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Study Again Finds Narcolepsy Risk With H1N1 Flu Vaccine Study Again Finds Narcolepsy Risk With H1N1 Flu Vaccine
A study from England finds an increased risk for narcolepsy in children who received adjuvanted pandemic H1N1 2009 flu vaccine, consistent with findings from Finland and Sweden. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Composition of Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase Affects the Antigen Yield of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Candidate Vaccine Viruses.
In this study, we showed that the balance between HA and NA in the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus affects its protein and antigen yield. PMID: 23429089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - March 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shirakura M, Kawaguchi A, Tashiro M, Nobusawa E Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
Effects of Simultaneous Immunization of Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate Vaccine and Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis Vaccine on Anti-Tetanus Potencies in Mice, Guinea Pigs, and Rats.
In this study, we investigated the effect of HibT containing combination vaccines on anti-tetanus potencies by using animal models (mouse, guinea pig, and rat). HibT vaccine and HibT components of imported DTaP-HibT vaccine alone showed comparable or higher anti-tetanus potency than DTaP vaccine and DTaP-containing components of combination vaccines. Mixing these components before injection resulted in potencies greater than the sum of individual potencies. Injecting individual components at separate sites in animals resulted in potency roughly equivalent to the sum of the individual potencies. These results provide useful...
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - March 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fukuda T, Iwaki M, Komiya T, Shibayama K, Takahashi M, Nakashima H Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Healthy Children in Japan.
Abstract The findings of this study revealed a 22% prevalence of Streptococcus pneumoniae among healthy children in Japan; the prevalence tended to increase with age. We identified attendance at day-care facilities and the presence of older siblings as the major risk factors associated with pneumococcal carriage. A significant decrease in pneumococcal colonization was observed among children during the summer; however, a seasonal variation was independent of various factors. Our findings suggest that prior immunization with heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine within the current recommended schedule is requir...
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - March 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ueno M, Ishii Y, Tateda K, Anahara Y, Ebata A, Iida M, Inamura S, Takahata K, Suzuki Y, Chang B, Wada A, Sugita M, Tanaka T, Nishiwaki Y Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
Relationship between Virus-Neutralizing Antibody Levels and the Number of Rabies Vaccinations: a Prospective Study of Dogs in Japan.
Abstract A mass rabies vaccination of dogs has been conducted annually in Japan over the last 60 years. To assess both current levels of rabies virus-neutralizing antibody (VNA) in dogs and the rationale for current vaccination procedures, we used a rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test to determine VNA levels in 756 dogs that had visited animal hospitals in Japan. We found that 51.1% of the dogs that had received 1 rabies vaccination had protective VNA levels (≥0.5 IU/ml) with a geometric mean of 0.61 IU/ml. In contrast, 97.8% of the dogs that had been vaccinated at least twice had protective VNA levels with a...
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - March 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Watanabe I, Yamada K, Aso A, Suda O, Matsumoto T, Yahiro T, Ahmed K, Nishizono A Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
Grp170 Shows Potential As A "Cancer Vaccine"
Preclinical, laboratory studies suggest a novel immunotherapy could potentially work like a vaccine against metastatic cancers, according to scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. Results from a recent study show the therapy could treat metastatic cancers and be used in combination with current cancer therapies while helping to prevent the development of new metastatic tumors and train specialized immune system cells to guard against cancer relapse... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news
European Medicines Agency Recommends Approval Of Hexyon 6-In-1 Paediatric Vaccine
Upon approval Hexyon will be the only fully liquid, ready-to-use 6-in-1 paediatric vaccine in Europe Sanofi Pasteur MSD, the joint venture between MSD and Sanofi Pasteur in Europe, announced today that their innovative 6-in-1 paediatric vaccine Hexyon has been recommended for marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news
Aiming For Vaccine For All Meningitis Strains
Scientists at the University of Southampton have taken a significant and important step in keeping people safe from the most common form of meningitis in the UK. Meningitis B (also known as Meningococcal group B or MenB) is one of the deadliest strains of meningitis. Each year, an average of 1,870 people in the UK are affected by the disease with one in 10 people dying from it... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news
Potential Cancer Drugs From Naturally Occurring Compounds
Inspired by a chemical that fungi secrete to defend their territory, MIT chemists have synthesized and tested several dozen compounds that may hold promise as potential cancer drugs. A few years ago, MIT researchers led by associate professor of chemistry Mohammad Movassaghi became the first to chemically synthesize 11,11'-dideoxyverticillin, a highly complex fungal compound that has shown anti-cancer activity in previous studies... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine Source Type: news
Sudan: Third Phase of Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign to Begin in West Darfur
[Radio Dabanga]El-Geneina -The health minister of West Darfur announced that the third phase of the vaccination campaign against yellow fever that reportedly killed 171 people across Darfur would be launched next Tuesday in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news
FDA panel approved four-strain flu shot
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An advisory committee on vaccines for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved adding a fourth strain of influenza to next year's seasonal flu vaccine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Global Update: After Measles Success, Rwanda to Get Rubella Vaccine
Encouraged by Rwanda’s steady gains in curbing measles, donors are paying for a more expensive dual vaccine that will target rubella, too. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 28, 2013 Category: American Health Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Medicine and Health German Measles (Rubella) Rwanda Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news
Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC
Transmission is common if the vaccine wound is not covered, expert says (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 28, 2013 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news
Immunopharmacology of lipid a mimetics.
