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CDC: influenza vaccine 48% effective this season

Results of an interim analysis in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Trump to appoint vaccine sceptic to chair commission on vaccine safety

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Rating your doctor

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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

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Diarrhoea vaccine saves £12.5 million in UK healthcare costs

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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ACIP: new vaccine schedule for US adults, 2017

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Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: large study supports safety

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Professional & Business

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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30% of neonatal unit admissions may be unnecessary

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BMA survey: 42% of European GPs may leave UK

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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Influenza vaccination in healthcare workers: could intradermal administration increase uptake?

One advantage of intradermal vaccination may be the possibility of self-administration.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Euro Surveill
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Influenza vaccine: 2016/17 interim effectiveness in Canada

Continued evolution in circulating 3C.2a variants and their derivatives, and the effect on vaccine effectiveness, warrants ongoing monitoring to inform potential vaccine reformulation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Autoimmun
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Study nixes link between HPV vaccine, autoimmune diseases

Vaccine safety has been questioned amid reports of autoimmune disease after vaccination.

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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually
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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually

92 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas with unhealthy air, according to a new report.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Another contract

BMA announced its annual GP contract changes for 2017/18 in England

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Photographs may improve patient healthcare in rural areas
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Photographs may improve patient healthcare in rural areas

Patients who use ‘photo journeys’ shared more information about living with their condition.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Euro Surveill
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Influenza: conflicting results on pediatric nasal vaccination ‘across the pond’

A UK universal pediatric influenza vaccination program will ultimately target children aged 2-16 y with LAIV.

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WHO deploys medical teams to Yemen as health crisis deepens
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WHO deploys medical teams to Yemen as health crisis deepens

The move comes as the United Nations launches an international appeal to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people there.

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Pneumonia immunization: CAPiTA exploratory efficacy results are in

Previously reported results from CAPiTA demonstrated efficacy of PCV13 against vaccine-type CAP and invasive pneumococcal disease.

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First-of-its-kind Rare Diseases International policy event
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First-of-its-kind Rare Diseases International policy event

The event has been organised by Rare Diseases International in partnership with the BLACKSWAN Foundation and EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe.

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Vaccine: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Vaccine: Monthly Essentials February 2017

Male HPV rates high, vaccination low | Influenza vaccination rates low in kids with chronic conditions | Trivalent polio vaccine should remain the norm in the US

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Global consortium formed to educate leaders on climate and health
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Global consortium formed to educate leaders on climate and health

The Consortium aims to prepare leaders for the impact climate will continue to have on health.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine: large post-licensure study confirms safety

Study fulfills regulatory commitment by manufacturer to post-licensure safety study in children aged 2-8 y, with further safety assessment in older children and adults.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Computer screens and doctors

Doctors need to balance interacting with demands of the computer screen and the patient.

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