcher says

  • New Hope in Search for Vaccine Against Gonorrhea
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Study shows that routine meningitis shot may offer at least some protection

  • Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

  • Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

  • Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?
    (28-Jun-2017)
    Early results look promising for dissolvable microneedle vaccine

  • Immunizations for High Flyin' Travelers
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Don't leave home without them

  • Vaccine Curbs High Cholesterol in Mice
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Cardiologists call the results 'exciting,' but stress that only research in humans can confirm the findings

  • It's a Tough Flu Season … for Dogs
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Humans can't catch it, but new canine virus can make your pet 'sick as a dog'

  • Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly, researchers say

  • Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly, researchers say

  • Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Just one dose provided 100 percent protection, researcher says

  • Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Just one dose provided 100 percent protection, researcher says

  • Heroin Vaccine Blocks Drug High in Tests on Monkeys
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Researchers hope it will prove as effective in human tests and become an aid for recovering addicts

  • Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis
    (26-May-2017)
    Psoriatic arthritis causes painful joint swelling, but new medication Taltz might help

  • 2 Doses of HPV Shot Enough to Prevent Genital Warts: Study
    (24-May-2017)
    Findings back up new CDC recommendations for kids

  • Another Step Toward Ebola Protection
    (18-May-2017)
    Discovery of critical human antibodies may put scientists closer to new vaccines, treatments

  • HPV Vaccine May Also Prevent Cancers Affecting Men
    (18-May-2017)
    Study finds the cervical cancer vaccine cuts infection for viruses tied to oral, head and neck cancers

  • Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk
    (15-May-2017)
    Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

  • Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk
    (15-May-2017)
    Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

  • 'Groundbreaking Strides' Made in Zika Vaccine Research
    (10-May-2017)
    But human protection is still years away, researcher says

  • U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

  • Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?
    (27-Apr-2017)
    The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say

  • Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?
    (27-Apr-2017)
    The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say

  • Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments

  • When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

  • Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Combo therapy may also extend survival of glioblastoma patients, but more research needed

  • Flu Season All But Over in U.S.
    (14-Apr-2017)
    In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says

  • A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Study suggests harmless viruses may set stage for immune system response to the grain protein gluten

  • 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Under 60 Carry HPV
    (06-Apr-2017)
    But vaccine should turn the tide against virus that can cause cancer, sexual health expert says

  • Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

  • Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

  • Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

  • Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

  • Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Accidental exposure after conception isn't linked to risks for baby, researchers say

  • Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Plus, 90,000 fewer deaths would occur by 2030, study authors estimate

  • Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Plus, 90,000 fewer deaths would occur by 2030, study authors estimate

  • Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers found

  • Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers found

  • Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say

  • Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot
    (15-Mar-2017)
    They're concerned about vaccine safety, study shows

  • Skip the Antibiotics for Mild Eczema in Kids
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Skin condition cleared up just as well without use of the drugs, study found

  • Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help
    (09-Mar-2017)
    However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

  • Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help
    (09-Mar-2017)
    However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

  • Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

  • Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

  • Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Overall, it has been 48 percent effective, but more severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage

  • Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

  • Eczema May Leave Some Flu Shots Less Effective, Study Finds
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Vaccine should be given into the muscle, not the skin, research suggests

  • Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

  • 8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

  • Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Agency recommends getting inoculated between 9 and 26 years old

  • Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Agency recommends getting inoculated between 9 and 26 years old

  • New Flu Vaccines for Dogs Unleashed in Lab
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Researchers say the shots may help to protect people, too

  • U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated
    (07-Feb-2017)
    CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

  • U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations
    (06-Feb-2017)
    HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella

  • New Zika Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Made without live virus, only one shot was needed in mice and monkeys, researchers report

  • Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC
    (27-Jan-2017)
    But health officials still characterize the season as average

  • Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Illness now being reported in middle sections of the country

  • Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young

  • Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

  • Flu Tightens Its Hold on the Nation
    (13-Jan-2017)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

  • Medical Experts Alarmed at Trump's Reported Support of Vaccine Skeptic
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Robert Kennedy Jr. has backed widely disproved claim that childhood inoculations can cause autism

  • Flu Season Starting to Peak
    (06-Jan-2017)
    More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

  • Flu Shots Are Worth It
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

  • Flu Shots Are Worth It
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

  • There's Still Time for Your Flu Shot
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Infections tend to spike up during and right after holiday season, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Getting Your Child Vaccinated
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Distractions can help prevent pain

  • Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S.
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Contagious virus, which can cause complications, can be prevented by vaccine, specialist says

  • Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
    (16-Dec-2016)
    It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

  • How Is the HPV Vaccine Perceived on Twitter?
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Researchers find that positive messages prevail

  • Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
    (16-Dec-2016)
    It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

  • Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

  • Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
    (12-Dec-2016)
    CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

  • How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

  • Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
    (12-Dec-2016)
    CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

  • More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
    (08-Dec-2016)
    All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

  • Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

  • 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

  • U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

  • FDA Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Zika Research
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Researchers hope strain of mice will help speed development of vaccines, treatments

  • Are You Ready for Flu Season?
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Get your flu shot now, health officials urge

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

  • Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains
    (10-Nov-2016)
    A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

  • Drug Combo Shows Early Promise for Remission of HIV
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Monkey study produces 'one-two punch' that combines an HIV vaccine and an immune-stimulating drug

  • Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too
    (08-Nov-2016)
    There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

  • Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Three-shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed

  • Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World
    (02-Nov-2016)
    HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

  • Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World
    (02-Nov-2016)
    HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

  • Why You Need a Flu Shot Now
    (01-Nov-2016)
    If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

  • Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

  • Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed
    (28-Oct-2016)
    One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

  • Polio Nearly Vanquished: CDC
    (24-Oct-2016)
    But small pockets of world still have cases of crippling disease, officials add

  • Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC
    (20-Oct-2016)
    But agency's revised guidelines still recommend 3 shots for 15- to 26-year-olds

  • Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

  • Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

  • Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

  • Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

  • Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

  • How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates
    (05-Oct-2016)
    The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

  • Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

  • Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says

  • Top Zika Vaccine Candidate Moves Closer to Field Testing
    (03-Oct-2016)
    DNA-based shot should be ready for larger groups of people in case of outbreaks next year, U.S. health officials say

  • A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

  • A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

  • More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

  • HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Prevents lesions that could cause cervical cancer by 50 percent, researchers say

  • Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

  • Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Though there are two promising candidates, testing and manufacturing challenges remain

  • How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu
    (23-Sep-2016)
    The best way to stay healthy is to get vaccinated, expert advises

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Human safety trials are already under way, researchers add

  • More Cancer Patients Gaining From Immune-Based Treatments
    (20-Sep-2016)
    These therapies help arm the body to fight off malignancy, new report explains

  • H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

  • Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

  • Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Shot far more effective against current influenza strains, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

  • Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illness

  • More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Reasons for refusing shots have changed in recent years, U.S. pediatricians' group finds

  • Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

  • Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

  • Texas Reports 1st U.S. Case of Zika From Travel to Another State
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Resident had recently visited area of Miami where mosquito-borne transmission is occurring

  • White House Transfers $81M to Continue Zika Vaccine Research
    (12-Aug-2016)
    The DNA-based shot is intended to promote an immune response to the virus

  • 4 More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Miami Area
    (10-Aug-2016)
    But aerial spraying has made a big dent in mosquito control, health officials say

  • Zika May Have Caused Death of Texas Newborn
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Baby had severe birth defect linked to mother's infection with the virus acquired outside U.S., officials say

  • Officials: Aerial Spraying Working Against Miami Mosquitoes
    (05-Aug-2016)
    The insects are to blame for first cases of Zika infection in U.S.

  • 3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Human trial set to begin this fall, researcher says

  • 3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Human trial set to begin this fall, researcher says

  • U.S. Launches Early Trial of Zika Vaccine
    (03-Aug-2016)
    The DNA-based jab is intended to promote an immune response to the virus

  • Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

  • Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

  • Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says

  • Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
    (20-Jul-2016)
    1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

  • Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
    (20-Jul-2016)
    1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

  • Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Boys and girls should start the shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus

  • HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Majority of 39,000 annual cases are preventable, CDC says

  • U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

  • Study Hints at HPV Vaccine's Cancer Prevention Promise
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Fewer vaccinated young women had abnormalities tied to cervical cancer

  • Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Effectiveness drops dramatically after that

  • Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkey Trial
    (01-Jul-2016)
    New type of shot protected animals against deadly infection

  • Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

  • Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

  • Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

  • Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

  • Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests
    (28-Jun-2016)
    But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

  • Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

  • Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

  • CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Agency advisors say the product has lost potency in kids and shouldn't be used in upcoming season

  • Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

  • Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Doctors might see 1 case every 5 to 10 years, researchers report

  • Flu Shot Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital
    (01-Jun-2016)
    New evidence suggests annual jab is warranted

  • Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
    (23-May-2016)
    It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

  • Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
    (23-May-2016)
    It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study
    (10-May-2016)
    It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study
    (10-May-2016)
    It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

  • Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2
    (03-May-2016)
    Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

  • Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection
    (27-Apr-2016)
    New approach might one day give doctors another treatment option or a way to develop an AIDS vaccine

  • With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

  • With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

  • Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial
    (19-Apr-2016)
    But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

  • A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC
    (12-Apr-2016)
    This year's vaccine was a very good match, officials say

  • Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

  • Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: Study
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Booster shot every 30 years would protect as well as every 10 years, and save money, researchers contend

  • Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet
    (18-Mar-2016)
    This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, CDC says

  • Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet
    (18-Mar-2016)
    This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, CDC says

  • New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

  • New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

  • Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds
    (15-Mar-2016)
    As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too

  • Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Findings show it won't increase complications

  • Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Findings show it won't increase complications

  • Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study Shows
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective

  • Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

  • 2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines Show Potential
    (24-Feb-2016)
    Both produced high levels of antibodies to the deadly virus, researchers say

  • Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

  • Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

  • Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

  • In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
    (16-Feb-2016)
    The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

  • WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

  • CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil
    (11-Feb-2016)
    And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

  • White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

  • Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

  • Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
    (03-Feb-2016)
    News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

  • Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

  • Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

  • Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

  • Scientists Piggyback Experimental HIV Vaccine on Cold Viruses
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Vaccine was well-tolerated, elicited 'moderate' response in volunteers, researchers report

  • WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

  • U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

  • Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research
    (28-Jan-2016)
    U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

  • Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation
    (25-Jan-2016)
    But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation
    (25-Jan-2016)
    But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity
    (24-Jan-2016)
    CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity
    (24-Jan-2016)
    CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says
    (15-Jan-2016)
    But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says
    (15-Jan-2016)
    But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in Poor and Hispanic Communities: Study
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say teen girls in mostly black and mostly white neighborhoods have lowest rates

  • Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter
    (08-Jan-2016)
    FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

  • U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC
    (08-Jan-2016)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, expert says

  • Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter
    (08-Jan-2016)
    FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

  • U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC
    (08-Jan-2016)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, expert says

  • It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Influenza activity usually peaks in January or February, FDA says

  • New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research
    (23-Dec-2015)
    But new antibody was only helpful for those who hadn't received HIV therapy yet

  • Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Almost everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, experts say

  • Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine
    (18-Dec-2015)
    PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

  • Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine
    (18-Dec-2015)
    PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

  • Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus
    (17-Dec-2015)
    And, a second team reports progress on a vaccine for the potentially fatal illness

  • Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

  • Majority of U.S. Hospitals Don't Require Flu Shots for Staffers: Survey
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Only 1.3 percent of VA hospitals mandate the shot for health care workers, researchers find

  • Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

  • How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
    (06-Dec-2015)
    Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

  • Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated before holiday trips and gatherings, experts say

  • FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

  • Anthrax Vaccine Approval Expanded
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Now sanctioned for adults 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure

  • Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule
    (20-Nov-2015)
    11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

  • California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

  • California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

  • Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

  • Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk
    (03-Nov-2015)
    But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

  • One in Five Pediatricians Drops Families Who Refuse Vaccines: Survey
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Experts say deep philosophical differences, concern for other young patients may explain why

  • Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes

  • Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

  • Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Common sexually transmitted virus can cause multiple cancers

  • Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds
    (26-Oct-2015)
    This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

  • Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

  • It's Time for Your Flu Shot
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

  • It's Time for Your Flu Shot
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

  • Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk
    (16-Oct-2015)
    Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

  • Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

  • Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

  • HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B, Study Says
    (12-Oct-2015)
    But researchers add that it's critical to expand vaccination base

  • Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: Study
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say

  • 1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles: Report
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

  • Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented

  • Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

  • Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

  • Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

  • Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

  • Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
    (08-Sep-2015)
    A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

  • New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

  • Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
    (08-Sep-2015)
    A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

  • Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

  • Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

  • Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

  • Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
    (24-Aug-2015)
    They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

  • Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
    (24-Aug-2015)
    They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

  • Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Experts outline which ones are recommended at what ages

  • Synthetic MERS Vaccine Works in Animal Tests
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has sickened more than 1,300, claimed nearly 400 lives since 2012

  • Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Recommendation for second dose reduced number of infections even more, CDC finds

  • New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono'
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Shot seems to work against Epstein-Barr virus in mice and monkeys, but human trials are still to come

  • Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

  • To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study
    (03-Aug-2015)
    When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

  • Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

  • Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    (30-Jul-2015)
    4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

  • Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    (30-Jul-2015)
    4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

  • New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

  • New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

  • Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice
    (21-Jul-2015)
    If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

  • Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

  • Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Findings challenge one-shot-fits-all approach, could guide development of future vaccines, experts say

  • Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

  • Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

  • Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

  • Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

  • Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

  • More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

  • More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

  • Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

  • Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

  • Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine

  • Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

  • Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months

  • HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.
    (22-Jun-2015)
    But screening rules for women changed recently, so impact of the shots remains unclear, researchers say

  • Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Highly contagious virus can cause serious illness, even death, expert warns

  • Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
    (12-Jun-2015)
    When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

  • Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
    (12-Jun-2015)
    When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

  • 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

  • 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

  • New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Researchers will look at effects in people with longstanding disease

  • Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Rates of hospitalization with gastroenteritis have tumbled since rotavirus shot launched in 2006

  • College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

  • CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Next season's shot includes last year's missing strain

  • Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Findings support immunization of older adults

  • Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (03-Jun-2015)
    California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

  • Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (03-Jun-2015)
    California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

  • Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats
    (26-May-2015)
    Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

  • E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates
    (19-May-2015)
    Study found young female patients were more likely to get all three shots of cervical cancer vaccine

  • HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males
    (13-May-2015)
    But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

  • Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths
    (13-May-2015)
    Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

  • HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males
    (13-May-2015)
    But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa
    (11-May-2015)
    Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

  • Chagas Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
    (08-May-2015)
    Parasitic disease is becoming more common in U.S.

  • Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

  • Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

  • Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds
    (04-May-2015)
    Results help explain recent surge in cases

  • Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus
    (29-Apr-2015)
    HIV-infected patients appear to get an immune system boost, study found

  • Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates
    (28-Apr-2015)
    It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

  • HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say

  • Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

  • Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Protection may go beyond cervical infection

  • Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

  • Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

  • California Declares Measles Outbreak Over
    (17-Apr-2015)
    But, health officials say risk still exists for those who aren't vaccinated against the disease

  • Dog-Transmitted Rabies Kills 160 People a Day Worldwide: Study
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Researchers say best way to prevent infection in people is to vaccinate pets

  • Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday

  • Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

  • Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

  • Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC
    (14-Apr-2015)
    Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

  • Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

  • Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Early Promise
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Still not clear if it will prevent recurrence or lengthen survival

  • Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable

  • More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

  • New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials
    (25-Mar-2015)
    It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed

  • Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

  • More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

  • Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

  • Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2015)
    One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study
    (10-Mar-2015)
    It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

  • Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case
    (05-Mar-2015)
    High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

  • Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case
    (05-Mar-2015)
    High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

  • Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
    (05-Mar-2015)
    CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

  • Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine
    (04-Mar-2015)
    New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

  • Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine
    (04-Mar-2015)
    New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

  • Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines
    (02-Mar-2015)
    But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
    (27-Feb-2015)
    And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

  • A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates
    (24-Feb-2015)
    Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows

  • California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update
    (24-Feb-2015)
    But it's too soon to declare the outbreak over, health officials say

  • Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

  • Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

  • Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease

  • Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve

  • Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains

  • Measles Cases Continue to Rise Across the United States
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Latest CDC tally has 141 people sickened in 17 states and the District of Columbia

  • Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC
    (13-Feb-2015)
    But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

  • Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

  • Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States and D.C.
    (09-Feb-2015)
    85 percent of infections tied to outbreak that began at Disney theme parks in California, officials say

  • HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows
    (09-Feb-2015)
    After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

  • 5 Babies at Illinois Day Center Diagnosed With Measles
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Health officials don't know if infections are related to outbreak tied to Disney theme parks in California

  • Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

  • Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

  • Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

  • Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

  • U.S. Measles Cases Now Exceed 100: CDC
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Outbreak still traced to Disney theme parks in California, officials say

  • More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December

  • Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

  • Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

  • U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

  • 78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

  • Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

  • Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

  • California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.
    (22-Jan-2015)
    More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

  • Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

  • Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities
    (19-Jan-2015)
    California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids

  • Only 23 Percent Protection From This Year's Flu Vaccine
    (15-Jan-2015)
    CDC urges early antiviral treatment if symptoms appear

  • Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Rotavirus triggers potentially dangerous diarrhea, vomiting, experts say

  • Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Not too late to get a flu shot, health officials say; antiviral meds strongly recommended

  • Psoriasis Costs Americans Up to $135 Billion Annually, Study Finds
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Much of the expense is for indirect effects, such as time lost from work, experts say

  • Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Research included more than a half-million vaccine doses in 1- or 2-year-olds

  • Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Research included more than a half-million vaccine doses in 1- or 2-year-olds

  • Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of the cervical cancer inoculation

  • Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says
    (05-Jan-2015)
    43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

  • Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported
    (30-Dec-2014)
    But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

  • Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Precursor of vaccine now being tested in West Africa produced immune response in Ugandans

  • Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

  • Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

  • Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

  • Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

  • Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC
    (18-Dec-2014)
    But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

  • Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles
    (18-Dec-2014)
    CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

  • 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

  • Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

  • Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

  • Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

  • Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

  • Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

  • Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Virus can lead to cervical cancer

  • California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

  • California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

  • Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

  • The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History'
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

  • A Lasting Legacy of Science
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

  • The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60
    (01-Dec-2014)
    The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

  • Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Injections appear safe, but one expert is betting on a different approach

  • Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

  • Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll
    (18-Nov-2014)
    Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

  • Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

  • Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

  • Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

  • Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality
    (05-Nov-2014)
    First human tests looked at safety

  • 11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years
    (05-Nov-2014)
    CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

  • First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Among people aged 10 to 25

  • FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

  • Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness

  • Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say
    (21-Oct-2014)
    American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December

  • Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note

  • Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

  • Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'
    (07-Oct-2014)
    Two studies show promising results

  • Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

  • Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Canine saliva primary source of potentially deadly infections in Third World nations

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

  • Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

  • Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says
    (21-Sep-2014)
    Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

  • New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

  • Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say

  • Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa
    (16-Sep-2014)
    World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

  • American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

  • American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague
    (12-Sep-2014)
    The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

  • Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

  • Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

  • 4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

  • Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say

  • HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

  • Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

  • U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son
    (07-Sep-2014)
    Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

  • Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska
    (05-Sep-2014)
    Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

  • U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial
    (04-Sep-2014)
    2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

  • Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials
    (03-Sep-2014)
    World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

  • More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

  • Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems
    (29-Aug-2014)
    NASA studies suggest a heightened risk for illness or allergy for crew members

  • Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says
    (29-Aug-2014)
    About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

  • Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says
    (28-Aug-2014)
    World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

  • Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC
    (28-Aug-2014)
    But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

  • Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

  • Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Study found combining them boosted immune system even more than one

  • All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
    (19-Aug-2014)
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

  • 2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds
    (19-Aug-2014)
    Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

  • HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out: Study
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Doctors continue to urge parents to get the recommended three doses for their preteens

  • Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

  • Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says

  • High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study
    (13-Aug-2014)
    It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

  • First Ebola Vaccine Could Be Less Than a Year Away, Scientist Says
    (08-Aug-2014)
    A potential antibody treatment for those already infected is also in the works

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children
    (28-Jul-2014)
    And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics

  • Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

  • Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says

  • Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says

  • Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial
    (11-Jul-2014)
    But experts would still like to see a more effective vaccine developed

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

  • Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
    (01-Jul-2014)
    No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

  • Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
    (01-Jul-2014)
    No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

  • For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization
    (26-Jun-2014)
    CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

  • Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
    (25-Jun-2014)
    In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

  • Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
    (25-Jun-2014)
    In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

  • Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants
    (17-Jun-2014)
    Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

  • Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants
    (17-Jun-2014)
    Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

  • Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

  • Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Fewer children admitted for severe diarrhea tied to rotavirus, researchers say

  • Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Safer to give MMR and chickenpox shots separately for first dose, researchers say

  • People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year
    (05-Jun-2014)
    H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

  • U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High
    (29-May-2014)
    Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

  • Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People
    (27-May-2014)
    Vaccine, antiviral treatments make it worthwhile to spot chronic condition early, researcher says

  • Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine
    (22-May-2014)
    Approach shows promise in mice but more study needed before human trials can begin, experts say

  • Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study
    (19-May-2014)
    Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

  • Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?
    (07-May-2014)
    Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

  • Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study
    (05-May-2014)
    Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

  • Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents
    (05-May-2014)
    Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

  • Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study
    (05-May-2014)
    Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

  • Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case
    (30-Apr-2014)
    U.S. officials want to be prepared, but some doubt H7N9 will become pandemic

  • Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

  • Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

  • Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (16-Apr-2014)
    If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

  • Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (16-Apr-2014)
    If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

  • Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle
    (16-Apr-2014)
    But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

  • Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report
    (14-Apr-2014)
    Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

  • As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away
    (14-Apr-2014)
    There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

  • Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC
    (10-Apr-2014)
    The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

  • Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
    (03-Apr-2014)
    But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

  • HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Signs of potential trouble could be different in people without the virus, study suggests

  • No-Fridge Nasal Vaccines on the Horizon
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Tests in mice look promising for people in remote regions, researcher says

  • Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report

  • Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
    (06-Mar-2014)
    With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

  • State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC
    (06-Mar-2014)
    When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

  • Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

  • Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC
    (03-Mar-2014)
    But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

  • Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

  • On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

  • On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

  • Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests

  • More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

  • Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

  • Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

  • Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls
    (11-Feb-2014)
    But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

  • President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine
    (10-Feb-2014)
    It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

  • Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Little progress seen beyond shingles, HPV and Tdap vaccinations, researchers report

  • There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

  • College Students Should Get a Flu Shot
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Might Rise If More Docs Recommended It
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Family physicians in particular could play larger role in recommending vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, study suggests

  • Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

  • Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication
    (14-Jan-2014)
    But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

  • Experimental Vaccines May Extend Life With Pancreatic Cancer
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Treatment is less toxic than chemotherapy, researchers find

  • U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

  • Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Higher risk for a day or two if flu and pneumococcal vaccines given together, study finds

  • Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu
    (27-Dec-2013)
    Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection

  • H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
    (26-Dec-2013)
    This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

  • Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men
    (23-Dec-2013)
    High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say

  • New Insights Into Sleeping Disorder Narcolepsy
    (18-Dec-2013)
    It may have its roots in immune system problems, study suggests

  • Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC
    (12-Dec-2013)
    There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say

  • New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

  • Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study
    (10-Dec-2013)
    And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking

  • Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (09-Dec-2013)
    And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

  • Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

  • Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

  • TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis: Study
    (04-Dec-2013)
    More brain lesions seen in people who got dummy injection

  • Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says
    (02-Dec-2013)
    39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

  • Holiday Health and Safety: Another List to Be Checking Twice
    (28-Nov-2013)
    An expert offers up tips for a busy season ahead

  • As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Symptoms include sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting and sensitivity to light

  • H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine Approved
    (25-Nov-2013)
    In the event of a pandemic

  • Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

  • Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?
    (18-Nov-2013)
    In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals

  • FDA Seeks to Improve Safety of Antiseptic Swabs
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Agency asks for labeling, packaging changes to minimize chance of infection

  • Cats Might Fare Better With Vaccinations in Tail
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Study found this was as effective as traditional leg injection site

  • HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

  • HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

  • Don't Ask, Just Tell Parents When It's Time for Vaccines: Study
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Research finds physicians' approach influences resistance to immunizations

  • With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

  • With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

  • HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Gardasil, Cervarix target strains more commonly found among whites

  • Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

  • Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .
    (23-Oct-2013)
    . . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

  • Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

  • Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Increase in teens vaccinated against the infection has resulted in decrease in babies contracting it, researchers suggest

  • Children Benefit From Early Dose of Measles Vaccine, Study Finds
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Kids vaccinated at 1 year to 15 months of age have lower risk of fever, seizures, researchers say

  • Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

  • Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

  • First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Latest trial of candidate shot shows big drop in cases for kids; drug company hopes to market by 2015

  • Egg Allergy No Obstacle to Child's Flu Shot, CDC Says
    (04-Oct-2013)
    New guidelines say special precautions aren't needed

  • 'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine a First-Class Idea?
    (04-Oct-2013)
    In early trial, symptoms of norovirus infection were halved, researchers say

  • AIDS Virus in Cats Might Help Human Vaccine Effort, Study Hints
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Protein in feline virus triggered immune reaction in blood from people with HIV

  • Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases

  • CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Sep-2013)
    But overall rate still low, so officials urge everyone over 6 months of age to get vaccinated this season

  • It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says
    (25-Sep-2013)
    This season's vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus

  • Survey Could Spot Parents Who Shun Child Vaccinations
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Under-immunized children more likely to develop and spread serious infectious diseases

  • Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?
    (23-Sep-2013)
    British study found people with more of certain virus-killing immune cells fared better during swine flu pandemic

  • Could E. Coli Vaccine for Cows Cut Human Infections?
    (17-Sep-2013)
    Study of Scottish cattle suggests spread to people would drop by 85 percent

  • Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., but Measles Outbreaks a Concern: CDC
    (12-Sep-2013)
    159 cases reported so far this year in unvaccinated people

  • Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
    (09-Sep-2013)
    It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

  • Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Taiwan study highlights need for vaccination for all, U.S. expert says

  • Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say
    (02-Sep-2013)
    The flu is unpredictable and people should not delay in vaccinating their children, new policy advises

  • New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds
    (30-Aug-2013)
    But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

  • Black Women Less Likely to Get HPV Vaccine: Study
    (30-Aug-2013)
    But they're more likely to get cervical cancers caused by the virus, researcher said

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Among Teens Still Lagging: CDC
    (29-Aug-2013)
    Doctors need to suggest it when recommending other vaccines for teens, researchers say

  • Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch
    (27-Aug-2013)
    As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

  • Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch
    (27-Aug-2013)
    As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

  • Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC
    (27-Aug-2013)
    Lower hospitalization rates for rotavirus infection seen in all age groups, researchers report

  • Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Evidence isn't conclusive, but experts say it makes sense for people with heart disease to get vaccine

  • First Vaccine Against 4 Flu Strains Ready to Ship
    (06-Aug-2013)
    FDA has approved distribution of new seasonal influenza shot, Fluarix Quadrivalent

  • Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Lagging rates will lead to more cervical cancer cases, health officials contend

  • Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Hispanics are also less likely than whites to see specialists, get shots, study finds

  • HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Vaccination already recommended for boys and girls to guard against sexually transmitted infections

  • U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men
    (16-Jul-2013)
    It might reduce their risk of anal cancer

  • Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Study
    (11-Jul-2013)
    'Personalized immunotherapy' may one day treat late-stage skin cancer

  • Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study
    (11-Jul-2013)
    It's one of the most dramatic examples of 'herd immunity' seen in recent years, researchers report

  • Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Study
    (11-Jul-2013)
    'Personalized immunotherapy' may one day treat late-stage skin cancer

  • Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Too few vaccines recommended, and too many cervical cancer tests done, survey finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Have Same Impact on Time Lost at Work: Study
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Patients gained no more benefit from higher-priced biologic drug Remicade vs. cheaper medications

  • Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes, Study Suggests
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Early trial found it boosts insulin production, appears safe

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Millions Annually: CDC
    (19-Jun-2013)
    40,000 hospitalizations prevented in just one year, researchers estimate

  • Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Only 20 percent got shot within last 10 years

  • HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

  • Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question

  • Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

  • Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children

  • Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children

  • Simple Mutations Could Make Flu Viruses More Deadly: Studies
    (06-Jun-2013)
    But strains scientists conjure up in the lab are unlikely to occur in nature, one expert says

  • Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine
    (03-Jun-2013)
    In New York, study found unvaccinated kids were 14 times more likely to get illness

  • Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says
    (24-May-2013)
    White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

  • Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
    (20-May-2013)
    But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

  • Vaccine to Fight Heroin Addiction Shows Promise in Rats
    (10-May-2013)
    Also doesn't interfere with opioid treatments for addicts, researchers say

  • Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
    (08-May-2013)
    But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

  • Immune Cell Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine: Study
    (08-May-2013)
    Understanding specialized cells could be key to preventing genital herpes, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say

  • Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Preteens appear to get same protection with two doses of HPV vaccine as young women who get three

  • Deadly Meningitis Cases Worry Gay Community
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Outbreaks have killed men in New York, California, but officials now think cases on each coast unrelated

  • HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Australian effort saw nationwide rates drop up to 93 percent in girls, young women

  • Parents Who Veto Vaccinations Often Seek Like-Minded Opinions
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Study suggests friends, family may be important sources of advice

  • Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
    (11-Apr-2013)
    American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

  • Teen's Death From Chickenpox Highlights Need for Vaccination, CDC Reports
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Prior inoculation probably would have protected her, experts say

  • New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts
    (09-Apr-2013)
    There's been no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in Chinese outbreak

  • Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it

  • Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Researchers say one patient in long-term remission after novel treatment

  • Experimental Staph Vaccine Fails to Work, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2013)
    People who received it had similar infection rate, higher risk of staph-related death than others

  • Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

  • Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

  • Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

  • Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby
    (28-Mar-2013)
    'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

  • Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
    (22-Mar-2013)
    38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

  • Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

  • Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (13-Mar-2013)
    When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

  • Study Confirms Slight Rise in Paralysis Risk After Swine Flu Shot
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Less than 2 'excess' cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome found per 1 million vaccinations

  • Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (13-Mar-2013)
    When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

  • More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

  • Flu Infections Continue to Decline
    (08-Mar-2013)
    33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • New Pap Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Cancer in Young Women: Study
    (07-Mar-2013)
    One cancer can cause problems in less than two years, but recommended screening is now every three years

  • Many Allergic to Fire Ant's Sting Don't Get Preventive Shots
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Insect is endemic throughout the Southeast, researchers note, and can spur severe reaction

  • Many Allergic to Fire Ant's Sting Don't Get Preventive Shots
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Insect is endemic throughout the Southeast, researchers note, and can spur severe reaction

  • Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Transmission is common if the vaccine wound is not covered, expert says

  • Leukemia Patients Get Treatment Boost From Donors' Immune Cells
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Small, early study may have found a way to help marrow transplants work without immune troubles

  • Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Adults should be vaccinated

  • Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

  • Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

  • Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine Effectiveness
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Antidepressants linked to improved immune response in older patients, researchers say

  • Vaccine With Drug Payload Shows Promise Against Tumors
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Liver cancer patients on higher dose of medication lived twice as long as those on lower dose

  • Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says
    (08-Feb-2013)
    While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

  • Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors
    (06-Feb-2013)
    But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

  • Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Current vaccine is still best protection against the disease, experts say

  • Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors
    (06-Feb-2013)
    But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

  • Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Current vaccine is still best protection against the disease, experts say

  • Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC
    (01-Feb-2013)
    45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

  • Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC
    (29-Jan-2013)
    They not only protect the recipient, but also offer 'herd immunity,' experts say

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
    (28-Jan-2013)
    U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
    (28-Jan-2013)
    U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

  • Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

  • Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Rotavirus infection causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and can be deadly

  • People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
    (23-Jan-2013)
    With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine

  • Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-Vaccinated
    (21-Jan-2013)
    This puts them at much higher risk for preventable illnesses such as whooping cough, chickenpox

  • Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-Vaccinated
    (21-Jan-2013)
    This puts them at much higher risk for preventable illnesses such as whooping cough, chickenpox

  • How Cervical Cancer Vaccines Came to Be
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Research started in the late 1990s, first vaccine approved in 2006

  • Vaccines Might Become Another Way to Fight Cancer
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Researchers are working to harness the body's immune system to prevent, battle tumors

  • 48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard
    (18-Jan-2013)
    It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

  • Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

  • Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

  • Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu
    (16-Jan-2013)
    As the outbreak worsens, health experts urge flu shots, frequent hand-washing and other measures

  • Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?
    (16-Jan-2013)
    It may be easing already in parts of the U.S., ramping up in others, experts say

  • Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Critics call for more research into whether shots may be linked to some developmental disorders

  • Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids
    (15-Jan-2013)
    This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

  • Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids
    (15-Jan-2013)
    This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

  • Thigh Is Safer Vaccination Site Than Arm for Toddlers, Study Finds
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Children under 3 who received DTaP injection in leg muscle were less likely to need treatment for reaction

  • Thigh Is Safer Vaccination Site Than Arm for Toddlers, Study Finds
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Children under 3 who received DTaP injection in leg muscle were less likely to need treatment for reaction

  • Flu Widespread in 47 States, Vaccine 'Moderately' Effective: CDC
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Infections appear to be falling in the Southeast, where the virus first appeared

  • Flu Tightens Its Grip on U.S.
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Boston declares state of emergency; 18 flu-related deaths of children reported nationwide

  • Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

  • Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., Severe Season Feared
    (04-Jan-2013)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

  • For One Woman, HPV Vaccine Was a 'No-Brainer'
    (02-Jan-2013)
    Deb McAlister got the shot for her two granddaughters to shield them from cervical cancer

  • States Lagging in Emergency Preparedness: Report
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Budget cuts, complacency threaten gains in U.S. readiness, public health experts warn

  • Banning Vaccine Preservative Would Hurt Kids in Poor Nations: Experts
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Pediatricians, others oppose U.N. proposal

  • Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

  • Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

  • Health Tip: Some Shouldn't Get a Chickenpox Vaccine
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Including those who've had a prior reaction

  • College Kids Not So Smart About Flu Shots, Study Finds
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Only 20 percent surveyed reported getting vaccinated

  • Flu Season Arrives Early and It Could Be Severe: CDC
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Experts say get vaccinated now

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Less Effective Over Time: Study
    (27-Nov-2012)
    California outbreak suggests need to reevaluate vaccine schedule

  • Just-Approved Flu Vaccine Uses Newer Production Method
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Cell culture technology

  • 'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

  • Did Schooling Method Spread Mumps in Orthodox Jewish Communities?
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Close quarters created intense exposure that overwhelmed vaccine, study found

  • Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Researchers found that those who were vaccinated had fewer heart attacks, strokes

  • Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season
    (26-Oct-2012)
    No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

  • Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season
    (26-Oct-2012)
    No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

  • A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance
    (19-Oct-2012)
    General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

  • A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance
    (19-Oct-2012)
    General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

  • New Vaccine Strategy May Fight Genital Herpes, Mouse Study Suggests
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Approach may also protect against other sexually transmitted infections, researchers say

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

  • Little U.S. Flu Activity So Far, CDC Says
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Most people 6 months of age and older are urged to get vaccinated

  • Researchers Tackle Age-Related Decline in Immune Response
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Blocking single harmful protein might work, early lab study suggests

  • Researchers Tackle Age-Related Decline in Immune Response
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Blocking single harmful protein might work, early lab study suggests

  • Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Understanding immune response in these 'elite controllers' might help pave way to vaccine

  • Follow-Up Lacking for Babies After Hepatitis B Vaccination: CDC
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Testing needs to ensure vaccine blocked mother-to-child transmission of virus

  • Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
    (27-Sep-2012)
    U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

  • Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth
    (26-Sep-2012)
    But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

  • Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth
    (26-Sep-2012)
    But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

  • More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Fades Over Time: Study
    (12-Sep-2012)
    CDC recommends booster shots for teens and adults

  • Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success
    (11-Sep-2012)
    The painful, potentially deadly illness is endemic to the tropics, and has reappeared in the United States

  • Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Only kindergarten students who truly need waivers should get them, to protect group immunity

  • Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High, CDC Says
    (06-Sep-2012)
    But coverage for measles does not yet meet national standards in 15 states

  • Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking

  • Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Many more teens protected from whooping cough, meningitis than the sexually transmitted virus

  • Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

  • Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC
    (23-Aug-2012)
    But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

  • Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC
    (23-Aug-2012)
    But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

  • New Immune-Deficiency Illness Emerging in East Asia
    (22-Aug-2012)
    Researchers say the syndrome mimics the weakened state of HIV infection, but cause remains unclear

  • Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

  • Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

  • Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

  • Flu Season's Vaccine Approved
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Two of three strains weren't in last season's vaccine

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine for Children Lasts for 10 Years: Study
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Cases of the virus in the U.S. have decreased by 90 percent over the past 20 years, research shows

  • FDA Approves Flu Vaccine for Coming Season
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Two of the three strains picked weren't in last year's shot, experts note

