Vaccine News

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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.

9/6/2011
More U.S. 'Tweens' Getting Recommended Vaccines

But health experts say there's still room for improvement among 11- and 12-year-olds

9/2/2011
Two U.S. Children Contract New Strain of Swine Flu

But general public should not be concerned, CDC says

9/1/2011
Last Year's Flu Shot Won't Protect Kids This Season

Vaccination needed for children 6 months and up, experts say

8/25/2011
Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu

Genetic data reveals differences in people's immune system reaction and response to virus

8/25/2011
U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids

IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

8/25/2011
HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports

Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

8/19/2011
Adult Vaccinations Protect Children: Report

But few get the recommended immunizations, experts say

8/18/2011
Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC

Formulation meant to protect against seasonal flu and H1N1

8/18/2011
Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds

Both work well, but nasal spray produces broadest immune response in youngsters, research shows

8/18/2011
Flu Shot Rates Low for Health Workers, Moms-to-Be: CDC

Making vaccination readily available improves compliance with guidelines, researchers say

7/28/2011
Vaccine to Prevent Heroin High Works in Animals

Rats given the vaccine were less likely to push levers to obtain more drug, study finds

7/25/2011
Chickenpox Vaccine May Wipe Out Related Deaths: Study

U.S. mortality rate dropped from about 105 to just 14 in 2007, research shows

7/18/2011
FDA Unveils Flu Vaccines for 2011-12 Season

All people 6 months old and older urged to get inoculated

7/18/2011
Flu Vaccine for 2011-12 Season Approved

Protects against strains predicted to be most prevalent

7/15/2011
Researchers Closer to Developing Universal Meningitis B Vaccine

Novel technology may lead to protection against deadly meningococcus B, they say

7/14/2011
Antibody Finding Might Help in Search for HIV Vaccine

Researchers find 'soldiers' of immune system keep AIDS virus from getting inside cells

7/13/2011
'Swine Flu' Shot May Be Cleared of Guillain-Barre Charges

Study finds little, if any, increased risk of the syndrome

7/1/2011
Medicare Will Pay for Prostate Cancer Drug

Provenge, a therapeutic vaccine, extends survival; it costs $93,000 per individual