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ACP proposes e-cigarette regulations

April 20, 2015

As e-cigarettes are becoming more popular but data of their effects are limited, the American College of Physicians proposed regulations concerning the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems in a position paper recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

According to the ACP, global sales of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are projected to exceed $50 billion in the next 15 years. Additionally, the amount of high school students who never used tobacco but have tried ENDS tripled from 2011 to 2013.

Australia ends religious exemption benefits for vaccinations

April 20, 2015
Effective January 1, Australia will end immunization exemption for families receiving childcare benefits under the grounds of religious belief, according to a press…
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Health care costs, outpatient visits increase in severe asthma patients

April 20, 2015
Patients with severe asthma taking Xolair, high-intensity corticosteroids, or high-dose inhaled corticosteroids experienced annual increases in health care expenses…
VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015 Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department…
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Muscle growth may indicate bone health

April 20, 2015
High muscle mass may be linked to healthier bone development in children, according to research published in the journal Bone.Researchers also found the relationship…
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Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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

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VIDEO: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance

VIDEO: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance

April 15, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, professor of medicine and associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center at…
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