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Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study ShowsMarch 14, 2016

Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective

Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be DangerousFebruary 05, 2016

Especially for the young and elderly

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye InflammationJanuary 25, 2016

But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles RiskDecember 31, 2015

Chances of getting painful skin condition 70 percent higher among people with respiratory condition, study finds

Health Tip: Coping With ChickenpoxAugust 24, 2015

Easing itch and discomfort

Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.August 13, 2015

Recommendation for second dose reduced number of infections even more, CDC finds

Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in ElderlyFebruary 18, 2015

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: ReportDecember 18, 2014

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting AdultsDecember 16, 2014

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

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

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

Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: StudyApril 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 KidsFebruary 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 SaysDecember 02, 2013

39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

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

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

Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect CellsOctober 04, 2013

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

Health Tip: Chickenpox May Lead to ComplicationsSeptember 02, 2013

Including pneumonia and chronic inflammation

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

Prior inoculation probably would have protected her, experts say

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

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

Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study FindsApril 02, 2013

Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-VaccinatedJanuary 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: ExpertJanuary 20, 2013

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

Varizig Approved to Treat Chickenpox SymptomsDecember 21, 2012

Within four days of exposure

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

Including those who've had a prior reaction

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

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

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

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDCAugust 16, 2012

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School ListJuly 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 FindsJune 05, 2012

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

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

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

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