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Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women May 23, 2016

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study May 10, 2016

It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study May 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2 May 03, 2016

Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection April 27, 2016

New approach might one day give doctors another treatment option or a way to develop an AIDS vaccine

With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything April 26, 2016

Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial April 19, 2016

But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health April 19, 2016

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study April 13, 2016

Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC April 12, 2016

This year's vaccine was a very good match, officials say

Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk March 31, 2016

Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: Study March 25, 2016

Booster shot every 30 years would protect as well as every 10 years, and save money, researchers contend

Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds March 21, 2016

Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising

Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet March 18, 2016

This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, CDC says

More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study Shows March 17, 2016

Trend a reversal from the 1980s, researchers say

New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise March 16, 2016

Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds March 15, 2016

As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too

Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study March 14, 2016

Findings show it won't increase complications

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers March 14, 2016

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study Shows March 14, 2016

Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective

Health Tip: Warding Off the Flu When You Have Asthma March 10, 2016

Protect yourself from complications

Stress of Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk March 04, 2016

Husbands, wives need support to reduce strain, researchers say

Monkeys Move Robotic Wheelchairs With Their Thoughts March 03, 2016

Scientists say technology might one day help severely disabled people who have lost muscle control, mobility

Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications February 27, 2016

Unapproved foreign drugs can't be brought into the country without permission, FDA advises

Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds February 26, 2016

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDC February 25, 2016

In more good news, health officials report flu vaccine is 59 percent effective so far

2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines Show Potential February 24, 2016

Both produced high levels of antibodies to the deadly virus, researchers say

Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study February 22, 2016

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests February 17, 2016

Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes February 16, 2016

The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones February 15, 2016

But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought February 12, 2016

Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women February 12, 2016

Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows February 11, 2016

Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil February 11, 2016

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly February 11, 2016

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China February 10, 2016

But odds are slim that deadly virus will spread easily among people, experts say

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study February 10, 2016

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds February 10, 2016

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study February 09, 2016

During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests February 09, 2016

Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers

Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag February 09, 2016

Stanford researchers find therapy seems to help people adjust to new time zone faster

Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups February 08, 2016

After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines February 08, 2016

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus February 08, 2016

Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners February 05, 2016

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks February 05, 2016

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply February 03, 2016

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus February 03, 2016

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

Scientists Piggyback Experimental HIV Vaccine on Cold Viruses February 02, 2016

Vaccine was well-tolerated, elicited 'moderate' response in volunteers, researchers report

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