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Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study June 09, 2014

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

Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study April 03, 2014

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

Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids February 12, 2014

The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says December 02, 2013

39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds October 08, 2013

Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells October 04, 2013

New ability to measure that pressure may help lead to treatments, study authors suggest

Health Tip: Chickenpox May Lead to Complications September 02, 2013

Including pneumonia and chronic inflammation

Teen's Death From Chickenpox Highlights Need for Vaccination, CDC Reports April 11, 2013

Prior inoculation probably would have protected her, experts say

Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine April 09, 2013

Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it

Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds April 02, 2013

Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-Vaccinated January 21, 2013

This puts them at much higher risk for preventable illnesses such as whooping cough, chickenpox

How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert January 20, 2013

If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

Varizig Approved to Treat Chickenpox Symptoms December 21, 2012

Within four days of exposure

Health Tip: Some Shouldn't Get a Chickenpox Vaccine December 11, 2012

Including those who've had a prior reaction

More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study September 19, 2012

Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists August 20, 2012

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC August 16, 2012

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List July 31, 2012

Dorm living puts them at higher risk for potentially deadly infection, expert says

Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds June 05, 2012

Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

Measles Vaccines Won't Raise Seizure Risk in Young Kids: Study April 02, 2012

Kaiser Permanente researchers find youngsters aged 4 to 6 not at higher risk after shots

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