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Tuberculosis Vaccine May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

Tuberculosis Vaccine May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

The vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin for tuberculosis may have the potential to reverse type 1 diabetes.

Progress Made in Global Containment of Poliovirus

Progress Made in Global Containment of Poliovirus

Progress has been made towards containing the poliovirus.

Cochrane Review: Vaccines Not Effective in Preventing the Common Cold

Cochrane Review: Vaccines Not Effective in Preventing the Common Cold

A Cochrane Review has found no evidence to support using vaccines to prevent the common cold.

Maternal Antibodies Hinder Antigenic Responses to Vaccines in Infants

Maternal Antibodies Hinder Antigenic Responses to Vaccines in Infants

Infant vaccine responses are affected by maternal antibody concentrations and infant age at first vaccination.

Breast-Feeding Profoundly Affects Infant Gut Microbiome Composition

Breast-Feeding Profoundly Affects Infant Gut Microbiome Composition

Breast-feeding throughout the first year of infant's life was found to influence the bacterial composition and diversity of the infant gut microbiome in a dose-dependent manner.

Predictors of Parental Intent to Vaccinate Against HPV

Predictors of Parental Intent to Vaccinate Against HPV

Maternal education, Hispanic ethnicity, and provider recommendations are associated with parental intent to vaccinate adolescents against HPV.

Updated Guidelines to MenB Vaccine Reflect More Dosing Options

Updated Guidelines to MenB Vaccine Reflect More Dosing Options

The ACIP released updated guidelines to include recommendations for a newly approved 3-dose formulation of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.

New HPV Vaccination Recommendations Effective Against Genital Warts

New HPV Vaccination Recommendations Effective Against Genital Warts

Two rather than 3 doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine is enough to protect against genital warts in preteens and teens.

New Hope For Immunity Against Polio: An Effective, Reduced-Dose Vaccine

New Hope For Immunity Against Polio: An Effective, Reduced-Dose Vaccine

Three new aluminum hydroxide adjuvanted, reduced-dose, inactivated polio vaccines (IPV-Al) were found to be noninferior to standard IPV in healthy infants age 6 weeks.

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use With Rapid Viral Testing

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use With Rapid Viral Testing

Patients with acute respiratory illnesses receiving rapid point-of-care testing had a higher dose of antibiotics.

Oral HPV Risk Substantially Reduced With HPV Vaccine

Oral HPV Risk Substantially Reduced With HPV Vaccine

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine offers a higher degree of protection in oral HPV infections.

Boosting Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

Boosting Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

A survey presented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants says a healthcare providers vaccination recommendation for elderly patients is greater than media influence.

Low MMR Vaccination Rates in US Adult Travelers

Low MMR Vaccination Rates in US Adult Travelers

More than half of eligible traveling Americans don't get the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine.

Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases: Tips for Prevention

Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases: Tips for Prevention

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a toolkit to help individuals protect themselves from Lyme and other tickborne diseases.

CDC: Ensuring a Continuous Yellow Fever Vaccine Supply in US

CDC: Ensuring a Continuous Yellow Fever Vaccine Supply in US

Sanofi Pasteur submitted an investigational new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration of an alternative to the yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril, after recent shortages of YF-VAX.

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