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A team led by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute working with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative has discovered a new vulnerable site on the HIV virus.
April 24-30 is World Immunization Week . While it is estimated that vaccinations save the lives of 2.5 million children every year, another 1.5 million children die each year from diseases that can be prevented with vaccines.
Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.
There today, here tomorrow: A mother holds her child for a measles vaccination in Manila, Philippines, in January.
She had already received two of the three shots necessary to be fully immunized from this potentially fatal respiratory illness, which strikes 10,000 to 40,000 adults and children in the United States each year.
One of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain succinctly summarizes the gullibility of the masses extremely well: "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes."
To mark World Immunization Week, Health Ministry publishes stats showing country's immunization baskets are among the broadest in world.
A Southern California city has seen a spike in reported whooping cough cases so far this year, with the number of infections nearly tripling compared to all of last year, possibly due to a less potent vaccine or lower vaccination rates, officials said on Wednesday.
The World Health Organisation has hit back against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is pointless, risky and the body is better off fighting disease unaided.
Hollywood star Alicia Silverstone, most famous for her role in 1995's Clueless , has now released a parenting book , titled The Kind Mama .
With increasing concern over the re-appearance of measles and mumps, a Colorado bill would make it harder for parents to say no to vaccines.
With springtime upon us, Utah horse owners are more frequently heading to shows and events, races and trail rides.
"I couldn't agree more: Vaccines are one of the cheapest ways to save lives," Bill Gates tweeted Tuesday along with a graphic provided by UNICEF .
Health Minister Terry Lake says one health care worker was fired during the flu season for failing to follow new protocols that require staff to either get vaccinated or wear a mask when treating patients.
A B.C. provincial government policy requires health care workers in the province to get a flu shot or wear a mask while caring for patients during flu season.
SAN DIEGO -- The percentage of parents opting for the "personal belief exemption" to avoid vaccinations for their children in kindergarten has tripled in a decade, county health officials said Wednesday.
A new study out Wednesday shows there were 2.4 million absences from school last year in Central Texas, costing local districts a total of $91 million in lost revenue from the state.