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    1. Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of Princeton University students given a vaccine to combat a meningitis B outbreak on campus in 2013 didn't show signs of protection from the immunization, researchers reported. However, none of the va

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    2. New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine against dengue -- the mosquito-borne virus behind a very painful illness -- was found effective in a new study. In the small trial involving just 41 healthy volunteers, one dose of the "TV003" vacc

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    3. Many Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans traveling overseas are not immunized against highly contagious diseases, new research shows. Outbreaks of certain infections -- such as measles and hepatitis A -- could be prevented if more U.S. trave

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    4. Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. adults are skipping recommended vaccinations that could protect them from serious or life-threatening diseases, according to figures released by federal health officials Thursday. Modest increases were

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    5. Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- The older vaccine for whooping cough that was phased out in the late 1990s is more effective than the current version of the vaccine, a new study contends. Teenagers who received four shots with the older vaccine -- called whole-

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    6. People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts

      WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccination is safe for children and adults with an egg allergy, according to new research that is especially timely in light of the current widespread flu. "The influenza vaccine is grown in chicken eggs; therefore, it contains trace amounts of egg allerge

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    7. Sleep Helps Vaccines Work: Study

      Aug. 1, 2012 -- People who regularly get more than seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to respond to vaccination against hepatitis B compared to those who get in less than six hours, according to new research. The differences were surprising, says researcher Aric Prather, PhD, a clinical he

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    8. Pregnant Women to Get Pertussis Vaccine

      June 23, 2011 -- To halt a spike in whooping cough cases and deaths in infants, pregnant women now are advised to get a booster shot of the pertussis vaccine in their late second or third trimester. Vaccination against whooping cough -- pertussis -- can't start before age 2 months. But the disease i

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    9. Shingles & Chickenpox: What's the Link?

      Just before Christmas a few years ago, Richard DiCarlo, MD, woke up in the night with burning pain on his left side. Turning on a light, he saw a row of red bumps and knew immediately that he had shingles, also known as zoster, caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, dormant since a chil

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    10. Vaccines for Hepatitis A & B

      You may have a family member who has viral hepatitis. Or perhaps you recently saw a news brief about a celebrity who contracted hepatitis A or B. Whatever the reason, you want information about a viral illness that you may not have thought much about. What is viral hepatitis? Are you at risk for it?

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