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Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study September 14, 2016

Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC September 01, 2016

Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illness

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

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

Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be Dangerous February 05, 2016

Especially for the young and elderly

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation January 25, 2016

But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk December 31, 2015

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

Health Tip: Coping With Chickenpox August 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 Elderly February 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: Report December 18, 2014

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

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults December 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: Study June 09, 2014

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

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