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Do flu shots increase Alzheimer's risk?updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 07:32:00

Do flu shots make you susceptible to Alzheimer's?

Perry responds to Bachmann HPV claimsupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 00:56:00

Gov. Rick Perry responds to claims made by Rep. Michele Bachmann about the HPV vaccine and mental retardation.

CDC committee recommends boys receive HPV vaccineupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 00:56:00

A federal government advisory committee voted Tuesday to recommend that males ages 11 to 21 be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, which is blamed for thousands of cases of cancer among women and men.

Breakthrough malaria vaccine tantalizingly closeupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 11:27:00

A malaria vaccine has eluded scientists for decades, but preliminary results from a phase 3 clinical trial in Africa are providing hope.

Malaria vaccine trial promisingupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 11:27:00

A trial study finds a malaria vaccine appears to cut infections by half in a one-year period.

Even compliant parents doubt vaccine safetyupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 09:55:00

A new study finds that 28% of parents following the CDC-recommended schedule for childhood vaccinations think it would be safer to delay the shots until children are older.

Bachmann rips Perry on HPV orderupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 17:01:00

Gov. Rick Perry admits an executive order requiring 11 and 12-year-old girls to be vaccinated against HPV was a mistake.

The science behind HPV vaccineupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 10:44:00

Elizabeth Cohen explains the science behind the HPV vaccine, a topic that tripped up Rick Perry at the Tea Party debate.

Science shows HPV vaccine safe, beneficialupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 10:44:00

During the recent Republican presidential debate, the issue of vaccinating girls against human papillomavirus, or HPV, came up several times, and some statements have been made that may concern parents of children scheduled to receive the vaccine.

Is it too early to get the flu vaccine?updated: Mon Aug 22 2011 07:14:00

My doctor's office started offering this season's flu vaccine in early August. Should I get it now or wait until closer to flu season?

Money Magazine: Cheap shots: Get vaccinated for freeupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 10:56:00

Adults tend to miss vaccines that can help keep them healthy.

Benin shifts from voodoo to vaccinationsupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 11:59:00

"Voodoo and Vaccines" explores how Benin is adopting modern medicine into a culture where voodoo healers are tradition.

Going from Voodoo to vaccinesupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 11:59:00

Each year millions of children under the age of 5 in the developing world die of pneumonia and diarrhea. The vaccines to prevent deaths from these diseases do not need to be invented -- they already exist.

Funds raised for vaccinesupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 10:18:00

Donors pledge billions for children's vaccines. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.

Donors pledge $4.3B to help global child vaccine programupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 10:18:00

Over $4.3 billion was pledged by major public and private donors at a conference in London on Monday to aid projects vaccinating children in developing countries.

Don't let up on AIDS researchupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 12:10:00

Thirty years ago this month, the first report of a lethal disease that appeared to be selectively stalking gay men appeared in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The disease was AIDS; its cause, unknown. But it quickly became clear that the disease didn't threaten only gay men -- hemophiliacs and intravenous drug users, among others, soon joined the list.

Four shots enough to ward off rabiesupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 16:14:00

Four doses of rabies vaccine are enough to prevent infection in most kids exposed to the deadly virus, according to a new policy statement from the nation's largest organization of pediatricians.

Japan halts two vaccines for infantsupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 09:28:00

Japan halts the use of two vaccines for infants commonly used around the world. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Japan suspends 2 vaccines while authorities investigate infant deathsupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 09:28:00

A safety panel convenes in Japan Tuesday to examine whether two vaccines widely used around the world contributed to the deaths of five children in the past month.

Justices rule for drug makers in vaccine disputeupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 13:15:00

The Supreme Court ruled for drug manufacturers Tuesday, deciding that a case brought by a Pennsylvania family who says their child was injured by a vaccine cannot be heard outside of a court created to hear such claims.

New research raises hopes in quest to find universal flu vaccineupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 06:12:00

Researchers hope a new treatment developed in the United Kingdom will prove vital in controlling future flu pandemics such as H1N1 (swine) flu, bird flu as well as ending the need for annual flu jabs.

