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Study: State Policies Affect Vaccination Rates, Disease Outbreaks

The state you live in and its policies could influence how many people are getting vaccinated and how many are experiencing disease outbreaks, according to new research.


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Experts: Anti-Vaccine Parents Shunning Vitamin Shot That Prevents Internal Bleeding For Newborns

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta)– Doctors are concerned after some anti-vaccine parents are shunning a vitamin K shot that prevents internal bleeding for newborns. CBS News reports parents’ decision to refuse the shot can have severe consequences, according to pediatric […]


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Study: Measles Threat Looms In West Africa Following Ebola Outbreak

A measles outbreak in West Africa could potentially take as many lives as Ebola if vaccinations don’t increase, a new study suggests.


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Survey: Parents Increasingly Ask Doctors To Delay Vaccines

More and more, parents are pressuring doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases.


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Experts: Measles Outbreak Caused By Distrust Of Public Health

Within the last month, over 70 cases of measles have occurred in six states across the U.S as well as Mexico, and the specifics of its spread rest in pubic health and the growing anti-vaccination movement.


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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.


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CDC Recommending Vaccination To Combat Seasonal Flu

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.


In the past decade, more than 40 percent of children who died from the flu were previously healthy children.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: More Than 40 Percent Of Child Flu Victims Were Healthy

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that almost half of the 830 children who died from the flu between 2004 and 2012 did not have a high-risk medical condition such as asthma or heart disease, and were otherwise healthy.