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Slideshows, Images, and Quizzes
- Cold & Flu Pictures Slideshow: 10 Facts About Flu ShotsSource: OnHealth
Is the flu shot necessary? Who should get vaccinated? Learn the benefits and risks of vaccination for seasonal influenza. Find out who is eligible for the nasal vaccine, and who is better off with an injection. Get the facts on different types of influenza vaccines and who should get one.
- Fight Dandruff: How to Treat, Control, and Prevent FlakesSource: OnHealth Optimized
Dandruff is a common scalp condition resulting in white flaky skin shedding from the scalp. Learn more about the causes of dandruff as well as treatments like dandruff shampoos and more.
- How to Prevent the Common ColdSource: OnHealth Optimized
The common cold is arguably the most common human illness. Learn how long the common cold lasts and treatment for the common cold.
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Track and Prevent SymptomsSource: WebMD - Health Tools
From mood swings to the munchies, learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments of premenstrual syndrome in this slideshow on PMS.
- See How Your Life Affects Your SkinSource: WebMD - Health Tools
The choices you make every day affect how your skin looks. Use this visual skin care guide to avoid dry skin and wrinkles, and to keep your skin healthy.
- Shingles Quiz: Symptoms, Vaccine & PicturesSource: RxList
Take this quiz about shingles (herpes zoster). Featuring quick facts, symptoms, treatments, causes, and more, this quiz will help you learn more about this itchy, painful disease.
- Shingles Rash Pictures, Symptoms, Vaccine FactsSource: OnHealth Optimized
Shingles occurs when the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox, re-emerges due to a weakened immune system. Tingling may occur before herpes zoster blisters appear, usually on the side of the body. The shingles vaccine can boost the immune system to lower the risk of shingles outbreaks.
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Symptoms, Vaccine FactsSource: OnHealth Optimized
Whooping cough (bordetella pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection. Vaccines and antibiotics could prevent whooping cough. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of whooping cough.
- Zika Virus Baby, Symptoms, Vaccine, TreatmentsSource: OnHealth Optimized
Learn to spot Zika virus symptoms. Find out how Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, Zika's effects on pregnancy, as well as how to protect yourself from the Zika virus.
- Respiratory Illnesses: 13 Types of Lung InfectionsSource: OnHealth Optimized
Is your cough caused by a cold, flu, pneumonia or something else? Learn causes of respiratory infections like bronchitis, pneumonia, Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2, SARS, MERS), bird flu, and more.
- The 18 Most Expensive U.S. Medical ConditionsSource: OnHealth Optimized
What are the most expensive medical conditions? Learn about heart conditions, brain disorders, back pain and many more expensive health conditions. Discover the tips that can prevent serious medical problems and protect your financial wellbeing.
- 25 Ways to Stay Well Abroad in PicturesSource: WebMD - Health Tools
Hepatitis, tetanus, flu, even typhoid fever lurk in the most beautiful destinations. WebMD shows how to protect your health from South America to Asia.
- Chickenpox Quiz: Test Your Medical IQSource: RxList
Take this quiz to evaluate your chickenpox IQ. Learn facts, causes, symptoms, treatments, and complications of this common childhood illness caused by the varicella virus from the herpes family.
- Picture of Hepatitis BSource: RxList
View a picture of Hepatitis B and learn Facts About Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
- Shingles: Myths and Facts About the Shingles VirusSource: WebMD - Health Tools
There are some common misconceptions about this viral illness and the uncomfortable rash it can cause. Here’s a guide through the myths and facts of shingles.
- Cervical Cancer Symptoms, Stages, and TreatmentSource: OnHealth Optimized
Cervical cancer is typically caused by HPV infections. Learn about vaccines to prevent cervical cancer. Get information about cervical cancer symptoms, stages, life expectancy, and available treatment options.
- Ebola Virus: Outbreaks, Epidemics, and SymptomsSource: OnHealth
How is the Ebola virus spread? How deadly is Ebola? Though rare in the USA, Ebola can be devastating in sub-Saharan African nations like Congo (DRC), Zaire, and Uganda. Learn about the Ebola virus outbreak epidemiology, symptoms, treatment and how it is transmitted.
Diseases, Conditions, and Procedures
- Vaccination Schedule for Adults and AdolescentsSource: MedicineNet
Read the vaccination schedule for adults and teens, and learn about recommended immunizations for MMR, HPV, Td/Tdap, varicella, tetanus, shingles, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid.
- Flu Vaccine (Flu Shot)Source: MedicineNet
Influenza is a potentially life-threatening respiratory infection. Get the facts about influenza vaccine (flu shot) side effects, ingredients, and vaccination effectiveness. Learn who should (children, pregnant women, elderly) and shouldn't get a flu shot. Find out if it's possible to have a COVID-19 infection and the flu at the same time.
- Flu (Influenza)Source: MedicineNet
Learn about influenza (flu) symptoms, treatment with antiviral drugs, flu shot side effects, and prevention during flu season. Discover when to get the flu vaccine, how long the flu lasts, the contagious period, flu types (influenza A, B, and C), and how it spreads.
- Gardasil HPV VaccineSource: Government
Read about Gardasil, the first HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer. Information on ages for vaccination and dosage is included in the information.
- MeaslesSource: MedicineNet
Learn measles symptoms and signs (rash, fever, Koplik spots), the history of outbreaks, transmission facts, treatment, and read about disease prevention (MMR or measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination).
- Vaccination FAQSource: MedicineNet
Get answers for vaccination questions, and learn about travel vaccines, immunizations during pregnancy, and other vaccine types and dangers.
- Childhood Vaccination ScheduleSource: MedicineNet
Read our children's immunization schedule, and learn about vaccines for kids (Hib, polio, DTaP, MMR [Measles, Mumps, Rubella], HPV, flu, chickenpox, meningitis, rotavirus, pneumonia, hepatitis A, and B).
- Chickenpox (Varicella)Source: MedicineNet
Get the facts on the chickenpox, and read about its vaccine, treatment, causes (varicella zoster virus, shingles cause), symptoms and signs (itchy, red rash), how it spreads, and complications. Chickenpox is a highly contagious infection.
- Swine Flu (Swine Influenza A [H1N1 and H3N2])Source: MedicineNet
Swine flu (H1N1, H3N2) is a respiratory illness. The swine flu viruses that infect pigs can change, easily transmitting the virus to humans. Get the facts on swine flu (swine influenza A H1N1 virus) history, symptoms, how this contagious infection is transmitted, prevention with a vaccine, diagnosis, treatment, news, and research.
- Pneumococcal Vaccination (Pneumonia Vaccine)Source: MedicineNet
Learn about pneumococcal vaccination (pneumonia vaccine) indications and side effects, and find out who should and should not be vaccinated. Schedule, Age, and guidelines are included.
- Hepatitis A and B VaccinationsSource: MedicineNet
Learn about hepatitis A and B immunizations and how individuals are exposed to hepatitis A and B, and who should receive the vaccinations.
- MeningitisSource: MedicineNet
Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges that cover the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include stiff neck, fever, and headache. Read about treatment, causes, diagnosis, and prevention through vaccination.
- SmallpoxSource: MedicineNet
Infection with the variola virus causes smallpox. Symptoms and signs include a characteristic rash and high fever. Read about vaccine side effects, history and treatment, plus see pictures. Learn about the eradication of the smallpox virus, and learn about smallpox vaccination.
- PolioSource: MedicineNet
Get the facts on the history of polio, an infectious disease that causes symptoms and signs such as paralysis and limb deformities. Also, read about prevention through vaccination, polio-like illness, contagious, and polio iron lung.
- Yellow FeverSource: MedicineNet
Yellow fever is an infectious disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Side effects are rare with the yellow fever vaccine. Read about the history of the disease, symptoms, treatment, incubation period, diagnosis, and prognosis.
- Travel MedicineSource: MedicineNet
Get travel tips on preventing and treating traveler's diarrhea, malaria, yellow fever, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, polio, cholera, and meningococcal meningitis.
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis)Source: MedicineNet
Read about the whooping cough vaccine (DTaP, Tdap), treatment, symptoms, stages, causes (Bordetella pertussis), and prevention. Whooping cough gets its name from the high-pitched whoop sound that follows a series of rapid coughs.
- Bird Flu (Avian Influenza, Avian Flu)Source: MedicineNet
Bird flu, or avian flu, causes symptoms such as fever, cough, and sore throat. Strains that infect humans include H5N1, H7N9, H5N8, and H10N3. Learn about vaccination, transmission, treatment, prevention, and prognosis. The first US case was confirmed in April of 2022.
- MumpsSource: MedicineNet
Mumps treatment focuses on providing relief of signs and symptoms -- swollen cheeks, fever, and headache. Read about the MMR vaccine, outbreak history, and prevention. Plus, see pictures and learn how mumps spread.
- Meningococcemia (Meningococcal Disease) Source: MedicineNet
Meningococcal Disease is a severe bacterial infection with symptoms including fever, headache, fatigue, and body aches. Read about contagious, vaccines, prevention, treatment, causes, diagnosis, and prognosis information.
- Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B)Source: MedicineNet
Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) is a virus that spreads through infected blood or body secretions (blood, semen, vaginal discharge, breast milk, and saliva). Read about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, vaccination, and prevention.
- German Measles (Rubella)Source: Government
Get the facts on German measles (rubella) symptoms (red rash), causes (virus), infection during pregnancy, and MMR vaccination. Learn how the disease is spread, and read up on treatment.
- Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever)Source: MedicineNet
Get information on the Ebola hemorrhagic fever vaccine, symptoms, treatment, causes, and history. Learn about transmission of the Ebola virus, and read about infection prevention efforts.
- DiphtheriaSource: MedicineNet
Diphtheria is a disease caused by a bacteria. Symptoms and signs include fever, swollen lymph nodes, trouble swallowing, and coughing. Read about treatment, causes and prevention.
- Hepatitis (Viral Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, G)Source: MedicineNet
Viral hepatitis refers to hepatitis caused by a few specific viruses that primarily attack the liver. Hepatitis symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever, weakness, tiredness, and abdominal pain. Learn about different types, causes, and treatments.
- Shingles (Herpes Zoster)Source: MedicineNet
The chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster) causes shingles (herpes zoster), a painful, blistering contagious rash. Get the facts on shingles treatment, symptoms, complications, the vaccine, and the contagious period of this viral infection.
- Colon Cancer PreventionSource: MedicineNet
Colon cancer is preventable and curable if it is detected early. Get information about risk factors, available screening procedures and tests, and genetic testing information for colon cancer.
- Pregnancy Flu Shot Side Effects and SafetySource: Government
The flu shot is safe, and one of the most important ways to prevent pregnancy complications and protect your baby from illness.
- PneumoniaSource: MedicineNet
Bacteria, viruses, or fungi may cause pneumonia or inflammation of the lungs. Viral, bacterial, and fungal pneumonia are contagious. Sometimes symptoms are not severe at first, leading to "walking pneumonia." Read about pneumonia symptoms, treatment, and vaccines.
- Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, Primary Peritoneal Cancer PreventionSource: Government
Learn about Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer prevention, risk factors, protective factors, and others unclear of diet, alcohol, aspirin, non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs, talc, and infertility treatment.
- CholeraSource: MedicineNet
Cholera is an infectious disease that can cause signs and symptoms like severe watery diarrhea and dehydration. Ingestion of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae causes cholera.
- Tuberculosis (TB)Source: MedicineNet
There are many types of tuberculosis (TB). Read about TB testing, treatment, vaccination, causes, and transmission, and learn the history of TB.
- Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)Source: MedicineNet
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common heart rhythm abnormality with symptoms like dizziness, fainting, weakness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Types of AFib include paroxysmal and nonvalvular.
- Ramsay Hunt SyndromeSource: MedicineNet
Symptoms and signs of Ramsay Hunt syndrome include rash, facial paralysis, blisters, and blisters. Learn about treatment, prognosis, recovery, and whether or not Ramsay Hunt syndrome is contagious.
- Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?Source: MedicineNet
Tetanus is a rare disease caused by bacteria known as Clostridium tetani. These bacteria infect humans via cuts or puncture wounds. Do you need a tetanus booster shot?
- MonkeypoxSource: MedicineNet
Monkeypox is a viral disease that causes symptoms such as fever, sweating, and a rash with papules and pustules on the face and chest. Get the facts on the recent outbreak, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and diagnosis.
- OsteoporosisSource: MedicineNet
Read about osteoporosis treatment options, medication, causes, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, prevention (diet, weight-bearing exercise), risk factors (family history), and research. Osteoporosis is a condition marked by decreased bone density and strength, resulting in fragile bones.
- Heart Attack PreventionSource: MedicineNet
Heart attack and heart disease prevention can be achieved through a heart healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction, and medication. Common signs and symptoms of heart disease and heart attack include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, and sweating.
- Heart Attack TreatmentSource: MedicineNet
Read about heart attack (myocardial infarction) treatment, including medications such as antiplatelet agents, aspirin, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, nitrates, stents, and surgery. Read about heart attack (myocardial infarction) symptoms, treatment options, guidelines, and surgery.
- Birth Control OptionsSource: MedicineNet
Birth control options range from oral contraceptives, barrier methods, surgical sterilization (tubal ligation for a woman, or vasectomy for a man), or emergency contraception. Side effects depend upon the type of birth control. The choice of what birth control a woman or couple chooses depends upon the health of the individuals and whether they want to conceive a child or not.
- Cervical Cancer (Cancer of the Cervix)Source: MedicineNet
Cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In the early stages of HPV infection, there are no symptoms, but as cancer progresses the most common signs and symptoms are an increase in vaginal discharge, painful sex, and postmenopausal bleeding.
- Cirrhosis (Liver)Source: MedicineNet
Cirrhosis of the liver symptoms includes jaundice, fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, itching, and easy bruising. Learn about causes, treatment, 4 stages, life expectancy, and cancer.
- How to Prevent Diabetes NaturallySource: MedicineNet
Type 2 diabetes can be prevented naturally with a healthy lifestyle, for example, a Mediterranean diet, getting more exercise, quitting smoking, reducing stress, and in some cases, a combination of lifestyle changes and medication.
- Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Cancer) PreventionSource: Government
Liver cancer risk factors include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and cirrhosis of the liver. Learn factors that may protect one from hepatocellular cancer.
- AdenovirusSource: MedicineNet
Most adenovirus infections are mild and produce no symptoms. Life-threatening adenovirus infections are rare, and those with weak immune systems have the highest risk. Adenovirus spreads via exposure to contaminated water or hard surfaces and inhalation of airborne droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Read about treatment, symptoms, and vaccination.
- AnthraxSource: MedicineNet
Anthrax is a deadly bacterial disease. Get the facts on anthrax poisoning (caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis) transmission, types (cutaneous, inhalation, gastrointestinal), symptoms, treatment, vaccination, and prevention.
- Lassa FeverSource: MedicineNet
Learn about Lassa fever, a hemorrhagic fever virus. Find out about treatment, prognosis, complications, incubation period, how long it's contagious, and symptoms.
- RotavirusSource: MedicineNet
Rotavirus infection causes severe diarrhea. Learn rotavirus infection causes, symptoms (watery diarrhea, severe dehydration, fever, vomiting), diagnosis, treatment, vaccine side effects, and how long it lasts in children.
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)Source: MedicineNet
Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in women include gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital herpes, and HPV infection (genital warts). Learn about types, symptoms, and treatment.
- Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD Skin Test)Source: MedicineNet
The tuberculosis skin test (also known as the tuberculin or PPD test) determines whether a person has developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). Learn how doctors administer the TB test, obtain a reading, and interpret the results.
- Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) TreatmentSource: MedicineNet
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) treatment includes medications (for example, UDCA, corticosteroids, immunosuppressive drugs, and drugs to treat PBC symptoms) and sometimes surgery.
- Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis)Source: MedicineNet
Diverticulitis (diverticulosis) is a digestive condition that occurs when the diverticula in the colon become infected and inflamed. Diverticulitis symptoms include abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. A diet that includes nuts, seeds, and corn may cause diverticulitis flares. To prevent flares, eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains may prevent flares of diverticulitis.
- Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB)Source: Government
Learn about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, risk factors, statistics, transmission and travel safety.
- Muscle CrampsSource: MedicineNet
A muscle cramp is an involuntarily contracted muscle that won't relax. Get information on muscle cramps (charley horses), including leg cramps, causes (vitamin deficiency, drugs, lactic acid, dehydration, low calcium, potassium or magnesium), treatment, home remedies, and prevention.
- Disease Prevention in WomenSource: MedicineNet
Read about disease prevention in women. Screening tests are advised for osteoporosis, cervical cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, colon cancer, skin cancer, and more.
- Genital Warts (HPV) Infection in WomenSource: MedicineNet
Genital warts is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts look like raised, flesh-colored lumps. Learn about symptoms, transmission, and treatment.
- LeptospirosisSource: MedicineNet
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that causes symptoms such as fever, headache, and chills. Get information about vaccines, treatment, and prevention.
- Powassan Virus DiseaseSource: MedicineNet
Powassan (POW) virus disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. POW symptoms include seizures, fever, headache, vomiting, confusion, and weakness. Read about the diagnosis, treatment, and testing of the Powassan virus.
- Sore ThroatSource: MedicineNet
Sore throat is generally caused by viral or bacterial infections, toxins, irritants, trauma, or injury to the throat. Sore throat can be contagious. Common symptoms of a sore throat include throat pain and discomfort, fever, chills, headache, body aches, earache, cough, and runny nose.
- TularemiaSource: MedicineNet
Tularemia (rabbit fever) is an infection caused by the Francisella tularensis bacteria. Symptoms and signs include fever, headache, and rash. Read about diagnosis, treatment, and its possible use in bioterrorism.
- Prostate CancerSource: MedicineNet
Read about prostate cancer symptoms, survival rates, stages, treatment options, causes, prevention, screening, and diagnosis. Learn lifestyle strategies to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
- Steroid Drug WithdrawalSource: MedicineNet
Corticosteroids like prednisone and prednisolone treat inflammatory conditions. Steroids have side effects. Signs and symptoms of withdrawal include fatigue, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, menstrual changes, and abdominal pain.
- AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)Source: MedicineNet
AIDS is the advanced stage of HIV infection. Learn the criteria that differentiate AIDS from HIV. Get information about the history of AIDS, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, statistics, treatment, prognosis, prevention, and research.
- Chagas DiseaseSource: MedicineNet
Chagas disease is an infection caused by the T. cruzi parasite. Symptoms of Chagas disease include rash, swollen lymph nodes, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and the Romaña sign. An ELISA test is used to diagnose Chagas disease. Treatment depends upon the phase of the disease and the patient's age.
- Hepatitis A (HAV, Hep A)Source: Government
Read about hepatitis A (HAV, Hep A), a viral inflammation of the liver. Symptoms include stomach pain, jaundice, light-colored stools, dark yellow urine, tiredness, fever, and upset stomach.
- HPV (Human Papillomavirus) InfectionSource: MedicineNet
HPV or human papillomavirus is a group of viruses that infect human mucous membranes and skin. HPV is highly contagious. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and vaccines.
- Postherpetic NeuralgiaSource: MedicineNet
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a painful complication of shingles. For the majority of patients who develop PHN, the prognosis is good. Read about medication, prevention, symptoms, and treatment for postherpetic neuralgia.
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy (STDs)Source: WebMD Medical Reference
When you are pregnant, many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be especially harmful to you and your baby. These STDs include herpes, HIV/AIDS, genital warts (HPV), hepatitis B, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Symptoms include bumps, sores, warts, swelling, itching, or redness in the genital region. Treatment of STDs while pregnant depends on how far along you are in the pregnancy and the progression of the infection.
- SuicideSource: MedicineNet
Learn the warning signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior (writing a suicide note), and get the facts on suicide prevention, causes, treatment, assessment, risk factors, and support.
- Zika Virus (Zika Fever)Source: MedicineNet
Zika fever is spread via the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. Zika virus infections during pregnancy cause microcephaly in newborn babies. Read about Zika virus symptoms, treatment, prevention, and incubation period.
- Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and RehabilitationSource: MedicineNet
Spinal cord injury can cause a range of symptoms, including weakness, loss of muscle function, and loss of sensation. Learn more about spinal cord injury levels, treatments, rehabilitation, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and how the injury will affect the rest of the body.
- Cancer PreventionSource: Government
Cancer prevention strategies exist for reducing the number of both new cases of cancer and deaths caused by cancer. Read about cancer prevention lifestyle, diet, exercise, viatmins, and more.
- Endometrial Cancer PreventionSource: Government
Learn how you can prevent uterine cancer (endometrial cancer) by avoiding certain risk factors and leading a healthy lifestyle. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, lack of exercise and hormone therapy.
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)Source: MedicineNet
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV symptoms and signs include rash, fatigue, enlarged lymph glands, and recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Read about HIV testing, treatment, transmission, and prevention.
- Ingrown HairSource: MedicineNet
What do ingrown hairs look like? Read about ingrown hair symptoms, signs, causes, treatment, and prevention. Ingrown hairs may be caused by improper shaving, waxing, or blockage of the hair follicle.
- RabiesSource: MedicineNet
Rabies is a viral disease that spreads through the bite of an infected animal. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and weakness. Learn about the rabies vaccine and treatment.
- Typhoid FeverSource: MedicineNet
Typhoid fever is a life-threatening bacterial illness. Learn typhoid fever causes (Salmonella typhi in contaminated water), transmission, history, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention (vaccine).
- Guinea Worm DiseaseSource: Government
Guinea worm disease (GWD or dracunculiasis) is an infection caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis. Get the facts on GWD's history, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and life cycle.
- Is Hepatitis A Contagious?Source: MedicineNet
Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver. Hepatitis A symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, yellow skin (jaundice), dark urine, and clay-colored stools. Learn how it spreads.
- Motion SicknessSource: MedicineNet
Motion sickness or sea sickness, car sickness, air or train sickness is a feeling of unwellness caused by movement and it's relationship to the inner ear and balance. Treatments include home remedies and OTC or prescription medications.
- Turf ToeSource: MedicineNet
Turf toe is a sprain to the ligaments around the big toe joint. Read about symptoms, signs, causes, diagnosis, treatment, recovery time, and prevention.
- Phakic Intraocular LensesSource: Government
See if phakic intraocular lenses, which correct nearsightedness (myopia), are right for you.
- Bladder Infection (Cystitis)Source: MedicineNet
Bacterial infections typically cause bladder infections. Read about bladder infection (cystitis) symptoms in men, women, and children (frequent urination, burning urination, foul-smelling urine), signs, treatment, and home remedies. Learn about medications that get rid of bladder infections.
- BrucellosisSource: MedicineNet
The bacteria Brucella causes brucellosis, an infectious zoonotic disease in humans. Learn how to prevent brucellosis, and read about transmission, treatment, and symptoms.
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV)Source: MedicineNet
Learn about cytomegalovirus (CMV), a contagious virus that spreads via bodily secretions. Signs and symptoms of CMV infection include fatigue, swollen glands, fever, and sore throat. Learn about treatment and prevention.
- Eye HerpesSource: MedicineNet
Read about herpes viral infections of the eye treatment, symptoms, and contagious. Learn which viruses are responsible for herpes viral infections of the eye, including herpes zoster virus (HVZ), herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), and cytomegalovirus (CMV).
- MalariaSource: MedicineNet
Malaria is spread by the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito and causes symptoms such as fever, aches, and nausea. Learn about prevention, treatment, vaccine, and prognosis.
- Peripheral Vascular DiseaseSource: MedicineNet
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) symptoms and signs may include pain in the legs when walking that go away when at rest and numbness in the legs. Risk factors and causes of PVD are diseases and conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and infection. Management and treatment guidelines are provided.
- PreventionSource: MedicineNet
A healthy diet helps to prevent diseases. It can also help control celiac disease, control diabetes, control high blood pressure, prevent loss of bone mass, prevent loss of muscle strength, and prevent vitamin deficiencies. Healthy diets also help with weight loss and obesity prevention.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)Source: MedicineNet
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic joint inflammation. Learn about stages, started ages, early signs, treatment options, types, causes, medications, diet, and exercise.
- TyphusSource: MedicineNet
Typhus is a disease caused by bacteria. Fleas, ticks, and lice transmit these bacteria to humans. Get information about typhus causes, symptoms, history, treatment, diagnosis, prevention, and prognosis.
- Ulcerative ColitisSource: MedicineNet
Read about ulcerative colitis causes and symptoms and signs, such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, rectal pain, an urgency to defecate, or painful bowel movements.
- Douching (Vaginal Douche)Source: MedicineNet
Vaginal douching is when a woman washes or flushes the vagina with water, vinegar, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, or iodine. ACOG does not recommend vaginal douching. Vaginal douching in some women can lead to an infection, and spread of infections. Vaginal douching may increase the risk of getting STDs and bacterial vaginosis. Click to learn why doctors don't recommend vaginal douching. earn why doctors do not recommend vaginal douching. Douching increases the risk for vaginal infections, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, and other conditions.
- Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Treatment DrugsSource: MedicineNet
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an abnormal heart rhythm that causes an irregular and rapid heartbeat. Medications to treat AFib include beta-blockers, blood thinners, and heart rhythm drugs. AFib medications can cause side effects.
- Adenovirus 14 (Killer Cold Virus)Source: MedicineNet
Get information on the killer cold virus (adenovirus 14) symptoms, spread, causes, risk factors, potential complications, treatment, and prevention.
- Crohn's DiseaseSource: MedicineNet
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Crohn's disease symptoms and signs include abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and weight loss. There are a few types of Crohn's disease. Several Crohn's disease treatments exist, but there is no cure.
- Genital Warts in Men (HPV)Source: WebMD Medical Reference
Read about genital warts in men (HPV virus in men) and the risks of associated cancers of the anus and penis. Symptoms and treatment information is also included.
- H. pylori (Helicobacter Pylori) InfectionSource: MedicineNet
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that causes symptoms of bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fatigue. Learn if H. pylori is contagious and why half the world population has this gut infection.
- Is Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Contagious?Source: MedicineNet
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by Bordetella pertussis. Whooping cough symptoms include severe coughing fits and whooping sound produced during inhalation. The bacteria spreads via airborne droplets produced during sneezing or coughing. There is a whooping cough vaccine that is typically administered during childhood vaccinations.
- Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC)Source: Government
Are over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, or vitamin supplements safe while you are pregnant? Find out what medications may put you or your baby at risk.
- Pregnancy Planning (Tips)Source: MedicineNet
Planning to become pregnant can involve eating healthier foods, avoiding alcohol and certain medications, getting vaccinated against certain infections to prevent birth defects, taking prenatal vitamins, and knowing how soon you can conceive after stopping birth control.
- Q FeverSource: MedicineNet
Q fever is a highly infectious disease that causes high fever, diarrhea, cough, and sweating. Learn more about transmission, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, and vaccination.
- Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis)Source: MedicineNet
Stomach flu or gastroenteritis infection signs and symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that lasts for about 7-14 days. The stomach flu is spread from person to person, usually via fecal to oral route from poor hand-washing or hygiene techniques. Norovirus is the most common cause of stomach flu.
- Streptococcal InfectionsSource: MedicineNet
Symptoms and signs of group A streptococcal infections include sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, low blood pressure, and tissue destruction. Read about treatment, contagious, diagnosis, and complications.
- What Is Enterovirus (Non-Polio Enterovirus Infection)?Source: MedicineNet
Non-polio enteroviruses (EV-D68 and EV71) cause a variety of infections, including aseptic meningitis, hand, foot, and mouth disease, herpangina, and the common cold. Symptoms and signs of enterovirus infection include hypoxia, eye pain, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fever. Treatment involves supportive care to reduce symptoms.
- Cancer Risk Factors and CausesSource: Government
Read about cancer risk factors and causes, such as age, family history, diet, alcohol and tobacco use, and exposure to sunlight, radiation, chemicals, viruses, and bacteria.
- Colon PolypsSource: MedicineNet
Colon polyps are fleshy growths inside the colon lining that may become cancerous. Symptoms include rectal bleeding. Learn about causes, signs, treatment, and how to prevent colon cancer.
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)Source: MedicineNet
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a condition that is related to migraine headache. Symptoms of CVS include severe nausea and vomiting. Triggers of CVS include emotional stress and infections. In addition to the patient's primary-care physician or pediatrician, gastroenterologists are usually consulted.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT, Blood Clot in the Legs)Source: MedicineNet
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) (blood clot in the leg) symptoms and signs include swelling, warmth, redness, and pain in the leg with the blood clot. Causes are pregnancy, obesity, smoking, medications, and prolonged sitting. Read about DVT treatment guidelines, medications, and surgery.
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)Source: Government
Read about idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) symptoms like red spots on the skin, purplish bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, blood in the urine or stool, fatigue, and low platelet count.
- LeukemiaSource: MedicineNet
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. Get the facts on leukemia (cancer of the bone marrow, and blood) symptoms, survival rates, diagnosis, causes, signs, 9 types (acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, and chronic myeloid leukemia), research, treatment information, prognosis, and side effects.
- MastoiditisSource: MedicineNet
Mastoiditis is inflammation and infection of the mast cells in the mastoid bone. The mastoid bone is located behind the ear and is part of the skull. The most common cause of acute and chronic mastoiditis is an ear infection. Mastoiditis symptoms and signs include swelling, redness, and pain behind the ear. Antibiotics cure mastoiditis. Some people may need surgery for the condition.
- Overactive Bladder (OAB)Source: MedicineNet
Overactive bladder (OAB) is also known as urge incontinence. Learn about overactive bladder symptoms, treatment, exercise for better bladder control, and medications, such as oxybutynin (Ditropan) and tolterodine (Detrol LA).
- Treating the Flu in People with Health RisksSource: Government
Some people are at a higher risk of getting serious complications from the flu. For example, those with asthma, COPD, heart disease, liver or kidney disease, HIV, AIDS, elderly, women who are pregnant, and children under the age of two.
- What Happens When You Get Shingles When Pregnant?Source: MedicineNet
Becoming infected with chickenpox during pregnancy could cause birth defects in your unborn child. Likewise, shingles could also cause problems for your unborn child. Treatment for shingles in pregnant women is generally prescription or over-the-counter antiviral, pain, and antihistamine medication.
- AnxietySource: MedicineNet
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) causes symptoms such as dread, worry, and angst. About 9% of people will develop GAD during their lifetime. Get the facts on GAD symptoms, medications, and treatment.
- Breast Cancer PreventionSource: MedicineNet
Learn about breast cancer prevention tips. Read about diet, foods, risk factors, and statistics. Find out what you can do to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
- Emotional EatingSource: MedicineNet
Learn the difference between emotional eating and binge eating, plus, recognize the emotional problems, habits, and triggers that cause people to overeat, and find out how to prevent and treat compulsive eating.
- EncephalitisSource: MedicineNet
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. Symptoms include headache and fever. There are many causes, including Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Read about treatment, risk factors, and diagnosis.
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)Source: MedicineNet
Erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence) is the failure to achieve or maintain an erection. Learn about ED causes, symptoms, treatment, medications, risks, and ED drug side effects. ED is curable.
- Flea Bites (In Humans)Source: MedicineNet
Flea bites in humans are caused by fleas, parasitic insects. Itching and inflammation can be treated and cured with over-the-counter natural treatments like calamine lotion, ice packs, aloe Vera, tea tree oil, and used tea bags. Learn about symptoms, fleas attracted to, vs. bedbug bites, 11 home remedies, and pictures.
- Frostbite (Frostnip)Source: MedicineNet
Frostbite, frostnip, chilblains, and trench foot are cold weather-related injuries. Frostbite symptoms include pain, burning, numbness, and loss of sensation in the affected body part. Frostnip is a milder cold weather injury. There are three stages to frostbite, and treatment depends upon the stage and condition of the injured person.
- HIV vs. AIDSSource: MedicineNet
HIV is known as the human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS is called the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Causes of HIV/AIDS include unprotected sexual contact, using contaminated needles, mother-to-child transmission, contaminated blood or tissue during a transfusion or transplant, or via breast milk from an infected mother.
- Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE)Source: MedicineNet
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes symptoms and signs like a butterfly rash, arthritis, hair loss, and ulcers of the nose and mouth. Read about lupus treatment, diagnosis, prognosis, causes, pregnancy flares, and diet. Also, see pictures.
- Total Hip ReplacementSource: MedicineNet
total hip replacement involves removal of diseased cartilage and bone with prosthetic parts. Read about surgery complications (infection, prosthesis failure, fractured hip, limited mobility), post-op rehab, and precautions.
- FiberSource: MedicineNet
Get the facts on dietary fiber foods(soluble, insoluble), high fiber foods, its health benefits (weight loss) and why it's important to get your daily intake of fiber.
- Norovirus InfectionSource: MedicineNet
Symptoms and signs of norovirus infection include vomiting, watery diarrhea, and stomach pain. Read about treatment, diagnosis, outbreak prevention, causes, contagious, transmission, prognosis, and complications. How long does it last?
- Actinic KeratosisSource: MedicineNet
Actinic keratoses are precancerous spots on the skin that appear on the lips, scalp, chest, hands, neck, and arms. Learn about actinic keratosis causes (sun exposure), signs, symptoms, treatment, and diagnosis.
- Amebiasis (Entamoeba Histolytica Infection)Source: MedicineNet
Amebiasis is a disease caused by an amoeba infection. Symptoms and signs include diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, and blood in the stool. Read about treatment, home remedies, and recovery time.
- Boils (Skin Abscesses)Source: MedicineNet
Boils (skin abscesses) are deep, localized skin infections that begin as reddened, sore areas. Skin abscesses are typically caused by an ingrown hair. Treatment to get rid of a boil may include home remedies like applying heat, lancing by a doctor if it becomes large, or antibiotics if it becomes infected.
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)Source: Government
Learn about Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, an inherited neurological disorder affecting the peripheral nerves in the musculature. Symptoms include foot deformities, weakness of the lower leg and foot muscles, and difficulty walking, breathing, and swallowing.
- Cold vs. FluSource: MedicineNet
How to tell a cold from the flu (influenza). Though different viruses cause the common cold and influenza, the two respiratory illnesses share many signs and symptoms. Flu symptoms tend to cause more serious, harmful problems than a cold.
- CoxsackievirusSource: MedicineNet
Coxsackievirus infection symptoms include sore throat, rash, and blisters. Read about coxsackievirus types, causes, treatment, incubation period, diagnosis, contagious period, and risk factors.
- Diabetes and Safe Medications for Colds and the Flu: OTC Medication GuideSource: MedicineNet
People with diabetes need to know what OTC medications are safe take because they often have a more difficult time curing infections like the common cold or flu. Make sure to check blood sugar levels often because these drugs may affect them. Home remedies and OTC drugs that are safe to take to treat the signs and symptoms, (for example, fever or cough) of a cold or flu like NSAIDs.
- Dislocated ShoulderSource: MedicineNet
Get information about shoulder dislocation causes, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment (reduction or surgery), complications, recovery time, and rehabilitation.
- Drug Abuse and AddictionSource: MedicineNet
Drug abuse and addiction disorder is a self-destructive pattern of using a substance that causes distress and problems. Get the facts on drug abuse and addiction symptoms, causes, treatment centers (rehab), physical and psychological effects, types of drugs, and statistics.
- Dry SkinSource: MedicineNet
Symptoms and signs of dry skin include itching and red, cracked, or flaky skin. Read about causes, diagnosis, treatment, home remedies, prevention, and the best moisturizers for dry skin.
- Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)Source: MedicineNet
The Epstein-Barr virus causes infectious mononucleosis. EBV infection symptoms and signs include a rash, fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, and tiredness. Read about treatment and diagnostic tests.
- Foot PainSource: MedicineNet
Pain in the feet may be caused by poorly fitting shoes, injuries, or diseases such as diabetes and gout. Read about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of foot pain.
- Gum Disease (Gingivitis)Source: MedicineNet
Gum disease is caused by plaque and may result in tooth loss without proper treatment. Read about symptoms, stages, treatment, and home remedies.
- Macular DegenerationSource: MedicineNet
There are two type of age-related macular degeneration: wet and dry. Blurred vision is a common symptom. Read about macular degeneration treatment, symptoms, prevention, surgery, causes, and tests.
- Necrotizing FasciitisSource: MedicineNet
Necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease, is caused by a bacterial (Vibrio vulnificus) infection. Learn symptoms, treatment, statistics, diagnosis, if the disease is contagious, and the history of the disease.
- Pilonidal CystSource: MedicineNet
Pilonidal cysts are cysts that form near the buttocks. Get the facts on pilonidal cyst causes (hair, debris), symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, home remedies, complications, prognosis, and prevention. Surgery is typically needed to drain pus and debris from the cyst.
- Piriformis SyndromeSource: MedicineNet
Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle spasms and causes buttock pain that radiates down the back of the leg along the sciatic nerve. Read about symptoms, treatment, stretches and exercises.
- Plague (Black Death)Source: MedicineNet
Fleas that have fed on infected rodents transmit pneumonic, septicemic, and bubonic plague to humans. Plague symptoms and signs include swollen lymph nodes, fever, and chills. Get the facts on the history of plague (Black Death).
- Scarlet Fever (Scarlatina)Source: MedicineNet
Scarlet fever, or scarlatina, is a bacterial infection that causes symptoms and signs such as fever, sore throat, and rash. Oral penicillin is the standard treatment. Read about long-term effects, prognosis, and complications.
- Shigella InfectionSource: Government
Shigellosis is a disease caused by the Shigella bacteria. Get information about shigella infection transmission, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, and fever are common symptoms.
- Stomach Flu vs. Food PoisoningSource: MedicineNet
Learn about the differences between stomach flu and food poisoning, which often have very similar symptoms but different causes and treatments.
- Sunburn (Sun Poisoning)Source: MedicineNet
Sunburns cause permanent skin damage. Repeated sunburns, especially if the burns are more severe, can cause skin cancer and eye disease. There are many natural treatments and home remedies, like soaking in a lukewarm bath, applying cool or lukewarm compresses, or aloe vera products to reduce pain and lessen the heat. A severe sunburn can cause sun poisoning, which may need medical treatment.
- Urinary RetentionSource: Government
Urinary retention (inability to urinate) may be caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia, multiple sclerosis, vaginal childbirth, and certain drugs. Read about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications.
- CancerSource: MedicineNet
Read about cancer signs, stages, cells, symptoms, and types. Learn what cancer is and what causes it. Inform yourself about the role viruses play in contributing to cancer. Learn why cancer occurs and how cancer cells form.
- Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)Source: Government
Learn more about childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL or acute lymphocytic leukemia) statistics, symptoms, treatment (chemotherapy and radiation), diagnosis, and prognosis. Childhood ALL is cancer of the bone marrow and blood.
- Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer)Source: MedicineNet
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in the U.S. Learn about early signs, symptoms, 4 stages, survival rate, treatment, screening, causes, surgery, and prevention.
- Dry SocketSource: MedicineNet
Read about dry socket early signs, symptoms, prevention, treatment, home remedies, and healing time. Learn about the cause and how the dentists treat it.
- E. coli (0157:H7) InfectionSource: MedicineNet
E. coli (E. Coli 0157:H7) is a contagious bacterium that causes symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea (that may be bloody). This bacterial infection results from eating raw or undercooked meat or unpasteurized dairy products (raw milk or cheeses).
- GoutSource: MedicineNet
The buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint causes gout. Symptoms and signs include joint swelling (particularly the big toe), pain, redness, and heat. Read about gout diet, food to avoid, medication, treatment, diagnosis, and remedies.
- Mold ExposureSource: MedicineNet
Read about mold exposure, testing, cleanup, removal, allergy symptoms, prevention, and treatment. Stachybotrys chartarum (black mold) produces mycotoxins that may cause respiratory problems.
- RoseolaSource: MedicineNet
Read about roseola (sixth disease) causes (virus), symptoms and signs (fever, rash), and treatment. Roseola infantum is a mildly contagious illness most common in childhood.
- Seizure (Epilepsy)Source: Government
Learn about epilepsy, or seizure disorder. Causes include head injury, trauma, prenatal injury, poisoning, medications, stroke, heart attacks, alcoholism, infection, and more. Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment information is included in the information.
- Vitamin D DeficiencySource: MedicineNet
Depression, thyroid problems, osteoporosis, allergies, and certain cancers have been tied to vitamin D deficiency. Read about vitamin D deficiency treatment, causes, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, and daily limits chart.
- Vaccination and Immunization Safety InformationSource: FDA
View a comprehensive list of the human vaccines and immunizations that have been approved for U.S. residents to prevent and fight infectious diseases.
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)Source: RxList
Learn about urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms, treatment, causes, risk factors, antibiotics, prevention, diet and more. Discover the signs of a UTI and what to do if you have one.
- Antibiotic Resistance: Questions and AnswersSource: FDA
Antibiotic resistance occurs when germs or organisms are able to withstand the intended effect of antibiotic medications. Learn about the causes, solutions, and 6 prevention tips.
- H1N1 Vaccine: Live, Attenuated Intranasal SpraySource: FDA
RxList offers comprehensive answers to questions about H1N1 swine flu, which has now reached pandemic status while the swine flu vaccine remains short in supply.
- What You Should Know for the 2013-2014 Influenza SeasonSource: FDA
Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways.
- 2009 H1N1 Vaccine: Inactivated Swine Flu ShotSource: Other
RxList offers answers to questions about the swine flu vaccine that has been prepared to meet growing U.S. demand for swine flu vaccination and H1N1 infection prevention.
- 2009-2010 Inactivated Influenza VaccineSource: FDA
The Seasonal Flu Vaccine: What You Need to Know about the 2009-2010 Inactivated Influenza Vaccine.
- H1N1 Swine Flu VaccinesSource: FDA
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the H1N1 vaccine as an injection and an intranasal spray made by CSL, Sanofi Pasteur, MedImmune, and Novartis.
- AIDS Vaccine Success Suggests HIV VaccinePossibleSource: WebMD Health News
A combination of two HIV vaccines cuts HIV infections by 31% -- the first such success in humans and evidence that a more effective AIDS vaccine is possible.
- Smallpox Vaccine: New Vaccine Approved by FDASource: FDA
Read about FDA approval of Second-Generation Smallpox Vaccine, ACAM2000 on Rxlist.
- Flu Season is Around the CornerSource: RxList
- Your Baby's First VaccinesSource: FDA
Babies get six vaccines between birth and six months of age, which protect babies from eight serious infectious diseases.
- Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins In Sierra LeoneSource: FDA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), is now enrolling and vaccinating volunteers for the Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine against Ebola (STRIVE).
- ACIP Votes Down Use of LAIV for 2016-2017 Flu SeasonSource: FDA
CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. ACIP continues to recommend annual flu vaccination, with either the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) or recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV), for everyone 6 months and older.
- CDC: Flu Vaccine Arriving, Get Yours ASAPSource: WebMD Health News
The CDC, which will start it's Flu Ends with U campaign in September, urges people to get their flu shots ASAP.
- Lawmakers Seek to Increase Use of Measles Vaccine Amid OutbreaksSource: WebMD Health News
Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday used a public hearing to urge more widespread use of the vaccine for measles, which has reemerged as a threat in the United States.
- Hepatitis A VaccineSource: FDA
The hepatitis A vaccine can prevent hepatitis A, a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV).
- Meningococcal VaccineSource: FDA
The meningococcal vaccine is recommended for people at increased risk for meningococcal disease, which affects about 1,000 - 2,600 people per year in the U.S.
- Preventive HIV VaccinesSource: WebMD Health News
This article focuses on preventive HIV vaccines.
- Hepatitis B VaccineSource: FDA
Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects the liver and is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) VaccinesSource: FDA
Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases spread by being near or around and infected person. These diseases spread from person to person though the air.
- The Rabies VaccineSource: FDA
Rabies is mainly a disease that mainly affects animals, though humans get rabies when they are bitten by infected animals.
- HPV Vaccine: Safe, Effective, and Grossly UnderutilizedSource: FDA
Top officials from CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics announced that HPV vaccination rates in girls aged 13-17 years failed to increase between 2011 and 2012.
- NIH Funds Advanced Development of Three Biodefense VaccinesSource: FDA
The National Institutes of Health announced three new contracts to fund research on vaccines to protect against emerging infectious diseases and biological threats that could be used in a terror attack.
- New Vaccine Offers Some Protection Against DengueSource: WebMD Health News
An experimental vaccine appears to offer good protection against three of the four viruses that cause dengue fever, according to a new study.
- New Shingles Vaccine May Have Higher Efficacy in Older AdultsSource: WebMD Health News
A new two-dose herpes zoster vaccine called HZ/su is safe and reduces the risk for shingles and postherpetic neuralgia by nearly 90% in people aged 70 years and older, according to a study published in the September 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
- The Polio VaccineSource: FDA
There are two kinds of polio vaccine: IPV, which is the shot recommended in the United States today, and a live, oral polio vaccine (OPV), which is drops that are swallowed.
- How Effective Are Flu Vaccines?Source: WebMD Health News
A new analysis finds a lack of evidence for the effectiveness of the current generation of influenza vaccines.
- Zika Vaccine: Two Candidates Show Promise in MiceSource: FDA
Over the last year, research aimed at understanding the mosquito-borne virus has progressed rapidly, and we now appear to be getting closer to a Zika vaccine.
- FDA Approves First Adjuvanted Vaccine for Bird FluSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first adjuvanted vaccine for the prevention of H5N1 influenza, commonly known as avian or bird flu.
- Pig Virus DNA Found in Rotavirus VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Learn about how the Rotarix rotavirus vaccine contains DNA from an apparently harmless pig virus on RxList.com
- Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Gardasil HPV VaccineSource: FDA
On December 16, 2013 CDC was informed by Merck that the company planned to implement a voluntary recall of one lot (lot J007354) of Gardasil.
- Pregnant Women First to Get H1N1 Swine Flu VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Find out why experts are recommending pregnant women and children will be the first to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine if there is a shortage.
- A Polio-Free U.S. Thanks to Vaccine EffortsSource: FDA
Thanks to effective vaccine, the United States has been polio-free since 1979.
- High-Dose Vaccine May Reduce Deaths During Severe Flu SeasonSource: WebMD Health News
Among older adults, the high-dose influenza vaccine appears to be more effective than the standard-dose vaccine at preventing influenza-related deaths in seniors during a more severe influenza season, a new study shows.
- How to Get H1N1 Swine Flu VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
The best way to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine is with perseverance, patience, and priority status.
- Experimental Malaria Vaccine Protects for a YearSource: FDA
Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which is transmitted to people through mosquitoes.
- Rotavirus Vaccine Not Linked to Risk of Intestinal DisorderSource: WebMD Health News
Some U.S. doctors fear that the rotavirus vaccine may increase an infant's risk of a life-threatening bowel blockage (intussusception).
- It's Still Not Too Late to Get Your Flu VaccineSource: FDA
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), vaccinations can be protective as long as flu viruses are circulating.
- Will Swine Flu Vaccine Be Fast-Tracked?Source: WebMD Health News
Find out when the H1N1 swine flu vaccine will be ready.
- Anti-retroviral Drug Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV TransmissionSource: FDA
Current prevention strategies have reduced the incidence of HIV worldwide, but that decline has slowed in recent years.
- Aspirin May Prevent Prostate Cancer RecurrenceSource: WebMD Health News
New studies show that anti-clotting drugs such as aspirin seem to decrease the odds of recurrence in men with prostate cancer.
- Bone Drug May Prevent Return of Breast CancerSource: WebMD Health News
According to a new study, a drug that battles bone loss may have added benefits for women with estrogen-sensitive breast cancers, significantly reducing the chance that their cancer will return or spread.
- Calcium May Help Prevent Hormone DisorderSource: WebMD Health News
The Institute of Medicine recommends that nearly all adults get 1,000-1,200 mg of calcium a day to meet their daily needs for strong bones.
- CDC Issues Sex Precautions to Prevent Zika TransmissionSource: FDA
Men with a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex for the duration of the pregnancy if they have visited, or live in, an area where mosquitos are spreading the Zika virus, which is strongly suspected of causing microcephaly in newborns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today.
- Celebrex May Slow, Prevent Skin CancersSource: WebMD Health News
Studies are showing that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) retard the growth of some skin cancers.
- Clot-Busting Drug May Prevent Disability From Mild StrokeSource: WebMD Health News
New research shows that giving clot-busting drugs to people with mild strokes could prevent more than 2,000 of them from becoming disabled each year.
- Common Antibiotic May Treat, Prevent PTSDSource: WebMD Health News
The antibiotic doxycycline (multiple brands) appears to block the formation of negative thoughts and fear memories, which may be help in the prevention and/or treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.
- Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent and Treat CancerSource: WebMD Health News
According to new research, daily aspirin may help prevent certain cancers from occurring.
- FDA Advisory Panel Backs Xarelto to Prevent StrokesSource: WebMD Health News
The FDA voted to recommend approval of a new blood thinner to prevent strokes and dangerous blood clots in patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation.
- FDA Approves Bexsero Vaccine to Prevent Meningococcal DiseaseSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Bexsero, a vaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 through 25 years of age.
- FDA Approves First Generic Lovenox to Prevent DVT Source: FDA
The FDA approved the first generic version of Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium injection), an anti-coagulant drug used to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially deadly blood clotting condition.
- FDA Approves New Treatment to Prevent Bleeding in Certain Patients with Hemophilia ASource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adult and pediatric patients with hemophilia A who have developed antibodies called Factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitors.
- FDA Approves PFO Occluder Device to Prevent Recurrent StrokesSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Amplatzer PFO Occluder device. The PFO Occluder reduces the risk of a stroke in patients who previously had a stroke believed to be caused by a blood clot that passed through a small hole in the heart, called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), and then traveled to the brain.
- FDA Approves Pradaxa to Prevent Stroke in A-Fib PatientsSource: FDA
The FDA approved Pradaxa capsules (dabigatran etexilate) for the prevention of stroke and blood clots in patients with abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation).
- FDA Approves Surfaxin to Prevent Breathing Disorder in Premature InfantsSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Surfaxin (lucinactant) for the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), a breathing disorder that affects premature infants.
- FDA Approves the First Vaccine to Prevent Meningococcal Disease In Infants and ToddlersSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of Menactra in children as young as 9 months for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135. Menactra already is approved for use in people ages 2 through 55 years.
- FDA Approves Topamax for Migraine Prevention in AdolescentsSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Topamax (topiramate) for prevention (prophylaxis) of migraine headaches in adolescents ages 12 to 17.
- FDA Approves Vaccine to Prevent Cholera for TravelersSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vaxchora, a vaccine for the prevention of cholera caused by serogroup O1 in adults 18 through 64 years of age traveling to cholera-affected areas.
- First Vaccine Approved to Prevent Serogroup B Meningococcal DiseaseSource: FDA
- Generic Drugs Prevent Heart Attack and StrokeSource: WebMD Health News
Giving two low-cost prescription drugs to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure in people with diabetes or heart disease -- along with encouraging them to take a daily aspirin -- can slash their risk of hospitalization for heart attack or stroke by 60%, according to a new study.
- Ginkgo Biloba Doesn't Prevent Heart AttackSource: WebMD Health News
A new study finds that the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba does not prevent cardiovascular death, stroke or heart attack.
- Green Tea May Prevent Kidney StonesSource: WebMD Health News
New research shows compounds in green tea extract may complicate the formation of kidney stones.
- H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Coming as Early as OctoberSource: WebMD Health News
Learn about the availability of the swine flu vaccine.
- Healthy Midlife Diet May Preserve Memory, Prevent Mental IllnessSource: WebMD Health News
Maintaining a healthy diet in midlife is independently associated with a larger hippocampus years later and may protect against mental illness and cognitive decline, researchers say.
- How to Use Pills to Prevent HIVSource: WebMD Health News
U.S. public health agencies are developing PrEP guidelines. But since the news is out -- and men already are asking their doctors whether PrEP is right for them -- the CDC today issued preliminary guidelines.
- It's Spring – Time to Prevent Lyme DiseaseSource: FDA
Before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make tick bite prevention part of your outdoor plans.
- Meningococcal Disease: Help Prevent ItSource: FDA
>Meningococcal disease is a serious, vaccine-preventable infection. The meningococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended for all 11-18 year olds.
- New Debate on Breast Removal to Prevent CancerSource: WebMD Health News
Learn about how new studies are finding that counseling may change patients' opinions about prophylactic mastectomy on RxList.com
- One Pill May Prevent Heart DiseaseSource: WebMD Health News
Find out more about the polypill (Polycap) and how it combines five drugs into one to fight heart disease.
- Policy to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Shows Positive ImpactSource: FDA
The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women in Malawi with HIV who started life-saving antiretroviral treatment increased by more than 700 percent in one year, according to the CDC.
- Prevent ShinglesSource: FDA
Almost 1 out of 3 people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. Your risk of shingles increases as you get older. People 60 years of age or older should get vaccinated against this painful disease.
- Prevent the Spread of NorovirusSource: FDA
Norovirus causes many people to become ill with vomiting and diarrhea each year. You can help protect yourself and others by washing your hands often and following simple tips to stay healthy.
- Proscar May Help Prevent Prostate CancerSource: WebMD Health News
Learn more about how the drug Proscar may help prevent prostate cancer.
- Rehabilitation Helps Prevent Depression from Age-related Vision LossSource: FDA
Depression is a common risk for people who have lost their vision from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but a new study shows that a type of rehabilitation therapy can cut this risk in half.
- Statins May Not Prevent Colon CancerSource: WebMD Health News
- Tamoxifen, Evista Prevent Breast CancerSource: WebMD Health News
In high-risk postmenopausal women, the old standby tamoxifen and the osteoporosis drug Evista can substantially cut the risk of developing breast cancer.
- Twice-Daily Aspirin Better to Prevent CVD in Diabetes?Source: RxList
LISBON, PORTUGAL — Differences in platelet response to aspirin in blood samples from patients with type 2 diabetes compared with controls hint that the former might benefit from twice-daily, rather than once-a-day, aspirin dosing for primary prevention of cardiovascular events.
- Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Cancer: StudySource: WebMD Health News
The latest study on whether vitamin D can prevent cancer is negative, but there have been many such trials, and the findings have been contradictory.
- Vitamin D May Help Prevent FallsSource: WebMD Health News
Taking vitamin D supplements, at a dose of 700-1000 international units per day, may make falling 19% less likely for people age 65 and older.
- Vitamin E Fails to Prevent Heart FailureSource: WebMD Health News
Among women, taking vitamin E supplements may not help when it comes to preventing heart failure.
- Weight Loss Surgery May Prevent Heart-Related DeathsSource: WebMD Health News
- Zinc May Prevent and Shorten ColdsSource: WebMD Health News
A new research review shows that taking zinc, either as a syrup or lozenge, through the first few days of a cold may shorten the misery of an upper respiratory infection.
- AAP: Flu Shot, Not Nasal Spray, Recommended for 2016-2017Source: RxList
The inactivated influenza vaccine (trivalent or quadrivalent) is recommended for the upcoming influenza season because it was 63% effective against circulating strains in 2015 to 2016, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In addition, the group continued to recommend mandatory influenza vaccination for all healthcare workers.
- Catch-up HPV Vaccination Effective for Women Under 21 YearsSource: WebMD Health News
Girls and young women who initiate the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series between ages 15 and 20 years and receive all three doses are adequately protected against cancers caused by HPV infection, new data suggest. Catch-up vaccination among those ages 21 to 26 does not provide the same benefit, however.
- H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine by October, Makers SaySource: WebMD Health News
Find out when the H1N1 swine flu vaccine is expected to be ready and for how many.
- HIV Vaccine Trial Gets Green LightSource: WebMD Health News
Immune responses to candidate vaccines designed to match the main strain of HIV circulating in southern Africa are robust, interim results from the phase 1/2 HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) 100 suggest.
- WebMD Survey: Safety Biggest Vaccine Worry for ParentsSource: WebMD Health News
Most parents are questioning their children's doctors about their vaccine concerns.
- What You Need to Know About the Pneumococcal Conjugate VaccineSource: FDA
Learn about the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) for pneumococcal disease, a condition caused by an infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae, affecting mostly young children.
- CDC: Swine Flu Vaccine Delay FrustratingSource: WebMD Health News
CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, today voiced his frustration with delays in the supply of the swine flu (H1N1) vaccine.
- HPV Vaccine Not as Painful as Some ThinkSource: WebMD Health News
Researchers say injections of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine apparently hurt less than people may think.
- HPV Vaccine Uptake Low Despite Prior Calls to ActionSource: WebMD Health News
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine continues to be underused in eligible adolescents. Thus, it continues to fall short of its potential to protect against HPV-related cancers in the United States. Such cancers include cancer of the cervix, oropharyngeal cancer, and penile, vulvar, and vaginal malignancies, according to a new report from the President's Cancer Panel.
- The Japanese Encephalitis (JE) VaccineSource: FDA
JE-VAX, the vaccine against Japanese encephalitis, is the only JE vaccine approved for adults, children and adolescents younger than 17.
- Adult Vaccination: An Important Step in Protecting Your HealthSource: FDA
Vaccines are recommended for all adults to help prevent getting and spreading diseases.
- Chickenpox Vaccine Drastically Cuts HospitalizationsSource: WebMD Health News
According to new data published in the February issue of Pediatrics, the chickenpox vaccine prevented more than 50,000 hospitalizations from 2000 to 2006.
- Most Parents Confident About Vaccine SafetySource: WebMD Health News
Researchers seek to better understand parents' attitudes about vaccine safety and analyze potential barriers to routine childhood vaccination.
- FDA Approves Nasal Influenza Vaccine for Use in Younger ChildrenSource: FDA
Read about FDA approval of nasal influenza vaccine FluMist for use in young children on RxList.
- Common Kid Hib Vaccine RecalledSource: WebMD Health News
See why the children's Hib vaccine, which prevents meningitis and pneumonia, was recalled.
- Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More EffectiveSource: WebMD Health News
A new herpes zoster (HZ) subunit vaccine (HZ/su) appears to be more effective and less costly than the currently used live attenuated HZ vaccine (ZVL) at all ages, a new study published online January 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine shows.
- Vaccine Halves Malaria Infections in Young ChildrenSource: WebMD Health News
A new experimental vaccine cut malaria infections in infants and toddlers by about half.
- 1 in 4 Americans Got Swine Flu VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
1 in 4 Americans got their swine flu shot by the end of January 2010.
- 2 ALS Cases May Be Linked to Gardasil VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Researchers believe that there may be a link between a vaccine against cervical cancer and ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's disease.
- A Treatment Vaccine for Low-Risk Prostate CancerSource: WebMD Health News
A Louisiana-based biopharmaceutical company is betting that its experimental immunotherapeutic vaccine can keep previously untreated prostate cancer in check.
- Additional Influenza Vaccine Approved for Upcoming Influenza SeasonSource: FDA
Read about FDA's approval of Afluria to be used as an additional influenza vaccine for people ages 18 years and older on RxList.
- Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine: Age Range ExpandedSource: FDA
Read about FDA's expantion for use of Menactra to treat bacterial meningitis in children ages 2 to 10 years old on RxList.
