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Ten percent of pregnant women received flu vaccine from 2005-2014

May 23, 2016

Findings published in Pediatrics showed that only 10% of pregnant women surveyed over 9 years had received the influenza vaccine. In addition, newborns were found to have a reduced risk for influenza when their mothers were vaccinated.

“Only 10% of women in this cohort spanning 9 influenza seasons reported influenza immunization,” Julia H. Shakib, DO, MPH, in the department of pediatrics at the University of Utah, and colleagues wrote. “But the proportion of pregnant women reporting influenza immunization increased significantly after the H1N1 pandemic, with a more pronounced recent increase, reaching a high of 52% in the 2013 to 2014 influenza season.

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HIV patients less likely to receive treatment for many cancers

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Diabetes increases risk for community-acquired pneumonia

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Alcohol intake increases risk for HCC in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis

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New device detects bacterial infections in less than 2 hours

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Proper Immunization of the Adolescent Patient

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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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