Immunization News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/19/2010
Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot

Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

5/18/2010
A Mother's Love Overcomes Poverty's Effect on Health

Caring moms seem to boost child's immune response throughout life, study finds

5/17/2010
Men, Women May Respond Differently to Vaccines

Frequency, severity of adverse effects vary between genders, researcher says

5/13/2010
Sugar Before Shots Helps Infants Cope

Fewer tears are shed when babies get sweet solution before injections, review finds

4/27/2010
Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids

Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says

4/23/2010
LeAnn Rimes Brings Battle With Psoriasis to Center Stage

Diagnosed at age 2, the singer is teaming with health groups to bolster patient support

4/5/2010
Vaccines-By-Patch Good News for Needle-Phobic

New technique may offer painless alternative, researchers say

2/18/2010
Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women

Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

2/6/2010
Spectators Need to Prepare for Olympic Games, Too

Health experts urge travelers to take steps to prevent illness

1/29/2010
Immune System 'Memory' Gets a Boost in Mouse Study

Enhanced vaccines could offer better protection in future, researcher says

1/26/2010
Shot Protects Against Chickenpox After Exposure

Vaccination within 5 days prevents or lessens illness in those at risk, study finds

1/22/2010
Llama Research Aids Defense Against Potential Bioweapon

Antibodies from the animals used to detect botulism neurotoxins, study finds

1/18/2010
Immune Response Better With Skin Scratch Vaccination

'Scarification' offered greater protection than injection in study

1/11/2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Lowers Flu Shot Effectiveness

But patients should still get vaccinated, researchers say

1/11/2010
Health Tip: When Baby Gets a Shot

Suggestions to make vaccination less painful

1/4/2010
Health Tip: Getting a Nasal Vaccine for Flu

Some should consult a doctor first

12/24/2009
Flu Vaccine for Seniors Approved

A high-dose shot for people 65 and older

12/24/2009
Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script

H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

12/23/2009
Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled

Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

12/22/2009
As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear

About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

11/13/2009
Another Swine Flu Vaccine Approved for Children

CSL's shot now for ages 6 months and older

10/30/2009
Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More

Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner

10/21/2009
Worldwide Vaccine Availability Reaches All-Time High: Report

Experts urge international community to continue to push for progress

10/20/2009
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Approved for Children

Fluarix sanctioned for kids aged 3 to 17

10/16/2009
Tylenol May Weaken Effectiveness of Kids' Vaccines

Giving analgesic to prevent fever at shot time could be counterproductive, researchers say

9/14/2009
Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs

But only people with weakened immune systems should worry, study says

5/26/2009
Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

5/18/2009
New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines

Clinical trials using new strategies show promise for better protection against flu

4/9/2009
Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus Risk

But doctors differ on degree of peril, saying genetics likely a key player

3/25/2009
Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor

Study in mice reports a more powerful immune response than from an injection

3/13/2009
Health Tip: Minor Reaction to Childhood Immunizations

Here's how to ease minor discomfort