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Metabolic syndrome severity decreasing among US adolescents

Metabolic syndrome severity decreasing among US adolescents
February 10, 2016

Favorable increases in HDL cholesterol and decreases in fasting triglyceride measurements may be responsible for the trend of declining metabolic syndrome severity in U.S. adolescents.

The decline was also associated with changes in dietary patterns, according to the researchers.

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IBD treatment increases children’s risk for varicella, herpes zoster hospitalization

February 10, 2016
Children who receive immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases are at an increased risk for varicella- and herpes zoster-related hospitalizations…

Recent screening identifies 151 TB cases in Alabama county

February 10, 2016
Public health screening efforts during a recent tuberculosis outbreak in Perry County, Alabama, have uncovered 144 adults and seven children with the infection…
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Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

February 9, 2016
Recent findings in a phase 2b trial showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity after early infant…
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Senate proposes new safety requirements for reusable devices

February 9, 2016
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today favorably reported a bill requiring manufacturers of reusable medical devices like duodenoscopes to…
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Macular Thickness Following Strabismus Surgery as Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, January/February 2016, Volume 53 Issue 1
To investigate macular changes following strabismus surgery by using optical coherence tomography (OCT).The authors…
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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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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

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