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Personalized Cancer Vaccines Showing Promise Against Multiple Tumor Types, New Study Finds

Researchers say administering therapeutic cancer vaccines earlier in treatment may be more effective

COVID-19 Side Effect May Mimic Breast Cancer Symptom

A growing number of patients are reporting swollen lymph glands under their vaccine arm

COVID Vaccine: What's Sleep Got to do With it?

Getting regular, high-quality sleep may help optimize your body's response to the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

One-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine From Johnson & Johnson Looks Promising

J&J Covid-19 vaccine found to be 90% effective after single jab, according to phase 1-2a study

What's Next for the COVID-19 Vaccines?

Expert discusses the rollout and potential pitfalls

Getting A Flu Shot May Protect You Against Severe COVID-19

COVID-19 patients who skip the flu shot more than double their risk of being hospitalized, new study finds.

How Likely Are Americans To Accept A COVID-19 Vaccination When It Becomes Available?

Science, politics and demographics are all impacting willingness to accept vaccination, researchers say

About 10% Of Parents Now Refuse Or Delay Vaccines For Their Children

And carefully tailored interventions do not appear to change the minds of hesitant parents, researchers say.

HPV Vaccination Significantly Reduces A Woman's Risk Of Cervical Cancer, New Study Finds.

Women vaccinated before age 17 have an 88% lower risk of the disease, researchers say.

Can the Flu Shot Give You the Flu?

A vaccine expert says 'no'

Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy Does Not Increase Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder In Children.

Researchers say they found no link even with 1st trimester vaccination.

Distributing a Vaccine for COVID-19

An expert describes what it will involve

Tracking Vaccine Safety After FDA Approval

Researchers say vaccines are remarkably safe due to rigorous monitoring

Nearly Half Of All Adolescents In The U.S. Are Not Vaccinated Against The Human Papillomavirus

Parents cite safety concerns and lack of knowledge as two of the top reasons why, according to new study.

Two Common Vaccinations Appear To Lower The Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

Both the flu and pneumonia vaccines may help protect against cognitive decline.

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12 Apr
Antibody Cocktail May Curb Infection in Unvaccinated Who Are Exposed to COVID-19

Antibody Cocktail May Curb Infection in Unvaccinated Who Are Exposed to COVID-19

People living with someone who has COVID-19 appear to get powerful protection against infection when they are given Regeneron's antibody cocktail, a new study shows.

The findings suggest that beyond preventing the worst outcomes for coronavirus infection when given ...

12 Apr
Had Facial Fillers? What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines

Had Facial Fillers? What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines

Once you've landed that coveted coronavirus vaccine appointment, you'll likely have to fill out a form on your medical history and whether you're allergic to any of the vaccine's ingredients. But there could be another question waiting for you: Have you ever had dermal filler ...

12 Apr
COVID Vaccines Might Not Protect Certain Cancer Patients

COVID Vaccines Might Not Protect Certain Cancer Patients

People with cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes are at an increased risk of not making protective coronavirus antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, a new study warns.

The risk is particularly high for those with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The rese...

12 Apr
COVID Vaccines Trigger Protective Immune Response in Nursing Home Residents: Study

COVID Vaccines Trigger Protective Immune Response in Nursing Home Residents: Study

Older adults in long-term care develop detectible antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, which may mean it's safe to reopen these facilities, according to a new study.

But because it's unclear how long the antibodies last, researchers from University of Pittsburgh Medica...

09 Apr
Scientists Find Clues to Why AstraZeneca's Vaccine May Cause Clots

Scientists Find Clues to Why AstraZeneca's Vaccine May Cause Clots

FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors might have figured out why AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may cause life-threatening blood clots in very rare cases.

The discovery, made in a pair of reports published online Friday in the

09 Apr
Supply of J&J COVID Vaccine to Drop 86 Percent Next Week

Supply of J&J COVID Vaccine to Drop 86 Percent Next Week

In a setback to a national vaccination campaign that was finally gaining ground, the federal government said Thursday that Johnson & Johnson will allocate 86 percent fewer doses of its coronavirus vaccine across the United States next week.

The company delivered the...

08 Apr
NIH Starts Trial Looking at Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

NIH Starts Trial Looking at Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

A new clinical trial will investigate whether people who are highly allergic or have what's known as a mast cell disorder are at higher risk for a sudden allergic reaction to the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

"The public understandably has been concerned about rep...

08 Apr
Two Vaccines Show Effectiveness Against Emerging COVID Variants

Two Vaccines Show Effectiveness Against Emerging COVID Variants

Two COVID-19 vaccines appear to work well against a rapidly spreading coronavirus variant that arose in California, but less effective against a variant that first emerged in South Africa, researchers report.

"The good news is the California variant does not appear to be...

07 Apr
No Proof COVID Vaccines Can Trigger Guillain-Barré Syndrome

No Proof COVID Vaccines Can Trigger Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Two people in the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine trial developed Guillain-Barré syndrome, but it's highly doubtful the vaccine is to blame, according to a just-published case study.

Although both people were in the same trial, one was given the vaccine and the other...

07 Apr
Nearly 8 in 10 School, Child Care Staff Have Gotten at Least 1 Dose of COVID Vaccine: CDC

Nearly 8 in 10 School, Child Care Staff Have Gotten at Least 1 Dose of COVID Vaccine: CDC

In findings that bode well for the full reopening of schools across America, a new government survey shows that nearly 80 percent of school employees and child care workers have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Released by the U.S. Centers for Di...

06 Apr
Moderna COVID Vaccine Offers Protection for at Least 6 Months: Study

Moderna COVID Vaccine Offers Protection for at Least 6 Months: Study

There's good news for the millions of Americans who've already received a dose or two of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: New research shows the vaccine should protect against illness for at least six months.

The new study tracked 33 participants in the trials that led to the...

06 Apr
Vaccine Passports Won't Be Mandated by Federal Government: Fauci

Vaccine Passports Won't Be Mandated by Federal Government: Fauci

The U.S. government won't require vaccine passports for travel and businesses, the nation's top infectious diseases expert said Monday.

"I doubt that the federal government will be the main mover of a vaccine passport concept," Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a Po...

06 Apr
COVID Shot Earlier in Pregnancy Better for Baby: Study

COVID Shot Earlier in Pregnancy Better for Baby: Study

The sooner a pregnant woman gets a COVID-19 vaccine, the more likely she is to transfer protective antibodies to her baby, a new, small study suggests.

"This just gives extra fuel for people who are on the fence or just think, 'Maybe I'll wait until after I deliver,'" sa...

05 Apr
If You've Had COVID, One Vaccine Jab Will Do: Study

If You've Had COVID, One Vaccine Jab Will Do: Study

A new U.S. study offers more evidence that a single dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine may provide enough protection to people who've previously been infected with the coronavirus.

"Our findings extend those from smaller studies reported elsewhere and support a potenti...

05 Apr
Contamination of Some J&J Vaccines Won't Affect U.S. Immunization Goals, Officials Say

Contamination of Some J&J Vaccines Won't Affect U.S. Immunization Goals, Officials Say

Despite the recent contamination of 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine at a Baltimore plant, the Biden administration on Sunday reassured Americans that there will still be enough doses to vaccinate every American adult by the end of May.

J...

05 Apr
Got Your COVID Vaccine? Don't Stop Being Cautious, Experts Say

Got Your COVID Vaccine? Don't Stop Being Cautious, Experts Say

Just because you've had your COVID-19 vaccination doesn't mean you can stop taking steps to protect yourself and others, experts say.

So far, only about 16% of Americans have been fully vaccinated, and on March 24, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rep...

05 Apr
How Willing Are Americans to Donate COVID Vaccines to Other Countries?

How Willing Are Americans to Donate COVID Vaccines to Other Countries?

