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In Infants with Egg or Milk Allergy, Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted?

Early results from a study of more than 500 infants with egg or milk allergy indicate that they are highly likely to test positive for allergic antibodies that are specific to peanuts. This unexpected finding suggests that these infants are at risk for developing peanut allergy later in life and should be evaluated by a health care professional before introducing peanuts into their diet.

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More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years

CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children

More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children

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Clean hands can prevent the spread of disease

WHO Invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations to promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.

7 May 2010 -- The WHO "Save lives: clean your hands" campaign invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations around the world to actively promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.

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Monkeypox: Amid uncertainty, global situation ‘cannot be ignored’ says WHO chief

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Monkeypox is a rare but dangerous infection similar to the now eradicated smallpox virus.

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In people with HIV, treating precancerous anal lesions cuts risk of anal cancer by more than half

A large clinical trial of people living with HIV has found that treating anal precancerous growths known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, or HSIL, reduces the chance that anal cancer will develop by more than half.

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WHO to determine if Monkeypox should be declared ‘Emergency of International Concern’; rights expert warns of COVID ‘vaccine apartheid’

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Monkeypox is a rare but dangerous infection similar to the now eradicated smallpox virus.

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Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained, insists UN health agency

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A five-year-old boy suffering from monkeypox rests in a health centre in a displaced camp in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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WHO delivers 20 ambulances to Ukraine

To support emergency health needs in Ukraine, World Health Organization (WHO) on May 8, 2022 gave 20 all-terrain ambulances able to function in even the most damaged and inaccessible areas to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

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WHO launches first ever global report on infection prevention and control

Reveals that good IPC programmes can reduce health care infections by 70%

The COVID-19 pandemic and other recent large disease outbreaks have highlighted the extent to which health care settings can contribute to the spread of infections, harming patients, health workers and visitors, if insufficient attention is paid to infection prevention and control (IPC). But a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that where good hand hygiene and other cost-effective practices are followed, 70% of those infections can be prevented.

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1 in 4 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are exposed to diseases that can be prevented with vaccines

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