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Vaccines

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.

Vaccines News

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — According to the World Health Organization, about 584,000 people, mostly in Africa, die from mosquito-borne malaria each year. Most of those victims are children, but the success of a new malaria vaccine in late-stage trials could offer real hope against the disease, experts say. There is currently no vaccine for [...]

  • Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a step toward personalized vaccines against cancer, scientists report they have developed an immune-system therapy that knocks out several types of aggressive tumors in mice. German researchers said the findings, reported April 22 in the journal Nature, could lead to a “blueprint” for developing tailored [...]

  • Another Study Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine and Autism

    Yet another study finds no evidence that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine raises the risk of autism—even among children who are at increased genetic risk.

  • Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven’t already been exposed to the human papillomavirus. “HPV is a local infection that can separately infect the cervical, anal, or oral sites, where it [...]

  • California Declares Measles Outbreak Over

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The California measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks was officially declared over Friday by state health officials. A total of 131 people in California were diagnosed with measles during the outbreak, according to the state’s Department of Public Health. However, additional cases were reported outside of [...]

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