Well: Flu Shots Protect Babies, Too

Here’s one more reason pregnant women should get a flu shot: It not only protects mothers, but a large study suggests it prevents flu in the infant, too.
Source: NYT - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Epidemics Influenza Pregnancy and Childbirth Swine Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Women and Girls Family Featured Parenting Source Type: news

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Conclusion: There was a reduction in sexual initiation and condom use among Brazilian adolescents, boys were more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections, and girls from public schools were more vulnerable to pregnancy.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusions: A high index of suspicion is needed to diagnose paraganglioma in a pregnant patient with hypertension. Laparoscopic tumor removal for paraganglioma seems to be a feasible and safe procedure during pregnancy.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This article aims to analyze the care provided to women assisted in services of the supplementary health sector of Porto Alegre, RS, to better understand their experiences during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. It is an ethnographic qualitative study. Eight women were followed during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, all of them living in Porto Alegre, RS, who had received their prenatal care in the supplementary health sector. The data were collected through home visits, attendance in prenatal appointments, observations of moments which were pre-determined alongside the women, recorded and ...
Source: Saude e Sociedade - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: Breastfeeding is one of the basic care activities that incarcerated women can offer their children, it is also an encouraging experience that fosters child and maternal well-being which she ex periences in a context of ruptures, conflicts and preoccupations with her personal losses and the penal condition.
Source: Texto e Contexto - Enfermagem - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: the analysis process of preventable cases of infant and fetal death allow us to understand the factors and situations that lead to their occurrence and allow for the proposal of health care actions that may contribute to the reduction of mortality rates.
Source: Texto e Contexto - Enfermagem - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: If the patients in this sample had been previously vaccinated with PCV13 plus PPV23, theoretically, 50.8% of the cases of invasive pneumococcal disease that required hospital admission could potentially have been prevented. Invasive pneumococcal disease should be prevented by vaccination not only of children and the elderly but also of adults in their economically productive years, so as to reduce the socioeconomic costs, morbidity, and mortality s till associated with the disease, especially in underdeveloped countries.RESUMO Objetivo: Avaliar os sorotipos de Streptococcus pneumoniae isolados de uma popula &c...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion This modelling study shows how the strains of influenza A – "bird flu" – circulating when a person is born give them lifelong protection against new subtypes with the same H protein groups. The researchers call this immune imprinting. This may help to explain the high severity and mortality rate seen among certain groups. For example, the massive flu pandemic of 1918 was an H1N1 strain. This had a very high fatality rate among young adults, which the researchers consider may have been because when they were born (between 1880 and 1900), H3 was the dominant strain. Therefore they had no prot...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medical practice Source Type: news
INTRODUCTION According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), natural disasters are classified as geophysical, metrological, hydrological, climatological and biological. These five disaster types encompass 12 disaster types and more than 30 sub-types. The 20th Century witnessed an increase in disaster losses, and this has continued its upward trend in the current Century. Climate change will increase the rate of increase of disasters, particularly those of meteorological origin. This is reflected in the fact that, of all natural hazards, floods are the most frequent and their impacts are also i...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: Global & Universal Authors: Source Type: research
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