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 MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found. And that advice often goes against American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for breast-feeding, vaccines, pacifier use and infant sleep, researchers say. “In [...]
TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report that a universal flu vaccine in mice protected the animals against eight different flu strains. If the vaccine works in humans, scientists might not have to develop new flu vaccines every year, the researchers said. The findings were reported July 21 in the journal mBio. Currently, a vaccine is [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Americans are up to three times more likely to receive preventive care for potentially fatal chronic diseases if they have health insurance, federal officials reported Thursday. Insurance provided across-the-board improvement in the number of people receiving any one of nine important clinical preventive services, researchers from [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Someone’s genetic makeup may determine whether an HIV vaccine will work, a new study suggests. Scientists say the finding could help them find a way to immunize people against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. While researchers have reported advances over the years, a working vaccine [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Almost a decade after the HPV vaccine was first recommended for girls, only two U.S. states and Washington, D.C., require the immunization, a new study finds. What’s more, researchers say, most U.S. states do require other vaccines routinely recommended for preteens and teenagers — the vaccines [...]