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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.
This Vaccine Dropped Disease Rates in Kids
A new pneumococcal vaccine may be key to reducing illness in kids.
This Vaccine Played No Part in Autism Risk
The cause of autism remains a mystery, but new evidence may rule out one possible cause — bringing researchers closer to understanding this disorder.
HPV Vaccine: Maybe Not Just for Girls
Girls may receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help prevent later cervical cancer. In boys, the vaccine may be important in protecting against another rapidly growing cancer threat.
What's Likely Behind the Disneyland Measles Outbreak
Disneyland, “The Happiest Place on Earth,” became ground zero for a measles outbreak last December, and some experts say they know the cause.
Measles Keeps Moving
As more and more patients are diagnosed, measles is quickly reaching the forefront of the public's health concerns.
Breathe Easy, Parents: Vaccine Not Tied to More STDs
Some parents have raised concerns that vaccinating young girls against HPV, a sexually transmitted illness, might lead to more unsafe sexual activity in these girls. New evidence, however, suggests that's not the case — and the vaccine could prevent serious health problems.
Many Adults Skipping Their Shots
Despite health officials' efforts to raise public awareness about the potential health benefits of vaccines, many adults aren't going in to get their shots.
Vaccination Organization: New Schedule Released
Parents don't want their kid stuck home sick from school, or worse, in the hospital. Sticking to the vaccine schedule may help keep children happy and healthy.
Experts Urge Parents to Vaccinate Kids for Measles
A group of US pediatricians has called for parents to get their children vaccinated for measles in response to an outbreak that began in Disneyland in California last December.