Immunization News

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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

11/3/2010
Many Higher-Income Parents Forgoing Kids' Vaccinations: Report

More outbreaks feared as immunization rates for children in commercial health plans plummet

11/2/2010
Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold

Each bout of aerobic actvity revs up the immune system, study authors suggest

10/18/2010
H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis

Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

10/7/2010
Small Bump Seen in Seasonal Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak

Analysis shows only 5.5% increase in vaccinated kids in 2009-2010 over 2008-2009 season

10/5/2010
Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth

Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

9/27/2010
Celiac Disease Seems to Be on the Rise, Mainly in Elderly: Study

Blood markers for the disease rose from 1 in every 501 individuals in 1974 to 1 in 219 by 1989

9/22/2010
Novel Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Early Promise

Trial patients given oral medication showed improvement in six months; experts caution more testing needed

9/8/2010
Kids on HIV Drug Cocktail May Need Revaccination

Immunity to childhood diseases can wane more quickly than in children without the virus, researchers say

9/8/2010
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers

AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

9/3/2010
Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away

Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

9/3/2010
Unvaccinated Teen's Life Forever Changed

Mother says trauma could have been avoided if vaccine had been available

8/30/2010
Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines

Kids between 6 months and 9 years may need a double dose, depending on vaccine history

8/18/2010
Trial Therapy Improves Melanoma Survival

While gain was small, it marks notable advance against this deadly disease, researchers say

7/14/2010
Rare Blood Vessel Disease Could Have New Treatment Option

Rituximab could be first new therapy in 40 years against specific forms of vasculitis, researchers say

7/9/2010
Researchers Point to Possible Scleroderma-Cancer Link

In some patients, the 2 diseases can arise together, experts note

7/1/2010
Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study

U.S. urges vaccination for children 12-23 months

6/7/2010
Novel Drug Combats Advanced Melanoma

First in its class, ipilimumab showed 68% increase in survival, researchers report

6/4/2010
A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers

It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

5/24/2010
No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations

Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health