California’s governor signed a pro-vaccine bill into law this week. Then the protests got weird.

A woman threw a bloody menstrual cup at lawmakers and shouted, "That's for the dead babies."
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ConclusionsA vaccination strategy that omits pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in immunocompetent U.S. seniors may be economically reasonable, particularly for black seniors. Use of both pneumococcal vaccines was more effective but substantially more expensive.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsOne-third of local health departments reported no safety-net sexually transmitted disease services or were not aware of the services, and availability of specific services varied. Without an expansion of resources, local health departments might explore collaborations with healthcare systems and innovations in testing to expand sexually transmitted disease services.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsDifferences were observed in declines in the proportion of human papillomavirus 16/18 lesions by area-based measures since the introduction of human papillomavirus vaccines, with greater and earlier declines in areas with fewer residents living in poverty and racial minorities. Ongoing human papillomavirus vaccine impact monitoring is necessary to track differences by sociodemographic characteristics.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
When Marcia Cross linked her anal cancer to HPV infection, it raised yet another red flag that HPV can affect the gastrointestinal tract, not just the female reproductive tract.
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The U.S. is ramping up its response to the coronavirus as it spreads, officials said Tuesday, as they expand airport screenings to 20 cities and develop potential vaccines and drug treatments for the disease.
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Early trials in people suggest that such a vaccine can stimulate an immune response very well. But it has never been tried during an outbreak.
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Date: Tuesday, 09 15, 2020; Speaker: Ted M. Ross, Ph.D., Professor, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine; Building: Building 40; CR1201/1203
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Public health advocates and doctors are voicing concerns about the spread of misinformation after an anti-vaccination film was screened at public libraries and select movie theatres in Alberta.
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Authors: Pourcher V Abstract Patients with multiple sclerosis taking immunosuppressive therapy may be at risk of reactivating latent pathogens, community-acquired infections, worsening asymptomatic chronic infections, and contracting de novo infections. This risk was evaluated mainly in short-term clinical trials and few studies have investigated this risk in real-life settings. In clinical practice, this infectious risk should be evaluated when a multiple sclerosis diagnosis is made in order to propose specific follow-up or immunization as soon as possible and thus avoid contraindications or risk of lowered vaccin...
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Community based approaches for cancer prevention should concentrate on building a literate community involvement to empower both health care providers and residents. From our evidence, dedicated community associates health professionals have a major role to play. PMID: 31983156 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
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