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Infant Use of Acid-Suppressants, Antibiotics Tied to Allergic Disease Development

Infant Use of Acid-Suppressants, Antibiotics Tied to Allergic Disease Development

Some allergic diseases associated with acid-suppressive, antibiotic intake in infants younger than 6 months old include food allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, and allergic rhinitis.

Maternal probiotic, fish oil intake linked to offspring immune development

Maternal diet may be correlated with certain autoimmune-associated diseases in offspring.

Maternal TDF not effective in reducing hepatitis B transmission

TDF did not reduce mother-to-child HBV transmission in mothers taking hepatitis B Ig and HBV vaccine.

Opinion

The flu shot remains a vital healthcare tool

Even if the flu shot "misses," as it did last year, it remains one of the best tools we have to help our patients live healthier lives.

Communicating vaccine safety to parents

Clinicians should inform parents about the safety of vaccines to encourage them to vaccinate their children.

Adolescents need HPV shots early

Common reasons that parents give when declining human papillomavirus vaccine for their children are, "My teen is not sexually active," or "Maybe we'll wait until he/she is a bit older." This thinking negates the vaccine's preventive purpose.

Features

The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is researching ways to develop a universal influenza vaccine against multiple strains.

Outdated vaccine protocol

Outdated vaccine protocol

A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.

Slideshows

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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