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Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence

Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence
May 1, 2016

BALTIMORE — Stress and maladaptive coping mechanisms impacted HPV acquisition and persistence among girls and women, indicating a link between psychosocial stressors and immune suppression, according to recent study findings presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

To evaluate the correlation between psychosocial stressors HPV persistence/infection, Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD, chief of the division of adolescent and young adult medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, and colleagues enrolled women (n=333) aged 12 to 21 years in reoccurring 6 month examinations for HPV testing.

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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…

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

April 28, 2016
Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult — with that…

Harvard mumps outbreak reaches 41 confirmed cases

April 27, 2016
The current outbreak of mumps among Harvard University students, faculty and staff continues to grow, with 41 confirmed cases, according to Harvard University Health…
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Identifying and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the 20th century, the introduction of multiple vaccines significantly reduced childhood morbidity, mortality, and…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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HPV vaccination falling short due to providers, not parents

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Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — Stress and maladaptive coping mechanisms impacted HPV acquisition and persistence among girls and women, indicating a link between…
Meeting News Coverage

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…

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

April 28, 2016
Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult…

Harvard mumps outbreak reaches 41 confirmed cases

April 27, 2016
The current outbreak of mumps among Harvard University students, faculty and staff continues to grow, with 41 confirmed cases, according to Harvard…
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Health workers identify motivators for OPV refusal in Pakistan

April 26, 2016
Health workers reported that parents in regions of Pakistan where polio is still endemic refuse oral polio vaccines for their children due to…
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VIDEO: Limited knowledge about Zika poses challenge in vaccine development

April 25, 2016
BALTIMORE — Col. Paul B. Keiser, MD, from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, reviews current progress in the development of a Zika…
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HPV vaccination increases among teens with health-seeking behaviors

April 21, 2016
BALTIMORE — HPV vaccination rates increased among high-risk urban youth with health-seeking behaviors, highlighting the significant influence…
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VIDEO: Flublok demonstrates superior efficacy over IIV

April 21, 2016
BALTIMORE — Lisa M. Dunkle, MD, chief medical officer and head of clinical research at Protein Sciences Corp., discusses results from a recent…
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VIDEO: William Schaffner, MD, discusses ACVR highlights

April 20, 2016
BALTIMORE — William Schaffner, MD, an Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member and medical director of the National Foundation for…

Top stories for National Infant Immunization Week 2016

April 20, 2016
This week National Infant Immunization Week is being held to promote awareness for the vital role vaccinations play in protecting infants from…
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