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Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study June 25, 2015

Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine

Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds June 25, 2015

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo June 24, 2015

Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months

HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S. June 22, 2015

But screening rules for women changed recently, so impact of the shots remains unclear, researchers say

Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs June 18, 2015

Highly contagious virus can cause serious illness, even death, expert warns

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study June 16, 2015

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids June 12, 2015

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study June 10, 2015

Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC June 09, 2015

Rates of hospitalization with gastroenteritis have tumbled since rotavirus shot launched in 2006

New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes June 09, 2015

Researchers will look at effects in people with longstanding disease

College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat June 05, 2015

Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection June 05, 2015

Next season's shot includes last year's missing strain

Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain June 04, 2015

Findings support immunization of older adults

Study Shows Arthritis' Toll on Work, Social Life June 04, 2015

Joint disease plus other chronic health conditions may keep up to one-third affected out of workplace

Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas June 03, 2015

California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats May 26, 2015

Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates May 19, 2015

Study found young female patients were more likely to get all three shots of cervical cancer vaccine

Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths May 13, 2015

Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males May 13, 2015

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa May 11, 2015

Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

Chagas Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice May 08, 2015

Parasitic disease is becoming more common in U.S.

Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends May 07, 2015

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

Pig Farmers at Greater Risk for Drug-Resistant Staph Infections: Study May 07, 2015

Those around them who may have weakened immune systems should take precautions

Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds May 04, 2015

Results help explain recent surge in cases

Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus April 29, 2015

HIV-infected patients appear to get an immune system boost, study found

Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates April 28, 2015

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study April 27, 2015

Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children April 24, 2015

Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say

Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice April 22, 2015

Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC April 22, 2015

Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say

Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines April 21, 2015

Protection may go beyond cervical infection

Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link April 21, 2015

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

3.8 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm April 21, 2015

Experts stress this strain poses little risk to humans

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies April 17, 2015

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

California Declares Measles Outbreak Over April 17, 2015

But, health officials say risk still exists for those who aren't vaccinated against the disease

Dog-Transmitted Rabies Kills 160 People a Day Worldwide: Study April 16, 2015

Researchers say best way to prevent infection in people is to vaccinate pets

Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians April 16, 2015

Pay attention to where cases are occurring

Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close April 16, 2015

Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday

Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study April 15, 2015

Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC April 14, 2015

Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study April 10, 2015

But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications

Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine April 08, 2015

Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

Tobacco Smoke Strengthens 'Superbug,' Lab Research Finds April 06, 2015

MRSA may become deadlier, even more resistant to treatment

Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections? April 03, 2015

European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

Older Mexican-Americans Often Disabled, Study Says April 02, 2015

Findings highlight growing need for long-term care

Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Early Promise April 02, 2015

Still not clear if it will prevent recurrence or lengthen survival

Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise April 01, 2015

Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows March 26, 2015

Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials March 25, 2015

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed

Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study March 16, 2015

Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

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