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  • By Amy Norton
    HealthDay Reporter
  • Updated

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-system therapy appears safe for people with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. And it may ease symptoms in some, a preliminary study suggests.

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

  • By Jen Christensen, CNN

We are one step closer to a vaccine against the Zika virus.

  • By Amy Norton
    HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The yearly flu shot could prevent most flu-related deaths among children and teenagers, a new U.S. government study estimates.

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies are far less likely to develop whooping cough if their mother was vaccinated while pregnant, a new study reveals.

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer who responded to an new immune-focused drug gained a significant survival benefit, a new study shows.

FRIDAY, March 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Immunotherapy seems to cure endangered Tasmanian devils of a deadly disease, a new study indicates.

SATURDAY, March 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma attacks can prove deadly to kids, but a new study shows that black American children are six times more likely to die of the illness than their white or Hispanic peers.

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to live a longer, healthier life?

This letter to the editor is in regard to Iowa House File 7, the bill that would broaden vaccination exemptions in Iowa.