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vaccine

An antibiotics short course—just as effective?

The right antibiotic at the right time, in the right amount, could help fight resistance to this critical line of treatment.

There’s a new shingles vaccine—is it for you?

Yes, and adults older than 50 should plan to roll up their sleeves—again.

A shot at college

The postsecondary world can produce curious intellectuals, but it’s also ground zero to some heinous germs. The solution? Vaccinate.

Many U.S. travelers skip measles shots, despite infection risk

Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home.

Battling bad blood

A new vaccine could be a major breakthrough in treating acute myeloid leukemia.

Mumps at 10-year high

Up to 40 percent of people with mumps have mild symptoms or none at all, so they may not realize they're sick.

CDC: Get flu shot now

As flu season picks up throughout the country, the elderly are most at risk of complications.

DNA-based Zika vaccine shows promise in monkeys

Human safety trials are already under way.

Hepatitis B and C a ‘public health problem’

Vaccine for hepatitis B and drugs that cure hepatitis C infection are giving health officials new hope.

Waning whooping cough immunity blamed in outbreaks

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination.

Vaccine for deadly respiratory virus shows promise

Researcher envisions routine immunizations within a decade.

Flu vaccine protection expires in six months

Researchers find early fall is the best time for immunizations.

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