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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Adults Fall Short on Vaccinations

      Nov. 17, 2010 -- Vaccinations aren't just for kids. Adults need them, too, and while vaccination rates are increasing, there's definitely room for improvement, according to public health experts. At a news conference today hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), experts rel

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    9. Adult Vaccines Not Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Nov. 8, 2010 (Atlanta) -- Despite fears to the contrary, common adult vaccinations are not associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a large study suggests. Swedish researchers studied 1,998 people with RA and 2,252 people who did not have the disorder. A total of 31% of

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    10. Flu Shots OK for People With Egg Allergy

      Oct 14, 2010 -- For years, people with egg allergy were told to avoid the flu vaccine because it contains egg protein and could trigger a reaction, but this advice no longer stands. People with egg allergies can -- and should -- get the flu shot this year, according to a new report by the American A

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