The measles thrives in populations that are under-vaccinated. So, why have so many people in Europe avoided getting their shots?
Vaccines help protect people from diseases. They contain "weakened" or "dead" germs, such as viruses or bacteria, which stimulate the body's immune system in a manner that can prevent us from getting sick with harmful pathogens. Here's the latest science news on vaccines.Vaccines
Thirty four people in the United Kingdom volunteered to get live whooping cough bacteria dripped into their noses, for science.
A new paper highlights new and unique problems with how influenza moves through dense urban centers in the US.
The flu (short for influenza) is a respiratory virus that affects the throat, nose, bronchi and, sometimes, the lungs.
Researchers are testing whether a genital warts cream could also help boost protection from flu vaccines in the case of a pandemic.
Twitter bots and trolls appear to be skewing online discussions about vaccinations, according to a new study.
Baby raccoons are cute. But if you ever see one, you should probably resist the urge to scoop it up and bring it home with you.
A new DARPA program will explore ways to better protect people against biological and chemical threats by temporarily "tuning" gene expression.
Yes, there's a vaccine for the plague, one of the most notorious diseases known to humanity. But unfortunately, this vaccine isn't for humans — it's for prairie dogs.
It's been a bad flu season, but this year's vaccine does offer some protection against the nasty bug.
Was Princess Diana's death an accident? People who feel strongly that it wasn't may be skeptical about vaccines, too.
Flu season is off to an early — and severe — start, with rates of hospitalizations and deaths from flu higher than what's typical for this time of year.
When a man complains of cold or flu symptoms, it may not be fair to dismiss his laments as simply a case of "man flu."
U.S. health officials said they are concerned the upcoming flu season could be a bad one, based on reports from the Southern Hemisphere.
If this vaccine works in humans, it could mean one shot and you're protected for life from the flu virus.
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