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Exercise Boosts Protection from COVID Vaccine, New Study Finds

High levels of physical activity enhance the effectiveness of COVID shots in fully, researchers find.

Pediatricians Group Urges Parents to Get Kids Flu Shot This Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns families not to underestimate the flu, especially with COVID-19 still circulating.

Why Are Cancer Rates Higher in Men Than Women?

Researchers say biological rather than behavioral differences may explain why men face a greater risk of most types of cancer.

40% of Women Report Heavier Menstrual Bleeding After COVID Vaccine, New Study Finds

Menstruating and post-menopausal women experienced heavier, unexpected bleeding after COVID vaccination, researchers say.

Why Do Men Have Shorter Lifespans Than Women?

Researchers say the loss of Y chromosomes in older men may accelerate age-related diseases and cause heart scarring.

What’s the Best Time for Pregnant Women to Get COVID Vaccines?

Researchers compare maternal and fetal antibody responses to different COVID-19 vaccines.

Big Jump in HPV Vaccination Among Teens, Study Finds

More than 75% of kids 13-17 years old now have at least one dose of the HPV vaccine, researchers say.

‘Live’ Flu Vaccine Appears Safe for Kids with Asthma, New Study Finds

Live attenuated flu vaccine is no more likely to cause respiratory problems in kids with asthma than the inactivated version, researchers say.

COVID-19 Vaccination May Temporarily Lengthen Menstrual Cycle, New Study Suggests

COVID-19 vaccination may add about one day to a woman’s menstrual cycle, researchers find.

Does ‘Baby Talk’ Really Help Your Baby Learn to Speak?

Baby talk may be a key component in helping babies form words, researchers say.

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05 Dec
Pfizer Asks FDA to Approve Tweaked COVID Booster as Third Shot for Kids Under 5

Pfizer Asks FDA to Approve Tweaked COVID Booster as Third Shot for Kids Under 5

Infants and young children could soon receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine as part of their three-dose series.

Pfizer Inc. on Monday asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to have the vaccine that targets the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 replace the third dose ...

02 Dec
Scientists May Be Closer to Effective HIV Vaccine

Scientists May Be Closer to Effective HIV Vaccine

It's thought that for an HIV vaccine to be widely effective, it will have to spur the body to make special antibodies that can neutralize a broad range of HIV strains. Now scientists say they have taken an essential step in that direction.

In

28 Nov
New COVID Variant XBB Is Gaining Ground Among Americans

New COVID Variant XBB Is Gaining Ground Among Americans

U.S. health officials are tracking a new COVID variant that's a combination of two earlier Omicron subvariants.

Known as XBB, this latest subvariant now represents 3.1% of new COVID c...

28 Nov
COVID in Pregnancy Can Vary — Get Vaccinated to Stay Safe

COVID in Pregnancy Can Vary — Get Vaccinated to Stay Safe

When pregnant women contract COVID-19, one in 10 will have moderate, severe or even critical symptoms, a new study finds.

So it's important they get their COVID vaccines, experts say.

“Given that patients in all trimesters of pregnancy are susceptible to infectio...

23 Nov
White House Urges COVID Booster Shots Again, Citing Effectiveness

White House Urges COVID Booster Shots Again, Citing Effectiveness

It's not too late to get the latest COVID-19 booster shot.

Whether it's the bivalent vaccine from drug maker Pfizer or from Moderna, the shots offer more protection against symptomatic infection, public health officials reiterated at a White House briefing on Tuesday. <...

23 Nov
COVID Vaccine Boosts Protection, Even After Prior Infection: Study

COVID Vaccine Boosts Protection, Even After Prior Infection: Study

Even if you've already had COVID-19, you can still benefit from a vaccine that can help prevent another infection, a new study shows.

Danish patients gained between 60% and 94% protection against reinfection, depending on the COVID variant wave, the researchers found.

21 Nov
Many U.S. Parents Avoid Vaccine Talks With Child's Doctor

Many U.S. Parents Avoid Vaccine Talks With Child's Doctor

Vaccines have become a hot topic in the past few years, but a new survey finds many parents aren't discussing immunization with their child's doctor.

Though a child's pediatrician has often been the go-to resource on vaccines, the University of Michigan Medicine poll fo...

18 Nov
Pfizer's New Booster Shot Shows Protection Against Emerging Omicron Variants

Pfizer's New Booster Shot Shows Protection Against Emerging Omicron Variants

Pfizer's updated COVID booster shots are proving their mettle against emerging omicron variants, the company announced Friday...

