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Enteric infections constitute majority of infections in New York City infants

July 26, 2016

Nearly two-thirds of infants born in New York City with reportable bacterial infections during a 9-year period had enteric infections, according to recent study data.

“Studies typically focus on identifying risk factors for individual diseases, but grouping diseases together for analysis might improve power to reveal additional risk factors or shared approaches for intervention,” Beth M. Isaac, MPH, from the division of disease control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and colleagues wrote. “Analyzing information on reportable bacterial infections collected by DOHMH could identify preventable causes of morbidity and mortality and distinguish populations at risk to direct interventions, ultimately improving the health of NYC infants.”

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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported. “The incidence of

Officials report NYC's first baby born with Zika-related microcephaly

July 25, 2016
The New York City Health Department has reported the first baby delivered in a hospital within the five boroughs with Zika-related microcephaly, according to a press…

Young adults with mental illness less likely to receive mental health care

July 25, 2016
Recent findings suggest that approximately two-thirds of young adults with any mental illness do not receive necessary mental health care. “It is essential that…
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One-third of pediatric asthma patients experience exacerbations

July 25, 2016
A more focused treatment approach for the 34.4% of children with asthma who experience recurrent exacerbations may provide more meaningful control for this population…
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Outcomes of Pediatric Cataract Surgery in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, July 7, 2016
To study the outcomes of pediatric cataract surgeries in children operated on in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia and…
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Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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PAS 2016

PAS 2016

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VIDEO: Scott B. Halstead, MD, discusses Zika history

June 19, 2016
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