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  1. Rotavirus Vaccine Not Linked to Risk of Intestinal Disorder

    Feb. 7, 2012 -- Despite studies showing that the rotavirus vaccine can reduce the number of children hospitalized for severe diarrhea, some U.S. doctors are slow to embrace it for fear that this vaccine may increase an infant’s risk of a life-threatening bowel blockage (intussusception). It’s a case

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  2. Environmental Chemicals May Thwart Kids' Vaccines

    Jan. 24, 2012 -- Routine vaccines may not work as well in children with elevated blood levels of chemicals called PFCs (perfluorinated compounds), according to a new study. PFCs are widely found in consumer goods such as food packaging, stain-resistant carpeting, and other products. In the new study

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  3. Infants May Sleep Better When Vaccinated in Afternoon

    Nov. 29, 2011 -- Scheduling infant immunizations in the afternoon may lead to an increase in the infant's sleep over the next 24 hours. A new study shows that infants who received their vaccinations after 1:30 p.m. were more likely to sleep longer and have a small increase in body temperature in the

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  4. Chickenpox Vaccination of Children Helps Protect Infants, Too

    Nov. 28, 2011 -- Chickenpox infection can be life-threatening for infants who are too young to receive the chickenpox vaccine. The good news is that the routine vaccination of children aged 1 and older has shown spillover benefits for infants. The U.S. began recommending a single dose of the chicken

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  5. Males Aged 11-21 Should Get Gardasil HPV Vaccine

    Oct. 25, 2011 -- Boys and men aged 11 to 21 should routinely be offered the Gardasil vaccine for HPV, the human papillomavirus, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted. Although HPV vaccination is approved for males as well as females, it has been routinely recommended on

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  6. Survey: Younger Doctors More Skeptical of Vaccines

    Oct. 21, 2011 -- Younger doctors may be slightly more skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of childhood vaccines than older doctors, a new study suggests. Overall, support for childhood vaccination among doctors remains high, however, says Saad Omer, MBBS, PhD, MPH, of Emory University in At

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  7. Girls More Likely to Get HPV Vaccine When Doctors Recommend It

    Oct. 20, 2011 -- Doctors need to recommend the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help increase the number of girls getting immunized, according to CDC researchers. Two vaccines against human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted infection, were licensed for use in the U.S. in 2006 and 20

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  8. Vaccine Halves Malaria Infections in Young Children

    Oct. 18, 2011 -- An experimental vaccine cut malaria infections in infants and toddlers by about half, a new study shows. "This is remarkable when you consider there has never been a successful vaccine against a human parasite nor obviously against malaria," study researcher Tsiri Agbenyega, princip

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  9. More Than 1 in 10 Parents Don't Follow Vaccination Schedule

    Oct. 3, 2011 -- More than 1 in 10 parents of young children don't follow the recommended vaccination schedule, new research shows. They decline some vaccines, delay others, or in other ways tweak the recommendations, the  survey found. The 1 in 10 finding is concerning, says researcher Amanda  Demps

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  10. Rotavirus Vaccine Has Cut Hospitalization of Kids

    Sept. 21, 2011 -- Far fewer children were hospitalized for a common stomach bug known as rotavirus since routine vaccination was recommended in 2006, a study shows. The new findings appear in the New England Journal of Medicine. The CDC recommends that infants get vaccinated for rotavirus. There are

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