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Lesbian youths less likely to receive HPV vaccination

May 27, 2015

Despite being at an elevated risk for cervical cancer morbidity and mortality, young lesbians are significantly less likely to initiate HPV vaccination compared with heterosexual and bisexual women, according to recently published data in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Adolescents and young adult lesbians may be less likely to have initiated HPV vaccination than their heterosexual counterparts because of the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to sexual orientation and HPV risk among young women, health care providers and parents and caregivers,” Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH, department of social and behavioral science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote.

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Prenatal, postnatal exposure to fine particulate matter increases risk for autism

May 27, 2015
Prenatal and postnatal exposure to fine particulate matter increased risk for autism spectrum disorder, according to study findings in Environmental
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Animal companions reduce social anxiety in children with ASD

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Social anxiety, as measured by skin conductance responses, decreased in children with autism spectrum disorder when animals were present, according to a recent…
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Rapid stool test decreases recurring pediatric diarrhea in Botswana

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Treatment targeting specific enteropathogens, detected by novel rapid-stool testing, decreased the incidence of diarrhea in children in Botswana with gastroenteritis…
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Chlamydia vaccine could be cost effective

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A model of hypothetical chlamydia vaccination suggests a highly effective vaccine provided to the majority of young women before their first sexual intercourse could…
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Polymorphisms of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Retinopathy of Prematurity

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 11, 2015
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a major problem among preterm survivors of neonatal intensive care…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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