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July 30, 2010 Flu season is in full swing in the Southern Hemisphere, with H1N1 the predominant strain in Australia and New Zealand. No one's predicting what our season will look like just yet.
July 26, 2010 California is on track to have the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 50 years. Gaps in vaccination have allowed the infectious disease to spread.
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July 23, 2010 Vaccines against a virus that causes cervical cancer could help prevent cancer of the throat. But the makers of two vaccines haven't shown much interest in pursuing the work.
July 19, 2010 Get a patch in the mail, stick it on your skin, then throw it out when you're done. That's how some researchers envision the future of vaccinations.
July 9, 2010 For World Cup attendees, blowing into the vuvuzela or hearing too much of it may be the least of your health concerns.
July 7, 2010 Clinton created The National Bioethics Advisory Commission, Bush created the President's Council on Bioethics.
July 1, 2010 Some 40 million unused doses of swine flu vaccine have expired and are about be destroyed.
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.
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