Vaccine News

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5/22/2014
Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine

Approach shows promise in mice but more study needed before human trials can begin, experts say

5/19/2014
Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study

Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

5/5/2014
Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents

Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

5/5/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study

Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

4/30/2014
Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case

U.S. officials want to be prepared, but some doubt H7N9 will become pandemic

4/24/2014
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

4/16/2014
Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

4/16/2014
Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

4/15/2014
Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

4/14/2014
As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away

There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

4/14/2014
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report

Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

4/10/2014
Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC

The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

4/3/2014
Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

3/20/2014
HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms

Signs of potential trouble could be different in people without the virus, study suggests

3/19/2014
No-Fridge Nasal Vaccines on the Horizon

Tests in mice look promising for people in remote regions, researcher says

3/6/2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC

When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

3/6/2014
Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer

Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report

3/6/2014
Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot

With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

3/5/2014
Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says

Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

3/3/2014
Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC

But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

2/28/2014
Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends

Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

2/25/2014
On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital

Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

2/25/2014
Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too

Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests

2/20/2014
Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC

Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

2/20/2014
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

2/14/2014
Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds

Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

2/11/2014
Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls

But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

2/10/2014
President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

2/6/2014
Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC

Little progress seen beyond shingles, HPV and Tdap vaccinations, researchers report

2/5/2014
There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot

Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says

2/3/2014
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study

Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

1/30/2014
College Students Should Get a Flu Shot

Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

1/27/2014
HPV Vaccination Rates Might Rise If More Docs Recommended It

Family physicians in particular could play larger role in recommending vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, study suggests

1/14/2014
Experimental Vaccines May Extend Life With Pancreatic Cancer

Treatment is less toxic than chemotherapy, researchers find

1/14/2014
Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication

But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

1/10/2014
U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb

Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

1/7/2014
Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once

Higher risk for a day or two if flu and pneumococcal vaccines given together, study finds

12/27/2013
Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu

Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection

12/26/2013
H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.

This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

12/23/2013
Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men

High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say

12/12/2013
Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC

There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say

12/11/2013
New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids

Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

12/10/2013
Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study

And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking

12/9/2013
Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine

And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

12/5/2013
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

12/5/2013
Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says

Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

12/4/2013
TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis: Study

More brain lesions seen in people who got dummy injection

12/2/2013
Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says

39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

11/28/2013
Holiday Health and Safety: Another List to Be Checking Twice

An expert offers up tips for a busy season ahead

11/27/2013
Childhood Vaccines Have Prevented 100 Million Infections in U.S.: Study

26 million infections averted in past decade alone, says study