Vaccines protect against serious and potentially fatal infections. There are currently 12 vaccines recommended for children between birth and 18 years of age. However, vaccines aren’t just for children. There are a wide variety of vaccines that can help you stay healthy in your 20s, 30, 40s, and beyond. Vaccines can help your immune system to stay primed to fight off germs as you age, and can even prevent some types of cancer.
THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s unlikely that a single vaccine would ever enable the body to neutralize the HIV virus, but a sequence of immunizations might hold the key, a new mouse study suggests. The immune system could be guided in a series of steps to develop a special type of HIV-fighting antibody, [...]
THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The 2014-15 flu vaccine was less effective than expected due to a new mutation in the flu virus, a new study shows. The mutation in the H3N2 virus led to a mismatch between it and the H3N2 strain used to create the vaccine, the researchers explained. This meant that [...]
A new study offers more evidence that the advent of vaccines to fight human papillomavirus (HPV) could reduce cervical cancer in American women.
THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s important to have your puppy fully vaccinated against parvovirus before going to the dog park or anywhere else your pup might encounter other dogs, an expert says. Failure to take this precaution could prove deadly for your pet, according to Susan Nelson, clinical an associate professor of clinical [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although most U.S. children are getting their routine vaccinations, recent trends have experts concerned that Americans will lose some of the “herd immunity” that has long protected many from serious infections. The vast majority of U.S. kids are up-to-date with routine jabs against once-common infections like [...]