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Respiratory Infection Vaccine Shows Promise
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common and highly contagious virus that can be especially dangerous for babies. But the virus may have finally met its match.
Teen Girls and the HPV Vaccine
In the US, routine HPV vaccination is recommended for all girls before age 13. So why are so many still not getting vaccinated?
Tdap Vaccine Appears Safe for Moms-to-Be
The safety of whooping cough vaccination during pregnancy can be a big concern for expecting moms and their doctors. But a new finding may help put that fear to rest.
Flu Vaccine: How a High Dose Could Help Older Patients
The flu can be a major risk for elderly patients. But the type of flu vaccine these patients receive could lower that risk.
Vaccination: What Travelers Need to Know
New evidence suggests that many Americans who travel abroad may wind up bringing home some unintended souvenirs.
Could Your Child Be at Risk for Measles?
Measles may seem like an ailment from a bygone era, but new evidence suggests that many US children may still be at risk today.
Chickenpox Vaccine Continues to Save Lives
Fewer itchy rashes and missed school days may only be a few of the benefits of the chickenpox vaccine.
Could Antibiotics Be Tied to Arthritis in Kids?
Antibiotics are miracle drugs that have saved millions of lives, but some worry that their overuse could have serious consequences. Now there may be yet another cause for concern.
HPV Vaccine: How Many Doses Does It Really Take?
Doctors don't usually encourage patients to deviate from their vaccination schedules, but new evidence suggests that less may actually be more — at least when it comes to the HPV vaccine.
What the Measles Vaccine Could Do for Public Health
Measles — once a common childhood disease but now much less so because of vaccination — may make your immune system weaker for years. The measles vaccine, however, could stop this from happening and give public health a boost.