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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Zoster vaccine may be safe for IBD patients on anti-TNF drugs

No cases in a 189-patient retrospective study.

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Neuroaminidase inhibitors remain safe for influenza treatment and prophylaxis, says EU expert group
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Neuroaminidase inhibitors remain safe for influenza treatment and prophylaxis, says EU expert group

The antivirals oseltamivir and zanamivir should continue to be stockpiled in advance of potential influenza pandemics, says ECDC.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Nasal influenza vaccine: poor efficacy repeated in 2015-2016

Strain changed for 2015-2016 because of lack of effectiveness in young children.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Pediatric CAP cases with high bacterial infection values drop after PCV13 introduction

Overall decline in CAP cases continues.

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Nasal influenza vaccine: how did last season’s problems influence pediatric uptake?

Perceived effectiveness, ease of administration are main factors in vaccination decisions.

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Impact of the global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine in the UK
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Impact of the global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine in the UK

Vaccine still available for high-risk individuals.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Pediatric ear infections: declining rates reinforce efficacy of PCV vaccine

Continuing vaccination, familiarity with AAP guidelines are recommended.

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Big data identifies surprising connections between illnesses
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Big data identifies surprising connections between illnesses

The findings could change how certain diseases are treated in the future.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Birth Defects Res
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Vaccination in pregnancy: low rate of birth defects reported

Risk of birth defects resulting from maternal vaccination during pregnancy remains low

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MSF refuses to sign Mediterranean Code of Conduct
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MSF refuses to sign Mediterranean Code of Conduct

The organisation has voiced concern that aspects of the Code could impact on fundamental humanitarian principles.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Routine rotavirus vaccination significantly reduces healthcare visits

Despite significant benefits, uptake of rotavirus vaccines in infants is falling short of targets.

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  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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CDC: remaining supplies of yellow fever vaccine now temporarily depleted

US clinicians should familiarize themselves with Stamiril availability via designated clinics.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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With high-valency vaccines, invasive pneumococcal disease has decreased

Multicenter, multi-national surveillance shows decrease for all included serotypes.

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Junior doctors fight for equal rights during pregnancy
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Junior doctors fight for equal rights during pregnancy

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group has set out "a minimum level of rights" which, it says, should be formalised collectively in each country.

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