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Children vaccinated against chickenpox who then contract chickenpox are half as contagious as those who have not been vaccinated

Children vaccinated against chickenpox who then contract chickenpox are half as contagious as those who have not been vaccinated

Significant number of pediatric physicians fail to diagnose Kawasaki disease

Significant number of pediatric physicians fail to diagnose Kawasaki disease

Susceptibility to vCJD was predicted to increase during childhood, peak during adolescence and decrease sharply afterwards

Susceptibility to vCJD was predicted to increase during childhood, peak during adolescence and decrease sharply afterwards

Automated science speeds solution of Human Genome data

Automated science speeds solution of Human Genome data

Self-recovery from Hep C infection linked to genes that suppress action of killer immune cells

Self-recovery from Hep C infection linked to genes that suppress action of killer immune cells

Potential of genomics in disease research yet to be realized

Potential of genomics in disease research yet to be realized

Experimental vaccine against ricin

Experimental vaccine against ricin

Exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months provides all the energy and nutrients a child needs

Exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months provides all the energy and nutrients a child needs

Growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

How to avoid MRSA infection

How to avoid MRSA infection

Home test kit for common sexually transmitted diseases

Home test kit for common sexually transmitted diseases

College freshmen, beware of dorm diseases

College freshmen, beware of dorm diseases

New glycan arrays discover autoimmunogenic activities of SARS-CoV

New glycan arrays discover autoimmunogenic activities of SARS-CoV

Study shows blood transfusions during heart surgery appear to increase death risk

Study shows blood transfusions during heart surgery appear to increase death risk

Tetanus protection requires booster shots every 10 years, starting in adolescence

Tetanus protection requires booster shots every 10 years, starting in adolescence

Researchers discover a carbohydrate with an unusual structure in the cell walls of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis

Researchers discover a carbohydrate with an unusual structure in the cell walls of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis

Research using genomic testing reveals new information on flesh-eating bacteria

Research using genomic testing reveals new information on flesh-eating bacteria

Study finds that 94% of air travelers would want health authorities to contact them if they have been exposed to a serious contagious disease on an airplane

Study finds that 94% of air travelers would want health authorities to contact them if they have been exposed to a serious contagious disease on an airplane

New book predicts a "vaccine century"

New book predicts a "vaccine century"

Call for original research papers and other works dealing with primary health care

Call for original research papers and other works dealing with primary health care