Vaccine News

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4/11/2006
Lower-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Study Begins

Four U.S. centers will test the new formulation

4/11/2006
Pneumococcal Vaccine Protects Newborns

Immunizing older kids helps shield non-vaccinated infants, study shows

4/10/2006
Epstein-Barr Virus Could Boost Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A vaccine against the virus might also help prevent MS, experts say

4/6/2006
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gives Long-Term Protection

Nearly 5 years later, it still shields women from tumor-causing virus, researchers say

4/5/2006
Pneumococcal Vaccine Reduces Serious Infections in Kids

Slight rise seen in some infections caused by strains not in vaccine, study finds

3/29/2006
Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine Falls Short

Just over half of volunteers appeared immunized, researchers report

3/3/2006
Vaccine Reduces Ear Infections, Czech Researchers Say

But more proof is needed that the inoculation works, a U.S. expert adds

2/16/2006
New Strategy Speeds Flu Vaccine Production

Cell-based approach means shots could be made in weeks, not months

2/10/2006
Intimate Kissing Boosts Meningitis Risk in Teens

Study says vaccination can prevent the potentially fatal disease

2/4/2006
Researchers Report Big Gains Against Cervical Cancer

Death rates are down, and an experimental vaccine holds great promise

2/1/2006
U.S. Scientists Create Bird Flu Vaccine That Thwarts Deadly Strain

Genetically engineered vaccine protected mice against the H5N1 virus

1/31/2006
Melanoma Vaccine for Dogs May Aid Humans

About 40% of animals respond to experimental treatment, researchers say

1/30/2006
Pilot Test of Ricin Vaccine Successful

Vaccine may protect people from a bioterror attack

1/24/2006
Health Tip: For Some, Pneumonia Vaccine Essential

Those over 65 should get it with flu inoculation, government recommends

1/4/2006
Two Vaccines Fight Severe Childhood Diarrhea

Rotavirus protection fills a public health gap, experts say

12/28/2005
New Pertussis Policy Announced

American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends vaccine for adolescents

12/16/2005
U.S. Health Gains Starting to Slow: Study

Rates of early death, prenatal care, smoking stable in recent years; obesity way up

12/14/2005
153 Child Deaths Linked to Flu During 2003-2004 Season

Many were previously healthy; most were under 6 months old, CDC report finds

12/6/2005
FluMist Found Safe in Latest Study

Two years after intranasal vaccine's introduction to market, new evidence backs its use in healthy people

12/2/2005
Cancer Group Lists Top Treatment Advances for 2005

Inroads against breast, lung and stomach tumors, plus two cervical cancer vaccines

11/15/2005
Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Improves Survival

Longer follow-up, larger study needed, researchers say

11/3/2005
U.N. Leader Outlines Bird Flu Fight Strategy

Stockpiling won't be sufficient, Annan says in laying out seven-point plan

11/2/2005
Nicotine Vaccine Shows Early Promise

Study found NicVAX helped 38% stay away from smoking for 30 days

11/1/2005
Bush Unveils Bird Flu Strategy

A key would be $1.2 billion for enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans

10/25/2005
Children's Pneumonia Vaccine Helps Prevent Disease in Adults

Rates of serious illness dropped by almost one-third, study finds

10/24/2005
Seasonal Flu Is the Real and Present Danger

Despite concern about avian flu, it poses little risk to humans so far, officials say

10/20/2005
Flu Shots in Short Supply, So Far

But U.S. health officials insist there will soon be enough to meet demand

10/11/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Offers Hope Coupled With Questions

It seems effective, but immunity requires 2 shots and longer time to take effect, researchers say

10/7/2005
Chemotherapy Boosts Cancer Vaccine's Punch

Combo worked in mice, but human trials are a long way off, experts say

10/6/2005
Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Trial results indicate it is 100 percent effective in preventing disease

9/22/2005
Universal Flu Shots Urged

City, county health officials also warn that U.S. is ill-prepared for pandemic

9/21/2005
Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly

Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

9/6/2005
FDA Approves 4-in-1 Childhood Vaccine

It protects against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox in one shot

8/25/2005
Is a Longevity Vaccine on the Way?

Mouse studies using a hormone raise the possibility, a researcher suggests

8/18/2005
New for Back to School: Meningitis, Whooping Cough Vaccines

They offer stronger protection against two worrisome diseases, experts say

8/12/2005
Countries Should Stock up on Anti-Flu Agent

Zanamivir better than oseltamivir in event of epidemic, researcher says

8/11/2005
Nasal Vaccine Might Slow Alzheimer's

Mouse study showed 73 percent reduction in damaging amyloid plaques

8/9/2005
Childhood Vaccinations Don't Up Infection Risk

Compared with exposure to other harmful agents, vaccines only a drop in the bucket

8/9/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Not Coming to Your Local Pharmacy

Top U.S. health official says successful human trials don't translate to immediate use

8/8/2005
Combo Therapy Stalls Return of Prostate Cancer

Vaccine, hormone treatment seems to delay recurrence, study finds

8/8/2005
New Meningitis Vaccine Offers Greater Protection

Part of effort to protect more children, teens from deadly disease

7/26/2005
Childhood Vaccination Rates Hit Record High

But many adults aren't getting recommended inoculations, federal officials say

7/12/2005
Vaccination Tames Hepatitis A Infection

U.S., Israeli studies find inoculating children lowers incidence in entire population

6/30/2005
Researchers Take 1st Step Toward Broad Strep B Vaccine

Four-protein combination used to combat the bacteria that threatens newborns

6/22/2005
Expanding Current Vaccine Programs Proposed

The government should be the sole distributor of vaccines, one expert argues

6/13/2005
Plant Vaccine Targets SARS

Cheap and easy to give, the vaccine could prevent another outbreak

6/2/2005
New Pertussis Vaccine Effective in Teens, Adults

All should be vaccinated, researchers say

6/1/2005
Shingles Vaccine Has Successful Trial

Should be made available to seniors now, expert says

5/15/2005
Nicotine Vaccine Shows Promise

Swiss company reports some smokers developed antibodies, smoked less

5/12/2005
MMR Vaccine Doesn't Up Risk of Crohn's Disease

No link between childhood shot and intestinal inflammation, study finds