Should HPV vaccine be given to men?

November 3, 2009

Source: BMJ 2009,  339  (7726) p. 872

For abstract link here

Year of publication: October 2009

Publication Type: Editorial

In a nutshell: On 9 September 2009, a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel recommended that the FDA approve Gardasil (Merck)—the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18—for use in males aged 9-26 years to prevent genital warts (condyloma acuminata).

Length of publication: 1

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Cost effectiveness analysis of including boys in a human papillomavirus vaccination programme in the United States

November 3, 2009

Source: BMJ 2009, 339 (7726) p. 909

For abstract link here

Year of publication: October 2009

Publication Type: Research

In a nutshell: To assess the cost effectiveness of including preadolescent boys in a routine human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for preadolescent girls.

Length of publication: 1


Swine flu former nurses urged to re-register

November 3, 2009

Source:HSJ 5 October, 2009

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Year of publication: October 2009

Publication Type: News Story

In a nutshell: A possible shortage of nurses and midwives caused by another swine flu outbreak has prompted the Scottish government to offer to pay former nurses £100 to re-register.

Length of publication: Web page


How to plan for cold weather with a swine flu pandemic looming

November 3, 2009

Source: Health Service Journal 7 September, 2009

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Year of publication: September 2009

Publication Type: News Story

In a nutshell: Managing fluctuating demand and capacity for the NHS is part of normal working activity, especially during winter months. But the Department of Health admits that “a worst case scenario pandemic will create significantly greater demands on the health service than even a severe flu season”.

Length of publication: Web page


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November 3, 2009