Tag: "vaccination" at medical news
Change in polio vaccine policy eliminates cases of vaccine-associated polio in US
A change in the national polio vaccination
policy has led to the elimination of vaccine-assoc... through 1989. To reduce the VAPP burden, national vaccination
policy changed in 1997 from reliance on OPV to options for a schedule of inactivated poliovirus vacc...
Study documents adverse events of pneumococcal vaccine in children
...ground information in the article. The recommended vaccination
series includes doses at ages 2, 4, 6, and 12 to 1...possibility of occasional causal relationship with vaccination
and, therefore, warrants continued surveillance for these events," the authors write....
Hib infections on the rise in adults despite child vaccination programme
...n and adults have risen in recent years, despite a vaccination
programme which initially proved successful, say r...nfection rates remain well below those seen before vaccination
was introduced. Among adults rates have now reached levels higher than before the vaccination
Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorism
...or Disease Control and Prevention. "An ineffective vaccination
policy for emergency doctors is the greatest hole ...keting malpractice insurance costs. The Swine Flu vaccination
program in the 1970s was successful because a federal cap on medical liability encouraged vaccine ma...
Chicken pox vaccine saves $$, protects whole population
...ead immunity to the disease that has resulted from vaccination
of most children even appears to be protecting peo... infected mothers." For people over the age of 12, vaccination
involves two shots a month apart, and costs about $125. And, he adds, the "herd immunity" effect doe...
Smallpox vaccine can be diluted and still be effective, expanding supply if needed
...to background information in the article, smallpox vaccination
is an effective way to prevent the smallpox diseas...lunteers (99.7 percent) reported at least one post vaccination
symptom in the two weeks following vaccination, including vaccination
site itching (96.8 percent) or...
Most physicians agree that widespread routine influenza vaccination for young children is feasible
... nationwide survey agreed that universal influenza vaccination
for infants is feasible, according to an article i...bout the feasibility of adding universal influenza vaccination
to the already complex recommended pediatric schedule of vaccinations. Sharon G. Humiston, M.D., M.P...
Needle-free anthrax vaccine shows promise in animal studies
...researchers say. The standard delivery for anthrax vaccination
is through subcutaneous and intramuscular administration of a liquid formula using conventional needles and syringes, but this method has several drawbacks when employed for mass vaccination, including accidental needle-stick injury, the need for hig...
New survey reveals surprising insights into parental attitudes toward teenage sexual behavior
...versity Hospital, Washington, D.C. "While routine vaccination
for hepatitis B for infants has occurred since 1991, many teens born prior to this date may have been missed. As such, SAM recommends that all teens be vaccinated against hepatitis B to catch up and ensure they are protected." *46.7% of ninth throug...
Long term benefits of health care require greater emphasis
...ger-term benefits, such as screening and pediatric vaccination
for hepatitis B. The method that is generally used, which discounts health benefits at the same constant rate as costs ("uniform discounting"), gives high priority to health interventions that have immediate benefits at the expense of intervention...
News briefs from the journal Chest, June 2004
...TH COPD Researchers have determined the influenza vaccination
to be highly effective in the prevention of influe...than patients in the placebo group. The influenza vaccination
did not prevent ARIs unrelated to influenza virus infection. The influenza virus can often lead to ...
Childhood vaccination coverage affected by temporary suspension of hepatitis B vaccine
...ntigen (HBsAg)positive or of unknown HBsAg status; vaccination
at birth of children of HBsAg-negative mothers is ...July 1999, the recommendation to begin hepatitis B vaccination
at birth was temporarily suspended because of concerns about exposure to mercury contained in the va...
Cardiac complications from smallpox vaccination higher than expected among military personnel
... The U.S. Department of Defense resumed smallpox vaccination
of military personnel in December 2002. As of June...d rise significantly if a more widespread civilian vaccination
program was implemented. We need to better understand the potential complications with this small gr...
Vaccine reduces racial disparity in incidence of childhood pneumonia and meningitis
...sease has declined dramatically, but the impact of vaccination
on racial disparities in incidence of pneumococcal disease has not been known. Brendan Flannery, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs)/Emergi...
New strategy aims to halve malaria deaths by 2010
...tion of free nets was recently linked to a measles vaccination
campaign in remote rural districts of Zambia and Ghana. The campaign achieved the global target for net coverage in one week. Programmes currently focused on single diseases should now create linkages at national, district, and community level, write...
'Identify and isolate'
...ealing with a smallpox outbreak have involved mass vaccination
of the population, but this study has shown that identification and isolation of infected individuals and their contacts would be sufficient to stop the spread." The researchers developed a mathematical model of infectious disease outbreaks using pre...
Americans spend more on health care but are not healthier
... smoking rates and process indicators that include vaccination
and screening rates. The United States had the highest breast cancer survival rate, the highest cervical cancer screening rate and the lowest smoking rate. For breast cancer survival rates, the United States (86%) was 11 percentage points better tha...
American Academy of Neurology awards 2004 Potamkin Prize to two scientists
...tsch's research has helped revitalized hopes for a vaccination
against Alzheimer's disease. Following the halt of a major vaccination
trial in 2002, there was serious concern within the neuroscientific community as to whether it was p...
Other highlights in the April 21 JNCI
... Cancer Risk Combining human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination
with cervical cancer screening could reduce a woma...ffectiveness associated with various screening and vaccination
strategies. HPV causes nearly all cervical cancers. Screening with the Pap test can prevent cervical...
Second NIAID SARS vaccine candidate helps mice fend off SARS
...ished. The results were the same regardless of the vaccination
method. The NIAID scientists also tested the blood of immunized mice to determine the level of antibodies that neutralize the virus. Mice immunized with the MVA/S vaccine developed S-specific neutralizing antibodies. Control mice immunized with MVA ...
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