  • New Vaccine May Offer Protection From Deadly Nipah Virus
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Virus causes serious respiratory distress syndrome and encephalitis, researchers say

  • TB Vaccine Promising as New Way to Fight Type 1 Diabetes
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Study found vaccine triggered death of rogue immune-system cells

  • CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu
    (03-Aug-2012)
    No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

  • CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu
    (03-Aug-2012)
    No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

  • Poor Sleep Hampers Vaccine Effectiveness: Study
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Adults who slept less than six hours nightly weren't adequately protected from virus

  • Poor Sleep Hampers Vaccine Effectiveness: Study
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Adults who slept less than six hours nightly weren't adequately protected from virus

  • Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Dorm living puts them at higher risk for potentially deadly infection, expert says

  • Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Dorm living puts them at higher risk for potentially deadly infection, expert says

  • Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks?
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Current shot may be less effective than earlier one, experts suggest

  • Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Experts say headway has been made in prevention and treatment, but challenges remain

  • Whooping Cough Cases Reaching Record Highs: CDC
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Vaccine appears to wear off, so booster shots are needed, experts say

  • 'Exposure Therapy' May Be Option for Kids' Egg, Milk Allergies
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Small studies found some children could tolerate food 'triggers' with gradual, medically supervised treatment

  • Drive-Through Flu Shot a Safe Bet: Study
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Fears of fainting, car crashes unfounded, researchers found

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

  • HPV Vaccine Reducing Infections, Even Among Unvaccinated: Study
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Findings suggest 'herd immunity' taking hold against leading cause of cervical cancer

  • Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Experimental Vaccine Seems to Stop Nicotine Addiction in Mice
    (27-Jun-2012)
    More animal research is needed before testing the shot in humans, researchers say

  • Infant Vaccination 'Delays' Triple in Oregon: Study
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Experts fear parents are jeopardizing their babies' health

  • FDA Approves Combo Shot for Meningitis, Hib in Kids
    (15-Jun-2012)
    4-shot series given between 6 weeks and 18 months of age prevents potentially deadly diseases

  • Menhibrix Approved to Prevent Bacterial Infections in Youngsters
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Aged 6 weeks through 18 months

  • Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

  • Novel Drugs Show Early Promise Against Several Cancers
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Immune system therapies tested on advanced melanoma, kidney or lung tumors; side effects seen

  • Hepatitis B Infection Rates in U.S. Higher Than Thought
    (31-May-2012)
    Study finds majority of cases are foreign-born residents

  • Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu
    (25-May-2012)
    Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds

  • Studies See Advances in Detecting, Treating Pancreatic Cancer
    (22-May-2012)
    Early research includes a vaccine and a high-tech probe to spot signs of disease

  • Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them
    (07-May-2012)
    Vaccinations protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, experts say

  • Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

  • Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide
    (24-Apr-2012)
    But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

  • Shingles Vaccine Safe, Underutilized, Study Says
    (23-Apr-2012)
    CDC recommends it for people 60 and older

  • Measles Outbreaks in 2011 Were Worst in 15 Years: CDC
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Most cases were tied to travel abroad, occurred in unvaccinated individuals

  • Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Study found it added weeks of survival for patients with glioblastoma

  • Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Although not a cure, it appeared to prolong life in some cases of non-small cell disease

  • Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Researchers report immune system boost and eventual tumor shrinkage in small group of patients

  • Preteens More Likely to Report HPV Vaccine Side Effects
    (03-Apr-2012)
    But symptoms were not serious, survey found

  • Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Treatment aimed at stopping recurrence does trigger immune response, but true significance unknown

  • HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

  • Measles Vaccines Won't Raise Seizure Risk in Young Kids: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Kaiser Permanente researchers find youngsters aged 4 to 6 not at higher risk after shots

  • Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Treatment aimed at stopping recurrence does trigger immune response, but true significance unknown

  • Older Travelers at Much Higher Risk of Dying From Malaria
    (28-Mar-2012)
    Study of U.K. tourists found particularly high risk in Gambia, West Africa

  • HPV Vaccine May Help Women With Cervical Conditions
    (28-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests immunization can reduce their risk for cervical disease later on

  • Many Americans Ambivalent Over Laws Aimed at Healthy Living
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Poll finds most accept rules for safety, smoking, eating, but also worry about a 'nanny state'

  • Certain Beliefs Motivate Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Doctors, nurses don't always rush to immunization, review finds

  • Pediatricians Renew Call for HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (27-Feb-2012)
    The shot protects against cervical cancer; it's also effective against anal cancer and some head and neck cancers

  • All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Would help protect infants, who are especially vulnerable to the disease

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

  • Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

  • Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

  • Respiratory Virus Killed 8 Military Recruits After Vaccination Program Halted
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Program against certain adenoviruses was recently reinstated

  • H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Health experts say Americans shouldn't be overly concerned

  • New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    If licensed, it would protect babies from a strain of bacterium that can cause serious disease

  • New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    If licensed, it would protect babies from a strain of bacterium that can cause serious disease

  • Kids' Diarrhea Vaccine Appears Safe After All: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Risk of intestinal side effect didn't rise; children should be vaccinated, experts say

  • Too Few American Adults Getting Needed Vaccinations: CDC
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Though three vaccines showed increases in coverage rates, coverage remains low for essential ones

  • Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

  • Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Symptom-free patients have no greater risk for gastro infections than general public, study finds

  • Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine and Autoimmune Disorders
    (26-Jan-2012)
    No risk seen among nearly 190,000 Gardasil recipients in company-funded review

  • Women Can Take Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer
    (25-Jan-2012)
    Regular Pap tests, HPV vaccine go a long way in warding off the disease, experts say

  • How Did Generation X Respond to the H1N1 'Swine' Flu Epidemic?
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Young adults did 'reasonably well,' report concludes, although most avoided flu shot

  • Common Household Chemicals Might Harm Kids' Immunity
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Study found lower response to vaccines in those with higher levels of PFCs in their blood

  • Common Household Chemicals Might Harm Kids' Immunity
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Study found lower response to vaccines in those with higher levels of PFCs in their blood

  • Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkeys
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Research is part of U.S. military's anti-bioterrorism efforts

  • Vaccine Against Bacterial Meningitis Shows Promise
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Disease caused by the B strain can be deadly

  • Flu Season Off to Slow Start, So Far
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Relatively few cases reported, experts say, but that doesn't mean a surge can't happen

  • Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Gastrointestinal complications not associated with updated formulations

  • Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says

  • Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

  • Many Jails Got No Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak: CDC
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Researchers want small correctional facilities included in vaccine program

  • Potential Herpes Vaccine Disappoints Researchers
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Only partially effective against one type of virus, ineffective against second type, study found

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Approved for Older People
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Prevnar 13 shot sanctioned for people 50 and up

  • Americans Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Too few take advantage of easily available protection against influenza in U.S., experts say

  • Vaccine Might One Day Prevent 'Cruise Ship' Stomach Bug
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Experimental vaccine reduced effects of norovirus in small study

  • Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

  • Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

  • Infant Vaccines May Work Better If Given in Afternoon
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Babies slept more soundly when they had their shots after 1:30 p.m., researchers say

  • Infant Vaccines May Work Better If Given in Afternoon
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Babies slept more soundly when they had their shots after 1:30 p.m., researchers say

  • Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

  • Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

  • More Teens Getting Vaccines Against HPV, Other Infections: CDC
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Still a long way from full coverage, experts note

  • Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Global tally also includes 20 million kids with flu who develop potentially deadly pneumonia

  • Vaccine Cut Bacterial Strain Linked to Meningitis, Pneumonia
    (11-Nov-2011)
    However, other types of bacteria continue to cause disease

  • More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

  • Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancers Shows Promise
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Patients with less advanced disease might benefit even more, small study suggests

  • Vitamin D, Interferon Alpha Vaccine Show Promise Against Lupus
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Experimental treatments altered immune response in small, preliminary studies

  • Many Parents Skipping Kids' Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk
    (31-Oct-2011)
    In California study, 1 in 5 children at some schools intentionally unvaccinated, raising concerns

  • Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
    (30-Oct-2011)
    The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

  • Flu Vaccine Isn't Foolproof
    (26-Oct-2011)
    Analysis found it only protected healthy adults 60 percent of the time

  • HPV Vaccine Might Help Prevent Anal Cancers: Study
    (26-Oct-2011)
    Research in gay and bisexual men suggests it reduces infections, lesions

  • Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Study found antibody levels dropped more over time among those who weighed more

  • Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Lung Cancer: Study
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Combined with chemo, the shot appears to slow progression of non-small cell form of disease

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

  • Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years: Study
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Vaccination and quick public health response are limiting these outbreaks, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding, Vaccinations Lower SIDS Risk, Experts Say
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Also in updated guidelines from pediatricians' group: don't use crib 'bumper pads'

  • Promising Malaria Vaccine May Save Children's Lives
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Phase 3 study finds it's not perfect, but could still prevent tens of millions of cases a year

  • Get Your Flu Shot Now, CDC Urges
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Levels of infection are low at the moment, but that's expected to change, experts say

  • Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Black residents less likely than whites to get vaccination

  • Some U.S. Parents Ignoring Vaccination Guidelines
    (03-Oct-2011)
    More than one in 10 opt to skip doses or delay shots, study found

  • Health Tip: Who Needs a Whooping Cough Vaccine?
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Here are some guidelines

  • Experts Revise Guidelines for Whooping Cough Vaccination
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Recent re-emergence of the illness is behind changes to Tdap shot

  • CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

  • Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Rotavirus inoculation kept thousands of kids out of the hospital, saved millions in costs, study found

  • U.S. Flu Shot Policy Shields More Kids Than Canada's Program, Study Finds
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Fewer preschoolers getting flu after U.S. government called for vaccination of 2 to 4-year-olds

  • U.S. Flu Shot Policy Shields More Kids Than Canada's Program, Study Finds
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Fewer preschoolers getting flu after U.S. government called for vaccination of 2 to 4-year-olds

  • Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Adults need protection from array of diseases beyond the flu, experts say

  • Fear Proves Prime Motivator for Vaccinations
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Former health official says H1N1 scare shows what pushes people to get needed shots

  • Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Adults need protection from array of diseases beyond the flu, experts say

  • Fear Proves Prime Motivator for Vaccinations
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Former health official says H1N1 scare shows what pushes people to get needed shots

  • Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

  • Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

  • Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Expectant mothers are more vulnerable to the dangerous effects of flu infection, experts warn

  • Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate

  • Two Doses of HPV Vaccine May Work as Well as Three
    (08-Sep-2011)
    U.S. government researchers find fewer shots offer just as much protection against cervical cancer.

  • More U.S. 'Tweens' Getting Recommended Vaccines
    (06-Sep-2011)
    But health experts say there's still room for improvement among 11- and 12-year-olds

  • Two U.S. Children Contract New Strain of Swine Flu
    (02-Sep-2011)
    But general public should not be concerned, CDC says

  • Last Year's Flu Shot Won't Protect Kids This Season
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Vaccination needed for children 6 months and up, experts say

  • Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Genetic data reveals differences in people's immune system reaction and response to virus

  • Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Genetic data reveals differences in people's immune system reaction and response to virus

  • U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids
    (25-Aug-2011)
    IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

  • Adult Vaccinations Protect Children: Report
    (19-Aug-2011)
    But few get the recommended immunizations, experts say

  • Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Both work well, but nasal spray produces broadest immune response in youngsters, research shows

  • Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Both work well, but nasal spray produces broadest immune response in youngsters, research shows

  • Flu Shot Rates Low for Health Workers, Moms-to-Be: CDC
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Making vaccination readily available improves compliance with guidelines, researchers say

  • Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Formulation meant to protect against seasonal flu and H1N1

  • Vaccine to Prevent Heroin High Works in Animals
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Rats given the vaccine were less likely to push levers to obtain more drug, study finds

  • Chickenpox Vaccine May Wipe Out Related Deaths: Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    U.S. mortality rate dropped from about 105 to just 14 in 2007, research shows

  • FDA Unveils Flu Vaccines for 2011-12 Season
    (18-Jul-2011)
    All people 6 months old and older urged to get inoculated

  • Flu Vaccine for 2011-12 Season Approved
    (18-Jul-2011)
    Protects against strains predicted to be most prevalent

  • Researchers Closer to Developing Universal Meningitis B Vaccine
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Novel technology may lead to protection against deadly meningococcus B, they say

  • Antibody Finding Might Help in Search for HIV Vaccine
    (14-Jul-2011)
    Researchers find 'soldiers' of immune system keep AIDS virus from getting inside cells

  • 'Swine Flu' Shot May Be Cleared of Guillain-Barre Charges
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Study finds little, if any, increased risk of the syndrome

  • Medicare Will Pay for Prostate Cancer Drug
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Provenge, a therapeutic vaccine, extends survival; it costs $93,000 per individual

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

  • Certain Cancer Drugs Don't Interfere With Flu Vaccine: Study
    (28-Jun-2011)
    The drugs, sunitinib and sorafenib, are used for several types of cancers, including kidney

  • Certain Cancer Drugs Don't Interfere With Flu Vaccine: Study
    (28-Jun-2011)
    The drugs, sunitinib and sorafenib, are used for several types of cancers, including kidney

  • Trials of Type 1 Diabetes Vaccines Bring Mixed Results
    (28-Jun-2011)
    One vaccine may combat disease's progression, but another fails human tests

  • Experimental Vaccine Seems to Cure Prostate Cancer in Mice
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Researchers hope to test vaccine in people within five years

  • HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors'
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Australian study found fewer high-grade cervical abnormalities in teens, but more research needed

  • Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC
    (09-Jun-2011)
    But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

  • Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Trial
    (01-Jun-2011)
    Used with immune-boosting drug, vaccine extends survival by nearly 7 months, study finds

  • Flu Shot May Lower Odds for Preemie Delivery
    (31-May-2011)
    During peak flu season, odds of prematurity were about 70% lower if mom was vaccinated, study finds

  • CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline
    (25-May-2011)
    Vaccines have reduced disease rate in young but death rate remains unchanged

  • Black Americans With Lupus Have Better Response to Flu Vaccine
    (19-May-2011)
    Those with weak reaction more likely to have disease flares after vaccination, researchers say

  • Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

  • Foreskin May Be Reservoir for HPV
    (17-May-2011)
    Study authors say this supports vaccinating boys against the virus, but experts disagree

  • Flu Vaccine Appears Safe After Kidney Transplant
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Vaccinated patients were less likely to lose new organ or to die, study says

  • Approval for Meningitis Vaccine Expanded to Include Toddlers
    (25-Apr-2011)
    As young as 9 months

  • Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

  • Extended HPV Vaccine Schedule Seems Effective
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Dosing options may help reduce cervical cancer rates in developing countries, study suggests

  • Clues to Why Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Humira Fails Some Patients
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Nearly a third develop an immune reaction to the drug that thwarts its effectiveness, study finds

  • Extended HPV Vaccine Schedule Seems Effective
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Dosing options may help reduce cervical cancer rates in developing countries, study suggests

  • Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trials
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Some patients with lethal glioblastomas lived three years or longer

  • Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds
    (07-Apr-2011)
    But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

  • Tetanus Still Diagnosed in U.S., Although It's Preventable
    (31-Mar-2011)
    People over 65 and diabetics most at risk, CDC warns

  • U.S. Shingles Vaccine Approval Expanded
    (24-Mar-2011)
    To include people in their 50s

  • Seniors Not Getting Important Preventive Health Services
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Too few getting recommended vaccines and screening for cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis, report warns

  • Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Reveals
    (01-Mar-2011)
    The more sex partners, the more likely a man will have the cancer-linked virus, research shows

  • Supreme Court Rejects Vaccine-Safety Lawsuit
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Says nation's vaccine court is designed to handle such claims

  • U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports
    (17-Feb-2011)
    37 states report widespread activity; vaccination recommended

  • Mom's HIV May Lower Baby's Immunity to Other Diseases
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Lower levels of antibodies to whooping cough, tetanus seen in newborns exposed but not infected

  • 'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Such a shot would eliminate need to reformulate vaccine each year, but it's still years away, experts say

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine Very Effective: Study
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Canadian researchers focused on children and younger adults

  • Last Year's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Was Safe, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2011)
    No pattern of Guillain-Barre syndrome or other serious side effects noted, researchers say

  • Gardasil Vaccine Guards Against HPV in Boys
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Study finds it gives males same level of protection as females

  • Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

  • Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

  • H1N1 Flu Is Raging in Britain; Could U.S. Be Next?
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Different strain predominates now among Americans, but that situation could change, experts say

  • Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link
    (20-Jan-2011)
    18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

  • Emotions May Sidetrack Use of Safety Devices
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Consumers often overreact when learning of a product's potential risks, researchers find

  • Flu Season Looks Normal This Year, Experts Say
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Getting a shot still worthwhile; seniors most vulnerable to prevalent strain

  • Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Disgraced physician had various schemes to profit from study's aftermath, according to investigation

  • Shingles Vaccine Looks Like a Safe Bet for Seniors: Study
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Although not perfect, the shot will protect many older folks, researchers say

  • People Who Recovered From H1N1 Offer Clues to Better Vaccine
    (10-Jan-2011)
    They appeared to develop antibodies against many strains, study finds

  • Rabid Stray Dog Spurs Shots for Shelter Workers: Report
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Case in which 36 dogs were euthanized puts spotlight on need to vaccinate pets, CDC says

  • Vaccine Protects Mice From Cocaine's Effects, Study Finds
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Injection might one day help humans who are addicted to drugs, researcher suggests

  • Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Immunization program reduces illness and disease-related costs, researchers say

  • Vaccine Protects Mice From Cocaine's Effects, Study Finds
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Injection might one day help humans who are addicted to drugs, researcher suggests

  • Flu Activity Low So Far, But More Cases to Come: CDC
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Already two children younger than 5 have died this season

  • Gardasil Approval Expanded to Include Anal Cancer
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Among people aged 9 to 26

  • Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

  • Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

  • Medicare Panel Endorses Vaccine for Prostate Cancer Patients
    (17-Nov-2010)
    Provenge extends survival by about four months on average, costs $93,000 per individual

  • CDC Report Finds Adult Vaccination Rates Still Lagging
    (17-Nov-2010)
    US health officials urge adults to think beyond the annual flu shot

  • Few Young Women Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Study finds less than a third start the three-dose series, many fail to complete it

  • HPV Vaccinations Lead to Fewer Genital Warts: Study
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Decline only found in immunized population, researchers say

