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  1. Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection. The finding is yet another reaso

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  2. Are Childhood Vaccines Safe?

    Childhood vaccinations protect kids from dozens of diseases, some of which can be deadly. But how do you know that the vaccines themselves are safe? Scientists do a lot of work on these medicines before they ever get to a doctor’s office or pharmacy. In most cases, vaccines are some of the safest an

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  3. Low Vaccination Rates and Disney Measles Outbreak

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pockets of unvaccinated children appear to have fueled the recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California, researchers report. "The Disneyland outbreak is quite possibly a direct consequence of the g

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  4. Doctors Often Yield to Parents, Delay Vaccines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds. In a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors, res

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  5. New Myths About the Measles Vaccine

    Feb. 10, 2015 -- As measles creeps across the U.S., public health officials have urged everyone to get vaccinated against the highly contagious disease. Some have questioned that advice, though, finding new reasons to fear the MMR shot, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. In the late

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  6. Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Is measles really back? That's the question vexing everyone from pediatricians to policymakers to parents as the outbreak of the dangerous childhood disease that was declared eliminated from the United States 15 years ago c

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  7. Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States, D.C.

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States has reached 121 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, federal health officials reported Monday. The outbreak began at two Disney theme parks in southern Calif

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  8. What Is the Alternative Vaccine Schedule?

    When pediatrician Robert W. Sears, MD, wrote The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, he wanted to give parents more choices on how to vaccinate their children if they were concerned about a vaccine’s side effects or ingredients or the large number of shots that kids get. “A lot o

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  9. Measles: A Tale of Two Outbreaks

    Feb. 6, 2015 -- The current measles outbreak, which has topped 100 cases so far, is believed to have started at two Disney theme parks in California. But it’s not the first time measles has been spread through a big theme park. Two years ago, measles passed through a theme park in Orlando, FL. The g

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  10. 5 Babies at IL Day Care Diagnosed With Measles

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States continues to climb, with Illinois health officials saying five babies who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have come down with the highly infectious childhood dise

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