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Religious Exemptions vs Mandatory Vaccinations: An Expert Perspective

Religious Exemptions vs Mandatory Vaccinations: An Expert Perspective

Lawyers make things complicated — including policies requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers.

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How San Francisco Is Tackling the HIV/HCV and Opioid Epidemics

How San Francisco Is Tackling the HIV/HCV and Opioid Epidemics

Katie Burk, MPH, presented measures undertaken by the city of San Francisco to provide integrated responses to the concurrent HIV/HCV and opioid public health epidemics.

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall for Food Products Containing Powdered Kratom

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall for Food Products Containing Powdered Kratom

The agency took this action after Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC failed to cooperate with the FDA's request to conduct a voluntary recall.

Religious Exemptions vs Mandatory Vaccinations: An Expert Perspective

Religious Exemptions vs Mandatory Vaccinations: An Expert Perspective

Lawyers make things complicated — including policies requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers.

HPV Vaccination: Should Adolescents Be Allowed to Give Consent?

HPV Vaccination: Should Adolescents Be Allowed to Give Consent?

Adolescent consent may help minimize delays in vaccination and reduce the overall incidence of cervical, oropharyngeal, and anal cancers.

Healthcare Inequality in America: What Are the Contributing Factors?

Healthcare Inequality in America: What Are the Contributing Factors?

Differences in life expectancy have widened between wealthy and low-income Americans: the poorest 1% of citizens have a life expectancy 10.1 years and 14.6 years shorter for women and men, respectively, compared with the richest 1%.

Improving Campaigns Regarding the Value of Adult Vaccines

Improving Campaigns Regarding the Value of Adult Vaccines

Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should go beyond facts and statistics to integrating social psychological considerations with health communication principles.

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

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

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."

Antimicrobial Resistance Research Threatened by Budget Cuts

Antimicrobial Resistance Research Threatened by Budget Cuts

Proposed budget cuts from the Trump administration can seriously hamper efforts to address antimicrobial resistance.

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Passage of the 2017 budget, along with congressional approval of the AHCA, leaves large holes in the funding of the proposed national approach to infectious disease control.

New Bill Before Congress Aims at Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Problem

New Bill Before Congress Aims at Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Problem

Antibiotic resistance has a high mortality rate, and the problem is growing as manufacturers retreat from investing in new drugs and diagnostic tests.

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