  • Many Higher-Income Parents Forgoing Kids' Vaccinations: Report
    (03-Nov-2010)
    More outbreaks feared as immunization rates for children in commercial health plans plummet

  • Many Higher-Income Parents Forgoing Kids' Vaccinations: Report
    (03-Nov-2010)
    More outbreaks feared as immunization rates for children in commercial health plans plummet

  • Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Each bout of aerobic actvity revs up the immune system, study authors suggest

  • Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Experts doubt current flu season will pose similar threat, but urge vaccinations

  • Teens Should Get Meningitis Booster Shot: CDC Panel
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Vaccine doesn't last as long as believed, officials say

  • New Polio Vaccine Shows Major Advantages: Study
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Bivalent oral vaccine targets two deadly strains of virus

  • Flu Meeting Highlights Latest Research
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Studies look at trends in vaccination rates, effectiveness

  • H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

  • Kids' Medicaid-Covered Flu Shots Put Docs at a Loss: Study
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Higher reimbursement would save money overall, with more kids vaccinated, researchers suggest

  • H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

  • Too Few Adults Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough: CDC
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Those who skip Tdap shot put unvaccinated babies at risk for potentially deadly infection, experts say

  • Small Bump Seen in Seasonal Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Analysis shows only 5.5% increase in vaccinated kids in 2009-2010 over 2008-2009 season

  • Small Bump Seen in Seasonal Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Analysis shows only 5.5% increase in vaccinated kids in 2009-2010 over 2008-2009 season

  • Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

  • Vaccine Studied for Deadly Brain Cancer
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Appears to lengthen survival time, but study is small, researchers say

  • Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

  • Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

  • Anti-Inflammatory Helps Treat Bacterial Meningitis: Study
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Dutch researchers report that dexamethasone, along with antibiotics, increases survival rates

  • Celiac Disease Seems to Be on the Rise, Mainly in Elderly: Study
    (27-Sep-2010)
    Blood markers for the disease rose from 1 in every 501 individuals in 1974 to 1 in 219 by 1989

  • Novel Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Early Promise
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Trial patients given oral medication showed improvement in six months; experts caution more testing needed

  • Study Claims Flu Shots Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Experts dispute statistical result, but note the finding falls in line with previous research

  • Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

  • Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High in U.S.
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Coverage for most routine shots at or over 90%, CDC report shows

  • Health Tip: Considering the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine?
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Some people shouldn't get it, experts say

  • More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder, study found

  • Kids on HIV Drug Cocktail May Need Revaccination
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Immunity to childhood diseases can wane more quickly than in children without the virus, researchers say

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers
    (08-Sep-2010)
    AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers
    (08-Sep-2010)
    AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

  • College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands
    (06-Sep-2010)
    Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

  • Parents Can Take Steps to Boost Kids' Health, Well-Being
    (04-Sep-2010)
    Pediatrician offers tips to start the school year right

  • Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

  • Unvaccinated Teen's Life Forever Changed
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Mother says trauma could have been avoided if vaccine had been available

  • Unvaccinated Teen's Life Forever Changed
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Mother says trauma could have been avoided if vaccine had been available

  • Sickle Cell Kids at Greater Risk of 'Swine Flu' Complications
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Findings highlight need to vaccinate against H1N1, seasonal flu, researchers say

  • Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Kids between 6 months and 9 years may need a double dose, depending on vaccine history

  • Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Kids between 6 months and 9 years may need a double dose, depending on vaccine history

  • Hepatitis E Vaccine Appears Safe, Effective
    (23-Aug-2010)
    Ongoing research suggests it's a potent form of protection against infection

  • More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines
    (19-Aug-2010)
    CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

  • Trial Therapy Improves Melanoma Survival
    (18-Aug-2010)
    While gain was small, it marks notable advance against this deadly disease, researchers say

  • Experts Predict 'Normal' H1N1 Flu Season This Year
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Virus will most likely return but not be any more virulent, they add

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa, Asia
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Oral vaccine can potentially save infants' lives in developing world, two studies find

  • Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern
    (04-Aug-2010)
    Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

  • Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers
    (02-Aug-2010)
    But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

  • H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

  • Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study
    (28-Jul-2010)
    But FDA-approved Provenge remains very expensive, experts note

  • New Study Finds HPV Vaccine Protects Against Genital Warts
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Industry-funded research also finds the shot helps protect against precancerous growths

  • Flu Vaccine Via Skin Patch Shows Promise in Mice
    (19-Jul-2010)
    New technology uses painless 'microneedles' to deliver immunization

  • Many False-Positive HIV Test Results for Those in AIDS Vaccine Trials
    (19-Jul-2010)
    Almost half get the erroneous result, causing stigma and hampering trial enrollment, experts say

  • Rare Blood Vessel Disease Could Have New Treatment Option
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Rituximab could be first new therapy in 40 years against specific forms of vasculitis, researchers say

  • Researchers Point to Possible Scleroderma-Cancer Link
    (09-Jul-2010)
    In some patients, the 2 diseases can arise together, experts note

  • Early Tamiflu Might Benefit Transplant Patients With H1N1 Flu
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Preventive measures could cut serious illness, death rates in organ recipients, research shows

  • Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Odds for squamous cell carcinoma seem to rise when the virus is present, but more research needed

  • New Anti-HIV Weapons Found in Immune System
    (08-Jul-2010)
    Powerful antibodies could someday be key to developing an AIDS vaccine, researchers say

  • Vaccines Don't Appear to Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Findings challenge common myth about the illness, researchers say

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study
    (01-Jul-2010)
    U.S. urges vaccination for children 12-23 months

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study
    (01-Jul-2010)
    U.S. urges vaccination for children 12-23 months

  • Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids
    (28-Jun-2010)
    MMR, varicella vaccines given separately seem safer, though real risk still rare, study finds

  • PCBs May Weaken Kids' Vaccination Response
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Early exposure may undermine reaction to diphtheria and tetanus shots, study finds

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine May Shield Against 1918 Strain
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Mouse studies suggest shot would do double duty, in unlikely event of older virus' return

  • H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

  • Novel Drug Combats Advanced Melanoma
    (07-Jun-2010)
    First in its class, ipilimumab showed 68% increase in survival, researchers report

  • A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers
    (04-Jun-2010)
    It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

  • A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers
    (04-Jun-2010)
    It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

  • One-Third of U.S. Girls Get HPV Vaccine
    (04-Jun-2010)
    But many parents choose to skip Gardasil shots for daughters age 13 to 17, survey finds

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Few Side Effects
    (01-Jun-2010)
    And it extends life for men with advanced disease, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Possible, Scientists Say
    (30-May-2010)
    Human trials may begin next year

  • No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations
    (24-May-2010)
    Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

  • No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations
    (24-May-2010)
    Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

  • Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola
    (21-May-2010)
    U.S. team develops shot that protects against 3 strains

  • Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot
    (19-May-2010)
    Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

  • Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot
    (19-May-2010)
    Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

  • A Mother's Love Overcomes Poverty's Effect on Health
    (18-May-2010)
    Caring moms seem to boost child's immune response throughout life, study finds

  • Smallpox Vaccine May Protect Against HIV
    (18-May-2010)
    But scientists stress the results are preliminary

  • Men, Women May Respond Differently to Vaccines
    (17-May-2010)
    Frequency, severity of adverse effects vary between genders, researcher says

  • Men, Women May Respond Differently to Vaccines
    (17-May-2010)
    Frequency, severity of adverse effects vary between genders, researcher says

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness
    (14-May-2010)
    In 2008, an estimated 55,000 hospitalizations were prevented in U.S., researchers say

  • Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA
    (14-May-2010)
    Contaminant found in March no health risk, agency says

  • Sugar Before Shots Helps Infants Cope
    (13-May-2010)
    Fewer tears are shed when babies get sweet solution before injections, review finds

  • Sugar Before Shots Helps Infants Cope
    (13-May-2010)
    Fewer tears are shed when babies get sweet solution before injections, review finds

  • Hepatitis Infections Behind U.S. Rise in Liver Cancer
    (06-May-2010)
    More people need to be vaccinated, diagnosed and treated, CDC report says

  • Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness
    (04-May-2010)
    More than one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early childhood immunizations

  • Men With HPV at Higher Risk for HIV, Study Finds
    (04-May-2010)
    Vaccinating against human papillomavirus could be an effective preventive measure, researchers say

  • Pneumonia Shot Won't Help Lower Men's Heart Risks
    (04-May-2010)
    Study finds no protection against heart attack, stroke

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine Gains FDA Approval
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Breakthrough approach lengthens survival, to varying degrees, for men with advanced disease, studies found

  • Record Number of Americans Got Flu Shots, CDC Says
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Concerns about H1N1 flu likely motivated people to get vaccinated, experts say

  • Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says

  • Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine May Get FDA Approval
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Breakthrough approach lengthens survival, to varying degrees, for men with advanced disease, studies found

  • LeAnn Rimes Brings Battle With Psoriasis to Center Stage
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Diagnosed at age 2, the singer is teaming with health groups to bolster patient support

  • Vaccine Now Misses Many Pneumococcal Infections in Kids
    (21-Apr-2010)
    These bacteria can cause pneumonia and meningitis, researchers point out

  • Vaccine Stops Tumor Spread in Mice
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Treatment may be used one day as part of cancer-fighting arsenal, but more study is needed

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome Very Rare After H1N1 Vaccine
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Rates of the disease among those vaccinated were no higher than in the general population

  • Study Finds Military Prone to Infection With H1N1 Flu
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Living in close quarters and young age increased risk, Singapore researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine With Both B Strains May Offer Better Protection
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Adding second strain to seasonal shot would eliminate guesswork, researchers say

  • Vaccine Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
    (08-Apr-2010)
    More studies needed to see if it can benefit people with the disease

  • Did 'Regular' Flu Shot Up Risks for H1N1 Flu?
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Those who got seasonal vaccine were at higher risk, study found, but that shouldn't affect immunization next season

  • Oral Vaccine May Help People With COPD
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Preliminary results suggest a new option to treat the breathing disease

  • Vaccines-By-Patch Good News for Needle-Phobic
    (05-Apr-2010)
    New technique may offer painless alternative, researchers say

  • Vaccines-By-Patch Good News for Needle-Phobic
    (05-Apr-2010)
    New technique may offer painless alternative, researchers say

  • Scientists Find Clues to How the Body Fights Off HIV
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Research on antibodies may aid vaccine development

  • Genetic Engineering Raises Hope for Lyme Disease Vaccine
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Researcher describes finding as a theory that still needs testing

  • Only 1 in 4 Americans Got H1N1 Vaccine
    (01-Apr-2010)
    CDC reports that less than half of available doses have been used

  • Clues Found to How Different Flu Vaccines Work
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Japanese study reveals that immune response is unique to each type of shot

  • Officials See Uptick in H1N1 Swine Flu Cases
    (29-Mar-2010)
    New activity reported in southeastern U.S.; health officials still urge vaccinations

  • H1N1 Virus Yields Up More Secrets
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Current strain is similar to that seen in 1918, with implications for vaccine development, scientists say

  • Measles Outbreak Triggered by Unvaccinated Child
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Case illustrates that people who chose not to vaccinate put others at risk, researcher says

  • FDA Asks Docs to Suspend Using Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccine
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Rotarix is contaminated with pig virus but poses no known health risk, officials say

  • Swine Flu in Pregnancy Leads Some to ICU
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Moms-to-be more likely to become critically ill than others, study finds

  • Young Kids to Benefit From Broader Pneumococcal Vaccine
    (11-Mar-2010)
    CDC study found newest vaccine lowered chances of those under 5 getting the disease

  • Vaccination, Prevention Is Beating Back Hepatitis
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Programs seem to be making progress against these viruses, research suggests

  • Kids Who Get Flu Shots Protect the Unvaccinated
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Inoculating children can prevent influenza from spreading, experts say

  • 1 in 5 At-Risk U.S. Babies Doesn't Get Hepatitis B Vaccine
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Researchers urge hospitals to vaccinate all children

  • Parents Still Worried About Vaccine Safety
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Although most get their children inoculated, concerns persist, study found

  • Virtually Everyone Should Get a Flu Shot: CDC
    (25-Feb-2010)
    The recommendation will take effect for the next influenza season

  • Successor to Combination Pneumococcal Vaccine Approved
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Prevnar 13 offers broader protection against a host of bacterial diseases

  • Menveo Vaccine Approved for Bacterial Meningitis
    (22-Feb-2010)
    Among people aged 11 to 55

  • Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

  • New Technology Could Widen Reach of Vaccines
    (18-Feb-2010)
    British researchers develop way to eliminate need for cooling devices

  • Another Study Refutes Vaccination-Autism Link
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Whether measles shot was alone or in combination didn't matter, researchers say

  • Vaccine Not Fail-Safe in Ongoing Mumps Outbreak
    (11-Feb-2010)
    CDC says more than 1,500 cases have been reported in New York, New Jersey

  • Blacks in Nursing Homes Vaccinated Less Than Whites
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Disparities seen for flu and pneumonia inoculations, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Infants 6 Weeks Old
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Babies younger than 6 months could be safely protected, researcher says

  • Vaccine May Prevent TB in People With HIV
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Clinical trial results mark 'significant milestone,' expert says

  • Spectators Need to Prepare for Olympic Games, Too
    (06-Feb-2010)
    Health experts urge travelers to take steps to prevent illness

  • Spectators Need to Prepare for Olympic Games, Too
    (06-Feb-2010)
    Health experts urge travelers to take steps to prevent illness

  • As Swine Flu Fades, Experts Ponder Next Season
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Some believe H1N1 will persist for years to come, but in what form remains unclear

  • Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Shots could save thousands of U.S. lives each year, report authors say

  • Controversial Autism Study Retracted by Medical Journal
    (02-Feb-2010)
    1998 paper scared parents over possible link between MMR vaccine, developmental disorder

  • Immune System 'Memory' Gets a Boost in Mouse Study
    (29-Jan-2010)
    Enhanced vaccines could offer better protection in future, researcher says

  • Immune System 'Memory' Gets a Boost in Mouse Study
    (29-Jan-2010)
    Enhanced vaccines could offer better protection in future, researcher says

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Millions of Children Worldwide
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Trials in Africa, Mexico show shot protects from the common diarrhea-causing disease

  • Shot Protects Against Chickenpox After Exposure
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Vaccination within 5 days prevents or lessens illness in those at risk, study finds

  • Shot Protects Against Chickenpox After Exposure
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Vaccination within 5 days prevents or lessens illness in those at risk, study finds

  • Dog Flu Risk Highest Where Canines Mingle
    (25-Jan-2010)
    New vaccine could minimize severity, experts say

  • Llama Research Aids Defense Against Potential Bioweapon
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Antibodies from the animals used to detect botulism neurotoxins, study finds

  • Malaria Parasite Infects Gorillas, Not Just Humans
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Discovery may aid vaccine development, but could hinder efforts to eradicate disease, researchers say

  • Immune Response Better With Skin Scratch Vaccination
    (18-Jan-2010)
    'Scarification' offered greater protection than injection in study

  • Immune Response Better With Skin Scratch Vaccination
    (18-Jan-2010)
    'Scarification' offered greater protection than injection in study

  • Shots Relieve Children's Hay Fever, Cut Expenses
    (17-Jan-2010)
    Health-care costs drop by one-third, study finds

  • 55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far
    (15-Jan-2010)
    Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations

  • Health Tip: When Baby Gets a Shot
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Suggestions to make vaccination less painful

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Lowers Flu Shot Effectiveness
    (11-Jan-2010)
    But patients should still get vaccinated, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Baby Gets a Shot
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Suggestions to make vaccination less painful

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Lowers Flu Shot Effectiveness
    (11-Jan-2010)
    But patients should still get vaccinated, researchers say

  • Study Suggests Way to 'Mop Up' Leukemia Cells
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Vaccine beats back cancer left behind after treatment, researchers say

  • As Swine Flu Ebbs, Officials Stress Importance of Vaccine
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Cases now widespread in just one state, but a resurgence could occur, CDC experts warn

  • As Swine Flu Wanes, Don't Be Fooled
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Another outbreak is possible, and people need to be vaccinated: CDC

  • Insect Cells Instead of Eggs for Swine Flu Vaccine?
    (06-Jan-2010)
    Novel method is faster and avoids allergy issues, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Getting a Nasal Vaccine for Flu
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Some should consult a doctor first

  • Health Tip: Getting a Nasal Vaccine for Flu
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Some should consult a doctor first

  • New Childhood Vaccines Schedules Released
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Changes reflect H1N1 recommendations, suggest HPV vaccine for boys

  • Without Chickenpox Shot, Kids' Risk Rises Ninefold
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Vaccine's success at curbing disease has led to false sense of security, experts say

  • Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

  • Swine Flu Not As Infectious Among Young Adults As First Feared
    (30-Dec-2009)
    But younger children were twice as likely to get sick, study of households shows

  • Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script
    (24-Dec-2009)
    H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

  • Flu Vaccine for Seniors Approved
    (24-Dec-2009)
    A high-dose shot for people 65 and older

  • Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script
    (24-Dec-2009)
    H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

  • Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

  • Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

  • Swine Flu Hits Pregnant Women, Kids Hardest
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Two studies confirm the increased risk of the H1N1 flu in these two groups

  • As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear
    (22-Dec-2009)
    About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

  • As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear
    (22-Dec-2009)
    About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

  • Single Shot of H1N1 Vaccine May Be Enough for Kids
    (21-Dec-2009)
    But two doses still needed to ensure protection, experts say

  • Rabies Vaccine Protects Against Monkey Version of HIV
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Finding holds promise for HIV vaccine development

  • Swine Flu Wanes, But Future Uncertain
    (17-Dec-2009)
    The lull in the outbreak is a good time to get vaccinated, federal officials urge

  • Large Recall of Children's Swine Flu Vaccine
    (15-Dec-2009)
    About 800,000 doses have lower strength than needed for protection, CDC says

  • Swine Flu Infection Rates Continue to Fall
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Just 14 states reporting widespread H1N1 activity, down from 25 states last week, CDC says

  • Better Vaccine Planning Needed, Committee Finds
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Priorities include new vaccines, safety monitoring and improved federal coordination

  • Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC
    (10-Dec-2009)
    Children, young adults still bear the brunt of H1N1, with the most hospitalizations and deaths

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates Still Too Low
    (09-Dec-2009)
    More got their shot early, but numbers now same as last year, survey shows

  • Swine Flu Pandemic May Be Less Severe Than Expected
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Data indicates that, while serious, virus impact predicted to be mild

