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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.

EHR and Reporting Tools May Reduce Hospital-acquired Conditions

EHR and Reporting Tools May Reduce Hospital-acquired Conditions

The use of electronic health record (EHR) documentation has helped lower hospital-acquired conditions for inpatients.

AAFP Hoping to Boost Adult Vaccination Rates With Educational Videos

AAFP Hoping to Boost Adult Vaccination Rates With Educational Videos

The American Academy of Family Physicians created 3 online videos to educate vaccine-hesitant, adult patients on the benefits of vaccination.

Plague Vaccine Granted Orphan Drug Designation

Plague Vaccine Granted Orphan Drug Designation

FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to the recombinant rF1V plague vaccine for pre-exposure prophylaxis of Yersinia pestis infection, also known as, the plague.

Reducing CVD Risk Using a Vaccine-Based Approach

Reducing CVD Risk Using a Vaccine-Based Approach

In preclinical animal studies, vaccination against PSCK9 lowered serum lipids and vaccination against ApoC3 lowered serum triglyceride levels.

FDA Allows Marketing of Automated Antibiotic Sensitivity Test for Bacteremia

FDA Allows Marketing of Automated Antibiotic Sensitivity Test for Bacteremia

The US FDA is now allowing marketing of new automated test to identify organisms that cause bacermia and provide antibiotic sensitivity results.

Respiratory Vaccination Reduces Heart Failure Outcomes

Respiratory Vaccination Reduces Heart Failure Outcomes

Vaccination may be able to prevent significant morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure, according to a study.

ACIP Issues 2017 Updated Immunization Schedule

ACIP Issues 2017 Updated Immunization Schedule

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated 2017 immunization schedules for for children, adolescents, and adults.

Intrapartum Azithromycin Decreases Maternal, Neonatal Infections

Intrapartum Azithromycin Decreases Maternal, Neonatal Infections

Azithromycin given to women in labor decreases infections in both women and newborns during the puerperal period.

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