Immunization News

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3/13/2013
Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness

When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

3/4/2013
Many Allergic to Fire Ant's Sting Don't Get Preventive Shots

Insect is endemic throughout the Southeast, researchers note, and can spur severe reaction

2/27/2013
Leukemia Patients Get Treatment Boost From Donors' Immune Cells

Small, early study may have found a way to help marrow transplants work without immune troubles

2/6/2013
Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine

Current vaccine is still best protection against the disease, experts say

2/6/2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors

But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

1/28/2013
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations

U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

1/21/2013
Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-Vaccinated

This puts them at much higher risk for preventable illnesses such as whooping cough, chickenpox

1/17/2013
Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors

Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

1/15/2013
Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids

This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

1/14/2013
Thigh Is Safer Vaccination Site Than Arm for Toddlers, Study Finds

Children under 3 who received DTaP injection in leg muscle were less likely to need treatment for reaction

12/19/2012
States Lagging in Emergency Preparedness: Report

Budget cuts, complacency threaten gains in U.S. readiness, public health experts warn

12/14/2012
Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study

Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

11/16/2012
'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows

Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

10/26/2012
Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season

No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

10/19/2012
A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance

General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

10/1/2012
Researchers Tackle Age-Related Decline in Immune Response

Blocking single harmful protein might work, early lab study suggests

9/26/2012
Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth

But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

8/29/2012
Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

8/23/2012
Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC

But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

8/22/2012
New Immune-Deficiency Illness Emerging in East Asia

Researchers say the syndrome mimics the weakened state of HIV infection, but cause remains unclear

8/20/2012
Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

8/14/2012
Flu Season's Vaccine Approved

Two of three strains weren't in last season's vaccine

8/3/2012
CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu

No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

8/1/2012
Poor Sleep Hampers Vaccine Effectiveness: Study

Adults who slept less than six hours nightly weren't adequately protected from virus

7/31/2012
Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List

Dorm living puts them at higher risk for potentially deadly infection, expert says

7/18/2012
'Exposure Therapy' May Be Option for Kids' Egg, Milk Allergies

Small studies found some children could tolerate food 'triggers' with gradual, medically supervised treatment

7/10/2012
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study

Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

6/4/2012
Novel Drugs Show Early Promise Against Several Cancers

Immune system therapies tested on advanced melanoma, kidney or lung tumors; side effects seen

4/2/2012
Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work

Treatment aimed at stopping recurrence does trigger immune response, but true significance unknown

2/21/2012
Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine

Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

2/21/2012
Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies

Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

2/7/2012
New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants: Study

If licensed, it would protect babies from a strain of bacterium that can cause serious disease

1/24/2012
Common Household Chemicals Might Harm Kids' Immunity

Study found lower response to vaccines in those with higher levels of PFCs in their blood

1/24/2012
How Did Generation X Respond to the H1N1 'Swine' Flu Epidemic?

Young adults did 'reasonably well,' report concludes, although most avoided flu shot

1/20/2012
Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkeys

Research is part of U.S. military's anti-bioterrorism efforts

12/5/2011
Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now

Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

11/30/2011
Infant Vaccines May Work Better If Given in Afternoon

Babies slept more soundly when they had their shots after 1:30 p.m., researchers say

11/28/2011
Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines

Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

9/19/2011
U.S. Flu Shot Policy Shields More Kids Than Canada's Program, Study Finds

Fewer preschoolers getting flu after U.S. government called for vaccination of 2 to 4-year-olds

9/16/2011
Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Adults need protection from array of diseases beyond the flu, experts say

9/16/2011
Fear Proves Prime Motivator for Vaccinations

Former health official says H1N1 scare shows what pushes people to get needed shots

9/15/2011
Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC

Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

9/14/2011
Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine

Expectant mothers are more vulnerable to the dangerous effects of flu infection, experts warn

8/25/2011
Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu

Genetic data reveals differences in people's immune system reaction and response to virus

8/18/2011
Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds

Both work well, but nasal spray produces broadest immune response in youngsters, research shows

6/28/2011
Certain Cancer Drugs Don't Interfere With Flu Vaccine: Study

The drugs, sunitinib and sorafenib, are used for several types of cancers, including kidney

5/19/2011
Black Americans With Lupus Have Better Response to Flu Vaccine

Those with weak reaction more likely to have disease flares after vaccination, researchers say

4/12/2011
Extended HPV Vaccine Schedule Seems Effective

Dosing options may help reduce cervical cancer rates in developing countries, study suggests

4/12/2011
Clues to Why Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Humira Fails Some Patients

Nearly a third develop an immune reaction to the drug that thwarts its effectiveness, study finds

1/5/2011
Vaccine Protects Mice From Cocaine's Effects, Study Finds

Injection might one day help humans who are addicted to drugs, researcher suggests