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LAIV ineffective for children during 2015-2016 season

September 22, 2017

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Although vaccination against influenza lessened the chances of illness, the live-attenuated vaccine demonstrated inefficacy and the inactivated vaccine demonstrated significant effectiveness in children for the 2015-2016 season, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

“The effectiveness of influenza vaccination and the corresponding effect of vaccination programs on the burden of influenza can vary considerably from year to year,” Michael L. Jackson, PhD, from the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, and colleagues wrote. “In light of this variability, annual observational studies of influenza vaccine effectiveness are critical as ongoing evaluations of the value of influenza vaccination programs, as well as for identifying problems with licensed influenza vaccines.”

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy…

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance of stabilizing…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

September 20, 2017
More Democrats than Republicans think the news media does a good job of covering science, according to the results of a new study. The Pew Research Center polled more…

AMA urges Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 20, 2017
The AMA recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer strongly opposing the Graham-Cassidy legislation…
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Identifying and Responding to Suicide Risk in Schools

Psychiatric Annals, August 2017, Volume 47 Issue 8
Schools provide a unique environment in which to identify and respond to youth suicide risk. A comprehensive approach…
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Youth Suicide: August 2017

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Psychiatric Annals

Suicidal ideation and behavior, as well as death by suicide, in children and adolescents present a particularly…
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