Vaccine News

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7/16/2009
New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug

Birth rate patterns, vaccination can greatly influence rotavirus' spread, CDC says

7/15/2009
New Treatments for Alzheimer's on the Horizon

Studies show Dimebon could improve cognition, vaccine might fight 'tangles' of disease

7/13/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected

A fully tested shot may not be ready until year's end, WHO says

7/9/2009
Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness

U.S. taking steps to handle virus' anticipated return in the fall

7/9/2009
Vaccine May Someday Thwart Ear Infections

Tested on animals, liquid would be administered externally

7/7/2009
Fewer Shots Could Still Protect Kids From Pneumonia

Reduced-dose schedule for PCV-7 vaccine supported by study findings

7/7/2009
New Evidence Supports HPV Vaccine

Industry-funded study showed high levels of protection against human papillomavirus

6/26/2009
Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots

Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note

6/25/2009
Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal

CDC says production shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; Hib can cause bacterial meningitis

6/5/2009
U.S. Response to Swine Flu Called Good

But report said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

6/4/2009
Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response

But it also said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

6/2/2009
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Not Just for Teens

Uninfected women aged 24 to 45 still may benefit from HPV vaccine, study finds

6/1/2009
Experts Optimistic About Melanoma Vaccine

Phase 3 study reports improved survival for those with advanced disease

5/26/2009
Broad-Spectrum Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Tests in animals get good results against more types of HPV, study finds

5/26/2009
Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

5/21/2009
Pediatric Ear Infection Vaccine Shows Promise

Animal study shows droplets rubbed into skin prevented infections

5/19/2009
Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots

Link likely due to other health problems in children most recommended for vaccination, experts say

5/18/2009
New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines

Clinical trials using new strategies show promise for better protection against flu

5/18/2009
Vaccine Shields Monkeys From Simian Form of HIV

Scientists inject antibody-coding genes directly into muscles

5/15/2009
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure

Mouse study shows CMV raises risk of hypertension, hardening of arteries

5/8/2009
Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu

CDC report shows 11 cases of similar strain since 2005

5/6/2009
Swine Flu Likely to Return to U.S. Next Winter

Experts can't predict whether it will be more virulent or not

5/5/2009
Keeping Appointments Key to Keeping Vaccines on Track

Children fall behind on shots when parents don't make it to the doctor

5/4/2009
More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

The immunization gap between wealthier, poorer children is shrinking, study finds

4/30/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Still Months Away

Search for correct formulation, egg-based production system are biggest challenges, experts say

4/27/2009
Universal Flu Vaccine Shows Promise

Researchers report low dose triggered immune response

4/8/2009
New TB Vaccine Passes Safety Trial

Experimental preparation was tested in people with latent infection

3/25/2009
Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor

Study in mice reports a more powerful immune response than from an injection

3/24/2009
HPV Data May Aid Vaccine's Effectiveness

Most cervical cancers arose from strains covered by the shot, study finds

3/10/2009
Japanese Researchers Develop New Smallpox Vaccine

No serious side effects are found in latest test, study reports

3/5/2009
Discovery May Boost Bird Flu Vaccine Potency

Compound increases ability of 'killer T-cells' to get rid of infection, study says

3/3/2009
Concerted Effort Needed to Fight Drug-Resistant Flu Strain

Other medications could be effective, while flu shot is best bet, experts say

3/2/2009
Resistance to Tamiflu Growing

Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

2/12/2009
Court Says Vaccine Not the Cause of Autism

Ruling, involving 3 families, seen as setback for parents who fear a link

2/12/2009
Genetic Code of Common Cold Cracked

99 rhinoviruses now sequenced, could lead to new treatments, researchers say

2/4/2009
RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits

Respiratory virus strikes healthy kids, and it affects more youngsters than flu, study finds

1/23/2009
CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ

5 cases, 1 fatal, in Minnesota could be linked to shortage of vaccine, officials say

1/23/2009
Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus

Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

1/14/2009
Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Work Like a Charm

Study finds it has led to a considerable reduction in infection rates

1/9/2009
You're Never Too Old for a Flu Shot

Death rates and complications plummet for immunized seniors, study found

1/9/2009
Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug

But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress

1/7/2009
Europe Unlikely to Meet Measles Goals: Report

Suboptimum vaccination rates cast doubt on ability to eliminate disease by 2010

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/17/2008
Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged

Survey finds overpayments to some countries where data doesn't match WHO reports

12/8/2008
Half-Dose Flu Shot Works Well in Young Adults

The finding could greatly expand the supply of the seasonal vaccine, experts say

12/8/2008
Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials

Mosquito-borne disease kills nearly 1 million people, mostly African children, every year

12/5/2008
Flu Shots Worthwhile for College Students

Getting seasonal vaccine reduced illness rates, missed classes, study shows

12/5/2008
Special Immune Cells May Be Key to HIV Resistance

Some people infected with the AIDS-causing virus don't get sick

12/4/2008
Worldwide Measles Deaths Drop Dramatically

They plunged 74% from 2000 to 2007, report shows

12/4/2008
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated

Reactions such as hives called 'idiosyncratic,' study finds