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Boys should get HPV vaccine too, US panel says

The controversial HPV shot given to girls should also be given to boys, in part to help prevent the spread of the virus through sex, a U.S. government medical panel said Tuesday. Full story

Third of Americans have gotten flu shot this year

The flu season is just getting under way, and health officials say already about 1 in 3 Americans have gotten vaccinated. Full story

Flu already widespread, nearly all swine variety

Health officials say influenza is circulating unusually early this year with cases in every state — and nearly all the infections are swine flu. Full story

Swine flu tally halted as school year fears loom

Following the lead of the World Health Organization, U.S. health officials plan to stop counting cases of the novel H1N1 swine flu virus. Full story

Over 60? You may be protected from swine flu

Mounting evidence suggests that people born ages 60 and older might be somewhat protected against the spreading swine flu because they may have been exposed earlier to a similar strain. Full story

Pregnant women more at risk from swine flu

Pregnant women should take prescription flu medicines if they are diagnosed with the new swine flu, health officials said. Full story

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