Vaccine News

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Article Title
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

3/6/2008
Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep

California team's discovery may lead to a vaccine that wards off infections

2/27/2008
Vaccine Protects Monkeys from Ebola, Marburg Viruses

The shots do not rely on whole, live strains, the US team notes

2/27/2008
CDC Panel Urges Extending Flu Vaccine Coverage for Kids

Children up to 18 years of age would be encouraged to get inoculated

2/22/2008
FDA Panel OKs 3 New Flu Strains for Next Year's Vaccine

Officials hope to target versions current shot misses, but fall production may be delayed

2/19/2008
Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Vaccine plus antibody therapy also produced milder side effects, study finds

2/15/2008
Flu Widespread in U.S., but Vaccine Is Poor Match

Even though shot misses 2 strains found, health officials still recommend inoculation

2/7/2008
Tattooing Best Way to Deliver DNA Vaccines

Showed stronger antibody, cellular responses than intramuscular injection, study says

2/5/2008
Another Study Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

British researchers say their review is the largest of its kind

2/4/2008
Sugar Water Eases Pain of Infant Vaccinations

Study found it lowered pain scores by more than 78%

2/1/2008
Experimental Vaccine Halts Prostate Cancer in Mice

Human trials may start in two years, California researcher says

1/31/2008
Mercury in Childhood Vaccines Excreted Quickly

Doesn't have time to build to dangerous levels in body, possibly cause autism, new research contends

1/28/2008
Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection

Mouse study shows promise for human protection in future

1/24/2008
Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Trial

First test in country where disease is endemic produced strong results

1/23/2008
Too Few U.S. Adults Getting Needed Vaccinations

And many aren't aware of all the vaccines available to them, officials say

1/12/2008
Vaccines for Ovarian and Breast Cancer in Early Trials

Activating body's immune system should fight tumors, researchers say

1/12/2008
Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines

Goal is to make it easier for parents to protect their children, CDC says

1/8/2008
New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants

Menveo not available in US yet, British researchers note

1/7/2008
Study Casts Doubt on Vaccine-Autism Link

Research adds to growing body of evidence thats finds no connection between the two

12/20/2007
Parents Should Postpone Child Vaccine Booster: CDC

Recall of 1.2 million doses of the standard Hib shot means shortage could last a year, experts say

12/13/2007
Common Infant Vaccine Recalled

Hib shot shields against meningitis, pneumonia, but experts say recall shouldn't be health threat

12/7/2007
Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier

New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, CDC study finds

12/3/2007
No Link Between Hepatitis B Shot, MS: Study

New research may help resolve ongoing debate

11/14/2007
Jennifer Garner Puts Flu Shot in the Spotlight

Actress and new mom calls vaccine 'family priority' this season

11/13/2007
Vaccine-Preventable Deaths Reach New Low in U.S.

Tens of thousands of lives saved each year through immunization, study says

11/12/2007
Fallout From Failed AIDS Vaccine Could Dampen Research

Experts worry infection fears might keep participants from trials

11/9/2007
U.S. Flu Vaccine Plentiful: CDC

About 75% of Americans are candidates for a shot

11/7/2007
Many Vaccine Booster Shots Unnecessary: Study

For some infections, immunization lasts much longer than previously assumed

11/6/2007
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise

A series of shots might protect for a lifetime, researchers say