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  1. Measles Journey Points Up Risk to Unvaccinated Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A measles outbreak in Minnesota offers a case study of how the disease is transmitted in the United States today: An unvaccinated person travels abroad, brings measles back and infects vulnerable people -- including children w

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  2. Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines: Seizure Risk?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying certain routine immunizations past the first 15 months of life could boost the risk of fever-related seizures, new research suggests. The risk appears very small, and the brief seizures -- due to fevers caused by t

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  3. Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccine

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinations have prevented an estimated 732,000 deaths, 21 million hospitalizations and 322 million illnesses among U.S. children born in the last 20 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Despite

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  4. Child Vaccine Exemptions: States Getting Stricter?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Legislative skirmishes over childhood vaccines are still happening in many states, but there are signs of a shift in the United States toward limiting "personal belief" exemptions, a new study finds. All states require child

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  5. Why Whooping Cough Is Rising Despite a New Vaccine

    When a new whooping cough vaccine was introduced in the late 1990s, there were hopes for a lower infection rate. But there's been a puzzling trend: a spike in new cases. More than 48,000 Americans had whooping cough in 2012 -- a 50-year high. The disease, also known as pertussis, brings on fits of c

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  6. Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although measles has been virtually eliminated in the United States, outbreaks still occur here. And they're usually triggered by people infected abroad, in countries where widespread vaccination doesn't exist, federal health

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  7. Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of a painful condition known as shingles is increasing in the United States, but new research says the chickenpox vaccine isn't to blame. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varic

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  8. Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to being vaccinated and protected against the human papillomavirus (HPV), too many U.S. adolescents are missing out, a new review finds. Cost and parental concerns about the link to sexual activity may be why r

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  9. Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

    For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance -- protecting your child against disease naturally helps you sleep better at night -- but also anxiety about side effects and reactions. With misinformation about vaccines and health problems, it can be difficult for a parent to sort it all

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  10. 2nd Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Two doses of chickenpox vaccine are better than one, new research confirms. After the introduction of the second dose of chickenpox vaccine, the rates of chickenpox infection dropped 76 percent and 67 percent at two U.S. sites t

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