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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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Hospital-diagnosed pertussis associated with epilepsy risk in Danish children

November 10, 2015
Danish children diagnosed with pertussis were more likely to develop childhood-onset epilepsy than children in the general population in a recent…
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HPV vaccine coverage low among adolescent girls in commercial, Medicaid health plans

November 9, 2015
HPV vaccine coverage rates among the majority of adolescent girls aged at least 13 years in the United States are low across managed care insurance…
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Twenty percent of pediatricians dismiss families who refuse vaccines

November 4, 2015
A significant portion of pediatricians reported that they often or always dismiss families if parents refuse to have their children vaccinated…
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Genetically engineered RSV vaccine shows early promise

November 4, 2015
A live-attenuated respiratory syncytial virus vaccine candidate lacking a specific protein may decrease viral replication while inducing a protective…
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Less than 15% of adolescent boys complete HPV vaccination

November 4, 2015
In 2013, approximately two-thirds of boys aged 13 to 17 years had not received the HPV vaccination, according to recently published data in…

Daiichi Sankyo recalls two measles-containing vaccines

November 3, 2015
Daiichi Sankyo, a Japanese-based pharmaceuticals company, issued a voluntary recall for two of its vaccine products, according to a press release.The…
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Compliance with Pneumovax 23 vaccination poor among high-risk patients

October 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — High-risk patients demonstrated poor overall compliance rates with Pneumovax 23 vaccination, varying widely across diagnoses…
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Investigational hexavalent vaccine safe, effective when given with RotaTeq, Prevnar 13

October 28, 2015
WASHINGTON — An investigational combination hexavalent vaccine for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliovirus, Haemophilus
In the Journals

AAP statement cites dangers of global warming on pediatric health

October 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — Global climate change has a direct impact on the health of children worldwide — adding risks such as heat stress, diminished…
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RTS,S/AS01-induced antibody titers predict long-term vaccine efficacy

October 22, 2015
Antibody titers generated from RTS,S/AS01, a malaria vaccine that targets Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein, predicted the efficacy of…
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