  • Swine Flu Can Batter Kids With Sickle Cell
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Children with the disease should be vaccinated along with other high-risk groups, researchers say

  • Chicken Pox Shot Protects Against Shingles, Too
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Vaccinated children less likely to get herpes zoster virus, study finds

  • Swine Flu Continues to Wane
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Whether the H1N1 virus will come back during winter isn't known, CDC says

  • Cervarix Proves Effective Against HPV for Over 6 Years
    (03-Dec-2009)
    Vaccine protected volunteers from virus linked to cervical cancer

  • A Good Year in the Fight Against AIDS
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Promising vaccine trial, better access to treatment worldwide provide reasons for hope

  • Swine Flu Waning, But Could Return
    (01-Dec-2009)
    CDC urges H1N1 vaccination because pandemic's course remains unpredictable

  • U.S. Swine Flu Cases Chart Sharp Decline
    (30-Nov-2009)
    But as pandemic seems to ebb, CDC notes a rise in child deaths linked to flu

  • Implantable Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (25-Nov-2009)
    In mice, disks placed under the skin kill tumor cells, study finds

  • Swine Flu Tied to Rise in Pneumonias Among Young
    (25-Nov-2009)
    On more positive note, CDC sees few signs of trouble with the H1N1 vaccine

  • One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

  • Swine Flu Declining in Some Parts of U.S.
    (20-Nov-2009)
    But, flu activity remains high and is expected to continue, CDC says

  • Another Swine Flu Vaccine Approved for Children
    (13-Nov-2009)
    CSL's shot now for ages 6 months and older

  • 22 Million Sickened by Swine Flu in 6 Months
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Revised estimation method gives clearer picture of pandemic, CDC says

  • Depressed and Pregnant? Flu Shot May Be Needed
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Symptoms of seasonal flu could be severe in this group of women, study finds

  • Swine Flu Virus Dominant Strain Worldwide: WHO
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Agency says pathogen continues to target younger adults, producing mild-to-moderate illness

  • New HPV Vaccine Might Stop Vulvar Cancer in its Tracks
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Working differently than Gardasil, Cervarix, it targets inside of virus, study shows

  • CDC Urges Patience As More Swine Flu Shots Arrive
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Total should near 42 million by week's end; more health-care workers getting vaccine

  • One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

  • Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner

  • Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner

  • Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Vaccinating expectant moms led to bigger, healthier infants, studies show

  • At Least 114 U.S. Kids Dead From Swine Flu
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Two-thirds had chronic health problems, CDC says

  • Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Passed Person-to-Person in U.S.
    (29-Oct-2009)
    Another study shows kids shed virus up to 13 days after fever starts

  • Almost 6 Million U.S. Cases of Swine Flu in First Few Months
    (29-Oct-2009)
    CDC says H1N1 may be tied to 21,000 hospitalizations during that time

  • 1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

  • More Swine Flu Vaccine Coming Soon
    (27-Oct-2009)
    22 million doses out now, and shortage should ease over coming weeks, CDC says

  • Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Action allows hospitals to better handle large numbers of patients as outbreak spreads

  • Sebelius: There Will Be Swine Flu Vaccine for All Who Want It
    (26-Oct-2009)
    But the HHS secretary admits that delays are limiting supplies so far

  • Production Problems Plague Delivery of Swine Flu Vaccine
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Despite significant shortfall, CDC says all Americans who want shot will be able to get one, eventually

  • HPV Vaccine No More Painful Than Other Shots
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Reports that injection sting is excessive disputed in U.S. study

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Goal of 40 million doses by end of October won't be met, CDC says

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Cutting Infection Rates Among Kids
    (22-Oct-2009)
    CDC report shows drop in U.S. incidence since vaccine was introduced in 2006

  • Worldwide Vaccine Availability Reaches All-Time High: Report
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Experts urge international community to continue to push for progress

  • Worldwide Vaccine Availability Reaches All-Time High: Report
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Experts urge international community to continue to push for progress

  • CDC Panel Says No to Routine Use of Gardasil for Boys
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Doctors are free to offer HPV shot to males but widespread vaccination not advised

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Approved for Children
    (20-Oct-2009)
    Fluarix sanctioned for kids aged 3 to 17

  • Full Results of AIDS Vaccine Trial Confirm Modest Benefit
    (20-Oct-2009)
    But the Thai trial also suggests shot's effects may wane with time

  • Swine Flu Still Strikes Younger People Hardest
    (20-Oct-2009)
    90 percent of deaths since Sept. 1 were among those under 65, CDC says

  • Mercury Levels Not Abnormal in Autistic Children
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Study finds no differences when compared to kids without disorder

  • Minnesota Pig Infected With H1N1 Flu
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Federal officials say there's no danger in eating pork products

  • 11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC
    (17-Oct-2009)
    And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

  • Tylenol May Weaken Effectiveness of Kids' Vaccines
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Giving analgesic to prevent fever at shot time could be counterproductive, researchers say

  • Tylenol May Weaken Effectiveness of Kids' Vaccines
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Giving analgesic to prevent fever at shot time could be counterproductive, researchers say

  • 11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC
    (16-Oct-2009)
    And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

  • Bad Reaction No Good Reason to Avoid Future Shots
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Experts urge doctors to investigate source of vaccine allergy

  • Fewer Genital Warts Thanks to HPV Vaccine Program
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Australia sees a drop in cases following free Gardasil shots, researchers say

  • Severe Swine Flu Could Lead to Blood Clots in Lungs: Study
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Researchers say CT scans may be needed to spot the risk

  • Many Americans Still Leery of Swine Flu Vaccine
    (13-Oct-2009)
    But experts say it's as safe as the shot for run-of-the-mill seasonal flu

  • Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy
    (13-Oct-2009)
    But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

  • Stop-Smoking Vaccine in the Works
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Researchers move closer to a shot for kicking nicotine addiction

  • 'No Flu Shots for My Kids'
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Some moms aren't convinced vaccines are necessary, safe or effective

  • Giving Gardasil to Boys Not Worth the Cost
    (09-Oct-2009)
    But other experts dispute finding, and say young men need protection from STDs

  • 76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

  • Shingles Raises Stroke Risk: Study
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Patients with the virus should be monitored for high blood pressure, expert says

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Lessen Swine Flu Impact
    (07-Oct-2009)
    But it won't fully protect people from the H1N1 virus, experts say

  • Sebelius Urges Americans to Get Swine Flu Vaccine
    (07-Oct-2009)
    HHS secretary says shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine, and children are vulnerable to the disease

  • Officials Stress Safety as Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives
    (06-Oct-2009)
    Shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine; no serious side effects reported, CDC says

  • Early H1N1 Vaccination Saves Lives, Cuts Costs: Study
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Projects that inoculating 40% of population in October, November would blunt pandemic

  • Cocaine Addiction Vaccine Shows Some Success
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Shot produced desired antibodies in some, but effects were fleeting, scientists say

  • Swine Flu Could Create Hospital Bed Shortage
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Report finds demand could exceed supply in 15 states

  • Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels

  • 28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

  • CDC Links Infections With Swine Flu Deaths
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Nearly a third of U.S. victims were also infected with pneumococcus or other bacteria, agency reports

  • Experimental AIDS Vaccine Delivers Good News
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Thai trial is first test in humans to show vaccine can work against HIV

  • One Shot May Someday Replace Six for Rabies
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Experimental vaccine offers hope for millions of people worldwide, researchers say

  • Injectable Vaccines More Effective for Adult Flu Than Nasal Sprays
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Results may be different in children and in H1N1 swine flu vaccines, researchers say

  • Flu Can Raise Chances of Heart Attack
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Vaccine reduces risk of deaths related to heart disease, study shows

  • 1 Swine Flu Shot Enough for Older Kids
    (21-Sep-2009)
    But children under 10 will need two doses, preliminary U.S. trial results show

  • Progress Made Toward Vaccine for Urinary Infections
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Tests on mice show success against E. coli, a common cause

  • Swine Flu Shots Safe for People With Weak Immune Systems: Experts
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Another study outlines risks of catching H1N1 from various routes

  • 1st Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine Set for Early October
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Initial vaccine will be a nasal spray, followed shortly by injectable one: CDC

  • More Teens Getting Needed Vaccines
    (17-Sep-2009)
    But overall rates are still too low, CDC report finds

  • Hepatitis B Vaccination Protects Against Liver Cancer
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Immunization program for newborns has lasting effects beyond childhood, researchers say

  • Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs
    (14-Sep-2009)
    But only people with weakened immune systems should worry, study says

  • Actress Helps Promote New Campaign for Meningitis Vaccine
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Rare, often deadly, infection tends to strike young adults, expert says

  • One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Offers Protection: Studies
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Findings could expand vaccine supply and speed immunity, experts say

  • Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine
    (11-Sep-2009)
    U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

  • FDA Panel Backs Giving HPV Vaccine Gardasil to Young Males
    (10-Sep-2009)
    The advisors also recommend approval of second HPV vaccine, Cervarix, to prevent cervical cancer

  • Swine Flu Shots May Come Too Late to Stem Fall Outbreak: Study
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Scientists' projections have infections peaking in mid-October, ahead of vaccine delivery

  • Get Your Vaccine for Seasonal Flu, Experts Urge
    (10-Sep-2009)
    The regular winter scourge poses a potential threat, just like swine flu

  • New Vaccine May Work Better Against Lung Disease
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Different formulation seems to thwart pneumonia in high-risk group with COPD, study finds

  • Discoveries Brighten Search for AIDS Vaccine
    (03-Sep-2009)
    Two antibodies appear effective against HIV subtypes worldwide, team says

  • Swine Flu Poses Risk to Kids With Neurological Conditions
    (03-Sep-2009)
    But U.S. officials say death rate seems no higher than with seasonal flu

  • Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall
    (02-Sep-2009)
    What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

  • Swine Flu on Campuses Boosts Call for Vaccinations
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Officials expect return of virus that first surfaced last spring

  • Swine Flu May Be Less Dangerous Than Predicted: Study
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Researchers challenge 'superbug theory' in animal tests using three flu strains

  • Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Ice Skater, Pushes Seasonal Flu Shots
    (28-Aug-2009)
    She reminds public there's more than swine flu circulating out there

  • Another Report Finds Swine Flu Targeting the Young
    (27-Aug-2009)
    But health experts emphasize that most infections are relatively benign

  • U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Compliance still high and stable, but more coverage needed among poor, report finds

  • Many Health-Care Workers May Shun Swine Flu Shot
    (26-Aug-2009)
    Hong Kong study finds some fear side effects, question benefits

  • HPV Vaccine Could Prevent Many Penile Cancers
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Nearly half of the tumors are caused by strains covered by the shot, study finds

  • Not Everyone Wants to Be Vaccinated Against Pandemic Flu
    (24-Aug-2009)
    But personal hygiene prevention methods are not enough, experts warn

  • Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work
    (22-Aug-2009)
    Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Delay Manageable, Experts Say
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Having 45 million doses by Oct. 15 will still be useful, they stress

  • School Kids, Parents Should Get Flu Vaccines First
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Study shows targeting 'super-spreaders' protects most vulnerable in end

  • New Hib Vaccine Granted Accelerated Approval
    (20-Aug-2009)
    To help remedy vaccine shortage

  • Patch 'Shots' May Someday Replace Injections
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Microneedles could deliver meds safely and painlessly, researchers say

  • 'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine Stems From Tobacco
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Benefits for fighting norovirus include cost, speed, report shows

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Seems Safe
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Fainting most common adverse event with Gardasil, study finds

  • Swine Flu May Not Be Any Deadlier This Fall: Experts
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Review of prior epidemics refutes theory that virus gets more severe

  • Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines

  • Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates
    (30-Jul-2009)
    CDC advisory panel outlines priorities for a fall flu shot rollout

  • Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say
    (29-Jul-2009)
    As CDC recommendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk

  • CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Officials hope vaccine will be available by fall or early winter

  • Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC
    (24-Jul-2009)
    Vaccine testing -- set to begin next week -- could lessen impact

  • U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October
    (23-Jul-2009)
    A slowdown in production is hampering efforts, but a nasal spray version might help

  • Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines
    (22-Jul-2009)
    More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows

  • Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny
    (21-Jul-2009)
    Experts confident that U.S. won't repeat problems seen in 1976 episode

  • FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Health experts still working on H1N1 swine flu vaccine, which should be ready by fall

  • New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Birth rate patterns, vaccination can greatly influence rotavirus' spread, CDC says

  • New Treatments for Alzheimer's on the Horizon
    (15-Jul-2009)
    Studies show Dimebon could improve cognition, vaccine might fight 'tangles' of disease

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected
    (13-Jul-2009)
    A fully tested shot may not be ready until year's end, WHO says

  • Vaccine May Someday Thwart Ear Infections
    (09-Jul-2009)
    Tested on animals, liquid would be administered externally

  • Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness
    (09-Jul-2009)
    U.S. taking steps to handle virus' anticipated return in the fall

  • New Evidence Supports HPV Vaccine
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Industry-funded study showed high levels of protection against human papillomavirus

  • Fewer Shots Could Still Protect Kids From Pneumonia
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Reduced-dose schedule for PCV-7 vaccine supported by study findings

  • Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note

  • Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal
    (25-Jun-2009)
    CDC says production shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; Hib can cause bacterial meningitis

  • U.S. Response to Swine Flu Called Good
    (05-Jun-2009)
    But report said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

  • Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response
    (04-Jun-2009)
    But it also said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Not Just for Teens
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Uninfected women aged 24 to 45 still may benefit from HPV vaccine, study finds

  • Experts Optimistic About Melanoma Vaccine
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Phase 3 study reports improved survival for those with advanced disease

  • Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough
    (26-May-2009)
    Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

  • Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough
    (26-May-2009)
    Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

  • Broad-Spectrum Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (26-May-2009)
    Tests in animals get good results against more types of HPV, study finds

  • Pediatric Ear Infection Vaccine Shows Promise
    (21-May-2009)
    Animal study shows droplets rubbed into skin prevented infections

  • Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots
    (19-May-2009)
    Link likely due to other health problems in children most recommended for vaccination, experts say

  • New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines
    (18-May-2009)
    Clinical trials using new strategies show promise for better protection against flu

  • Vaccine Shields Monkeys From Simian Form of HIV
    (18-May-2009)
    Scientists inject antibody-coding genes directly into muscles

  • New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines
    (18-May-2009)
    Clinical trials using new strategies show promise for better protection against flu

  • Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
    (15-May-2009)
    Mouse study shows CMV raises risk of hypertension, hardening of arteries

  • Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu
    (08-May-2009)
    CDC report shows 11 cases of similar strain since 2005

  • Swine Flu Likely to Return to U.S. Next Winter
    (06-May-2009)
    Experts can't predict whether it will be more virulent or not

  • Keeping Appointments Key to Keeping Vaccines on Track
    (05-May-2009)
    Children fall behind on shots when parents don't make it to the doctor

  • More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated
    (04-May-2009)
    The immunization gap between wealthier, poorer children is shrinking, study finds

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Still Months Away
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Search for correct formulation, egg-based production system are biggest challenges, experts say

  • Universal Flu Vaccine Shows Promise
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Researchers report low dose triggered immune response

  • Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus Risk
    (09-Apr-2009)
    But doctors differ on degree of peril, saying genetics likely a key player

  • New TB Vaccine Passes Safety Trial
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Experimental preparation was tested in people with latent infection

  • Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Study in mice reports a more powerful immune response than from an injection

  • Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Study in mice reports a more powerful immune response than from an injection

  • HPV Data May Aid Vaccine's Effectiveness
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Most cervical cancers arose from strains covered by the shot, study finds

  • Health Tip: Minor Reaction to Childhood Immunizations
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Here's how to ease minor discomfort

  • Japanese Researchers Develop New Smallpox Vaccine
    (10-Mar-2009)
    No serious side effects are found in latest test, study reports

  • Discovery May Boost Bird Flu Vaccine Potency
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Compound increases ability of 'killer T-cells' to get rid of infection, study says

  • Concerted Effort Needed to Fight Drug-Resistant Flu Strain
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Other medications could be effective, while flu shot is best bet, experts say

  • Resistance to Tamiflu Growing
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

  • Genetic Code of Common Cold Cracked
    (12-Feb-2009)
    99 rhinoviruses now sequenced, could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Court Says Vaccine Not the Cause of Autism
    (12-Feb-2009)
    Ruling, involving 3 families, seen as setback for parents who fear a link

  • Most Young, Black Females Are Not Getting HPV Vaccine
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Despite viewing shot as 'wise choice,' just 1 in 4 are protected, survey finds

  • RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Respiratory virus strikes healthy kids, and it affects more youngsters than flu, study finds

  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

  • Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

  • CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ
    (23-Jan-2009)
    5 cases, 1 fatal, in Minnesota could be linked to shortage of vaccine, officials say

  • Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Work Like a Charm
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Study finds it has led to a considerable reduction in infection rates

  • Lack of Sleep Linked to Common Cold
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Getting less than seven hours a night boosts your risk, study found

  • You're Never Too Old for a Flu Shot
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Death rates and complications plummet for immunized seniors, study found

  • Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug
    (09-Jan-2009)
    But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress

  • Europe Unlikely to Meet Measles Goals: Report
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Suboptimum vaccination rates cast doubt on ability to eliminate disease by 2010

  • Europe Unlikely to Meet Measles Goals: Report
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Suboptimum vaccination rates cast doubt on ability to eliminate disease by 2010

  • Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories
    (31-Dec-2008)
    But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

  • Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Survey finds overpayments to some countries where data doesn't match WHO reports

  • Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Survey finds overpayments to some countries where data doesn't match WHO reports

  • Immune System Works Better at Night
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Greater success fighting infection than during the day, study says

  • Half-Dose Flu Shot Works Well in Young Adults
    (08-Dec-2008)
    The finding could greatly expand the supply of the seasonal vaccine, experts say

  • Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Mosquito-borne disease kills nearly 1 million people, mostly African children, every year

  • Health Tip: Vaccinations for Adults
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Who should get them, and when

  • Special Immune Cells May Be Key to HIV Resistance
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Some people infected with the AIDS-causing virus don't get sick

  • Flu Shots Worthwhile for College Students
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Getting seasonal vaccine reduced illness rates, missed classes, study shows

  • Special Immune Cells May Be Key to HIV Resistance
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Some people infected with the AIDS-causing virus don't get sick

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Reactions such as hives called 'idiosyncratic,' study finds

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Reactions such as hives called 'idiosyncratic,' study finds

  • Worldwide Measles Deaths Drop Dramatically
    (04-Dec-2008)
    They plunged 74% from 2000 to 2007, report shows

  • Health Tip: Allergies to the Flu Shot
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Who may have a reaction and shouldn't get the vaccine

  • Health Tip: Be Sure to Get a Flu Shot
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Particularly if you're at higher risk

  • Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks
    (01-Dec-2008)
    The lesson from 2 failed trials: The science must be more vigorous, experts say

  • Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks
    (01-Dec-2008)
    The lesson from 2 failed trials: The science must be more vigorous, experts say

  • CDC Monitors Shortage of Hib Vaccine
    (20-Nov-2008)
    The shot protects against infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia in young children

  • Toxic Chemicals Blamed for Gulf War Illness
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Report also cites drug given to U.S. troops to protect them from nerve gas

  • HIV Vaccine Failure Still Brings Insights
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Researchers say lessons learned might one day lead to vaccine that works

  • Lymph Node Shots Tested for Grass Pollen Allergy
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Eight-week regimen better than 3 to 5 years of standard shots under skin, study finds

  • Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

  • Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots
    (04-Nov-2008)
    Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

  • Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says

  • Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says

  • Special Mouth Rinse Spots, Tracks Human Papillomavirus Infection
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Study may lead to better diagnosis and monitoring for head/neck cancers

  • When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better
    (28-Oct-2008)
    While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

  • High-Dose Flu Shot Benefits Elderly
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Heightened immune activity seen in people 65 and older, study says

  • Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital
    (26-Oct-2008)
    Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

  • Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital
    (26-Oct-2008)
    Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Called Safe
    (23-Oct-2008)
    CDC found no heightened risk of blood clots, other conditions with Gardasil

  • Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims
    (10-Oct-2008)
    CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

  • 25% of Teen Girls Vaccinated for HPV
    (09-Oct-2008)
    It's a good start for new vaccine, CDC says

  • New Vaccine May Help Type 1 Diabetics in Future
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Early study finds it appears to sustain insulin production in the newly diagnosed.

