Vaccine News

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8/18/2014
Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

8/15/2014
Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus

Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says

8/13/2014
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

8/8/2014
First Ebola Vaccine Could Be Less Than a Year Away, Scientist Says

A potential antibody treatment for those already infected is also in the works

8/4/2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

7/28/2014
Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children

And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics

7/24/2014
Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

7/11/2014
Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity

Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says

7/11/2014
Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial

But experts would still like to see a more effective vaccine developed

7/8/2014
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study

Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

7/1/2014
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

6/26/2014
For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization

CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

6/25/2014
Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

6/17/2014
Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants

Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

6/9/2014
Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study

Safer to give MMR and chickenpox shots separately for first dose, researchers say

6/9/2014
Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids

Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

6/9/2014
Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC

Fewer children admitted for severe diarrhea tied to rotavirus, researchers say

6/5/2014
People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year

H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

5/29/2014
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

5/27/2014
Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People

Vaccine, antiviral treatments make it worthwhile to spot chronic condition early, researcher says

5/22/2014
Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine

Approach shows promise in mice but more study needed before human trials can begin, experts say

5/19/2014
Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study

Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

5/5/2014
Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents

Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

5/5/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study

Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

4/30/2014
Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case

U.S. officials want to be prepared, but some doubt H7N9 will become pandemic

4/24/2014
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

4/16/2014
Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

4/16/2014
Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

4/15/2014
Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

4/14/2014
As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away

There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

4/14/2014
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report

Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

4/10/2014
Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC

The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

4/3/2014
Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

3/20/2014
HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms

Signs of potential trouble could be different in people without the virus, study suggests

3/19/2014
No-Fridge Nasal Vaccines on the Horizon

Tests in mice look promising for people in remote regions, researcher says

3/6/2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC

When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

3/6/2014
Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer

Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report

3/6/2014
Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot

With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

3/5/2014
Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says

Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

3/3/2014
Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC

But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

2/28/2014
Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends

Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

2/25/2014
On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital

Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

2/25/2014
Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too

Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests

2/20/2014
Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC

Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

2/20/2014
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

2/14/2014
Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds

Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

2/11/2014
Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls

But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

2/10/2014
President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

2/6/2014
Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC

Little progress seen beyond shingles, HPV and Tdap vaccinations, researchers report

2/5/2014
There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot

Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says