Abstract The structural core of bacterial lipopolysaccharide, lipid A, has played a role in medicine since the 1890s when William Coley sought to harness its immunostimulatory properties in the form of a crude bacterial extract. Recent decades have brought remarkable clarity to the structure of lipid A and the multicomponent endotoxin receptor system that evolved to detect it. A range of therapeutically useful versions of lipid A now exists, including preparations of detoxified lipid A, synthetic copies of naturally occurring biological intermediates such as lipid IVa, and synthetic mimetics. These agents are findi...
Source: Advances in Pharmacology - February 28, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Bowen WS, Gandhapudi SK, Kolb JP, Mitchell TC Tags: Adv Pharmacol Source Type: research
Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC
Transmission is common if the vaccine wound is not covered, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Smallpox (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Concern as measles outbreak hits 189
An outbreak of 189 cases of measles, hitting 32 schools and nurseries in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot leads to a vaccination call by health officials. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Development Of Life-Saving Tools Against Major Killers Could Be Jeopardized By US Budget Cuts
Across-the-board cuts to US R&D programs could have a devastating impact on efforts to develop new drugs for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS, the world's first malaria vaccine, and other vital global health products in development, according to a new report from a coalition of nonprofit groups focused on advancing innovation to save lives. "We know that policymakers are currently facing difficult budget decisions... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news
Dire Necessity and Transformation: Entry‐points for Modern Science in Islamic Bioethical Assessment of Porcine Products in Vaccines
Abstract The field of medicine provides an important window through which to examine the encounters between religion and science, and between modernity and tradition. While both religion and science consider health to be a ‘good’ that is to be preserved, and promoted, religious and science‐based teachings may differ in their conception of what constitutes good health, and how that health is to be achieved. This paper analyzes the way the Islamic ethico‐legal tradition assesses the permissibility of using vaccines that contain porcine‐derived components by referencing opinions of several Islamic authorities. In th...
Source: Bioethics - February 28, 2013 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Aasim I. Padela, Steven W. Furber, Mohammad A. Kholwadia, Ebrahim Moosa Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Human trials for Streptococcus A vaccine
(Griffith University) Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics has launched human trials for a vaccine against Streptococcus A, the germ that causes rheumatic fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
NHS Choices "Behind the Headlines Assessment": Swine flu jab narcolepsy risk is very small
Source: NHS Choices Area: News The Behind the Headlines service from NHS Choices has featured a quality assessment of a study published in the BMJ and reported widely in the media. The study (designed as a retrospective analysis) found an increased risk of narcolepsy after vaccination with ASO3 adjuvanted pandemic A/H1N1 2009 vaccine (Pandemrix vaccine), thus suggesting a causal association. The NHS Choices assessment acknowledges that the media reports are underpinned by "a well-conducted, government-funded study that confirms findings of previous research from Finland". However, it also stresses that the risk...
Source: NeLM - News - February 28, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Final 2012/13 staff flu vaccination figures released by the Department of Health
The latest uptake figures from the Department of Health show that more frontline healthcare workers have been vaccinated against flu this year than ever before. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 28, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Karen Topping Source Type: news
FDA Panel Expands Flu Vaccine
A federal advisory panel signed off on adding an additional strain of influenza protection to some of next year's vaccines. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - February 27, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news
Adjuvanted Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Vaccine in Patients With Hematological Diseases: Good Safety and Immunogenicity Even in Chemotherapy‐Treated Patients
ConclusionsA substantial proportion of patients with hematological malignancies including patients undergoing chemotherapy mounted a good response to the adjuvanted pandemic vaccine. This vaccine had superior immonogenicity as compared to the non‐adjuvanted TIV.© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S (Source: European Journal of Haematology)
Source: European Journal of Haematology - February 27, 2013 Category: Hematology Authors: Honar Cherif, Martin Höglund, Karlis Pauksens Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Humanitarian Aid Must Not Be Co-Opted Into Somalia Stabilization Program
Somalia 2011 © Peter Casaer/MSF A patient is carried to a ward by stretcher in Guri-el Hospital. NEW YORK/PARIS/NAIROBI, FEBRUARY 28, 2013—Efforts underway at the United Nations to integrate humanitarian assistance into the international military campaign against opponents of Somalia’s government will further threaten the safe delivery of independent and impartial aid to Somalis struggling to survive ongoing war, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. The United Nations Security Council is currently del...