  • New Avian Flu Vaccine Strategy Proposed
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Advance shots protect those most exposed in possible pandemic, researchers suggest

  • New Vaccine May Help Type 1 Diabetics in Future
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Early study finds it appears to sustain insulin production in the newly diagnosed.

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Lowers Chances of Heart Attack
    (06-Oct-2008)
    50% reduction in risk seen 2 years later in Canadian study

  • Teens May Be Missing Out on Needed Vaccines
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Not getting preventive care biggest reason for immunization shortfall, study finds

  • Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

  • Study Questions Guidelines on Immunizations
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Researchers suggest needles used on kids are sometimes too long

  • Fewer Doses, Intramuscular Injection Cut Anthrax Shot Side Effects
    (30-Sep-2008)
    3 vaccinations just as effective as current 6 in forming antibodies, study finds

  • Link Between Vaccine and MS Unproven
    (30-Sep-2008)
    Majority of children vaccinated against hepatitis B not at risk for the condition, study says

  • Studies Ignite Hope for Long-Acting Allergy Vaccines
    (28-Sep-2008)
    New ragweed regimens would be more convenient and effective, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective: CDC
    (24-Sep-2008)
    And officials are urging more Americans than ever before to get a shot this season

  • Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby
    (17-Sep-2008)
    U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Blasts Some Tumors
    (15-Sep-2008)
    In animal studies, it eliminated aggressive growths

  • Most U.S. Kids Getting Recommended Vaccinations
    (04-Sep-2008)
    More than 77% are fully inoculated, federal officials say

  • Even Kids With Known Allergies Can Be Safely Vaccinated
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Experts develop sequence of instructions they say could help doctors evaluate risks

  • Study Dispels Link Between Autism and Measles Vaccine
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Parent advocate disagrees, noting that only one potential mechanism was studied

  • Most U.S. Kids Getting Recommended Vaccinations
    (04-Sep-2008)
    More than 77% are fully inoculated, federal officials say

  • HPV Vaccine Has Higher Allergic Reaction Rate
    (02-Sep-2008)
    But the overall risk for these events is still extremely low, experts note

  • Health Tip: When Your Baby Needs Shots
    (01-Sep-2008)
    Make the ordeal less painful

  • Vaccines Seek to Offer Cradle-to-Grave Protection
    (29-Aug-2008)
    While the shots still save young lives, advances look to protect older folks, too

  • Vaccines Seek to Offer Cradle-to-Grave Protection
    (29-Aug-2008)
    While the shots still save young lives, advances look to protect older folks, too

  • Study Questions Flu Shot's Mortality Protection for Elderly
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Canadian study found benefit to be statistically insignificant

  • After Fits and Starts, New Hope for Psoriasis Patients
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Doctors tout drugs called biologics during Psoriasis Awareness Month

  • Measles Cases Highest Since 1996
    (21-Aug-2008)
    Parents' philosophical, religious fear of vaccination leading to increase, CDC report says

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Worth the Cost: Study
    (20-Aug-2008)
    But authors admit the data is sketchy and the shot proves more expensive for older women

  • Immune Response May Hinder Stem Cell Treatments
    (18-Aug-2008)
    This unexpected reaction must be overcome to ensure therapeutic success, experts say

  • Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Immune 90 Years Later
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Finding could lead to new strategies for fighting future pandemics, researchers say

  • Chickenpox Protection: Get That Booster
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Immunity can fade after first injection, so second shot now recommended

  • FDA OKs Flu Vaccines for 2008-09 Season
    (05-Aug-2008)
    The hope is they will be a better match than last year's shots

  • Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas
    (04-Aug-2008)
    Patients with recurrent or metastatic disease had better-than-normal survival, study finds

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia
    (02-Aug-2008)
    Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

  • Advances Made Against Alzheimer's Disease
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Antihistamines, immune therapy among ideas that could lead to new treatments, experts say

  • Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Disappearance of H. pylori could leave kids more susceptible to the disease, study says

  • Brain Cancer Vaccine's Immune Response Key to Outcomes
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Tumor-altering shot, already in trials, lengthens survival, study finds

  • Kidney Cancer Vaccine Shows No Boost in Survival
    (03-Jul-2008)
    But early-stage patients may benefit from further study of vitespen, researchers say

  • Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch
    (01-Jul-2008)
    Research could pave the way for better treatments of certain malignancies

  • New Vaccine May Account for Less Severe Rotavirus Season
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Hospital, doctor visits down sharply in many places, CDC reports

  • Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising
    (26-Jun-2008)
    But research still to really pan out, expert warns

  • New Scheduler Helps Track Kids' Shots
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Computerized program tells them when to give vaccines after child misses appointment

  • Vaccine Stops Colon Cancer's Spread in Mice
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Experimental shot targets the gut's immune system

  • New 5-in-1 Vaccine May Reduce Number of Pediatric Shots
    (23-Jun-2008)
    By as many as one-third

  • Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows

  • Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma
    (18-Jun-2008)
    Doctors used man's own immune system cells to eliminate the disease

  • HPV Vaccine for Boys? It Just Might Happen
    (14-Jun-2008)
    The virus that causes cervical cancer also leads to throat cancer in males

  • New Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise
    (11-Jun-2008)
    Whole-virus version safe, effective and can be made quickly, researchers say

  • Dangerous Side Effect Found in Cancer Immunotherapy Research
    (03-Jun-2008)
    Lab experiment resulted in T-cells spreading beyond treatment area

  • Vaccine May Boost Survival of Brain Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2008)
    The tumors are similar to the type diagnosed in Sen. Edward Kennedy

  • States' Scorecard Finds Big Differences in Kids' Health Care
    (28-May-2008)
    Those that have the most access to insurance tend to have healthier children

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Trial
    (18-May-2008)
    Could help men with metastatic, recurring disease, researchers say

  • CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Those Over 60
    (15-May-2008)
    ZOSTAVAX could prevent two thirds of shingles cases, expert says

  • Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine
    (05-May-2008)
    Study shows only 49% intended to do so if child was aged 9 to 12

  • Measles Outbreak Rises to 64 Cases, Most Since 2001
    (01-May-2008)
    CDC says failure to be vaccinated is behind the worrisome trend

  • Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats

  • Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Toddlers Improperly Vaccinated
    (29-Apr-2008)
    They either miss shots or get them at the wrong time, CDC study finds

  • Dealing Cervical Cancer a Knockout Blow
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Doctors step up efforts to vaccinate young women against virus that causes the disease

  • Current Flu Season Worst in 4 Years
    (17-Apr-2008)
    Vaccine wasn't a good match for circulating viruses, CDC says

  • Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Knowing the source should lead to more effective vaccines, researchers say

  • New HPV Vaccine Promising in Mice
    (15-Apr-2008)
    It might cover all types of HPV and be given as a nasal spray, researchers say

  • Experimental Cancer Vaccines Show Promise
    (15-Apr-2008)
    They target malignancies of the cervix, prostate and breast, among others

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease
    (14-Apr-2008)
    It reduced mortality among women with HER2 malignancies, study shows

  • Boston Trial to Test New HIV/AIDS Vaccine
    (11-Apr-2008)
    Its ability to trigger an immune response where none existed is key to research

  • Few Countries on Track to Curb Maternal, Child Mortality Rates
    (11-Apr-2008)
    Global initiative stymied by shortage of money, human resources, analysis concludes

  • Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Study says high vaccination rates kept 2006 episode under control

  • Rotarix Approved to Treat Rotavirus in Children
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Germ causes gastroenteritis

  • FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine
    (04-Apr-2008)
    It's designed to ward off gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in children

  • Eating Less May Hinder Immune System
    (03-Apr-2008)
    Study with deer mice found reducing food intake 30% decreased infection-fighting cells

  • U.S. Health Officials Back Off Preference for New MMRV Vaccine
    (13-Mar-2008)
    CDC reports more seizures seen in toddlers given combined shot; experts stress real risk is still low

  • Gulf War Illness Strongly Linked to Chemical Exposure
    (10-Mar-2008)
    Review found vets with the syndrome were more exposed to particular compounds

  • Vaccine Could One Day Control High Blood Pressure
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Preliminary study results encouraging; it would only be needed a few times a year

  • Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep
    (06-Mar-2008)
    California team's discovery may lead to a vaccine that wards off infections

  • Vaccine Protects Monkeys from Ebola, Marburg Viruses
    (27-Feb-2008)
    The shots do not rely on whole, live strains, the US team notes

  • CDC Panel Urges Extending Flu Vaccine Coverage for Kids
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Children up to 18 years of age would be encouraged to get inoculated

  • FDA Panel OKs 3 New Flu Strains for Next Year's Vaccine
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Officials hope to target versions current shot misses, but fall production may be delayed

  • Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Vaccine plus antibody therapy also produced milder side effects, study finds

  • Daily Stress May Raise Women's Risk of Cervical Cancer
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Researchers find chronic worry impairs immune response to cancer-causing virus

  • Flu Widespread in U.S., but Vaccine Is Poor Match
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Even though shot misses 2 strains found, health officials still recommend inoculation

  • Tattooing Best Way to Deliver DNA Vaccines
    (07-Feb-2008)
    Showed stronger antibody, cellular responses than intramuscular injection, study says

  • Another Study Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism
    (05-Feb-2008)
    British researchers say their review is the largest of its kind

  • Sugar Water Eases Pain of Infant Vaccinations
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Study found it lowered pain scores by more than 78%

  • Experimental Vaccine Halts Prostate Cancer in Mice
    (01-Feb-2008)
    Human trials may start in two years, California researcher says

  • Mercury in Childhood Vaccines Excreted Quickly
    (31-Jan-2008)
    Doesn't have time to build to dangerous levels in body, possibly cause autism, new research contends

  • Breast-Feeding Protected Mice From Asthma
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Mothers conferred immunity to allergen; not known if findings apply to humans

  • Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Mouse study shows promise for human protection in future

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Trial
    (24-Jan-2008)
    First test in country where disease is endemic produced strong results

  • Too Few U.S. Adults Getting Needed Vaccinations
    (23-Jan-2008)
    And many aren't aware of all the vaccines available to them, officials say

  • Too Few U.S. Adults Getting Needed Vaccinations
    (23-Jan-2008)
    And many aren't aware of all the vaccines available to them, officials say

  • Vaccines for Ovarian and Breast Cancer in Early Trials
    (12-Jan-2008)
    Activating body's immune system should fight tumors, researchers say

  • Vaccines for Ovarian and Breast Cancer in Early Trials
    (12-Jan-2008)
    Activating body's immune system should fight tumors, researchers say

  • Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines
    (12-Jan-2008)
    Goal is to make it easier for parents to protect their children, CDC says

  • New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Menveo not available in US yet, British researchers note

  • Study Casts Doubt on Vaccine-Autism Link
    (07-Jan-2008)
    Research adds to growing body of evidence thats finds no connection between the two

  • Parents Should Postpone Child Vaccine Booster: CDC
    (20-Dec-2007)
    Recall of 1.2 million doses of the standard Hib shot means shortage could last a year, experts say

  • Common Infant Vaccine Recalled
    (13-Dec-2007)
    Hib shot shields against meningitis, pneumonia, but experts say recall shouldn't be health threat

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier
    (07-Dec-2007)
    New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, CDC study finds

  • No Link Between Hepatitis B Shot, MS: Study
    (03-Dec-2007)
    New research may help resolve ongoing debate

  • Many Vaccine Booster Shots Unnecessary: Study
    (07-Nov-2007)
    For some infections, immunization lasts much longer than previously assumed

  • Many Vaccine Booster Shots Unnecessary: Study
    (07-Nov-2007)
    For some infections, immunization lasts much longer than previously assumed

  • Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise
    (06-Nov-2007)
    A series of shots might protect for a lifetime, researchers say

  • AIDS Stopped in Haiti Before U.S.
    (30-Oct-2007)
    New research tracks the spread of HIV from Africa to America

  • Meningitis Shot Available, Effective Year-Round
    (25-Oct-2007)
    If your kids missed back-to-school crush, they can still get the lifesaving vaccine, experts say

  • U.S. Advisers OK Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for Young Children
    (24-Oct-2007)
    FluMist should help kids intimidated by needles, experts say

  • Health Tip: Scared of Shots?
    (22-Oct-2007)
    Help your child get through vaccinations

  • Meningitis Vaccine Gets Expanded Approval
    (22-Oct-2007)
    Age range for Menactra now includes children 2 to 10

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise
    (18-Oct-2007)
    It cut African infants' infection risk by 65%, researchers say

  • U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Health Care
    (10-Oct-2007)
    Report finds youngsters worse off than adults; biggest gaps found in preventive care

  • Flu Vaccine Does Protect Older People
    (03-Oct-2007)
    It cuts rates of hospitalizations and deaths, study finds

  • Better Lupus Treatments on the Horizon
    (28-Sep-2007)
    New technologies are giving patients reason for hope, experts say

  • FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine
    (28-Sep-2007)
    That should ensure adequate supply for coming influenza season, officials say

  • Kids' Vaccine Ingredient Not Likely Linked to Neurological Problems
    (26-Sep-2007)
    CDC study finds no clear association between thimerosal, mental woes

  • Study Questions Flu Shot's Value for Older People
    (25-Sep-2007)
    Most trials don't even include people over 70, researchers note

  • More Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Vaccine supplies are plentiful this year, but inoculation rates are low, officials say

  • More Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Vaccine supplies are plentiful this year, but inoculation rates are low, officials say

  • Child's Flu Shot Helps Whole Family
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Vaccinating half of kids under 5 would prevent 650,000 hospital visits, U.S. study finds

  • Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations
    (31-Aug-2007)
    'Working poor' families at risk of disease outbreaks, experts warn

  • Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations
    (31-Aug-2007)
    'Working poor' families at risk of disease outbreaks, experts warn

  • Nasal Anthrax Vaccine Proves Effective in Animal Study
    (31-Aug-2007)
    Though not ready for humans, it offered immunity for at least 6 months

  • U.S. Teens Fall Short on Vaccine Coverage
    (30-Aug-2007)
    But most younger children are getting their needed shots, federal surveys find

  • U.S. Teens Fall Short on Vaccine Coverage
    (30-Aug-2007)
    But most younger children are getting their needed shots, federal surveys find

  • Vaccine Stops Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'
    (21-Aug-2007)
    In mouse study, it prevented buildup of dangerous tau protein

  • New Strategy Stretches Bird Flu Vaccine
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Researchers say more people could be protected in possible pandemic

  • Three-Quarters of States Near Vaccine Goals for Kindergarteners
    (16-Aug-2007)
    They include shots for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and chicken pox, among others

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccines Won't Fight Existing HPV Infection
    (14-Aug-2007)
    Study bolsters recommendation that shot be given before onset of sexual activity

  • Experimental MS Vaccine Proves Safe in Early Test
    (13-Aug-2007)
    It could lead to individualized treatments for other autoimmune diseases, researchers say

  • Many Kids With Private Insurance Missing Vaccinations
    (07-Aug-2007)
    Plans may not cover a particular shot or its administration, study finds

  • CDC's 'Preteen Vaccine' Campaign Aimed at Parents
    (01-Aug-2007)
    It explains what shots are needed for 11- and 12-year-olds

  • Pack Health Into Your Summer Holiday
    (14-Jul-2007)
    A few expert tips can help bring peace of mind

  • CDC Panel Recommends Meningitis Vaccine for All Teens
    (28-Jun-2007)
    New guideline includes children from 11 through 18 years of age

  • Genes Raise Post-Vaccination Fever Risk
    (22-Jun-2007)
    Findings apply to the smallpox shot, and perhaps other vaccines, too

  • Veterinarians Could Be First to Get Bird Flu
    (18-Jun-2007)
    They should be high on the list for any effective vaccine, experts say

  • Add Meningitis Shot to Summer Camp To-Do List
    (11-Jun-2007)
    The potentially lethal disease can strike youngsters, experts warn

  • Flu Shot Kick-Starts Fetal Immune System
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Findings back theory that neonatal system can respond to environmental exposures

  • Study Links Inflammation to Heart Disease
    (05-Jun-2007)
    British researchers focused on autoantibody rheumatic factor

  • Experts Debate Giving HPV Vaccine to Boys
    (18-May-2007)
    Spread of the virus linked to cervical cancer can harm them, too

  • Gardasil Guards Against Vaginal, Vulval Cancers
    (18-May-2007)
    Researchers found cervical cancer vaccine reduced risk of lesions by 49%

  • Studies Support Cervical Cancer Vaccine's Effectiveness in Young Girls
    (09-May-2007)
    And another trial pinpoints HPV as prime cause of throat cancer

  • Higher White Blood Cell Count May Boost Death Risk
    (04-May-2007)
    45-year study shows a link, especially with heart disease

  • Vitamin A May Boost Vaccine Effectiveness in Kids
    (25-Apr-2007)
    This could greatly benefit children in developing world, researchers say

  • Pneumococcal Strains Not Covered by Vaccine on the Rise
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Vaccine is still effective, but may need to include new strains, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (17-Apr-2007)
    It spurred immune system to kill tumors in mice, researchers say

  • U.S. Approves 1st Bird Flu Vaccine
    (17-Apr-2007)
    Called an 'interim' measure, it was effective about half the time in trials

  • Cancer Vaccines Are Proving Their Mettle
    (17-Apr-2007)
    Shots for pancreas, head-and-neck and cervical tumors appear effective, studies find

  • Scientists Frustrated in Search for Genital Herpes Vaccine
    (13-Apr-2007)
    Better funding could help defeat the virus, which infects 1 in 5 Americans

  • Plants Produce Protein to Fight Smallpox
    (11-Apr-2007)
    Research with mice could one day offer alternative to today's risky vaccine

  • Flu Vaccine Grown in Insect Cells Called a Promising Alternative
    (10-Apr-2007)
    Early trial finds the approach produced safe and effective inoculations, study says

  • T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

  • Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

  • Immune System 'Killer' T-Cells May Not Be Key to Asthma
    (04-Apr-2007)
    New study contradicts previous research, experts say

  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Helps Prevent Kids' Ear Infections
    (02-Apr-2007)
    Study finds rates of repeated ear infections

  • FDA Panel Backs Prostate Cancer Vaccine
    (29-Mar-2007)
    Studies show it extends life of patients with metastatic disease by several months

  • Chickenpox Vaccine Booster Shot a Good Idea
    (14-Mar-2007)
    Protection fades after first immunization, study shows

  • Chickenpox Vaccine Booster Shot a Good Idea
    (14-Mar-2007)
    Protection fades after first immunization, study shows

  • Flu Shot Cuts Kids' Infection Risk in Half
    (06-Mar-2007)
    CDC study findings back government guidelines on who should get the shots.

