Two new studies confirm that the benefits of getting a flu shot outweigh the very small risks
Researchers are getting closer to developing a vaccine that could help protect people from the addictiveness of nicotine.
In 2009, researchers reported that an AIDS vaccine had for the first time protected people against HIV. Since then, the researchers have been wondering, How did it work?
A government task force recommends less frequent screening for cervical cancer and reverses its initial advice on HPV testing, allowing it for some women.
A rise in oral sex may be pushing up HPV infection rates in men, along with head and neck cancers caused by the virus.
A study finds disturbing evidence that chemicals found in furniture, fast-food packaging and microwave popcorn bags may compromise children’s immune systems.
Some parents take their children to “pox parties” to expose them to the chickenpox virus and encourage immunity. Health experts suggest just vaccinating your kids instead.
A federal advisory committee voted on Tuesday to recommend that boys aged 11 and 12 be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV, to protect against anal cancer and cancers of the mouth and neck. The new guidance mirrors …
(Updated) Immunologist Ralph M. Steinman was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for his discoveries about the human body’s immune system — research that had for years extended the scientist’s own life in a battle …
Monday night’s Republican primary debate saw candidate Michele Bachmann on the attack — especially against Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Bachmann slammed Perry for signing an executive order in 2007 requiring all sixth-grade girls to …
Two doses of the vaccine that protects against human papillomavirus (HPV) may be just as effective as the three-dose regimen that is currently recommended, according to the latest research from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
In a new report investigating adverse events caused by vaccines, a panel of experts says there are relatively few health problems caused by the most commonly recommended immunizations, which public health experts advise that all …
Bacterial meningitis is a nasty thing to catch. The disease may hit only about 1,500 Americans per year, but those who fall victim may suffer brain damage, learning disabilities, limb loss or death.