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HIV testing rates low for gay male adolescents

August 28, 2015

Gay and bisexual teenage boys were unlikely to undergo HIV testing, according to research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

“As one of the first studies to investigate the HIV testing behaviors of adolescent gay and bisexual men, findings highlight the many modifiable barriers that young men face in accessing testing services,” Gregory Phillips II, PhD, of the department of medical social sciences at Northwestern University, and colleagues wrote. “Barriers such as lack of knowledge about the closest testing site are ones that can easily be addressed through interventions and programs that target high school-age adolescents.”

Carrie Byington In the Journals

Presence of children in household increases likelihood of viral detection

August 28, 2015
Children living in households put each family member at greater risk for viral infection, according to results from the Utah Better Identification of Germs-Longitudinal…
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Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

August 27, 2015
Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical, philosophical and…
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Cytokines influence impaired cognitive function in children with HCV

August 27, 2015
Researchers in Egypt found a significant correlation between various endogenous cytokines and cognitive impairment among a cohort of Egyptian children with hepatitis C…
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Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

An estimated 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis occur in the United States…
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Video: Paul A. Offit, MD, discusses religious exemptions from important vaccinations

February 11, 2015
Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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Rhinovirus most common respiratory infection in pediatric transplant patients

February 20, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rhinovirus was the most commonly detected respiratory infection among pediatric solid organ transplant patients at a…
In the Journals

Influenza vaccine found safe in children with egg allergy

February 17, 2015
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine appeared to be safe for use in children with egg allergy and well tolerated in children with asthma, according to…
In the Journals

Influenza vaccine found safe in children with egg allergy

February 17, 2015
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine appeared to be safe for use in children with egg allergy and well tolerated in children with asthma, according to…
In the Journals

Half of US teenage girls fail to receive HPV vaccine at recommended age

February 13, 2015
Despite increases, only 55.9% of adolescent girls received the HPV vaccine at the age currently recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on…
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Video: Paul A. Offit, MD, discusses religious exemptions from important vaccinations

February 11, 2015
Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, recently sat down with Infectious
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HPV vaccination unlikely to promote risky teen sexual behavior

February 10, 2015
Girls who received HPV vaccination had higher rates of sexually transmitted infections before and after vaccination compared with their unvaccinated…
Anne Schuchat

Senate health committee discusses measles, vaccination strategies

February 10, 2015
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a full committee hearing this morning to discuss the re-emergence of…
Carrie Byington

CDC, AAP approve recommended pediatric immunization schedules for 2015

February 5, 2015
Based on the October 2014 meeting among the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, recommended immunization schedules for children…
Tracy A. Lieu, MD, MPH

Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015
Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an…
Karen Midthun FDA News

FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25…
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