Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Chickenpox Vaccination Lowers Risk of Pediatric Shingles

June 11, 2019

Children who receive the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine are significantly less likely to contract shingles, according to a new study led by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research published today in the journal Pediatrics.

Scientists Discover How Hepatitis C 'Ghosts' the Immune System

June 5, 2019

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered how the highly infectious and sometimes deadly hepatitis C virus (HCV) "ghosts" our immune system and remains undiagnosed in many people. They report their findings today in the international FASEB journal.

Many Kids with Pneumonia Get Unnecessary Antibiotics, Chest X-Rays

June 4, 2019

Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative study led by Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.