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Vaccinations

Pneumonia Vaccine and Meningitis

The Question: Has the use of the pneumococcal vaccine affected the incidence of pneumococcal meningitis? The Study: Doctors in France surveyed 227 pediatric wards to obtain information on their...
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Vaccine Myths

Myth 1: Vaccines work by preventing disease in individuals who are vaccinated. Nope, that’s not actually true-it’s quite wrong, but in a subtle way. And a misunderstanding of this...
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Well-Child Visits and the Flu

The Question: Do well-child visits increase the risk of getting the flu? The Study: This retrospective study looked at the records of nearly 85,000 families from 1996 to 2008....
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Ear Infection Rates

The Question: Has the introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine affected the incidence of ear infections? The Study: Ear infections are common in young children and a major reason for...
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Measles Dangers

Measles, a vaccine-preventable and highly contagious disease, is making a comeback in Vietnam-and killing people. This year there have been thousands of cases of measles and at least 112...
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The Impact of Varicella Vaccine

The Question: Did the introduction of the varicella vaccine increase its incidence in older people? The Study: Doctors reviewed the records for cases of varicella and varicella-related hospitalizations in...
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