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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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WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

First-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB provides historic opportunity

Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million TB deaths since 2000, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

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Indonesia Aiming to Give All Children Best Start in Life by Addressing Stunting

Indonesia is committed to give its future generations the best start in life, and with its robust growth and declining poverty the nation is on track to do so. However, with high rates of child stunting, this outcome will require a breakthrough in its long battle against malnutrition. The book, ‘Aiming High: Indonesia’s Ambition to Reduce Stunting’, launched today takes a close look at what is needed to successfully accelerate stunting prevention.

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Humanitarian Medical Air Bridge in Yemen

The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian medical air bridge for Yemeni civilians who are suffering from conditions which cannot be treated inside Yemen.

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Humanitarian Medical Air Bridge in Yemen

The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian medical air bridge for Yemeni civilians who are suffering from conditions which cannot be treated inside Yemen.

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Gene variations linked to severity of Zika-related birth defects, small NIH study suggests

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Model of the Zika virus.

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NIH and Children’s National partner to advance pediatric clinical research

Inaugural symposium highlights collaboration in allergic, immunologic and infectious disease research.

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The image shows a natural killer cell, a type of immune cell.

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Experimental nasal influenza vaccine tested in kids, teens

NIH-supported Phase 1 trial of potential broadly protective vaccine.

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3D print of influenza virus. The virus surface (yellow) is covered with proteins called hemagglutinin (blue) and neuraminidase (red).