Vaccine News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/22/2004
Synthetic Meningitis Vaccine Created

More study needs to prove it improves on current version

6/24/2004
Nasal Vaccine Prevents SARS Infection in Monkeys

Focusing on respiratory tract may raise vaccine's effectiveness in humans

6/7/2004
New Weapon Against Pancreatic Cancer Found

Experimental vaccine appears to stimulate immune activity

6/6/2004
Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise

Researchers say peptide-derived treatment uses patient's own immune system to fight disease

6/2/2004
Black Children Lag on Vaccines

White, Latino and Asian kids vaccinated at same rate

5/26/2004
Food Poisoning Could Become Thing of the Past

Studies with vaccines that fight foodborne illnesses show promise

5/18/2004
Suspension of Hep B Vaccine Followed by Fewer Vaccinations

The temporary halt in 1999 meant fewer newborns got birth dose in 2000

5/11/2004
Vaccine Cuts Rates of Pneumonia, Meningitis

Reduction most pronounced among black children who get Prevnar, study finds

5/11/2004
New Anthrax Vaccine to Be Tested

Study in 12 American cities will see if experimental version an improvement

5/7/2004
Prevnar Vaccine Protects Entire Families, Not Just Infants

But pediatricians are struggling to cope with a limited supply

5/3/2004
Weighing the Worth of Whooping Cough Vaccine

Study examines benefits, risks and costs of vaccination among teens

4/22/2004
Immune System Memory Center Identified

Finding could lead to better vaccines, cancer treatments

4/21/2004
Another Study Debunks AIDS-Polio Vaccine Theory

Chimps from Congo carry different strain of disease, researchers found

4/15/2004
New Target for Skin Cancer Vaccine Discovered

Protein induces immune system to attack melanoma cells

4/4/2004
Scientists Strive for Breast Cancer Vaccine

While trials are promising, much research remains

4/1/2004
Scientists Create Mice With Human Immune Systems

Finding could lead to research for new treatments for viral infections such as HIV

3/5/2004
Alzheimer's Vaccine Shows Promise

Monkeys developed antibodies to major player in brain disease

2/25/2004
Tough Times for Nasal Flu Vaccines

Sales are off for one, some serious side effects may exist in another

2/20/2004
Flu Shots No Danger to Kids With Asthma

New study finds they have no effect one way or the other

2/17/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Still Works After All These Years

Strongest immunity comes first year after vaccination

2/10/2004
Smallpox Vaccine Spread Virus Through Family

Case report on U.S. soldier details how his wife and infant daughter were infected

2/5/2004
Toxins Linked to Autism, ADHD

Study says exposure to certain neurodevelopmental toxins can increase risk of disorders

1/28/2004
From a Bad Bug Comes Good Medicine

Bacterium behind food poisoning helps scientists improve anti-viral vaccines

1/5/2004
Nasal Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids

New study and American Academy of Pediatrics say it works

12/31/2003
Not a Lean Year for Health News

Nation's obesity epidemic raged on while SARS scared the world in 2003

12/30/2003
Genital Herpes Vaccine to Be Tested

Treatment could protect women from sexually transmitted virus

12/18/2003
AIDS Vaccine Trial Starts

Human testing of one-shot version has begun in Belgium

12/17/2003
Race May Be Factor in Who Gets Flu Shots

Older black Americans getting fewer vaccinations than older whites, study finds

12/9/2003
Whooping Cough on the Rise

Experts report 49 percent rise in the disease in infants in 1990s

12/9/2003
Childhood Vaccines Are Safe

Even preservatives that are used pose no threat, study says

12/1/2003
The Elusive Search for an AIDS Vaccine

Scientists hope for at least some success by decade's end

11/17/2003
Brace Yourself for a Tough Flu Season

U.S. health officials cite early outbreaks in several states

10/31/2003
Oral Vaccines Show Promise

They protected newborn mice against rabies virus

10/19/2003
A Painless Alternative to the Flu Shot

New nasal spray protects without a needle

10/12/2003
Vaccines: Not Just Kid Stuff

Adults need them, too, to thwart dangerous diseases

10/1/2003
Pneumonia Vaccine Shows Additional Promise

It's particularly valuable for HIV-infected children

9/26/2003
Hepatitis A Boosters May Be Unnecessary

Study finds vaccination protects for more than 10 years

9/24/2003
Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Shows Early Promise

Researchers caution that more research is needed

9/24/2003
Flu Shots Don't Prevent Ear Infections in Babies

But the vaccines offer protection from other complications

9/3/2003
Flu-Fighting Drugs for Seniors Worth the Effort

But vaccination still the best strategy, study says

9/2/2003
Dual-Action Anthrax Vaccine May Do the Trick

Scientists hope it will be more effective than current vaccine

8/20/2003
Psyched For School

Help your teen gear up for college

8/14/2003
Vaccines Vital to Children's Health

Experts say they protect against dangerous diseases

8/14/2003
Center Aims to Demystify Vaccines

The real danger is not inoculating children, expert says

8/3/2003
Tetanus-Diphtheria: The Forgotten Immunization

More than half of U.S. adults don't get needed boosters

7/28/2003
Take Green Algae With Your Flu Shot

Study finds extract boosts immune response to vaccine

7/14/2003
Less Smallpox Vaccine May Be More

Weakened strains may be safer and just as effective

5/30/2003
Goodbye, Flu Shots?

Vaccine via nasal spray shows promise and might be long-lasting

5/23/2003
Vaccine Aims to Snuff Nicotine's Effect

It's designed to keep the drug from entering the brain

4/13/2003
Straight Talk About Vaccines and Kids

They protect against serious -- even deadly -- diseases