The flu season is in full effect and it now qualifies as an epidemic in the United States. With all the chatter about vaccine safety and who should or should not get a certain flu shot, it can be hard to know if you should receive the seasonal flu vaccine. So, what’s the bottom line? The CDC recommends that all people over the age of 6 months receive a flu vaccination – with a few exceptions.
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Immunizations & Herd Immunity - How It Works: Our bodies fight against bacteria and viruses everyday thanks to our immune systems. Sometimes, our bodies need a little help to recognize, fight, and protect against certain diseases as well. Check out this infographic to learn how vaccinations help us do just that:
Did you know that more than 12, 000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer was a major cause of death of women in the US, however this does not mean it’s still not deadly. Cervical Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness about women protecting themselves from HPV and Cervical Cancer.
What is Cervical Cancer?
Antibiotics are an important wonder-drug in the history of medicine. They can be life-savers but their misuse has far reaching and harmful effects in healthcare. One such chilling-effect is antibiotic resistance.
This quick guide shows how this affects you and also what you can do to help prevent antibiotic resistance.
This month the FDA approved Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) to be used for vaccination against nine types of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). This new vaccination will be able to help prevent five more types of HPV than the previous vaccination, and will work to prevent 90% of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers. Although not yet available, the medical community is working on the release of the new vaccine for the near future.
HPV has a variety of types, and the vaccination works to prevent the types that most commonly lead to cancer. This new vaccination protects against types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58. In the previous vaccine, only 16 and 18 were vaccinated against—and with Gardasil 9 an additional 20% of cervical cancers are now covered.
MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A sharp drop in the number of young women infected with the two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) most likely to cause cervical cancer occurred in England after the 2008 launch of a national vaccination program there, a new study shows.