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Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report December 18, 2014

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles December 18, 2014

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot December 18, 2014

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults December 16, 2014

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study December 15, 2014

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response December 11, 2014

Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot December 11, 2014

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV December 10, 2014

Virus can lead to cervical cancer

Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report December 08, 2014

New treatments may not work, or may have unknown risks, expert says

Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds December 05, 2014

But you should still wash your hands, experts caution

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC December 04, 2014

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study December 04, 2014

Current guidelines don't identify them as a high-risk group, but they should, researchers say

40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability December 02, 2014

U.S. government analysis also found 15 percent had three or more problems

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial December 02, 2014

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History' December 02, 2014

Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

A Lasting Legacy of Science December 02, 2014

Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60 December 01, 2014

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises November 26, 2014

Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine November 26, 2014

Injections appear safe, but one expert is betting on a different approach

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion November 19, 2014

Use a cool-mist humidifier

Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll November 18, 2014

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear? November 17, 2014

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women November 12, 2014

Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds November 11, 2014

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study November 11, 2014

Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

Health Tip: When to Call the Doctor About a Cold or Flu November 07, 2014

Signs they need medical attention

Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study November 06, 2014

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality November 05, 2014

First human tests looked at safety

11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years November 05, 2014

CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis October 29, 2014

Among people aged 10 to 25

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis October 29, 2014

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime October 22, 2014

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say October 21, 2014

American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December

Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis October 21, 2014

Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness

Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet October 20, 2014

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC October 16, 2014

Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note

Akynzeo Approved for Side Effects of Chemotherapy October 10, 2014

Drug helps ease nausea, vomiting

Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study October 10, 2014

Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

Contact Sports Boost Spread of 'Superbug' Germs, Study Says October 09, 2014

College athletes advised to practice good hygiene, and to stop sharing towels, razors

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds October 07, 2014

Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer

Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu' October 07, 2014

Two studies show promising results

Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68 October 06, 2014

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

Bro Alert: Too Much Booze May Harm Your Sperm October 03, 2014

And the risk of sexually transmitted infection climbs with more drinking, research suggests

42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids October 02, 2014

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks October 01, 2014

Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

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