Vaccine News

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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

6/29/2011
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds

Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

6/28/2011
Certain Cancer Drugs Don't Interfere With Flu Vaccine: Study

The drugs, sunitinib and sorafenib, are used for several types of cancers, including kidney

6/28/2011
Trials of Type 1 Diabetes Vaccines Bring Mixed Results

One vaccine may combat disease's progression, but another fails human tests

6/20/2011
Experimental Vaccine Seems to Cure Prostate Cancer in Mice

Researchers hope to test vaccine in people within five years

6/17/2011
HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors'

Australian study found fewer high-grade cervical abnormalities in teens, but more research needed

6/9/2011
Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

6/1/2011
Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Trial

Used with immune-boosting drug, vaccine extends survival by nearly 7 months, study finds

5/31/2011
Flu Shot May Lower Odds for Preemie Delivery

During peak flu season, odds of prematurity were about 70% lower if mom was vaccinated, study finds

5/25/2011
CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline

Vaccines have reduced disease rate in young but death rate remains unchanged

5/17/2011
Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study

Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

5/17/2011
Foreskin May Be Reservoir for HPV

Study authors say this supports vaccinating boys against the virus, but experts disagree

4/28/2011
Flu Vaccine Appears Safe After Kidney Transplant

Vaccinated patients were less likely to lose new organ or to die, study says

4/25/2011
4/19/2011
Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots

Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

4/12/2011
Extended HPV Vaccine Schedule Seems Effective

Dosing options may help reduce cervical cancer rates in developing countries, study suggests

4/11/2011
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trials

Some patients with lethal glioblastomas lived three years or longer

4/7/2011
Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds

But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

3/31/2011
Tetanus Still Diagnosed in U.S., Although It's Preventable

People over 65 and diabetics most at risk, CDC warns

3/24/2011
U.S. Shingles Vaccine Approval Expanded

To include people in their 50s

3/15/2011
Seniors Not Getting Important Preventive Health Services

Too few getting recommended vaccines and screening for cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis, report warns

3/1/2011
Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Reveals

The more sex partners, the more likely a man will have the cancer-linked virus, research shows

2/22/2011
Supreme Court Rejects Vaccine-Safety Lawsuit

Says nation's vaccine court is designed to handle such claims

2/17/2011
U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports

37 states report widespread activity; vaccination recommended

2/8/2011
Mom's HIV May Lower Baby's Immunity to Other Diseases

Lower levels of antibodies to whooping cough, tetanus seen in newborns exposed but not infected

2/8/2011
'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Such a shot would eliminate need to reformulate vaccine each year, but it's still years away, experts say

2/4/2011
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Very Effective: Study

Canadian researchers focused on children and younger adults

2/2/2011
Last Year's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Was Safe, Study Finds

No pattern of Guillain-Barre syndrome or other serious side effects noted, researchers say

2/2/2011
Gardasil Vaccine Guards Against HPV in Boys

Study finds it gives males same level of protection as females

2/1/2011
Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations

Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

1/26/2011
Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants