Experts outline how to reduce COVID-19 health inequalities for ethnic minority groups

[ad_1] Potential endpoints following exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (black), and how the PPHC analytical framework (originally published by WHO in 2010) can be applied to study differential outcomes in ethnic minority groups (in blue). Credit: eClinicalMedicine (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.102360 An international collaborative led by The University of Manchester and the University of Leicester has published a…

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Cameroon starts world’s first malaria vaccine program for children

[ad_1] Health officials prepare to vaccinate residents of the Malawi village of Migowi, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 where young children become test subjects for the world’s first vaccine against malaria. Cameroon is beginning the world’s first routine immunization program against malaria for children, a move that experts hope will mark the start of a campaign…

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Measles is most infectious disease known to science. Adults should consider getting another MMR vaccine

[ad_1] An electron micrograph of the measles virus. Credit: CDC/ Courtesy of Cynthia S. Goldsmith Imagine a disease more infectious than any other known to medical science, that would kill 2.6 million young children every year and leave millions more with deafness and even brain damage. It sounds like something from pandemic horror fiction, but…

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Hospital discharge practices could improve health of infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia

[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The chronic lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) affects a significant number of infants who were born early and have underdeveloped lungs. They typically require lengthy specialized care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) before they can go home with their families. But getting home doesn’t mean health risks are…

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Check your ‘fun parts’: What a new sexual health campaign for young Aussies gets right and wrong

[ad_1] One of the posters from the campaign. Credit: Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care The Australian government recently launched a new campaign, Beforeplay, to promote better sexual health among young people. Beforeplay is focused on encouraging people aged 20 to 34 to seek frequent STI tests, and to use barrier methods (such…

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