Health News

Vaccination: What Travelers Need to Know
New evidence suggests that many Americans who travel abroad may wind up bringing home some unintended souvenirs.
Could Your Child Be at Risk for Measles?
Measles may seem like an ailment from a bygone era, but new evidence suggests that many US children may still be at risk today.
Could Antibiotics Be Tied to Arthritis in Kids?
Antibiotics are miracle drugs that have saved millions of lives, but some worry that their overuse could have serious consequences. Now there may be yet another cause for concern.
HPV Vaccine: Maybe Not Just for Girls
Girls may receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help prevent later cervical cancer. In boys, the vaccine may be important in protecting against another rapidly growing cancer threat.
Experts Urge Parents to Vaccinate Kids for Measles
A group of US pediatricians has called for parents to get their children vaccinated for measles in response to an outbreak that began in Disneyland in California last December.
Tdap Vaccine Was Safe Overall for Mom and Fetus
Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suggested that all pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine, even if they were vaccinated earlier in life. And new research found that Tdap was safe for both mom and baby.
No Worries for the HPV Vaccine
One of the only vaccines that is known to prevent some forms of cancer is the HPV vaccine. Those who might worry about its safety have no reason to fear.
It's Not the Shots, It's What's Inside
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly update the recommendations for children's shots to help parents better understand new vaccinations.   Some parents may be concerned that children receive more vaccines today than they had when the parents were young.
Checking in on the HPV Vaccine
Health officials celebrated when a safe and effective vaccine to protect against HPV (human papillomavirus) was made available to the public.  But a vaccine can't protect the public if it isn't being used.
Medicine 2.0 May Reduce Medication Errors
Even the most experienced hospital workers can make mistakes. However, tech savvy hospitals that adopt the right equipment can help prevent medication mix-ups from happening.