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Polio Nearly Vanquished: CDC October 24, 2016

But small pockets of world still have cases of crippling disease, officials add

Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC October 20, 2016

But agency's revised guidelines still recommend 3 shots for 15- to 26-year-olds

Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine? October 17, 2016

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study October 14, 2016

Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies October 14, 2016

Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide October 13, 2016

Scientists recommend keeping wild birds away from poultry farms

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors October 07, 2016

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations October 05, 2016

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates October 05, 2016

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary October 05, 2016

Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

Top Zika Vaccine Candidate Moves Closer to Field Testing October 03, 2016

DNA-based shot should be ready for larger groups of people in case of outbreaks next year, U.S. health officials say

Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot October 03, 2016

Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says

A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine September 30, 2016

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC September 30, 2016

Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC September 29, 2016

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study September 29, 2016

Prevents lesions that could cause cervical cancer by 50 percent, researchers say

Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts September 28, 2016

Though there are two promising candidates, testing and manufacturing challenges remain

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing? September 26, 2016

Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark September 23, 2016

Researchers believe it was spread through contaminated imported poultry

Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems September 23, 2016

Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu September 23, 2016

The best way to stay healthy is to get vaccinated, expert advises

DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study September 22, 2016

Human safety trials are already under way, researchers add

More Cancer Patients Gaining From Immune-Based Treatments September 20, 2016

These therapies help arm the body to fight off malignancy, new report explains

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk September 19, 2016

Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study September 14, 2016

Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

Clinton: 'I Didn't Think It Was Going to Be That Big a Deal' September 13, 2016

She says she's feeling 'much better' after pneumonia diagnosis, but ignored her doctor's advice to rest

Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia: How Serious, the Prognosis September 12, 2016

Her case probably not dangerous, doctors say, with rest, antibiotics the typical treatment

Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results September 08, 2016

More patients survived, but more were in vegetative state, and little difference was seen in long-term disability

Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine September 06, 2016

Shot far more effective against current influenza strains, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study September 01, 2016

World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC September 01, 2016

Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illness

3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth August 31, 2016

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary August 29, 2016

Reasons for refusing shots have changed in recent years, U.S. pediatricians' group finds

Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List August 19, 2016

Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

Texas Reports 1st U.S. Case of Zika From Travel to Another State August 16, 2016

Resident had recently visited area of Miami where mosquito-borne transmission is occurring

White House Transfers $81M to Continue Zika Vaccine Research August 12, 2016

The DNA-based shot is intended to promote an immune response to the virus

4 More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Miami Area August 10, 2016

But aerial spraying has made a big dent in mosquito control, health officials say

Zika May Have Caused Death of Texas Newborn August 09, 2016

Baby had severe birth defect linked to mother's infection with the virus acquired outside U.S., officials say

Officials: Aerial Spraying Working Against Miami Mosquitoes August 05, 2016

The insects are to blame for first cases of Zika infection in U.S.

3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys August 04, 2016

Human trial set to begin this fall, researcher says

Hitting the Highway? Keep Safety in Mind August 04, 2016

Planning ahead is essential to a positive travel experience, CDC says

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability August 03, 2016

But federal report finds most caregivers view their role as not a 'substantial problem'

U.S. Launches Early Trial of Zika Vaccine August 03, 2016

The DNA-based jab is intended to promote an immune response to the virus

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients July 26, 2016

Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia July 21, 2016

Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says

Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability July 21, 2016

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations July 20, 2016

1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines July 19, 2016

Boys and girls should start the shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic July 14, 2016

Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there