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Infant antibiotic use associated with obesity at age 2 years

February 21, 2017

Infants exposed to antibiotics in the first 6 months of life were more likely to develop obesity by age 2 years vs. infants not exposed to antibiotics, according to a study of Latino infants from San Francisco.

“Our results do not support an association between later antibiotic exposure or the number of courses from 6 to 12 months and risk for obesity at 2 years, but these associations require further study,” Annette P. Ville, of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues wrote. “Our findings concur with prior studies showing greatest risk from early exposure as gut microbiota is particularly sensitive during the formative time frame before homeostasis and the immune system become well established.”

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Studies on mass deworming efforts for children in developing countries prove unreliable

February 21, 2017
New research reports flaws in the methods and analysis of three studies widely cited for their findings on the long-term effectiveness of mass deworming programs in
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B. cepacia outbreak yields pointers for multi-institutional response

February 21, 2017
A 2016 outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia has left clinicians with lessons on an effective response, including sharing information among facilities and the value of a…
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Achieving Trump’s health care promises would likely require single payer reform

February 20, 2017
President Donald J. Trump’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care law that achieves more coverage, better benefits and lower costs could…
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Integrating ART postnatally improves outcomes for mothers, children

February 20, 2017
SEATTLE — Integration of ART into maternal and child health services during the postnatal period leads to significant improvements in women’s participation…
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The Incidence of Reoperation and Related Risk Factors Among Patients With Infantile Exotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, January/February 2017, Volume 54 Issue 1
To determine the incidence and related risk factors of reoperation among patients with infantile exotropia who were…
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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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VIDEO: Glaser comments on the possible repeal of the ACA under Trump’s administration

January 16, 2017
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