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CMV Vaccine for Newborns



MINNEAPOLIS- -Most adults have had the virus known as CMV, or cytomegalovirus, and they probably didn't even know it. But if an unborn baby is infected with the virus -- through his or her mother -- the consequences are very serious.


CMV is the second leading cause of mental retardation, after Down syndrome. There is currently no vaccine for CMV, but there ar ... Continue reading CMV Vaccine for Newborns

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A Vaccine to Wipe Out Cervical Cancer


By: Karen Barrow,
Medically Reviewed On: Friday, March 31, 2006


It may be another year or two before a vaccine for cervical cancer is available, but pediatricians are already expressing an interest in providing it to adolescents who are not yet sexually active. The vaccine works by preventing infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually ... Continue reading A Vaccine to Wipe Out Cervical Cancer

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