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1st Malaria Vaccine Tried out in Babies in 3 African Nations

TOMALI, Malawi — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history's deadliest and most stubborn of diseases. The southern African nation is rolling ou...
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Health Officials: It’s Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

WASHINGTON — The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much protection the past two years, specia...

Vaccine Exemption Bills Get Newsom’s Signature

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations. The governor acted without comment less than an hour af...
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Two-Wave US Flu Season Is Now the Longest in a Decade

NEW YORK — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. "I don't remember a season like this." — Dr. Arnold Monto, a University of Michigan research...