Many Americans are fine with donating at least some COVID-19 vaccines to less wealthy nations, but that support varies between different groups, a new poll finds.

Recent estimates show that wealthy countries -- which have just one-fifth of the world's adult population --...

02 Apr
When Will America's Kids Get Their COVID Vaccines?

When Will America's Kids Get Their COVID Vaccines?

Kids will be kids, and that's exactly why Holly McDade plans to get her three young children the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available to them.

"Little kids can't help but touch their mouths and their noses and touch other things," said McDade, 32, of Strasbur...

02 Apr
Biden Administration Kicks Off Campaign to Boost Vaccinations

Biden Administration Kicks Off Campaign to Boost Vaccinations

In a push to overcome vaccine hesitancy, the Biden administration on Thursday launched a public outreach effort that will focus on communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

Called the "We Can Do This" campaign, the project features television and social med...

02 Apr
Faster-Spreading COVID Variant Expanding in United States

Faster-Spreading COVID Variant Expanding in United States

The faster-spreading COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom is on its way to becoming the dominant form of the virus in the United States.

A new study found that the B.1.1.7 variant is being detected in an increasing proportion of SARS-CoV-2 samples and is...

01 Apr
1 in 4 Parents Won't Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID-19: Poll

1 in 4 Parents Won't Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID-19: Poll

More than one-quarter of U.S. parents don't plan to vaccinate their kids for COVID-19, and roughly as many oppose school-required coronavirus shots, a new study finds.

This opposition was more common among moms than dads, and was especially common among white mothers who...

01 Apr
CDC Confirms COVID as Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

CDC Confirms COVID as Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

In a finding that illustrates the heavy toll the pandemic has taken on America, a new government report confirms that COVID-19 became the third leading cause of death in 2020.

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that more than 54...

01 Apr
Can Vaccinations Stop COVID Transmission? College Study Aims to Find Out

Can Vaccinations Stop COVID Transmission? College Study Aims to Find Out

It's the question everyone wants answered because reopening the world depends on it: Can coronavirus vaccines stop transmission of the virus?

Now, 21 universities across the United States are teaming up to find out.

The project, called Prevent COVID U, was started ...

31 Mar
Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine Is Very Effective in Kids as Young as 12

Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine Is Very Effective in Kids as Young as 12

Pfizer Inc. announced Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine is safe and remarkably effective in children as young as 12.

In a news release issued by Pfizer and its vaccine development partner, BioNTech, company executives said data from a trial of the vaccine in ne...

30 Mar
Biden, Top Health Officials Warn of Risk of Another COVID Surge

Biden, Top Health Officials Warn of Risk of Another COVID Surge

As new coronavirus cases begin to rise again across America, President Joe Biden on Monday called on governors to bring back state mask mandates.

Just hours earlier, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, delivered an emo...

29 Mar
Real-World Proof That Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Slash COVID Infections

Real-World Proof That Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Slash COVID Infections

The two-dose mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have proven to be potent weapons against COVID-19 infection among health care workers, first responders and essential workers in the real world, a new U.S. government study shows.

After following nearly 4,000 volunteers ...

29 Mar
Biden Administration Working on 'Vaccine Passport' Initiative

Biden Administration Working on 'Vaccine Passport' Initiative

The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop a standard for a "vaccine passport" that could be used as the country tries to reopen in the coming months.

The effort has gained steam following President Biden's pledge that the nation will begi...

26 Mar
HPV Infections Are Plummeting Due to Widespread Vaccination

HPV Infections Are Plummeting Due to Widespread Vaccination

Fifteen years of widespread vaccination of U.S. children with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is reaping big rewards: A more than 80% drop in new infections has been seen in women and girls under the age of 25.

That could mean an equally big drop to come in a host...

26 Mar
States Race to Vaccinate Their Residents

States Race to Vaccinate Their Residents

States are scrambling to vaccinate as many people as they can while the rate of new U.S. coronavirus infections stays steady, but still high, for a third week.