18 Nov
Despite Pleas From Pediatric Groups, Biden Balks at Declaring RSV a Health Emergency

Despite Pleas From Pediatric Groups, Biden Balks at Declaring RSV a Health Emergency

The Biden administration on Thursday offered assistance to communities and hospitals dealing with a surge in cases of pediatric respiratory illnesses, but it did not declare a national public health emergency.

The Children's Hospital Association and the American Academy...

17 Nov
A Vaccine Against Deadly Fentanyl Might Be Near

A Vaccine Against Deadly Fentanyl Might Be Near

Researchers report they have created a vaccine to fight fentanyl addiction, in a potential breakthrough in the opioid epidemic.

The shot would block the ability of fentanyl to enter the brain and cause the “high” that users crave. It could be used to prevent relapses...

17 Nov
Flu Shot Could Be Lifesaver for Folks With Heart Failure

Flu Shot Could Be Lifesaver for Folks With Heart Failure

People battling heart failure should make the time to get their flu shots now, a new study suggests.

Not only will the shots help prevent influenza in this high-risk group, but it could also reduce pneumonia infections and cardiac complications, researchers report.

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16 Nov
Kids Born by C-Section May Have Weaker Response to Vaccines

Kids Born by C-Section May Have Weaker Response to Vaccines

Babies born via cesarean section may not mount as strong an immune response after some childhood vaccines compared to babies delivered vaginally, researchers suggest.

Antibody levels can be checked in blood or saliva, and babies born vaginally had higher levels of antibo...

14 Nov
Moderna's Booster Shot Prompts Strong Immune Response Against Omicron Subvariants

Moderna's Booster Shot Prompts Strong Immune Response Against Omicron Subvariants

Moderna, Inc., announced Monday that its updated booster shot triggers strong antibody responses against three Omicron subvariants.

"We are pleased to see that both of our bivalent booster vaccine candidates offer superior protection against Omicron BA.4/BA.5 variants co...

11 Nov
Three-Fifths of World's People May Have Been Exposed to COVID

Three-Fifths of World's People May Have Been Exposed to COVID

COVID-19 swept across the world far more effectively than previously thought, with a stunning number of cases left unreported as recently as the summer of 2021, a new World Health Organization (WHO) study says.

About 3 out of every 5 human beings carried antibodies again...

10 Nov
For Pregnant Women and Their Newborns, COVID Vaccine Offers Better Protection Than Prior Infection

For Pregnant Women and Their Newborns, COVID Vaccine Offers Better Protection Than Prior Infection

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 while pregnant provides higher levels of antibodies for both mom and baby than catching the virus does, a new study finds.

When pregnant women received one of the two available mRNA vaccines, researchers found that the women had 10-fold hi...

07 Nov
Amid a Surge in RSV Cases, Hopes for a New Vaccine

Amid a Surge in RSV Cases, Hopes for a New Vaccine

Infants and children sick with RSV are flooding pediatricians' offices and children's hospitals across the United States, due to an early surge of the common childhood virus this year.

But within one or two “sick seasons,” doctors expect to have on hand long-sought t...

04 Nov
Pfizer Study Finds Big Rise in Immunity From COVID Booster

Pfizer Study Finds Big Rise in Immunity From COVID Booster

Getting an updated booster for COVID-19 is likely to boost protection substantially, according to a new study released by drug company Pfizer on Friday.

The news affirms a decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to OK the bivalent booster without first requirin...

26 Oct
COVID Vaccine Inhaled Through the Mouth Launched in China

COVID Vaccine Inhaled Through the Mouth Launched in China

China announced Wednesday that it has started giving its citizens a COVID booster that can be inhaled through the mouth.

The oral vaccine was distributed in Shanghai. A video appeared on Chinese sta...

25 Oct
Stay Fit & Your COVID Shot May Work Even Better

Stay Fit & Your COVID Shot May Work Even Better

The more often you work out, the more effective your COVID-19 vaccination will be, a new study suggests.

Fully vaccinated folks who clocked high weekly levels of physical activity...

24 Oct
Pfizer Plans to Charge Over $100 Per COVID Shot in 2023

Pfizer Plans to Charge Over $100 Per COVID Shot in 2023

Some Americans could pay up to $130 to get a COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer starting in 2023, but most will still get it f...

