Vaccine News

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5/24/2013
Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says

White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

5/20/2013
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

5/10/2013
Vaccine to Fight Heroin Addiction Shows Promise in Rats

Also doesn't interfere with opioid treatments for addicts, researchers say

5/8/2013
Immune Cell Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine: Study

Understanding specialized cells could be key to preventing genital herpes, researchers say

5/6/2013
Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study

It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say

4/30/2013
Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests

Preteens appear to get same protection with two doses of HPV vaccine as young women who get three

4/23/2013
Deadly Meningitis Cases Worry Gay Community

Outbreaks have killed men in New York, California, but officials now think cases on each coast unrelated

4/19/2013
HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study

Australian effort saw nationwide rates drop up to 93 percent in girls, young women

4/15/2013
Parents Who Veto Vaccinations Often Seek Like-Minded Opinions

Study suggests friends, family may be important sources of advice

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/11/2013
Teen's Death From Chickenpox Highlights Need for Vaccination, CDC Reports

Prior inoculation probably would have protected her, experts say

4/9/2013
Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine

Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it

4/9/2013
New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts

There's been no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in Chinese outbreak

4/8/2013
Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer

Researchers say one patient in long-term remission after novel treatment

4/2/2013
Experimental Staph Vaccine Fails to Work, Study Finds

People who received it had similar infection rate, higher risk of staph-related death than others

4/2/2013
Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds

Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

3/29/2013
Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

3/28/2013
Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby

'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/20/2013
Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study

Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

3/18/2013
Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study

Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

3/13/2013
Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness

When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

3/13/2013
Study Confirms Slight Rise in Paralysis Risk After Swine Flu Shot

Less than 2 'excess' cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome found per 1 million vaccinations

3/11/2013
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/7/2013
New Pap Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Cancer in Young Women: Study

One cancer can cause problems in less than two years, but recommended screening is now every three years

3/4/2013
Many Allergic to Fire Ant's Sting Don't Get Preventive Shots

Insect is endemic throughout the Southeast, researchers note, and can spur severe reaction

2/28/2013
Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC

Transmission is common if the vaccine wound is not covered, expert says

2/27/2013
2/21/2013
Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC

Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/14/2013
Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine Effectiveness

Antidepressants linked to improved immune response in older patients, researchers say

2/11/2013
Vaccine With Drug Payload Shows Promise Against Tumors

Liver cancer patients on higher dose of medication lived twice as long as those on lower dose

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

2/6/2013
Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine

Current vaccine is still best protection against the disease, experts say

2/6/2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors

But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

1/29/2013
Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

They not only protect the recipient, but also offer 'herd immunity,' experts say

1/28/2013
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations

U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/24/2013
Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study

Rotavirus infection causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and can be deadly

1/23/2013
People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts

With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine

1/21/2013
Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-Vaccinated

This puts them at much higher risk for preventable illnesses such as whooping cough, chickenpox

1/18/2013
How Cervical Cancer Vaccines Came to Be

Research started in the late 1990s, first vaccine approved in 2006

1/18/2013
Vaccines Might Become Another Way to Fight Cancer

Researchers are working to harness the body's immune system to prevent, battle tumors

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/17/2013
Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors

Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

1/16/2013
Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says

Critics call for more research into whether shots may be linked to some developmental disorders

1/16/2013
Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?

It may be easing already in parts of the U.S., ramping up in others, experts say

1/16/2013
Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu

As the outbreak worsens, health experts urge flu shots, frequent hand-washing and other measures