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2014-08-20 03:00:11

Group Health Research Institute Both mother and fetus are at increased risk for complications of flu infection during pregnancy. And prenatal care providers say they’re advising women to get the flu vaccine, in line with recommendations from various organizations. But many pregnant women don’t understand the importance of this advice—and don’t get the vaccine. Robert Arao, MPH, a biostatistician at Group Health Research Institute, did a statewide survey—the first of its...

2013-09-24 10:47:36

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Boston University, in collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), have found evidence of the H1N1 influenza vaccine's safety during pregnancy. The national study, which was launched shortly after the H1N1 influenza outbreak of 2009, is summarized in two companion papers published online on September 19 in the journal Vaccine. "The overall results of the study were quite...

Government Medical Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys
2011-10-26 04:54:52

A government medical panel said on Tuesday that the controversial HPV shot given to girls should also be given to boys to help prevent the spread of the sexually transmitted virus. Experts say a key benefit of routinely vaccinating boys could be preventing the spread of the human papilloma virus to others through sex. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation on Tuesday. The vaccine has been available to boys for two years but Tuesday's vote was the...

2011-06-23 15:57:13

Infants born to mothers who received the influenza (flu) vaccine while pregnant are nearly 50 percent less likely to be hospitalized for the flu than infants born to mothers who did not receive the vaccine while pregnant, according to a new collaborative study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends influenza vaccination for anyone older than 6 months of age, but specifically singles out target...

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2010-12-15 08:41:55

A three-year study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that vaccinating pregnant women against influenza is over 90 percent effective in preventing their infants from being hospitalized with influenza in the first six months of life. Published in the December 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, the study builds on preliminary data the research team presented last year at the Infectious Disease Society of America in Philadelphia. Influenza is a major cause of serious...

2009-11-03 13:02:48

Infants born to women who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were hospitalized at a lower rate than infants born to unvaccinated mothers, according to preliminary results of an ongoing study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. The team presented the study October 29 at the 47th annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America in Philadelphia. Influenza is a major cause of serious respiratory disease in pregnant women and of hospitalization in infants. Although the...

2008-10-06 12:00:42

RED BANK, N.J., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite national health experts' long-standing recommendation that women receive a flu shot while pregnant, three-quarters of women* responding to a new national survey are unaware or unsure of these recommendations, and only 20 percent of those who are currently pregnant plan to get a flu shot this influenza season. Results from the survey of pregnant women and new mothers, conducted on behalf of the National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) by...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.