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2014-09-18 16:24:17

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Pneumococcal Disease and Its PreventionPneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumonia), a pathogenic bacterium, is the leading cause of serious illness across the globe. It is the main cause of pneumonia, sinusitis, blood infections, meningitis, and middle ear infections (otitis media). Pneumococcal disease affects children and the elderly, and it is one of the leading infectious diseases worldwide. It kills almost 1.6 million people (including more...

2014-09-18 12:25:43

- Latest U.S. flu vaccination coverage estimates show highest coverage in youngest and oldest age groups with gains in school-aged children, but coverage remains low for most adult age groups WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy 18 to 64 year-olds has yet to top 40 percent, according to new data announced at a news conference held today by the National Foundation...

2014-06-04 14:47:03

PLOS A 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is effective in reducing the number of new cases of likely-bacterial community-acquired pneumonia in infants in Latin America, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Xavier Sáez-Llorens and colleagues from Department of Infectious Diseases, Panama found that the 10-valent PCV reduced the number of new cases of likely-bacterial community-acquired pneumonia in infants by 22% (95% CI: 7.7, 34.2) compared to those...

2014-05-22 23:01:18

New St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-led study reveals differences in the pneumococcal genome that explain why current vaccines aren’t better at protecting children with sickle cell disease from the bacterial infection. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Researchers have identified differences in the genetic code of pneumococcal bacteria that may explain why it poses such a risk to children with sickle cell disease and why current vaccines don’t provide better protection...

2014-03-10 12:25:44

WOODBRIDGE, ON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX: PVTTF) (CSE: PVO), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and overall health, announced today that James Connolly has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Connolly brings over 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to Pivotal, including 23 years in various leadership positions at Wyeth,...

2014-01-11 23:02:38

In response to an article published by Healio Pediatrics, Dr. Michael Gabriel discusses the studies found on children in day care centers and their pneumococcal carriage. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel, of Gabriel Pediatrics, responds to an article published by Healio Pediatrics on December 23, which reports that being a pneumococcal carrier changes throughout age, but can still be a problem within places like day cares. According to the Healio Pediatrics article...

2014-01-07 13:38:28

Findings suggest utility of text messaging to monitor safety Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the fever was brief, and medical care was sought for few children, supporting the routine immunization schedule for these vaccines, including the recommendation to...

2013-11-26 13:36:03

Advent of PCV-13 vaccine in 2010 contributed to sharp downward trend Otitis media, more commonly known as ear infection, is the leading cause of pediatric health care visits and the most frequent reason children are prescribed antibiotics or undergo surgery. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered that, during recent years, several interventions have been introduced aiming to decrease the otitis media burden — and they've been successful....


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