Source: MSF News - February 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Swine Flu Shot Linked to Sleep Disorder in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The adjuvanted pandemic swine flu vaccine caused narcolepsy in some children, a British study affirmed, although the mechanism still isn't certain. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Authors: PMID: 23441097 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology)
Source: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology - February 27, 2013 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Clin Vaccine Immunol Source Type: research
[News] GAVI to fund HPV vaccines in low-income countries
Eight low-income countries are to receive support from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) for pilot HPV vaccination schemes. GAVI made the announcement to coincide with World Cancer Day on Feb 4, 2013. Ghana, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania will vaccinate girls aged 9–13 years in school-based and community-based programmes. (Source: The Lancet Oncology)
Source: The Lancet Oncology - February 27, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Cagney Tags: News Source Type: research
Health Tip: Protecting Babies from Whooping Cough
Adults should be vaccinated Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Infant and Newborn Care, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Spontaneous Development of IgM Anti-Cocaine Antibodies in Habitual Cocaine Users: Effect on IgG Antibody Responses to a Cocaine Cholera Toxin B Conjugate Vaccine.
CONCLUSIONS: Before immunization, 36/55 subjects had detectable IgM antibodies to cocaine, and 9 had IgM levels above the 95% confidence limit of 11 μg/ml. These nine had significantly reduced peak IgG anti-cocaine responses at 16 weeks, and all were below the concentration (40 μg/ml) considered necessary to discourage recreational cocaine use. The IgG anti-CTB responses of these same subjects were also reduced. SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE: Subjects who develop an IgM antibody response to cocaine in the course of repeated recreational exposure to this drug are significantly less likely to produce high levels of IgG a...
Source: American Journal on Addictions - February 27, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Orson FM, Rossen RD, Shen X, Lopez AY, Wu Y, Kosten TR Tags: Am J Addict Source Type: research
Swine flu jab narcolepsy risk is very small
Conclusion This study confirms that the Pandemrix vaccine against swine flu is associated with a very small risk of narcolepsy in children and young people. As the authors point out, this risk may have been overestimated if children with narcolepsy who had been vaccinated were more rapidly referred than others because of increased awareness of the link. The methods used were practical for a rapid assessment of risk, but as this was essentially a case series analysis they are limited by a number of factors: The rates calculated are dependent on the accurate diagnosis and identification of the cases of narcolepsy. By usin...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Swine flu Source Type: news
HPA warns of link between narcolepsy and swine flu vaccine
Researchers have discovered that there may be a link between children developing narcolepsy and the Pandemrix flu vaccine. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 27, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news
UK study confirms GSK flu shot link to rare sleep disorder
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccine has been linked to cases of the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy in children in a scientific study in England that confirms similar findings elsewhere in Europe. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Swine flu jab linked to sleep disorder: Fears one million children received jab that can increase risk of narcolepsy
New research shows the Pandemrix vaccine carries a 14-fold extra risk of triggering narcolepsy, in which sufferers can fall asleep suddenly and unexpectedly (posed by model). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Tied to Sleep Disorder in British Children
Title: H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Tied to Sleep Disorder in British ChildrenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/26/2013 8:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Flu shots during pregnancy lead to 4,250 percent increase in fetal deaths
For years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has maintained that the combined influenza vaccine, which was first administered during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu season, is perfectly safe and actually encouraged for pregnant women. But a new study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news
Flu vaccine warning and natural solutions
First of all, you should know that the flu vaccine is based on "educated" guessing, not good science. In addition, these flu shots are created by mixing various flu virus strains (toxic germs) with formaldehyde, MSG, sodium chloride and mercury. And, here's the kicker... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news
Australian boys become first male guinea pigs in global Gardasil genocide
Nearly one million teenage boys living in Australia are set to be vaccinated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in the coming months and years, according to new reports. The first country in the world to give an official green light to the vaccine's... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news
New cancer 'vaccine' shows future promise in treating and preventing metastatic cancers
(Virginia Commonwealth University) Preclinical, laboratory studies suggest a novel immunotherapy could potentially work like a vaccine against metastatic cancers, according to scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. Results from a recent study show the therapy could treat metastatic cancers and be used in combination with current cancer therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Prevalence of pneumococcal vaccination in adult immune thrompocytopenia patients exposed to rituximab or to splenectomy
The objective of this retrolective study was to assess the prevalence of this vaccination in a cohort of ITP patients exposed to rituximab or splenectomy. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S (Source: European Journal of Haematology)
Source: European Journal of Haematology - February 27, 2013 Category: Hematology Authors: Guillaume Moulis, Laurent Sailler, Agnès Sommet, Maryse Lapeyre‐Mestre, Daniel Adoue Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
United Nations mercury treaty jeopardizes vaccine protection of the world's most vulnerable children.
