Vaccine News

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10/18/2010
H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis

Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

10/18/2010
Kids' Medicaid-Covered Flu Shots Put Docs at a Loss: Study

Higher reimbursement would save money overall, with more kids vaccinated, researchers suggest

10/14/2010
Too Few Adults Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough: CDC

Those who skip Tdap shot put unvaccinated babies at risk for potentially deadly infection, experts say

10/7/2010
Small Bump Seen in Seasonal Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak

Analysis shows only 5.5% increase in vaccinated kids in 2009-2010 over 2008-2009 season

10/5/2010
Vaccine Studied for Deadly Brain Cancer

Appears to lengthen survival time, but study is small, researchers say

10/5/2010
Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth

Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

10/1/2010
Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say

Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

9/29/2010
Anti-Inflammatory Helps Treat Bacterial Meningitis: Study

Dutch researchers report that dexamethasone, along with antibiotics, increases survival rates

9/20/2010
Study Claims Flu Shots Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Experts dispute statistical result, but note the finding falls in line with previous research

9/17/2010
Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot

Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

9/16/2010
Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High in U.S.

Coverage for most routine shots at or over 90%, CDC report shows

9/13/2010
More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder, study found

9/13/2010
Health Tip: Considering the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine?

Some people shouldn't get it, experts say

9/8/2010
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers

AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

9/6/2010
College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands

Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

9/4/2010
Parents Can Take Steps to Boost Kids' Health, Well-Being

Pediatrician offers tips to start the school year right

9/3/2010
Sickle Cell Kids at Greater Risk of 'Swine Flu' Complications

Findings highlight need to vaccinate against H1N1, seasonal flu, researchers say

9/3/2010
Unvaccinated Teen's Life Forever Changed

Mother says trauma could have been avoided if vaccine had been available

8/30/2010
Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines

Kids between 6 months and 9 years may need a double dose, depending on vaccine history

8/23/2010
Hepatitis E Vaccine Appears Safe, Effective

Ongoing research suggests it's a potent form of protection against infection

8/19/2010
More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

8/13/2010
Experts Predict 'Normal' H1N1 Flu Season This Year

Virus will most likely return but not be any more virulent, they add

8/6/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa, Asia

Oral vaccine can potentially save infants' lives in developing world, two studies find

8/4/2010
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern

Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

8/2/2010
Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers

But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

7/30/2010
H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA

Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

7/28/2010
Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study

But FDA-approved Provenge remains very expensive, experts note

7/20/2010
New Study Finds HPV Vaccine Protects Against Genital Warts

Industry-funded research also finds the shot helps protect against precancerous growths

7/19/2010
Flu Vaccine Via Skin Patch Shows Promise in Mice

New technology uses painless 'microneedles' to deliver immunization

7/19/2010
Many False-Positive HIV Test Results for Those in AIDS Vaccine Trials

Almost half get the erroneous result, causing stigma and hampering trial enrollment, experts say

7/9/2010
Early Tamiflu Might Benefit Transplant Patients With H1N1 Flu

Preventive measures could cut serious illness, death rates in organ recipients, research shows

7/9/2010
Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer

Odds for squamous cell carcinoma seem to rise when the virus is present, but more research needed

7/8/2010
New Anti-HIV Weapons Found in Immune System

Powerful antibodies could someday be key to developing an AIDS vaccine, researchers say

7/6/2010
Vaccines Don't Appear to Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Findings challenge common myth about the illness, researchers say

7/1/2010
Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study

U.S. urges vaccination for children 12-23 months

6/28/2010
Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids

MMR, varicella vaccines given separately seem safer, though real risk still rare, study finds

6/21/2010
PCBs May Weaken Kids' Vaccination Response

Early exposure may undermine reaction to diphtheria and tetanus shots, study finds

6/16/2010
H1N1 Flu Vaccine May Shield Against 1918 Strain

Mouse studies suggest shot would do double duty, in unlikely event of older virus' return

6/9/2010
H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin

Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

6/4/2010
One-Third of U.S. Girls Get HPV Vaccine

But many parents choose to skip Gardasil shots for daughters age 13 to 17, survey finds

6/4/2010
A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers

It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

6/1/2010
Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Few Side Effects

And it extends life for men with advanced disease, researchers say

5/30/2010
Breast Cancer Vaccine Possible, Scientists Say

Human trials may begin next year

5/24/2010
No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations

Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

5/21/2010
Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola

U.S. team develops shot that protects against 3 strains

5/19/2010
Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot

Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

5/18/2010
Smallpox Vaccine May Protect Against HIV

But scientists stress the results are preliminary

5/17/2010
Men, Women May Respond Differently to Vaccines

Frequency, severity of adverse effects vary between genders, researcher says

5/14/2010
Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA

Contaminant found in March no health risk, agency says

5/14/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness

In 2008, an estimated 55,000 hospitalizations were prevented in U.S., researchers say