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Nonprofits, research organizations join for 5-year HIV/AIDS project

October 2, 2014

A partnership of nonprofit organizations and research institutions will launch a 5-year project conducting, promoting and disseminating AIDS and HIV research, according to a press release.

The Supporting Operational AIDS Research (SOAR) project is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by the Population Council, an international nonprofit research group. Other project members are the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) — another nonprofit group specializing in HIV and AIDS programs — Johns Hopkins University, the University of North Carolina, the Futures Group, and Futures Institute.

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Antibiotics overprescribed, improperly selected to treat pediatric pharyngitis

October 2, 2014
Recent data show that antibiotics were significantly overprescribed and incorrectly selected to treat pharyngitis in children from 1997 to 2010.Kathleen L. Dooling, MD
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Tdap vaccination rate low among pregnant women on Medicaid

October 2, 2014
Only 14.3% of women on Medicaid in Michigan received the Tdap vaccine during their pregnancies from November 2011 to February 2013, according to investigators with the…

CDC: EV-D68 detected in four deaths

October 1, 2014
The CDC reported today that enterovirus D68 has been detected in specimens from four patients who have died and had samples submitted for testing, according to its…
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Bariatric Surgery in Obese Adolescents: Opportunities and Challenges

Pediatric Annals, September 2014, Volume 43 Issue 9
Extreme obesity is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a body mass index (BMI) higher than…
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Gender Nonconforming Youth

Pediatric Annals June 2014

Gender identity and pubertal transition to adult gender roles present a complex interplay of genetic, hormonal, and…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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