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2012-08-01 15:05:36

As moms have always known, a good night's sleep is crucial to good health -- and now a new study led by a UCSF researcher shows that poor sleep can reduce the effectiveness of vaccines. The study is the first performed outside a sleep laboratory to show that sleep duration is directly tied to vaccine immune response, the authors said. The study, conducted while the UCSF researcher was a doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh, will appear in the August issue of the journal...

Many High-risk Americans Don’t Get Hepatitis B Vaccine
2012-01-20 04:41:15

A recently published study investigating hepatitis B vaccination rates in the United States found that more than half of adults at risk for hepatitis B virus remain unvaccinated. With many of these individuals making contact with the healthcare system, including HIV testing, this statistic reflects many missed opportunities to vaccinate this population. Although there is an effective vaccine for hepatitis B and public health officials have a strong sense of who is at highest risk for the...

2011-06-28 13:19:45

UT Southwestern Medical Center maternal-fetal specialists have confirmed a potential new protocol to protect pregnant women who are at risk for hepatitis B, a health problem that affects 2 billion people worldwide. An accelerated hepatitis B vaccination schedule for high-risk pregnant women was found effective and well-tolerated. The findings appear in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. While the normal three-shot regimen of hepatitis B vaccine for adults "“ given over a six-month...

2010-11-17 12:10:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adults remain largely unvaccinated against preventable infectious illnesses. At a news conference convened today by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), experts in public health, infectious disease, oncology and other medical specialties discussed the data and the health consequences for adults who skip vaccines. They collectively called on all adults...

2009-10-01 16:12:00

Same preservative used in H1N1 Shots Puts Children at Risk for Brainstem Injury NIXA, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study in the leading scientific journal NeuroToxicology lends further credence to parents and scientists concerned about an increasingly aggressive childhood vaccine schedule and toxic vaccine components. A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that infant macaque monkeys receiving a single Hepatitis B vaccine containing the...

2009-08-11 12:42:00

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK), (http://www.htdsmedical.com) subsidiary, Shenzhen Mellow Hope Pharm Industrial Co., Ltd. (Mellow Hope) is pleased to announce that an agreement was reached between Mellow Hope and NCPC. NCPC is the biggest modern Pharmaceutical manufacturer in China. http://www.ncpc.com.cn In accordance with the agreement, Mellow Hope was appointed as the exclusive agent and partner of NCPC for its international...

2008-10-07 15:00:10

By SHARPE, Marty AN IHC organisation is being prosecuted after one of its workers suffered acute organ failure and needed a liver transplant after contracting hepatitis B from a patient. The Labour Department is prosecuting Idea Services -- the community service branch of IHC -- under the Health and Safety in Employment Act, for allegedly failing to take all practicable steps to prevent one of its employees from being exposed to the disease at work. A defended hearing began in Napier...


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