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Climate crisis expected to contribute to global disease burden

Climate crisis expected to contribute to global disease burden
September 19, 2017

CHICAGO — Asthma, malaria and cholera, among other chronic and acute conditions, are expected to rise in prevalence as a result of climate change, according to a recent presentation held at the AAP 2017 National Conference & Exhibition.

The current use of fossil fuel combustion, a significant factor contributing to this climate change, causes 3.7 million deaths annually from urban, outdoor exposures and 4.3 million deaths per year from indoor exposures such as coal cookstoves.

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Vaccination efforts estimated to prevent 20 million deaths by 2020

September 12, 2017
Vaccination efforts supported by Gavi, a global Vaccine Alliance, in 73 low- and middle-income countries is expected to avert more than 20 million deaths between 2001
FDA News

FDA rule banning 19 ingredients from antibacterial soaps takes effect

September 8, 2017
An FDA rule banning 19 ingredients from over-the-counter consumer antiseptic washes took effect this week. The FDA issued the rule last year, saying there was no…

Gardasil 9 efficacious in preventing HPV

September 7, 2017
The nine-valent HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, safely and effectively protects against HPV infection and long-term disease, and may potentially reduce 90% of cervical cancers…
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CME Article

MRSA, Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome, and Other Cutaneous Bacterial Emergencies

Pediatric Annals, October 2010, Volume 39 Issue 10
Cutaneous bacterial infections are important to recognize in pediatrics. Some may actually be emergencies. These…
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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: New approaches needed to address vaccine resistance

April 19, 2016
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