While most new cervical cancer cases and deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, weak or non-existent HPV vaccination programs leave women in these regions largely unprotected.

The HPV vaccine could help block tens of thousands of cancer cases, yet remains underused a decade after its introduction. Cancer doctors are launching a campaign to rebrand the vaccine and push pediatricians and family doctors to recommend the vaccine more forcefully,…

The world's first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, cleared a big hurdle today, as EU regulators backed its use in babies at risk of malaria in Africa.

After the introduction of the measles vaccine, the rates of death from other diseases, like pneumonia and diarrhea, fell too—and for years scientists couldn’t explain exactly why.

The same camels that caused the alarming spread of MERS last year could also protect humans against the potentially deadly viral infection. Antibodies harvested from dromedary camels have successfully shielded lab mice from MERS infection in a series of experimental trials…

Jonas Salk’s injectable polio vaccine turned 60 yesterday and has been enjoying a renewed popularity recently. The oral polio vaccine has been the workhorse in low- and middle-income countries because it’s cheaper (about 15 cents per dose while the injectable is a dollar…