April 16, 2014: Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

April 16, 2014: Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle
But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

April 15, 2014: Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

April 14, 2014: As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away
There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

April 14, 2014: Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report
Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

April 10, 2014: Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC
The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

April 03, 2014: Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

March 20, 2014: HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms
Signs of potential trouble could be different in people without the virus, study suggests

March 19, 2014: No-Fridge Nasal Vaccines on the Horizon
Tests in mice look promising for people in remote regions, researcher says

March 06, 2014: State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC
When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

March 06, 2014: Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer
Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report

March 06, 2014: Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

March 05, 2014: Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says
Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

March 03, 2014: Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC
But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

February 28, 2014: Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends
Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

February 25, 2014: On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital
Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

February 25, 2014: Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too
Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests

February 20, 2014: Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC
Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

February 20, 2014: More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

February 14, 2014: Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

February 11, 2014: Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls
But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

February 10, 2014: President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine
It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

February 06, 2014: Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC
Little progress seen beyond shingles, HPV and Tdap vaccinations, researchers report

February 05, 2014: There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot
Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says

February 03, 2014: HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study
Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

January 30, 2014: College Students Should Get a Flu Shot
Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

January 27, 2014: HPV Vaccination Rates Might Rise If More Docs Recommended It
Family physicians in particular could play larger role in recommending vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, study suggests

January 14, 2014: Experimental Vaccines May Extend Life With Pancreatic Cancer
Treatment is less toxic than chemotherapy, researchers find

January 14, 2014: Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication
But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

January 14, 2014: Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism
Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

January 10, 2014: U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

January 07, 2014: Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once
Higher risk for a day or two if flu and pneumococcal vaccines given together, study finds

December 27, 2013: Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu
Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection

December 26, 2013: H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

December 23, 2013: Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men
High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say

December 18, 2013: New Insights Into Sleeping Disorder Narcolepsy
It may have its roots in immune system problems, study suggests

December 12, 2013: Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC
There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say

December 11, 2013: New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

December 10, 2013: Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study
And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking

December 09, 2013: Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine
And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

December 05, 2013: Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

December 05, 2013: Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

December 04, 2013: TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis: Study
More brain lesions seen in people who got dummy injection

December 02, 2013: Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says
39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

November 28, 2013: Holiday Health and Safety: Another List to Be Checking Twice
An expert offers up tips for a busy season ahead

November 26, 2013: As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness
Symptoms include sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting and sensitivity to light

November 25, 2013: Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot
Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

November 25, 2013: H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine Approved
In the event of a pandemic

November 18, 2013: Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?
In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals

November 14, 2013: FDA Seeks to Improve Safety of Antiseptic Swabs
Agency asks for labeling, packaging changes to minimize chance of infection