Immunization News

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1/8/2016
Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter

FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

12/23/2015
New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research

But new antibody was only helpful for those who hadn't received HIV therapy yet

12/18/2015
Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine

PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

12/15/2015
Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

11/12/2015
California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas

But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

10/19/2015
It's Time for Your Flu Shot

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

10/15/2015
Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC

Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

9/18/2015
Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

9/17/2015
This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

9/10/2015
Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study

Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

9/8/2015
Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

8/31/2015
Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study

Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

8/26/2015
Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds

Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

8/24/2015
Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine

They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

7/30/2015
Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

7/27/2015
New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

7/13/2015
Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys

Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

7/9/2015
Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

7/7/2015
More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

6/25/2015
Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

6/24/2015
Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo

Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months

6/12/2015
Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

6/10/2015
1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study

Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

6/3/2015
Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas

California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

5/13/2015
HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

5/7/2015
Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

4/17/2015
Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

4/15/2015
Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study

Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

3/5/2015
Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case

High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

3/4/2015
Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

2/23/2015
Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates

Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

2/3/2015
Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine

Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

2/3/2015
Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

1/28/2015
Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

1/23/2015
Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

1/7/2015
Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe

Research included more than a half-million vaccine doses in 1- or 2-year-olds

1/7/2015
Psoriasis Costs Americans Up to $135 Billion Annually, Study Finds

Much of the expense is for indirect effects, such as time lost from work, experts say

12/18/2014
Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

12/15/2014
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

12/11/2014
Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response

Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

12/4/2014
California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

11/6/2014
Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

8/30/2014
Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems

NASA studies suggest a heightened risk for illness or allergy for crew members

7/11/2014
Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity

Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says

7/1/2014
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

6/25/2014
Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

6/17/2014
Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants

Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

5/7/2014
Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?

Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

5/5/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study

Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

4/24/2014
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out