Linda Peckel

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Strategies for Preventing Group B Streptococcus in Infants

Strategies for Preventing Group B Streptococcus in Infants

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Expert from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, a division of the CDC, discusses prevention strategies for group B streptococcus in infants, including the development of a maternal vaccine.

New Regulations and Code of Ethics for Research in the 21st Century

New Regulations and Code of Ethics for Research in the 21st Century

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The 2017 revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving the transparency and clarity of intended uses under the current standard of informed consent, while introducing a new concept of "broad consent."

A New Generation of Challenges for the Traditional Yellow Fever Vaccine

A New Generation of Challenges for the Traditional Yellow Fever Vaccine

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There is no cure or even effective antiviral therapy for yellow fever. Vaccination remains the sole route for preventing mortality from the disease, and WHO projections have already pointed to a significant global shortage.

Better Detection and Treatment Needed for <i>H pylori</i> Infections in Children

Better Detection and Treatment Needed for H pylori Infections in Children

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In recent years, a link between childhood Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer in adulthood has elevated the need to detect and treat H pylori in asymptomatic children.

Combating Irrational and Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

Combating Irrational and Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

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A substantial portion of cases of antibiotic overprescription are linked to overdiagnosis of conditions such as sinusitis and otitis media without meeting diagnostic criteria and with high variability in diagnosis by race and by clinician.

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