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Gay, bisexual adolescent males face greater risk for HIV

July 27, 2016

New research presented at AIDS 2016 indicated no significant differences in several HIV-related risk behaviors among heterosexual, gay and bisexual adolescent males in the United States.

Young gay and bisexual men, however, were found to be more susceptible to contracting HIV largely because their partners are more likely to be infected with HIV, according to a press release from the recent conference in Durban, South Africa.

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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported. “The incidence of
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EV-D68, acute flaccid myelitis linked during 2014 Colorado outbreak

July 22, 2016
Children with acute flaccid myelitis had a 10-fold greater risk for having enterovirus D68 infection during a cluster of cases in Colorado in 2014, according to recent…
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Nearing the end: The final stages of polio eradication

Infectious Disease News, July 2016
Once responsible for the paralysis of hundreds of thousands of children annually, poliovirus has largely been brought under control through decades of national and…
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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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Chapter 5: Bowel Obstruction And Pseudo-Obstruction

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Concomitant administration of Trumenba with Menactra, Adacel passes noninferiority trial

April 7, 2016
A phase 2 noninferiority trial suggested that concomitant administration of Trumenba with Menactra and Adacel induced the same immune response as…

Latest HIV/AIDS in youth research and news: What you need to know

April 7, 2016
National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Sunday, April 10, and health officials and advocates across the United States seek to educate the public…

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Infection-related hospitalizations decline among US children

April 4, 2016
Recent findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that the rate of hospitalizations for infectious diseases significantly…

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School based influenza vaccination clinics reduce absenteeism

April 1, 2016
School-based clinics providing influenza vaccinations to school-aged children reduced the rate of influenza-related absenteeism from schools in…

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MRI may be superior to early ultrasounds in detecting Zika-associated microcephaly

March 31, 2016
Pregnant women may be able to identify birth defects related to the Zika virus earlier with MRI, according to a case report published in The New

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Antibiotic exposure in infancy does not increase risk for later weight gain

March 31, 2016
Antibiotic exposure during infancy was not associated with significant weight gain by age 7 years, according to recent research in JAMA. “In a…

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Seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy reduces stillbirths

March 31, 2016
Women who received seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine during pregnancy were 51% less likely to experience stillbirth than those who did not receive…

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Occult HBV clearance possible for children over time

March 30, 2016
Immunized children with occult hepatitis B virus infection born to mothers positive for hepatitis B surface antigen may still experience clearance of…

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Childhood obesity risk increases with antibiotic use under age 2 years

March 30, 2016
The administration of three or more courses of antibiotics in children younger than 2 years was found to be associated with an increased risk for…

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LARC users less likely to use condoms

March 28, 2016
Adolescent girls who used long-acting reversible contraceptives, such as intrauterine devices or implants, were significantly less likely also to use…

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