Immunization News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/14/2007
Chickenpox Vaccine Booster Shot a Good Idea

Protection fades after first immunization, study shows

3/6/2007
Flu Shot Cuts Kids' Infection Risk in Half

CDC study findings back government guidelines on who should get the shots.

2/14/2007
Protein Finding Bolsters AIDS Vaccine Hopes

It's a viral 'site of vulnerability' that doesn't mutate, scientists say

1/29/2007
A Little Sun Might Shield Against Skin Cancer

In moderation, it may mobilize disease-fighting vitamin D, scientists say

1/11/2007
Refrigerated Version of Inhaled Flu Vaccine Approved

Makes it easier to keep FluMist in schools and pharmacies

1/3/2007
Research May Lead to Better Flu Vaccines

New database helps scientists match vaccine to immune response

12/8/2006
Restricting Calories Boosts the Immune System

And that may be a key to a longer life, study with monkeys suggests

10/26/2006
Study Questions Value of Flu Shots

But many health experts say the vaccine is the best protection against infection

10/24/2006
Flu Vaccine Safe for Babies and Toddlers

Study confirms shot protects against influenza without side effects

10/10/2006
As Parents Nix Vaccine, Childhood Whooping Cough Increases

Incidence highest in states with loosest exemption policies, study finds

10/10/2006
Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Younger patients with more severe disease face highest odds, study finds

10/5/2006
Health Tip: Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

Some people are at higher risk

9/27/2006
Your Best Shot at Fighting the Flu

Annual vaccine is a smart insurance policy against influenza, experts say

9/6/2006
Low-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Effective

Chinese team reports success with new formulation

8/27/2006
Vaccine Breakthroughs

New inoculations protect against diseases ranging from whooping cough to cervical cancer

8/18/2006
Many U.S. Kids Not Getting Timely Vaccinations

Delay leaves children open to many preventable diseases, experts say

8/14/2006
Botched Drug Test Stirs Ethical Concerns

Highlights need to improve safety measures for clinical trials, researchers say

8/11/2006
Immune Cell Insights Could Fight Arthritis, Lupus

Researchers pinpoint birthplace of regulatory T cells

7/6/2006
Far More Children Afflicted With Flu

But doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in young patients, study finds

6/30/2006
Enzyme May Aid People With Celiac Disease

If successful, it could free patients from gluten-free diets, study says

6/27/2006
Stem Cell Receptors May Fight Autoimmune Diseases

Finding could lead to new treatments for lupus and leukemias, study says

5/3/2006
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