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Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist

...ints out that other activities in society, such as vaccination the wearing of seatbelts, and jury service, require the loss of personal autonomy for the public good. "Might medical research be another such case," he asks? Financial incentives to participate in research are fully justified and preferable to com...

Child care may affect entire community's risks of infection

... can keep children from becoming infected, such as vaccination against pneumococcus and good hygiene, Dr. Huang added. "The vaccine is very effective and prevents infection. In addition, wash [children's] hands and encourage their friends to wash their hands." Toys should also be cleaned regularly to reduce the ...

Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population

...ths among adults and children, and nutritional and vaccination status of children aged 6 months to almost 5 years...ger than 5 years were affected. Reported measles vaccination coverage ranged from 46 percent to 70 percent." The surveys also found that even if households had...

Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared

...rnings of anyone who develops complications due to vaccination or treatment. Require health care workers to be v...vent unnecessary deaths and disease, an annual flu vaccination should be mandatory for all health care workers who have contact with patients. Strengthen education...

GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

...en years of age or older. Immunity from childhood vaccination generally wears off after five to 10 years, leavin...ssis booster vaccine in adolescents projected that vaccination of people in the U.S. ages 10-19 during a 10-year period would prevent up to 1.8 million cases of pe...

SAM on the favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

... of age or older. Because immunity from childhood vaccination may wane after five to 10 years, many teens are left susceptible to this highly contagious disease. Since adolescents do not commonly exhibit the classic signs and symptoms of pertussis, the infection can go undiagnosed and may be the source of infe...

Openness is key to winning the war over MMR

... in London, at around 75%. Parents who refused MMR vaccination for their children were not necessarily irrational, writes Professor Paul Bellaby. The high level of coverage achieved before that point had so far reduced the risk of contracting the diseases that parents began to see the vaccine itself as more of a...

Many children are undervaccinated or have delayed vaccinations in their first 2 years of life

...d colleagues examined the timeliness of receipt of vaccination among a nationally representative sample of childr... random-digit dialing of households and mailing to vaccination providers to estimate vaccination coverage rates for U.S. children aged 19 to 35 months. Data for th...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

...ce results hold true for women, they could suggest vaccination protocols under combination hormone therapy to get...be very different than those that may be useful in vaccination strategies," said Kaushic. "There is of course the flip side to this as well. Our studies in mice an...

Vaccine may complement conventional treatment for chronic leukaemia

...ventional treatment. Patients were assessed before vaccination and after three and six doses for evidence of the disease. Nine patients on imatinib showed progressive reduction of their residual disease after three and six doses of the vaccine with five patients reaching complete cytogenetic remission. Three of...

Flu vaccination benefits people of any age with high-risk medical conditions

...se can substantially benefit from annual influenza vaccination during an epidemic, according to a study in the Fe...he article. Many studies have shown that influenza vaccination can reduce acute respiratory disease hospitalizations and death from all causes in the elderly. This...

Flu vaccination impact on elderly deaths may be over-estimated

... Observational studies which report that influenza vaccination reduces winter mortality risk among the elderly by 50 percent may substantially overestimate the vaccination benefit, according to the February 14 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Ar...

Risk factors affect parents' attitudes about STD vaccinations

...ess for parents reporting their views on childhood vaccination for sexually transmitted diseases. The analysis of 278 parental views on STD vaccination for children was reported in the Feb.7 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine b...

Parents comfortable with vaccination for sexually transmitted infections for adolescent children

...at pediatricians may be reluctant to recommend STI vaccination in anticipation of negative parental reactions. Gregory D. Zimet, Ph.D., from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, and his colleagues analyzed the responses of 278 parents to questionnaires to evaluate how their willingness to vaccin...

Varicella vaccine effective on chicken pox; Impact on herpes zoster unclear

...phasize the importance of continuing the varicella vaccination program," said Vazquez. "It is possible that varic... had chickenpox. The longterm effects of universal vaccination on both chickenpox and zoster need to be assessed so that the vaccine policy can be modified, if nec...

National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academy's highest honor

...rging problem of HIV/AIDS, implemented a childhood vaccination initiative that resulted in unprecedented immunization levels in school-aged children, and discovered the link between aspirin and Reye's syndrome. "Dr. Foege has spent his career using science and medicine to help patients -- not just a handful of ...

Vaccinating school children and high risk groups is best strategy for slowing flu transmission

...studies by other research groups showing that mass vaccination of children can be effective in reducing influenza transmission in an entire community. "Many influenza researchers have believed for decades that vaccinating school children would be an important indirect way to reduce influenza transmission," Dr...

Jump-starting T cells in skin cancer

... of the T cell populations that are expanded after vaccination may help in the development of more effective anti...e T cells is a mystery. Equally mysterious is why vaccination against tumor-specific proteins sometimes causes tumor regression without expanding large numbers of...

Cancer vaccines: A two-pronged attack?

...ctive CTLs, and they are now assessing exactly how vaccination can 'spark' the reactivation of CTLs. "We believe that these CTLs in the metastatic lesions could potentially eliminate the bulk of the tumor," says Dr. Boon. "Now we have to elucidate why this non-specific process works in some patients and not in o...

How to avoid the health risks of Hajj

...uld be preventable," say the authors. The need for vaccination means that a "Hajj travel consultation" is now mandatory, and is an ideal opportunity for health professionals to offer general health advice. In patients who have returned from Hajj, doctors should be vigilant for signs of diseases such as meningiti...

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