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7 shingles facts you need to know

Expert says it's time to get serious about shingles, the adult chickenpox with potentially long-term effects.

Flu shot hits the mark

This year's dose is about 50 percent effective against the predominant flu strain, vastly outperforming last year's formulation.

Goodbye ‘gluten-free’?

Celiac disease vaccine may make it possible.

HPV vaccine approved for people through age 45

The updated vaccine is designed to prevent cancers and disease caused by nine HPV types.

5 telltale kid coughs

The sound of your child's cough could help you determine if it's something simple—or something more.

With 80,000 flu deaths last season, experts urge vaccination

Prevention is key—public health officials urge Americans to get an annual flu shot, to protect both yourself and those around you.

New one-dose flu drug shows promise

Study: Baloxavir resolves symptoms as quickly, effectively and safely as current options.

Kids may roll up their sleeves—again

An optional third dose of the MMR vaccine may give a necessary immunity boost to kids.

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.