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To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study

August 3, 2015

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Highlighting what might happen if children aren’t vaccinated can change the thinking of some people who oppose vaccines, a new study suggests.
Many people with anti-vaccine views focus on the perceived risks of vaccines, the researchers noted.
“Perhaps we need to direct people’s attention to the other aspect of the […]

Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears highly effective against the deadly infectious disease, according to an interim analysis of findings from a clinical trial being conducted in the West African nation of Guinea.
So far, the vaccine has been 100 percent effective in individuals, the United Nation’s World Health Organization […]

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

July 30, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most boys and a large portion of girls in the United States have not received even a single dose of the cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, even though some slow progress has been made, federal researchers report.
Four out of 10 girls and six out of […]

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

July 27, 2015

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 […]

Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

July 21, 2015

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 […]

Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC

July 16, 2015

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 […]

Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says

July 15, 2015

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 […]

Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine

July 14, 2015

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 […]

Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys

July 13, 2015

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An inhalable Ebola vaccine protected monkeys against the deadly virus, a new study shows.
Research suggests that the linings of the airways may be an important point of entry for the Ebola virus into the body. This was the first test of a inhalable Ebola vaccine, the researchers said.
“A […]

Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

July 9, 2015

THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An vaccine in a pill protects children and adults against severe cholera, a new study shows.
Cholera is an infectious disease spread through contaminated water and food. It is typically found in hot, tropical climates, the researchers explained.
The results of the first real-life trial of the vaccine support its […]


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