Vaccine News

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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

11/26/2013
As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness

Symptoms include sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting and sensitivity to light

11/25/2013
Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot

Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

11/25/2013
H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine Approved

In the event of a pandemic

11/18/2013
Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?

In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals

11/14/2013
FDA Seeks to Improve Safety of Antiseptic Swabs

Agency asks for labeling, packaging changes to minimize chance of infection

11/6/2013
Cats Might Fare Better With Vaccinations in Tail

Study found this was as effective as traditional leg injection site

11/5/2013
HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds

Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

11/4/2013
Don't Ask, Just Tell Parents When It's Time for Vaccines: Study

Research finds physicians' approach influences resistance to immunizations

11/1/2013
With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy

Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

10/28/2013
HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study

Gardasil, Cervarix target strains more commonly found among whites

10/28/2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

10/23/2013
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .

. . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

10/22/2013
Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart

Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

10/21/2013
Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds

Increase in teens vaccinated against the infection has resulted in decrease in babies contracting it, researchers suggest

10/15/2013
Children Benefit From Early Dose of Measles Vaccine, Study Finds

Kids vaccinated at 1 year to 15 months of age have lower risk of fever, seizures, researchers say

10/8/2013
First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

Latest trial of candidate shot shows big drop in cases for kids; drug company hopes to market by 2015

10/8/2013
Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds

Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

10/4/2013
Egg Allergy No Obstacle to Child's Flu Shot, CDC Says

New guidelines say special precautions aren't needed

10/4/2013
'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine a First-Class Idea?

In early trial, symptoms of norovirus infection were halved, researchers say