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Vaccines Don't Appear to Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Posted 6 Jul 2010 by

TUESDAY, July 6 – Routine adult vaccinations for flu and other conditions don't appear to increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study has found. The finding challenges a common belief that such vaccinations can cause the immune system to attack the body and trigger long-term inflammatory conditions such as RA. Swedish researchers examined the vaccination histories of 2,000 ...

Parents Still Worried About Vaccine Safety

Posted 1 Mar 2010 by

MONDAY, March 1 – Although most American parents vaccinate their children, many are concerned about the safety of vaccines and some choose not to have their children protected from potentially deadly diseases, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that while 90 percent of parents say vaccines are a good way to protect their kids, and 88 percent follow their doctor's ...

Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations

Posted 4 Feb 2010 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 4 – Most parents make sure their children get all their vaccinations, but when it comes to adults these protective shots often fall by the wayside, a new report shows. In fact, 40,000 to 50,000 American adults die each year from diseases that vaccines could have prevented, according to the report, Adult Immunization: Shots to Save Lives. The report was released jointly Thursday by ...

U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC

Posted 12 Jan 2010 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 27 – More than three-quarters of United States children have received the recommended vaccinations, but greater efforts are needed to reach youngsters who are not fully immunized, a US government report finds. A 2008 survey of children from 19 months to 35 months of age, born between January 2005 and June 2007, found that 76.1 percent had received the recommended series of ...

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