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US yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July; alternative vaccine supplied

June 23, 2017

Expecting the supply of the United States’ only licensed yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July, officials are distributing another brand to sites nationwide to ensure at-risk travelers can be protected.

CDC officials discussed the plan at a meeting of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in Atlanta. It includes an effort by the CDC and other agencies to distribute Sanofi Pasteur’s yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril, which is not licensed in the U.S.

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FDA grants Roche premarket approval for fourth-generation HIV combination antigen-antibody assay

June 23, 2017
The FDA granted Roche premarket approval for its fourth-generation HIV combination antigen-antibody assay, the company announced today. The Elecsys HIV combi PT assay is…
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Suicide risk increases following hospital discharge for injury

June 22, 2017
Adolescents discharged from the hospital after adversity-related injury, including self-inflicted, drug- or alcohol-related, or violent injury, had significantly higher…

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key changes such as a slower…

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

June 22, 2017
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof. The judges decided that factors
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Innocent Heart Murmurs from the Perspective of the Pediatrician

Pediatric Annals, August 2016, Volume 45 Issue 8
Innocent heart murmurs are quite common in children and adolescents. These murmurs are physiologic in nature and are…
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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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VIDEO: What to look for when treating anxiety in children, adolescents

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