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 Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have successfully tested in animals a new drug that might one day protect people infected with measles from getting sick, according to a new report. “In people who are not vaccinated against measles due to health issues — like severe immune-compromised people, for example, cancer [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report early progress in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer. The results of their study — the first of three stages of research required of drug treatments in the United States — suggest the treatment is [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report. This season’s flu virus didn’t reach those pandemic proportions because of prior [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As a major outbreak of deadly Ebola virus spreads through the West African nations of Guinea and Liberia, public health officials are struggling to contain the horror-movie pathogen before it slips into neighboring countries. They must do so without the aid of any vaccines to prevent [...]
MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A sharp drop in the number of young women infected with the two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) most likely to cause cervical cancer occurred in England after the 2008 launch of a national vaccination program there, a new study shows. The high-risk HPV types 16 and 18 [...]