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Aerial vector control spraying linked to increased risk for ASD in children

April 30, 2016

BALTIMORE — Aerial dispersal of pesticides intended to combat mosquitoes increased the risk for autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays by 25% among children living in those areas, according to recent research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Other studies have already shown that pesticide exposure might increase a child’s risk for autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay,” Steven D. Hicks, MD, PhD, of the department of pediatrics at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, said in a press release. “Our findings show that the way pesticides are distributed may change that risk.”

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Pertussis incidence significantly declines in New York after legislation

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting showed that pertussis incidence decreased by more than 50% after the Neonatal Pertussis…

HHS grants $5 million to Puerto Rican health centers to fight Zika

April 30, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services will grant $5 million to 20 health centers in Puerto Rico to support the country’s fight against Zika virus, according…

3-D printers, lab-grown 'mini brains' used to study Zika's effect

April 29, 2016
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University used some science nonfiction to confirm previous research that showed how Zika virus affects fetal brains and causes…

Eiger licenses lambda to investigate potential therapy for hepatitis delta

April 29, 2016
Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc. announced it licensed pegylated interferon lambda-1a to Bristol-Myers Squibb to investigate the efficacy and safety of the drug as a…
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Proper Immunization of the Adolescent Patient

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Prior to 2005, the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) booster was the sole vaccine routinely recommended for healthy…
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VIDEO: Findings support development of staphylococcal enterotoxin B protein vaccine

April 22, 2016
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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