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Protection from hepatitis B vaccine lasts decades following primary immunization

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a follow-up study of Alaska Natives who received plasma-derived hepatitis B vaccine when they were more than 6 months old, a large majority were still protected 22 years later, investigators report. Prior to...

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Prophylactic acetaminophen during vaccination reduces antibody response

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prophylactic use of acetaminophen during vaccination in children can reduce febrile reactions, but unfortunately the antibody responses to various vaccine antigens are weakened, according to a report in the October 17th issue...

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C-reactive protein linked to mortality, but not stroke, in multiethnic group

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), an inflammatory marker, predicted mortality and myocardial infarction but not stroke in a multiethnic cohort. “Our study population is unique in that it...

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