Health News

Updated Vaccine Schedule Released
The updated 2012 recommended vaccination schedules for children and adolescents has been released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Vaccines Are Good Things
Two Missouri pediatricians are on a mission: help doctors respond to parents' fears about vaccinations while pointing out the importance of the potentially life-saving shots.
Chemicals Lurking in the Cupboards
Children with more exposure to PFCs , chemicals found in many household products, may not get enough protection from vaccines because of the chemicals' effects on their immune system.
More Safety Points for HPV Vaccine
The vaccine recommended for boys and girls to prevent HPV, an infection that can cause cervical and other cancers, has been shown not to cause diabetes, lupus or similar diseases in young women.
Little Shock and Awe from Vaccines
Parents who fear their children will go into shock following vaccinations have little to worry about, according to a new study showing that the adverse reaction isn't likely.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
A vaccine to protect against herpes has shown some success for one strain of the virus, offering researchers hope that they're on the right path to a more comprehensive vaccine.
A Safe Shot for the Tot
The two forms of the rotavirus vaccine currently administered to children do not cause the same gastrointestinal problems as the previous version of the vaccine.
Ladies First - and Only - For HPV Shot?
Parents and policymakers confounded by the best practices for reducing HPV transmission could look to mathematical models to determine a good vaccination strategy for the sexually transmitted infection.
Flu Shots While Pregnant are Safe
If you’re pregnant, getting a flu shot is a good idea. Not only can it help you ward off the seasonal flu, it also will help protect your baby from infection - and it won’t cause miscarriage, say studies that will be released this week.
New Strains of HUS Have New Vaccine
Frightening times await parents of infants who are in the intensive care unit (ICU). Is there something that could have been done to prevent the lockdown in the ICU?