June 28, 2010 A vaccine against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox increases the odds for a fever-related seizure in young kids, but the risk is still very low.
June 28, 2010 Immunization of people against whooping cough is necessary to reduce the risk of infection for babies.
June 24, 2010 An epidemic of pertussis has emerged in California, where five infants have died from the infectious cough already this year.
May 25, 2010 A new long-term study should ease parents' concerns about giving kids too many vaccines too soon
May 21, 2010 An experimental Ebola vaccine works against a recently discovered species of the virus found in Uganda. In a surprise, the protection occurs without antibodies.
May 4, 2010 More than 70 million doses of swine flu vaccine will expire if they aren't used soon. Sen. Charles Grassley wants to know what the government has planned for them.
April 5, 2010 An unchecked measles epidemic is on the rampage in the beleaguered south African nation of Zimbabwe. Christian religious sects that shun vaccination and a badly degraded health system are abetting the virus' spread.
March 10, 2010 Researchers studying isolated communities in Canada showed that immunizing children against influenza lowered flu rates among unvaccinated adults by 60 percent.
March 2, 2010 A national survey of parents found more than 1 in 10 had refused a vaccine over worries about safety. Twenty-five percent agreed with the proposition that "some vaccines cause autism in healthy children." Researchers conclude better communication ...
February 18, 2010 Swine flu cases are dropping, and a look back shows the flu season was milder than expected. Public health authorities are already picking the ingredients for next season's flu vaccine.
February 5, 2010 Despite the government's full-court press to get Americans vaccinated against swine flu, only about 21 percent of adults have been immunized. About 40 percent of children, at higher risk for the illness, got shots or spray.
February 5, 2010 Immunization against some common diseases can go a long way toward protecting older people from serious health problems. But a look at national vaccination rates shows lots of room for improvement.
February 3, 2010 When scientific facts are complicated or unclear, our emotional instincts can overwhelm logic. An expert on risk perception and communication takes a look at lessons from a discredited study that raised fears about autism and vaccines.
February 2, 2010 A flawed scientific study that fueled a backlash against vaccination is being withdrawn 12 years after it was published. Parts of the paper were found to be "incorrect."
Bill and Melinda Gates in Davos, Switzerland, January 29, 2010.
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January 29, 2010 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it plans to more then double its spending on vaccine development and deployment over the next decade with a $10 billion investment. Bill Gates tells NPR the reason is that vaccines have "b...
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