- Can HPV Vaccine Stop Throat Cancer?Source: WebMD Health News
Read about whether or not HPV vaccine can help to stop throat cancer on RxList.com
- Can TB Vaccine Stop Type 1 Diabetes?Source: WebMD Health News
Allowing insulin-producing cells to regenerate, a tiny phase 1 clinical trial suggests that repeated doses of the 80-year-old BCG tuberculosis vaccine may halt the abnormal immune responses behind type 1 diabetes.
- Cancer Vaccine Works 'Startlingly Well' in ModelSource: WebMD Health News
An experimental cancer vaccine has demonstrated dramatic results in mice with many different cancer types and distant metastases and is now to be tested in patients with cancer.
- CDC Panel Calls for Flu Vaccine for AllSource: WebMD Health News
The CDC recommends that everyone, not just those at risk, get a flu shot in preparation for the 2010-2011 flu season.
- CDC: Adolescent Vaccine Rates RisingSource: WebMD Health News
According to the CDC, increasing numbers of 11-and-12-year-olds are getting their recommended vaccines, but improvement is still needed.
- CDC: Few Serious Reactions After Swine Flu VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Serious reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are about the same as the seasonal flu vaccine, according to the CDC.
- Combo Vaccine May Raise Babies' Risk for Fever-Caused SeizuresSource: WebMD Health News
Babies have an increased risk of getting febrile seizures on the day they get either of their first two doses of a recommended combination vaccine, according to a large, new study from Denmark.
- Delayed H1N1 Swine Flu VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Find out more about the H1N1 swine flu vaccine production and some of the setbacks that manufacturers are facing.
- EU Regulators Approve Sixfold Childhood Vaccine (Vaxelis)Source: FDA
European Union (EU) regulators have recommended market approval of a combination bacterial and viral vaccine (Vaxelis, Sanofi Pasteur) that immunizes children against six different disorders.
- Experimental Vaccine Targets Genital CancerSource: WebMD Health News
The prevention of genital cancer has taken a new turn with an experimental human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for high-risk women who are already infected with the virus.
- Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine SafetySource: WebMD Health News
For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance -- protecting your child against disease naturally helps you sleep better at night -- but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.
- FDA Approves Agriflu Seasonal Influenza VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Agriflu for people ages 18 years and older to prevent disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and B.
- FDA Approves First US Bird Flu VaccineSource: FDA
Read about the FDA approval of the first US vaccine for humans against bird flu.
- FDA Approves Fluad Seasonal Influenza VaccineSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Fluad, the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant. Fluad, a trivalent vaccine produced from three influenza virus strains (two subtype A and one type B), is approved for the prevention of seasonal influenza in people 65 years of age and older.
- FDA Approves Flublok Quadrivalent Flu VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new version of a recombinant, egg-free influenza vaccine called Flublok (Protein Sciences) that will protect against four strains of the virus, the manufacturer announced today.
- FDA Approves High-Dose Flu Vaccine for SeniorsSource: WebMD Health News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Fluzone High-Dose, an inactivated influenza virus vaccine for people ages 65 years and older to prevent disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and B.
- FDA Approves New Combination Vaccine that Protects Children Against Two Bacterial DiseasesSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Menhibrix, a combination vaccine for infants and children ages 6 weeks through 18 months, for prevention of invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups C and Yand Haemophilus influenzae type b.
- FDA Approves New Seasonal Flu Vaccine Made Using Novel TechnologySource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has approved Flublok, the first trivalent influenza vaccine made using an insect virus (baculovirus) expression system and recombinant DNA technology.
- FDA Approves US Trial of Cuban Lung Cancer VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a US clinical trial of a lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba.
- FDA Approves Vaccine for Use After Anthrax ExposureSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) to prevent disease following suspected or confirmed exposure to Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax disease.
- FDA Committee Selects 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccine StrainsSource: WebMD Health News
The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration has selected the influenza vaccine strains for the 2017-2018 influenza season, which begins in the fall of 2017.
- FDA Expands Use of Prevnar 13 VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Prevnar 13, a pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine, was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people ages 50 years and older to prevent pneumonia and invasive disease caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae.
- FDA: Shingles Vaccine OK at Age 50 and UpSource: WebMD Health News
- Flu Vaccine Coverage Remains Low This YearSource: FDA
As of early November, only about 2 out of 5 people in the United States reported having gotten this season's flu vaccine, yet flu vaccine offered substantial benefit last season by preventing an estimated 5 million flu illnesses and 71,000 flu hospitalizations.
- Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This YearSource: WebMD Health News
It’s no secret this year’s flu shots didn't work as well as doctors had hoped. But the news got worse Thursday when the CDC revised its estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward even further, from 23% to 18%.
- Flu Vaccine May Reduce Premature Birth RiskSource: WebMD Health News
Pregnant women who get a flu vaccine may be less likely to have a premature birth or deliver a baby of low birth weight.
- Flu Vaccine Rates Are High for 2 Seasons in a RowSource: WebMD Health News
According to data in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, flu vaccination rates remained high during the 2010-2011 flu season.
- Flu Vaccine Safe Throughout PregnancySource: WebMD Health News
Pregnant women who get the seasonal flu vaccine or the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are less likely to have premature babies, babies who are small for their gestational age, or babies who have to be hospitalized, according to three new studies.
- Flu Vaccine: FDA Makes Sure There Is EnoughSource: FDA
Learn how the FDA works to ensure a large enough supply of flu shots for seasonal influenza.
- Flu Vaccine: Infant Febrile Seizures ReportedSource: WebMD Health News
Febrile seizure in infants may be linked to the Sanofi Fluzone flu vaccine.
- Gardisil: HPV Vaccine for BoysSource: WebMD Health News
Find out about how an FDA advisory committee will meet Wednesday to consider whether to recommend approving the vaccine Gardasil for males ages 9 to 26.
- Girls More Likely to Get HPV Vaccine When Doctors Recommend ItSource: WebMD Health News
According to the CDC, more girls will get the HPV vaccine if more doctors recommend it.
- Hopeful Genital Herpes Vaccine Misses the MarkSource: WebMD Health News
For researchers seeking to develop a vaccine that protects against genital herpes, it's back to the drawing board.
- How Beneficial is The HPV Vaccine?Source: WebMD Health News
Find out about how effective HPV Vaccine is in preventing cervical cancer.
- HPV Vaccine Cuts Cases of Genital WartsSource: WebMD Health News
Use of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has led to rapid declines in cases of genital warts in Australia, a study shows.
- HPV Vaccine Helps Lower HPV Infection Rates in Teen GirlsSource: FDA
A new study looking at the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in girls and women before and after the introduction of the HPV vaccine shows a significant reduction in vaccine-type HPV in U.S. teens.
- HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Promiscuity in GirlsSource: WebMD Health News
A new study shows that getting the HPV vaccine is not linked to signs of increased sexual activity in preteen girls.
- HPV Vaccine Received by 37% of U.S. Teen GirlsSource: WebMD Health News
Learn more about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil and how many U.S. teen girls are getting it.
- HPV Vaccine Safe in Females With Autoimmune DiseaseSource: WebMD Health News
Concerns that females with an autoimmune disease might be predisposed to develop a second autoimmune disorder if exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine are unfounded, because girls and women who receive the vaccine are slightly less likely than unvaccinated persons to do so, a large population-based study indicates.
- HPV Vaccine: Early Evidence of ImpactSource: WebMD Health News
The HPV vaccine is preventing the abnormal lesions that lead to cervical cancer in teen girls, according to an early report.
- Investigational Therapeutic Genital Herpes Vaccine PromisingSource: WebMD Health News
An investigational therapeutic genital herpes vaccine has shown significant antiviral activity in a phase 2 trial, said researchers speaking here at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 74th Annual Meeting.
- Little Risk of Guillain-Barré With H1N1 Flu VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
A new study affirms that the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine does not substantially put people at increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
- Males 11-21 Should Get Gardasil HPV VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted that males aged 11 to 21 should routinely be offered the Gardasil HPV vaccine.
- Measles Vaccine No Link to AutismSource: WebMD Health News
Read about a study that shows MMR Vaccine in not the cause of Autism or Autism-Linked Bowel Disease.
- Meningitis B Vaccine Protection Lower Than ExpectedSource: WebMD Health News
Analysis 3 years after the 2013 outbreak of Neisseria meningitidis B at Princeton University in New Jersey has found that the vaccine deployed fell short of expectations.
- Nasal Flu Vaccine Back on CDC List of Recommended VaccinesSource: WebMD Health News
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted 12 to 2 Wednesday to recommend returning the nasal live attenuated influenza quadrivalent vaccine (LAIV4; FluMist, MedImmune) to its list of recommended influenza vaccines for the 2018-2019 influenza season, after rejecting it the last 2 years.
- New Child Vaccine Schedule Alters Tdap Timing, Cuts HPV DosesSource: WebMD Health News
This year's updated schedule for child and adolescent immunizations has several key recommended changes, among them a reduction in the number of doses for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for some children.
- New Pneumococcal Disease Vaccine Provides Broader ProtectionSource: FDA
The FDA approved Prevnar 13, a pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine for infants and young children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.
- New Study May Aid Search for AIDS VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
A vaccine to prevent HIV infection remains an elusive goal.
- Officials: Stay Calm on Swine Flu VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
It's not a situation that calls for panic, said DHS Secretary Napolitano in a news conference with HHS Secretary Sebelius held to sooth U.S. frustrations over swine flu vaccine.
- Panel Recommends Hepatitis B Vaccine for Diabetes PatientsSource: WebMD Health News
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices strongly recommended the hepatitis B vaccine for diabetes patients under age 60 who have not been fully vaccinated
- Pregnant Women to Get Pertussis VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Read about how pregnant woman are now being advised to get a booster shot of the pertussis vaccine in their late second or third trimester to halt a spike in whooping cough on RxList.com.
- Pregnant Women: Get a Whooping Cough VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Women should get a Tdap shot during every pregnancy to protect their infant from whooping cough, even if they have had Tdap shots before, new guidelines advise.
- Preteens, Teens Need Meningococcal VaccineSource: FDA
Make sure your preteen and teen get the meningococcal conjugate vaccine for protection against meningococcal disease, a very serious illness where death can occur in as little as a few hours.
- Prevention of Pneumococcal Infections Secondary To Seasonal and Swine FluSource: FDA
Learn more about vaccines that prevent pneumococcal infections that are secondary to 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu.
- Progress in Quest for Group B Strep VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Researchers are getting closer to developing a Group Strep B vaccine that protects pregnant women against serious bacterial infections that are a major cause of death and disability in newborns.
- Protect Your Child from Rotavirus DiseaseSource: FDA
- Recombinant Influenza Vaccine Safe, Effective Among SeniorsSource: WebMD Health News
A quadrivalent, recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV4) is safe and provides better protection than a standard-dose, egg-grown, quadrivalent, inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV4) against influenza-like illness among adults aged 50 years or older, a new study shows.
- Rotavirus Vaccine Has Cut Hospitalization of KidsSource: WebMD Health News
A new study shows that far fewer children were hospitalized for a common stomach bug known as rotavirus since routine vaccination was recommended in 2006.
- Rotavirus Vaccine Linked to Bowel DisorderSource: WebMD Health News
Mexico and Brazil links a widely used rotavirus vaccine with a rare bowel obstruction in babies, according to new research.
- Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Cut Swine Flu RiskSource: WebMD Health News
U.S. military personnel who got the seasonal flu shot were less likely to get even mild H1N1 swine flu and were less likely to be hospitalized because of the dangerous disease.
- Sharp Drop in Chickenpox Deaths Due to VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
According to a new study by the CDC, chickenpox deaths in the U.S. have been nearly eliminated thanks to widespread use of the varicella vaccine.
- Shingles Vaccine Deemed Safe in Large StudySource: WebMD Health News
According to a study of nearly 200,000 patients, the shingles vaccine is “generally safe and well tolerated.”
- Shingles Vaccine May Be OK for Autoimmune PatientsSource: WebMD Health News
The live-virus shingles vaccine may be safe for people with autoimmune conditions and for those taking immunity-suppressing drugs.
- Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?Source: WebMD Health News
Medscape Medical News has done a nonscientific online poll of doctors and other health care professionals about this year's flu season and flu vaccine.
