Immunization News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/20/2006
Marital Status, Bereavement Influence Flu Shot's Effectiveness in Elderly

State of mind affects antibody response, study suggests

3/15/2006
Immune System Cells May Be Cause of Asthma

New finding could spur development of better treatments, researchers say

2/13/2006
Vaccine Approved to Protect Children From Rotavirus

Prevents leading cause of diarrhea in kids

12/21/2005
Aggressive Immune Response Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients

The discovery may lead to more effective treatments, researchers say

12/9/2005
Are U.S. Health Experts Inflating Flu Statistics?

Journal article claims they are, but CDC expert denies the charge

11/16/2005
Genes Could Point to Lupus Severity

Right now there's no good way of assessing who's most at risk, experts say

10/31/2005
New Approach Could Speed Creation of Flu Vaccines

But more research into reverse genetics is needed before widespread use, experts say

10/14/2005
Interferon-Linked Protein Key to HIV Vaccine

Research yields new targets for preventing infection, researchers say

10/14/2005
Hep B Booster Shot Unnecessary: Study

Body's immune system still vigilant 10 years after vaccination

10/12/2005
Kids' Whooping Cough Shot Also Works in Adults

More older individuals should get immunized, experts advise

9/29/2005
Immune Drug May Prevent Fetal Infection

Hyperimmune globulin cut rate of mom-to-child transmission of cytomegalovirus

9/23/2005
Boosting Immune Response Could Fight Cancer

An HIV therapy might also improve vaccination effectiveness, experts say

9/21/2005
Novel Test May Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

It appears to surpass PSA exam, study finds

9/18/2005
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Other Illnesses

Patients had higher rates of MS, asthma, arthritis and psoriasis, studies found

9/16/2005
Test Could Help Treat Hearing Loss

Screen under development spots those with autoimmune-linked trouble

8/24/2005
Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Immune Dysfunction

Material called RNA plays key role in the body's defenses, researchers say

8/18/2005
New for Back to School: Meningitis, Whooping Cough Vaccines

They offer stronger protection against two worrisome diseases, experts say

8/9/2005
Childhood Vaccinations Don't Up Infection Risk

Compared with exposure to other harmful agents, vaccines only a drop in the bucket

7/28/2005
Deadly Bacteria Times Its Attack

Research shows post-surgery infection strikes when immune system is weakest

7/26/2005
Childhood Vaccination Rates Hit Record High

But many adults aren't getting recommended inoculations, federal officials say

6/28/2005
A Puzzling Disease With No Known Cure

Scleroderma's symptoms can range from hardened skin to damaged internal organs

6/20/2005
Novel Therapies Fight Alzheimer's on Multiple Fronts

Insulin, immune system and even calisthenics offer hope, experts say

6/15/2005
Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Shows Promise

But experts caution that success in mice may not translate to humans

6/10/2005
Adult Whooping Cough Vaccine Approved

Boosts older shots that may have worn off

6/10/2005
Peanut Allergy Testing, Without the Nuts

Skin- and blood-based tests are safer and just as accurate, study finds

6/10/2005
Immune System Offers New Alzheimer's Target

A specific dysfunction may encourage the disease, study finds

6/9/2005
Available Drug Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Ontak boosts body's defense against tumor's return

6/9/2005
Cancer Drug Also Fights Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Immune-targeted rituximab shows good results in two trials

6/2/2005
Eye Allergies Can Spur Corneal Transplant Failure

But study also suggests new means of stopping transplant rejection

6/1/2005
Science Fighting Cancer On Multiple Fronts

Drugs that cut tumor's blood supply are outshining vaccines -- for now

5/30/2005
Workplace Solvent Linked to Immune System Disorders

Trichloroethylene is used widely to clean metal machinery

5/25/2005
Immune Drug May Fight Crohn's Disease

Its success points to a new mechanism driving the illness

5/21/2005
U.S. Surgeon General Offers Toddler Health Tips

Monitoring, teaching and praising kids can keep them safe and feeling loved

5/10/2005
Vaccine Industry Needs Shot in the Arm

Reports find questions about supply, cost and availability

5/9/2005
Alzheimer's Vaccine Research Back On Track

Memory test improvements suggest the therapy may have a future

5/6/2005
'Freshman Blues' Can Depress Immune System

Flu shots were less effective in lonely first-year college students

5/5/2005
Blood Samples Reveal Abnormalities in Autistic Children

Findings might lead to tests for earlier diagnoses, researchers say

4/25/2005
Health Tip: After Immunizing Your Child

How to give comfort at home

4/20/2005
Turning Fearsome Viruses Into Cancer Foes

Scientists are using herpes, measles bugs to destroy malignant cells

4/18/2005
Antibody Promising Against Variety of Cancers

Good results in animal studies could prompt clinical trials

4/16/2005
Actor James Garner Heads Up New Lupus Campaign

Rockford Files star's daughter afflicted with the disease

4/12/2005
Experimental Dual Childhood Vaccine Disappoints

But finding doesn't apply to combination shots now in use, experts say

4/1/2005
Surgical Infection Rates Lower in Elderly

Mystery remains as to why rates decline after age 65

3/24/2005
World's Children Dying From Common, Treatable Infections

Prevention and care could slash child deaths by two-thirds, expert says

3/23/2005
Health Tip: Cerebral Palsy

Can it be prevented?

3/22/2005
Innovative Methods Could Stop Anthrax

Disinfectant-soaked clothing and antibodies grown in plants may fight infection

3/8/2005
Many U.S. Children Don't Get Vaccinated on Time

Even brief delays put them at risk of disease, study finds

3/7/2005
Osteoporosis Linked to Celiac Disease

Special diet reversed bone loss, study finds

3/4/2005
Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Method of attack could be used against other tumors, researchers say

3/3/2005
Report: Smallpox Vaccination Program Fell Short

CDC lost the public's confidence, review finds