Australian perceptions of pertussis and vaccine preventable disease in the setting of asthma and COPD

Conclusions: Despite the availability and broad use of pertussis containing vaccines in the setting of pregnancy and infants, use of these vaccines in Australian adults remains limited. These findings highlight a significant opportunity to improve awareness and uptake of pertussis containing vaccines in individuals with chronic respiratory disease.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: There is an increased risk of adverse infant outcomes in women who experience imprisonment compared with the general population, whether they are in prison during pregnancy or not. PMID: 31948864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Kazuyuki Mimura, Soichiro Kimura, Chiaki Kajiwara, Sho Nakakubo, Matthew A. Schaller, Yoshikazu Ishii, Theodore J. Standiford, Steven L. Kunkel, Kazuhiro TatedaAbstractPneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV) may prevent influenza-related pneumonia, including Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia. To investigate PCV efficacy against secondary pneumococcal pneumonia following influenza, PCV was administered intramuscularly 2 and 5 weeks before S. pneumoniae serotype-3 colonization of murine nasopharynges followed by intranasal challenge ...
Source: Microbes and Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
(CNN) — That Fitbit you’ve been wearing could be doing a lot more than tracking your trips to the store. It may help health officials stop the flu from spreading, too. Researchers working at the Scripps Research Translational Institute reviewed de-identified data from users wearing Fitbits — the company’s privacy policy allows for the potential use of de-identified user data for research — and found that they were able to do real-time flu prediction at the state level. This marks the first time heart rate trackers and sleep data have been used to predict the flu or any infectious disease in re...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health CNN Fitbit Flu Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: February 2020Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 75, Issue 2Author(s): Mohamed Mohamed, Robert Long, Olha Krichevskiy, Mary J. Hughes
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionDiverse women had high acceptance of contraception counseling in the ED. Perspectives expressing both support and concern in regard to ED contraception counseling were explored in detail.
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIt is envisaged that the current review will add value to more scientific research on M. flabellifolius and enhance/promote the increased interest in the sustainable commercialization of M. flabellifolius herbal tea as well as lead to the validation of unverified ethnobotanical claims.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis economic analysis alongside an implementation study provides an early indication that Cool Little Kids may be cost-effective.
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Small Ruminant ResearchAuthor(s): C.O. Lemley, K.J. Bowers, K.C. Yankey, M.L. Tu, C.G. Hart, C.S. Steadman, K.J. McCarty, M.P.T. OwenAbstractIncreasing ovine placentome blood perfusion improves placental efficiency while increasing the likelihood of healthier birth weights and lower mortality rates in offspring. Invasive surgical techniques have been used to examine uteroplacental blood flow; however, non-invasive Doppler ultrasonography has recently been observed as a reliable alternative method. Even so, smaller tissues, such as placentomes, do not permit reliable...
Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
aría Ruzafa-Martínez César Hueso-Montoro The aim of this article was to explore the experiences and attitudes of people with HIV/AIDS. A systematic review of qualitative studies was carried out. Twenty-seven articles were included, with sample sizes ranging from 3 to 78. Articles from North America, South America, Central America, Europe, and Africa were included. Five topics emerged from the synthesis: feelings about the diagnosis of HIV/AIDS; stigma and HIV/AIDS; changes in sexual behavior after becoming infected; living with the virus; and pregnancy and motherhood in seropositive women. The mo...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This appeared on the weekend:  ‘Tech is tearing us apart’The balance between humankind and technology has reached a tipping point, says this Silicon Valley insider – and we all stand to lose.By Ben HoyleFrom The Weekend Australian MagazineJanuary 17, 2020Reporting can be a scary job. I have had nervous moments with warlords, gangsters and neo-Nazis. I have been shot at and threatened. Once I had to endure, without displaying any outward sign of panic, the whole of Tonight ’s the Night, the Rod Stewart musical. But if Tristan Harris is right, the presentation playing now on his phone is the...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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