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  1. CDC: Vaccination Rates for Toddlers Rising

    Sept. 1, 2011 -- After dipping in 2009, national vaccination rates for toddlers increased slightly or held steady at high levels last year, according to a new report from the CDC. Results of the 2010 National Immunization Survey for children aged 19-35 months are published in Morbidity and Mortality

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  2. Study: Kids Are Getting Too Many Antibiotics

    Sept. 1, 2011 -- Too many kids are still getting antibiotic prescriptions for colds, viral sore throats, and other illnesses that don't require or respond to antibiotics, a study suggests. The study is published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Antibiotics are some of the most pow

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  3. Report: Vaccines Generally Safe, Cause Few Health Problems

    Aug. 25, 2011 -- Nearly two decades of research on vaccine safety has found that serious side effects are rare and that vaccines do not cause autism, diabetes, asthma, or Bell’s palsy. Although fears about vaccine safety are common, the new study from the nonprofit Institute of Medicine finds that v

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  4. Vaccines for Teens: Still Room for Improvement

    Aug. 25, 2011 -- More teens are getting their recommended vaccines, but there is still room for improvement. The numbers are especially low for human papillomavirus (HPV) or cervical cancer vaccines among U.S. girls, the CDC reports. The recommended vaccines for all teens include: Two doses of menin

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  5. Gene Therapy Works for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

    Aug. 24, 2011 -- Nine years after getting gene therapy for a rare, inherited immune system disorder often called "bubble boy disease," 14 out of 16 children are doing well, researchers report. The children were born with severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID). They got an experimental gene

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  6. Walking School Bus Programs Take Off

    Aug. 22, 2011 -- A walking school bus isn't yellow, burns no gas, and is fueled by human energy. The "wheels" on this "bus" go round and round when small groups of children pedal their bikes or walk to school as adults supervise them along the route. This people-powered form of transportation has ca

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  7. Sharp Drop in Chickenpox Deaths Due to Vaccine

    July 25, 2011 -- Chickenpox deaths in the U.S. have been nearly eliminated thanks to widespread use of the varicella vaccine, according to a new CDC study. Researchers found chickenpox deaths have dropped by 88% overall and by 97% among children and adolescents since 1995, when the varicella vaccine

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  8. Frogs That Spread Salmonella Are Being Sold Again

    July 20, 2011 -- A California company whose African dwarf frogs have been linked to at least 241 cases of salmonella illness going back to 2009 has resumed selling the tiny animals after a temporary pause. The CDC says most of those sickened by the frog-borne bacteria have been children under the ag

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  9. Late Talkers Not at Risk for Behavior Problems Later On

    July 4, 2011 -- Late talkers or children with limited number of words by age 2 may have some behavioral and emotional issues as toddlers, but these issues will not follow them through their childhood and teen years. The new findings appear in the August issue of Pediatrics. Researchers followed more

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  10. Can HPV Vaccine Stop Throat Cancer?

    June 23, 2011 -- Can HPV vaccines stop the explosive rise of HPV-related head and neck cancer? HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines protect against the sexually transmitted strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer. The same HPV strains -- spread by kissing and by oral sex -- cause oropharyngeal (OP)

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