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Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says August 22, 2014

Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease August 21, 2014

Study found combining them boosted immune system even more than one

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group August 19, 2014

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds August 19, 2014

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out: Study August 18, 2014

Doctors continue to urge parents to get the recommended three doses for their preteens

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated August 18, 2014

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

Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk August 15, 2014

Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus August 15, 2014

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

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study August 13, 2014

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

First Ebola Vaccine Could Be Less Than a Year Away, Scientist Says August 08, 2014

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

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids August 04, 2014

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

Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children July 28, 2014

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

CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare July 11, 2014

Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity July 11, 2014

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

Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial July 11, 2014

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

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study July 08, 2014

Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More July 01, 2014

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

Your Stomach Bug May Well Be Norovirus June 27, 2014

Nearly 20 percent of gastroenteritis cases stem from the 'cruise-ship virus,' study finds

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

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

Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough June 25, 2014

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

Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants June 17, 2014

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

Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential June 11, 2014

Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

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

Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids June 09, 2014

Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC June 09, 2014

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

People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year June 05, 2014

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

Easy-to-Use IV Antibiotics Could Help Treat Serious Skin Infections June 04, 2014

Study found two drugs worked as well as standard medication, with far fewer infusions needed

Cancer, Heart Disease Not Likely Killers of Those Over 100 June 04, 2014

Instead, 'acute' illnesses like pneumonia or sheer frailty bring about the end for the very old, study finds

Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study June 03, 2014

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

Immune-Based Treatment May Fight Advanced Cervical Cancer June 02, 2014

Therapy shows promise in small trial, but side effects were often severe

U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High May 29, 2014

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

A Walk a Day Keeps Disability at Bay May 27, 2014

Study links greater mobility in old age to daily strolls

FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections May 27, 2014

Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People May 27, 2014

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

Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine May 22, 2014

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

Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery May 20, 2014

Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV May 20, 2014

But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

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

Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study May 13, 2014

But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say

Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk? May 07, 2014

Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

Exercise Could Help Disabled People, But Too Few Are Active: CDC May 06, 2014

Lack of workouts increases the risk of chronic diseases, experts say

Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents May 05, 2014

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

Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study May 05, 2014

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

Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case April 30, 2014

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

Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study April 30, 2014

Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

Even Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability April 30, 2014

Study finds benefit in light activity such as housecleaning or a slow stroll

Caring for Severely Ill Kids May Have Silver Lining April 29, 2014

Many parent caregivers show signs of 'post-traumatic growth,' study says

HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious' April 29, 2014

Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC April 24, 2014

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

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