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Newswise: More Smokers than Non-Smokers Accept HPV Vaccination for Their Daughters
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    8-Feb-2010 12:05 AM EST

More Smokers than Non-Smokers Accept HPV Vaccination for Their Daughters

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

1) Cigarette smokers may have heightened cancer awareness, making them more open to vaccination for cancer prevention; 2) Physical activity also associated with greater vaccine acceptance; 3) Users of complementary and alternative therapy are less accepting of vaccine.

Channels: Cancer, Infectious Diseases,

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2-Feb-2010 9:00 AM EST
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Study Supports Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for Young Infants

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Vaccination against seasonal influenza is safe and produces a protective immune response in infants as young as 6 to 12 weeks, concludes a study in the February issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Children's Health,

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3-Feb-2010 2:00 PM EST
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Research Retraction Breaks Link Between Autism and Mmr Vaccine, Says Neurologist

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Lancet, a premier British medical journal, today retracted a study published in 1998 that drew a link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and increased incidence of autism. Alan Percy, M.D., professor of pediatric neurology and medical director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Civitan International Research Center, said the retracted study’s findings long have been questioned by the scientific community.

Channels: Autism,

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2-Feb-2010 5:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Proper Vaccine Refrigeration Vital to Putting Disease on Ice

Proper Vaccine Refrigeration Vital to Putting Disease on Ice

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Researchers from NIST and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have completed the first of a series of tests to determine best practices for properly storing and monitoring the temperature of refrigerated vaccines.

Channels: Infectious Diseases,

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26-Jan-2010 9:00 PM EST
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Doctors Drive H1N1 Vaccination Rates

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health finds H1N1 immunization rates are more than twice the national average if health care providers strongly recommend H1N1 vaccine

Channels: Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Influenza,

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26-Jan-2010 1:30 PM EST
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Vaccine Approach Extends Life of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Metastatic prostate cancer patients who received a vaccine of harmless poxviruses engineered to spur an immune system attack on prostate tumor cells lived substantially longer than patients who received a placebo vaccine, report researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and affiliated organizations.

Channels: Cancer,

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24-Jan-2010 11:00 AM EST
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Prompt Vaccination Reduces Chickenpox Risk After Exposure

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For people who haven't had chickenpox and are exposed to an ill family member, getting vaccinated within five days can reduce the risk of developing chickenpox—or at least reduce the severity of disease, reports a study in the January issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

Channels: Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Public Health,

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20-Jan-2010 2:00 PM EST
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The HPV Vaccine: What Have We Learned?

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Expert at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center provide insight to parents based on what we've learned about about the HPV vaccine in the past four years.

Channels: Children's Health, Infectious Diseases,

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12-Jan-2010 3:45 PM EST
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    5-Jan-2010 12:00 AM EST

Childhood Vaccination Gaps Narrowing in U.S.

Health Behavior News Service

About three-quarters of U.S. children received recommended vaccinations in 2008, up from about half in 2000, reports a new study from the CDC.

Channels: Children's Health, Public Health,

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18-Dec-2009 10:45 AM EST
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Calming the Public's Fears about the Pediatic H1N1 Vaccine Recall

Rutgers University

The NJ Poison Control Center's Hotline is telling callers there is no danger if their children received the H1N1 vaccine that was recalled by Sanofi Pasteur, according to Bruce Ruck, Pharm.D., UMDNJ Director of Drug Information and Professional Education.

Channels: Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Influenza,

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18-Dec-2009 1:05 PM EST
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