PMID: 23414666 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Vaccine)
Source: Vaccine - February 27, 2013 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Durrheim DN, Poland GA Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough
Adults should be vaccinated (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news
Higher risk of narcolepsy in children who had swine flu vaccine
Vaccinated children 14 times more likely to have sleep disorder Related items from OnMedicaThe prevention of influenzaDrug and Therapeutics UpdateAlso in the pressParents want better info on children’s adverse drug reactionsAnaphylaxis after vaccination rare (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 27, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Bridging the gap: Hope that all meningitis strains will be vaccinated for
(University of Southampton) Scientists at the University of Southampton have taken a significant and important step in keeping people safe from the most common form of meningitis in the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Optimal place of a foreign gene in the genome of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) for development of VHSV‐based viral‐vectored vaccines
ConclusionsThe present results indicate that insertion of a foreign gene between N and P, or P and M genes of VHSV genome would be advantageous for development of VHSV‐based viral‐vectored vaccines. Significance and Impact of the studyThe present work is the first report on the optimal location of a foreign gene in VHSV genome for high expression, and the locations identified in this study would be suitable for the development of VHSV‐based viral‐vectored vaccines.© 2013 The Authors Journal of Applied Microbiology © 2013 The Society for Applied Microbiology (Source: Journal of Applied Microbiology)
Source: Journal of Applied Microbiology - February 27, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Min Sun Kim, Ji Sun Park, Ki Hong Kim Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Immunogenicity and Contraceptive Efficacy of Escherichia coli‐Expressed Recombinant Porcine Zona Pellucida Proteins
ConclusionAvailability of recombinant porcine proteins will be useful in the development of contraceptive vaccine. (Source: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology)
Source: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology - February 27, 2013 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Neha Gupta, Kausiki Chakrabarti, Krishna Prakash, Neerja Wadhwa, Tripti Gupta, Satish K. Gupta Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
PREVNAR 13 (Pneumococcal 13-Valent Conjugate Vaccine) Injection, Suspension [Wyeth Pharmaceutical Division Of Wyeth Holdings Corporation, A Subsidiary Of Pfizer Inc.]
Updated Date: Feb 27, 2013 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - February 27, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Attenuated antigen-specific T cell responses in cirrhosis are accompanied by elevated serum interleukin-10 levels and down-regulation of HLA-DR on monocytes
Conclusion: Our data suggest that bacterial translocation, endotoxaemia, inflammation and T cell activation in cirrhosis are accompanied by an increase in circulating anti-inflammatory cytokines, reduced monocytic MHC class II expression and attenuated cytokine production in T cells. These changes are likely to contribute to altered adaptive immune responses during infection or after vaccination. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - February 27, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jack PeterOliver FreyAndreas StallmachTony Bruns Source Type: research
Community-Based HIV and STI Prevention in Women Working in Indoor Sex Markets
Community research into women’s experiences in the indoor commercial sex industry illustrated an urgent need for sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV education, prevention, testing, and treatment and culturally appropriate services to support the sexual and reproductive health of commercial sex workers (CSWs). This work also revealed that a high number of immigrant—primarily Asian—women are involved in the indoor sex industry. In response, the authors developed a community–academic research partnership to design and implement a blended outreach research program to provide STI and HIV prevent...
Source: Health Promotion Practice - February 27, 2013 Category: Health Management Authors: Bungay, V., Kolar, K., Thindal, S., Remple, V. P., Johnston, C. L., Ogilvie, G. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Nicotine Vaccine May Help You Quit Smoking
According to new research, a novel nicotine vaccine reduces the amount of nicotine that reaches the brain that binds to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), helping to decrease the urge to smoke and potentially helping to reduce bothersome cravings. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 26, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news
Tdap vaccine: Now recommended during pregnancy
As whooping cough makes a comeback, the CDC encourages the Tdap vaccine for pregnant women. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news