Public health experts say the benefits of vaccination still far outweigh the risks
Changes to pertussis immunization may weaken immunity against whooping cough.
A highly anticipated trial of a tuberculosis vaccine yields disappointing results.
Concerns over an immunization aimed at a sexually transmitted virus may be unfounded
In a small clinical trial, a therapeutic vaccine from Pennsylvania company Inovio Pharmaceuticals showed promise for treating precancerous cervical lesions in women with HPV.
Researchers are getting closer to developing a vaccine that could help protect people from the addictiveness of nicotine.
The Learning Channel’s website yanked a story that was riddled with mistruths and flat-out errors — but only after major medical organizations complained.
During the 2009-10 H1N1 or “swine flu” pandemic, the same virus that caused mild coughing and sneezing in some patients proved fatal for others. It highlighted a medical mystery: why are some people more fit to handle the flu than others?
Since August, the CDC has logged 12 cases of human infection with H3N2, a new flu virus from pigs. Should we be worried?
Dispatching cancer cells with the same precision that vaccines dismiss bacteria and viruses may soon be possible, according to scientists at the National Cancer Institute who are working on an experimental vaccine that helps the …
We got our flu shots at TIME Healthland HQ this week, which reminds us to remind you to do the same. A few flu shot basics to follow.
Flu vaccine makers began shipping on Monday a new form of the annual flu shot, with a significantly shorter needle. The new vaccine should make it easier for people with a fear of needles to get immunized, and in the event of a …