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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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Childhood Immunization Policies and the Prevention of Communicable Disease

Pediatric Annals, March 2011, Volume 40 Issue 3
1. Review the process through which vaccines are licensed and recommendations are developed for routine use.2. Discuss…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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Day 2 at IDC New York 2015: Vaccine-preventable diseases set for a comeback

November 22, 2015
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H1N1 dominates mild 2015-2016 flu season

April 1, 2016
The 2015-2016 influenza season has been milder than the previous three seasons and appears to have peaked later than normal, according to the…
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Seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy reduces stillbirths

March 31, 2016
Women who received seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine during pregnancy were 51% less likely to experience stillbirth than those who did not receive…
In the Journals

Two-dose varicella vaccine more effective than one dose

March 28, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatrics suggested that the two-dose varicella vaccine was more effective than the single-dose vaccine.“During…
In the Journals

HPV vaccine effective for low-income minority females

March 24, 2016
Recent findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was effective for low-income, high-risk minority…
In the Journals

Intentional vaccine avoidance causes most measles cases

March 22, 2016
The majority of measles and pertussis cases during outbreaks with comprehensive vaccine data were a result of intentional vaccine refusal, according…

App guides pregnant women on infections, vaccinations

March 20, 2016
Researchers at Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust developed a mobile application that educates pregnant women and new…
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Expert opinions on measles-specific vaccine exemptions vary widely

March 18, 2016
While conventional approaches to mandating vaccine compliance have focused on broadly eliminating all nonmedical vaccine exemptions for school…
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Nepal makes significant progress toward measles elimination

March 17, 2016
Measles elimination strategies in Nepal have significantly reduced the annual number of suspected cases and increased national single-dose measles…
In the Journals

Dengue vaccine shows full protection in human challenge model

March 16, 2016
A dengue vaccine currently in phase 3 development was 100% effective at preventing the disease, according to the results of a small clinical trial in…
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Hardly harmless: The dangerous tradition of ‘pox parties’

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2016
Walter A. Orenstein, MD; Julie R. Garon, MPH
Varicella, more commonly known as chickenpox, was previously thought of as a harmless rite of passage for all children. Before the development of an…
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