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Compared with standard-dose influenza vaccination, high-dose influenza vaccination reduces the number of U.S. nursing home residents who require respiratory-related hospital admissions, according to results from a cluster-randomized trial.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

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Conclusion The increase in childhood illness must have a cause or trigger. There must be common factors when half of America’s children are chronically ill. Could vaccine ingredients be the causal factor of the increase in childhood illnesses? This question remains unanswered by the CDC. As stated above, many CDC employees have a vested financial interest in continuing to sell and market vaccines. As childhood illnesses continue to increase, logic and reason must be applied to the debate and we must identify common factors. What do American children have in common? The large majority receive vaccines per the CDC sche...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Logical Sarah Carrasco Top Stories Polysorbate 80 truth about vaccines vaccine ingredients Source Type: blogs
As a pediatric allergist, I treat several conditions that commonly affect children, including asthma, food allergies, eczema and allergic rhinitis. Almost everyone knows someone affected by some form of allergic condition, which makes for frequent questions from families, referring providers, and the public at large. Early in my career, I noticed that many patients (and even colleagues in other specialties) were asking me questions that were either outdated or born entirely out of myth. Do kids with egg allergy need to avoid the MMR or influenza vaccine? If someone has a shellfish allergy, are they going to have an allergi...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Patients Source Type: blogs
There is extensive direct evidence in murine viral challenge studies that heterologous immunity facilitated by cross-reactive CD8 T-cell responses can mediate either beneficial or detrimental effects.1 Studies defining the role of heterologous immunity during human viral infection are more challenging. A  classic example of protective heterologous immunity in humans is smallpox vaccination. Immunological memory to vaccinia virus (cowpox) protects against human smallpox (variola) infection. More recent studies have shown that children vaccinated with live measles virus or Bacille-Calmette-Guerin hav e unexpectedly lowe...
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Condition:   Influenza Interventions:   Biological: VRC-FLUNPF081-00-VP (HA-F A/Sing);   Biological: VRC-FLUDNA082-00-VP (DNA A/Sing) Sponsor:   National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Recruiting - verified June 2, 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Real-time imaging of influenza infection in mice is a promising new method to quickly monitor disease progression and to evaluate whether candidate vaccines and treatments are effective in this animal model, according to scientists from NIAID. They evaluated the live imaging system as a potential alternative to traditional methods of assessing investigative influenza vaccines and treatment in mice, which can be time consuming and require more study animals for valid statistical comparison.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Current guidelines for the treatment of anaphylactic reactions are to be observed. Immediate treatment of the first symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction-i.v. administration of adrenalin, antihistamines, cortisone, and in some cases betamimetics-can usually prevent anaphylactic shock. Alternatively, a graded vaccination ("split protocol") and overnight surveillance can be considered in this group of patients. PMID: 28540396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Temporarily withholding methotrexate (MTX) can improve the efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news
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