- So Far Swine Flu Vaccine Looks Safe Source: WebMD Health News
Read about official announcements that clinical trials of the swine flu show that so far the vaccine looks safe.
- Study Suggests Bringing Back Whole-Cell Pertussis VaccineSource: WebMD Health News
Switching to a whole-cell pertussis priming strategy could reduce incidence of whooping cough by up to 95%, new research indicates.
- Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Encourage Risky Sexual ActivitySource: WebMD Health News
According to a CDC survey, vaccination against HPV does not appear to be changing young women's sexual behaviors.
- Survey Finds Support for Vaccine Opt-Out LawsSource: WebMD Health News
More than 1 in 4 adults think it's OK not to vaccinate kids for religious or personal reasons, a new survey from WebMD shows.
- Swine Flu Vaccine Arriving -- SlowlySource: WebMD Health News
The trickle of H1N1 swine flu vaccine should become a steady flow in a couple of weeks, CDC director Thomas Frieden predicted.
- Swine Flu Vaccine Available Oct. 6 Source: WebMD Health News
CDC: U.S. vaccinations against H1N1 swine flu will begin on Oct. 6. Most of the first 6 million doses are nasal spray vaccine, which can't be given to pregnant women.
- Swine Flu Vaccine for SchoolsSource: WebMD Health News
Find out when the swine flu vaccine is expected to be ready for school kids.
- Swine Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant WomenSource: WebMD Health News
While kids under 10 need two doses of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, pregnant women can get protection from swine flu in a single dose.
- Swine Flu Vaccine Safe in Early PregnancySource: WebMD Health News
Vaccination against H1N1 influenza during the first trimester of pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk for birth defects overall in a population-based prospective study from Sweden.
- Swine Flu Vaccine: Only 1/3 in U.S. Plan to Get ItSource: WebMD Health News
Only a third of Americans plan to get the swine flu vaccine. One reason: 57% of those at risk of severe flu don't know it, a Consumer Reports poll shows.
- Teen Girls Slow to Finish HPV Vaccine SeriesSource: WebMD Health News
According to a new study, only about one in seven girls who start the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series finish the three-shot sequence on time.
- Under 3 Doses of HPV Vaccine May Be EffectiveSource: WebMD Health News
According to a new study from the National Cancer Institute, one or two doses of a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer may be just as effective as three doses.
- Vaccine May Block the Effect of NicotineSource: WebMD Health News
Scientists say they've developed a vaccine that may one day protect people against the addictive effects of nicotine -- but for now they have to settle for some success in mice.
- Vaccine May Help Slow Spread of Lung CancerSource: WebMD Health News
According to a new study, a cancer vaccine shows potential to slow the spread of cancer among lung cancer patients.
- Vaccine May Treat Cocaine AddictionSource: WebMD Health News
A new vaccine may one day help people who are addicted to cocaine to curb their drug use and overcome their dependency.
- Vaccine Refusal Raises Chickenpox RiskSource: WebMD Health News
Children whose parents refuse to allow chickenpox vaccination are at increased risk for getting the disease.
- Voice Your H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine OpinionSource: WebMD Health News
Find out how you can help decide how the upcoming H1N1 swine flu vaccine is distributed among the public.
- Whooping Cough Vaccine May Not Give Long-Term ProtectionSource: WebMD Health News
According to a new study, the protection provided by the vaccine against whooping cough may wane after only about three year.
- Will Lack of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Cut Immunization Rate?Source: WebMD Health News
ublic health leaders worry that a government decision not to recommend a live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV; FluMist Quadrivalent, MedImmune) in the form of a nasal spray for the current flu season could cause more people, especially children, to go unimmunized.
- Zika DNA Vaccine Enters Phase 1 TrialSource: WebMD Health News
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced today that it has launched a phase 1 clinical trial for a DNA vaccine to combat the Zika virus now spreading by mosquito bite in a Miami, Florida, neighborhood.
- Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination?Source: FDA
A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Taking a Shot at Sinking the "Cruise Ship" VirusSource: WebMD Health News
Due to an experimental vaccine, people may be protected against the nasty stomach virus notorious for causing outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting on cruise ships, in nursing homes, and in other close quarters.
- Report: Vaccines Generally Safe, Cause Few Health ProblemsSource: WebMD Health News
Read about how modern vaccines are generally safe and cause very few health problems.
- FDA Approves Vaccines for the 2011-2012 Influenza SeasonSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved the influenza vaccine formulation for the 2011-2012 vaccine that will be used by the six manufacturers licensed to produce and distribute influenza vaccine for the United States.
- HPV Shot Prevents Genital Warts in Boys and MenSource: WebMD Health News
According to a new study, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can help stave off genital warts in boys and men.
- Protect Your Child Against Hib DiseaseSource: FDA
Make sure your child gets all doses of Hib vaccine for best protection against Hib disease. Hib bacteria can cause serious diseases like meningitis (an infection of the fluid and lining around the brain and spinal cord).
- Rubella: Make Sure Your Child Gets VaccinatedSource: FDA
Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It is also called German measles or three-day measles.
- H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccines Get FDA ApprovalSource: WebMD Health News
- Kids Need 2 Swine Flu Shots 3 Weeks ApartSource: WebMD Health News
Learn about the H1N1 swine flu vaccine for kids.
- Case Reports of 'Syndrome' Appearing After HPV VaccinationSource: WebMD Health News
A new report provides details on 45 individuals from 13 countries who developed a chronic ailment soon after receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
- Are You at High Risk for Serious Illness from Flu?Source: FDA
If you are at high risk, flu vaccination is especially important to decrease your chances of severe flu-related illness. Get your flu vaccine now.
- Extraneous Virus Detected in Rotarix Source: FDA
FDA is recommending that healthcare practitioners temporarily suspend use of the Rotarix vaccine for rotavirus immunization in the United States.
- H1N1 Flu Shot Appears Safe During PregnancySource: WebMD Health News
New research brings reassuring news for women who received the swine flu vaccine while pregnant during the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009.
- 2012-2013 Flu Season Drawing to a CloseSource: FDA
2012-2013 flu season is drawing to a close
- CDC: Partial OK of Gardasil for BoysSource: WebMD Health News
Parents of boys may get federal funds to pay for the Gardasil HPV vaccine to prevent sexually transmitted genital warts, a CDC advisory panel has ruled.
- Kids Need Flu Shot Even if They Had One Last YearSource: WebMD Health News
According to the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), most children should get another dose of the flu vaccine before flu season begins, even if they got one last year.
- Swine Flu Cases Rise; CDC Urges VaccinationSource: WebMD Health News
As the number of H1N1 swine flu cases continues to rise in the U.S., officials from the CDC urge the public to consider getting vaccinated against both swine flu and seasonal flu.
- Flu Shot Beats Flu Spray, Study ImplicatesSource: WebMD Health News
Learn why the flu shot beats the flu spray for young adults.
- Half of U.S. Wants H1N1 Swine Flu ShotSource: WebMD Health News
Find out who will seek out the H1N1 swine flu vaccine when it becomes available
- Flu Hit Younger People Particularly Hard This SeasonSource: FDA
This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the CDC reports.
- Survey Shows Parents Worry About VaccinesSource: WebMD Health News
A new study shows that more than half of parents still worry about side effects from vaccines.
- Refusing to Vaccinate Affects Other Kids, TooSource: WebMD Health News
An investigation by the CDC revealed a San Diego measles outbreak stemmed from kids whose parents did not vaccinate them.
- Thimerosal Safety in H1N1 VaccinesSource: Government
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers facts about the safety of thimerosal in vaccines against 2009 H1N1 flu.
- Swine Flu: Frequently Asked QuestionsSource: WebMD Health News
Get answers to all your swine flu questions and concerns.
- FDA Expands Approved Use of H1N1 Vaccines to Include Infants and ChildrenSource: FDA
- Innovations Expand Types of Seasonal Flu VaccinesSource: FDA
Many of the projected 135-139 million doses of influenza vaccines being produced for this flu season for use in the U.S. are now available to consumers from six manufacturers licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Next Year, Just 1 Flu ShotSource: WebMD Health News
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the H1N1 swine flu vaccine will be included in the 2010-11 fall/winter seasonal flu vaccine for North America.
- 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 or OlderSource: WebMD Health News
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 or Older.
- Chickenpox Vaccination of Children Helps Protect Infants, TooSource: WebMD Health News
The good news is that the routine chickenpox vaccination of children aged 1 and older has shown spillover benefits for infants.
- Despite Media, Parents Unaware of Disneyland Measles OutbreakSource: Government
Despite wide publicity accorded the 2014 to 2015 national outbreak of measles, linked to Disneyland in Orange County, California, many US parents remained unaware of the spate of cases, according to survey results from parents of children aged 5 years and younger. Furthermore, although media coverage of the outbreak raised parents' vaccine awareness and confidence, for some it also heightened concerns about vaccine safety and efficacy, researchers report in an article published in the February issue of Health Affairs.
- Risk of Shingles Recurrence Is LowSource: WebMD Health News
For most people, the risk of having shingles recur after the initial occurrence is fairly low.
- FDA Approves Boostrix for Older PeopleSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Boostrix vaccine to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) in people ages 65 and older.
- Flu Shot May Help Protect Diabetics From CV HospitalizationSource: FDA
In a population of adults with type 2 diabetes seen in UK primary-care clinics, those who received the influenza shot had lower rates of hospitalization for flu and pneumonia, major cardiovascular diseases, and death during the following flu season compared with their unvaccinated peers.
- Global Spike in Measles a 'Serious Concern'Source: WebMD Health News
Measles cases surged in 2017, as many countries saw severe outbreaks due to gaps in vaccination coverage, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC. Since 2000, more than 21 million lives have been saved through measles immunizations, but cases reported since 2016 increased by more than 30% worldwide, the report says.
- Adults Need Vaccines, TooSource: FDA
- May 5: Hand Hygiene DaySource: FDA
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.
- CDC: Whooping Cough Heading to a 5-Decade HighSource: WebMD Health News
Whooping cough cases could be headed toward a 50-year high in the United States, and the CDC says the nation is on track for record rates of the disease.
- FDA Approves Gardasil 9 for Prevention of Certain Cancers Caused by HPVSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for the prevention of certain diseases caused by nine types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
- Flu Stretches Hospitals, Drug Supplies NationwideSource: WebMD Health News
The early flu season has turned severe in some parts of the country, stretching health care providers and drug supplies.
- New Schedule for Childhood VaccinesSource: WebMD Health News
Changes have been made to the childhood vaccine schedule to include a meningitis vaccine booster and an HPV vaccine to boys as well as to girls.
- Sleep Helps Vaccines Work: StudySource: WebMD Health News
According to new research, people who regularly get more than seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to respond to vaccination against hepatitis B compared to those who get in less than six hours.
- H1N1 Swine Flu Shot for KidsSource: WebMD Health News
Learn about what is being done to provide children with protection from the H1N1 swine flu on RxList.com
- Pregnant Women Wary of Swine Flu ShotSource: WebMD Health News
A new survey shows only about one in four pregnant women and mothers of young children plan to get the H1N1 flu vaccine this year, despite recommendations from public health groups urging them to do so.
- Should Vaccination Be a Personal Choice?Source: WebMD Health News
As a measles outbreak linked to two Disney parks in California continues to spread, a backlash against parents who refuse or delay vaccination for their children has risen to a fever pitch.
- Concomitant Tdap, Influenza Vaccines Safe in PregnancySource: WebMD Health News
Coadministration of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccines in pregnant women does not appear to raise the risk for medically attended adverse acute outcomes or birth outcomes compared with sequential vaccination.
- FDA OKs Flu Shot With Smaller NeedleSource: WebMD Health News
The new flu shot is injected with a tiny needle into a skin layer called the dermis rather than into muscle.
- Which Kids Die of Flu?Source: WebMD Health News
Being under age 5 is itself a risk for severe flu, according to a CDC analysis of 115 confirmed flu deaths in children.