The new goal for Bill Gatesupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 09:36:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Bill Gates about what his foundation aims to do with and for vaccines.

Bill Gates: Vaccine-autism link 'an absolute lie'updated: Mon Feb 07 2011 09:36:00

Microsoft founder Bill Gates sat down recently with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta in Davos, Switzerland. The billionaire philanthropist was attending the World Economic Forum to push his mission of eradicating polio by 2012. Gates, through his foundation, also pledged $10 billion to provide vaccinations to children around the world within a decade.

2009: HPV causes oral cancerupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 07:59:00

From 2009: Oral cancer has primarily been a man's disease, but more women are developing it and one factor is HPV.

HPV vaccine effective in menupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 07:59:00

Boys and young men who receive the human papillomavirus vaccine appear to be at reduced risk of contracting the virus and developing the genital warts associated with the common sexually transmitted disease, according to a large international study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Autism-vaccine study author defends workupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 07:31:00

Andrew Wakefield answers charges that his study linking autism to vaccines is fraudulent.

Make anti-vaccine parents pay higher premiumsupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 07:31:00

Evidence disputing any link between autism and vaccines has been gathering for a decade. The anti-vaccine movement's lynchpin, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, has been shown to be nothing more than a grifter in a lab coat, with the prestigious British Medical Journal calling his work "an elaborate fraud."

Probe of early autism-vaccine complaints was limited, report saysupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 07:33:00

The medical journal that published a now-retracted paper linking childhood vaccines to autism conducted only a cursory investigation into complaints about the research when they emerged, another British journal reported Tuesday.

Vaccine study's author held related patent, medical journal reportsupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 05:54:00

The author of a now-retracted study linking autism to childhood vaccines expected a related medical test to rack up sales of up to $43 million a year, a British medical journal reported Tuesday.

Few swayed by fraud finding in autism studyupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 05:51:00

The controversy over the existence of a link between autism and vaccines is not likely to end, even after the only study to imply such a link has been discredited, retracted and called an "elaborate fraud."

Journalist: U.S. should probe Wakefieldupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 05:51:00

Journalist Brian Deer says Andrew Wakefield's autism study was a fraud and that he should face criminal charges.

Medical journal: Study linking autism, vaccines is 'elaborate fraud'updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 11:11:00

A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines is an "elaborate fraud," according to a medical journal -- a charge the physician behind the study vigorously denies.

British journal blasts autism studyupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 20:14:00

Report: A now-retracted study linking autism to childhood vaccines was an "elaborate fraud" creating lasting damage.

Retracted autism study an 'elaborate fraud,' British journal findsupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 20:14:00

A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an "elaborate fraud" that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.

Is the HPV shot advised for teen males?updated: Mon Dec 06 2010 08:30:00

What is the deal with the HPV shot for teen boys? I have heard that is now being advised for males. I have a 15-year-old son.

What is whooping cough?updated: Thu Oct 21 2010 13:51:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what whooping cough is, breaks down the common symptoms and ways to prevent it.

10 infants dead in California whooping cough outbreakupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 13:51:00

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has claimed the 10th victim in California, in what health officials are calling the worst outbreak in 60 years.

Where vaccine doubt persistsupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 14:50:00

For years, Kelly Lacek felt she and her husband made the right choice by not having her two youngest kids vaccinated. After all, the children were thriving without immunizations.

CNNMoney: Health care: You don't get what you pay forupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 03:43:00

Health plans that allow for many tests, doctor visits and hospital stays don't necessarily deliver the best quality of care for the cost, according to a new industry report Wednesday.

High court divided over vaccine safety appealupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 17:06:00

The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that congressional ambiguity in crafting a 24-year-old law is largely to blame for a bitter, ongoing legal and medical fight over the safety of childhood vaccines.

The end of the autism/vaccine debate?updated: Fri Sep 10 2010 17:21:00

On playgrounds and at playdates, it's hard to have a conversation about childhood immunizations without the word autism popping up. In fact, a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that one in four parents is concerned that vaccines can cause autism.

