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  • Study Addresses HPV Prevalence Rates Among U.S. Men
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various cancers, and a new study published online by JAMA Oncology estimates the overall prevalence of genital HPV infection in men ages 18 to ...More
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  • NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations
    Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Yale Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Target Freshmen to Halt Meningitis Spread on Campus, Researchers Say
    A campaign targeted at students arriving at university for the first time could hold the key to reducing the spread of meningitis and septicemia, say researchers at the universities of Nottingham and Leicester. In a paper published in the academic journal Public Health, the ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Offers 10 Reasons to Get Vaccinated
    Many adults in the U.S. are not aware of the vaccines recommended for them – and that means they are not taking advantage of the best protection available against a number of serious diseases. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are up to date on the vaccines that ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Reports Addresses Inequality in Childhood Immunization
    The World Health Organization (WHO) report, "State of Inequality: Childhood Immunization," addresses two overarching questions: What inequalities in childhood immunization coverage exist in low- and middle-income countries? And how have childhood immunization inequalities ...More
    December 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccine Coverage Remains Low This Year
    As of early November, only about 2 out of 5 people in the United States reported having gotten this season’s flu vaccine, yet flu vaccine offered substantial benefit last season by preventing an estimated 5 million flu illnesses and 71,000 flu hospitalizations. The ...More
    December 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • UA Researcher Explores Males' Attitudes Toward HPV
    Maggie Pitts took great interest in the human papillomavirus vaccine after Virginia became the first state in the country to mandate its use among girls in the sixth grade. Pitts, who was living and working in Virginia when the mandate went into effect in 2008, investigates ...More
    November 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • Pregnant Women at Risk of Getting the Flu are Not Getting Vaccinated
    Healthcare professionals are hesitant to administer the flu vaccine to pregnant women, despite the potential life-saving benefits, according to a UBC study. The study also shows that pregnant women who were eager to get vaccinated had difficulties because health ...More
    November 22, 2016 Posted in News
  • Rubella Virus Persists After Vaccination in Some Patients with Immunodeficiency Disorders
    Some patients with rare primary immunodeficiency disorders may be at risk for infection by rubella virus, and possibly serious skin inflammation, after receiving the rubella vaccine, usually administered as part of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Although the ...More
    November 4, 2016 Posted in News
  • Practice Transformation Program Increases Adult Influenza Vaccination
    An evidence-based, step-by-step guide, the 4 Pillars™ Practice Transformation Program, was the foundation of an intervention to increase adult immunizations in primary care and was tested in a randomized controlled cluster trial. The purpose of this study by Lin, ...More
    November 3, 2016 Posted in News
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