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Many children with suspected penicillin allergy may not be allergic

Many children with suspected penicillin allergy may not be allergic

A 3-part testing process may facilitate increased use of first-line penicillin antibiotics in the pediatric emergency department.

News CDC: 101 influenza deaths in children reported for 2016-17

CDC: 101 influenza deaths in children reported for 2016-17

A total of 101 influenza-related deaths occurred among children throughout the 2016-17 flu season.

News Hepatitis B vaccine reduces risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents

Hepatitis B vaccine reduces risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents

The universal vaccination against hepatitis B virus infection prevented non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents.

News Maternal antibodies inhibit antigenic responses to vaccines in infants

Maternal antibodies inhibit antigenic responses to vaccines in infants

Vaccines given shortly after birth demonstrated a strong inhibitory response to maternal antibodies.

News Updated meningococcal vaccine guidelines reflect more dosing options

Updated meningococcal vaccine guidelines reflect more dosing options

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released updated guidelines to include recommendations for the 3-dose formulation of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.

News CDC finalizes cholera vaccine recommendation for international travelers

CDC finalizes cholera vaccine recommendation for international travelers

Cholera, an acute, diarrheal illness, is spread by drinking water or eating food that is contaminated with cholera bacteria.

Healthday HPV vaccine effective against genital warts in 2 doses

HPV vaccine effective against genital warts in 2 doses

The researchers found that 2 doses of the HPV vaccine were just as protective as 3 doses.

Healthday Some EpiPen auto-injectors recalled due to possible defect

Some EpiPen auto-injectors recalled due to possible defect

Mylan is recalling select lots of EpiPen due to a defect that might render it difficult to activate in an emergency.

News 2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.

News One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

About one-third of adults with physician-diagnosed asthma in the last 5 years may not have a current diagnosis.

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Nonallergic rhinitis: What clinicians should know

Nonallergic rhinitis: What clinicians should know

Clinicians must maintain a high degree of suspicion for nonallergic rhinitis to ensure a proper diagnosis and should not rule ...

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