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    1. Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures: Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain vaccines can trigger fever-related seizures in young children, but the risk is so low that pediatricians might see one case every five to 10 years, a new study estimates. It has long been known that some vaccines carry

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    2. Vaccine Refusal Drives Measles Outbreaks: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A look at recent measles outbreaks in the United States finds more than half of the cases involved unvaccinated children. Vaccine refusal was also often the culprit in whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks as well, acco

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    3. Vaccine Promising for Deadly Respiratory Virus

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another research team is reporting progress toward developing a vaccine to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common lung infection that can cause deadly complications in infants and the elderly. Scientists thi

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    4. Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most boys in the United States aren't receiving the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine alongside their other scheduled inoculations, largely because doctors fail to recommend it or adequately explain its benefits to parents,

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    5. Life-Threatening Vaccine Reactions Rare: CDC

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. government study has reassuring news for concerned parents -- vaccines rarely trigger serious and potentially fatal allergic reactions. Just 33 people had a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic r

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    6. 1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that underscores the dangers of not vaccinating all children for measles, researchers estimate that one in eight American children are vulnerable to this highly infectious disease. The statistics are even

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    7. Most Kids Get Vaccines, Despite Resistance Pockets

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday. But, vaccination rates continue to lag in a number of st

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    8. Survey: More Parents Accepting Vaccine Use

      Aug. 17, 2015 -- Fewer parents may be refusing to vaccinate their children, especially in western states, which have had some of the nation’s highest refusal rates, according to new survey data from Medscape. Forty-two percent of health care professionals said they believed more parents are acceptin

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    9. Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows. Also, hospitalizations and outpatient visits for chickenpox have continued to fa

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    10. Anti-Vaccine Parents Shunning Infant Vitamin Shot

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the recent U.S. measles outbreak, the issue of vaccine refusal has received growing scrutiny. Now doctors are calling attention to a similar problem: Some parents are shunning the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborn

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