At more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases a day, public health experts believe that is a level that could rap...

25 Mar
Pregnant Women Pass on COVID Vaccine Protection to Newborns

Pregnant Women Pass on COVID Vaccine Protection to Newborns

In some good news to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows that pregnant women and new breastfeeding moms have a strong immune response to COVID-19 vaccines and can transfer that immunity to their infants.

The study included 131 women of reproductive a...

25 Mar
AstraZeneca Reports Slightly Lower Estimate of Its COVID Vaccine's Effectiveness

AstraZeneca Reports Slightly Lower Estimate of Its COVID Vaccine's Effectiveness

Following a sharp rebuke from an independent oversight board over potentially misleading information on the effectiveness of its coronavirus vaccine, AstraZeneca released new data late Wednesday that showed the vaccine is slightly less effective than the company claimed on Mon...

25 Mar
In Rare Cases, People Can Get COVID After Vaccination

In Rare Cases, People Can Get COVID After Vaccination

It's very rare, but it is possible to catch COVID-19 even if you've been vaccinated, a new study finds.

Looking at vaccinated health care workers at two University of California campuses, researchers found a tiny number tested positive for the virus. This finding highli...

23 Mar
Study Finds Growing Acceptance of COVID Vaccine by U.S. Health Care Workers

Study Finds Growing Acceptance of COVID Vaccine by U.S. Health Care Workers

Health care workers were just as uneasy as everyone else when COVID-19 vaccines were about to be approved in the United States, with large numbers hesitant to take the shot in early December, a new study reveals.

But that hesitancy dwindled over the next few weeks, as he...

23 Mar
U.S. Health Officials Raise Flags About AstraZeneca's COVID Vaccine Trial Data

U.S. Health Officials Raise Flags About AstraZeneca's COVID Vaccine Trial Data

U.S. health officials called the results of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial into question early Tuesday, saying the company may have used outdated data that could have changed its conclusion about the efficacy of the vaccine.

On Monday morning, AstraZeneca h...

22 Mar
AstraZeneca Says Its COVID Vaccine 79% Effective in U.S. Trial

AstraZeneca Says Its COVID Vaccine 79% Effective in U.S. Trial

AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine was 79 percent effective in protecting against COVID-19 infection in a large U.S. clinical trial, the company announced Monday.

The findings may help restore confidence in the vaccine that was lost recently after more than a dozen c...

19 Mar
You've Had Your Vaccine, What Can You Safely Do Now?

You've Had Your Vaccine, What Can You Safely Do Now?

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program is proceeding apace, with more than one-fifth of adult Americans having received at least one dose and eligibility opening up for everyone by May 1, under orders from President Joe Biden.

That means the fully vaccinated now have one ...

19 Mar
Biden Meets 100 Million Vaccinations Goal Weeks Ahead of Schedule

Biden Meets 100 Million Vaccinations Goal Weeks Ahead of Schedule

President Joe Biden said Thursday that his administration's promise of 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days of his administration will be met Friday, more than 40 days ahead of schedule.

"I'm proud to announce that tomorrow, 58 days into our administration...

19 Mar
Wuhan Study Supports Need for Vaccines to Stop COVID's Spread

Wuhan Study Supports Need for Vaccines to Stop COVID's Spread

Fewer than 1 in 10 people in Wuhan carried COVID-19 antibodies in their bloodstream four months after the coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city that served as a harbinger of a global pandemic, a new study shows.

Further, only about 40% of those people tested positive ...

18 Mar
Still Leery of COVID Vaccines? Top Expert Debunks Those Myths

Still Leery of COVID Vaccines? Top Expert Debunks Those Myths

Don't believe everything you hear: A sizable minority of Americans are still hesitant about getting the new COVID-19 vaccine, but their fears are mostly not warranted, a leading vaccine expert says.

"Not only has it been shown to be safe in tens of thousands of people be...

