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  1. Mercury in Vaccines Leaves Blood Fast

    Jan 30, 2008 -- Ethyl mercury from the vaccine preservative thimerosal leaves the blood 10 times faster than methyl mercury, on which current risk assessments are based. Only trace levels of thimerosal can be found in U.S. vaccines, except in multi-dose vials of flu vaccine (single-dose flu vaccine

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  2. Better Meningitis Vaccine for Infants

    Jan. 8, 2008 -- A new meningitis vaccine protects infants against multiple strains of a meningitis bug, not just the single strain in the current infant vaccine. The finding comes from a British/Canadian clinical trial that tested the new vaccine in 421 healthy infants. Meningitis caused by Neisseri

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  3. CDC Alters Kids' Vaccine Recommendation

    Dec. 19, 2007 -- The CDC today announced a temporary change to its recommendations for a common childhood vaccine. The vaccine is the Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib vaccine). For now, the CDC has deferred the Hib vaccine booster shot for most kids aged 12-15 months due to a recall-relate

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  4. Common Childhood Vaccine Recalled

    Dec. 12, 2007 -- The CDC and FDA today announced the recall of 1.2 million doses of children's Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib vaccine) due to concerns of product sterility. No health problems have been reported, and no tainted vaccines have been found, says CDC Director Julie Gerberding,

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  5. Online Vaccine Videos Questioned

    Dec. 4, 2007 -- If you turn to YouTube to get information about immunizations, you may want to keep the findings of a new study in mind. In February, University of Toronto researchers screened 153 vaccine videos posted on YouTube. The videos included clips for and against immunization, and some of t

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  6. Vaccines Cut Diseases to Record Lows

    Nov. 13, 2007 -- Most vaccine-preventable diseases are rarer than ever in the U.S., CDC researchers reported today. They tracked reported cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for 13 diseases that have vaccines recommended by the CDC since before 2005. Consider these findings from 2006: A 92% drop in

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  7. FDA OKs Meningitis Vaccine for Kids 2-10

    Oct. 23, 2007 -- The FDA has expanded the age range for Menactra, a bacterial meningitis vaccine, to include children aged 2-10. Meningitis is a serious inflammation of the lining that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. It can result in death or permanent injury to the brain and nervous system. Ea

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  8. Adult Vaccination: New Guidelines

    Oct. 19, 2007 -- The CDC has updated its adult vaccination schedule. Changes to the adult vaccination schedule include: Varicella vaccine: This vaccine, which targets the chickenpox virus, is now recommended for all adults without evidence of immunity to varicella (such as people who haven't had chi

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  9. Malaria Vaccine Passes Early Test

    Oct. 17, 2007 -- Researchers today reported encouraging results from an early study of a new malaria vaccine. The malaria vaccine seems to be safe for babies, according to the study, published online today in The Lancet. Malaria is one of the world's leading killers. Here are malaria facts from the

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  10. Vaccines Make Day Care Healthier

    Sept. 20, 2007 (Chicago) -- Day care centers -- often thought of as giant petri dishes of pathogens -- are safer than ever, thanks to improved vaccination of toddlers against a host of common childhood diseases, experts say. "Are day care centers safer in the era of vaccines? Absolutely they are," s

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