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E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Using electronic health records to issue reminders about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for young females significantly increased the number of patients who got the vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer.
That’s the finding of a new study that included more than 6,000 patients who, along with their doctors, received […]


Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths

May 12, 2015

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A small minority of people still distrust the safety of routine childhood vaccinations, but one expert says the myths that swirl around vaccines are easily dismissed.
“Both parents and doctors have the same goal, to keep a child healthy, and the best way to keep a child safe is […]


HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males

May 12, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Males benefit indirectly when girls are immunized against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new Dutch study.
However, males still have a risk of developing HPV-related cancers, the study authors said.
And while giving the vaccine to boys would further reduce the burden of […]


Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa

May 11, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria that causes typhoid fever has spread to many countries and reached epidemic levels in Africa, a new study warns.
The strain, H58, emerged in South Asia between 25 and 30 years ago and has slowly grown to become one of […]


Chagas Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

May 8, 2015

FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine provides mice with long-lasting protection against Chagas disease, which can lead to death from heart and intestinal complications in people, researchers report.
Chagas disease is widespread in most Latin America countries and is an emerging disease in the United States. A parasite called T. cruzi causes […]


Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends

May 7, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection.
The finding is yet another reason for children to get vaccinated against measles, the researchers said.
A measles […]


Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds

May 4, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help explain a recent surge in the number […]


Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

April 29, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary research suggests that an AIDS vaccine in development can ramp up the body’s immune system, boosting the response to medications HIV-positive patients take.
Years of research will be required to confirm that the vaccine works, and researchers don’t yet have the major funding needed […]


Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates

April 28, 2015

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A microneedle patch may be an easier, safer and more convenient way to vaccinate more people worldwide against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests.
Being developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Institute of Technology, the small patch is lined on […]


HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study

April 27, 2015

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 […]



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