Vaccine News

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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

12/1/2008
Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks

The lesson from 2 failed trials: The science must be more vigorous, experts say

11/20/2008
CDC Monitors Shortage of Hib Vaccine

The shot protects against infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia in young children

11/13/2008
HIV Vaccine Failure Still Brings Insights

Researchers say lessons learned might one day lead to vaccine that works

11/11/2008
Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots

Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

11/4/2008
Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots

Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

11/3/2008
Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths

Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says

10/31/2008
Special Mouth Rinse Spots, Tracks Human Papillomavirus Infection

Study may lead to better diagnosis and monitoring for head/neck cancers

10/28/2008
High-Dose Flu Shot Benefits Elderly

Heightened immune activity seen in people 65 and older, study says

10/28/2008
When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better

While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

10/26/2008
Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital

Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

10/23/2008
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Called Safe

CDC found no heightened risk of blood clots, other conditions with Gardasil

10/10/2008
Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims

CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

10/9/2008
25% of Teen Girls Vaccinated for HPV

It's a good start for new vaccine, CDC says

10/8/2008
New Avian Flu Vaccine Strategy Proposed

Advance shots protect those most exposed in possible pandemic, researchers suggest

10/8/2008
New Vaccine May Help Type 1 Diabetics in Future

Early study finds it appears to sustain insulin production in the newly diagnosed.

10/6/2008
Pneumonia Vaccine Lowers Chances of Heart Attack

50% reduction in risk seen 2 years later in Canadian study

10/6/2008
Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years

Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

10/6/2008
Teens May Be Missing Out on Needed Vaccines

Not getting preventive care biggest reason for immunization shortfall, study finds

10/3/2008
Study Questions Guidelines on Immunizations

Researchers suggest needles used on kids are sometimes too long

9/30/2008
Fewer Doses, Intramuscular Injection Cut Anthrax Shot Side Effects

3 vaccinations just as effective as current 6 in forming antibodies, study finds

9/30/2008
Link Between Vaccine and MS Unproven

Majority of children vaccinated against hepatitis B not at risk for the condition, study says

9/28/2008
Studies Ignite Hope for Long-Acting Allergy Vaccines

New ragweed regimens would be more convenient and effective, researchers say

9/24/2008
Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective: CDC

And officials are urging more Americans than ever before to get a shot this season

9/17/2008
Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby

U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

9/15/2008
Breast Cancer Vaccine Blasts Some Tumors

In animal studies, it eliminated aggressive growths

9/4/2008
Most U.S. Kids Getting Recommended Vaccinations

More than 77% are fully inoculated, federal officials say

9/4/2008
Even Kids With Known Allergies Can Be Safely Vaccinated

Experts develop sequence of instructions they say could help doctors evaluate risks

9/4/2008
Study Dispels Link Between Autism and Measles Vaccine

Parent advocate disagrees, noting that only one potential mechanism was studied

9/2/2008
HPV Vaccine Has Higher Allergic Reaction Rate

But the overall risk for these events is still extremely low, experts note

8/29/2008
Vaccines Seek to Offer Cradle-to-Grave Protection

While the shots still save young lives, advances look to protect older folks, too

8/29/2008
Study Questions Flu Shot's Mortality Protection for Elderly

Canadian study found benefit to be statistically insignificant

8/21/2008
Measles Cases Highest Since 1996

Parents' philosophical, religious fear of vaccination leading to increase, CDC report says

8/20/2008
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Worth the Cost: Study

But authors admit the data is sketchy and the shot proves more expensive for older women

8/18/2008
Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Immune 90 Years Later

Finding could lead to new strategies for fighting future pandemics, researchers say

8/8/2008
Chickenpox Protection: Get That Booster

Immunity can fade after first injection, so second shot now recommended

8/5/2008
FDA OKs Flu Vaccines for 2008-09 Season

The hope is they will be a better match than last year's shots

8/4/2008
Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas

Patients with recurrent or metastatic disease had better-than-normal survival, study finds

8/2/2008
Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia

Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

7/31/2008
Advances Made Against Alzheimer's Disease

Antihistamines, immune therapy among ideas that could lead to new treatments, experts say

7/15/2008
Brain Cancer Vaccine's Immune Response Key to Outcomes

Tumor-altering shot, already in trials, lengthens survival, study finds

7/3/2008
Kidney Cancer Vaccine Shows No Boost in Survival

But early-stage patients may benefit from further study of vitespen, researchers say

6/26/2008
Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising

But research still to really pan out, expert warns

6/24/2008
Vaccine Stops Colon Cancer's Spread in Mice

Experimental shot targets the gut's immune system

6/23/2008
6/20/2008
Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot

Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows

6/14/2008
HPV Vaccine for Boys? It Just Might Happen

The virus that causes cervical cancer also leads to throat cancer in males

6/11/2008
New Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise

Whole-virus version safe, effective and can be made quickly, researchers say