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 Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Girls as young as 14 are receiving important health benefits from the HPV vaccine, which protects against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, a new study reports. Canadian girls who received the vaccine around age 13 experienced a “large and significant reduction” in cases [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]