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Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

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

FDA Approves Flu Vaccine for Coming Season

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

TB Vaccine Promising as New Way to Fight Type 1 Diabetes

Study found vaccine triggered death of rogue immune-system cells

New Vaccine May Offer Protection From Deadly Nipah Virus

Virus causes serious respiratory distress syndrome and encephalitis, researchers say

CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu

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

Poor Sleep Hampers Vaccine Effectiveness: Study

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

Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks?

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

Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List

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

Whooping Cough Cases Reaching Record Highs: CDC

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

Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope

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

Drive-Through Flu Shot a Safe Bet: Study

Fears of fainting, car crashes unfounded, researchers found

HPV Vaccine Reducing Infections, Even Among Unvaccinated: Study

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

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

Experimental Vaccine Seems to Stop Nicotine Addiction in Mice

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

Infant Vaccination 'Delays' Triple in Oregon: Study

Experts fear parents are jeopardizing their babies' health

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

Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds

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

Hepatitis B Infection Rates in U.S. Higher Than Thought

Study finds majority of cases are foreign-born residents

Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu

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

Studies See Advances in Detecting, Treating Pancreatic Cancer

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

Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them

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

Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

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

Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide

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

Shingles Vaccine Safe, Underutilized, Study Says

CDC recommends it for people 60 and older

Measles Outbreaks in 2011 Were Worst in 15 Years: CDC

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

Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Study found it added weeks of survival for patients with glioblastoma

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

Preteens More Likely to Report HPV Vaccine Side Effects

But symptoms were not serious, survey found

Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

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

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

Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work

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

HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

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

Older Travelers at Much Higher Risk of Dying From Malaria

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

HPV Vaccine May Help Women With Cervical Conditions

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

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'

Certain Beliefs Motivate Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots

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

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

All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel

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

Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine

Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies

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

Respiratory Virus Killed 8 Military Recruits After Vaccination Program Halted

Program against certain adenoviruses was recently reinstated

H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico

Health experts say Americans shouldn't be overly concerned

New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants: Study

If licensed, it would protect babies from a strain of bacterium that can cause serious disease

Kids' Diarrhea Vaccine Appears Safe After All: Study

Risk of intestinal side effect didn't rise; children should be vaccinated, experts say

Too Few American Adults Getting Needed Vaccinations: CDC

Though three vaccines showed increases in coverage rates, coverage remains low for essential ones

Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys

Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis

Symptom-free patients have no greater risk for gastro infections than general public, study finds

Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine and Autoimmune Disorders

No risk seen among nearly 190,000 Gardasil recipients in company-funded review