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.
Vaccines Were Not Tied to Multiple Sclerosis
Many people worry that vaccines meant to prevent disease may cause other illnesses. But a recent study found that vaccines likely did not cause multiple sclerosis (MS) or disorders like it.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
Pertussis Vaccine Recommended for Mom and Baby
With a recent spike in the number of cases tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), doctors are reminding pregnant women and parents of small children of pertussis vaccination guidelines.
At-Risk Youth May Benefit From Music Training
Childhood is a rapid period of development for the brain. Music lessons may be one way to support brain growth — especially in underserved youth.
Mosquito-Carrying Diseases May Threaten Kids
Some viruses and bacteria travel through the air. Others travel in bugs and ticks — but how many of these reach children?
Teen Vaccinations Were up, but HPV Vaccination Still Lagged
Opting for a vaccine that could possibly prevent cancer may seem simple on paper, but families across the nation have been slow to adopt one such vaccine.
Vaccine Not Always Enough to Prevent Pneumococcal Disease
Vaccines can be used to protect against both viruses and bacteria. But bacteria have a secret weapon that makes them harder to fight.