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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.
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.
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.
A Shot at Stopping Rotavirus
It's relatively new, but the rotavirus vaccine may be an effective way to stop the spread of rotavirus in kids.
This Vaccine May Shield Infants from Rare Disease
New parents want to keep their kids happy and healthy — and one vaccine might help them do just that.
FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a vaccine to prevent several types of cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV).
Staying Flu-Free on Vaccination Week
Have you gotten your flu shot yet? It may be the best way to keep yourself flu-free this season, experts say.