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Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

November 26, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be safe and produces an immune system response that could protect people against the deadly virus, according to early clinical trial results reported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
The success of the phase I clinical trial for the […]


Flu Season Off to a Slow Start … for Now

November 21, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that’s likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says.
“We are starting to see a little more flu in the country, […]


Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll

November 18, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Three-quarters of American parents would consider removing their children from day care if other kids did not have all the recommended vaccinations, and many say that under-vaccinated children shouldn’t be allowed to attend day care.
Those are among the findings from a national survey of parents of children up […]


Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?

November 16, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Influenza is a nasty virus in its own right. But, it might also increase a person’s risk of suffering a life-threatening tear in the body’s most important artery, a new study suggests.
During flu season, an increased number of people land in the hospital with a […]


Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds

November 11, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Getting a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during the last trimester of pregnancy is safe for the fetus, a new study has found.
The Tdap vaccine doesn’t increase an expecting mothers’ risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight newborns, or the serious pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia, said […]


HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study

November 11, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The states with the lowest rates for teen vaccinations against the virus believed to cause most cervical cancers are also the states where cervical cancer rates are the highest, a new study finds.
For example, in Massachusetts, where 69 percent of teen girls have been vaccinated, […]


Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study

November 6, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new pneumococcal vaccine is almost 30 percent more effective than its previous version in preventing hospitalizations of young children for pneumonia, a new study shows.
The vaccine — called PCV13 — protects against 13 strains of pneumococcal bacteria, which is the leading cause of pneumonia […]


11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years

November 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An estimated eight million American women ages 21 to 65 haven’t been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years.
That’s the finding of a federal report released Wednesday that noted that more than half of cervical cancer cases occur among women who’ve never or rarely been screened.
In […]


Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality

November 5, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An initial study suggests that a potential vaccine against hepatitis C, a liver disease that affects at least 130 million people worldwide, is safe in people.
The newly released findings are good news, said study co-author Dr. Ellie Barnes, a professor of hepatology and experimental medicine […]


FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

October 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.
Trumenba is approved to protect people between the ages of 10 and 25 from invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B bacteria.
The […]



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