Health News

Do Vaccine Exemptions Make Sense?
Vaccines have commonly been considered victims of their own success. Parents no longer see the disease outbreaks, so they lose sight of vaccines' importance.
H1N1 Vaccine Linked to Nervous Disorder
One of the conditions known to be a risk following some flu vaccinations is the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barre syndrome.
No Seizure Risk After Measles Vaccine
Children getting their second dose of the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine, with or without the chicken pox vaccine, don't need to worry about getting seizures from high fevers.
Fever Seizure Risk Low After Vaccination
Parents concerned about multiple-vaccine shots can rest easier knowing shows one common combination shot is as safe as single vaccines and safer than skipping the vaccine altogether.
Updated Vaccine Schedule Released
The updated 2012 recommended vaccination schedules for children and adolescents has been released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Vaccines Are Good Things
Two Missouri pediatricians are on a mission: help doctors respond to parents' fears about vaccinations while pointing out the importance of the potentially life-saving shots.
Chemicals Lurking in the Cupboards
Children with more exposure to PFCs , chemicals found in many household products, may not get enough protection from vaccines because of the chemicals' effects on their immune system.
A Safe Shot for the Tot
The two forms of the rotavirus vaccine currently administered to children do not cause the same gastrointestinal problems as the previous version of the vaccine.
Possible Measles Exposure in Three U.S. Airports
Health officials are attempting to track travelers who may have been exposed to measles after a passenger who was contagious passed through three major U.S. airports recently.
Certain Vaccines May Help Guard Against Childhood Cancer
Children vaccinated against hepatitis B might be at a lower risk of developing leukemia, according to a new study.