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Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: StudyMay 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

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

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

Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like InfectionApril 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 EverythingApril 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 TrialApril 19, 2016

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

Americans' Longer Life = Poorer HealthApril 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: StudyApril 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: CDCApril 12, 2016

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

Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth RiskMarch 31, 2016

Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: StudyMarch 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 FindsMarch 21, 2016

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

Flu Season Hasn't Peaked YetMarch 18, 2016

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

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

Trend a reversal from the 1980s, researchers say

New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows PromiseMarch 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

Findings show it won't increase complications

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab CentersMarch 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 ShowsMarch 14, 2016

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

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

Protect yourself from complications

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

Husbands, wives need support to reduce strain, researchers say

Monkeys Move Robotic Wheelchairs With Their ThoughtsMarch 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 MedicationsFebruary 27, 2016

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

Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll FindsFebruary 26, 2016

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

Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDCFebruary 25, 2016

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

2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines Show PotentialFebruary 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: StudyFebruary 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 SuggestsFebruary 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 MosquitoesFebruary 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 ZonesFebruary 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 ThoughtFebruary 12, 2016

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

CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant WomenFebruary 12, 2016

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

Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study ShowsFebruary 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 BrazilFebruary 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 MicrocephalyFebruary 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 ChinaFebruary 10, 2016

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

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: StudyFebruary 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 FindsFebruary 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: StudyFebruary 09, 2016

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

VA Hospital Care Improving, Study SuggestsFebruary 09, 2016

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

Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet LagFebruary 09, 2016

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

Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-UpsFebruary 08, 2016

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

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on VaccinesFebruary 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 VirusFebruary 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 PartnersFebruary 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 OutbreaksFebruary 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 SupplyFebruary 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 VirusFebruary 03, 2016

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

Scientists Piggyback Experimental HIV Vaccine on Cold VirusesFebruary 02, 2016

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

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted CatchFebruary 02, 2016

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDCFebruary 02, 2016

Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

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