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Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity

July 11, 2014

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Polio is history in much of the world, but remains common in places like Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Giving vaccinated children an extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine could boost their immunity and help eradicate the highly infectious disease, a new study suggests.
Although the polio vaccine is highly [...]


Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial

July 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A potential vaccine to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever was somewhat successful in a trial among Asian children.
While the vaccine only prevented dengue fever in 56 percent of the 10,000 kids who got the full series of three shots, it protected [...]


Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial

July 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A potential vaccine to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever was somewhat successful in a trial among Asian children.
While the vaccine only prevented dengue fever in 56 percent of the 10,000 kids who got the full series of three shots, it protected [...]


Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn’t Boost Clot Risk: Study

July 8, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Concerns that the human papillomavirus vaccine may increase the risk of serious blood clots seem unfounded, a new study says.
The study of half a million Danish women who received the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer and other health problems, found no link between [...]


Another Study Shows That the Measles Vaccine Doesn’t Cause Autism

July 1, 2014

Parents worried about getting young children vaccinated against infectious diseases have fresh cause for reassurance, researchers say.


For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization

June 26, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Good news for needle-phobic kids everywhere: U.S. health experts say giving children ages 2 to 8 the flu vaccine via a nasal spray offers better protection than the traditional shot.
According to a decision from the Advisory Committee on Immunization (ACIP) — the U.S. Centers [...]


Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

June 25, 2014

One-fifth of British school-age children who visit their doctors because of a persistent cough are diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a new study.


Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants

June 17, 2014

TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New insight into infants’ immune systems could lead to improvements in vaccines that would better protect youngsters from infectious diseases, researchers report.
Compared to adults, infants’ immune systems respond faster and more aggressively, but the protection they create lasts only a short time. This leaves infants more susceptible to [...]


Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study

June 9, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Toddlers who get a newer vaccine that fights four infections in one jab have a slightly increased risk of fever-induced seizure, a large new study confirms.
At issue is a vaccine that targets measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) in one shot, instead of giving the [...]


Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC

June 9, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Since the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of kids hospitalized for severe diarrhea has dropped dramatically, a new study finds.
Rotavirus is a common cause of sometimes severe gastrointestinal infections in babies and young children.
However, by 2009-2010, hospitalizations for rotavirus among children under [...]



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