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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

Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles December 18, 2014

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot December 18, 2014

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults December 16, 2014

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

Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study December 15, 2014

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response December 11, 2014

Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot December 11, 2014

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV December 10, 2014

Virus can lead to cervical cancer

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC December 04, 2014

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial December 02, 2014

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History' December 02, 2014

Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

A Lasting Legacy of Science December 02, 2014

Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60 December 01, 2014

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine November 26, 2014

Injections appear safe, but one expert is betting on a different approach

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll November 18, 2014

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear? November 17, 2014

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds November 11, 2014

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study November 11, 2014

Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study November 06, 2014

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality November 05, 2014

First human tests looked at safety

11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years November 05, 2014

CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis October 29, 2014

Among people aged 10 to 25

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis October 29, 2014

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say October 21, 2014

American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December

Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis October 21, 2014

Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness

Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC October 16, 2014

Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note

Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study October 10, 2014

Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu' October 07, 2014

Two studies show promising results

Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial October 01, 2014

Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC September 25, 2014

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study September 25, 2014

Canine saliva primary source of potentially deadly infections in Third World nations

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older September 22, 2014

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says September 21, 2014

Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC September 18, 2014

Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say

New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report September 18, 2014

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa September 16, 2014

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back September 15, 2014

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague September 12, 2014

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says September 10, 2014

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa September 10, 2014

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital September 09, 2014

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates September 08, 2014

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report September 08, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial September 08, 2014

Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say

U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son September 07, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska September 05, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial September 04, 2014

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

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