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AAP supports use of thimerosal in vaccines

December 20, 2012

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has endorsed the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization to retain the use of thimerosal as a preservative in vaccines.

Endometriosis likely in girls with chronic pelvic pain

May 17, 2012

Nearly all adolescent girls with chronic pelvic pain that doesn?t respond to conventional medical therapy were found to have endometriosis. What accounts for the higher-than-expected rate of endometriosis in such adolescents?

Making music with baby makes baby more social

May 17, 2012

Playing interactive musical games makes babies more social and also alters their brain responses and sound processing, according to a new study. How do music classes benefit infants as young as 6 months?

Finally, effective migraine relief for teenagers?

May 17, 2012

Adolescent migraine sufferers soon may be able to get the same relief as adults. Does the combination of sumatriptan and naproxen sodium stack up against teenage migraine pain and its associated symptoms?

Psychoses linked to mom's antibodies to food antigen

May 17, 2012

High levels of maternal antibodies directed at a dietary antigen during pregnancy increase the risk for schizophrenia and other nonaffective psychoses in offspring. Which food-derived antigen was the culprit in this study?

HPV vaccine completion rates decline sharply

May 17, 2012

Completion rates among young women for the 3-dose series of quadrivalent vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) declined sharply between 2006 and 2009, a study has found. Why aren?t young women returning for subsequent vaccinations?