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WHO releases ethics guidance to protect rights of patients with TB

WHO releases ethics guidance to protect rights of patients with TB
March 27, 2017

WHO recently issued new tuberculosis ethics guidance that outlines key obligations for countries that implement the End TB Strategy to protect patients’ rights.

According to WHO, communities that are most affected by TB include refugees, prisoners, ethnic minorities and other marginalized populations. The new guidance addresses issues such as the isolation of contagious patients, the rights of patients in prison, and discriminatory policies against migrants affected by TB.

NIH investigates single vaccine to protect against several mosquito-borne viruses

March 27, 2017
With mosquito-borne illnesses posing an ongoing public health threat around the world, there is a significant need for advances in combating and controlling mosquito…
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Gastric acid suppressants increase risk for recurrent C. difficile

March 27, 2017
Stopping unnecessary use of gastric acid suppressants may decrease recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, as well as health care costs, according to research…
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Rapid active sampling quick, effective in measuring norovirus in rural Guatemala

March 27, 2017
Two relatively rapid surveys effectively estimated the burden of childhood norovirus disease in a rural area of Guatemala, a study found. Results of the rapid active…

Protein Sciences plans to develop two H7N9 vaccine candidates

March 26, 2017
In light of a recent increase in avian influenza outbreaks in China, Protein Sciences Corporation announced that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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Parental perceptions about influenza vaccine inhibit uptake

March 24, 2017
The way in which the childhood influenza vaccine is perceived has a strong connection with uptake, intended uptake and
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VIDEO: Peter Hunt, MD, reviews comorbidities, inflammation in HIV

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