One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect – the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.
Despite a recent anti-vaccine movement, there is no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) and autism in children, a new study says.
Baltimore health officials announced Thursday that a 12-month-old child does not have the measles.
A top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports that the death toll has surpassed 5,000.
Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitories.
There are some simple and effective strategies to keep healthy this flu season.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Forty years of vaccine research in far-flung places helped a University of Maryland professor land an important role in the fight against Ebola.
Measles cases are accelerating, and in the last five months have caused more U.S. illnesses than in any entire year since 1996.
Health officials in northern Virginia have confirmed a second case of measles in the area.