Vaccine News

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2/7/2012
New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants: Study

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

2/7/2012
Kids' Diarrhea Vaccine Appears Safe After All: Study

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

2/2/2012
Too Few American Adults Getting Needed Vaccinations: CDC

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

2/1/2012
Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys

Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

1/27/2012
Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis

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

1/26/2012
Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine and Autoimmune Disorders

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

1/25/2012
Women Can Take Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Regular Pap tests, HPV vaccine go a long way in warding off the disease, experts say

1/24/2012
Common Household Chemicals Might Harm Kids' Immunity

Study found lower response to vaccines in those with higher levels of PFCs in their blood

1/18/2012
Vaccine Against Bacterial Meningitis Shows Promise

Disease caused by the B strain can be deadly

1/18/2012
Flu Season Off to Slow Start, So Far

Relatively few cases reported, experts say, but that doesn't mean a surge can't happen

1/13/2012
Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says

Gastrointestinal complications not associated with updated formulations

1/5/2012
Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says

Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

1/5/2012
Many Jails Got No Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak: CDC

Researchers want small correctional facilities included in vaccine program

1/5/2012
Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs

Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says

1/4/2012
Potential Herpes Vaccine Disappoints Researchers

Only partially effective against one type of virus, ineffective against second type, study found

1/3/2012
Pneumonia Vaccine Approved for Older People

Prevnar 13 shot sanctioned for people 50 and up

12/11/2011
Americans Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine

Too few take advantage of easily available protection against influenza in U.S., experts say

12/7/2011
Vaccine Might One Day Prevent 'Cruise Ship' Stomach Bug

Experimental vaccine reduced effects of norovirus in small study

12/5/2011
Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now

Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

11/30/2011
Infant Vaccines May Work Better If Given in Afternoon

Babies slept more soundly when they had their shots after 1:30 p.m., researchers say

11/28/2011
Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines

Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

11/14/2011
More Teens Getting Vaccines Against HPV, Other Infections: CDC

Still a long way from full coverage, experts note

11/11/2011
Vaccine Cut Bacterial Strain Linked to Meningitis, Pneumonia

However, other types of bacteria continue to cause disease

11/11/2011
Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year

Global tally also includes 20 million kids with flu who develop potentially deadly pneumonia

11/9/2011
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer

Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

11/8/2011
Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancers Shows Promise

Patients with less advanced disease might benefit even more, small study suggests

11/7/2011
Vitamin D, Interferon Alpha Vaccine Show Promise Against Lupus

Experimental treatments altered immune response in small, preliminary studies

10/31/2011
Many Parents Skipping Kids' Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk

In California study, 1 in 5 children at some schools intentionally unvaccinated, raising concerns

10/30/2011
Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids

The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

10/26/2011
HPV Vaccine Might Help Prevent Anal Cancers: Study

Research in gay and bisexual men suggests it reduces infections, lesions

10/26/2011
Flu Vaccine Isn't Foolproof

Analysis found it only protected healthy adults 60 percent of the time

10/25/2011
Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Study found antibody levels dropped more over time among those who weighed more

10/24/2011
Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Lung Cancer: Study

Combined with chemo, the shot appears to slow progression of non-small cell form of disease

10/20/2011
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns

New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

10/20/2011
Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years: Study

Vaccination and quick public health response are limiting these outbreaks, experts say

10/18/2011
Promising Malaria Vaccine May Save Children's Lives

Phase 3 study finds it's not perfect, but could still prevent tens of millions of cases a year

10/18/2011
Breast-Feeding, Vaccinations Lower SIDS Risk, Experts Say

Also in updated guidelines from pediatricians' group: don't use crib 'bumper pads'

10/14/2011
Get Your Flu Shot Now, CDC Urges

Levels of infection are low at the moment, but that's expected to change, experts say

10/5/2011
Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says

Black residents less likely than whites to get vaccination

10/3/2011
Some U.S. Parents Ignoring Vaccination Guidelines

More than one in 10 opt to skip doses or delay shots, study found

9/28/2011
9/26/2011
Experts Revise Guidelines for Whooping Cough Vaccination

Recent re-emergence of the illness is behind changes to Tdap shot

9/21/2011
Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars

Rotavirus inoculation kept thousands of kids out of the hospital, saved millions in costs, study found

9/21/2011
CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot

Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

9/19/2011
U.S. Flu Shot Policy Shields More Kids Than Canada's Program, Study Finds

Fewer preschoolers getting flu after U.S. government called for vaccination of 2 to 4-year-olds

9/16/2011
Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Adults need protection from array of diseases beyond the flu, experts say

9/16/2011
Fear Proves Prime Motivator for Vaccinations

Former health official says H1N1 scare shows what pushes people to get needed shots

9/15/2011
Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC

Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

9/14/2011
Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe

Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate

9/8/2011
Two Doses of HPV Vaccine May Work as Well as Three

U.S. government researchers find fewer shots offer just as much protection against cervical cancer.