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Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds

June 25, 2015

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s unlikely that a single vaccine would ever enable the body to neutralize the HIV virus, but a sequence of immunizations might hold the key, a new mouse study suggests.
The immune system could be guided in a series of steps to develop a special type of HIV-fighting antibody, […]

Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season’s Flu Shot: Study

June 25, 2015

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The 2014-15 flu vaccine was less effective than expected due to a new mutation in the flu virus, a new study shows.
The mutation in the H3N2 virus led to a mismatch between it and the H3N2 strain used to create the vaccine, the researchers explained. This meant that […]

HPV Vaccine Tied to Drop in Precancerous Lesions

June 22, 2015

A new study offers more evidence that the advent of vaccines to fight human papillomavirus (HPV) could reduce cervical cancer in American women.

Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs

June 18, 2015

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s important to have your puppy fully vaccinated against parvovirus before going to the dog park or anywhere else your pup might encounter other dogs, an expert says.
Failure to take this precaution could prove deadly for your pet, according to Susan Nelson, clinical an associate professor of clinical […]

Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids

June 12, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although most U.S. children are getting their routine vaccinations, recent trends have experts concerned that Americans will lose some of the “herd immunity” that has long protected many from serious infections.
The vast majority of U.S. kids are up-to-date with routine jabs against once-common infections like […]

You May Only Need One Dose of The HPV Vaccine for It to Work

June 10, 2015

One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends.

Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC

June 9, 2015

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal infections in infants and young children has been a resounding success in the United States, a new study suggests.
A team led by Dr. Eyal Leshem of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a […]

New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes

June 9, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers are launching a clinical trial to see if a vaccine approved long ago to prevent tuberculosis may also hold promise as a treatment for type 1 diabetes.
The proposed five-year study is designed to investigate whether repeated injections of the tuberculosis vaccine bacille Calmette-Guerin […]

College Kids Don’t Understand the HPV Threat

June 5, 2015

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American college students don’t get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), and many don’t fully understand the threat posed by the virus or their risk for infection, new findings suggest.
In women, some types of HPV — the most common sexually transmitted disease — can lead to cancers of […]

CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection

June 5, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having acknowledged that the 2014-2015 flu vaccine was mismatched to the circulating influenza strains, U.S. health officials have ramped up next season’s shots for broader protection.
Flu-vaccine makeup is determined months in advance so that manufacturers have time to make the millions of doses needed. Components […]


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