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Increase in pertussis linked to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, waning immunity

June 24, 2017

Data from five U.S. states with a high incidence rate of pertussis revealed geospatial links between nonmedical vaccine exemptions among kindergarteners and illnesses among children and young adolescents.

In addition, Carlin Aloe, of Harvard University Extension School, and colleagues also found evidence of waning immunity with the acellular pertussis vaccine among children aged 10 to 14 years.

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Parental separation in childhood linked to increased risk for common cold in adulthood

June 19, 2017
Children of parents who were separated and did not communicate with each other were three times as likely to develop common cold symptoms following viral exposure, due…
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Indigenous infants at greater risk for hospitalization during first year

June 15, 2017
Infants born in First Nations and Inuit populations were at significantly elevated risk for hospitalization compared with other ethnicities, due in part to higher rates…
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Orkambi yields positive results in younger patients with cystic fibrosis

June 12, 2017
Orkambi improved lung function in patients 6 to 11 years old with cystic fibrosis within 15 days of treatment, according to phase 3 trial results recently published in…
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Invasive Pneumococcal Disease and the Need for the New 13-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Up to 1 million children, mostly in developing countries, die annually from infections caused by Streptococcus…
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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It was once said that the task of the generalist is the most difficult of all. “In a sea of normal children, the…
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Increase in pertussis linked to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, waning immunity

June 24, 2017
Data from five U.S. states with a high incidence rate of pertussis revealed geospatial links between nonmedical vaccine exemptions among…

In the Journals

Parental separation in childhood linked to increased risk for common cold in adulthood

June 19, 2017
Children of parents who were separated and did not communicate with each other were three times as likely to develop common cold symptoms following…

In the Journals

Indigenous infants at greater risk for hospitalization during first year

June 15, 2017
Infants born in First Nations and Inuit populations were at significantly elevated risk for hospitalization compared with other ethnicities, due in…

In the Journals

Orkambi yields positive results in younger patients with cystic fibrosis

June 12, 2017
Orkambi improved lung function in patients 6 to 11 years old with cystic fibrosis within 15 days of treatment, according to phase 3 trial results…

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Arizona newborns diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after water births

June 9, 2017
Researchers identified numerous gaps in infection prevention for water births after two Arizona newborns delivered this way were diagnosed with…

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FDA approves newest blood test to detect latent TB

June 8, 2017
QIAGEN N.V. received FDA approval for the use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus, the newest generation of the market-leading blood test for detecting…

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Year-round maternal influenza vaccination reduced infection rates, improved birth outcomes

June 8, 2017
Maternal influenza vaccinations administered throughout the year significantly reduced influenza infections among infants and influenza-like

Perspective

Access, watch, reserve: WHO committee advises when to use common antibiotics

June 7, 2017
For the first time in its 40-year history, WHO’s Model List of Essential Medicines includes advice on when and when not to use certain…

CDC: Health care-associated Legionnaires’ disease widespread in US

June 6, 2017
A recent CDC analysis including data from 20 states and New York City showed that 76% of these jurisdictions reported cases of health care-associated…

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Adverse events from cough and cold medications rare among children

June 5, 2017
Adverse events linked to cold and cough medications were infrequent among children, with most serious adverse events and fatalities occurring when…

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