‘Complacency’ a factor in stagnating global vaccination rates, warn UN health chiefs

More than one in 10 children  – almost 20 million worldwide – failed to receive potentially lifesaving vaccines in 2018, the UN said on Monday, citing obstacles including conflict, cost and complacency. 
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Authors: Tanzella G, Motos A, Battaglini D, Meli A, Torres A Abstract Introduction: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has the highest rate of mortality of all infectious diseases, especially among the elderly. Severe CAP (sCAP) is defined as a CAP in which intensive care management is required and is associated with an unfavorable clinical course. Areas covered: This review aims to identify prevention strategies for reducing the incidence of CAP and optimized management of sCAP. We highlight the main prevention approaches for CAP, focusing on the latest vaccination plans and on the influence of health-risk behavio...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Regulatory Toxicology and PharmacologyAuthor(s): Paul Baldrick, James W. Hutchings, Matthew D. Heath, Murray A. SkinnerAbstractPQ Birch represents an allergen-specific immunotherapy for the treatment of birch pollinosis. It consists of native birch pollen extract chemically modified with glutaldehyde adsorbed to L-tyrosine in its microcrystalline form with addition of the adjuvant Monophosphoryl Lipid A (MPL®). A nonclinical safety testing strategy was designed based upon interpretation of current legislation and regulatory intelligence and comprised genotoxicity...
Source: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough maternal Tdap and influenza vaccination coverage increased substantially from 2010 to 2017 among large, geographically diverse U.S. cohorts, coverage remained suboptimal, potentially putting newborns at risk of pertussis and influenza. Strategies to increase maternal vaccination coverage could target women identified to have a reduced likelihood of vaccination: those who are younger, black, residing in rural areas, with multiple gestation, and a prepregnancy inpatient admission.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Tse J, Singla N, Ghandour R, Lotan Y, Margulis V Abstract Introduction: The current first line therapy for high grade (HG) non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG). Patients who recur or progress despite BCG are recommended to undergo radical cystectomy or participate in clinical trials. There is an urgent need for alternative therapies in the BCG-unresponsive NMIBC realm. Areas covered: We queried clinicaltrials.gov and pubmed.gov for current and recently completed early clinical trials pertaining to investigational agents used for the treatment of BCG-unre...
Source: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Investig Drugs Source Type: research
Three medical stories from the week that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 15 to August 16, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (12 updates) 12 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (49 updates) 16 Diseases33 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates) 2 Drugs Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 Vaccine The post Update: August 16, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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Condition:   Vaccine Response Impaired Intervention:   Biological: Influenza Vaccination Sponsors:   University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland;   University of Oslo;   University of Oxford;   Academisch Medisch Centrum - Universiteit van Amsterdam (AMC-UvA) Enrolling by invitation
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Dr Art Caplan says teenagers should be able to receive the HPV vaccine without parental permission.Medscape Business of Medicine
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news
Condition:   Yellow Fever Intervention:   Biological: Yellow fever vaccine, Institut Pasteur Sponsors:   University of Oxford;   KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Program;   Institut Pasteur;   MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on Aids;   Epicentre, Paris, France. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
By STEVEN MERAHN, MD In 1807, in an effort to spite the British and French for shipping interference (and forced recruitment of American citizens into military service), the United States Congress passed an Embargo Act, effectively shutting down trade with these two countries. Britain and France quickly found other trading partners; the US, then limited in our capacity to sell products outside our borders, was left with a devastated economy and a gaping hole in our face. It took only weeks before Congress passed a loophole; they repealed the act within 15 months of its passing. It was a great lesson in unintended co...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Politics Uncategorized Health care debate Health Care Reform Steven Merahn universal healthcare Source Type: blogs
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