Health News

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.
Flu Immunizations Up, Hospitalizations Down in Children
Kids aren't the biggest fans of vaccinations — particularly the needles that come with them. But those needles may be keeping many kids free from the flu and out of the hospital.
Tdap Vaccine Was Safe Overall for Mom and Fetus
Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suggested that all pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine, even if they were vaccinated earlier in life. And new research found that Tdap was safe for both mom and baby.
Pneumonia Vaccines May Have Cut Kids’ Hospital Admissions
Pneumonia can be a serious illness that can lead to time in the hospital for little ones. But a new vaccine may prevent the disease in this population.