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78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

January 23, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California now stands at 78, health officials reported Friday.
The overwhelming majority of cases — 68 — have been reported in California.
Most of those people hadn’t gotten the measles-mumps-rubella, […]


Many U.S. Girls Aren’t Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

January 23, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the recommended age, a new study finds.
HPV is believed to cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and also other types of cancers and genital warts. The HPV vaccine protects against 70 percent of […]


70 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

January 23, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in Southern California now stands at 70, health officials reported Thursday.
The overwhelming majority of cases — 62 — have been reported in California, and most of those people hadn’t gotten […]


Disneyland Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface

January 22, 2015

Fifteen years after measles was declared eliminated in the United States, the recent outbreak traced to two Disney parks in California illustrates how quickly a resurgence can occur.


Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

January 20, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older patients hospitalized with pneumonia appear to have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease for years afterward, a new study finds.
This elevated risk was highest in the first month after pneumonia — fourfold — but remained […]


Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities

January 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated appear to be clustered in certain areas, a new study suggests.
Among more than 150,000 children in 13 counties in Northern California, the researchers found five clusters where kids had missed one or more vaccinations by the time […]


This Year’s Flu Shot Is Only 23% Effective

January 16, 2015

U.S. health officials have hard numbers to back up their warnings that this season’s flu shots are less than perfect: A new study finds the vaccine reduces your risk of needing medical care because of flu by only 23 percent.


Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants

January 13, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Rotavirus is a relatively common infection of infants and — especially in poorer countries — can cause sometimes fatal diarrhea and vomiting.
However, a new U.S. study finds that widespread vaccination against rotavirus cuts children’s rates of infection.
In the study, researchers led by Leila Sahni, immunization action […]


Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old

January 9, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The United States is in the grip of a particularly nasty flu season, federal health officials said Friday, due — in large part — to a strain of the virus that’s hitting the elderly and children particularly hard.
That strain is called H3N2 flu, and it’s […]


Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe

January 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two measles-containing vaccines are safe, according to a new 12-year study.
The research included children between the ages of 12 to 23 months. Some youngsters received the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine. Others were given separately administered measles-mumps-rubella and varicella (MMR + V) vaccines, but they received both vaccines on […]



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