21 Oct
Chickenpox Vaccine Has Nearly Erased Deaths, Hospitalizations From Virus in U.S.

Chickenpox Vaccine Has Nearly Erased Deaths, Hospitalizations From Virus in U.S.

New government data shows that the chickenpox vaccine has virtually eliminated deaths and severe cases of the virus in U.S. children and teens.

In the analysis, released Thursday b...

21 Oct
Add COVID Shot to Routine Vaccine Schedule: CDC Panel

Add COVID Shot to Routine Vaccine Schedule: CDC Panel

In an unanimous vote on Thursday, a panel of U.S. vaccine experts recommended that COVID shots be added to the list of recommended vaccinations for children and adults.

Now it's up to the U.S...

20 Oct
FDA OKs Novavax COVID Vaccine as First Booster Shot

FDA OKs Novavax COVID Vaccine as First Booster Shot

Americans will now have another choice if they want a COVID booster shot.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18 Oct
As Tough Flu Season Looms, CDC Hopes for More Flu Shots Among Minorities

As Tough Flu Season Looms, CDC Hopes for More Flu Shots Among Minorities

It's a troubling equation: Many Americans with the highest rates of hospitalization for influenza have the lowest uptake of the annual flu vaccine.

That's why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up outreach to minority communities, including B...

17 Oct
What's Keeping Some Hispanic Americans From Getting the COVID Shot?

What's Keeping Some Hispanic Americans From Getting the COVID Shot?

While a large number of Hispanic Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at this point, a new study suggests barriers may still stand in the way for those who might want to get shots.

Researchers identified four key

17 Oct
New Omicron Variants Gaining Foothold in U.S.

New Omicron Variants Gaining Foothold in U.S.

New, more contagious Omicron variants are starting to spread across the United States, new government data show.

Luckily, they're related to the Omicron variant BA.5...

14 Oct
With Tough Flu Season Already Here, An Expert Answers Your Flu Shot Questions

With Tough Flu Season Already Here, An Expert Answers Your Flu Shot Questions

Indications are that this year's flu season is going to be particularly nasty, making the annual influenza vaccine even more important than usual, infectious disease experts say.

People already are landing in the hospital with severe cases of influenza, about a month ahe...

14 Oct
Pfizer's Updated Booster Targets Omicron Variants, New Data Confirms

Pfizer's Updated Booster Targets Omicron Variants, New Data Confirms

New trial data shows that Pfizer's updated COVID booster shot is more powerful against Omicron subvariants than the original shot, the company announced Thursday.

The findings are reassuring, since human data on the tweaked vaccine was not available when the U.S. Food an...

10 Oct
Lots of Americans Lied to Others About COVID: Study

Lots of Americans Lied to Others About COVID: Study

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40% of Americans were untruthful about whether they had the virus or were ignoring safety precautions, a nationwide survey shows.

The December

07 Oct
Extremely Low Incidence of COVID Hospitalization After Vaccine, Boosters: Study

Extremely Low Incidence of COVID Hospitalization After Vaccine, Boosters: Study

Getting vaccinated and boosted greatly reduces the odds for hospitalization if you get infected with COVID-19, according to a large new study conducted at U.S. Veterans Health Administration facilities.

"This is remarkable, good news about the power and effectiveness of ...

06 Oct
COVID Boosters Could Save 90,000 Lives This Winter. Will Americans Get Them?

COVID Boosters Could Save 90,000 Lives This Winter. Will Americans Get Them?

How many Americans will die of COVID-19 this winter could depend on how many get their booster shots, a new report shows.

Up to 90,000 U.S. COVID deaths could be prevented through the fall and winter, but that is less likely if vaccine uptake continues at the current slo...

05 Oct
CDC Warns of Possible Severe Flu Season Ahead

CDC Warns of Possible Severe Flu Season Ahead

Australia is experiencing its worst flu season in five years, and that doesn't bode well for the United States, federal health officials warned Tuesday.

America's flu season often mirrors what u...

05 Oct
No Rise in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Cases After COVID Shots: Study

No Rise in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Cases After COVID Shots: Study

A new study has found no evidence that COVID-19 shots increase the incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome, according to researchers.

"This is important be...

03 Oct
More Evidence COVID Boosters Improve Seniors' Immunity

More Evidence COVID Boosters Improve Seniors' Immunity

For older adults, getting vaccinated provides protection against COVID-19, but getting a booster is a key part of maintaining that immunity, a new study confirms.

