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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

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

WHO: Zika Virus an International Health ThreatFebruary 01, 2016

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus OutbreakJanuary 29, 2016

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior ResearchJanuary 28, 2016

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye InflammationJanuary 25, 2016

But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in ActivityJanuary 24, 2016

CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC SaysJanuary 15, 2016

But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in Poor and Hispanic Communities: StudyJanuary 14, 2016

Researchers say teen girls in mostly black and mostly white neighborhoods have lowest rates

U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDCJanuary 08, 2016

It's not too late to get vaccinated, expert says

Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This WinterJanuary 08, 2016

FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu ShotDecember 30, 2015

Influenza activity usually peaks in January or February, FDA says

New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early ResearchDecember 23, 2015

But new antibody was only helpful for those who hadn't received HIV therapy yet

Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDCDecember 23, 2015

Almost everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, experts say

How to Have a Healthy Holiday SeasonDecember 06, 2015

Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDCDecember 04, 2015

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated before holiday trips and gatherings, experts say

FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune ResponseNovember 25, 2015

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

Anthrax Vaccine Approval ExpandedNovember 24, 2015

Now sanctioned for adults 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine ScheduleNovember 20, 2015

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White AreasNovember 12, 2015

But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early TrialNovember 04, 2015

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy RiskNovember 03, 2015

But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

One in Five Pediatricians Drops Families Who Refuse Vaccines: SurveyNovember 02, 2015

Experts say deep philosophical differences, concern for other young patients may explain why

Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu SeasonOctober 29, 2015

Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes

Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC SaysOctober 29, 2015

Common sexually transmitted virus can cause multiple cancers

Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu VaccinesOctober 29, 2015

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study FindsOctober 26, 2015

This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During PregnancyOctober 20, 2015

Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

It's Time for Your Flu ShotOctober 19, 2015

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke RiskOctober 16, 2015

Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDCOctober 15, 2015

Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B, Study SaysOctober 12, 2015

But researchers add that it's critical to expand vaccination base

Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: StudyOctober 09, 2015

Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say

1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles: ReportOctober 08, 2015

Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against PneumoniaOctober 05, 2015

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

Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential DebateSeptember 18, 2015

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

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

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-BeSeptember 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: StudySeptember 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 ShotsSeptember 08, 2015

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

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

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

Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: StudyAugust 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 VaccinatedAugust 27, 2015

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

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

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

Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study FindsAugust 25, 2015

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

Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu VaccineAugust 24, 2015

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

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