Medicare Monday: Access to vaccines for older Americans

When you think about vaccines, you may not think about the need for them later in life, but vaccines for older Americans are a critical component of maintaining health as you age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our immune systems weaken over time, which puts older Americans at higher risk for certain diseases. Important vaccines for older Americans include the flu, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumococcal, meningococcal, shingles and more.
Source: The Catalyst - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Vaccines Part D Medicare Medicare Monday Source Type: news

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Source: International Reviews of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Int Rev Immunol Source Type: research
Authors: Mostafa WSEM, Al-Dahr MHS, Omran DAH, Abdullah ZF, Elmasry SAH, Ibrahim MN Abstract Epigenetics involved in multiple normal cellular processes. Previous research have revealed the role of hepatitis C virus infection in accelerating methylation process and affecting response to treatment in chronic hepatitis patients. This work aimed to elucidate the role of promoter methylation (PM) in response to antiviral therapy, and its contribution to the development of fibrosis through hepatocarcinogenesis-related genes. A total of 159 chronic hepatitis Egyptian patients versus 100 healthy control group were included...
Source: Clinical and molecular hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Mol Hepatol Source Type: research
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Source: Value in Health Regional Issues - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Condition:   Meningitis, Bacterial Intervention:   Biological: Lyophilised Neisseria lactamica Sponsors:   University of Southampton;   University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Recruiting
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Conditions:   Substance Use;   HIV Infections;   HCV Infection;   Sexually Transmitted Infections (Not HIV or Hepatitis);   Overdose, Drug;   Opioid Use Interventions:   Behavioral: Re-entry Health Linkage;   Behavioral: Overdose Education Sponsors:   University of Kentucky;   National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA);   Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA);   Emory University;   Temple University Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Chronic Hepatitis B Infection;   High Viral Load Interventions:   Drug: TAF;   Drug: TDF Sponsor:   Beijing Ditan Hospital Recruiting
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[East African] Kenya has finally introduced the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer, joining three other countries in the region.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Ghanaian Times] Navrongo -Some Staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have toured some health centres in the Upper East Region to assess the second round of the polio vaccination exercise.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
The Global Report includes trends in TB incidence and mortality, data on case detection and treatment results for TB, multidrug-resistant TB, TB/HIV, and TB prevention. The report also includes an overview of pipelines for new TB diagnostics, drugs and vaccines.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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