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HBV found to mature infant immune systems

March 31, 2015

Hepatitis B virus infection boosted immune system maturation among a cohort of infants in Singapore, according to newly published data in Nature Communications.

“Our work contributes to the understanding of how HBV exposure before birth shapes the global immune response of newborn infants and transforms the way we look at HBV,” Michelle Hong, research fellow at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore,  said in a press release. “Despite causing diseases later in life, HBV might actually be beneficial to humans early in life.”

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Medical marijuana: 5 things you should know

March 31, 2015
In January 2014, Colorado became the first U.S. state to pass a law allowing the sale of recreational marijuana use. The passing of this law brought about the…
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Motivational interviewing linked to reductions in childhood BMI

March 31, 2015
Significant reductions in children’s BMI were achieved with motivational interviewing delivered by primary care providers and registered dietitians to parents…
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Disneyland measles outbreak sheds light on vaccine-hesitancy, waning awareness

March 31, 2015
The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks exemplifies the increasing prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in the United States and the impact it can have…
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Researcher looks at relationship between atopic dermatitis, obesity and cardiovascular disease

March 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discusses studies examining cardiovascular risk in atopic dermatitis that he reviewed at the…
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An Athletic Adolescent Girl with Proteinuria and Hypertension

Pediatric Annals, March 2015, Volume 44 Issue 3
An 18-year-old athletic adolescent presents with hypertension found during a routine screening. Her prior history…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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3D printing has applications, challenges in a variety of medical specialties

March 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Hollister, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, talks…
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