Ruling: No autism-vaccine linkupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 17:21:00

In March, CNN's Don Lemon spoke with Dr. Robert Geller about a court ruling that said vaccines aren't linked to autism.

Experimental vaccine gives father of the bride precious timeupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 09:28:00

Almost a year to the day after learning he had the deadliest form of brain cancer, Steve Holl was dancing at his daughter Eryn's wedding.

Fortune: Why the Gates Foundation aims to knock out polioupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 10:05:00

Jeff Raikes worked with Bill Gates at Microsoft, most recently as president of the business division, for almost 29 years before joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as CEO in 2008. The last two years, he's worked building relationships with partners of the $33 billion foundation.

Fortune: What went wrong with Gardasilupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 08:43:00

There's a liquid drug that women can get injected into a layer of muscle -- three separate times over a six-month period -- that can protect them from a kind of cancer. From a scientific perspective, that's amazing. In terms of public health, it's a breakthrough.

Lineman won't be tackled by flu againupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 08:18:00

It was the fifth game of the 2009 Ohio State University football season, and offensive lineman Andy Miller cheered as the Buckeyes sprinted past the Indiana Hoosiers, 33-14, the fourth win of the year. The campus was brimming with excitement, yet for Miller the occasion was bittersweet.

No vaccine-autism link: Get kids shotsupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 16:25:00

On a beautiful morning in my hometown of Walnut Creek, California, I sat watching my daughter playing in the park. There she was, along with many other kids, swinging, sliding, and running with the kind of pure joy you see only in children.

Vaccination role unclear in whooping cough outbreakupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 09:37:00

Whooping cough, declared an epidemic in California last week, may look like just a cold or a persistent cough in adults. But in infants, it can be fatal, making adult vaccination essential, doctors say.

Whooping cough spreading in Californiaupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 09:37:00

Whooping cough claims the lives of five babies and sickens hundreds in California. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Yellow fever vaccine shortage a kick in the head to Ugandansupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 14:07:00

Sunday Kirunda paid $1,250 for a bus travel package to South Africa, but the 41-year-old Ugandan just can't seem to get out of his own country.

Breast cancer vaccine successful in miceupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 15:56:00

Scientists at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic are touting a new prototype vaccine to prevent breast cancer as "promising." This follows tests performed on mice by the researchers. The scientists said a single vaccination was shown to prevent breast cancer tumors from forming in mice, and also stymied the growth of existing tumors.

Breast cancer vaccine tests promisingupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 15:56:00

Scientists at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic have developed a vaccine that was shown to prevent breast cancer tumors in mice.

Autism study retractedupdated: Mon May 24 2010 08:13:00

The Lancet is retracting a study that linked vaccines and autism. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Sebelius: Health workers need vaccination tooupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 13:38:00

The H1N1 vaccine was the "most ambitious immunization campaign ever," but vaccination rates need to improve in minority communities and among health workers, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday.

Rotarix rotavirus vaccine contaminated, officials sayupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 16:22:00

Federal health authorities recommended Monday that doctors suspend using Rotarix, one of two vaccines licensed in the United States against rotavirus, saying the vaccine is contaminated with material from a pig virus.

Vaccine court finds no link to autismupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 18:58:00

A federal court ruled Friday that the evidence supporting an alleged causal link between autism and a mercury-containing preservative in vaccines is unpersuasive, and that the families of children diagnosed with autism are not entitled to compensation.

Supreme Court accepts appeal over vaccine safetyupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 13:44:00

Parents who say that a range of preventive vaccines given their young children can cause serious health problems will have their appeal heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Vaccine attacks brain tumorsupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 10:31:00

A vaccine may shift the odds against a common, deadly brain cancer. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Vaccine may shift odds against deadly brain cancerupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 10:31:00

The first week of each month, Karen and Jerry Vaneman pack their car for a four-hour drive from Asheville, North Carolina, to the medical complex at Duke University. Inside the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Karen waits patiently as a parade of doctors and technicians pokes and prods, taking samples of all kinds. On this day alone, she gives 21 vials of blood.

