Health

Why are so few kids getting the HPV vaccine?

Ten years after the federal government approved the first vaccines to combat the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, nine years after those vaccines were recommended for all adolescent girls, and five years after they were ...

Health

Like the flu shot, message inoculation won't last forever

Just as influenza vaccines employ a weakened virus to stimulate the immune system and produce antibodies against the real thing during flu season, message inoculation – with a weakened form of the other side's argument ...

Medications

Flu vaccine linked to narcolepsy in under 30s: study

A vaccine used in Sweden in the 2009-2010 "swine flu" pandemic is linked to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy among under 30s, and not just children and teens as previously thought, a Swedish study showed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

H1N1 flu jab linked to small risk of nervous disorder

Vaccination in the United States against H1N1 "swine" flu, which swept the world in 2009-10, carried a small but tolerable risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder that can cause muscle weakness or temporary paralysis, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pakistan resumes polio vaccines under tight security

Pakistan is providing paramilitary and police support to polio vaccinations being resumed discreetly in the northwest after a series of attacks on medical workers, officials said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Millions to get yellow fever shots in outbreak-hit Darfur

More than two million people in Sudan's Darfur region will be vaccinated against a rare yellow fever outbreak suspected of killing 107 people since late September, health officials said on Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers find powerful swine flu strain in Korea

(HealthDay)—A new report shows that a deadly swine flu virus can infect ferrets, highlighting the importance of continuous surveillance of emerging flu strains.

Medications

Vaccine and autism debate masks real problem

The bitter debate over whether vaccines cause autism is masking real problems with the modern inoculation schedule and encouraging a growing number of parents to refuse recommended vaccines for their children, argues a Michigan ...

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