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.
By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California now stands at 78, health officials reported Friday. The overwhelming majority of cases — 68 — have been reported in California. Most of those people hadn’t gotten the measles-mumps-rubella, [...]
FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the recommended age, a new study finds. HPV is believed to cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and also other types of cancers and genital warts. The HPV vaccine protects against 70 percent of [...]
By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in Southern California now stands at 70, health officials reported Thursday. The overwhelming majority of cases — 62 — have been reported in California, and most of those people hadn’t gotten [...]
Fifteen years after measles was declared eliminated in the United States, the recent outbreak traced to two Disney parks in California illustrates how quickly a resurgence can occur.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older patients hospitalized with pneumonia appear to have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease for years afterward, a new study finds. This elevated risk was highest in the first month after pneumonia — fourfold — but remained [...]