More than 1,000 get mumps in New York, New Jersey since Augustupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 12:17:00

More than 1,000 people in New Jersey and New York, many of them adolescent Orthodox Jews, have been sickened with mumps since August, health authorities said Monday.

Americans advised to get H1N1 vaccineupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 22:43:00

Federal health officials urged Friday that more Americans get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, sometimes referred to as swine flu, which continues to kill.

Medical journal retracts study linking autism to vaccineupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 19:42:00

The medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday retracted a controversial 1998 paper that linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism.

Time to regroup on autismupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 19:39:00

You might not know it to read the news of the discredited research that had long linked vaccines to autism, but there really is good progress on the autism research front.

CNNMoney: Gates: $10 billion for vaccinesupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 11:34:00

Bill and Melinda Gates on Friday made the largest donation ever to a single cause: $10 billion to develop vaccines for the world's poorest nations.

Gates: $10B vaccine program could save 8.7M livesupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 11:05:00

Bill and Melinda Gates announced plans Friday to invest $10 billion in the fight against a number of illnesses including AIDS and said the record donation could save nearly nine million lives.

Canada's Olympic-sized plan to fight H1N1updated: Mon Jan 18 2010 14:23:00

Maddy Schaffrick has a lot on her mind for a 15-year-old. Along with schoolwork and friends, she's also got a good shot at making the U.S. Olympic snowboarding team.

CDC: H1N1 still circulating; vaccine plentifulupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 20:30:00

The H1N1 influenza virus is still circulating and causing illness, hospitalization and death, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday as officials made another call for vaccination.

Volunteers vaccinate homeless against H1N1updated: Tue Dec 22 2009 13:57:00

Sean Cononie bounded out of the back of an ambulance ahead of most of the other volunteers. A bullhorn in his hand, he was, in a sense, the pied piper.

800,000 H1N1 vaccine doses for young children recalled; safety not a concernupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 09:23:00

One of the five manufacturers supplying H1N1 vaccine to the United States is recalling hundreds of thousands of flu shots because they aren't as potent as they should be.

H1N1 flu shots recalledupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 09:23:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a recall of hundreds of thousands of doses of H1N1 vaccine.

H1N1 vaccine likely to become more widely availableupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 21:02:00

Restrictions limiting the H1N1 flu vaccine to high-risk groups could be lifted in many U.S. states now that production of the vaccine has increased, state health officials said Monday.

Will cutting back on teen Pap tests result in more STDs?updated: Sun Nov 29 2009 15:02:00

Teen girls can skip Pap tests, according to new guidelines that say women should start cervical cancer screening at age 21. But some experts are concerned that rates of sexually transmitted diseases or unplanned pregnancies could increase without the Pap test to prompt a doctor's visit.

FDA approves new flu vaccineupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 15:12:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday it has approved a new vaccine to prevent seasonal influenza.

Santa wants protectionupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 13:21:00

Santa is asking for the H1N1 vaccine to protect himself and the children he'll be seeing this year. WFTS reports.

H1N1 linked to rise in bacterial pneumonia casesupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 13:21:00

As H1N1 cases are rising, so are bacterial pneumonia cases, health officials are finding.

CDC: H1N1 cases decrease as vaccine availability increasesupdated: Sat Nov 21 2009 10:05:00

Health officials on Friday reported a slight decrease in H1N1 flu activity nationwide.

Poll: Majority of adult Americans don't want H1N1 shotupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 16:06:00

More than half of all adult Americans say they don't want to get the H1N1 flu vaccine, according to a new national poll.

H1N1 vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur gives tour to journalistsupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 20:44:00

Vaccine manufacturing giant Sanofi Pasteur opened its doors to the media Wednesday, inviting reporters to a first-of-its-kind, up-close look at its H1N1 flu vaccine production facility.

H1N1 vaccine arrives for troops in war zones, but not enoughupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 18:33:00

The first shipment of H1N1 vaccine set aside for U.S. troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan arrived late Tuesday, but it contains only half the amount requested.

