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Mexico sees dramatic ~50% drop in diarrhea deaths across socioeconomic regions

Mexico's Ministry of Health together with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released pivotal data earlier this week that shows rotavirus vaccination leads to significant declines in child deaths from diarrhea across three regions of Mexico.
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Pediatric Ear Infection: Updated AAP Treatment Guidelines

Updated American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical practice guidelines address the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM) in children aged 6 months to 12 years. The new recommendations, which offer more rigorous diagnostic criteria to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use, were published online February 25 and in the March issue of Pediatrics.
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Recognizing the herd effect benefits of pneumococcal vaccination

Governments are quick to count the cost of vaccinating children against pneumococcal infections, but the benefits of vaccination go far beyond protecting the child, says an expert.
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Genetic Testing in Children: Guidelines Updated

A joint statement from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated clinical guidelines for genetic screening and testing situations affecting children and adolescents. The technical report from ACMG was published online February 21 in Genetics in Medicine; the AAP summary report also was published online February 21 in Pediatrics.
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WHO issues new rotavirus vaccines position paper

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new rotavirus vaccines position paper that reaffirms its recommendation that rotavirus vaccines should be included in all national immunization programs, especially in countries with high death rates, such as those in South and South-eastern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 90 percent of all rotavirus deaths occur in these countries, where health services for severe diarrhea caused by rotavirus is difficult to access or unavailable.
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14th APCP and 4th APCPN 2012 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The 14th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics and 4th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatric Nursing ended on 12th September after attracting 1284 registered delegates and speakers, almost 60% of whom were international delegates.
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Thimerosal for Vaccines: AAP Endorses WHO Statement

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has endorsed the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Strategic Advisory Committee (SAGE)recommendation that thimerosal, a preservative used to prevent contamination in multidose vaccine vials, be exempted from a pending international treaty aimed at reducing global health hazards by limiting exposure to mercury, according to a statement published online...
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The “Halalness” of Rotavirus Vaccines

Pneumonia and diarrhoeal disease are the two top killers of children. UNICEF reports that these two diseases kill more than 2 million children each year. They make up 30% of childhood deaths under the age of 5 worldwide.
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