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Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia October 05, 2015

Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented

Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study September 30, 2015

Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs September 22, 2015

More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery September 21, 2015

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

New Antibiotics May One Day Beat Superbugs September 18, 2015

But research is still in early stages, with testing only done on human cells in the lab

Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate September 18, 2015

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC September 17, 2015

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be September 14, 2015

Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study September 10, 2015

Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots September 08, 2015

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC September 08, 2015

A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness September 04, 2015

Unlike medications, this experimental therapy doesn't cause drowsiness, researchers say

Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay September 03, 2015

Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study August 31, 2015

Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated August 27, 2015

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds August 26, 2015

Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds August 25, 2015

Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine August 24, 2015

They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check August 21, 2015

Experts outline which ones are recommended at what ages

Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say August 19, 2015

New guidelines recommend vitamin B6/antihistamine combo to quell nausea, vomiting

Synthetic MERS Vaccine Works in Animal Tests August 19, 2015

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has sickened more than 1,300, claimed nearly 400 lives since 2012

New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono' August 13, 2015

Shot seems to work against Epstein-Barr virus in mice and monkeys, but human trials are still to come

Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says August 13, 2015

Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S. August 13, 2015

Recommendation for second dose reduced number of infections even more, CDC finds

Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection August 12, 2015

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery, Study Finds August 10, 2015

But a prospective, rigorous trial may be needed before standard therapy changes, expert says

Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections August 07, 2015

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds August 06, 2015

Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

Better Control of Drug-Resistant Germs Could Save Thousands of Lives: CDC August 04, 2015

Hospitals, health departments, long-term care facilities must share information, report says

To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study August 03, 2015

When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials July 31, 2015

Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC July 30, 2015

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 30, 2015

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study July 27, 2015

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice July 21, 2015

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC July 16, 2015

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says July 15, 2015

Findings challenge one-shot-fits-all approach, could guide development of future vaccines, experts say

Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study July 15, 2015

But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports

Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine July 14, 2015

Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys July 13, 2015

Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness July 09, 2015

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds July 07, 2015

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot July 06, 2015

Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

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