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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…

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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PAS 2016

PAS 2016

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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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In the Journals

BCG vaccine demonstrates long-lasting effectiveness

December 28, 2015
Recent data showed the bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine reduced the risk for tuberculosis after 40 years of vaccination, suggesting the vaccine…

WHO agrees to review Merck’s Ebola vaccine for emergency use

December 23, 2015
Merck announced that the application for Emergency Use Assessment and Listing for its investigational Ebola vaccine has been accepted by WHO for…
In the Journals

Influenza vaccine effectively treats obese children

December 23, 2015
Influenza vaccine was effective among a cohort of obese children, a population that tends to have longer duration of illness when infected, according…

Infants infected with vaccine-derived polio in Myanmar

December 22, 2015
Two children have contracted circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 with accompanying acute flaccid paralysis in Myanmar, according to…
In the Journals

Vaccine coverage among teens with chronic health conditions above average

December 18, 2015
Vaccine coverage among adolescents with chronic health conditions was greater than that of healthy adolescents, highlighting important gaps in…
In the Journals

Incentives improve rabies vaccination coverage

December 17, 2015
Recent findings published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases showed that brightly colored dog collars and owner wristbands, which distinguished…
FDA News

FDA expands Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine approval to boys, young men

December 16, 2015
The FDA expanded the age indication for Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine to include boys and men aged 16 to 26 years, according to a press release from Merck…
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Investigational hexavalent vaccine safe, effective when given with RotaTeq, Prevnar 13

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2015
An investigational combination hexavalent vaccine for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b…
In the Journals

Home intervention, education improve childhood vaccination rates

December 8, 2015
Among children at high risk for poor health outcomes, home interventions with trained health care workers who provided information and education…
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Measles and rubella eliminated in the Americas; more work needed for global elimination

December 8, 2015
NEW YORK – Louis Z. Cooper, MD, of the department of pediatrics at Columbia University, discusses how rubella and measles have been eliminated…
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