"The data support the

30 Sep
Money, Good Info Can't Undo Resistance to COVID Vaccine: Study

Money, Good Info Can't Undo Resistance to COVID Vaccine: Study

Public health officials tried everything to convince Americans to get vaccinated against COVID, including giving away cash, but that wasn't enough to change hesitant minds, a new...

29 Sep
Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox in Early U.S. Data

Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox in Early U.S. Data

The Jynneos vaccine, originally designed to guard against smallpox infection, also seems to protect against monkeypox, new U.S. government data shows.

The poten...

29 Sep
COVID Shot in Pregnancy Helps Baby, Even If Mom's Been Infected: Study

COVID Shot in Pregnancy Helps Baby, Even If Mom's Been Infected: Study

Pregnant women who get COVID-19 and then get vaccinated before giving birth are more likely than other moms to pass protective antibodies to their newborns, new research shows.

Babies can't get their own shots until they're

28 Sep
'Breakthrough' Infections After COVID Vaccine Can Help Prevent Future Illness

'Breakthrough' Infections After COVID Vaccine Can Help Prevent Future Illness

It's very frustrating to get a COVID-19 vaccine and then wind up catching the virus anyway.

But these

28 Sep
Study Probes Links Between Vaccines and Asthma in Kids, With Inconclusive Results

Study Probes Links Between Vaccines and Asthma in Kids, With Inconclusive Results

Aluminum in childhood vaccines has long been the cause of speculation about a potential link to allergies and asthma, but a new

28 Sep
More Evidence COVID Vaccination Can Cause Temporary Change in Menstrual Cycle

More Evidence COVID Vaccination Can Cause Temporary Change in Menstrual Cycle

Women may experience a small, but temporary, delay in their menstrual cycle after receiving a COVID shot, a new study finds.

The delay was, on average, less than one da...

27 Sep
Canada to Remove All COVID Border Restrictions Oct. 1

Canada to Remove All COVID Border Restrictions Oct. 1

All COVID travel restrictions in Canada will be gone starting on Oct. 1, health officials announced Tuesday.

Both international and domestic travelers to the country will be able to give up such pandemic mainstays as submitting mandatory health information through

27 Sep
COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

Children who fall ill with COVID-19 may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of more than 285,000 children with COVID, 0.04% were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over the next six months. While that's a...

26 Sep
Pfizer, Moderna Seek Approval of New COVID Boosters for Kids

Pfizer, Moderna Seek Approval of New COVID Boosters for Kids

Both Pfizer and Moderna have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve their updated coronavirus ...

26 Sep
CDC Says Universal Masking Can Be Dropped in Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals

CDC Says Universal Masking Can Be Dropped in Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased its universal masking recommendation for nursing homes and hospitals, unless those health care institutions are in areas seeing high levels of COVID-19 transmission.

The change is part of

23 Sep
4.4 Million Americans Have Gotten Updated COVID Boosters

4.4 Million Americans Have Gotten Updated COVID Boosters

At least 4.4 million Americans have received the updated COVID-19 booster shot.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count Thursday ...

21 Sep
Canada May Soon Drop COVID Vaccine Requirement for International Travelers

Canada May Soon Drop COVID Vaccine Requirement for International Travelers

If you haven't had a COVID vaccine, you can't travel to Canada, but that could change soon.

The vaccine ...

16 Sep
FDA Warns Against Overuse of TPOXX Monkeypox Drug

FDA Warns Against Overuse of TPOXX Monkeypox Drug

U.S. health officials are advising doctors not to overuse the only antiviral for monkeypox because there is a risk of the virus mutating and rendering the drug useless.

15 Sep
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Decline, But Health Officials Worry About Reaching Minorities

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Decline, But Health Officials Worry About Reaching Minorities

Monkeypox cases continue to fall in the United States, but public health officials now are concerned that the virus is wending its way into communities of color.

New case numbers are down by ...

15 Sep
WHO Says Pandemic's End May Be Near

WHO Says Pandemic's End May Be Near

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, the leader of the World Health Organization declared Wednesday, with deaths at their lowest level worldwide since the new coronavirus fir...

13 Sep
First U.S. Monkeypox Death Confirmed in California

First U.S. Monkeypox Death Confirmed in California

Monkeypox was the cause of death in a Los Angeles County adult last week, public health officials confirmed Tuesday.

This is the first known death from monkeypox to be reported in t...

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