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A national survey of pediatricians and family doctors has shown that parents are asking to delay their kids’ vaccinations, and Dr. Robert Frenck of Cincinnati Children’s the Associated Press this could spread disease. Dr. Frenck, an infectious diseases specialist at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

A $2.5 million federal grant will enable Stephen Waggoner, PhD, a researcher in the Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology within the Division of Rheumatology at Cincinnati Children’s, pursue his development of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. Waggoner’s project will › Continue Reading

More adolescents being vaccinated for pertussis – also known as whooping cough – appears to result in fewer pertussis-related hospitalizations in infants, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Whooping cough is a highly contagious and often › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is one of nine centers nationwide taking part in clinical trials to test the H7N9 avian influenza vaccine in humans. Sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institutes of Health, the › Continue Reading

Citing safety concerns, parents are increasingly reluctant to have their teenage daughters vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study. Even though doctors increasingly recommend the HPV vaccine, 16 percent of parents say concerns over › Continue Reading

This is a recap of recent health news featuring Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition of collected news, and please feel free to offer comments below– we really do listen! New Vaccine Strategy May Save Lives Science › Continue Reading

A new study in the Lancet offers good news in showing that death rates in children under 5 are dropping in many countries, according to data from 187 nations from 1970 to 2010.  The study notes that 7.7 million children › Continue Reading

A recap of this week’s news stories (in no particular order) that caught our eye … let us know what you think. Comment below or follow us on Twitter @CincyChildrens for more health news! Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative › Continue Reading

This is just a quick “shout out” to the late Dr. Albert Sabin as we mark the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. administration of his oral polio vaccine.  That first administration was also the first approved clinical trail of › Continue Reading