  • Hepatitis E Vaccine Called Highly Effective
    (01-Mar-2007)
    The virus is typically found in undeveloped countries with poor sanitation

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Women Carries Cervical Cancer Virus
    (27-Feb-2007)
    CDC numbers reinforce need for early vaccination against HPV, experts say

  • U.S. Advisers Endorse Bird Flu Vaccine
    (27-Feb-2007)
    While it has limited effectiveness, it's better than nothing, FDA told

  • Protein Finding Bolsters AIDS Vaccine Hopes
    (14-Feb-2007)
    It's a viral 'site of vulnerability' that doesn't mutate, scientists say

  • Protein Finding Bolsters AIDS Vaccine Hopes
    (14-Feb-2007)
    It's a viral 'site of vulnerability' that doesn't mutate, scientists say

  • Workouts Add Muscle to the Flu Shot
    (03-Feb-2007)
    Arm exercises beforehand boost immune responses to the vaccine, study shows

  • A Little Sun Might Shield Against Skin Cancer
    (29-Jan-2007)
    In moderation, it may mobilize disease-fighting vitamin D, scientists say

  • Skin Patch May Boost Alzheimer Vaccine Safety
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Dangerous reaction soured scientists on injectable version, but patch offers new hope

  • Girls Should Receive Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Experts
    (19-Jan-2007)
    New American Cancer Society guidelines echo those of other groups

  • States Report Progress in Combating Cervical Cancer
    (16-Jan-2007)
    But racial and economic disparities remain, survey finds

  • Scientists Explore Virus-Prostate Cancer Link
    (16-Jan-2007)
    If proven, research could lead to a vaccine, experts say

  • Refrigerated Version of Inhaled Flu Vaccine Approved
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Makes it easier to keep FluMist in schools and pharmacies

  • Research May Lead to Better Flu Vaccines
    (03-Jan-2007)
    New database helps scientists match vaccine to immune response

  • Many at High Risk Don't Get Flu Shot
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Getting the word out to vulnerable groups is key, survey finds

  • A Year of Major Advances in Cancer Cited
    (09-Dec-2006)
    But government funding cuts threaten continued research progress, oncologists report

  • Restricting Calories Boosts the Immune System
    (08-Dec-2006)
    And that may be a key to a longer life, study with monkeys suggests

  • NSAID Use May Hinder Vaccine Effectiveness
    (07-Dec-2006)
    Study finds production of antibodies compromised, especially in elderly

  • Colon Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (27-Nov-2006)
    Scientist used an antibody from a cancer-resilient patient

  • Outbreaks Show Bird Flu Virus Is Changing
    (22-Nov-2006)
    But its potential for human-to-human spread remains unclear

  • Smoking, High HPV Levels Could Spell Cervical Cancer
    (17-Nov-2006)
    Study finds two factors boost risk of precancerous lesions

  • Flu Drug Tamiflu May Cause Odd Behavior in Children
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Meanwhile, CDC calls flu vaccine plentiful, despite some delays in shipments

  • Vaccine-Resistant Bird Flu Spreading in Asia
    (30-Oct-2006)
    New virus evades current poultry immunization measures, experts warn

  • Study Questions Value of Flu Shots
    (26-Oct-2006)
    But many health experts say the vaccine is the best protection against infection

  • Study Questions Value of Flu Shots
    (26-Oct-2006)
    But many health experts say the vaccine is the best protection against infection

  • U.S. Panel Backs Shingles Vaccine
    (25-Oct-2006)
    People 60 and older would be inoculated against blistering skin disease

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Babies and Toddlers
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Study confirms shot protects against influenza without side effects

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Babies and Toddlers
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Study confirms shot protects against influenza without side effects

  • U.S. Flu Vaccine Supply Called Plentiful
    (18-Oct-2006)
    Any delays in shipments should be resolved by end of November, CDC says

  • Combo Human-Bird Antibody May Ward Off Avian Flu
    (13-Oct-2006)
    But success in mice doesn't guarantee it will protect people, experts say

  • Whooping Cough Making a Comeback in U.S.
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Studies urge booster shots for teens and adults, more careful exams by doctors

  • As Parents Nix Vaccine, Childhood Whooping Cough Increases
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Incidence highest in states with loosest exemption policies, study finds

  • Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Younger patients with more severe disease face highest odds, study finds

  • As Parents Nix Vaccine, Childhood Whooping Cough Increases
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Incidence highest in states with loosest exemption policies, study finds

  • Health Tip: Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Some people are at higher risk

  • All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

  • Vaccine May Ease Ragweed Allergies
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Early study looks promising, showing at least two years of protection

  • All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

  • Your Best Shot at Fighting the Flu
    (27-Sep-2006)
    Annual vaccine is a smart insurance policy against influenza, experts say

  • Your Best Shot at Fighting the Flu
    (27-Sep-2006)
    Annual vaccine is a smart insurance policy against influenza, experts say

  • Vaccine Combo May Land Infants in ER: Study
    (21-Sep-2006)
    Five-shot mix poses fever risk to one in 100 babies, researchers find

  • Studies Reveal Slow Progress on Global Child Deaths
    (18-Sep-2006)
    Lack of funds means vulnerable countries are falling behind, experts say

  • More Kids of All Races Getting Their Shots
    (14-Sep-2006)
    Three-fourths of U.S. children have received 6 key vaccines, CDC says

  • Low-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Effective
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Chinese team reports success with new formulation

  • Low-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Effective
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Chinese team reports success with new formulation

  • Vaccine Breakthroughs
    (27-Aug-2006)
    New inoculations protect against diseases ranging from whooping cough to cervical cancer

  • Vaccine Breakthroughs
    (27-Aug-2006)
    New inoculations protect against diseases ranging from whooping cough to cervical cancer

  • Many U.S. Kids Not Getting Timely Vaccinations
    (18-Aug-2006)
    Delay leaves children open to many preventable diseases, experts say

  • Botched Drug Test Stirs Ethical Concerns
    (14-Aug-2006)
    Highlights need to improve safety measures for clinical trials, researchers say

  • Immune Cell Insights Could Fight Arthritis, Lupus
    (11-Aug-2006)
    Researchers pinpoint birthplace of regulatory T cells

  • Obesity Vaccine Looks Promising
    (31-Jul-2006)
    Researchers say rats lost 20% to 30% of their body weight while eating normally

  • Far More Children Afflicted With Flu
    (06-Jul-2006)
    But doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in young patients, study finds

  • Far More Children Afflicted With Flu
    (06-Jul-2006)
    But doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in young patients, study finds

  • Enzyme May Aid People With Celiac Disease
    (30-Jun-2006)
    If successful, it could free patients from gluten-free diets, study says

  • U.S. Panel Endorses Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Girls
    (29-Jun-2006)
    11- and 12-year-olds would be routinely inoculated against virus that causes the disease

  • Stem Cell Receptors May Fight Autoimmune Diseases
    (27-Jun-2006)
    Finding could lead to new treatments for lupus and leukemias, study says

  • Scientists ID Genetic Cause of HIV Virulence
    (15-Jun-2006)
    Loss of one function of one gene makes the difference, study says

  • Flu Season Was Milder Than Usual
    (15-Jun-2006)
    But certain strains of germs showed resistance to antiviral drugs, report notes

  • Gene-Based Vaccines May Fight Alzheimer's
    (12-Jun-2006)
    They slowed brain plaque build-up in mice, but success in humans will be real test, experts say

  • Taming a Childhood Scourge
    (09-Jun-2006)
    New vaccine highly effective against rotavirus, experts say

  • FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (08-Jun-2006)
    Experts hail immunization as breakthrough for women worldwide

  • Scientists Find Way to Speed Up HIV Vaccine Research
    (08-Jun-2006)
    Early immune-cell response should predict shot's effectiveness, researchers say

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Also Protects Against Vaginal Cancers
    (05-Jun-2006)
    Researchers at ASCO report that Gardasil was almost totally effective against pre-cancerous lesions

  • FDA Approves Shingles Vaccine
    (26-May-2006)
    It's recommended for those 60 years of age and older

  • High-Dose Vaccine May Help Elderly Beat Seasonal Flu
    (24-May-2006)
    A bigger dose produced more antibodies and was safe, research found

  • Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
    (23-May-2006)
    Scientists have overcome major hurdle, but treatments could still be decades away

  • Combo Vaccines Developed Against Bird Flu
    (22-May-2006)
    Inoculating poultry should limit threat of human pandemic, studies suggest

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gets FDA Panel's OK
    (18-May-2006)
    Advisory committee recommends agency approve Gardasil

  • Experts Argue Over Allocation of Bird Flu Vaccine
    (11-May-2006)
    Government puts elderly high on list, but others would choose young adults

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child For Her Shots
    (03-May-2006)
    Try to keep her calm

  • Cell Therapy Might Boost Babies' Immune Response
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Stimulating a specific receptor may give newborns added defenses, study finds

  • Computers Predict Bird Flu Pandemic's Course
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Quarantining the sick will be key to limiting outbreak, study shows

  • Vaccine Could Fight Deadly Marburg Virus
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Researchers report success in monkeys against this potential bioterror agent

  • Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise
    (25-Apr-2006)
    It may extend survival for those with glioblastoma multiforme

  • Scientists Optimistic About West Nile Vaccine
    (21-Apr-2006)
    It triggered strong immune responses in early clinical trial

  • Drug-Vaccine Combo Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
    (20-Apr-2006)
    Results are promising but human studies are needed, researchers say

  • Midwest Mumps Outbreak Continues to Spread
    (19-Apr-2006)
    More than 1,000 cases reported in 8 states, and more are expected, officials say

  • Lower-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Study Begins
    (11-Apr-2006)
    Four U.S. centers will test the new formulation

  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Protects Newborns
    (11-Apr-2006)
    Immunizing older kids helps shield non-vaccinated infants, study shows

  • Epstein-Barr Virus Could Boost Multiple Sclerosis Risk
    (10-Apr-2006)
    A vaccine against the virus might also help prevent MS, experts say

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gives Long-Term Protection
    (06-Apr-2006)
    Nearly 5 years later, it still shields women from tumor-causing virus, researchers say

  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Reduces Serious Infections in Kids
    (05-Apr-2006)
    Slight rise seen in some infections caused by strains not in vaccine, study finds

  • Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine Falls Short
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Just over half of volunteers appeared immunized, researchers report

  • Marital Status, Bereavement Influence Flu Shot's Effectiveness in Elderly
    (20-Mar-2006)
    State of mind affects antibody response, study suggests

  • Immune System Cells May Be Cause of Asthma
    (15-Mar-2006)
    New finding could spur development of better treatments, researchers say

  • Vaccine Reduces Ear Infections, Czech Researchers Say
    (03-Mar-2006)
    But more proof is needed that the inoculation works, a U.S. expert adds

  • New Strategy Speeds Flu Vaccine Production
    (16-Feb-2006)
    Cell-based approach means shots could be made in weeks, not months

  • Vaccine Approved to Protect Children From Rotavirus
    (13-Feb-2006)
    Prevents leading cause of diarrhea in kids

  • Intimate Kissing Boosts Meningitis Risk in Teens
    (10-Feb-2006)
    Study says vaccination can prevent the potentially fatal disease

  • Researchers Report Big Gains Against Cervical Cancer
    (04-Feb-2006)
    Death rates are down, and an experimental vaccine holds great promise

  • U.S. Scientists Create Bird Flu Vaccine That Thwarts Deadly Strain
    (01-Feb-2006)
    Genetically engineered vaccine protected mice against the H5N1 virus

  • Melanoma Vaccine for Dogs May Aid Humans
    (31-Jan-2006)
    About 40% of animals respond to experimental treatment, researchers say

  • Pilot Test of Ricin Vaccine Successful
    (30-Jan-2006)
    Vaccine may protect people from a bioterror attack

  • Health Tip: For Some, Pneumonia Vaccine Essential
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Those over 65 should get it with flu inoculation, government recommends

  • Two Vaccines Fight Severe Childhood Diarrhea
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Rotavirus protection fills a public health gap, experts say

  • New Pertussis Policy Announced
    (28-Dec-2005)
    American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends vaccine for adolescents

  • Aggressive Immune Response Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients
    (21-Dec-2005)
    The discovery may lead to more effective treatments, researchers say

  • U.S. Health Gains Starting to Slow: Study
    (16-Dec-2005)
    Rates of early death, prenatal care, smoking stable in recent years; obesity way up

  • 153 Child Deaths Linked to Flu During 2003-2004 Season
    (14-Dec-2005)
    Many were previously healthy; most were under 6 months old, CDC report finds

  • Are U.S. Health Experts Inflating Flu Statistics?
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Journal article claims they are, but CDC expert denies the charge

  • FluMist Found Safe in Latest Study
    (06-Dec-2005)
    Two years after intranasal vaccine's introduction to market, new evidence backs its use in healthy people

  • Cancer Group Lists Top Treatment Advances for 2005
    (02-Dec-2005)
    Inroads against breast, lung and stomach tumors, plus two cervical cancer vaccines

  • Genes Could Point to Lupus Severity
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Right now there's no good way of assessing who's most at risk, experts say

  • cine Improves Survival
    (15-Nov-2005)
    Longer follow-up, larger study needed, researchers say

  • U.N. Leader Outlines Bird Flu Fight Strategy
    (03-Nov-2005)
    Stockpiling won't be sufficient, Annan says in laying out seven-point plan

  • Nicotine Vaccine Shows Early Promise
    (02-Nov-2005)
    Study found NicVAX helped 38% stay away from smoking for 30 days

  • Bush Unveils Bird Flu Strategy
    (01-Nov-2005)
    A key would be $1.2 billion for enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans

  • New Approach Could Speed Creation of Flu Vaccines
    (31-Oct-2005)
    But more research into reverse genetics is needed before widespread use, experts say

  • Children's Pneumonia Vaccine Helps Prevent Disease in Adults
    (25-Oct-2005)
    Rates of serious illness dropped by almost one-third, study finds

  • Seasonal Flu Is the Real and Present Danger
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Despite concern about avian flu, it poses little risk to humans so far, officials say

  • Flu Shots in Short Supply, So Far
    (20-Oct-2005)
    But U.S. health officials insist there will soon be enough to meet demand

  • Interferon-Linked Protein Key to HIV Vaccine
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Research yields new targets for preventing infection, researchers say

  • Hep B Booster Shot Unnecessary: Study
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Body's immune system still vigilant 10 years after vaccination

  • Kids' Whooping Cough Shot Also Works in Adults
    (12-Oct-2005)
    More older individuals should get immunized, experts advise

  • Avian Flu Vaccine Offers Hope Coupled With Questions
    (11-Oct-2005)
    It seems effective, but immunity requires 2 shots and longer time to take effect, researchers say

  • Chemotherapy Boosts Cancer Vaccine's Punch
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Combo worked in mice, but human trials are a long way off, experts say

  • Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (06-Oct-2005)
    Trial results indicate it is 100 percent effective in preventing disease

  • Immune Drug May Prevent Fetal Infection
    (29-Sep-2005)
    Hyperimmune globulin cut rate of mom-to-child transmission of cytomegalovirus

  • Boosting Immune Response Could Fight Cancer
    (23-Sep-2005)
    An HIV therapy might also improve vaccination effectiveness, experts say

  • Universal Flu Shots Urged
    (22-Sep-2005)
    City, county health officials also warn that U.S. is ill-prepared for pandemic

  • Novel Test May Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
    (21-Sep-2005)
    It appears to surpass PSA exam, study finds

  • Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Other Illnesses
    (18-Sep-2005)
    Patients had higher rates of MS, asthma, arthritis and psoriasis, studies found

  • Test Could Help Treat Hearing Loss
    (16-Sep-2005)
    Screen under development spots those with autoimmune-linked trouble

  • FDA Approves 4-in-1 Childhood Vaccine
    (06-Sep-2005)
    It protects against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox in one shot

  • Is a Longevity Vaccine on the Way?
    (25-Aug-2005)
    Mouse studies using a hormone raise the possibility, a researcher suggests

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Immune Dysfunction
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Material called RNA plays key role in the body's defenses, researchers say

  • New for Back to School: Meningitis, Whooping Cough Vaccines
    (18-Aug-2005)
    They offer stronger protection against two worrisome diseases, experts say

  • New for Back to School: Meningitis, Whooping Cough Vaccines
    (18-Aug-2005)
    They offer stronger protection against two worrisome diseases, experts say

  • Countries Should Stock up on Anti-Flu Agent
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Zanamivir better than oseltamivir in event of epidemic, researcher says

