Vaccine News

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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

6/3/2008
Dangerous Side Effect Found in Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Lab experiment resulted in T-cells spreading beyond treatment area

6/2/2008
Vaccine May Boost Survival of Brain Cancer Patients

The tumors are similar to the type diagnosed in Sen. Edward Kennedy

5/28/2008
States' Scorecard Finds Big Differences in Kids' Health Care

Those that have the most access to insurance tend to have healthier children

5/18/2008
Prostate Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Trial

Could help men with metastatic, recurring disease, researchers say

5/15/2008
CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Those Over 60

ZOSTAVAX could prevent two thirds of shingles cases, expert says

5/5/2008
Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine

Study shows only 49% intended to do so if child was aged 9 to 12

5/1/2008
Measles Outbreak Rises to 64 Cases, Most Since 2001

CDC says failure to be vaccinated is behind the worrisome trend

4/30/2008
Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies

Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats

4/29/2008
1 in 4 U.S. Toddlers Improperly Vaccinated

They either miss shots or get them at the wrong time, CDC study finds

4/18/2008
Dealing Cervical Cancer a Knockout Blow

Doctors step up efforts to vaccinate young women against virus that causes the disease

4/17/2008
Current Flu Season Worst in 4 Years

Vaccine wasn't a good match for circulating viruses, CDC says

4/16/2008
Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study

Knowing the source should lead to more effective vaccines, researchers say

4/15/2008
Experimental Cancer Vaccines Show Promise

They target malignancies of the cervix, prostate and breast, among others

4/15/2008
New HPV Vaccine Promising in Mice

It might cover all types of HPV and be given as a nasal spray, researchers say

4/14/2008
Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease

It reduced mortality among women with HER2 malignancies, study shows

4/11/2008
Boston Trial to Test New HIV/AIDS Vaccine

Its ability to trigger an immune response where none existed is key to research

4/11/2008
Few Countries on Track to Curb Maternal, Child Mortality Rates

Global initiative stymied by shortage of money, human resources, analysis concludes

4/9/2008
Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse

Study says high vaccination rates kept 2006 episode under control

4/4/2008
FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine

It's designed to ward off gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in children

4/3/2008
Eating Less May Hinder Immune System

Study with deer mice found reducing food intake 30% decreased infection-fighting cells

3/13/2008
U.S. Health Officials Back Off Preference for New MMRV Vaccine

CDC reports more seizures seen in toddlers given combined shot; experts stress real risk is still low

3/7/2008
Vaccine Could One Day Control High Blood Pressure

Preliminary study results encouraging; it would only be needed a few times a year