July 24, 2014: Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

July 18, 2014: HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method

July 17, 2014: Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say

July 11, 2014: CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare
Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

July 11, 2014: Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity
Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says

July 11, 2014: Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial
But experts would still like to see a more effective vaccine developed

July 08, 2014: Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study
Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

July 01, 2014: Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

June 27, 2014: Your Stomach Bug May Well Be Norovirus
Nearly 20 percent of gastroenteritis cases stem from the 'cruise-ship virus,' study finds

June 26, 2014: For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization
CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

June 25, 2014: Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

June 17, 2014: Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants
Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

June 11, 2014: Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential
Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

June 09, 2014: Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study
Safer to give MMR and chickenpox shots separately for first dose, researchers say

June 09, 2014: Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids
Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

June 09, 2014: Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC
Fewer children admitted for severe diarrhea tied to rotavirus, researchers say

June 05, 2014: People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year
H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

June 04, 2014: Easy-to-Use IV Antibiotics Could Help Treat Serious Skin Infections
Study found two drugs worked as well as standard medication, with far fewer infusions needed

June 04, 2014: Cancer, Heart Disease Not Likely Killers of Those Over 100
Instead, 'acute' illnesses like pneumonia or sheer frailty bring about the end for the very old, study finds

June 03, 2014: Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study
But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

June 02, 2014: Immune-Based Treatment May Fight Advanced Cervical Cancer
Therapy shows promise in small trial, but side effects were often severe

May 29, 2014: U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High
Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

May 27, 2014: A Walk a Day Keeps Disability at Bay
Study links greater mobility in old age to daily strolls

May 27, 2014: FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections
Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

May 27, 2014: Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People
Vaccine, antiviral treatments make it worthwhile to spot chronic condition early, researcher says

May 22, 2014: Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine
Approach shows promise in mice but more study needed before human trials can begin, experts say

May 20, 2014: Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery
Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

May 20, 2014: Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV
But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

May 19, 2014: Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study
Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

May 13, 2014: Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study
But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say

May 07, 2014: Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?
Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

May 06, 2014: Exercise Could Help Disabled People, But Too Few Are Active: CDC
Lack of workouts increases the risk of chronic diseases, experts say

May 05, 2014: Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents
Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

May 05, 2014: Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study
Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

April 30, 2014: Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case
U.S. officials want to be prepared, but some doubt H7N9 will become pandemic

April 30, 2014: Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study
Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

April 30, 2014: Even Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability
Study finds benefit in light activity such as housecleaning or a slow stroll

April 29, 2014: Caring for Severely Ill Kids May Have Silver Lining
Many parent caregivers show signs of 'post-traumatic growth,' study says

April 29, 2014: HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'
Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

April 24, 2014: Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC
Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

April 21, 2014: Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria common on household surfaces, study finds

April 21, 2014: Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

April 16, 2014: Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

April 16, 2014: Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle
But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

April 15, 2014: Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

April 14, 2014: As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away
There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

April 14, 2014: Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report
Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

April 11, 2014: Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study
Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses

April 10, 2014: Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

April 10, 2014: Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC
The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say