  • Nasal Vaccine Might Slow Alzheimer's
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Mouse study showed 73 percent reduction in damaging amyloid plaques

  • Childhood Vaccinations Don't Up Infection Risk
    (09-Aug-2005)
    Compared with exposure to other harmful agents, vaccines only a drop in the bucket

  • Childhood Vaccinations Don't Up Infection Risk
    (09-Aug-2005)
    Compared with exposure to other harmful agents, vaccines only a drop in the bucket

  • Avian Flu Vaccine Not Coming to Your Local Pharmacy
    (09-Aug-2005)
    Top U.S. health official says successful human trials don't translate to immediate use

  • New Meningitis Vaccine Offers Greater Protection
    (08-Aug-2005)
    Part of effort to protect more children, teens from deadly disease

  • Combo Therapy Stalls Return of Prostate Cancer
    (08-Aug-2005)
    Vaccine, hormone treatment seems to delay recurrence, study finds

  • Deadly Bacteria Times Its Attack
    (28-Jul-2005)
    Research shows post-surgery infection strikes when immune system is weakest

  • Childhood Vaccination Rates Hit Record High
    (26-Jul-2005)
    But many adults aren't getting recommended inoculations, federal officials say

  • Childhood Vaccination Rates Hit Record High
    (26-Jul-2005)
    But many adults aren't getting recommended inoculations, federal officials say

  • Vaccination Tames Hepatitis A Infection
    (12-Jul-2005)
    U.S., Israeli studies find inoculating children lowers incidence in entire population

  • Researchers Take 1st Step Toward Broad Strep B Vaccine
    (30-JUN-2005)
    Four-protein combination used to combat the bacteria that threatens newborns

  • A Puzzling Disease With No Known Cure
    (28-JUN-2005)
    Scleroderma's symptoms can range from hardened skin to damaged internal organs

  • Expanding Current Vaccine Programs Proposed
    (22-JUN-2005)
    The government should be the sole distributor of vaccines, one expert argues

  • Novel Therapies Fight Alzheimer's on Multiple Fronts
    (20-JUN-2005)
    Insulin, immune system and even calisthenics offer hope, experts say

  • Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Shows Promise
    (15-JUN-2005)
    But experts caution that success in mice may not translate to humans

  • Plant Vaccine Targets SARS
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Cheap and easy to give, the vaccine could prevent another outbreak

  • Immune System Offers New Alzheimer's Target
    (10-JUN-2005)
    A specific dysfunction may encourage the disease, study finds

  • Peanut Allergy Testing, Without the Nuts
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Skin- and blood-based tests are safer and just as accurate, study finds

  • Adult Whooping Cough Vaccine Approved
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Boosts older shots that may have worn off

  • Available Drug Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Ontak boosts body's defense against tumor's return

  • Cancer Drug Also Fights Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Immune-targeted rituximab shows good results in two trials

  • Eye Allergies Can Spur Corneal Transplant Failure
    (02-JUN-2005)
    But study also suggests new means of stopping transplant rejection

  • New Pertussis Vaccine Effective in Teens, Adults
    (02-JUN-2005)
    All should be vaccinated, researchers say

  • Science Fighting Cancer On Multiple Fronts
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Drugs that cut tumor's blood supply are outshining vaccines -- for now

  • Shingles Vaccine Has Successful Trial
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Should be made available to seniors now, expert says

  • Workplace Solvent Linked to Immune System Disorders
    (30-MAY-2005)
    Trichloroethylene is used widely to clean metal machinery

  • Immune Drug May Fight Crohn's Disease
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Its success points to a new mechanism driving the illness

  • U.S. Surgeon General Offers Toddler Health Tips
    (21-MAY-2005)
    Monitoring, teaching and praising kids can keep them safe and feeling loved

  • Nicotine Vaccine Shows Promise
    (15-MAY-2005)
    Swiss company reports some smokers developed antibodies, smoked less

  • MMR Vaccine Doesn't Up Risk of Crohn's Disease
    (12-MAY-2005)
    No link between childhood shot and intestinal inflammation, study finds

  • Insulin Identified as Trigger for Type 1 Diabetes
    (11-MAY-2005)
    Next step: vaccine trials against this autoimmune disease

  • Vaccine Industry Needs Shot in the Arm
    (10-MAY-2005)
    Reports find questions about supply, cost and availability

  • Vaccine Industry Needs Shot in the Arm
    (10-MAY-2005)
    Reports find questions about supply, cost and availability

  • Alzheimer's Vaccine Research Back On Track
    (09-MAY-2005)
    Memory test improvements suggest the therapy may have a future

  • 'Freshman Blues' Can Depress Immune System
    (06-MAY-2005)
    Flu shots were less effective in lonely first-year college students

  • Blood Samples Reveal Abnormalities in Autistic Children
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Findings might lead to tests for earlier diagnoses, researchers say

  • Design of HIV Vaccines May Have Been Faulty
    (28-APR-2005)
    Immune systems attacked antibodies, study claims

  • Health Tip: After Immunizing Your Child
    (25-APR-2005)
    How to give comfort at home

  • Turning Fearsome Viruses Into Cancer Foes
    (20-APR-2005)
    Scientists are using herpes, measles bugs to destroy malignant cells

  • Antibody Promising Against Variety of Cancers
    (18-APR-2005)
    Good results in animal studies could prompt clinical trials

  • Actor James Garner Heads Up New Lupus Campaign
    (16-APR-2005)
    Rockford Files star's daughter afflicted with the disease

  • Experimental Dual Childhood Vaccine Disappoints
    (12-APR-2005)
    But finding doesn't apply to combination shots now in use, experts say

  • Experimental Dual Childhood Vaccine Disappoints
    (12-APR-2005)
    But finding doesn't apply to combination shots now in use, experts say

  • Polio Vaccine: It Tamed a Scourge, Transformed Medicine
    (12-APR-2005)
    50 years ago, officials announced the success of the breakthrough shot

  • Another HPV Vaccine Passes Test
    (06-APR-2005)
    Small trial shows infection rate reduced by 90 percent

  • Surgical Infection Rates Lower in Elderly
    (01-APR-2005)
    Mystery remains as to why rates decline after age 65

  • World's Children Dying From Common, Treatable Infections
    (24-MAR-2005)
    Prevention and care could slash child deaths by two-thirds, expert says

  • Human Tests of Avian Flu Vaccine to Begin in U.S.
    (24-MAR-2005)
    d have early results within seven months

  • Health Tip: Cerebral Palsy
    (23-MAR-2005)
    Can it be prevented?

  • Innovative Methods Could Stop Anthrax
    (22-MAR-2005)
    Disinfectant-soaked clothing and antibodies grown in plants may fight infection

  • Rubella No Longer a Threat in the U.S.
    (21-MAR-2005)
    Federal health officials say vaccination has virtually eradicated German measles

  • Many U.S. Children Don't Get Vaccinated on Time
    (08-MAR-2005)
    Even brief delays put them at risk of disease, study finds

  • Many U.S. Children Don't Get Vaccinated on Time
    (08-MAR-2005)
    Even brief delays put them at risk of disease, study finds

  • New Vaccine Against Meningitis on the Way
    (08-MAR-2005)
    Health officials also announce broader recommendations for which youngsters should get it

  • Osteoporosis Linked to Celiac Disease
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Special diet reversed bone loss, study finds

  • Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (04-MAR-2005)
    Method of attack could be used against other tumors, researchers say

  • Report: Smallpox Vaccination Program Fell Short
    (03-MAR-2005)
    CDC lost the public's confidence, review finds

  • No Evidence Flu Vaccine Works For Toddlers
    (24-FEB-2005)
    More science needed on practice of vaccinating those under 2, report says

  • New Vaccine Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Trial shows immune therapy offers hope to men whose disease has spread

  • New Vaccine Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Trial shows immune therapy offers hope to men whose disease has spread

  • Researchers Pursue Seemingly Rare HIV Strain
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Tests should shed light on mysterious infection of New York City man

  • Genetically Modified Potato Carries Hep B Vaccine
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Discovery an alternative to inconvenient injections in developing world, study says

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Shield Seniors as Much as Thought
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Study finds mortality rates flat since 80s, despite increased vaccination

  • Flu Shots for Kids Would Protect Many Adults
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Children transmit the virus more readily than any other group of individuals

  • Flu Shots for Kids Would Protect Many Adults
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Children transmit the virus more readily than any other group of individuals

  • New Strategy Stops Smallpox in Its Tracks
    (02-FEB-2005)
    Drug may stymie virus replication once it's inside cells

  • Chickenpox Vaccine Saving Lives
    (02-FEB-2005)
    Deaths down since program began in 1995, CDC reports

  • Smallpox Vaccine Risky for Some
    (28-JAN-2005)
    People with skin conditions, immune disorders susceptible

  • U.S. Moves to Expand Flu Vaccine Supply
    (27-JAN-2005)
    Officials also endorse local efforts to offer shots to all if surplus exists

  • Siblings May Protect Against MS
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Exposure to little brothers, sisters might cut chances of developing the disease, study finds

  • Study: Avian Flu Was Transmitted Between Humans
    (24-JAN-2005)
    Mother and daughter died in Thailand incident involving diseased chickens

  • New Hope for HIV Treatment
    (21-JAN-2005)
    Artificial HIV gene may help in development of protective vaccine

  • Melanoma Vaccine Triggers T-Cells to Attack Tumors
    (17-JAN-2005)
    New research offers insights into ways immune system fights the disease

  • Melanoma Vaccine Triggers T-Cells to Attack Tumors
    (17-JAN-2005)
    New research offers insights into ways immune system fights the disease

  • Flu Vaccine Shortage Is Now a Surplus
    (17-JAN-2005)
    States starting to lift restrictions on who can get a shot

  • Intestinal Immune Cell Network Discovered
    (13-JAN-2005)
    Could lead to new vaccines, treatments for disease, researchers say

  • Flu Season a Mild One... So Far
    (07-JAN-2005)
    Experts caution the worst may be yet to come

  • No Link Found Between Vaccines and Autism
    (06-JAN-2005)
    Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence for connection to environmental causes, either

  • Virus Infecting Dogs Hardier Than Thought
    (28-DEC-2004)
    Owners urged to get pets vaccinated against parvo

  • Loosening of Flu Shot Restrictions Urged
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Government panel seeks wider immunizations in areas with enough vaccine

  • U.S. Meeting Demand For Flu Shots... So Far
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Mild start to season, lack of demand easing potential problems, officials say

  • U.S. Meeting Demand For Flu Shots... So Far
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Mild start to season, lack of demand easing potential problems, officials say

  • Drugs Better Than Shots for Anthrax, Study Finds
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Mass immunization found to be less effective in outbreak

  • U.S. Launching Human Trial of SARS Vaccine
    (14-DEC-2004)
    DNA-based vaccine has several advantages, experts say

  • U.S. Launching Human Trial of SARS Vaccine
    (14-DEC-2004)
    DNA-based vaccine has several advantages, experts say

  • Inflammation Sends SOS to Body Defenses
    (10-DEC-2004)
    Researchers find the brain summons stem cells for help

  • Certain Immune Genes Key in Fighting HIV
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Scientists discover one that evolves quickly to battle virus

  • U.S. Imports 1.2 Million More Flu Shots
    (07-DEC-2004)
    German-made vaccine procured under investigational drug application

  • Gel Eases Pain for Babies Getting Shots
    (06-DEC-2004)
    Anesthetic applied just before jab isn't available in U.S.

  • Scientists Grow Virus Tied to Food Poisoning
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Goal is to develop a potential vaccine

  • Experts: Vaccinate Adolescents Against Whooping Cough
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Immunizing teens could protect babies against the lethal infection

  • Ready-Made Drugs May Halt AIDS-Related Infection
    (18-NOV-2004)
    Generic antipsychotics block virus, finds study

  • Scientists Unlocking Lymphoma's Secrets
    (17-NOV-2004)
    Follicular lymphoma is a killer, but findings offer new hope

  • Faster Allergy Immunotherapy Proves Effective
    (15-NOV-2004)
    New method deemed safe and increases compliance among patients

  • Vaccine Stops Food Allergy in Dogs
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Study provides hope for human sufferers

  • Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Targets 2 strains of human papillomavirus

  • Strides Made in Male Contraceptive Vaccine
    (11-NOV-2004)
    Anti-sperm shots make monkeys temporarily infertile

  • Trial Drug Looks Promising for Crohn's
    (10-NOV-2004)
    Genetically engineered antibody eases symptoms

  • Flu Shot Decisions to Be Made Locally
    (09-NOV-2004)
    More vaccine being shipped to states, federal officials say

  • U.S. to Stockpile New Anthrax Vaccine
    (04-NOV-2004)
    Plans are to have enough to inoculate 25 million people

  • New Method Could Stretch Flu Vaccine Supply
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Won't work for elderly and for this season, though

  • New Method Could Stretch Flu Vaccine Supply
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Won't work for elderly and for this season, though

  • Annual Flu Shot a Lifesaver for the Elderly
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Consecutive vaccines have cumulative effect, study finds

  • Annual Flu Shot a Lifesaver for the Elderly
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Consecutive vaccines have cumulative effect, study finds

  • U.S. Eyes 5 Million Imported Flu Shots
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Additional foreign vaccines would bring total to 66 million amid shortage

  • Virulent Parasite Yields Genetic Secrets
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Cryptosporidium decoding could prevent illness, bioterrorism

  • One Million More Doses of FluMist On The Way
    (21-OCT-2004)
    Government says total vaccine supply now at 61 million doses

  • U.S. Secures Another 2.6 Million Flu Vaccines
    (19-OCT-2004)
    Still leaves the nation well short of needed doses

  • U.S. Secures Another 2.6 Million Flu Vaccines
    (19-OCT-2004)
    Still leaves the nation well short of needed doses

  • U.S. Says No More Flu Vaccine
    (15-OCT-2004)
    Supplies from Chiron factory in England can't be salvaged, health officials say

  • Malaria Vaccine Success Hailed as Breakthrough
    (15-OCT-2004)
    Could save lives of millions of children in developing world

  • U.S. Says No More Flu Vaccine
    (15-OCT-2004)
    Supplies from Chiron factory in England can't be salvaged, health officials say

  • Flu Shots Will Be Earmarked for Neediest
    (12-OCT-2004)
    CDC says it will allocate vaccine yet to be shipped

  • FDA Denies Knowing Extent of Flu Vaccine Production Problems
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Top official says agency didn't realize British plant would be shut

  • Flu Shots Scarce Even for Most Vulnerable
    (07-OCT-2004)
    Only 55 million doses for 95 million people at risk

  • Flu Shot Shortage: What Can You Do?
    (06-OCT-2004)
    CDC says most vulnerable should go to front of line; dilution proposed

  • Sudden Flu Shot Shortage Stuns U.S.
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Supplier halted; talk moves to rationing remaining doses

  • Flu Shots in Separate Seasons Still Protect Toddlers
    (03-OCT-2004)
    Study finds one in spring, another in fall easier than two a month apart in fall

  • Shots Urged as Flu Rates Rise
    (23-SEP-2004)
    Experts say it's especially true for the most vulnerable

  • Shots Urged as Flu Rates Rise
    (23-SEP-2004)
    Experts say it's especially true for the most vulnerable

  • Study: Terrorism Response Plans May Fail
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Finds they don't consider public attitudes, fears

  • Flu Hospitalizations on the Rise
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Aging population and more virulent strains to blame, study finds

  • Ground Zero Workers File Billion-Dollar Health Lawsuit
    (13-SEP-2004)
    Suit blames Twin Towers' owners for exposure to allegedly toxic conditions

  • Hepatitis Shot Tied to MS, Study Suggests
    (13-SEP-2004)
    Vaccine's association could be statistical fluke, expert says

  • Routine Flu Shots for Toddlers Feasible
    (08-SEP-2004)
    Doctors surveyed said those aged 12 to 35 months could be vaccinated

  • Chicken Pox Vaccine Exceeds Expectations
    (07-SEP-2004)
    Hospitalizations, costs, adult illness down since debut a decade ago

  • Diluted Smallpox Vaccine Found Effective
    (07-SEP-2004)
    Current U.S. stockpile can be expanded if needed, study finds

  • Health Tip: Vaccines Aren't Just for Kids
    (31-AUG-2004)
    Especially if you travel

  • Needle-Free Anthrax Vaccine in the Works
    (30-AUG-2004)
    Nose may provide better avenue for delivering protection

  • Needle-Free Anthrax Vaccine in the Works
    (30-AUG-2004)
    Nose may provide better avenue for delivering protection

  • Contamination Will Delay Some Flu Shots
    (27-AUG-2004)
    CDC expects half of doses to be a month late

  • Croup Vaccine Safe in Early Study
    (26-AUG-2004)
    It's administered nasally to make it easier on infants

  • If It's Back to School, It's Also Vaccine Time
    (20-AUG-2004)
    Experts say the shots are a crucial weapon against disease

  • If It's Back to School, It's Also Vaccine Time
    (20-AUG-2004)
    Experts say the shots are a crucial weapon against disease

  • With School Ahead, Get Shots Behind You
    (12-AUG-2004)
    Parents urged to get their kids up-to-date on immunizations

  • Last Year's Flu Shot Imperfect But Effective
    (12-AUG-2004)
    CDC finds it gave more protection than experts had thought

  • With School Ahead, Get Shots Behind You
    (12-AUG-2004)
    Parents urged to get their kids up-to-date on immunizations

  • Chicken Pox Vaccine Curbs Severity, Contagiousness of Disease
    (10-AUG-2004)
    Kids who get it anyway experience much milder version

  • Strep Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (10-AUG-2004)
    Confers immunity without serious side effects

  • Strep Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (10-AUG-2004)
    Confers immunity without serious side effects

  • New Allergy Vaccine Shows Promise
    (09-AUG-2004)
    Genetically modified pollen does the trick for sufferers

  • Therapy Could Treat Early Alzheimer's
    (04-AUG-2004)
    Antibodies kill off plaques and tangles in brains of mice

  • U.S. Getting Point About Vaccinating Kids
    (29-JUL-2004)
    CDC reports record-high childhood immunization rates

  • Synthetic Meningitis Vaccine Created
    (22-JUL-2004)
    More study needs to prove it improves on current version

  • Discovery May Lead to Lupus Treatments
    (15-JUL-2004)
    Plucking out protein prevented the disease in mice

  • Immunization Rate for Toddlers Needs Booster
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Study sees lack of enforcement among preschoolers