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The Only Times It's OK Not to Get the Measles Vaccine

New York City declared a public health emergency this week in light of an ongoing measles outbreak, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that unvaccinated individuals could face fines of $1,000. Measles cases are at a five-year high in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported this week, […]

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Hepatitis B vaccine: Safety and side effects

Hepatitis causes inflammation in the liver. The cause of hepatitis B is a virus that can spread through the blood or other bodily fluids. Hepatitis B may not cause symptoms and will clear up without treatment in some cases. In other cases, however, it will require treatment and can cause issues such as digestive problems […]

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Everything You Need to Know About HPV & the Vaccine

Thanks to the Pap test, cervical cancer is no longer one of the leading causes of death in American women. But it still affects approximately 13,240 people per year — 4,170 of whom will die from the illness. That’s where the HPV vaccine comes in, because it’s currently our most powerful tool in the fight […]

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A new vaccine could wipe out acne

Acne vulgaris, or simply acne, is a skin condition that affects most, if not all, adolescents. It can sometimes persist into adulthood. Also, scarring from acne can last for a long time. Research has shown that persistent acne not only causes discomfort, but also psychological distress; people become self-aware about their appearance and worry how […]

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Doctors Not Talking About Newer Meningitis Vaccine

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 — Many U.S. doctors aren’t telling teenaged patients and their parents about a newer vaccine for potentially deadly bacterial meningitis infections, a new study finds. Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal cord. It is uncommon in the United States, but sporadic outbreaks occur — often on college […]

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Novel vaccine approach proves powerful against Zika virus

A uniquely designed experimental vaccine against Zika virus has proven powerful in mice, new research has found. A team led by researchers at The Ohio State University has developed and tested a vaccine that employs an uncommon two-pronged approach to fighting the virus, which is spread by mosquitos and is most serious for pregnant women […]