Assessment of pre-specified adverse events following varicella vaccine: A population-based self-controlled risk interval study.

CONCLUSIONS: We detected a small risk of incidental pneumonia associated with varicella vaccine in the 6th week after immunization. There was no increase in the risk of other pre-specified adverse events. PMID: 32046891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research

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Objectives: The rs12611091 variant in the BR serine/threonine kinase 1 gene is one of the variants previously associated with age at natural menopause. So far, this variant has not been replicated in Taiwanese women. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between rs12611091 and age at natural menopause based on physical activity. Methods: A total of 1,758 women were eligible for analysis whose information about menopause was collected from the Taiwan Biobank. Multiple linear regression analysis was used for analysis. Results: The mean age (standard deviation) at natural menopause was 50.82 (3.59...
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
In the first description of an'end-stage renal disease belt', authors note an increased burden on the kidney donor system.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
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)
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AbstractBy the discovery of an antibody to aquaporin 4 (AQP4), the clinical and radiological findings of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) such as diffuse cerebral or longitudinally extended spinal cord lesions had been clarified as distinct features from multiple sclerosis (MS). Pathological studies in NMO demonstrated loss of immunoreactivity to AQP4 and glial fibrillary acidic protein but a relative preservation of myelin basic protein, especially at the lesions with perivascular deposition of immunoglobulins and complements, suggesting autoimmune disease against astrocytes. In recent years, the antibody against myelin oligode...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough her main symptoms were compatible with NMDARE, MRI findings were more compatible with NMOSD. Therefore, we interpreted her clinical and imaging features as a mixed phenotype of NMOSD and NMDARE. This case report provides additional evidence that double positivity for AQP4 ‐ab and NMDAR‐ab is associated with a mixed phenotype of NMOSD and NMDARE.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Israel has begun testing a COVID-19 vaccine prototype on rodents at its bio-chemical defense laboratory, a source said on Tuesday.
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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...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Health care Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
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.
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Conclusion: Frontofacial monobloc advancement with distraction osteogenesis provides long-term midface bone stability. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Pediatric/Craniofacial: Original Articles Source Type: research
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.
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding
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