Despite vaccination success, US still faces outbreaks
This week, the World Health Organization kicks off World Immunization Week "to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease." In the U.S., overall vaccination compliance remains high for many childhood immunizations, with at least 90 percent of children getting the
Niger declares hepatitis E epidemic in Diffa region
Niger's Ministry of Health has declared an epidemic of hepatitis E in the Diffa region, where 25 people have died among the 86 cases recorded since the beginning of April
Las Vegas now has vending machines to dispense clean needles for IV drug users
Las Vegas now has a new tool to fight HIV and hepatitis C: vending machines that dispense clean needles. Local health officials announced this month they have started a needle exchange program in an effort to prevent an outbreak of blood borne diseases, a potential occurrence among intravenous drug
Rod Carew's transplanted heart, kidney donated from ex-Ravens TE Konrad Reuland
Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew underwent heart and kidney transplants in December, receiving the organ donations from a former Baltimore Ravens tight end. Konrad Reuland died Dec. 12 at age 29 after suffering a brain aneurysm. His heart ?and kidney went to Carew , who was at the top of the
Colombia starts to bury the dead as pressure to find survivors mounts
Colombia is mourning the first of its dead following floodwaters and landslides that killed at least 273 people and left thousands of others displaced. The first funeral processions and the lowering of caskets, which began yesterday, helped to underscore the gravity of what had occurred when deadly
President Reagan delivers first major speech on AIDS epidemic in 1987
April 1, 1987: In his speech to Philadelphia doctors, Reagan declares AIDS a public health enemy.
Behind the Skee-Ball phenomenon
ABC News' Olivia Smith and Lesley Messer play Skee-Ball with the stars of "Brewbacca and the Quest for the Cream-Colored Jacket."
CDC: New Vaccine Guidelines for Adults
CDC has new guidelines for flu, hepatitis and meningitis vaccines for adults.
CDC Issues New Vaccine Guidelines for Adults
While children in the U.S. are often required to be current on their vaccinations or receive a special waiver in order to attend public school, there is no requirement for adult vaccinations, despite several diseases that continue to present dangers. Public health officials have long struggled to
Sweeping Guidelines on Donor Breast Milk Safety Issued by Top Pediatrics Group
Breast milk has long been the gold standard for newborn nutrition. But in cases where breast milk is not available from an infant's mother, getting access to safe donor breast milk is not always easy throughout much of the country. A new policy statement today from the American Academy of