Vaccine News

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9/12/2012
Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Fades Over Time: Study

CDC recommends booster shots for teens and adults

9/11/2012
Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success

The painful, potentially deadly illness is endemic to the tropics, and has reappeared in the United States

9/10/2012
Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study

Only kindergarten students who truly need waivers should get them, to protect group immunity

9/6/2012
Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High, CDC Says

But coverage for measles does not yet meet national standards in 15 states

8/30/2012
Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC

Many more teens protected from whooping cough, meningitis than the sexually transmitted virus

8/30/2012
Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study

Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking

8/23/2012
Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC

But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

8/20/2012
Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

8/16/2012
Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

8/14/2012
Hepatitis A Vaccine for Children Lasts for 10 Years: Study

Cases of the virus in the U.S. have decreased by 90 percent over the past 20 years, research shows

8/14/2012
FDA Approves Flu Vaccine for Coming Season

Two of the three strains picked weren't in last year's shot, experts note

8/8/2012
TB Vaccine Promising as New Way to Fight Type 1 Diabetes

Study found vaccine triggered death of rogue immune-system cells

8/8/2012
New Vaccine May Offer Protection From Deadly Nipah Virus

Virus causes serious respiratory distress syndrome and encephalitis, researchers say

8/3/2012
CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu

No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

8/1/2012
Poor Sleep Hampers Vaccine Effectiveness: Study

Adults who slept less than six hours nightly weren't adequately protected from virus

7/31/2012
Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks?

Current shot may be less effective than earlier one, experts suggest

7/31/2012
Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List

Dorm living puts them at higher risk for potentially deadly infection, expert says

7/19/2012
Whooping Cough Cases Reaching Record Highs: CDC

Vaccine appears to wear off, so booster shots are needed, experts say

7/19/2012
Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope

Experts say headway has been made in prevention and treatment, but challenges remain

7/11/2012
Drive-Through Flu Shot a Safe Bet: Study

Fears of fainting, car crashes unfounded, researchers found

7/9/2012
HPV Vaccine Reducing Infections, Even Among Unvaccinated: Study

Findings suggest 'herd immunity' taking hold against leading cause of cervical cancer

7/3/2012
Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study

Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

6/27/2012
Experimental Vaccine Seems to Stop Nicotine Addiction in Mice

More animal research is needed before testing the shot in humans, researchers say

6/18/2012
Infant Vaccination 'Delays' Triple in Oregon: Study

Experts fear parents are jeopardizing their babies' health

6/15/2012
FDA Approves Combo Shot for Meningitis, Hib in Kids

4-shot series given between 6 weeks and 18 months of age prevents potentially deadly diseases

6/15/2012
6/5/2012
Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds

Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

5/31/2012
Hepatitis B Infection Rates in U.S. Higher Than Thought

Study finds majority of cases are foreign-born residents

5/25/2012
Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu

Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds

5/22/2012
Studies See Advances in Detecting, Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Early research includes a vaccine and a high-tech probe to spot signs of disease

5/7/2012
Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them

Vaccinations protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, experts say

4/24/2012
Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

4/24/2012
Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide

But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

4/23/2012
Shingles Vaccine Safe, Underutilized, Study Says

CDC recommends it for people 60 and older

4/19/2012
Measles Outbreaks in 2011 Were Worst in 15 Years: CDC

Most cases were tied to travel abroad, occurred in unvaccinated individuals

4/17/2012
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Study found it added weeks of survival for patients with glioblastoma

4/4/2012
Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine

Although not a cure, it appeared to prolong life in some cases of non-small cell disease

4/3/2012
Preteens More Likely to Report HPV Vaccine Side Effects

But symptoms were not serious, survey found

4/3/2012
Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

Researchers report immune system boost and eventual tumor shrinkage in small group of patients

4/2/2012
Measles Vaccines Won't Raise Seizure Risk in Young Kids: Study

Kaiser Permanente researchers find youngsters aged 4 to 6 not at higher risk after shots

4/2/2012
Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work

Treatment aimed at stopping recurrence does trigger immune response, but true significance unknown

4/2/2012
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

3/28/2012
Older Travelers at Much Higher Risk of Dying From Malaria

Study of U.K. tourists found particularly high risk in Gambia, West Africa

3/28/2012
HPV Vaccine May Help Women With Cervical Conditions

Study suggests immunization can reduce their risk for cervical disease later on

3/20/2012
Many Americans Ambivalent Over Laws Aimed at Healthy Living

Poll finds most accept rules for safety, smoking, eating, but also worry about a 'nanny state'

3/8/2012
Certain Beliefs Motivate Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots

Doctors, nurses don't always rush to immunization, review finds

2/27/2012
Pediatricians Renew Call for HPV Vaccine for Boys

The shot protects against cervical cancer; it's also effective against anal cancer and some head and neck cancers

2/22/2012
All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel

Would help protect infants, who are especially vulnerable to the disease

2/21/2012
Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine

Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

2/21/2012
Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies

Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns