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Study Shows Azithromycin Overprescribed for Childhood Pneumonia

A combination of two antibiotics is often prescribed to treat community-acquired pneumonia in children but a JAMA Pediatrics study is now showing that using just one of the two has the same benefit to patients in most case

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Influenza, Vaccine, H3N2, Virology

UGA, Sanofi Pasteur Develop New Broadly Protective Vaccines for H3N2 Influenza

Researchers have developed a vaccine candidate that protects against multiple co-circulating strains of H3N2 influenza isolated over five seasons following testing in mouse and ferret models.

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Wistar Expands Collaboration & Signs Exclusive License Agreement with Man’s Best Friend Therapeutics to Develop Novel Veterinary Vaccine Technology

The collaboration will further advance a canine melanoma vaccine and other vaccines for cancer and infectious diseases in animals

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HIV, AIDS, HIV and AIDS, Black Women, African American Women, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Reproductive Health

UCLA Co-Sponsoring Conference on Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Women

UCLA is co-sponsoring a major conference spotlighting the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women at the local, state and national levels. “A Paradigm Shift: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on African American Women and Families”, runs Nov. 2-3 at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

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Global Warming, Climate Change, Fresh Water, Pathogens, Disease, Waterborne Illnesses, Kevin Rose, RPI, Rensselaer, NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center

Climate Change Could Decrease Sun's Ability To Disinfect Lakes

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Increasing organic runoff as a result of climate change may be reducing the penetration of pathogen-killing ultraviolet (UV) sunlight in inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Lynn Tanoue, Polly Sather, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Smoking, lung cancer screening

Early Screening for Lung Cancer?

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With November Lung Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Yale Cancer Center talk about lung cancer screening and why it is can save lives.

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Rutgers Dean Combats Recall Bias in Study Participants with Texts and Phone Calls

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Text messages and phone calls may be acceptable modes of gathering insights into the behaviors of young men who have sex with men.

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salon, Nails, Salon Safety, New Jersey, HAIR, Fungal, fungus on the skin, Dermal, skin irritations, Pathogen, Indoor Air Quality, Beauty, beauty salons, nail salon risks, nail salon

Rutgers Study Links Frequent Salon Visits to Dermal and Fungal Symptoms in Clients

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Little is known about the health risks hair and nail salons pose to clients – however, findings from a Rutgers School of Public Health study suggest that frequent salon patrons are more likely to experience fungal and dermal symptoms.

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Transgender Women Take Triple the Number of HIV Tests as Trans Men

A new University at Buffalo study has shown that HIV testing among transgender adults was higher in those who identified as female, were African-American or Hispanic, or had a history of incarceration.

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Pediatrics, Nationwide Children's Hospital, RSV

More Than a Cold, Doctors Warn of a Common Respiratory Illness in Children

Because its symptoms are similar to those of other viruses – coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, irritability and loss of appetite – RSV is considered the most common illness that many parents have never heard of. While in many healthy babies, RSV may not develop into a more serious illness, it is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children younger than one year of age in the United States, making it the most frequent cause of hospitalization for infants.







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