Vaccine News

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4/11/2007
Plants Produce Protein to Fight Smallpox

Research with mice could one day offer alternative to today's risky vaccine

4/10/2007
Flu Vaccine Grown in Insect Cells Called a Promising Alternative

Early trial finds the approach produced safe and effective inoculations, study says

4/6/2007
T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults

Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

4/6/2007
Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%

Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

4/2/2007
Pneumococcal Vaccine Helps Prevent Kids' Ear Infections

Study finds rates of repeated ear infections

3/29/2007
FDA Panel Backs Prostate Cancer Vaccine

Studies show it extends life of patients with metastatic disease by several months

3/14/2007
Chickenpox Vaccine Booster Shot a Good Idea

Protection fades after first immunization, study shows

3/1/2007
Hepatitis E Vaccine Called Highly Effective

The virus is typically found in undeveloped countries with poor sanitation

2/27/2007
1 in 4 U.S. Women Carries Cervical Cancer Virus

CDC numbers reinforce need for early vaccination against HPV, experts say

2/27/2007
U.S. Advisers Endorse Bird Flu Vaccine

While it has limited effectiveness, it's better than nothing, FDA told

2/14/2007
Protein Finding Bolsters AIDS Vaccine Hopes

It's a viral 'site of vulnerability' that doesn't mutate, scientists say

2/3/2007
Workouts Add Muscle to the Flu Shot

Arm exercises beforehand boost immune responses to the vaccine, study shows

1/22/2007
Skin Patch May Boost Alzheimer Vaccine Safety

Dangerous reaction soured scientists on injectable version, but patch offers new hope

1/19/2007
Girls Should Receive Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Experts

New American Cancer Society guidelines echo those of other groups

1/16/2007
Scientists Explore Virus-Prostate Cancer Link

If proven, research could lead to a vaccine, experts say

1/16/2007
States Report Progress in Combating Cervical Cancer

But racial and economic disparities remain, survey finds

12/12/2006
Many at High Risk Don't Get Flu Shot

Getting the word out to vulnerable groups is key, survey finds

12/9/2006
A Year of Major Advances in Cancer Cited

But government funding cuts threaten continued research progress, oncologists report

12/7/2006
NSAID Use May Hinder Vaccine Effectiveness

Study finds production of antibodies compromised, especially in elderly

11/27/2006
Colon Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Scientist used an antibody from a cancer-resilient patient

11/22/2006
Outbreaks Show Bird Flu Virus Is Changing

But its potential for human-to-human spread remains unclear

11/17/2006
Smoking, High HPV Levels Could Spell Cervical Cancer

Study finds two factors boost risk of precancerous lesions

11/13/2006
Flu Drug Tamiflu May Cause Odd Behavior in Children

Meanwhile, CDC calls flu vaccine plentiful, despite some delays in shipments

10/30/2006
Vaccine-Resistant Bird Flu Spreading in Asia

New virus evades current poultry immunization measures, experts warn

10/26/2006
Study Questions Value of Flu Shots

But many health experts say the vaccine is the best protection against infection

10/25/2006
U.S. Panel Backs Shingles Vaccine

People 60 and older would be inoculated against blistering skin disease

10/24/2006
Flu Vaccine Safe for Babies and Toddlers

Study confirms shot protects against influenza without side effects

10/18/2006
U.S. Flu Vaccine Supply Called Plentiful

Any delays in shipments should be resolved by end of November, CDC says

10/13/2006
Combo Human-Bird Antibody May Ward Off Avian Flu

But success in mice doesn't guarantee it will protect people, experts say

10/12/2006
Whooping Cough Making a Comeback in U.S.

Studies urge booster shots for teens and adults, more careful exams by doctors

10/10/2006
As Parents Nix Vaccine, Childhood Whooping Cough Increases

Incidence highest in states with loosest exemption policies, study finds

10/5/2006
All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots

Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

10/4/2006
Vaccine May Ease Ragweed Allergies

Early study looks promising, showing at least two years of protection

10/4/2006
All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots

Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

9/27/2006
Your Best Shot at Fighting the Flu

Annual vaccine is a smart insurance policy against influenza, experts say

9/21/2006
Vaccine Combo May Land Infants in ER: Study

Five-shot mix poses fever risk to one in 100 babies, researchers find

9/18/2006
Studies Reveal Slow Progress on Global Child Deaths

Lack of funds means vulnerable countries are falling behind, experts say

9/14/2006
More Kids of All Races Getting Their Shots

Three-fourths of U.S. children have received 6 key vaccines, CDC says

9/6/2006
Low-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Effective

Chinese team reports success with new formulation

8/27/2006
Vaccine Breakthroughs

New inoculations protect against diseases ranging from whooping cough to cervical cancer

7/6/2006
Far More Children Afflicted With Flu

But doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in young patients, study finds

6/29/2006
U.S. Panel Endorses Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Girls

11- and 12-year-olds would be routinely inoculated against virus that causes the disease

6/15/2006
Flu Season Was Milder Than Usual

But certain strains of germs showed resistance to antiviral drugs, report notes

6/15/2006
Scientists ID Genetic Cause of HIV Virulence

Loss of one function of one gene makes the difference, study says

6/12/2006
Gene-Based Vaccines May Fight Alzheimer's

They slowed brain plaque build-up in mice, but success in humans will be real test, experts say

6/9/2006
Taming a Childhood Scourge

New vaccine highly effective against rotavirus, experts say

6/8/2006
Scientists Find Way to Speed Up HIV Vaccine Research

Early immune-cell response should predict shot's effectiveness, researchers say

6/8/2006
FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Experts hail immunization as breakthrough for women worldwide

6/5/2006
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Also Protects Against Vaginal Cancers

Researchers at ASCO report that Gardasil was almost totally effective against pre-cancerous lesions

5/26/2006
FDA Approves Shingles Vaccine

It's recommended for those 60 years of age and older