This year's flu season saw a lower rate of death and doctor's visits for flu compared to last season, but a higher rate of flu-related hospitalizations among baby boomers, according to a new report.
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
The number of measles cases in the United States so far this year marks a 20-year high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today.
The painful skin condition shingles is on the rise in the U.S. leading some to wonder whether the use of the chickenpox vaccine is to blame.
A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.
A team of researchers has produced an experimental vaccine for the deadly H7N9 flu strain using a technique that allows for making larger vaccine quantities than previous methods.
One woman's uncommon ability to fight her HIV infection may provide new insights for developing a vaccine that triggers a special immune response against the viral disease, researchers said.
Public health messages aimed at increasing vaccination rates may actually make parents less likely to vaccinate their children, new research finds.
Flu has been particularly bad this year among young and middle aged adults, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Social pressure can keep vaccination rates high, even when the risk of disease is low, but can also turn parents away from vaccinating their children.
The human brain may be hardwired to trust the health advice that celebrities dole out, researchers say.
As flu activity starts to rise in parts of the country, about 40 percent of Americans have already received a flu shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Borrowing ideas from weather forecasting, researchers have developed a system to predict, weeks in advance, when a city will see the peak of its seasonal flu outbreak.
Data from around the United States from the last 100 years has been compiled and analyzed to uncover important health trends.