- Take Care of Fido: Dog Flu On The RiseSource: WebMD Health News
If you're breathing a sigh of relief that you and yours have stayed healthy during this miserable flu season -- or finally recovered -- not so fast.
- CDC: Flu Season Hits Early and Could Be a Bad YearSource: WebMD Health News
2012 marks the earliest start since the moderately severe season of 2003.
- Meningococcal Vaccines for Preteens, TeensSource: FDA
Talk with your teen's clinician about meningococcal vaccination to help protect your child's health. Meningococcal disease is a very serious illness where death can occur in as little as a few hours.
- More Than 1 in 10 Parents Don't Follow Vaccination ScheduleSource: WebMD Health News
Research shows that more than 1 in 10 parents of young children don't follow the recommended vaccination schedule.
- Vaccinate Kids to Stop Flu in CommunitySource: WebMD Health News
The community at large can be protected from influenza simply by vaccinating large numbers of school-age children, new research confirms.
- Adults Dying of Preventable Diseases in U.S.Source: WebMD Health News
Preventable diseases -- such as the flu, hepatitis B, and chickenpox -- kill many Americans every year. Find out how to protect yourself.
- FDA Warns About Fraudulent Ebola TreatmentsSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus.
- Gardasil Approved for Anal Cancer PreventionSource: WebMD Health News
Read about how the drug normally used to prevent HPV is now approved for use as prevention for anal cancer as well on RxList.
- H1N1 Swine Flu Deadly to the YoungSource: WebMD Health News
H1N1 swine flu has turned flu death statistics upside down. Usually, 90% of flu deaths are in the elderly -- but some 90% of swine flu deaths have been under age 65.
- Hib Disease Increasing Among AdultsSource: WebMD Health News
According to a new study, Hib disease may be on the rise among adults.
- Meningitis Rate Is Dropping in U.S.Source: WebMD Health News
The CDC says that cases of bacterial meningitis continue to decline in the U.S., with incidence falling by almost a third over the last decade.
- Minority Health and HPVSource: FDA
Make a difference in your community by reducing the risk of HMake a difference in your community by reducing the risk of HPV-related cancers. Get your child vaccinated.. Get your child vaccinated.
- Pneumonia Can Be Prevented—Vaccines Can HelpSource: FDA
Pneumonia, an infection of the lungs, needlessly affects millions of people worldwide each year. Pneumonia infections can often be prevented and can usually be treated.
- Seasonal Flu Shot Some Help vs. Swine Flu?Source: WebMD Health News
A small study of Mexican H1N1 swine flu patients suggests that seasonal flu shots might offer some protection against the new flu. But CDC data finds no hint of such protection.
- Tylenol May Weaken Infant VaccinesSource: WebMD Health News
Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) can prevent vaccine-related fever in infants -- but new data suggest it weakens vaccine-induced immunity.
- U.S. Vaccinates 60 Million Against Swine FluSource: WebMD Health News
Read about how Americans are taking action and getting vaccinated against the H1N1 swine flu on RxList.com
- 10 Reasons To Get VaccinatedSource: FDA
There are many important reasons to get vaccinated. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are up-to-date on the vaccines that are right for you.
- The National Institutes of Health on Worlds AIDS Day 2010Source: FDA
On Dec. 1, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — the U.S. medical research agency — will join the global community in observing World AIDS Day.
- Third MMR Dose May Be Useful in Mumps OutbreaksSource: WebMD Health News
A third dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine may be considered to help control mumps outbreaks, but proof of efficacy is needed, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.
- What Cancer Patients Need to Know About the FluSource: WebMD Health News
What do cancer patients and survivors need to know about the flu?
- CDC Panel Backs Routine Hepatitis A Shots for HomelessSource: WebMD Health News
Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday endorsed hepatitis A vaccines for people experiencing homelessness and also made tweaks to the current roster of recommendations on routine vaccinations.
- CDC's Race to Eradicate PolioSource: FDA
The fight against polio has been part of CDC's mission since the 1950s, and the global push to eradicate polio is just the latest chapter in CDC's polio efforts.
- Meningococcal Disease UpdateSource: FDA
On Monday, March 10, a Drexel University student tragically died from serogroup B meningococcal disease. CDC's laboratory analysis shows that the strain in Princeton University's serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak matches the strain in the Drexel University case by “genetic fingerprinting.”
- FDA Expands Gardasil to Cover Adults to Age 45Source: WebMD Health News
The FDA has approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9, Merck's HPV vaccine for men and women ages 27-45.
- Holiday Uptick in Severe H1N1 Swine FluSource: WebMD Health News
The holidays brought an uptick in severe H1N1 disease, and the CDC warns that H1N1 swine flu is still in full swing.
- WHO: Progress Towards Eliminating Measles Has StalledSource: FDA
WHO warns that progress towards eliminating measles has stalled.
- Most Cancer Deaths Continue to DropSource: WebMD Health News
Fewer Americans are dying from cancer.
- Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer'sSource: WebMD Health News
Healthy eating can help you stay at an ideal weight and stave off diabetes and heart disease. Now, there's more and more evidence that a heart-healthy diet is also a brain-healthy diet -- and it may even prevent or slow dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease.
- Breaking the Cycle of Teen PregnancySource: FDA
Nearly 1 in 5 teen births is a repeat birth.
- CDC Statement on World Hepatitis Day 2011Source: FDA
The CDC joins the world in reflecting on the remarkable successes and enormous challenges in the global effort to prevent and control viral hepatitis.
- Flu: Bad Season Getting WorseSource: FDA
Flu activity is increasing in intensity and spreading throughout much of the country, the CDC said in its weekly flu update
- FDA OKs Provenge for Prostate Cancer TherapySource: WebMD Health News
Provenge, a new vaccine for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer was approved by the FDA.
- New Estimate on H1N1 Swine Flu in U.S.Source: WebMD Health News
Find out what the latest estimates are for people who might get H1N1 swine flu this fall and winter.
- Where's the Flu? Get ReadySource: WebMD Health News
Google's unofficial data is about 2 weeks ahead of CDC.
- CDC Looks Back at 2013 Health Challenges, Ahead to 2014 WorriesSource: FDA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's job is to detect health threats, stop outbreaks, and prevent illness and injury.
- CDC: Vaccination Rates for Toddlers RisingSource: WebMD Health News
National vaccination rates for toddlers increased slightly or held steady at high levels last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Many Health Care Workers Don't Get Flu VaccinesSource: WebMD Health News
Not enough health care workers are being vaccinated against the flu, according to the CDC.
- Shingles Myth Busted: It Does Come BackSource: WebMD Health News
A new study finds that 6.2% of people who suffer a shingles attack suffer at least one more. 85% might have benefitted from shingles vaccination.
- World Hepatitis DaySource: FDA
Know Hepatitis. Act Now. For World Hepatitis Day, learn more about the different types of viral hepatitis that impact millions worldwide, and what you can do.
- Antiviral Drugs and Swine FluSource: FDA
Read About Antiviral Drugs, How they Work, their Benefits, Treatments, and the CDC Recommendations for Use Against Swine Flu.
- What We Don’t Know About EbolaSource: WebMD Health News
- Avian Influenza A (H7N9) VirusSource: FDA
On April 1, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) first reported 3 human infections with a new influenza A (H7N9) virus in China.
- Flu Caused 80,000 Deaths in US Last YearSource: WebMD Health News
Influenza was especially severe in the United States last year. According to new data released today at a news briefing held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), 900,000 people were hospitalized and 80,000 died from the flu in the US last season.
- Flu Season in Full Swing: CDCSource: WebMD Health News
Flu season is ramping up, according to the CDC, which is reporting widespread flu activity in 14 states, including much of the U.S. mid-Atlantic region and several Southern states.
- Flu Season Mild So Far, Says CDCSource: WebMD Health News
According to the CDC, the U.S. flu season is mild so far.
- Flu Vaccines May Protect the Heart TooSource: WebMD Health News
New research hints that the flu vaccine, which is recommended for all adults, may also help the heart.
- H1N1 Swine Flu: Stopping It Is Up to YouSource: WebMD Health News
Learn about the measures that you can take in order to prevent catching the swine flu during the coming flu season.
- Herpes Drugs Don't Stop Herpes SheddingSource: WebMD Health News
Even if people are taking anti-herpes drugs that prevent herpes outbreaks, people with genital herpes can still infect their partners.
- Influenza Hospitalizations Highest on RecordSource: WebMD Health News
Overall hospitalizations for influenza-like illness (ILI) are at their highest since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began collecting such data, according to new information presented during a teleconference by the CDC today.
- Almost Half of Americans to Skip Flu Shot This YearSource: WebMD Health News
More than 40% of Americans have not been vaccinated against influenza this year and don't plan to get vaccinated, despite repeated warnings about the potential dangers of the flu, as well as last year's record-high number of deaths from flu, a new survey indicates.
- Are Kindergarten Kids Getting Their Vaccines?Source: WebMD Health News
The CDC says that although most kindergartners are up to date with their vaccines federal immunization goals remain unmet.
- Bone Drug Fails in Breast Cancer StudySource: WebMD Health News
Zometa does not appear to prevent breast cancer from coming back in most women.
- Cranberries Little Help Against UTIsSource: WebMD Health News
According to a new review of the latest research, drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry pills may do little to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI).
- Crashes Are the Leading Cause of Death for Truck DriversSource: FDA
Our nation depends on truck drivers to deliver goods and services safely and efficiently. Yet, crashes involving large trucks continue to take a toll on truck drivers, their passengers, other road users, businesses, and the community. Overall, 317,000 motor vehicle crashes involving large trucks were reported to police in 2012, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The estimated cost of truck and bus crashes to the United States economy was $99 billion that same year.
- FDA Approves Alprolix for Patients with Hemophilia BSource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Alprolix, Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant).
- FDA Approves Eloctate for Patients with Hemophilia ASource: FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein, for use in adults and children who have Hemophilia A.
- Is It Strep Throat?Source: FDA
Strep throat is a common type of sore throat in children, but it's not very common in adults.
- Large Study to Examine If Vitamin D Prevents DiabetesSource: FDA
Researchers have begun the first definitive, large-scale clinical trial to investigate if a vitamin D supplement helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in adults who have prediabetes, who are at high risk for developing type 2.
- Only Rare Fractures Linked to Osteoporosis DrugsSource: WebMD Health News
Learn about how some osteoporosis drugs prevent more fractures than they cause on RxList.com
- Swine Flu Deaths in KidsSource: WebMD Health News
Learn about the details of new findings that show that a third of the children who died from the H1H1 swine flu had no previous health conditions or diseases.
- Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu ShotSource: WebMD Health News
More than 40% of Americans have not been vaccinated against the flu this year and don't plan to get vaccinated, despite repeated warnings about the potential dangers and last year's record number of flu-related deaths, a new survey shows.
- Child H1N1 Swine Flu Deaths AccelerateSource: WebMD Health News
Eleven children died of H1N1 swine flu last week, raising the October child death toll to 43 -- more child/teen deaths in one month than seen in a normal 8-month flu season.
- Kids Shed H1N1 Virus 6 Days After FeverSource: WebMD Health News
A study showing kids shed H1N1 virus six days after a fever strikes is raising questions about how long children with swine flu are contagious.
- Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should KnowSource: WebMD Health News
When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests like the old standby drug, warfarin.
- Can a Dietary Supplement Treat a Concussion? NoSource: FDA
Exploiting the public's rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
- HPV Cancer Hits 8,000 Men, 18,000 Women a YearSource: WebMD Health News
According to the CDC, HPV causes 8,000 cancers in men and 18,000 cancers in women each year.
- Naproxen May Fight Alzheimer's DiseaseSource: WebMD Health News
Find out how naproxen may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
- U.S. Measles Cases, Outbreaks Quadruple in 2011Source: WebMD Health News
2011 saw 222 cases and 17 outbreaks of measles -- about 4 times the median annual 60 cases and four outbreaks over the last decade.
- Xarelto Approved for Atrial Fibrillation PatientsSource: WebMD Health News
Accompanied by a strong black box warning, the FDA has approved Janssen's Xarelto to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
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