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  1. Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Since the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of kids hospitalized for severe diarrhea has dropped dramatically, a new study finds. Rotavirus is a common cause of sometimes severe gastrointestinal infect

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  2. Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Seizures in Toddlers?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get a newer vaccine that fights four infections in one jab have a slightly increased risk of fever-induced seizure, a large new study confirms. At issue is a vaccine that targets measles, mumps, rubella and varice

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  3. 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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  4. U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measles cases in the United States are at a 20-year high so far this year. And nearly all the cases involve unvaccinated U.S. residents who've traveled abroad to countries where the respiratory disease is much more prev

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  5. 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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  6. Ohio Measles Outbreak Largest Since Mid-1990s

    May 14, 2014 -- A measles outbreak in Ohio has reached 68 cases, making it the largest outbreak in any state since 1996, when Utah had more than 100 cases, according to health officials. Measles is a growing concern in the United States, which could end up having the worst year since home-grown meas

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  7. 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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  8. State's Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Connecticut law requiring flu shots for children entering preschool or daycare has reduced flu-related hospitalizations of young children by 12 percent, according to a new study. In the United States, Connecticut, Ne

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  9. 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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  10. 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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