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Vaccine Website Could Increase Uptake

Vaccine Website Could Increase Uptake

Monash University Giving parents access to a dedicated website on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way to increase uptake, say experts. The study published in the British Journal of General Practice,...

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2014-07-31 23:13:55

The recent article released by Community Health Center of Snohomish County explains to patients the differences between pediatricians and family practice providers. Everett, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 What’s the difference between a pediatrician and a family practice provider? Community Health Center of Snohomish answers this question in their recently released article, “Pediatricians vs. Family Doctors”. Many adults can be confused by the various specialities that are available to...

2014-07-29 12:35:21

WARRINGTON, Pa., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCO), a specialty biotechnology company dedicated to advancing a new standard of respiratory critical care, will report its second quarter 2014 financial results on August 5, 2014 before the open of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a live teleconference and webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time that same day. During the conference call, Discovery Labs' management will discuss the...

2014-07-28 13:14:57

University of Leeds Giving parents access to a website containing information about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way of increasing its uptake, new University of Leeds research has found. Informing parents about the vaccine via a website containing information helping parents make a decision about MMR is on average £9.20 cheaper per vaccination to the NHS than informing them solely via a GP consultation, and £7.17 cheaper than via a leaflet...

2014-07-25 10:36:51

UNC The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients. In lab experiments using tissue samples cultured from cystic fibrosis patients, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Marsico Lung Institute have shown that a new CF drug counteracts the intended beneficial molecular effect of another CF drug. The finding, published today in the journal Science...

2014-07-23 12:30:38

Children love to swim, especially during the summer. It is important that parents keep a constant eye on a child when they play in water. Leading Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel comments on the article. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Top Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics offers his feedback on article, which discusses tips for parents about pool safety for children. Photo -...

2014-07-21 08:28:22

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse Oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to...

2014-07-17 12:30:37

DUBLIN, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology, Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report studies the newborn screening market by test type, technology, product, and geography. Newborn screening is a test in which the newborns are screened for a panel of inborn diseases that...

2014-07-17 12:30:21

BALTIMORE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinicians in the groundbreaking Weigh Smart® program at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital have added a new program designed to get severely obese children and their families in for treatment as quickly as possible. "Our aim is to get families in early and quickly before a child develops serious complications from obesity," says Michelle Demeule-Hayes, Director of the Center for Pediatric Weight Management and Healthy Living . The...

2014-07-16 23:04:17

ReportsnReports.com adds “OpportunityAnalyzer: Cystic Fibrosis - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2018 – Event-Driven Update” to its store. The majority of Cystic Fibrosis sales will come from the US, which will represent 60% of the market by 2018. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Researcher estimates the 2012 sales for Cystic Fibrosis to be approximately $1.2 billion across the six markets covered in this forecast: the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. By the end...

2014-07-14 16:24:30

Anthera to Form a New Subsidiary, Alkira Therapeutics, to Assume All Development Activities and Registration Activities as a Subsidiary of Anthera HAYWARD, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH) today announced that it has acquired Sollpura (liprotamase), a novel investigational Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy ("PERT") from Eli Lilly and Company. Sollpura is a soluble, stable and non-porcine enzyme product intended for the treatment...


Latest Pediatrics Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-23 17:56:27

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes respiratory tract infections and is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection and hospital visits during infancy and childhood. For premature infants and infants with congenital heart disease there is a prophylactic medication. During winter months in temperate climates there is an annual epidemic. Infection in tropical climates is most common during the rainy season. 60% of infants, in the United States, are infected during their first...

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2011-02-22 18:09:06

The B19 virus, referred to as parvovirus B19, was first known human virus in the family of parvovirus. It causes a childhood rash called fifth disease or commonly called slapped cheek syndrome. Discovered in 1975 by Yvonne Cossart, the virus gained its name because it was found in well B19 of a large series of Petri dishes. The virus is mainly spread through infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms usually appear six days after exposure and last about a week. Patients aren't usually...

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