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MSF: Gavi should stop paying GSK, Pfizer for pneumococcal vaccine

December 5, 2019
Doctors Without Borders said Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “should immediately stop giving millions of dollars in financial incentives” to…
In the Journals

Social media use associated with disordered eating among young adolescents

December 5, 2019
Researchers have reported a “clear pattern of association” between social media use and disordered eating thoughts and behaviors…
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‘Everyone’s issue’: More than 140K people died from measles in 2018

December 5, 2019
More than 140,000 people died from measles last year, with most deaths occurring in children aged younger than 5 years, according to findings…
In the Journals

Typhoid conjugate vaccine 81% effective among kids in phase 3 trial

December 4, 2019
A single-dose typhoid conjugate vaccine effectively reduced typhoid in children aged 9 months to 16 years by more than 81% during a phase 3 trial in…
In the Journals

Antibiotic resistance more common in device-associated HAIs than SSIs

December 4, 2019
Health care-associated infections, or HAIs, related to the use of medical devices are more likely to be antibiotic resistant than those resulting…
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California law cracking down on vaccine exemptions may have modest results

December 4, 2019
Despite a 2015 law banning personal belief vaccine exemptions for children entering California schools, the rate of exemptions is expected to…
In the Journals

E-cigarette users prone to depression

December 4, 2019
People who use electronic cigarettes were more likely to report a history of clinically diagnosed depression than nonusers, according to results of a…
Perspective

Global report shows again that progress against malaria has slowed

December 4, 2019
Many low-burden countries are on their way to eliminating malaria, but progress has slowed in recent years and there has been no improvement in the…
Meeting News

Personalized medicine: ‘Optimizing health with data’

December 3, 2019
NEW YORK — Artificial intelligence, or AI, and metagenomics may have a large impact on the future of personalized medicine and precision…
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Some experts, lawmakers concerned about Hahn’s agenda as FDA commissioner

December 3, 2019
In an 18 to 5 vote earlier today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee sent the nomination of Stephen M. Hahn
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‘A call to action’: 18% of US adolescents have prediabetes

December 2, 2019
In the United States, roughly one in five adolescents and one in four young adults have prediabetes, according to a study published in JAMA
In the Journals

ASD may increase risk for depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety

December 2, 2019
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder may be at an increased risk for depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety diagnoses than those without ASD…
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Samoa to halt public, government services to assist in measles outbreak

December 2, 2019
Samoa will shut down all public and government services on Dec. 5 and 6 to assist in a mass vaccination campaign to combat a large measles outbreak…
In the Journals

Kids receiving liver transplants immunized at lower rate than general public

December 2, 2019
In the United States and Canada, pediatric patients who undergo liver transplant show lower age-appropriate immunization rates at time of transplant…
In the Journals

Concussions from high school sports may increase suicide risk

November 27, 2019
High school students who reported concussions were at greater risk for a suicide attempt, according to survey findings published in Journal of
In the Journals

Object-related choking deaths down significantly in US children since 1968

November 27, 2019
Object-related aspiration deaths in U.S. children declined 75% over 50 years, aided in part by policy changes to address choking hazards, according…
Meeting News

‘From the horse’s mouth’: Kids prefer peanut patch to oral therapy

November 27, 2019
HOUSTON — Kids prefer a patch to oral treatment for peanut allergy, according to study results presented at American College of Asthma, Allergy…
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Digital inhaler ‘is a great step forward’ in asthma treatment, presenter says

November 27, 2019
HOUSTON — ProAir Digihaler, a multidose dry powder inhaler with built-in sensors that record information about its use and measure inspiratory…
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An ‘unusual’ start to flu season: Influenza B predominates early

November 27, 2019
The proportion of outpatient visits attributed to influenza-like illness climbed above the national baseline for the first time this season…
FDA News

FDA approves ear tube delivery system that uses local anesthesia

November 26, 2019
The FDA approved a new delivery system for tympanostomy tubes for the treatment of otitis media that does not require general anesthesia. The Tubes…