Pentagon: Defense personnel to get H1N1 vaccine before Gitmo detaineesupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 18:47:00

The Pentagon stressed Tuesday that detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, won't be receiving H1N1 flu vaccinations until well after all Department of Defense active duty and civilian employees have received their vaccinations.

Clinical trial: One dose of H1N1 vaccine will protect pregnant womenupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 21:41:00

Nearly all healthy pregnant women who receive a single dose of the H1N1 flu vaccine will be protected from that flu, according to just-released clinical trial data.

Is the H1N1 shot containing thimerosal safe for my 1-year-old?updated: Mon Nov 02 2009 10:40:00

My pediatrician's office has only the H1N1 flu nasal spray vaccine and the shot that contains thimerosal. I would like my 1-year-old son to receive the vaccine. Since he is too young for the nasal spray, is it better for him to get the shot with thimerosal or wait for the shot without the preservative?

CDC: H1N1 spreading even as supply of vaccine growsupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 16:24:00

As the new H1N1 flu virus keeps spreading, more vaccine is available to fight it, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Rationing H1N1 vaccinesupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 16:24:00

Dr. Jonathan Fielding talks rationing of the H1N1 vaccine in Los Angeles County where he is director of public health.

New York's Gov. Paterson declares H1N1 state of emergencyupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 21:12:00

Broadening the number of health care professionals who can administer vaccine, New York Gov. David Paterson issued a sweeping executive order Thursday officially declaring a state of emergency due to the increase in H1N1 cases, including 75 H1N1-related deaths in New York state.

H1N1 Vaccine skepticismupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 11:19:00

Health officials urge pregnant women to get the H1N1 vaccine, but many are skeptical. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Frustration looms as H1N1 vaccines run outupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 11:19:00

Yessica Maher of Los Angeles, California, feels let down. She had wanted to get the H1N1 vaccine for herself and her children, but that's proving to be difficult.

FSB: Selling health tips to globe trottersupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 09:19:00

While running health services at the University of Baltimore in the early 1990s, Fran Lessans met a law student who was petrified about the prospect of attending her mother-in-law's funeral in Ghana. The young woman had visited the country once before but ended up getting sick and spending two weeks in the hospital. For the funeral trip, she'd done her homework and gotten the right shots, Lessans recalls. But no one had counseled her about water purification and what foods to avoid.

A H1N1 flu to-do (and don't do) listupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:31:00

Swine flu vaccines are rolling out this month -- finally. Health-care workers in Indiana and Tennessee were the first to get the nose-spray version, while New Yorkers clamoring for the H1N1 vaccine finally had their chance too.

Beijing vaccines target youngupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:31:00

CNN's John Vause updates China's efforts to vaccinate its people against H1N1.

H1N1 vaccinations rolled out in UKupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:32:00

A mass H1N1 immunization program began in the UK Wednesday, with the country's health minister urging all priority groups to take up the vaccine.

New York suspends mandatory flu shotsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:28:00

New York public health workers will no longer be required to be vaccinated against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu virus, state officials announced Thursday, prompted by a vaccine shortage.

H1N1 flu remedy shortageupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 13:08:00

Kitty Pilgrim, Lisa Sylvester and Ines Ferre report about the H1N1 flu pandemic.

Swine flu vs. seasonal fluupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 05:57:00

How much more virulent is the swine flu than the regular seasonal flu? Kitty Pilgrim reports.

New York suspends mandatory flu shots for health workersupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 05:57:00

New York public health workers will no longer be required to be vaccinated against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu virus, state officials announced Thursday, prompted by a vaccine shortage.

H1N1 shots come to Britainupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 13:14:00

Britain begins efforts to vaccinate millions of people against H1N1. ITN's Rags Martel reports.

Could my cough and sore throat be a reaction to the flu vaccine?updated: Mon Oct 19 2009 09:40:00

I received the flu shot but about 10 days later came down with a painful cough, headache, fatigue and sore throat, but no fever. Is this a reaction to the flu shot? It's miserable!

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