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There is no increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a research letter published in the July 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Flu vaccination via spray is more effective for young children than injection, a U.S. government panel ruled Wednesday.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo are hoping a familiar friend from the past will help them battle some potential problems in the present and future.
More than 3,400 new cases of pertussis were reported in California between January 1 and June 10, which means the outbreak is officially an epidemic, according to the state's department of health.
Flu viruses currently circulating in birds closely resemble the one that caused the 1918 pandemic that killed about 50 million people worldwide, researchers say.
One-year-olds who receive Priorix-Tetra -- the measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine used in Canada -- are twice as likely to develop a fever-related seizure as children who receive separate MMR and varicella vaccines, according to research published online June 9 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. The findings are in line with a 2010 study of the MMRV vaccine used in the United States, known as ProQuad.
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