Survey of pediatricians and family physicians assesses HPV vaccine delivery practices
(Pediatric Academic Societies) Current primary care practices and experiences with the delivery of HPV vaccine.
The Department of Health and Human Services outlined support for Moderna and Johnson &Johnson, as the companies work to develop coronavirus vaccines. Beefing up manufacturing capacity is a priority.(Image credit: David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Israel has begun testing a COVID-19 vaccine prototype on rodents at its bio-chemical defense laboratory, a source said on Tuesday.
We’re tackling a few urgent questions from parents in this time of coronavirus and COVID-19. Are you wondering if babies and children should continue to have vaccines on schedule? Thinking about how to manage regular medical appointments, and which situations require in-person visits to a pediatric practice? Read on. Should parents take babies for initial vaccines right now? What about toddlers and older children who are due for vaccines? The answer to this question is going to depend on many factors, including what your doctor’s office is offering. As with all health care decisions, it comes down to weighing r...
Researchers in a handful of countries are testing a century-old tuberculosis vaccine to see if it can give a boost to the immune system to help it fight off the novel coronavirus now causing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funding Opportunity PAR-20-158 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support high risk, high impact, early discovery research on vaccine approaches to prevent acquisition of or ongoing infection by HIV. In keeping with the high risk, high impact nature of this research, this FOA supports a Go/No-Go approach to funding high risk research, which is significantly different from most R01 projects. Continued funding for the full award duration is dependent upon achieving negotiated Go/No-Go criteria by the end of Year 2.
Conditions: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Febrile Respiratory Illness; Corona Virus Infection; COVID-19 Intervention: Drug: BCG Vaccine Sponsors: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; Royal Children's Hospital Not yet recruiting
Condition: COVID-19 Intervention: Drug: BCG Vaccine Sponsors: UMC Utrecht; Radboud University Recruiting
Condition: Malaria, Malaria Vaccine, Insecticide-treated Bednets Interventions: Biological: RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine; Other: PBO bed nets Sponsors: Michigan State University; University of Malawi College of Medicine; University of Maryland, College Park; Boston University; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Recruiting
It turns out that many more people than just boomers can benefit from testing for hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver that often causes no symptoms. If you’re a member of the baby-boom generation (born between 1946 and 1964), your doctor may have already recommended the test. But those born before or after those years may not have known about the test unless they had a risk factor for hepatitis C, such as a history of intravenous drug use. A new guideline is changing this approach. Why the different recommendations for baby boomers? In 2012–2013, the CDC and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF...
By KIM BELLARD If, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention, then you’d have to say that the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be the mother of invention and innovation. And, like Isaac Hayes sang about Shaft, it is a “bad mother…(shut your mouth).” Many believe that the Allies won WWII in large part because of how industry in the U.S. geared up to produce fantastic amounts of weapons and other war materials. It took some time for businesses to retool and get production lines flowing, during which the Axis powers made frightening advances, but once they did it was only...