Vaccine that could prevent childhood diabetes developed by British scientists

March 30, 2009


Source:Daily Mail

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Year of publication: 2009

Publication Type: News Story

In a nutshell: Jab that prevents children from developing diabetes could be developed following a breakthrough by British scientists.

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[Original articles] Tuberculosis in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland

March 30, 2009


Source:Archives of Disease in Childhood 2009;94:263-267

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Year of publication: 2009

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Aims: To describe the clinical features, diagnosis and management of children with tuberculosis in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Conclusions: Many paediatricians and centres see few children with tuberculosis. This may affect adherence to national guidelines. Managed clinical networks for children with tuberculosis may improve management and should be the standard of care.

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More girls to receive cancer jab

March 18, 2009

Source: News story

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Year of publication: 2009

In a nutshell: A campaign to offer cervical cancer vaccinations to schoolgirls and young women in Wales is to be extended.

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Baby vaccine withdrawn over contamination fears

March 3, 2009

Source: Daily Telegraph – 26th February

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Year of publication: 2009

Publication Type: News Story

In a nutshell: Thousands of doses of a meningitis C vaccine for babies have been withdrawn over fears that they have been contaminated with blood-poisoning bacteria.

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Efficacy of an Acellular Pertussis Vaccine among Adolescents and Adults

March 3, 2009

Source: NEJM Volume 353:1555-1563

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Year of publication: 2009

Publication Type: Journal Article

Length of Publication: 9 page article

In a nutshell: Background Pertussis immunization of adults may be necessary to improve the control of a rising burden of disease and infection. This trial of an acellular pertussis vaccine among adolescents and adults evaluated the incidence of pertussis, vaccine safety, immunogenicity, and protective efficacy.

Conclusions The acellular pertussis vaccine was protective among adolescents and adults, and its routine use might reduce the overall disease burden and transmission to children.

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A Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults

March 3, 2009

Source: NEJM Volume 352:2271-2284

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Year of publication: 2009

Publication Type: Journal Article

Length of Publication: 14 page article

In a nutshell: Background The incidence and severity of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia increase with age in association with a progressive decline in cell-mediated immunity to varicella–zoster virus (VZV). We tested the hypothesis that vaccination against VZV would decrease the incidence, severity, or both of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia among older adults.

Conclusions The zoster vaccine markedly reduced morbidity from herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia among older adults.

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