18 Mar
COVID Reinfection Is Rare, But Seniors More Vulnerable: Study

COVID Reinfection Is Rare, But Seniors More Vulnerable: Study

Reinfection with COVID-19 in people who've already had the illness is very rare, and most people are protected against reinfection for at least six months, a new report finds. However, immunity appears to drop sharply in those aged 65 and older, researchers found.

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18 Mar
People With MS Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine: Expert

People With MS Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine: Expert

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be wondering if they should get a COVID-19 shot, and the answer is definitely yes, an expert says.

"The big takeaway message is the COVID-19 vaccine is strongly recommended for patients with multiple sclerosis," said Dr. Nancy Sico...

17 Mar
Some Long Haul COVID Patients Are Feeling Better After Vaccination

Some Long Haul COVID Patients Are Feeling Better After Vaccination

For many, it's like emerging suddenly from a long, dark tunnel.

Some people who've been laid low for months by so-called "long haul" symptoms after a coronavirus infection say that within days of getting their COVID-19 vaccine, those symptoms nearly disappeared.

Sp...

17 Mar
As U.S. Vaccinations Rise, Are 'Vaccine Passports' for Americans Coming?

As U.S. Vaccinations Rise, Are 'Vaccine Passports' for Americans Coming?

With tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses going into American arms, pressure is mounting for a U.S. "vaccine passport" that would allow the fully immunized to travel freely and more easily enjoy other aspects of pre-pandemic life.

More than two dozen airline trade ...

17 Mar
States Broaden COVID Vaccine Access to Millions of Americans

States Broaden COVID Vaccine Access to Millions of Americans

States are rapidly expanding eligibility for coronavirus vaccines as they race to meet President Joe Biden's deadline to have shots for all American adults by May 1.

At the beginning of the vaccine rollout, COVID-19 vaccines were available only to the most vulnerabl...

17 Mar
Health Highlights: March 17, 2021

Health Highlights: March 17, 2021

COVID-19 Antibodies Found in 1 in 5 U.S. Blood Donations

COVID-19 antibodies were found in the blood of about 1 in 5 donations from unvaccinated donors in the first week of March, American Red Cross data shows.

The organization tested more than 3.3...

17 Mar
Talks With Doctors May Be Key to Vaccine Acceptance: Study

Talks With Doctors May Be Key to Vaccine Acceptance: Study

Talking with their doctors may help convince reluctant Americans to get COVID-19 vaccines, evidence from a previous pandemic suggests.

Researchers analyzed responses from more than 19,000 people in the United States who were surveyed during the H1N1 swine flu pandemic in...

16 Mar
Biden Administration Weighing National Face Mask Standards for Workplace

Biden Administration Weighing National Face Mask Standards for Workplace

The Biden Administration is deliberating on a nationwide face mask standard for workplaces, although it has already missed its own deadline for a decision.

On Jan. 21, Biden told the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to determin...

16 Mar
Need an Operation? Here's How COVID Has Changed Surgery

Need an Operation? Here's How COVID Has Changed Surgery

This year, COVID-19 has made decisions around surgery tougher than ever for folks who may need one. But one major medical group can help provide some answers.

Top on their list: Is it safe to have surgery right now?

"It is very safe to have surgery, especially with...

16 Mar
Health Care Workers More Likely to Catch COVID at Home, Not Workplace

Health Care Workers More Likely to Catch COVID at Home, Not Workplace

Health care workers are more likely to catch COVID-19 at home or in their community than on the job, a new study finds.

"The news is reassuring in that it shows the measures taken are working to prevent infections from spreading in health care facilities," said study co-...

15 Mar
Nearly All Americans Who Got First COVID Shot Are Are Getting Their Second

Nearly All Americans Who Got First COVID Shot Are Are Getting Their Second

In more good news on the coronavirus vaccine front, a new government report finds that 88% of Americans who get their first COVID-19 shot return for their second.

That bodes well for the United States, since full vaccination is vital to stopping the pandemic.

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