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.
TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Using electronic health records to issue reminders about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for young females significantly increased the number of patients who got the vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer. That’s the finding of a new study that included more than 6,000 patients who, along with their doctors, received [...]
TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A small minority of people still distrust the safety of routine childhood vaccinations, but one expert says the myths that swirl around vaccines are easily dismissed. “Both parents and doctors have the same goal, to keep a child healthy, and the best way to keep a child safe is [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Males benefit indirectly when girls are immunized against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new Dutch study. However, males still have a risk of developing HPV-related cancers, the study authors said. And while giving the vaccine to boys would further reduce the burden of [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria that causes typhoid fever has spread to many countries and reached epidemic levels in Africa, a new study warns. The strain, H58, emerged in South Asia between 25 and 30 years ago and has slowly grown to become one of [...]
FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine provides mice with long-lasting protection against Chagas disease, which can lead to death from heart and intestinal complications in people, researchers report. Chagas disease is widespread in most Latin America countries and is an emerging disease in the United States. A parasite called T. cruzi causes [...]